Near Southeast makes the front page of the Post on Friday with "The Last Handshake Deal
", a long feature on colorful real estate investor Marty Chernoff and other men who bought land in the area years back and are now cashing out. (As an example, Chernoff bought the trash transfer station at 70 I Street for $800,000 in 1988, and sold it last year for $35.9 million.) The print version also has a huge fabulous half-page graphic
with a map of the neighborhood (centered mainly on the North of M
area) with nine stunning and brilliant photos
of streetscapes along 1st, K, L, and M streets. (Yes, they're my photos.) The Post's web site has an interactive version of the graphic
, which is a nice companion to their interactive map of all of Near Southeast
(which has been updated with six months' worth of new information). And if you're visiting here for the first time as a result of the Post story, welcome to Near Southeast, and try not to be too scared by all that this site contains.