Mid-City DC

03/15/2017 - 11:11am
In late 2016 the Mount Vernon Triangle (MVT) Community Improvement District (CID) conducted its annual Neighborhood Perception Survey, and the 555 responses shattered the previous record number (last year netted 448). According to Kenyattah A. Robinson, president and CEO of the CID, the survey focuses on four aspects of life: cleanliness, safety, the seven-person CID Clean Team Ambassadors, and the sense of civic engagement and community pride. Cleanliness “We’ve always been pretty... >>more
03/15/2017 - 10:12am
Renovation of Carter G. Woodson Home Celebrated Almost 400 people packed the auditorium at Seaton Elementary on Sunday afternoon, Feb. 26, to celebrate the completion of Phase I of the restoration of the Shaw home of Carter G. Woodson, the father of African-American history. The audience was made up of members of Dr. Woodson’s family, dignitaries from the National Park Service (NPS) and the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH), and other black history... >>more
03/13/2017 - 11:12am
EMULSION 2017 Winners Announced EMULSION 2017 is an annual open call to artists who live in the Washington-Baltimore region, culminating in a juried competition and exhibition. On March 3, opening night, the following first-, second-, and third-place winners of EMULSION 2017, selected by Juror Deirdre Ehlen MacWilliams, were announced: Michael West of Potomac, Md., received first place and a $2,000 prize. Erin Graham of Washington, DC, received second place and a $1,000 prize. Ellyn Weiss of... >>more
03/13/2017 - 10:10am
… and Getting Caught in 70° February Weather “Hey, I’m trying out this new restaurant at T and 14th for Insatiable. Are you free for dinner tonight?” “Sure! As long as we get to sit outside.” Definitely a text exchange I expected to have in February. My pun game is clearly on point with that header. The good news for my friend and me was that 14th Street’s newest restaurant, Colada Shop, has a spacious patio that makes for excellent people-watching... >>more
03/11/2017 - 11:12am
After agreeing to divvy up the prime real estate of committee chairmanships, DC Councilmembers have begun identifying their top public policy priorities. As a group they are famous – infamous even – for introducing excessive numbers of legislative proposals. Many of those bills never see the light of day; they die in committee. Others make it out and get approved by the full legislature, only to be stopped dead when the requisite funds aren’t available for implementation. The... >>more
03/11/2017 - 10:10am
January marked the halfway point of Muriel Bowser’s current term as mayor of the District of Columbia, an opportune time to reflect on her environmental record. While environmental issues were not a central concern of her 2014 campaign, to the surprise of many environmental leaders – especially those focused on the Anacostia Watershed – the mayor has demonstrated a progressive environmental agenda. Jim Dougherty of the DC Chapter of the Sierra Club notes, “Frankly, I... >>more
02/17/2017 - 11:12am
This month I decided to try something a bit different. The Insatiable domain contains many great options for everyone’s favorite cheesy Italian entree, pizza. While I didn’t have the space or resources to review each and every one of them, I’ve compiled a pretty solid guide to the highlights. Pidzza I’m starting with the eastern-most option, based on location and style. Pidzza, a Turkish pizzeria that has just opened in Ivy City, is owned by veteran DC restaurateur Koray... >>more
02/17/2017 - 10:12am
Emulsion 2017 “EMULSION 2017” will take place over a two-week period centering on an exhibition that includes an opening reception with an award ceremony and a series of artist talks. One of the region’s leading visual art events, “EMULSION” provides artists with the opportunity to win cash awards and exhibit their work in a well-publicized and public forum. It has helped propel the careers of participants by connecting them with acclaimed regional curators,... >>more
02/15/2017 - 11:10am
A busy January in Bloomingdale means there’s a lot to get to in this month’s Bloomingdale Buzz: History in the Making At the Jan. 23 monthly meeting of the Bloomingdale Civic Association (BCA) the Bloomingdale Historic Preservation Committee gave its full presentation on the effort to retain the neighborhood’s historic character. Among the matters discussed was a special zoning that would protect the street views and prevent an overabundance of invasive construction. The... >>more