The Metro, and each of the stops, are uniquely D.C. They connect all of us and each person you meet has a story to tell.
That's why WUSA9 is taking you on a tour of the Metro stops around town to show you what makes this city and each stop so unique.
This week we took a trip to the Van Ness - UDC station.
Less than a mile away we visited we visited The Den, which is a coffeehouse and wine bar that serves breakfast, lunch and light dinner fare. The Den partners with the nearby Little Red Fox.
While visiting we spoke to Gregory Orndorf who is the coffeehouse manager.
He explains how the Den got it's name: "Our logo is a fox reading a book, in a cozy little den, so that's where the name comes from."
Only feet away, we found our free thing to do at "Politics and Prose" which is connected to The Den.
Politics and Prose which has been around since 1984 holding roughly 600 events a year. All the events are free and open to the public.
While there, we spoke to the floor manager Michael Trieb. He loves browsing around bookstores.
Each year Politics and Prose hosts about 600 events, all free and open to the public. They also opened an expansion of the bookstore on March 2.