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Washington DC (northeast)
Northeast DC is the northeastern quadrant of the city, located north of East Capitol Street and east of North Capital Street. Northeast neighborhoods include Brentwood, Brookland, Marshall Heights , Stanton Park , Trinidad, Michigan Park , Riggs Park , Fort Totten, Fort Lincoln , Edgewood, and Woodridge , as well as much of Capitol Hill.
It is also home to a large number of Catholic institutions, mostly in the Brookland neighborhood, including The Catholic University of America, Trinity University, the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land , Whitefriars Hall , the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, the Pope John Paul II Cultural Center , and the headquarters of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.
Two large public gardens are located on opposite sides of the Anacostia River in Northeast: the National Arboretum and Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens . Other important sites in the quadrant include the ruins of several Civil War-era forts and Gallaudet University.
Politically, Northeast includes most of Ward 5, much of Wards 6 and 7, and parts of Ward 4.
It is accessible via the Orange, Red, and Green Lines of the Washington Metro. Union Station is served by the MARC and Virginia Railway Express commuter rail systems, as well as by Amtrak. The Greyhound Bus Terminal is located in this quadrant and is served by Greyhound, Peter Pan, Trailways, and other bus companies.
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