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Archive for July, 2009

Famous Heiress “Cissy” Patterson Slept Here

The narrow but tall, grand five-story house at 1601 R Street, NW was built almost 100 years ago, with construction beginning in April of 1910. It was built for Richard T. Mulligan, a retired naval commander, but shortly thereafter became home to a scandalous Austrian countess for a short time, and eventually served as an […]

Choppy Waters: Surfside

Judging by the twentysomething adulation and crowds, a visitor might guess that Surfside, a beachy kind of restaurant in Glover Park, has the lock on trendy, casual dining. After all, its topside alfresco seating gives the feel of sitting at a dock overlooking shoreline scenes — though what you actually see are nearby rooftops and […]

IT’S TIME FOR THE METRO SYSTEM TO WAKE UP BEFORE MORE OF US GET MAIMED OR KILLED DUE TO NEGLIGENCE

The lead car of the Metro train that rammed into the rear of the one that was stopped up ahead was one of the so-called series 1000 cars, the earliest purchased for the then brand new system 30 years ago. The problem was, as the public has just now learned as a result of last […]

14th & U Streets Arts Overlay Zoning District Seen to be of No Benefit; Logan Circle ANC to Review New Approaches to Revitalization Goals

By Anthony L. Harvey The creation of vibrant, walkable, and safe urban settings with lively street and sidewalk engaging activities — where people can live, work, raise a family, and enjoy night life amenities – is the current goal of an activist DC Office of Planning (OP), together with that of Advisory Neighborhood Commissions (ANCs) […]

Balancing Neighborhood Retail: The 25% Rule

By David Alpert* Fostering a diverse range of retail in a neighborhood commercial area is a difficult balancing act. DC has tried several techniques for managing this balance, including limiting the frontage devoted to restaurants, limiting liquor licenses, and offering bonuses to new development that contains certain uses. Restaurants, especially those allowed to serve alcohol, […]

Adams Morgan Pocket Park Gets Constant Care by Neighbors Who Attend to the Plants and Ensure Area Free of Litter

Thanks to the efforts of Adams Morgan Main Street which “adopted” the small public space two years ago in front of the 7-Eleven store at the corner of 19th Street and Wyoming Avenue, it has now been even further enhanced by ongoing volunteer work to maintain it as a welcome oasis on the south side […]

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