18 Feb 2015


#SnowDay on the Hill: Photos and Cautionary Tales

Hey everyone! How did it go on your #SnowDay? Did you get to pad around in your jammies until noon, drink your weight in hot cocoa and get kicked off Capitol Hill for sledding in a menacing way? Yeah, us either. But some of you guys did, and you shared your photos with us, AND […]

18 Feb 2015

Things We Take For Granted:

Things We Take For Granted: The Freedom to Sled

When I was a kid, snow days meant sledding down the best hill in the area: Capitol Hill. It was part of the fun of living in this neighborhood. We were a short walk from a huge hill that was protected from traffic, and we had the added benefit of a beautiful view of the […]

18 Feb 2015


Hill Buzz

  District Source reported that Edens Development received initial approval from the Zoning Commission (ZC) for their concept to build an Angelika movie theater and either office or residential above Union Market. In light of the proposed CSX Virginia Avenue Tunnel project, The Hill Rag examined what our local government has historically done to protect communities and historic structures from a catastrophic […]

16 Feb 2015


Lost Capitol Hill: The Lincoln School

Last week, we looked at the first public school for African Americans, opened in the Little Ebenezer church. Its explosive growth, fueled not only by the D.C. Emancipation Act but also by the law securing schooling for all children, meant that they soon outgrew their modest beginnings. And so, a new school – and this […]

13 Feb 2015


Valentine’s Day at Union Market and on Barracks Row

Whether you love or hate Valentine’s Day, there are events galore this weekend for couples and singles alike. And it’s the weekend, so why not show some love to your neighborhood with some local shopping and dining? Barracks Row Main Street will be setting up a photo booth from 6:30-10:30pm on Saturday on the 500 block between […]