The InTowner
To receive free monthly notices advising of the availability of each new PDF issue, simply send an email request to and include name, postal mailing address and phone number. This information will not be shared with any other lists or entities.
Marcus Moore RestorationsAdvertisement - DC Office of the People's Counsel

Advertisement

Archive for May, 2010

A Glass Tower Pops Out on Harvard Street

By David Alpert Harvard Street in Columbia Heights, between 14th and 15th Streets, looks like a typical DC street, with a combination of classic row house styles. Except, in the middle, a single glass building sticks out, in more ways than one. Since Google Street View took these pictures, the construction was completed, and the […]

CONGRESS MUST BACK OFF FROM TURNING THE DISTRICT INTO AN ARMED ENCAMPMENT

As we were going to press we couldn’t help but contemplate the truly troubling apparent lack of uproar by our local political leaders –- as distinct from our alert Congressional Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton who is actively on the case — and the general public over a monstrosity of a bill recently introduced in both […]

Priceless Tapestries from a Great 17th Century Collection Once Graced the Interior of a Grand Massachusetts Avenue Mansion

One might be hard pressed if assigned to author a story about Welsh ancestry, Quaker religion, antique tapestries, Royal weddings, early retirement, and even Pope Urban VIII, but they are all integral to one mansion that once stood at 2013 Massachusetts Avenue, NW. It was built in 1886 on the site of what today is […]

May 2010 PDF

Click to download the May 2010 PDF (5,913k)

CONGRESS MUST BACK OFF FROM TURNING THE DISTRICT INTO AN ARMED ENCAMPMENT

As we were going to press we couldn’t help but contemplate the truly troubling apparent lack of uproar by our local political leaders –- as distinct from our alert Congressional Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton who is actively on the case — and the general public over a monstrosity of a bill recently introduced in both […]

City Council Hearing Spotlights New Libraries in Shaw & Elsewhere; Mt. Pleasant Controversy Aired

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 relatively placid DC Public Library (DCPL) budget hearing on May 3, 2010 — only 14 of 44 public witness slated to testify before DC Council […]

Connecticut Avenue Restaurants to Host May 18th Spring Tastings Event

P.L. Wolff [Note: Photographs accompanying this news story in the print edition can be viewed in the full PDF copy in the Current & Back Issues Archive.] Historic Dupont Circle Main Streets (HDCMS) is expanding its popular “Taste of Dupont” restaurant fund-raiser event this spring with an additional event focusing on the myriad restaurants lining […]

Dogs Dance in Adams Morgan

By Pablo Grabiel* [Note: Photographs accompanying this news story in the print edition can be viewed in the full PDF copy in the Current & Back Issues Archive.] Even the dogs danced in Adams Morgan! On May 2, 2010 Adams Morgan Main Street hosted the 4th Annual BowWow PowWow. Clouds provided respite from the unusual […]

From May 2010 Issue

Candy from the Field*: The Sweet Potato – Part I

* These words are the English translation of the Cajun expression, “bon bon du close.” Vendors in 16th century London enticed their customers with candied slices of sweet potato, a popular snack among the wealthy and titled classes. Today, by contrast, the once-luxurious root vegetable is now a basic foodstuff on which many of the […]