04 Oct 2016

News:

Hill Buzz

Planning Officials Plan to Keep an Eye on Second Phase of Anacostia Riverfront PUD (UrbanTurf) William Penn House Celebrated 50 Years in Capitol Hill (Hill Rag) 4th Street to Close at Virginia For A Few Weeks; New Decks Coming (JDLand)


13 Apr 2016

Events:

Can’t Miss: Final ?Cherry Blossom Festival Events!

There should be some sort of shoutout or special celebration dedicated to the double-flowered Kwanzan cherry trees that ably fill in the gaps left by the awe-inspiring but far more fickle Yoshino. You should definitely think of that this weekend, as the Cherry Blossom Festival celebrations come to our neck of the woods this weekend! […]


24 Jun 2015

Events:

TONIGHT: Anacostia River Open House with DDOE

The Anacostia River is well on its way to being a remarkable success story for how we interact with our urban rivers, but much remains to be done. The District Department of the Environment is hosting a series of community meetings highlighting what still needs to be done, as well as what we can do […]


13 Jan 2015

News:

Hill Buzz

JDLand noticed that some signs on the Southwest Freeway that direct drivers to the Navy Yard area for gas should probably be updated. The Washington Post looked at the possibility of the Anacostia River being swimmable in the future. District Source reported that the Zoning Commission said that the proposal to build an Angelika movie […]


12 May 2014

Lost Capitol Hill: The First Eastern Branch Bridge

I recently wrote about the Wheeler Ferry and its importance in getting people across the Anacostia in the days before the federal government moved to Washington. I also mentioned the bridge that replaced it, but not its eventual demise – or the role it played during the burning of Washington 200 years ago.


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