August 01, 2012 - 8:37 am

Google Streetview goes inside shops on U Street

Back in 2009 we noted that Google had updated all its streetview photos of LeDroit Park. What we didn’t notice is that Google for some time now has been adding panoramic photos of the interiors of local businesses.

Drag the little streetview man to U Street, for instance, and you’ll notice two types of blue dots. The darker blue dots are user-contributed photos. The lighter dots, however, give you tours inside the buildings.

Google has covered a good deal of U Street and 14th Street.  The closest venue to LeDroit Park is Wazobia at T and Wiltberger Streets. You can even “walk around” these establishment and pan and zoom the images.

Here are a few notable places near LeDroit Park and along U Street:


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October 08, 2009 - 10:15 am

R.I.P. Ben Ali

Earlier today DCist reported that Ben Ali, founder of Ben’s Chili Bowl, has died at age 82.  Ali’s business, which opened in 1958, is the oldest business on U Street still open today.

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