Mid-City DC

06/16/2017 - 9:16am
Mount Vernon Triangle CID Hosts Annual Meeting The Mount Vernon Triangle Community Improvement District (CID) hosted its annual meeting over breakfast at Ottoman Taverna, the traditional Turkish restaurant that opened last year at Fourth and I streets NW. The event brings together neighbors, business owners, and official figures of the neighborhood to discuss the progress made and the upcoming plans for the Triangle. In his opening remarks, CID President and CEO Kenyattah Robinson invoked a... >>more
06/14/2017 - 10:14am
Carter G. Woodson Home Tours Start The National Park Service has finally opened the Carter G. Woodson Home, the residence and office of the father of African-American History at 1538 Ninth St. NW, for regular tours. Starting May 27, interpretive tours will be given every Saturday and Sunday, six times a day. Each tour, which covers the first, second, and third floors of the house, lasts about 30 minutes and is limited to 10 people. Reservations, although not required, can be made a day in... >>more
06/14/2017 - 9:10am
“Some neighborhood newcomers are looking for authentic experiences based on their expectations that inner-city Black areas are dangerous and exciting … Real estate developers and commercial businesses have tapped into this valued ‘edge living’ commodity and are selling it for a premium to those who can afford it … It seemed that the neighborhood violence gave some newcomers to the area bragging rights and something interesting to talk about at parties.”... >>more
06/12/2017 - 10:07am
Foundry Gallery Craig Moran has created a new series of large, colorful paintings which he compiles in his studio from a series of drawings, graffiti, advertisements, and pictures from nature books. Moran refers to this process as a “surrealist automatism,” resulting in serial patterning as he cuts up the images over and over again until he finds the right combination. While the viewer may find the bold, colorful shapes of Moran’s work vibrant and attractive, upon further... >>more
06/12/2017 - 9:12am
This summer, Mount Vernon Triangle and Shaw are providing a culinary round-the-world odyssey. Tucked in the corner of the cavernous Marriott Marquis hotel in Mount Vernon Triangle is a stop at Spain, Portugal, and Morocco: Mike Isabella’s latest outpost, Arroz. The stylish decor is modern with Moorish flourishes. Diners cozy up in alcoves, while others cluster around the handsome bar. Seated near a window, we perused the Spanish/Portuguese/Moroccan menu. Our server, Raul, poured me two... >>more
06/10/2017 - 11:13am
Shaw and Mt. Vernon Triangle area residents may see an increase in restaurants expanding outdoors this summer. Four establishments were on the May meeting agenda of Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 6E to discuss this topic. Commissioners Alex Padro (6E01, chair), Anthony Brown (6E02), Frank Wiggins (6E03, vice chair), Lily Roberts (6E04, secretary), Alex Marriott (6E05, treasurer), Alvin Judd (6E06), and Kevin Rogers (6E07) made up a full quorum. Support for Rito Loco Rooftop Summer... >>more
06/10/2017 - 10:12am
Petite, bespectacled, with a ready, warm laugh, Ana Recio Harvey could be mistaken for a kindergarten teacher. She is, however, the business muscle in Mayor Muriel Bowser’s administration and a key element in its vision for a robust local economy. Harvey manages the 50-person, $14 million Department of Small and Local Business Development (DSLBD). The agency has four divisions: certification, affirming through a documentation process that companies are located in the District and giving... >>more
06/10/2017 - 9:10am
Get in the Swim Dive into a Summer of Sharks at National Geographic More than a hundred million sharks are killed each year, primarily for their fins. Award-winning National Geographic photographer Brian Skerry has gone to extraordinary lengths to show us why we should not only protect them, but respect and appreciate them as integral species within our ecosystem. The exhibition will include large-scale images, videos, artifacts, models, and interactive experiences—all highlighting Skerry... >>more
05/20/2017 - 10:12am
Tyber Creek A new restaurant is moving into the space at First Street and North Capitol Street NW, a corner considered the heart of Bloomingdale life. After the closing of Rustik, the neighborhood’s pioneering venture, husband-and-wife team Jordan and Jonathan Stahl grabbed the space in the hope of opening their first restaurant. “We want Tyber Creek to be a neighborhood gathering place where people can enjoy good food and wine in a comfortable atmosphere,” Jordan explained.... >>more