19 September 2008

The Friday Top 5

Top 5 Tips for Navigating DC (a Guide for People Who Don't Live Here):
  1. Remember that the Capitol Building is the zero point.
  2. Know what quadrant you're in (NE, SE, NW, SW).
  3. Know what quadrant you want to get to (NE, SE, NW, SW).
  4. The state streets are absolutely the fastest, most direct way from A to B, because they break the rules of the grid.
  5. If you're not CERTAIN what you're doing, stay the hell off the state streets, because they break the rules of the grid.
Other than that, as long as you can count and know your alphabet, you're good to go!

1 comment:

Ann said...


One more street secret in DC. As you extend out from the Capitol, count the syllables in the street names to know how far north or south you are from it.

After running through the alphabet, the next 24 blocks have one syllable words in alpha order, then two syllables, ending out here where I live with Tennyson St., NW.

Ann O