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Archive for August, 2014

Corcoran’s Petition to Dissolve & Transfer Art, School & Building to National Gallery & GWU OK’d by DC Superior Court

In granting the Corcoran’s petition on August 18, 2014 for its dissolution and transfer of art and certain assets to the National Gallery of Art along with transfer of the historic building and the College of Art + Design to George Washington University, Judge Robert Okun, in his lengthy and thoughtful opinion concluded that there […]

Prepared for by Jo Ricks, Realtor / Reporting Period: June 2014

SINGLE FAMILY HOUSES (58) [condo & co-op listings follow] 4130 Arkansas Ave. $710,000 1952 Calvert St. $1,750,000 1728 Church St. $1,195,000 636 Columbia Rd. $535,000 15 Dupont Cir.* $20,000,000 1319 Florida Ave. $650,000 1721 Harvard St. $755,000 736 Hobart Pl. $439,000 1879 Ingleside Ter. $861,000 542 Irving St. $515,250 745 Irving St. $571,000 1311 Irving […]

August 2014 Issue / September issue PDF to post on the 12th

Stead Park Construction Progresses

Mon., Sep. 8: Phase II starts with expected completion in November. During this time, some metered parking spaces along the east side Church Street will be temporarily unavailable since they will be reserved for construction materials staging. Demolition and excavation at the sub-grade level are complete, as is below ground piping other than that for […]

Visions from the Forest: The Art of Liberia and Sierra Leone

In a stunning exhibition of nearly 100 objects dramatically lighted in high contrast settings, the Smithsonian African Art Museum is continuing to add to its showcasing luster with a compact and fascinating presentation of high arts, crafts, and important ritual objects from major countries of central west Africa — primarily Liberia and Sierra Leone but […]

A Slave Owner Once Lived in Kalorama Park

By Stephen A. Hansen* In 1836, John Little, an Irish immigrant born in 1805, bought 56 acres in what is now the Kalorama Triangle and Washington Heights neighborhoods from brothers Christian and Matthew Hines. The Hines brothers had tried unsuccessfully to establish a silkworm farm on the land. They built a modest one-and-a-half story, 25 […]

Archive ~ May, 2010 – July 2014

Articles from April 2010 back to January 2002 can be found in the respective monthly issue PDFs available at After more than 25 years contributing this popular series – known in its early years at “The Ethnic Bazaar,” the writer has decided to retire. We have been honored that this well-known scholar of the […]

Restaurant Review ~ Doi Moi / 1800 14th St., NW

Any DC foodie knows that 14th Street in the U Street/Logan Circle area is the go-to place for the young and hungry. So many new places have launched service with unique and tempting menus that making choices becomes a challenge. But one of these eateries has gained a fair amount of press, making it immensely […]

Corcoran’s Move to Dissolve Legally & Transfer Art & Building by Cy Près Proceeding Challenged in Court; Decision Very Soon

Accompanying images can be viewed in the August 2014 issue PDF By Anthony L. Harvey In a remarkable evidentiary hearing over the course of four separate weeks in late July and early August, 2014, DC Superior Court Judge Robert K. Okun heard arguments from parties proposing — and opposing — the dissolution of the Corcoran […]

Adams Morgan Main Street Gearing Up for Annual Adams Morgan Day Festival

Accompanying images can be viewed in the August 2014 issue PDF By Dwayne Telesford* As a native Washingtonian, I am only eight years older than the 36-year-old festival known traditionally as Adams Morgan Day. My parents were immigrants from Guyana, South America. They loved bringing me and my four older siblings out for the day […]