Washington D.C. is divided into four quadrants, and Northeast D.C. is one of these areas, home to more than a dozen neighborhoods including Brentwood, Ivy City, Fort Lincoln and Woodridge. The Anacostia River runs through Northeast and offers many lovely waterfront vistas.
Heavily residential. predominantly African-American and the site of many of the city's Catholic institutions, Northeast also has two large public gardens that are a delight for visitors: the United States National Arboretum and the Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens. The latter is a throwback to the marshland that once made up much of the District, before the urban planners took over. In the Kenilworth gardens, you can find herons, beavers, deer, foxes and other amazing fauna.
Northeast is also home to the ruins of several Civil War era forts as well as Gallaudet University, the nation's predominant school for the hearing impaired.
The newly hopping Atlas District along H Street NE is home to several live rock & roll bars. You can partake in traditional Belgian beer at Granville Moore's and the tongue-in-cheek H Street Country Club allows hipsters to celebrate the sports of mini-golf, pool and shuffleboard.