New York Ave. – Rich in History
The area near the New York Avenue / Gallaudet Metro Stop has a rich history. From the 1064 race riots that occurred at the church nearby to the founding of the school that would become Gallaudet University,the neighborhood’s history speaks to its diversity.
New York Avenue runs from route 95 to the White House, connecting Washington, D.C. to the rest of the East Coast. The corner of New York and Florida Avenue is a crossroads within the city. One or two miles in any direction will take you to H Street, U Street, Eastern Market, Adams Morgan, or the U.S. Capitol.
A few blocks up Florida Avenue, in the direction of H Street and Eastern Market, you will find one of Washington’s many neighborhoods in transition. The logo on the trashcan calls the neighborhood, “NoMa,” short for “North of Mass Avenue.”
A sign near the metro station designates the area as a future home of Harris Teeter. A billboard on a vacant lot between a Burger King and a Chinese carryout promises, “Pretty soon you won’t even recognize the place.”