Tag Archives: Capitol Hill

15th Street rising


When one searches for Hill East on Google, the third result the search engine spits out is an article from 2010 about development in the neighborhood scaling back. That Washington Business Journal article focuses on the stalled grandiose plans for the parcels … Continue reading

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Interesting alleys: Miller’s/Frederick Douglass Court


 Last in a series Perhaps one of the most stunning things about D.C. are the interesting vistas seemingly everywhere, created by L’Enfant’s grid that allows streets to follow perfectly straight routes for blocks and blocks. Because most of these streets … Continue reading

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Interesting alleys: South of East Capitol


Fourth in a series Unlike Gessford Court, F Street Terrace and Kings Court, this unnamed alley seems to be neither historically nor economically notable. In fact, I can’t even identify a name for it. We’ll go with East Capitol alley for … 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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Interesting alleys: F Street Terrace and the Archibald Walk


Second in a series To the west of the Anacostia River, there is no F Street SE. There is however, an F Street Terrace, a one block alley that runs in the same direction as the city’s numbered streets and … Continue reading

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Interesting alleys: Gessford Court


First in a series One of the most interesting things about Washington’s alleys are the hints of the past they still hold onto. In the older parts of the city, these passages hold onto well over a hundred years of … 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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