About this blog

Hi, my name is Andrew Wiseman and I write New Columbia Heights. I've lived in the neighborhood since 2007 and in DC since 1998, when I came for college at GW -- I liked the city and stuck around. I was born in PG County and moved around a lot as a kid, my dad was in the Air Force.

I work as a geographer/map guy for a living and I do this blog because I enjoy it. When I moved to the neighborhood I was looking for a good neighborhood news source and didn't find one, so I decided to do it myself.

I write about neighborhood news, events, arts, history, interesting people, new businesses (or sadly, businesses closing,) food, music and a lot more.

I'm always looking for things to write about, so don't hesitate to contact me -- newcolumbiaheights(at)gmail[dot]com. You can follow the blog on twitter at @newcolumbiahts and I'm @wisemana.

As for the name of the blog, I wanted to call it "Heights of Columbia," but that was taken by a now-defunct blog. Originally it was New (Columbia) Heights as in "new heights" but I thought that was corny so I dropped the parentheses.

Thanks for reading.

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