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Archive for September, 2016

Annual Adams Morgan “Porch Fest” Announced

Like last year, on Saturday, October 2, betreween 2 and 6pm, the front porches, patios and stoops of Adams Morgan homes and businesses will be transformed into “stages for a day” where local music talent will be heard by all for free. Thirty-six musicians and bands will be participating at a dozen locations throughout the […]

Adams Morgan “Porch Fest” Announced

Sat., Oct. 1 (2-6pm): Like last year, the front porches, patios and stoops of Adams Morgan homes and businesses will be transformed into “stages for a day” where local music talent will be heard by all for free. Thirty-six musicians and bands will be participating at a dozen locations throughout the neighborhood. With maps distributed at […]

Kidwell’s gambit: One man’s gamble and the creation of Potomac Park

To view images full size & high resolution, left click on each By Matthew B. Gilmore* [Editor’s Note: All addresses referenced in this article are located in the city’s Northwest quadrant, hence the repetitive use of the customary ‘NW’ designation.] “Kidwell Meadows — riverfront views!,” contemporary advertisements might have read had John Kidwell’s bold real […]

Prepared for InTowner.com courtesy of Coldwell Banker’s Dupont/Logan Office ~ Reporting Period: August 2016

The area covered by these listings includes the neighborhoods primarily of Foggy Bottom & West End; Adams Morgan, Mt. Pleasant, Columbia Heights & North Columbia Heights; Dupont, Scott, Thomas and Logan Circles; Dupont East, U Street, Shaw, Mt Vernon Square & Bloomingdale. SINGLE FAMILY HOUSES [59] [condo & co-op listings follow] 720 Fairmont St. $679,999 […]

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“Urinetown” ~ A Rare Misstep for Constellation Theatre

By William G. Schulz On the list of mythical places created for Broadway musical theatre — Camelot, Brigadoon, Neverland — we also have Urinetown, a city in the midst of a drought and controlled by an evil corporation whose diabolical CEO has banned private toilets in order to extort the downtrodden populace for the privilege […]

Restaurant Review ~ All-Purpose Pizzeria and Buttercream Bakeshop / 1250 9th St., NW

Double the Fun. Looks like 9th Street just north of Mt. Vernon Square is becoming a food destination, judging by the opening of some mighty good restaurants. All foodies know about Kinship (reviewed in this space last April), and Espita Mezcalaria. But are folks tuned into the recent opening of All-Purpose and Buttercream, next-door neighbors, […]

Lanier Heights Homeowners Seeking to Thwart Overdevelopment Finally Succeed

Accompanying map showing area affected can be viewed in the September 2016 issue pdf; a photo showing how a recently constructed “pop-up” addition on the rear of a row house has substantially cut off light and air to its condominium neighbor appears below. By P.L. Wolff As we reported eight years ago, a proposal by […]

Art All Night Festival Returns September 24th with Seven Diverse Neighborhoods from Northwest to Southeast Showcasing Visual and Performing Arts

Accompanying images can be viewed in the September 2016 issue pdf By Alexander M. Padro* The District’s annual overnight arts festival is back this month, with a new focus and programming in two additional neighborhoods. For eight hours starting at 7 pm on Saturday, September 24th, “Art All Night: Made in DC” will bring visual […]

DC Residential Front Yards Seen Not Only as Green Gems but Also Essential for Alleviating Pollution

Accompanying images can be viewed in the September 2016 issue pdf By Larry Ray* Did you know you can get rebates for “greening” your yard? (30 InTowner Readers were interviewed and only one knew about this program); do you wonder why temperatures are so much higher in DC than Warrenton, Virginia? (For example at 4:30 […]