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Opinion

Farah stockman

Red tape stifles neighborhood revitalization

I used to live on a block in Washington, D.C., known for crack heads and drug dealers. The soil of my garden was seeded with hypodermic needles. But in just a few years, it turned into one of trendiest spots in the city.

Part of the change was due to a new subway station and a big box store. But much of it can be attributed to something else: really awesome food.

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