Tuesday, February 24, 2009

University of Denver

So, I have a problem with Google. And Wikipedia. Both of them.

I moved to my neighborhood the Summer of 2007. I think it's called the "University" neighborhood, but perhaps Evanston/DU, perhaps Platte Park South, perhaps University Hills West, etc. The list continues.

It's a great 'hood. It's directly south of Wash Park (It's 1.5 miles from my front door to the southern border of the park, E. Virginia Ave). It encompasses the University of Denver, and a few business districts, but really it's a bunch of 1940's and 50's houses. Which I like. Lots of renters, lots of DU kids (sweatpants and Uggs galore), but it has great charm and great personality.

So the question, again, is "What is the name of my belov'd hood?"

I think it's University.

Try looking up "Denver neighborhoods- University" on Wikipedia or even Google. Here's what I found:

"University is a neighborhood in Denver, Colorado. It is home to the University of Denver, many university students, and other residents and businesses, including the first Chipotle Mexican Grill."

First Chipotle? That's our claim to fame?

It is good, but not THAT good. And TWO sentences? That's it, seriously?

And it's a rockin hood! There's some cool stuff- There's Harvard Park, which has a rec center with a pool. There's the SWAT team headquarters for the Denver PD, where they park their armored cars (DUDE I know), there's Kaladi Brother's Coffee, which is awesome. There's Denver Spoke Bicycles and Brothers' Board Shop, and a bunch of other cool stuff that very close but not technically in "The 'Hood," like Old South Pearl Street and Observatory Park, both an easy bikeride.

So I'll get pics up and stuff, but I am hoping that the more we University/Evanston/DU/Platte Park South residents establish this place as ours, the better chance we have of someone knowing where the hell we are talking about when we say where we live.

I'm tired of piggybacking off of Wash Park. THEY should say "oh, I live in the North Univeristy neighborhood."


1 comment:

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