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Archive for April, 2013

Photographic Survey of Everyday Life of Hispanics in America

To view images full size, left click on each In an ambitiously bold and provocative exhibition at the ornate former residence of the Spanish ambassadors to the United States, at 16th and Fuller Streets, NW, the work of 12 contemporary Latino photographers working in America was on display during spring of 2013. The exhibition was, in effect, […]

Prepared for InTowner.com by Jo Ricks / Reporting Period: February 2013

The area covered by these listings is bounded by Rock Creek on the west, Upshur Street on the north, North Capitol Street on the east, and Massachusetts Avenue/M Street on the sout SINGLE FAMILY HOUSES (34) [condo & co-op listings follow]   46 Adams St. $783,000 3127 Adams Mill Rd. $1,025,000 1872-74 California St. $1,218,000 […]

The Washington Club Mansion at 15 Dupont Circle

By Stephen A. Hansen* In late March, the Washington Post broke the news that the Washington Club was putting its historic Patterson mansion on the market. The last of two, once private mansions still bordering on Dupont Circle (the Blaine mansion is the other), the gleaming Beaux-Arts-style mansion at number 15 Dupont Circle is probably […]

Proposed U Street Liquor License Overwhelmingly Opposed at Meeting Called by Four ANCs Covering More Than 70,000 Ward 1 and Ward 2 Residents

Accompanying images can be viewed in the current issue PDF By Anthony L. Harvey March madness in two of Washington’s liveliest nightlife entertainment wards was not over college basketball, although the largest public gathering over the issue of a proposed new Alcoholic Beverage license moratorium that this reporter has ever attended occurred in the basketball […]

Marie Reed School Students, Adams Morgan Youth, DC Soccer Enthusiasts to Benefit from Major Gift

Accompanying images can be viewed in the April 2013 issue PDF By Anthony L. Harvey On April 2nd during a bright, sunny spring afternoon in Adams Morgan, a large crowd gathered on the dilapidated athletic playing field at the bottom of the Marie H. Reed Community Learning Center campus at Florida Avenue and 18th Street […]

Earthquake Damage Restoration Completed at Historic National City Christian Church

Accompanying images can be viewed in the current issue PDF By P.L. Wolff As we reported a few months following the August 2011 earthquake (5.8 on the Richter scale), the John Russell Pope-designed interior of this magnificent church on Thomas Circle had sustained significant damage to the ornate plaster ceiling and to the 7,000-pipe Möller […]

Proposed U Street Liquor Moratorium to be Subject of Special Meeting for Dupont Circle Area Residents

Wed., Apr. 17 (7-9pm): The Dupont Circle ANC’s Alcohol Policy Committee will be hosting a “listening session” on the proposed liquor license moratorium to hear directly from residents and business owners as to whether they support or oppose the proposal. Already, three of the four affected ANC’s have voted to oppose; Dupont’s ANC 2B will […]

Mayor’s Budget Proposal to be Presented at Ward 2 Community Meeting

Sat., Apr. 20 (2-4pm): The Mayor’s series of fiscal year 2014 budget “town hall” community meetings will be coming to the Sumner School & Archives (1201 17th St., NW). According to the press release from the Mayor’s office, these meetings are intended “to introduce District residents to, and receive feedback from them on, his Fiscal […]

16th Street’s Church of the Holy City Presenting Free Jazz Concert

Sun, Apr. 28 (3:30pm): The Church of the Holy City (16th & Corcoran Sts., NW) will be hosting the duo Instinctive Belief –- saxophonist Zulfugar Baghirov and guitarist Chris Galvan –- who perform mostly modern jazz, free improvisation, and avant garde styles, as well as some standard jazz repertoire. Both are graduates of Boston’s Berklee […]

Some Thoughts About the Mayor’s Proposed Budget and its Positive Impact for Life in the City

Last month in this space the headline summarized our genuine concern about the need to be prudent about spending by simply stating the obvious: “With Sequestration Now a Reality the City Council Will Need to be Especially Prudent.” Having now taken a first look at the Mayor’s proposed budget it appears that our concerns are […]