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Archive for January, 2015

Bill and Camille Cosby’s Collected Art Featured at National Museum of African Art

In an exhibition featuring outstanding African and African-American artworks titled “Conversations: African and African American Artworks in Dialog,” the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art in early November of 2014 launched a 14-month show consisting of 162 paintings, sculptures, photographs, prints, drawings, textiles, and mixed-media concoctions — 100 from its own permanent collections and 62 […]

Prepared for InTowner.com by Jo Ricks, Realtor / Reporting Period: November 2014

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 south. SINGLE FAMILY HOUSES (44) [condo & co-op listings follow] 1336 Corcoran St. $1,880,000 707 Harvard St. $351,000 720 Harvard St. $680,000 759 Harvard […]

What Ultimately Happened to William Tunnicliff’s Two Hotels? – Part 1

By Stephen A. Hansen* William Tunnicliff’s two establishments in early Washington are often mistakenly referred to as taverns. This is likely due to the fact that his first establishment on Pennsylvania Avenue served as a beer garden in the late 19th century. Perpetuating this misnomer, the modern-day restaurant across from Eastern Market on Capitol Hill, […]

Restaurant Review ~ Nage Bistro (Courtyard Embassy Row) / 1600 Rhode Is. Ave., NW

Over the years of its DC life, Nage Bistro —- formerly known simply as Nage —- has operated under one chef or another and with somewhat mixed results. That is, until recently, when a super-energetic and highly imaginative and qualified young man stepped into the breach: His name? Dwayne Motley, and boy, can he cook. […]

Marie Reed Learning Center Modernization Major Project Now Starting; Adams Morgan ANC Announces Series of Community Meetings

Accompanying images can be viewed in the January 2015 issue PDF By: Anthony L. Harvey In a long-awaited announcement of the first step by the District government in the development of a modernization plan for the updating of the almost 40-year-old Marie Reed Learning Center in Adams Morgan, the Department of General Services (DGS), which […]

African-American Civil War Museum Expansion Part of Grimke School Builing Re-purposing

Accompanying images can be viewed in the January 2015 issue PDF By P.L. Wolff “I am delighted that we have selected a team that will preserve the Grimke School as [an] historic anchor in the U Street/Shaw area while also creating a world-class home for the African-American Civil War Museum [emphasis supplied] and a new […]

Mayor Gray Cuts 17 Ribbons in Shaw Swan Song

Accompanying images can be viewed in the January 2015 issue PDF By Alexander M. Padro* “It’s got to be a record,” enthused Mayor Vincent C. Gray before a capacity crowd at Compass Coffee, a new coffee roaster and café on 7th Street, NW. Gray was referring to the 17 red ribbons that Shaw Main Streets, […]

Power Outage Crisis Requires Prompt Reform

About seven in the morning on Tuesday, January 6th –- just 36 hours before we were to sign off on pdf pages for this month’s issue, an underground cable fault occurred in a Pepco vault below New Hampshire Avenue between 18th and R Streets, NW. The result was three power cables and multiple feeder lines […]

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