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Coronavirus Updates & Information from DC Government, Metro & Other Sources

For the latest infection data and for advisories focused on mayoral & agency directives and policy decisions affecting restaurants, bars, etc. and other retail & service business closures, DC city services adjustments & reductions, see below. (Prior reports & directives can also be found by visiting https://coronavirus.dc.gov. Also included below are Metro service reductions and […]

Food on the Streets: Street vending in the District of Columbia

To view images full size & high resolution, left click on each By Matthew B. Gilmore* In 19th century Washington sales of goods and produce involved the District government in a more visible way than today. Since the founding of the city, Washington had several municipal market houses, where sheltered space was leased to dealers […]

WMATA Budget Sparks Outcry; Bus Service Route & Fare Changes Called Discriminatory Low-Income & Poor

Accompanying images can be viewed starting on page 1 of the March 2020 issue pdf By William G. Schulz The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s (WMATA) 2021 proposed budget has sounded alarm bells all over DC, including Northwest. In particular, changes to Metrobus routes in the city — especially elimination of some routes, as well […]

Dupont Residents to lose some 80 Parking Spaces Along 16th Street

Accompanying images can be viewed starting on page 1 of the March 2020 issue pdf By William G. Schulz Trying to park in Dupont Circle can be an exercise in frustration. But the bad parking karma may get worse with a District Department of Transportation (DDOT) project to speed bus service on 16th Street, NW […]

Park View Among N.W. Neighborhoods Seeing New Farmers Market as a Plus  

Accompanying images can be viewed starting on page 1 of the March 2020 issue pdf By Larry Ray* The opening of the year-round Park View Farmers Market at Hook Hall has been an exciting development for its neighbors, as well as residents within walking distance in adjacent neighborhoods. Seeking out reactions from neighbors, the following […]

If You Think Parking Is Bad Now, It’s About To Get Worse!

[Editor’s Note: The following submission from one of our readers — writing on behalf of herself as well as numerous of her neighbors — adds an additional perspective to our March issue story, “Dupont Residents to lose some 80 Parking Spaces Along 16th Street.”] ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Coupled with extension of morning and afternoon peak periods until […]

Will DC be Able to Meet Coronavirus Costs?

Back in mid-January, the perceptive Washington Blade business columnist Mark Lee wrote a commentary headlined “D.C. enacts bills with no hope of funding.” At first blush readers might wonder why this commentator is focusing on the criticisms expressed in that piece. The answer, simply, is that in some ways his observations were prescient in light […]

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Farmers Market ~ continued from page 1

The opening of the year-round Park View Farmers Market at Hook Hall has been an exciting development for its neighbors, as well as residents within walking distance in adjacent neighborhoods. Seeking out reactions from neighbors, the following were shared by email. ■ Petworth resident Daisy: “I love farmers markets and am so sad when the […]