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Archive for December, 2018

Merry Christmas, Washington: Evolution of the Holiday in the Nation’s Capital

 To view images full size & high resolution, left click on each  By Matthew B. Gilmore*  During December of 1923 a 48-foot balsam fir tree arrived in Washington from Vermont. Installed on the Ellipse south of the White House, it was called the National Christmas Tree — the first in a tradition continuing to this […]

Reporting Period: December 2018 ~ Prepared for InTowner.com by the sales brokerage of The New Washington Land Company 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 […]

Restaurant Review ~ Blue Duck Tavern* / 24th & M Sts., NW

Better than a TV cooking/restaurant show, and top notch among DC’s restaurant competitors, the Park Hyatt’s classy Blue Duck Tavern reigns. Again and again, patrons return, whether for brunch, lunch, or dinner. Yes, some chefs have come and gone. But when a new culinary star moves in, foodies should, well, dash over to BDT for […]

December 2018 Issue / January issue pdf to post on the 11th

The Masons Get a Qualified Approval from HPRB Subject to Approval of Revised Design Changes

Accompanying images can be viewed starting on page 1 of the December 2018 issue pdf By William G. Schulz The neighbors hate it, but DC’s Historic Preservation Review Board (HPRB) on Nov. 29th, gave a qualified green light to the design for a proposed rental apartment building that would sit behind the Scottish Rite Masonic […]

Shaw Holiday Traditions Continue with Small Business Saturday and Pop-Up Bars

Accompanying images can be viewed starting on page 1 of the December 2018 issue p By Alexander M. Padro* Elected officials cut ribbons at nine new businesses in Shaw on Saturday, November 24, 2018 as part of the neighborhood’s observance of the national Small Business Saturday event and the beginning of the year-end holiday season. […]

Despite Tree Plantings, Canopy is Dissipating

Accompanying images can be viewed starting on page 1 of the December 2018 issue pdf By Larry Ray* A half-century-old oak tree that stood 50 feet tall was chopped down by a developer who bought a North Columbia Heights row house in the 3500 block of 10th Street, NW. The plan is to convert the […]

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What Should be Done About All Those Cars?

First, let me state that I have absolutely zero personal interest in the issues affecting car owners here in DC for whom parking (especially) is a matter of perpetual frustration. Also, I should note that our associate editor shares my thought on this perplexing issue. On December 5th, The Washington Post reported that the Washington […]

Reporting Period: November 2018 ~ Prepared for InTowner.com by the sales brokerage of The New Washington Land Company

 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 St., Shaw, Le Droit Park, Bloomingdale & Mt. Vernon Square. SINGLE FAMILY HOUSES [47] [condo & co-op listings […]