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Archive for June, 2015

Another Pop-Up Controversy in the Bloomingdale Neighborhood ; This Time Due to Contractor Causing Collapse Following Questionable Demolition Work

P.L. Wolff On Sunday morning, June 28th, the second floor of 67 V Street, NW collapsed while a contractor was engaged in demolition of the rear wall in preparation for the construction of a “pop-up” addition in the midst of a row of modest two-story homes.

Bloomingdale Neighborhood Historic Preservation Panel Discussion Set

Tue., June 23 (6:30-8:30pm): The Bloomingdale Civic Association Historic Preservation Committee will be hosting a panel discussion at St. George’s Church (160 U St., NW) to explain what historic designation means and how a historic designation is acquired. The panel will feature representatives from the DC Office of Planning (OPM) and the DC Preservation League […]

Sidewalk Sale Held to Raise Funds for Ongoing McMillan Historic Site Legal Fund

Sun., June 28 (10am-7pm): The Dupont Italian Kitchen restaurant (17th & R Sts., NW) hosted the Friends of McMillan (FOM) legal fund benefit sale on its patio sidewalk patio. All proceeds will go towards FOM’s legal expenses for the impending legal fight with the city and Vision McMillan Partners (VMP). FOM aims to stop the […]

Artists Studios Collective Anchoring Shaw’s East End Held its Annual Open House

Sun., June 28 (11am-6pm): Just a short walk from the New York Avenue Metro Red Line station, this free event not only afforded visitors the opportunity to view myriad works of art and to meet the artists in their studios at 52 O Street, NW, but also to purchase directly from the artists. For more […]

The Brodhead-Bell-Morton Mansion at 1500 Rhode Island Avenue, NW

By Stephen A. Hansen* The mansion just east of Scott Circle has been home to famed inventor Alexander Graham Bell, U.S. vice president Levi Morton, and the Russian embassy. For the last 75 years, it has been home to the headquarters of the American Coatings Association. For the first time since 1940, the 145-year old […]

Society of the Cincinnati Hosting Free Lunchtime Talk

Fri., June 19 (12:30pm): Curator Emily Schulz Parsons will be discussing a portrait of Larz and Isabel Anderson painted by Philip de László that graces the Musicians Gallery at Anderson House. Painted at the mansion in 1926, the portrait depicts the couple later in life surrounded by symbols of the interests and achievements of which […]

June 2015 Issue / July issue PDF to post on the 10th

DAVID BARROWS – continued from June 2015 issue pdf page 2

In addition to community service, D.C. Superior Court Judge Neil Kravitz ordered David not to enter the two congressional office buildings where he stood up in protest on the two occasions — the Rayburn House Office Building and the Dirksen Senate Office Building. Kravitz said David would still be free to go to Capitol Hill […]

Restaurant Review ~ El Centre D.F. / 1218 Wisconsin Ave., NW

A Take on Tacos. Anyone who dines out in DC has surely heard of El Centro, D.F., originally having opened on 14th Street in the Logan Circle area (and having been reviewed in this space last year). Much to the Mexican foodie’s happiness, with the opening of its second location in Georgetown, El Centro spreads […]

June issue PDF & primary web content now posted; community news & special features to post within 48 hours