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Archive for August, 2012


When Pepco’s official spokesman who appeared before the Montgomery County Council at its July 19th hearing called to receive testimony from citizens about their displeasure with the utility’s shockingly poor performance in restoring electric service following the monster storm that swept through the region on the night of June 29th, blandly stated that it was […]

How the Calvert Street Bridge Came to be Built

Editor’s Note:After more than 11 years and 136 monthly contributions to this space, Paul Williams has bid farewell to The InTowner as he takes up his duties as the new President of the Association for the Preservation of the Historic Congressional Cemetery. Succeeding this feature will be a new one “What Once Was.” Researching and […]

From August 2012 Issue / Sept. issue to post on the 14th

Possible Abandonment of Corcoran Gallery’s Historic Museum Building and Relocation to Suburbs Deplored

By Anthony L. Harvey Accompanying images can be viewed in the current issue PDF In a well-publicized but sparsely attended August 2nd public discussion of the future and direction of the role of the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, DC’s increasingly important position as one of the world’s leading art exhibition venues, several dozen […]

Streetscape Project Completed; Adams Morgan Celebrates the New Look

By Janet Lugo-Tafur* Accompanying images can be viewed in the August 2012 issue PDF On Friday, July 27, Mayor Vincent Gray, Councilmember Jim Graham and other city officials formally cut a red ribbon to recognize the formal completion of the 18th Street reconstruction and streetscape renovation. “If you have not been to Adams Morgan recently, […]

Annual Adams Morgan Day Festival Plans Complete; Set for September 9th

By Chinko Watkins* Accompanying images can be viewed in the current issue PDF Anticipation grows for the 34th annual Adams Morgan Day Festival for Sunday, September 9th from 12 noon ‘till 7 pm. Arts on Belmont opens at 10 am. Offerings from diverse cultures showcasing live music and dance at the Columbia Road and Florida […]

Prepared for by Jo Ricks Reporting Period: June 2012

SINGLE FAMILY HOUSES (51) [condo & co-op listings follow] 2351 Ashmead Pl. $1,375,000 1930 Biltmore St. $1,098,600 1857 California St. $1,350,000 1458 Church St. $732,000 1260 Columbia Rd. $750,000 755 Fairmont St. $301,000 772 Fairmont St. $350,000 1438 Fairmont St. $1,850,000 60 Florida Ave. $306,000 736 Girard St.   $505,650 606 Harvard St. $325,000 1838 […]

The “Lascivious” Leaf: The Allure of Arugula

What would people think of me, I remembered, when I first began trying arugula? It seems like ancient history now, but there was a time when there was a stigma attached to the rarefied leaf. Consuming arugula marked you as an elitist, an effete snob. During his first campaign, President Obama was mocked for a […]

Restaurant Review: Number One in Dupont Circle = One Lounge

Regulars of the Dupont Circle scene surely know of One Lounge, an iconic setting that is a melding of lounge, nightclub, and restaurant wrapped up in one. The brainchild of chef/co-owner Seth McClelland, this go-to place really provides a bit of everything for the young — or older — and hungry for food, conversation, and […]

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