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Archive for May, 2009

Quirky Cork: Cork Restaurant & Wine Bar

You can say plenty of things about relative newcomer Cork, and for one, it’s garnered a RAMMY nomination this year as the top neighborhood gathering place. It should also earn stars for being a super-hot and super-charged bar scene. Threading our way through the crowded downstairs to the exit, my friend noted that all the […]

A Potpourri of Shaw Neighborhood Scenes by Addison Scurlock

Photographer Addison Scurlock and his two sons Robert and George spent much of the 20th century in Washington, DC photographing African-American leaders, luminaries, and portraits of brides and businessmen. Beginning in his parents’ house in 1904, then his own house at 1202 T Street, and later a converted row house at 900 U Street, the […]

IS OUR MAYOR CAREENING OFF THE RAIL?

This past month we were struck by mayoral behavior that, at best, was quixotic, and at worst, deplorable. We refer to the bizarre and almost childish business of his having refused to hand over to the head of that other co-equal branch of government — to City Council Chairman Gray — the allocated tickets for […]

18th and Columbia Road Plaza to Get Major Art Installed Next Winter; Finalist Selection Soon

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.] A less than exuberant ensemble of architectural eccentricities marks the busy commercial crossroads of Washington’s lively Adams Morgan community at the intersection of Columbia Road with […]

ABC Board Loosens Liquor Restrictions; Cuts Back Moratorium Renewal Period

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.] In dramatic contrast to the crowded presence of Dupont Circle civic activists, business owners, and other concerned Dupont residents at the Alcoholic Control Board’s April 15th […]

Mt. Vernon Triangle House Tour Features New Buildings

By Bill McLeod* [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 Mt. Vernon Triangle Community Improvement District (MVTCID) invites residents and visitors to its inaugural Mt. Vernon Triangle House Tour on Sunday, May 17th, from 12 noon […]

May 2009 PDF

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