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Archive for September, 2018

Restaurant Review ~ Mirabelle / 900 16th St., NW

Graceful décor, elegant eats! Although Mirabelle restaurant at 16th and I Streets opened up its kitchen more than one year ago, a recent — and impressive — culinary change marks it as one of the District’s most spectacular eateries. The interior design is compelling, of course, but what the new executive chef, Keith Bombaugh, dreams […]

September 2018 Issue / October issue pdf to post on the 12th

Naming Names: Washington’s Neighborhoods

To view images full size & high resolution, left click on each  By Matthew B. Gilmore*  There’s a kind of sport in identifying the neighborhood name for any particular spot in Washington — a sport played by realtors, developers, and planning geeks. Sadly (or happily), it’s all for naught; there are no official neighborhoods in […]

September 2018 Issue PDF

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Dupont Circle’s New Business Improvement District Getting Going; Director Hired and Underway

Accompanying images can be viewed on page 1 of the September 2018 issue pdf By William G. Schulz  Colleen Hawkinson is a woman with a mission. The newly appointed executive director of the Dupont Circle Business Improvement District (BID) asserts a clear-eyed view of what’s ahead when the BID officially opens on October 1st — […]

Art All Night Festival Returns September 29th with Eight Diverse Neighborhoods from Northwest to Southeast Showcasing Visual and Performing Arts

Accompanying images can be viewed on page 1 of the September 2018 issue pdf By P.L. Wolff The District’s annual all-night arts festival will happen all across the city from 7:00 p.m. on the 29th to the wee hours –- 3:00 a.m. –- on the 30th in neighborhoods served by the small and local business […]

More Murals Replacing Graffiti-Defaced Neighborhood Walls; DPW and Arts Commission Initiative Continues

Accompanying images can be viewed on page 1 of the September 2018 issue pdf By P.L. Wolff Since 2007, the District’s on-going initiative known as MuralsDC has been providing permanent graffiti abatement to building walls that have continually been defaced by graffiti or are located in places where the risk of this type of vandalism […]

Initiative 77 on the Block: What to do?

On Monday, September 17th, the City Council will be holding a hearing in the John A. Wilson Building, starting at 11 a.m., to hear from public witnesses for or against Bill 22-913<http://lims.dccouncil.us/Legislation/B22-0913> which outright repeals the Minimum Wage Amendment Act of 2018, enacted by the council on June 29th following approval of Initiative 77 by […]

September issue pdf now posted; new on-line content to post within 48 hours

Murals ~ continued from September 2018 issue pdf page 1

Artists are invited to participate through an annual solicitation issued by arts and humanities commission which uses DPW’s funding to provide grants to artists who are ultimately matched with a wall. Commercial property owners can donate their wall year-round by sending a request for consideration to murals.dc@dc.gov. DPW Director Christopher Shorter says his department considers […]