Category Archives: Actual reporting

Sprucing up


In the past I wondered aloud (on the Internet) whether the crappy stores in my neck of the woods would go out of business, a la Eastern Thrifty Market, or adapt to a more upscale clientele that is undeniably moving … Continue reading

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Shady lenders lurking as the Hill appreciates


They move the people out, raise the value and sell it at a profit. Furious Styles’s monologue in “Boyz N The Hood” was my first explicit¬†notification¬†of the sometimes-nefarious forces behind the “g word” — gentrification. We don’t get a lot … Continue reading

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D.C. cops targeting Hill East for drug enforcement


Posted on a tree Wednesday in my quiet Hill East neighborhood is a sign indicating the police will be cracking down on suspected drug dealers between the boundaries of East Capitol, 15th, 17th and Independence. Apparently, that means rounding up … Continue reading

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Chipotle coming to Barracks Row


Casual chain dining is embracing Barracks Row. With a committee vote down and a full zoning commission vote impending, it appears the Chinatown-ification (and not the previously loathed Adams-Morgifying threatened last year by the area’s ANC) of Capitol Hill’s main … Continue reading

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New basketball court coming to Capitol Hill


I have been frustrated. Emails have been sent to Councilman Tommy Wells and the D.C. Parks department. Questions have been asked of the neighborhood kids and construction workers installing a breathtakingly nice football/baseball/soccer field. When is our basketball court at … Continue reading

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D.C.’s summers: How legendary are they?


Blink and you might have missed spring. Or so it feels like this week, with D.C. temperatures routinely cracking 80 degrees and AC units getting their first workout. The temperature should drop later this week, but by late May we … Continue reading

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The power of a referral


What can Greater Greater Washington do for you? Quite a bit, if you are a blogger and the Washington urbanist powerhouse picks up one of your posts. Last week, a quick hit I did on the tear down of a … Continue reading

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