The Hill Rag

Home & Gardens

09/02/2014 - 9:12am
Several years ago I designed and built a new rear porch for the 1923 house in Washington, DC that I own with my wife, Eryl. The new porch has become a favorite space at the house and our outdoor living room in good weather. But it was quite a... >>more

Arts & Entertainment

09/01/2014 - 5:07pm
The District Department of Transportation is looking for volunteers for a DC Circulator photo shoot on Saturday, September 6.   If you're interested in participating in a photo shoot for the DC Circulator's newest ad campaign, please... >>more

Neighborhood News

09/01/2014 - 5:04pm
As part of the 11th Street Bridge Project, the District Department of Transportation will extend the closure of L Street SE, between 10th Street and 11th Street. The closure, which began at the end of July 2014, is needed for crews to complete... >>more
08/30/2014 - 11:17am
Intern Reports Three interns, Freddie Potter, Zachary Horowitz (both from the Washington Center), and Dominique Thomas (District Leadership Program), made presentations to highlight their work during the summer. Potter reported his analysis... >>more
08/30/2014 - 10:45am
Many new faces will be coming to ANC 6B at the beginning of next year, as seven out of 10 commissioners will not seek re-election. One, Dave Garrison, resigned earlier this year and moved out of DC. The departure of so many is unusual, even in a... >>more
08/30/2014 - 10:09am
Where today the parks around the Eastern Market Metro are mostly tired expanses of grass with a few trees, the parks soon could contain an expanded library, formal playground, cafe-style tree bosque and several stormwater management features. The... >>more
08/30/2014 - 9:46am
As time goes by, more and more of us are discovering our neighborhood river, the Anacostia. Whether enjoying the live music on a Friday night at Yards Park, paddling a canoe or kayak through what seems an almost magic wilderness near the Arboretum... >>more

Capitol Hill Community

09/01/2014 - 1:00pm
Mobile technology has become a staple of American life. According to the Pew Research Internet Project, as of January 2014, 90 percent of American adults had a cell phone, 58 percent a smartphone, and 42 percent a tablet computer. Unfortunately... >>more
09/01/2014 - 12:12pm
As we ease out of summer into the fall months it is worth celebrating the success of the parks in the Capitol Riverfront, as well as noting the ongoing changes in the neighborhood as we continue to grow. Yards Park, Diamond Teague Park & Piers,... >>more
09/01/2014 - 11:49am
During the magically cool August of 2014, one of our Row’s newest businesses, Rose’s Luxury, 717 8th St. SE, was declared the Top New Restaurant in America by Bon Appetite Magazine www.bonappetit.com/restaurants-travel/best-new-... >>more
09/01/2014 - 11:12am
September means festival season is in full swing here in DC, and it is time again for our own H Street Festival. Did you know the H Street Festival is the largest neighborhood-based festival in the District? Last year it drew over 100,000 visitors... >>more
09/01/2014 - 10:42am
After more than four years of dealing with DC government bureaucracy and fundraising, construction finally began at the end of June at the library park at 3rd and I streets, SW, which marks the start of phase one of the Southwest Playground Project... >>more
09/01/2014 - 10:12am
Dawn Clemens’ IPhone usually begins buzzing around 6 a.m., when Dawn is at the gym getting in a workout before her day at school opens. The principal of the Capitol Hill Cluster School, now entering her fourth year as leader, uses text and... >>more
09/01/2014 - 9:42am
It's hot enough to grill a burger on the sidewalk this mid-week, mid-afternoon in August.  By moonrise the sidewalk cafe at Mr. Henry's will fill with burgers and fries and nachos, beers and margaritas. Right now the patio is abandoned... >>more

Commentary

09/01/2014 - 9:11am
Before my brother Richard left home to join a Trappist monastery in the early 1960s he introduced me to bookstores. Often on a Saturday afternoon the two of us would walk the streets of Greenwich Village, stopping into Brentano's, Rizzoli, or... >>more