Slang for the near Eastside of Cleveland, Ohio.
"Down The Way" was a term started in Cleveland in the 1960s. It started out as the area west of 79th street and east of downtown, but the boundaries continue to move east. Now "Down The Way" is considered anything east of downtown and west of 105th street, north of Kinsman. Includes the neighborhoods of: Central, Hough, St. Clair-Superior, Fairfax, also parts of Glenville and Kinsman. Also spelled: Down Tha Way, Down Da Way, and DTW for short.
"My friend was shot in Cedar Estates projects, Down The Way"