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Archive for February, 2015

What Ultimately Happened to William Tunnicliff’s Two Hotels? — Part 2

By Stephen A. Hansen* In May of 1799, William Tunnicliff announced that his large and commodious new hotel near the Capitol, the Washington City Hotel (often referred to as just “Tunnicliff’s”), was complete and ready for guests. This building stood on lots on First Street and what was then the 100 block of A Street, […]

Restaurant Review ~ The Oval Room / 800 Conn. Ave., NW

Power Player. While Washington is teeming with new restaurants, DC foodies should never overlook some of the District’s best of the best, beloved places that continue to flourish despite newcomer competition. Of these is The Oval Room, located in the Golden Triangle and just a short distance from the White House and the actual Oval […]

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The Recent Metro Mess Must Now be the End

“. . . I can think of nothing worse than being smoked to death underground,” so exclaimed DC Congressional Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton during the specially called joint hearing on Friday, the 13th (how ironic!) of both the House oversight and government reform subcommittees. It pleases us greatly that this terrible January 12th Metrorail calamity […]

Renovated MLK Central Library to be for Library Purpose Only; Trustees Nix Plan Calling for Extra Commercial Use Floors

 Accompanying images can be viewed in the February 2015 issue PDF By Anthony L. Harvey In a bold and decisive unanimous vote at its January 2015 quarterly public meeting, the Trustees of the DC Public Library (DCPL) adopted a resolution supporting a design approach to the renovation and expansion of the four-story Martin Luther King, […]

African-American Civil War Museum Project Now in Jeopardy

 Accompanying images can be viewed in the February 2015 issue PDF By David McAuley* At the regular monthly meeting of the Shaw-U Street Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC 1B) on February 5th, Marc Bleyer, Senior Project Manager at the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED) explained Mayor Bowser’s decision to put […]

Shaw Arts and Crafts Market Brings Artists and Art Lovers In From the Cold

Accompanying images can be viewed in the February 2015 issue PDF By Alexander M. Padro* It was November, and plunging temperatures, gusting winds, and forecasts of rain and snow made it clear that the outdoor Art Rave DC market at 11th and U Streets, NW, next to the Bohemian Caverns, faced shutting down for the […]

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British Early Music Vocal Ensemble to Perform at Church of The Ascension and Saint Agnes

Wed., Feb. 25 7:30pm): In anticipation of its upcoming performance at the Boston Early Music Festival, Stile Antico, one of Britain’s pre-eminent early music vocal ensembles, will make a rare special appearance in the candlelit nave of the 1845 Gothic Revival Church of the Ascension and Saint Agnes (1217 Mass. Ave., NW), one of the […]