The Empire, located right on the campus of The George Washington University, isn't really somewhere you would want to live unless you attend or work at GW. The apartments are relatively small, and the rent is pretty high.
The elevators are constantly malfunctioning and there is a roach problem. If you're going to get an apartment, look elsewhere. You can always take the Metro to GW.
PROS: good location for those affiliated with GW
CONS: roach problem, small rooms, high rent, malfunctioning elevators