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Archive for September, 2008

Obelisk: Out of the Park!

Yes, that’s a baseball analogy, but everyday superlatives simply don’t cut it with Peter Pastan, chef/owner of Obelisk in Dupont Circle. In other words, his food is magnificent, and he cooks better than almost any other chef in DC. And that’s saying something. What also makes him unusual — besides his cooking — is this: […]

What it Was Like Before There Was a George Washington University

Many Washingtonians are familiar with “General’s Row,” located on Ft. McNair in Southwest Washington, but the 2000 block of G Street, NW was also home to numerous high ranking military leaders from the 1860s to the 1920s. While much of the block has been torn down, and now sits in the middle of The George […]

Shaw and Mt. Vernon Neighborhoods Finally to See Actual Ground-breaking for Long-Awaited, New Watha T. Daniel Branch Library Building

By Anthony L. Harvey [Note: Photographs accompanying this news story in the print edition can be viewed in the full PDF copy in the Current & Back Issues Archive.] To a standing room only audience of over 75 Shaw/Mt. Vernon residents and city-wide library activists, staff of the District of Columbia Public Library (DCPL) led […]

Two of Kalorama Park’s Oldest Oak Trees Cut Down by DC; Neighbors Agitated

By Anthony L. Harvey [Note: Photographs accompanying this news story in the print edition can be viewed in the full PDF copy in the Current & Back Issues Archive.] We know who cut them down, but who killed them? And were they completely dead? Dogs, drought, old age, impacted soil — together with intense community […]

Adams Morgan Day Festival Set for Sunday, Sept. 14

By Janet Lugo-Tafur* [Note: Photographs accompanying this news story in the print edition can be viewed in the full PDF copy in the Current & Back Issues Archive.] The real hurricane in DC is the whirlwind of activity by residents and businesses preparing for the 30th anniversary of the Adams Morgan Day Festival. Successfully reorganized […]

September 2008

N Street Village Making a Difference; People Reclaiming Their Lives

By Megan Miller* [Note: Photographs accompanying this news story in the print edition can be viewed in the full PDF copy in the Current & Back Issues Archive.] Just above Thomas Circle, at the intersection of N Street and Vermont Avenue, a small, distinct village stands out from the surrounding urban landscape. It’s a village […]

MISGUIDED REPUBLICANS HAVE DONE THE CITY A DISSERVICE BY DUMPING CAROL!

How appalling. The prospect of losing one of the city council’s truly aggressive gadflies who has consistently been watching out for unabashed wild spending and making sure we all know about it — at-large Councilmember Catania is the other aggressive one — is definitely cause for alarm. And this result, the primary election win of […]

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