Mid-City DC

07/10/2017 - 10:25am
Mount Vernon Triangle Is for the Dogs The Mount Vernon Triangle Community Improvement District (MVT CID), in partnership with Spot on Training, held a special event for man’s best friend, in conjunction with the weekly farmers’ market. Catering to the four-legged population of MVT, Milian Park was transformed into an obstacle course where dogs could jump, catch, and run through tunnels into their owners’ arms. This was the fourth annual Doggone Fun Day, and Spot on Training... >>more
07/10/2017 - 9:12am
Shaw Businesses Hold Open House Shaw Main Streets held its spring Open House on Saturday, June 17. Participants were able to check out 26 businesses, restaurants, bars, barber shops and hair salons, fitness facilities, and other establishments in lower Shaw for four hours that afternoon. They received free #loveshaw T-shirts and refrigerator magnets and recyclable shopping bags, and enjoyed cocktail and food samples, caricatures, and other freebies. The Open House ended at the French Quarter... >>more
07/08/2017 - 10:45am
Mayor Bowser and the DC Council just completed the city’s budget for fiscal year 2018. People are asking us at the DC Fiscal Policy Institute, Is this a good budget or a bad budget? The short answer is that it matters how you measure it. Politicians love to tell us their values with soaring rhetoric, and they tout accomplishments in glowing press releases. Yet it is the details of dense budget tables that show their real values and priorities. Budgets are how we measure improvements in... >>more
07/08/2017 - 9:42am
Prior to the June meeting of Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 6E, Commissioner and Secretary Lily Roberts (6E04) resigned for personal reasons. An announcement of the vacancy has been placed in the DC Register and a successor will be determined at a later date. Commissioner Anthony Brown volunteered to serve as the new secretary, and the commissioners recorded a unanimous vote in favor of it. Commissioners Alex Padro (6E01, chair), Anthony Brown (6E02, secretary), Frank Wiggins (6E03,... >>more
07/07/2017 - 10:41am
Ms. Lula had no idea what to do. In her 70s and living on her own, she had no one to help her understand the foreclosure notice the bank had served on her condo in Ward 4. She’d lived there for 25 years. She heard about a legal counsel service for DC residents aged 60 and up and wondered if they could help her. They could. Legal Counsel for the Elderly (LCE), a nonprofit 501(c)(3) affiliate of AARP, assigned LCE attorney Kerry Diggin to review Ms. Lula’s situation. “At the... >>more
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