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Archive for January, 2009

Before There Were Vice Presidents There Was a Working Farm

While most of the focus of the 2009 Presidential inaugural will be aimed towards the White House, another white house in Washington will also witness a significant change in occupants; the official residence of the Vice President of the United States. Countless commuters travel by its location on Observatory Circle, noted by the curving of […]

La Fourchette: 36 Years and Counting

Restaurants open and close in DC with alarming regularity — and in these hard times, we should celebrate the longevity of a place like Adams Morgan’s La Fourchette. Its up-front banner proclaims its 36th year in business. And stopping by to enjoy an omelette or something sturdier, such as the crock of French onion soup […]

IT’S TIME TO PUT AN END TO THE UGLIFYING OF OUR NEIGHBORHOODS BY THE GAS AND ELECTRIC COMPANIES

Periodically we hear bursts of talk from DC officials and politicians about the importance of enhancing the “quality of life” in the neighborhoods, usually in the context of imposing some new or expanded regulation to control our lives. While we applaud genuine efforts to achieve a better local environment for us in the city, we […]

Large, Mixed-Use 14th Street Project’s Design, Size Questioned for Former Whitman-Walker Site

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.] Seldom has the ellipsis of historical omission been more telescoped in time than what occurred between the departure on December 15th of the Whiteman-Walker Clinic from […]

Façade Improvements Initiative Underway for Adams Morgan Businesses

By Alice Higgins* [Note: Photographs accompanying this news story in the print edition can be viewed in the full PDF copy in the Current & Back Issues Archive.] During late Fall 2008, AdamsMorgan MainStreet completed a storefront improvement program with façade fixes for public visibility. The idea is to complement the funds that landlords or […]

April 2009

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