Tag Archives: DC

Lights out, where the sun never sets


Sometimes, the intensity of D.C. just saps my own energy. Often the best way to re-absorb the city’s vibe is just to take a walk and soak it all on. The garishly painted rowhouses, alley cats, friendly and (unfriendly) people … Continue reading

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D.C.’s palm trees lead to a summer state of mind


This being the dog days, I shall be taking it easy in my native northern climes and shant be posting for a bit. The good news, or bad news depending on how you see it, is after weeks of struggling … Continue reading

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Alley etiquette


You wouldn’t know it, but there is a proper way to speed through an alley in your car. At least, that’s what some of my neighbors think. These aren’t the whimsical ways I waxed poetically about in previous missives, a … Continue reading

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Washington’s hottest new neighborhood


New York may have its DUMBO (Down Under Manhattan Bridge Overpass) and NOLITA (North of Little Italy). Here in Washington we are working on NoMa (North of Massachusetts Avenue)…but a new hot hood is racing up the charts. DUWYMeBri — … Continue reading

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Washington D.C. on July 4 — Around the city


In no particular order, seen and heard: – A teenage boy chasing his friend with a lit and firing Roman candle around the Stadium-Armory Metro station, the rest of their group laughing as the runner screamed for his life. – … Continue reading

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Interesting alleys: Kings Court


Third in a series Alleys are the city’s backstage. In just the past few days, I have seen kids shooting craps and listening to music, people fixing cars and legions of Hill East alley cats in the often unique passages … 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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