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Don't stop the music: A neighborhood dispute over the go-go played outside this electronics store in Washington, D.C., became a citywide controversy. Tanvi Misra/CityLab. A NEIGHBORHOOD DEBATE OVER MUSIC SWIFTLY BECAME SOMETHING BIGGER, AND LOUDER: A CRY FOR SELF-DETERMINATION FROM A COMMUNITY THAT IS STRUGGLING TO BE HEARD. I live down the street from a Metro PCS store at the corner of 7th and Florida in Washington D.C.’s Shaw neighborhood, and every weekend, when I’m crossing the road at that intersection, I bop. The small, nondescript-looking cellphone retailer blasts go-go music from outdoor speakers most days, and it’s really hard to ignore the conga drum beat. The store is, in many w... Full story

18 April