20 Jan 2021


Inauguration Day

Today was a day to engender mixed feeling in our neighborhood. On the one hand, the vast majority were thrilled with the outcome of the election and the new administration being sworn in. On the other hand, there was no way to be part of the ceremony. And if there’s one thing that has brought […]

19 Jan 2021


Lost Capitol Hill: West Front Inaugurations

Well, I might as well finish this: How inaugurations have been held at the Capitol since 1801. Not much changed for 36 years after Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s final swearing in in 1945. Truman took the oath of office in 1945 in the White House, but then after winning reelection, returned to the East Portico of […]

15 Jan 2021


To Do From Home, Weekend of January 15, 2021

Whoa.It really is 2021– halfway through the first month, no less. I know we’re all busy with the National Guard taking over our neighborhood and all the fencing, but it’s my unpleasant duty to remind you that there is a pandemic still raging. Two days ago, we learned that the more virulent COVID variant is […]

14 Jan 2021

H Street:

Open Data insights with Charlotte Jackson

As 2020 drew to a close and, on top of having to deal with* everything*, we also had to be reminded once again of just how scary H Street NE can be. On December 22, a car sped and imbedded itself into the Atlas Performing Arts Center/Joy of Motion building, partially destroying the dance studio. […]

13 Jan 2021


Around the Capitol again

You may have noticed extra barriers going up in our neighborhood again today. It was time to see the extent of these barriers.

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