17 Jul 2018


Hill Buzz

Today’s mood: Demolition, creepy doll. Picture by Kate McFadden, via our Instagram @thehillishome

Bryce Harper won the Home Run Derby, giving us a good memory for July 16, 2018. Just take deep breaths and pretend nothing else happened yesterday. Washington Post

A great article highlighting the work of Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) in fostering growth and keeping the city vibrant (and clean)… as well as possibly being too successful and pushing people out. Special focus on the Capitol Riverfront BID, with a cameo by JDLand! Washington Monthly

The move to introduce legislation to repeal Initiative 77 has not been received well. Washington Post

Does a Historic Designation help or harm residents? ANC 6B thinks it doesn’t serve residents’ needs. Capitol Hill Corner

Counterpoint: Two Kingman Park residents believe it’s up to those whose history is represented to decide whether an area should become a Historic District. The Hill is Home 

Everything you may, or may not, have wanted to know about Audi Field. Psst, if you’re reading, ProSoccerUSA, I’d like you to know that pupusas are from Central America. Also, there is more than one National in Nationals Park. ProsoccerUSA

Everything you wanted to know about the Kids Ride Free program, which will be issuing *new* DCOne cards so anyone from 5 to 21 years of age can ride Metro for free. There will be a card event at Capitol Hill Montessori at Logan on Sunday, July 22, from 2-7 p.m. DC Government

(Note: The current DC One card is good through September 30– if it actually works for your kids)

Mission is (kind of) open at the Navy Yard and Eater is on it. Eater DC

After the All-Star game, Metro is going to be doing shenanigans. WTOP has a round-up of what you need to know in terms of getting around this week and beyond. WTOP

A good run-down of what is going on with D.C. General. This quote from At-Large councilmember Robert White is especially troubling: “It seems that D.C. General may be, sadly, more dignified and more safe for families than the hotel sites.”  DCist

Let’s not think too deeply about people in abject poverty having to inhale asbestos and getting sick from the mold in a terrible shelter, shall we? Take it away, Condé Nast Traveler: BRUNCH at Chloe and at Maketto! Condé Nast Traveler

The Bachelors Mill was sold at auction back in May, though it’s still open and running. What will this mean for the long-standing gay bar on Barracks Row? No idea for now. Washington Blade


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