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Archive for November, 2019

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 […]

A Reader Comments on Our Oct. 2019 Comp Plan Lead Story

Willam Schultz’ article reporting on the controversial proposed Comp Plan updates highlights a major issue that will permeate public discussion in coming weeks of the 1,200 pages of proposed amendments of the Comprehensive Plan released by the Mayor on October 15.  That issue is the balance between market-rate and affordable housing development, and the extent […]

November 3 ~ “Virtuoso Organist Concert Series” Inaugural, Free Recital at First Baptist Church at 16th & O Sts. Announced

Sun., Nov. 3rd (2pm): Launching this first Sunday of every month series will be acclaimed organist Marvin Mills who will present a program starting with J.S. Bach’s Sinfonia from Wir danken dir, Gott, wir danken dir followed by a varied selection of works by 19th century composers, including  a transcription of Modest Mussorgsky’s Pictures at […]