New York Avenue / Ivy City


A BUDDING ECOSYSTEM of artisanal makers has strengthened a distillery hotspot with modern manufacturing operations alongside New York Avenue NE. Adaptive reuse of former industrial properties has also attracted hundreds of residents in recent years. Well-known national brands and local retailers alike continue to arrive in response to this rapidly growing customer base, providing residents and visitors with several shopping and dining options.

New York Ave Ivy City


A New Roadmap

In March 2022, the DC Office of Planning released a New York Avenue Roadmap to begin a series of studies envisioning potential land use changes that could support up to 33,000 units of housing and advance economic development in the neighborhood, including a New York Avenue Vision Framework, an Ivy City Small Area Plan, and a Production, Distribution, and Repair land use report.

What’s Brewing

“Distillery Row” is home to Atlas Brew Works, One Eight Distilling, Republic Restoratives, Don Ciccio & Figli, City Winery, and Other Half Brewing, which opened its 22,000 SF production facility and taproom in 2020.

Culinary Creations

  • Food and beverage options include the Michelin Guide’s Gravitas (1 star) and Ivy City Smokehouse (Bib Gourmand), as well as Via Ghibellina and Baker’s Daughter.
  • Union Kitchen selected the neighborhood for its 24,000 SF flagship location, which contains multiple commercial kitchens, a café/market, and event space around the corner from the accelerator’s distribution facility.

Great Streets

New York Avenue is a designated Great Streets corridor whose small businesses may apply for grants to cover capital improvements and certain soft costs.