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Archive for June, 2018

Washington’s First Bicycle Craze: ‘Cycling in the 1880s and 1890s

To view images full size & high resolution, left click on each By Matthew B. Gilmore* A daredevil bicyclist riding his enormous two-wheeler down the Capitol’s House-side east front steps — it’s a famous image everyone recognizes. Any work even casually mentioning bicycles in Washington will refer to it; it’s been on the cover of […]

Reporting Period: May 2018 ~ Prepared for InTowner.com by the Dupont Circle office of Century 21 Redwood Realty

The area covered by these liSt.ings includes the northweSt. DC neighborhoods primarily of Adams Morgan, Mt. Pleasant, Columbia Heights, North Columbia Heights, Petworth & Park View; WeSt. End, Dupont, Scott, Thomas & Logan Circles; Dupont EaSt., U St.reet, Shaw, Le Droit Park, Bloomingdale & Mt. Vernon Square. SINGLE FAMILY HOUSES [76] [condo & co-op liSt.ings […]

June 22 ~ Society of the Cincinnati to Present Book Talk About the Peale Family as Shown in Art

Fri., June 22 (6pm): Carol Eaton Soltis, project associate curator at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, will discuss and signs copies of her book on the artwork of the Peale family in 18th- and 19th-century America. This overview of the art of the Peales documents and interprets more than 160 works in a variety of […]

Last Year’s Gay Pride Parade Was a Big Hit

Accompanying images can be viewed starting on page 4 of the July 2018 issue pdf By Phil Carney We’ve Come a Long Way. Some 40 years ago, Deacon Maccubbin started DC Pride celebrations with a small, simple block party in Dupont Circle. Over the years it became a larger festival, then a parade and festival […]

June 16 ~ Shaw Open House Returns with Fun, Freebies and a Scavenger Hunt

Sat., Jun. 16 (1-5pm) Shaw Open House is a celebration of the neighborhood and invites the entire city to visit Shaw and learn about the unique bars, restaurants and places to live, work, shop, pray and play. As part of Shaw Main Streets’ ongoing #LoveShaw campaign, Shaw Open House gives visitors every reason to #ShopinShaw […]

June 2018 Issue / July issue pdf to post on the 13th

Restaurant Review ~ Lupo Verde Osteria / 4814 MacArthur Blvd., NW

The Palisades has recently welcomed the second Lupo restaurant in an iconic DC restaurant organization, the Lahlou Restaurant Group. District foodies surely know that the first Lupo Verde (Green Wolf) opened some years back on 14th Street, NW. It was met with howling success because of its cozy seating and inviting bar area — to […]

A Facelift — and Perhaps a New Plaza –- Await Connecticut Avenue North to California Street

Accompanying images can be viewed on page 1 of the June issue 2018 issue pdf By William G. Schulz* Plans for an improved streetscape along Connecticut Avenue, beginning just north of Dupont Circle and extending all the way up to California Street, were unveiled by the District’s Department of Transportation (DDOT) at a well-attended happy-hour reception […]

Nonprofit Farmers Market Organizations Face DC Government Hurdles; Seek Relief

Accompanying images can be viewed on page 1 of the June issue 2017 issue pdf By Larry Ray* Do Farmers Markets Need a Government Ambassador to wade through the DC regulations and implementation maze? DC residents love Farmers Markets. In fact, they demand more markets and the expansion of existing ones. But to obtain approval for […]

Shaw Neighborhood Slated for New Housing Designed for Low & Moderate-Income Families

Accompanying images can be viewed on page 1 of the June issue 2017 issue pdf By P.L. Wolff On a rainy May 11th, MANNA, the city’s leading nonprofit developer of homes for first-time buyers from low and moderate-income families, announced another to join its already more than 1,200 existing such properties. Already in the neighborhoods within […]