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Archive for August, 2011

1711 Florida Avenue Development Plan Continues to Dominate Meetings With Reed-Cooke and Strivers Row Neighbors

By Anthony L. Harvey Accompanying images can be viewed in the August 2011 issue PDF In a fascinatingly complex July public meeting the District’s five-member Zoning Commission voted unanimously to defer a decision until its September 26th meeting on the question of granting a public hearing to the 1711 Florida Avenue LLC’s application for the […]

African-American Civil War Museum Unveils its New Home on U Street

By Ben Lasky* Accompanying images can be viewed in the current issue PDF July 18th was a very hot Monday, but that did not deter the large crowd that turned out to participate in the commemoration of the opening of the African-American Civil War Museum’s new home at 1925 Vermont Avenue, NW. For information about […]

Prepared for by Jo Ricks Reporting Period: June 2011

SINGLE FAMILY HOUSES (52) [condo & co-op listings follow] 149 Adams St. $399,000 1626 Argonne Pl. $915,000 2330 Bancroft Pl. $3,500,000 1928 Biltmore St. $1,560,000 2358 Champlain St. $740,000 601 Columbia Rd. $432,650 615 Columbia Rd. $180,000 774 Columbia Rd. $230,000 1008 Fairmont St. $301,800 37 Hanover Pl. $330,000 2020 Hillyer Pl. $1,945,000 512 Irving […]

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Washington DC Internet Gambling Law – Q & A

By Marie A. Drissel (8/10/11) A.  What Is Internet Gambling and How Did It Become DC Law?  Internet Gambling or Igaming is gambling on a DC owned website to play games of skill and chance and to buy lottery tickets.  The District of Columbia Government with its full faith and credit is the first government […]

“Gallery of the Louvre” Painted by Samuel F.B. Morse During 1830-’33

[from Aug. 2011] To view images full size, left click on each [Editor’s Note: This review was originally published on August 10th, 2011 & slightly re-edited on April 27, 2013.] The litigious 19th century American artist and inventor Samuel F.B. Morse is deftly introduced in a Wikipedia biographical article with the concise statement that “Morse […]

Corcoran Gallery Of Art

There is a joyousness in the Corcoran Gallery of Art’s exuberant and expansive summer blockbuster exhibition of the monumental, the large, and even the small — but all strikingly colorful — art of Chris Martin. Titled “Painting Big,” it fills half the Corcoran’s grand atrium, all of the gallery’s rotunda, and of its Now Gallery […]

Dupont Circle ANC Meeting Set for Aug. 10

The Dupont Circle ANC will be holding its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, starting at 7 p.m. at the Brookings Institution (1775 Mass. Ave., NW). Among the announced agenda items will be consideration of a request for support by project architect Eric Colbert of plans for a rental apartment building to be constructed on the […]