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Archive for December, 2013

Prepared for InTowner.com by Jo Ricks, Realtor / Reporting Period: October 2013

SINGLE FAMILY HOUSES (57) [condo & co-op listings follow] 4 Adams St. $550,000 918 Euclid St. $635,000 1422 Euclid St. $865,000 730 Girard St. $550,000 627 Harvard St. $425,000 514 Hobart Pl.  $554,900 1715 Hobart St. $954,000 3535 Holmead Pl. $799,900 930 Hughes Mews $1,356,000 1874 Ingleside Terr. $740,000 619 Irving St. $660,000 1817 Irving […]

All in the Family: The Cutts-Madison and Benjamin Ogle Tayloe Houses on Lafayette Square

By Stephen A. Hansen* This is the tale of two houses on Lafayette Square, which were joined together through intermarriage between their families for almost 100 years, as well as later physically joined together by the Cosmos Club. The Cutts-Madison house on the corner of H Street and Madison Place was constructed around 1819 by […]

Eclectic and Totally Unusual Christmas Celebration Coming to the Black Cat

Sat., Dec. 21 (9pm): Some Souls Church welcomes, as its announcement reads, “all sinners . . . to deck the halls” at its Church Night Holiday Spectacular at the Black Cat 1811 14th St., NW). Further, as they tell us, this will not be “your ordinary midnight mass”; instead, “Santa [will] explain twerking [and participants […]

A Fine Feathered Friend: The Wonders of Dill

It was a perfect marriage — the energetic fragrance and the earthy root vegetable. I still savor the memory of the dill that adorned the bracing beef borscht at Sir Nicholas, a Polish restaurant in Toronto. On another memorable occasion, I relished a plate of tender strips of sautéed zucchini covered with a garlicky yogurt […]

Restaurant Review ~ Salt & Pepper / 5125 MacArthur Blvd., NW

Spicing up life. Sometimes heading away from downtown DC for a meal out appeals: little traffic, easy parking, casual restaurants, few pedestrians. In fact, a leisurely way to enjoy a few hours of conversation and someone else’s cooking. To that end, pick the best time for relaxing, and that could be a Sunday brunch, a […]

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DC Delegate Norton Fighting Congressional Attempts to Nix DC Gun Laws

Decrying what she rightly characterizes as “insult and insensitivity [with the] introduction of [a] bill to eliminate all DC gun laws on [the] one-year anniversary of [the] Newtown shooting,” our non-voting delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives, Eleanor Holmes Norton, once again is almost a voice in the wilderness speaking out on the national […]

Adams Morgan ANC Seeks to Further Extend Liquor Moratorium by 5 Years

Accompanying images can be viewed in the December 2013 issue PDF By Anthony L. Harvey In a marathon late evening session of the Adams Morgan Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) at its December monthly meeting, the commission voted without opposition to recommend to the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board (ABC) that the existing moratorium on the issuance of new […]

Bloomingdale Neighborhood’s Gentrification, While Seen as an Overall Positive, for Many Affordability a Serious Issue Causing Angst

Accompanying images can be viewed in the December 2013 issue PDF By Mike Persley* Over the last decade, the Bloomingdale neighborhood has registered a 27 percent increase of white residents –- percentage-wise, the District’s largest. And with that change have come new restaurants and bars, renovated homes, and an increase in property values with increased […]

Dupont Circle Neighborhood Tree Lighting Heralded Beginning of the Festive Season

Accompanying images can be viewed in the November 2013 issue PDF P.L. Wolff After an absence of several years, the neighborhood’s long-time Tomate restaurant at Connecticut Avenue and R Street resumed its tradition of many years with a handsome Christmas tree that beckons from the restaurant’s patio at the apex of the block. Partnering with […]