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Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor Loves U Street

U Street NW. (Luis Gomez Photos)

The U Street corridor just west of Ben’s Chili Bowl. (Luis Gomez Photos)

From Rachel Nania. Check out her blog, Sear, Simmer & Stir. Follow Nania on Twitter @rnania, email her at rachel[AT]borderstan.com.

When Borderstan heard that Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor moved into the neighborhood, Kim Vu predicted that she would love it. In fact, he even predicted some of  her favorite spots — all in jest, of course.

However, Vu’s predictions were not that far off. On February 2, The Washington Post published an article on Sotomayor and her affinity for her new U Street neighborhood.

The article details Sotomayor as being a frequent customer at a “green eatery” chicken place, Tacos El Chilango and at the Greek Spot. She bumps into her neighbors while taking out her recycling and contributes to building potlucks.

Sotomayor told The Washington Post’s Supreme Court correspondent last month that U Street reminds her of New York, the article reports.

“U Street is the East Village,” said Sotomayor to The Washington Post. “The East Village has been developing in the last 10 or 15 years, and I’ve often said if I was going to buy an apartment now, it probably would be in the East Village. So what did I do? I came to Washington and established a home in the East Village.”

Among some of Vu’s predictions for the Justice’s favorite neighborhood sports were Veritas, Bar Pilar, Shake Shack, Churchkey and Estadio.

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