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Archive for July, 2015

Convention Center’s Impressive Public Art Collection on View

Fri., Jul. 31 (6:30pm): The Walter E. Washington Convention Center across from the north side of Mt. Vernon Square (L St. bet. 7th & 9th Sts., NW) will be hosting another of its quarterly public art tours, led by independent curator Joan Oshinsky. This $4 million permanent collection, one of the city’s largest non-museum art […]

Washington DC, Center of Manufacturing . . .

By Matthew B. Gilmore* To view images full size & high resolution, left click on each . . . For paper straws! Washington DC is not known as a manufacturing center of any kind, yet it was the center of paper straw manufacturing for much of the 20th century. Marvin Chester Stone was an inveterate […]

Restaurant Review ~ Z-Burger / 2157 P St., NW

Z-ounds! Checking out its website, looks like Z-Burger is a DC phenomenon. Covered by local TV and print media, Z-Burger certainly deserves all its kudos. And that may explain why this franchise location’s owner and DC native Michael Passas added Dupont East to his group. The newest of these is on P Street, two blocks […]

Opposition to Size of Meridian International Center’s 16th Street Planned Residential Tower and Conference Space Grows

To view images full size, left click on each By Anthony L. Harvey In yet another jam-packed Adams Morgan Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) July 8th monthly meeting, opponents of the latest proposal by the Meridian

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Long-Awaited Reconstruction of MLK, Jr. Central Library Project Ready for Design Concept Approval by DC and Federal Boards

To view a selection of images showing architects’ envisioned changes, click here By Anthony L. Harvey After years of feints and false starts on library planning proposals by the Board of Trustees of the DC Public Library (DCPL), the DC City Council and the Office of the Mayor fleshed out architectural plans for the rehabilitation […]

Marie Reed School Modernization Progress Hits Major Snag; Community Taken Aback to Learn One of Two Options Now Scrapped Due to Funding Cuts

Accompanying images can be viewed in the July 2015 issue pdf By Anthony L. Harvey The July 8, 2015 monthly meeting of the Adams Morgan Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) attracted a standing room audience drawn by the announced consideration by the ANC of several contentious neighborhood issues. The first of these was the ongoing planning […]

Saturday, June 13: Gay Pride Parade Big Hit With Thousands Along 22nd & P to U St. Route

Accompanying images can be viewed in the July 2015 issue pdf By Phil Carney Pride celebration in DC was started 40 years ago by Deacon Maccubbin as a small, simple block party in Dupont Circle. It then became a larger festival, then a parade and festival and then a parade and festival on separate days. […]

We Do Not Like That Trump Has Dumped on DC Residents Also

As our readers know, we do not report on nor even write editorials about politics, political campaigns or related topics outside of DC, not even in the Virginia or Maryland suburbs and certainly not farther afield. So, it will not be unexpected that there will be some readers who, when noting our headline, will wonder […]

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