Since January, 2003
            
 Sliding from Before to After

As has become obvious, my time documenting the redevelopment of {insert preferred neighborhood name here} has come to an end.
At some point I will rebuild the site with more of an eye toward looking-back-at-change compared to watching-change-happen. But the lightbulb on how to do that hasn't turned on yet.
It was an amazing run, and thank you to everyone who read the site, commented on the site (I already miss you guys!), sent tips, and helped me learn the ropes of commercial real estate and zoning and whatnot.
I took my first pictures of the neighborhood in the fall of 1999, so 1999-2020 was a pretty good run.
I still tweet out little tidbits of neighborhood news if they strike my fancy, and am always available on Twitter for questions and general merriment.
Not a bad little hobby, as it turned out.
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Daedam says: (2/15/22 7:28 PM)
It feels like the end of an era. I'm sure I am not the only one whose impression of the neighborhood, excitement for its development, and decision to live here were influenced by this site and your coverage. Thank you for all of your work in documenting the neighborhood's growth over the years and for putting together this amazing resource for revisiting its history!


FedInExile says: (2/16/22 7:10 AM)
JD, thanks for bringing so much information and lots of fun as we watched JDLand grow in its fits and spurts. (remember the breathless anticipation of Whole Foods?)

PS: When I picked this screen name, I had no idea how true it would become.


202_cyclist says: (2/16/22 7:45 AM)
JD-- any update on when the movie theater will open?

This is indeed a bittersweet day. I hope you enjoy your retirement from blogging but we will miss all of the updates you provided of the neighborhood as it developed over the last 15 years.


202_cyclist says: (2/16/22 7:46 AM)
JD-- did you try to upstage Ryan Zimmerman's retirement or was this coincidental?


Marc says: (2/16/22 8:32 AM)
Congratulations on an amazing run, JD! You stuck with being our neighborhood blogger through thick and thin - some very trying and very jubilant times indeed. You made yourself the most indispensable resource for the neighborhood at the time but also as you alluded, historically. I don't know if the time of neighborhood-specific development blogs is on its way out, but whatever the future, you led your generation with class and quality. That's all anyone could ask of a neighbor or a leader. That award you got at Arena Stage was and remains fully deserved. Bravo to you for a long time job well done.

To everyone else... Here, here, to JD! For she's a jolly good blogger, for she's a jolly good blogger, for she's a jolly good blogger, which nobody can deny!


GaryRKarr says: (2/16/22 9:14 AM)
The end of an era indeed. I have followed your work from seven (yikes!) different locations, including 18 months actually living in [pick preferred name of neighborhood]. It has been such a great ride to watch. Thank you for all you've done.


KLM says: (2/16/22 9:38 AM)
I began reading JDLand a decade ago when I first started becoming interested in urban planning/development and then ended up moving to the neighborhood 3 years ago. Not sure if I would have ended up here without all of the information you provided! Thank you for all of your hard work over the years documenting the amazing transformation of the area.


Jaybird says: (2/16/22 3:04 PM)
JD,

I remember meeting you down by the construction site for the ballpark in 2005 or so. Then all the countless times checking your blog, one of the best ever. Take care and thank you!


JD says: (2/16/22 3:51 PM)
This is the part I'm going to miss most of all, the commenting. With one or two exceptions over the years :), everyone here has been great. I wouldn't have lasted as long as I did without all of you. But I feel good about this decision.

The time has come, the walrus said
To think of many things...



goldfish says: (2/22/22 2:58 PM)
Thanks JD for the thousands of posts on the goings-on in {insert preferred neighborhood name here}. Took a few minutes to wander down memory lane and review the hot issues of the day -- the Virginia Avenue tunnel, the 11th Street bridge, South Capitol Street. So many projects.

Looking forward to wherever your interests take you, it is sure to be informative!




MalS says: (2/23/22 10:48 AM)
Very best wishes and thank you JD! What an incredible resource for those of us who were in the neighborhood all this time... it's been a joy and a privilege to share this era with you.
Give those cats some squeezes(! gently)!


MJM says: (2/24/22 11:34 PM)
Oh wow, was wondering if you were coming back. Its been a great run and to see the neighborhood change wouldn't have been the same without you. Thanks!


jdc says: (3/31/22 7:09 AM)
Maybe someday it'll stop being a habit, but I still find myself coming to JDland just to see if anything is new in the 'hood. Anyway, I echo everyone's comments about your amazing work these many years and I'll add best wishes on a well-deserved 'retirement'.

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