04 Jun 2019


Hill Buzz

Happy Tuesday, Capitol Hill and environs! I don’t want to write about how perfect this weather is because I may jinx it. (But if I write about it in the negative, it’s not jinxing it, see? *taps forehead Roll Safe-like*)

Rice Bar signage going up, feeling cute, hope it doesn’t delete later. Photo by Maria Helena Carey

What’s good?

There is a very special job fair popping up at W.S. Jenks on Thursday, June 6, for students from Project Search DC. Project Search DC helps students with disabilities to develop and hone the skills necessary to get jobs. Frozen Tropics has all the details.

The 8th and D Starbucks is closing their doors for a couple of weeks (through 6/17), but they are giving away free coffee until June 9. Port City Java, in the meantime, is changing management. Capitol Hill Corner

Washington Business Journal reports on how EJF Capital, LLC, will be an equity partner with Blue Skye and Donatelli Development in the Hill East development. Hill East is one of Mayor Bowser’s “opportunity zones,” although WBJ points out that, “Hill East, Census Tract 68.04, has the highest median income ($156,583) and highest median value of owner-occupied housing units ($822,000) of the region’s nearly 90 opportunity zones, according to WBJ research,” which seems… hm. I don’t know? I guess it’s informative? 

Michael Bekesha writes a very drastic opinion for the Hill Rag about on-street parking, and you’re gonna be like, A REPUBLICAN SAID WHAT? You go, Michael. #carsarelikesmoking

Let a journalist journalsplain how cool The Wydown is. Or, you know, just stop in for a coffee and a pastry and find out for yourself (but skip the tisanes– that’s my $0.02 from me to you). Washington City Paper

Paying $2600 for rent on Capitol Hill doesn’t get you amenities, but hey! Washer and dryer in your unit is a plus! Curbed

A Capital Bikeshare left inside the Insomnia Cookies on H Street. Poetry in… not motion. PoPVille

Yesterday’s fire at Navy Yard devastated the inside of the Osteria Morini building, but no one was hurt. Washington City Paper

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