Good morning from Capitol Hill, an “isolating and serious place to live sometimes.” Isn’t it great to have our city explained to us by the kind, erudite folks at the New York Times? What would we do without them?
Anyway. I’d like to send a hearty shout-out to all the kind, warm folks I met at Hill-o-ween on Friday evening. Thank you for buying a mug! Thank you for saying hello! Thank you for telling me you love Hill Buzz! I love you all!
Speaking of cute gifts you can get for your loved ones this holiday season, Inside Hook has some really nice Washington-inspired tokens.
We will not be talking about games 3, 4 or 5 as I am still salty. Sure, I only throw the most customary of glances at the standings during the regular season, but October baseball is the real cliffhanger and I am here for all the drama. This DCist post will bring some of the warm fuzzy feelings without reminding you of our suddenly so-sad bullpen. This Bisnow post will also help.
Washington Post columnist and neighbor Petula Dvorak minces no words about what truly brings us together in DC.
Michelle Obama dropped by Eat Brgz last week. This reminds us– we need to drop by and have a brg soon. Early reports are mixed– some people haven’t totally enjoyed the toppings mixed in the patty itself. But we are curious! Eater DC
So apparently the uh…. *checks notes*…. *takes deep breaths*… Capitol Riverfront/Near Southeast/Navy Yard/Ballpark/South Capitol Hill…. *pants*.. can’t we just call it JDLAND??? Anyway, THAT area is 65% built up, according to WUSA9. You mean to tell me there is still 45% left to build? I hope we leave some space for a park. Is that a Dupont-Circle-bad thing to say?
Speaking of buildings in… THAT area, take a look at the newest hotel there, the Thompson Washington DC, courtesy of Washington Business Journal. Excited emojis!
The smart Virginia commuters came to the World Series games by boat. Good job, smart commuters! WUSA-9
A sweet look at Robert Yeuell and the impact that the Atlas Performing Arts center has had on the creative community and H Street. Georgetowner
Congratulations to Stuart-Hobson Middle School teacher Claire Smullen on winning the Milken Education award. Hill Rag
In awful news, hate crimes are on the rise in the District. Due to our lack of statehood rights, as well as the District’s lack of agency over certain aspects of its governance, local crimes are prosecuted by a federally-appointed U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia, Jessie K. Liu. This means that the District doesn’t have a direct say in how these cases are prosecuted. Washington Post
Friend, neighbor and ANC commissioner Denise Krepp wrote about juvenile crime in the District and about demanding more transparency from DC Attorney General Karl Racine. The Hill is Home
An interesting blog post from the DC Policy Center on Land Value Tax and what difference it could make.
Capitol Hill Corner takes a look at the week ahead in meetings– among them, the Union Station expansion meeting, happening today at the Northeast public library. More details and background via Greater Greater Washington.
The Pursuit is back in a fabulous new location, on the corner of 11th and H Streets NE. Yay! Eater
Citywide but fascinating: Do body cameras make a difference in policing? WAMU
Not news, but hey! I will be reading the tarot on All Hallows’ Eve’s eve, October 30, at Wisdom, 1432 Pennsylvania Avenue SE. $10 for a short reading, $20 for a longer reading. Hope you can make it!