It was just over 3 years ago that the New York Times wrote about 11th Street NW in Columbia Heights as "the new hip strip." Very recently, the Gray Lady as the paper is affectionately called by journalists, contained an article on the sweeping changes at the northern end of the Shaw neighborhood. Shaw spent many years recovering from the riots there following the assassination of MLK. The latest development puts a higher end, mixed-use finish on the eastern end of the hot and eclectic U Street corridor. If you haven't visited the area recently, you may not recognize it. Read the original article in the Times by clicking here.