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Archive for November, 2019

District Bridges Becoming a Force for New Energy in Northwest Neighborhoods

Accompanying images can be viewed starting on page 1 of the November 2019 issue pdf By Carolina Buitrago* District Bridges is a non-profit located in Columbia Heights; its mission is to enrich neighborhood vitality by bridging community engagement and economic development opportunities so that individuals, businesses, and organizations can thrive together. District Bridges was born […]

DC Inaugurates its First Open Streets Ever

Accompanying images can be viewed starting on page 1 of the November 2019 issue pdf By Larry Ray* On October 5th, nearly three miles of Georgia Avenue intersecting with New Hampshire Avenue, NW, was closed for the Open Streets DC program.   This is a program that celebrates “no cars; just people. . . . Open […]

High Heel Race and Fun Festivities 2019

Accompanying images can be viewed starting on page 1 of the November 2019 issue pdf By Phil Carney On the Tuesday before Halloween, thousands again gathered in along 17th Street between R and P Streets, NW for our 32nd High Heel Race. This is our Dupont Circle neighborhood’s most fun and silliest annual event. The […]

Short-Term Crime Fixes Not the Answer

As everyone who reads the Washington Post, the neighborhood listservs, and watches the local TV news is very aware, we have for months now been inundated with reports of what seems to be an upsurge in street crime — not just in areas where it has been a major problem for years, but now even […]

Blue Camp — A Searing Re-examination of the Power of Coming Out

 By William G. Schulz The power of coming out — the revolutionary act of gay people, one by one, no longer hiding who they are and who they love — receives fresh and compelling re-examination in this play, an original production by DC’s Rainbow  theater Project. Written by Tim Caggiano and Jack Calvin Hanna, and […]

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Open Streets ~ continued from November 2019 issue pdf page 1

History The first Open Streets event took place in 1974 in Bogota, Columbia. Now more than 400 cities throughout the world are participating — 122 in the U.S., including, for example (in addition to now DC), Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, San Antonio, Atlanta, Ft. Collins, Charlotte, San Francisco, Los Angeles. It is expensive to close roads. Los […]

High Heels ~ photos continued from November 2019 issue pdf page 1

*Phil Carney is a long-time 17th Street resident and community activist, a retired Dupont Circle ANC commissioner, and a recognized photographer and chronicler of the neighborhood’s life and history. Copyright © 2019 InTowner Publishing Corp. & Phil Carney. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part without permission is prohibited, except as provided by […]

Franklin Square: Park or Parking? Evolution of a Public Space

To view images full size & high resolution, left click on each By Matthew B. Gilmore* In a milestone moment in DC’s urban development, plans are underway  for a complete refit of Franklin Park — by the District of Columbia, not the National Park Service (NPS). In the Spring of 2019, Congress passed the Federal […]