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Archive for January, 2014

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SINGLE FAMILY HOUSES (52) [condo & co-op listings follow] 2117 Bancroft Pl. $1,825,000 2118 Bancroft Pl. $2,545,000 2005 Belmont Rd. $1,025,000 120 Bryant St. $900,000 1859 California St. $1,885,000 1528 Church St. $740,0 503 Columbia Rd. $632,500 339 Elm St. $414,950 1248 Fairmont St. $990,000 469 Florida Ave. $777,000 403 Franklin St. $444,000 3543 Hertford […]

January 2014 Issue / February issue PDF to post on the 14th

The Future of Carnegie Library: What Might Be

By Stephen A. Hansen* The Carnegie Library, located in Mount Vernon Square, is an architectural grand dame that belongs to the city, but now is the target of a public-private joint venture that would have a dramatic effect on the building as well as the public square in which it sits. Because the project has […]

DC Trash & Recycling and Parking Restrictions Suspended for MLK Holiday

Mon., Jan. 20: In observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, there will be no  trash and recycling collections; all services will resume the following day. In neighborhoods with once-a-week collection service will “slide” to the next day for the remainder of the week through Saturday.  In neighborhoods with twice-weekly trash collections, Monday and Thursday […]

Satirical 18th Century English Play to Get Staged Reading

Mon., Jan. 27 (7pm): The Actors’ Center and its Spooky Action Theatre will be presenting a free, staged reading of  early 18th century English playwright’s  What D’ye Call it by John Gay, at Dupont East’s Universalist National Memorial Church (1810 16th St., NW). This burlesque, created as satire, is the story of misplaced accusations and […]

African-Americans & Civil War Espionage Subject of Lecture Program

Thu., Jan. 30 (6:30-8pm): The Historical Society of Washington located in the historic, former Carnegie Library across from the Convention Center (K St. bet. 7th & 9th Sts., NW), will be presenting another of its Author and Lecture Series. This month the program is in two parts, with this being Part 2 (Part 1 was […]

Cracking the Walnut

So ordinary is the walnut to us, so extraordinary in many other cultures. “I went down into the garden of nuts to see the fruits of the valley,” King Solomon says of walnuts in the Old Testament. The ancient tree, a long-lived, sturdy hardwood that can tower a 100 feet, impressed the Greeks with its […]

Restaurant Review ~ Taqueria Nacional / 1409 T St., NW

Tacos! Ole! For several years, crowds lined up outside a tiny “snack” place called Taqueria Nacional. Nearby sat the U.S. Capitol, sending forth an army of Congressional pages, members of Congress, office workers, and lobbyists for quick lunches and snacks. And that did not include the assorted locals who awaited their faves, either a specialty […]

City Nearing Proposal Pick for Franklin School Adaptive Re-use

Accompanying images can be viewed in the current issue PDF P.L. Wolff When nearly four years ago the Coalition for Franklin School held a public forum on potential educational and cultural uses for the long empty historic Adolph Cluss-designed 1872 building overlooking downtown’s Franklin Square Park, the Mayor’s economic development staff was reviewing three proposals […]

Mt. Pleasant Preservation and Zoning Controversies Roil Community and ANC

Accompanying images can be viewed in the current issue PDF By Anthony L. Harvey The Mount Pleasant Public Library’s spacious new community meeting room was filled with a standing room only crowd, plus rump groups in the adjacent lobby and activists moving between both spaces — for the Advisory Neighborhood Commission’s (ANC) December meeting. In […]