NORTH CLEVELAND PARK: See, It Does Exist
DCIST CONTINUES TO REVEL in its revisionist history by poking fun at those who insist that there is indeed a North Cleveland Park neighborhood in Upper Northwest. The term Van Ness didn't really take root until the Red Line went through in the late 1970s. This is a point that I've made in DCist comments on the original offending post.
Denying that there's a North Cleveland Park is like saying that Burleith or Glover Park is Georgetown. Sure, I might be going overboard by calling the area of Adams Morgan north of Columbia Road as "Lanier Heights" but for someone to tell me that Lanier Heights doesn't exist is just foolish.
It's OK to refer to the area immediately adjacent to the Van Ness-UDC Metrorail station as "Van Ness," but to refer to Politics and Prose as a "Van Ness bookstore" is not correct. A bookstore "near Van Ness" is, however, acceptable.