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Archive for December, 2011

DC Postmaster Announces Reversal of Decision to Close Post Offices in Ward 1

Subsequent to our December issue lead news story reporting on the objections that had been raised about the prospect of closing neighborhood post offices (see “Postal Service Plan to Close Certain Neighborhood Post Offices Reversed”), DC Postmaster Gerald Roane announced at a

Prepared for InTowner.com by Jo Ricks Reporting Period: October 2011

SINGLE FAMILY HOUSES (41) [condo & co-op listings follow] 43 Adams St. $639,900 1418 Belmont St. $750,000 61 Bryant St. $500,000 67 Bryant St. $370,100 73 Bryant St. $624,000 3513 Center St. $490,000 1618 Corcoran St. $775,000 1206 Euclid St. $945,000 721 Harvard St. $354,000d 777 Hobart Pl. $369,000 774 Irving St. $410,000 648 Kenyon […]

From December 2011 Issue / January issue to post on the 13th

Gift of the Gods: The Pear – Part I

[Editor’s Note: The writer is taking a mid-winter break this month; Part II will appear in February.] “There is only ten minutes in the life of the pear, when it is perfect to eat.” Nineteenth century American writer Ralph Waldo Emerson captured the ephemeral quality of the pear, which endeared it to elites through the […]

Restaurant Review: District Commons = Uncommonly Good

Whenever Jeff Tunks sets about creating restaurants, the public is in for a gustatory surprise. Consider his past ventures: DC Coast, Ceiba, TenPenh (now closed), Acadiana, PassionFish, and now —- with a  trumpet blare —- District Commons. Located in the West End at the juncture of Pennsylvania Avenue and 22nd Street, NW, right in the […]

The Role of Brownstone in Washington’s Domestic Architecture

By Paul Kelsey Williams* Accompanying images can be viewed in the current issue PDF The brown, stone trim found on many of Washington’s row houses in the form of window sills, arched carved doorways and columns, and elegant front steps is often simply referred to as brownstone. In fact, it’s actually known as Hummelstown Stone, […]

CITY COUNCIL’S ATTEMPT TO DEAL WITH ETHICS REFORM HAS TOO MANY FLAWS

This month our city council is grappling with what it believes will solve a whole host of ethics in government problems, the “Board of Ethics and Government Accountability Establishment and Comprehensive Ethics Reform Amendment Act of 2011,” introduced by Ward 4 Councilmember Muriel Bowser on behalf of the Committee on Government Operations which she chairs. […]

Postal Service Plan to Close Certain Neighborhood Post Offices Reversed

By P.L. Wolff DC Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, who, as a senior member of both the House committee and subcommittee having jurisdiction over the Postal Service (USPS), has been vigorously advocating USPS should avoid closing neighborhood post offices, has confirmed to The InTowner that seven of the 19 city’s post offices that were on the […]

DC Public Library System-wide Resurgence Having Impact City-Wide; Residents Applauding New and Renovated Buildings

By Anthony L. Harvey Images accompanying this feature can be viewed in the current issue PDF Thanks to the DC Council’s capital budget enactments, and successive Mayoral allocations and allotments to the Board of Trustees of the DC Public Library (DCPL) system for the construction, restoration, expansion, and renovation of closed, burned out, and severely […]

18th Street Reconstruction Work to be Suspended on Saturdays Through Holidays

By Kristen Barden* In an effort to accommodate requests from business owners who depend on Saturday business during the holiday season, on December 7, 2010 the Adams Morgan Partnership Business Improvement District (AMPBID) announces that the District’s Department of Transportation (DDOT) had agreed that work on the 18th Street Streetscape project will be suspended for […]