In the months since the election, I've had countless people ask me if D.C. "feels different" now that Obama is in the White House instead of Bush, if it's cooler now that it's got that Obama magic. Nobody paid attention to D.C. during the last administration, but now that Obama and his flashy companions are in town, outsiders have the incentive to go check out what's been there all along. (They even flew to New York on a recent Saturday night.) This new attention comes from curmudgeonly outsiders- ANN: and curmudgeonly insiders! TIM: taking a second look at D.C. neighborhoods and realizing that they're not all full of crappy Pan-Asian restaurants.
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