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Door To Door: Lincoln Heights, D.C. And Linden, Md.

MS. REBECCA SHEIR

00:00:09
And now our weekly trip around the region. On today's "Door to Door," we visit Lincoln Heights in Northeast D.C. and Linden in Silver Spring, Md.

MS. TIFFANY DEAN

00:00:18
My name is Tiffany Dean and we are in Lincoln Heights in Washington, D.C. What Lincoln Heights is is a subsidized housing. And they have started to relocate some families into their new communities. I kind of go to the meetings every month and try to find out the process with that. We're not sure about the dates and the times of how we're going to be moved, but they're moving them. They're moving the residents slowly but surely, they're leaving.

MS. TIFFANY DEAN

00:00:50
I can actually say, during the daytime, it is really peaceful. It's a beautiful day outside today. So later on, you will see a lot of residents coming out. When I first moved to Lincoln Heights, the biggest thing that I was grateful for was a lot of the playgrounds. We also have a big basketball court on the front. A lot of the guys go and play basketball. Prior to me moving here, I heard more negativity then positive. And, you know, with a lot of the shooting and violence and I mean, we still do have, you know, issues with the younger kids.

MS. TIFFANY DEAN

00:01:29
But, you know, with us residents, if we work together and become a community, then we can stop that really quickly. I think there's a lot of good things that’s coming out of Lincoln Heights now. We try to do activities with the neighborhood and our surrounding neighbors. And just trying to, you know, bring the talents together and entrepreneurship programs and women empowerment programs. I'm kind of glad to say I'm a part of that community.

MS. MARY MILLER JONES

00:02:03
My name is Mary Miller Jones and I live in Linden area of Silver Spring which is just inside the beltway off of Georgia Avenue where Force Glen Road and Seminary Road come together. One of the great things about our Linden neighborhood is that it was a very quick walk, we can go to the historically renovated national park seminary, which was originally a girls school where the parents sent their girls from Downtown D.C. out to the country. They boarded there.

MS. MARY MILLER JONES

00:02:39
And the military took it over and then it eventually got historically saved and renovated and is now filled with townhouses and condominiums. But there's still wonderful Pagoda houses, Windmill houses, still a lot of architectural charm there. And it was a wonderful walking escape into the country. Very close to our neighborhood, we have a -- people really love our Linden neighborhood because of easy biking access to Rock Creek Park, which also includes the National Audubon Society and just a few minutes away also is the Rock Creek Stables, which is a real surprise for right in the middle of the city.

SHEIR

00:03:25
We heard from Tiffany Dean in Lincoln Heights and Mary Miller Jones in Linden. If you think your neighborhood should be part of "Door to Door," just send an email to metro@wamu.org. And to see a map of all the doors we've knocked on so far, visit our website, metroconnection.org.

SHEIR

00:03:54
In a minute, using theater to keep a Maryland teenager's legacy going strong.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE 1

00:04:00
I'm so passionate about theater and I know she was, too. So it's really beautiful to know that something is coming out of her passing.

SHEIR

00:04:07
And an artist in Anacostia puts a creative spin on recycling.

MS. AMBER ROBLES-GORDON

00:04:12
I hope that what you're seeing in my work is, what happens to these things after we use them?

SHEIR

00:04:16
It's coming up on "Metro Connection," here on WAMU 88.5.
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