Justice Sonia Sotomayor sighs over speed of D.C. takeout

Yeas and Nays,Politics,Nikki Schwab

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor has seemingly settled into the slower pace of life in the District, though there's one thing that still gets her surly -- ordering takeout. "I go to New York, I order food, it's at my door in 10 to 15 minutes. OK?" she told the New York Times. But in D.C., "there isn't a place I call where it doesn't take 45 minutes," Sotomayor said. She also said getting food delivered to the Supreme Court is a disaster, thanks to security. "By the time you get downstairs you may add another 15 minutes to the 45 minutes. And the food is ice-cold."

Sotomayor's memoir, "My Beloved World," comes out Tuesday, so she talked in advance about what it's been like to move to D.C.'s U Street neighborhood, a part of town the New York Times considers "scruffy." "It has a touch of the East Village in it," she said. "I picked it because it's mixed. I walk out and I see all kinds of people, which is the environment I grew up in and the environment I love."

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