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Capitol Hill’s Reservation 13 Proposals to Go to Council in December

From The District Source

The proposal to declare two lots on Reservation 13 next to the Stadium Armory Metro in Hill East as surplus and the land disposition agreement which would give those lots to developer partners Donatelli Development and Blue Skye Development could go before the District Council in December.  A groundbreaking on the mixed-use development would likely follow sometime in 2016.

Shaun Courtney is the co-founder and editor-in-chief of District Source, a D.C. real estate and neighborhood news blog, co-founded and supported by Lindsay Reishman Real Estate. Shaun has been a local reporter in DC since 2009 and has called the city home since 2002. She currently lives in Kingman Park. Read more from District Source at www.districtsource.com.

October 29th

Reading the Tea Leaves

The District Beat

With the November general election nearly upon us, it is time for this columnist to stare into his tea cup. Conveniently, a poll conducted between Oct. 20 and 21 by Public Policy Polling (PPP), commissioned by WAMU and Washington City Paper, provides new grounds for speculation. It is the first survey to offer a ward-by-ward breakdown of the candidates' support.1

General Poll Results

October 27th

Radici's Soft Opening

Small Bites

Walk into Radici and you’ll feel as if you’re in an Italian alimentary or market – from the authentic Italian terracotta at your feet, the hanging Venetian globes, to the beautiful paper-wrapped dry pastas or artisan produced specialty items on the handcrafted oak shelves.

Annette Nielsen is a writer and a cook who has been engaged in food, farming and sustainability issues for over 15 years, and is currently at work on an Eastern Market cookbook. A native of the Adirondacks, and a long-time resident of both NYC and DC, she lives in Southwest near the waterfront with her husband and son.  Follow her on twitter: @The_Kitchen_Cab; reach her by email: annette@hillrag.com.

Radici's Soft Opening

Small Bites

Walk into Radici and you’ll feel as if you’re in an Italian alimentary or market – from the authentic Italian terracotta at your feet, the hanging Venetian globes, to the beautiful paper-wrapped dry pastas or artisan produced specialty items on the handcrafted oak shelves.

Annette Nielsen is a writer and a cook who has been engaged in food, farming and sustainability issues for over 15 years, and is currently at work on an Eastern Market cookbook. A native of the Adirondacks, and a long-time resident of both NYC and DC, she lives in Southwest near the waterfront with her husband and son.  Follow her on twitter: @The_Kitchen_Cab; reach her by email: annette@hillrag.com.

October 24th

Radici Opens This Weekend

Radici Market, an independently owned specialty food & wine emporium located across from historic Eastern Market, is opening this coming weekend. Radici, meaning "roots" in Italian, focuses on the local, the natural and the traditional. Expect unique artisanal offerings from carefully selected purveyors from the old and new worlds. Boasting fresh pasta and mozzarella, the store will be every Hill shopper's first stop on their way to a great Italian, home-cooked dinner.

October 22nd

Making Room for Families in DC’s New Construction

From The District Source

As developers build new condos and apartments across the city, there is a growing clamor for larger units–more than two bedrooms–to accommodate families wishing to stay in the city. The demand and lack of supply of housing for families was partially to blame for a delayed Zoning Commission decision on requested additional height and density for the latest phase of the Yards project coming to the Navy Yard neighborhood.

Shaun Courtney is the co-founder and editor-in-chief of District Source, a DC real estate and neighborhood news blog, co-founded and supported by Lindsay Reishman Real Estate. Shaun has been a local reporter in DC since 2009 and has called the city home since 2002. She currently lives in Kingman Park. This article was first published here.

October 20th

Let’s Get Physical!

Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday this past June, accomplished West African dance instructor Sylvia Soumah breezed into the sun-filled smaller studio at The Washington School of Ballet at THEARC like a gust of enthusiasm and humor. Her drummer silently prepared his djun djun drum while participants chatted and exchanged smiles. With a silly anecdote, a compliment to the newest person in the room, a word of encouragement, and a pulsing beat, Soumah’s Moving Wisdom class began. Sometime during the routine she yelled out, “Now we add the shake!

Moving Wisdom resumes on September 10 from 11 a.m. to noon, and continues every Tuesday and Thursday, September through October at The Washington School of Ballet THEARC campus. Interested participants can simply drop in. For more information, call 202-274-4533.

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