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Archive for May, 2018

Architecture of an Asylum: St. Elizabeths 1852-2017

To view images full size & high resolution, left click on each By Matthew B. Gilmore* Probably the most universally known image of an insane asylum in popular culture comes from the film One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. Few Washingtonians would have reason to be familiar with the District’s own asylum — the first […]

Reporting Period: April 2018 ~ Prepared for 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 [50] [condo & co-op listings […]

May 26 ~ History Walking Tour Around McMillan Park Announced

Sat., May 26th (9am; rain date next day, same time): Neighborhood resident Paul Cerruti, who has conducted this well-received tour previously, has compiled a trove of detail about the park and its role in the neighborhood through the years since it was first opened to the public. Sponsored by Friends of McMillan Park (FOMP), the tour will showcase […]

Restaurant Review ~ DC Boathouse / 5441 MacArthur Blvd., NW

Driving by the sparkling waters of the Potomac on a cheery and sunny spring day inspires dreams of boating on its waters. A lot of DCers and others share the same idea, apparently — in kayaks, canoes, and rowboats. Watching those activities should inspire boaters and all others to stop by for a meal at […]

May 2018 Issue / June issue pdf to post on the 9th

Little-Known Small Park at 2nd & Mass., NW Focus of Plans for Enhancing Mt. Vernon East

Accompanying images can be viewed on page 1 of the May issue 2017 issue pdf [Editor’s Note: The following article, edited and with photos & links added, was brought to our attention by its preparers, the Mt. Vernon Triangle CID. In light of its newsworthiness, we requested and received permission to reprint, subject to editing for […]

St. Thomas’ Faces a Devil of a Time Building its New Church; Stalled by Stop Work Order

Accompanying images can be viewed on page 1 of the May issue 2017 issue pdf By William G. Schulz* If the devil is in the details, then ever more so when a church takes up battle against its neighbors– who, in turn, fear a congregation they believe being led by Mammon in the guise of real […]

Neighborhood Churches and Neighbors Often at Odds; Changing Demographics the Cause

Accompanying image can be viewed on page 1 of the May issue 2017 issue pdf; others posted on the jump page By Larry Ray* James: I live on Capitol Hill. We have a lot of churches. Do they assist our neighborhood? No. They arrive on Sunday mornings, illegally park — even blocking in neighbors’ cars — […]

We Endorse DC Attorney General Racine

On May 8th we were again reminded why we have admired the outstanding leadership of Karl Racine who, during his first elected term, has turned the District’s Office of the Attorney General (AG) into an aggressive advocate on behalf of DC’s citizens. The high competence and professionalism he has engendered among his amazing legal and […]

May issue pdf now posted; new on-line content to post by end of day