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Archive for December, 2016

“Here to feast on historic places” — First Stirrings of Historic Preservation in Washington

To view images full size & high resolution, left click on each By Matthew B. Gilmore* On May 18, 1932, “appropriate exercises” accompanied the placing of a bronze tablet on the original (1856) Government Printing Office building at North Capitol and H Streets. Not surprisingly, several hundred people attended, given that the GPO had been […]

Prepared for by the Dupont Circle office of Century 21 Redwood Realty ~ Reporting Period: November 2016

The area covered by these listings includes the neighborhoods primarily of Foggy Bottom & West End; Adams Morgan, Mt. Pleasant, Columbia Heights & North Columbia Heights; Dupont, Scott, Thomas and Logan Circles; Dupont East, U Street, Shaw, Mt Vernon Square & Bloomingdale. SINGLE FAMILY HOUSES [52] condo & co-op listings follow] 49 Adams St. $699,999 […]

Holiday Season Brings Return of Small Business Saturday and “Miracle on 7th Street” to Shaw’s Diverse Neighborhoods

Accompanying images can be viewed in the December 2016 issue pdf By Alexander M. Padro* Many would say that bringing retail back to central Shaw was miracle enough, but the return this year of the Christmas pop up bar, Miracle on 7th Street, is amazing, too. Saturday, November 26, 2016 saw Mayor Muriel Bowser once […]

More Murals Replacing Graffiti-Defaced Neighborhood Walls; DPW and Arts Commission Initiative Hailed

Accompanying images can be viewed in the December 2016 issue pdf By P.L. Wolff The District’s on-going initiative known as MuralsDC is designed to provide permanent graffiti abatement to those properties that have experienced or are at risk of this type of vandalism. Recently, four more inspirational and lively murals have appeared as a welcome […]

Noise Pollution Seen as Major Health Issue in DC

  Accompanying images can be viewed in the December 2016 issue pdf By Larry Ray* Enrique has a severe hearing disability. Even with hearing aids, it is difficult to hear conversations. He joined his friends at the neighborhood bar for happy hour. Regrettably, the loud din of music and shouting measured 90 decibels. He asked […]

Restaurant Review ~ Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House / 950 I St., NW

Prime Luxury. As any DC foodie knows all too well, new restaurants keep opening up at record-breaking speed, leaving everyone with the obvious dilemma: where to eat now? Of course, that depends on your cravings, but in the case of Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House, it also depends on the state of your wallet. […]

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A Welcome Ruling by DC’s Appeals Court Puts to Rest DC Officials’ Views that Residents Are Wrong

Late in the afternoon of December 8th — just around the time we were about to start tapping he keys for this month’s commentary, we got word that a three-judge panel of the DC Court of Appeals issued a ruling blocking further work on North Capitol Street’s highly controversial McMillan Park development plan. Of course, […]

Heurich House Museum Hosted Holiday Open House with Tours and Artisans “Christkindlmarkt”

This late 19th century historic landmark mansion at New Hampshire Avenue and 20th Street, NW, the one-time home of beer magnate Christian Heurich and now a fascinating house museum, once again hosted self-guided tours of the seasonally decorated rooms and public areas along with a traditional  German Christmas market featuring goods from over 40 local […]