26 Sep 2016

History:

Lost Capitol Hill: The Repairs and Death of the Library Tunnel

Last week, we looked at the design and building of a tunnel to move books from the Jefferson Building of the Library of Congress over to the Capitol. Today, we’ll look at its completion and use – as well as repairs that were necessary not long after it opened. Unsurprisingly, the tunnel was of great […]


22 Sep 2016

To Do:

To Do: Weekend of September 22nd – 25th

Happy Autumn! Pay no attention to the mosquitoes and muggy weather: It’s time to enjoy all the pumpkin spice, dammit! Tonight, East City Books host a fundraiser for local non-profit DC Diaper Bank. From 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., enjoy refreshments generously provided by a local restaurant while browsing the shop and learning more about the […]


19 Sep 2016

History:

Lost Capitol Hill: The Book Tunnel of Capitol Hill

The tunnels underneath Capitol Hill have always fascinated me, and anyone who has seen the bookcases that line every free space in my house knows my love of books. It is therefore inevitable that I write about the book tunnel that connected the Jefferson Building of the Library of Congress with the Capitol in the […]


16 Sep 2016

Things We Take For Granted:

What Makes Good Neighbors?

I considered starting this post with a huge platitude: That DC is changing. Yes, of course. The gap-toothed smiles of the city have gone and gotten themselves some very deep and expensive root canals and new porcelain teeth. The few salvageable teeth have been worked extensively and are barely recognizable in some places, and no […]


14 Sep 2016

Development:

REI Will Open 10/21– Peek Inside the Construction Site!

Claudia and I were recently invited to a walk-through of the construction site and a lunch/discussion at the neighboring Wunder Garten pop-up. During the walk-through, which is recorded in good detail (even with video!) over at Curbed– along with renderings of what the store will look like– we were told about the plans for the store/community space. In […]


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