Steve Sailer writes:
In this case, however, the area north of the White House actually is gentrifying as Matt Yglesias-types move in and is becoming more “vibrant” in the actual sense that people want to believe is true about a neighborhood. What people hope when they hear that a city neighborhood is “vibrant” (or any other cool sounding adjective) is that it means that pretty girls are out at night. That, when you get down to it, is the ultimate attribute of an urban neighborhood: attractive women. (For suburban neighborhoods, the ultimate feature is smart public schoolchildren.)
And, yes, it’s true — where Matt Yglesias goes, the
vibrancy hotties follow, as you can see by checking out the photos from last weekend’s Third Annual Mid-October Party.