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With a Fresh Fields rising only a few blocks away and newspaper classifieds describing the area as “Dupont East,” neighbors on the north side of Thomas Circle see gentrification taking hold. Especially 1417 N St. NW apartment dwellers, who recently received a classy new outdoor canopy and a bulletin in their hallways: “Residents, please do not urinate in the hallways, stairwells, or in the elevator,” read the signs posted by Fleetwood Management. “It’s unsanitary and unhealthy. Management is doing everything necessary to provide you with a clean and well maintained community that you and your family deserve. Therefore, your cooperation in this manner is expected.” —Elissa Silverman