A_Swell_Gaytheist t1_jduaak4 wrote

The Tidal Basin area is already a major tourist draw in and of itself even without the blossoms. Add in the trees - of which there are thousands - and it’s a no brainer. No one is suggesting they’re unique to DC, it’s simply the backdrop and volume of blooms.


A_Swell_Gaytheist OP t1_j4vpwy2 wrote

Research has shown strong evidence that city noise has a wide range of negative health impacts, including higher blood pressure, stress, hearing damage, reduced sleep, and more. There’s also a link between noise levels and cognitive issues like dementia. Black and brown communities tend to be disproportionately impacted by these outcomes.