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Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 02/06/2012

Lobbying for the #RealKStreet, Part II

After reading my piece on K Street today, an 84-year-old woman called to share her memories of living at a boarding house at 1929 K St. NW in the 1940s.

“Everybody had front yards with iron fences,” says Georgia Bentley, who now lives in Rockville. “Young people sat on front balconies. We danced in the street. We had a marvelous time.”

K Street’s changed since then. As I write in my article the street now hosts:

“Parking garages. Bank after bank. Mediocre lunch spots. And above: the suite life — hives of office space, renting for as much as $61 per square foot (only Pennsylvania Avenue is more expensive), crammed with accountants and consultants and regulatory commissions and law firms with names that read like a roll call at a New England boarding school. K Street could be renamed ‘Limited Liability Way.’”

Tell us how you experience the corridor today (we’re talking Ninth through 22nd streets NW). Tweet your impressions and definitions of K using the hashtag #RealKStreet. Take Instagrams using the same hashtag to show us the weird/ugly/lovely crannies of K. See the stream of images below.

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