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Archive for March, 2018

Neighbors Act to Ensure Ancient Elm Preserved When Alleyway Gets Rebuilt

By P.L. Wolff Not widely known by Dupont Circle residents, or even by historic preservationists, is that tucked away in the alley on the south side of Corcoran Street’s 1700 block stands tall and proud one of the city’s — if not the entire metro area’s — most ancient trees. One place outside of the […]

Dupont East’s Ancient “Jackson Elm” No More

At about 9:30 this past Friday night, this iconic, 250-year-old massive tree — long a landmark just east of New Hampshire Avenue in the alley between the 1700 blocks of Corcoran and Q Streets, NW — succumbed to the unrelenting 45-50 mile winds (and higher gusts). Following are dramatic photos that reveal the aftermath, courtesy […]

News for the Capital and the Nation: Politics and Washington’s Daily Newspapers

To view images full size & high resolution, left click on each By Matthew B. Gilmore* In August of 1800, Samuel Harrison Smith wrote to James Madison confirming Smith’s intention of publishing a newspaper in the new capital city (and requesting Madison’s help): “To James Madison “From Samuel Harrison Smith, 27 August 1800 “Philada. Aug. […]

Restaurant Review ~ Millie’s Spring Valley / 4866 Mass. Ave., NW

For suburbanites, exploring the uptown streets of DC can take folks to such areas as Howard University, Columbia Heights, Shaw, and Spring Valley. These underscore how diverse is DC life, its street scenes, and its eateries. Great restaurant destinations fill up each area, and depending on your culinary whim, you can select just about any […]

Reporting Period: February 2018 ~ Prepared for InTowner.com by the Dupont Circle office of Century 21 Redwood Realty

The area covered by these listings includes the northwest DC neighborhoods primarily of Adams Morgan, Mt. Pleasant, Columbia Heights, North Columbia Heights, Petworth & Park View; West End, Dupont, Scott, Thomas & Logan Circles; Dupont East, U Street, Shaw, Le Droit Park, Bloomingdale & Mt. Vernon Square. SINGLE FAMILY HOUSES [37] [condo & co-op listings […]

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Development That’s Right for DC Will Suffer if Council Adopts the Mayor’s Comp Plan Change

Stephen Hansen & Meg Maguire Stephen Hansen and Meg Maguire are chair and vice-chair, respectively, of The Committee of 100 on the Federal City. DC needs more developers to accomplish our city’s long-standing goals of an economically and racially inclusive city. Renovating worn out buildings and constructing new housing for families requires developers who are […]

Mayor’s Comprehensive Plan Amendments Denounced by Non-Government Witnesses at Hearing; Council Members Also Skeptical

Accompanying images can be viewed on page 1 of the March 2018 issue pdf By William G. Schulz* The increasingly scandal-plagued administration of DC Mayor Muriel Bowser– in a bitter scrap with historic preservation groups, Advisory Neighborhood Commissions, and many individual DC residents concerned about the quantity, scale, and pace of redevelopment in the city — […]

Cleveland Park Business Climate in Flux; Owners and Residents Alike Uncertain

Accompanying images can be viewed on page 1 of the March 2018 issue pdf By Larry Ray* Do neighborhoods reflect the businesses or the reverse? This is an often asked question by DC residents. It is now being asked by residents of Cleveland Park much as this question has faced residents of other neighborhoods in the […]