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I think Trinidad had that fine distinction this summer. But, Parker Street NE, otherwise known as the street that backs up on “prostitution alley,” has probably now moved into the number one spot. This corridor (pictured above) is poetically declared “an open bazaar of sexual favors,” in a recent Washington Post article, which goes on to describe how: “Prostitutes position themselves at the intersections, soliciting clients. Sex workers drive their cars around the block repeatedly in search of customers. Sex acts are performed with little concern for privacy, either in the alley or in cars parked on the street.”
In May and in August, police established 10-day prostitution-free zones, which allowed officers to arrest groups of two or more who were loitering. Now, according to the piece, police have begun regular nighttime foot patrols of the street.