01 May 2024

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A peek inside a gorgeous Capitol HIll home, via @realbrokerageliv on Instagram

It’s a gorgeous day and I hope you’re living it up to the fullest. What’s been going on?

Look, I am personally thrilled to see so many mopeds on the road: for DC’s busy streets, a lighter vehicle just makes sense. It’s definitely changed the traffic patterns along 8th street SE, just to mention one delivery vehicle hotspot. But also glad to hear that the Council is going to introduce a bill to make sure they are regulated. FOX-5

In what continues to be a bummer, As You Are is still closed. They were forced to close on April 8, due to some building problems, but now three weeks later, they continue being closed. Washington Blade
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You know what’s crazy? That there are five new fancy, nice portable toilets around the city but there is no funding to keep them going long-term. In a city with so much tourism ––not to mention, people who live outdoors–– you would think the dignity of a toilet would be an important objective to maintain. Anyway, learn more about Throne Labs’ portable toilets via WTOP and get the app so you can use it here. Am planning to use the one near Nats Park soon, so I’ll let you know how it goes.

WeWork’s bankruptcy woes are the stuff of telenovela. Will they make it out of bankruptcy? Will they finally turn a profit? Will you have a place to lay your laptop on after May 30? Bisnow

A DC restaurant guide from the New York Times that’s not dripping with condescension or hubris? Yes please. We especially love that local favorites the Duck and the Peach, Maketto, Pineapple and Pearls , Albi and Ethiopic are highlighted in this guide. (Took me back to this sassy post I wrote, uh, A LONG TIME AGO, when the NYT took a judgy look at some of our local spots.)

Why are we so behind in affordable building projects in more affluent areas? This thorough explanation from Greater Greater Washington is very interesting.

If you were wondering, the Amazon drop-off box has relocated to the second floor of the H Street NE Whole Foods. PoPville

A Lonely Planet contributor writes about a short weekend getaway to DC and makes sure to dedicate extra ink to our beloved Eastern Market. You love to see it.

Five teens who stole at the Navy Yard CVS have been arrested. WJLA

Coffee With a Cop will take place this Friday, May 3, at the Signing Starbucks, 625 H Street NE, starting at 11 am. WUSA-9 has a nice look at the work behind this outreach effort by MPD.

By the way, there is a very intense and graphic exhibit at the Main Hall of Union Station through May 4. Overcame: Art of the Abused Child is part art exhibit; part extremely graphic and depressing art as therapy made by survivors of sexual, physical and verbal abuse; and part fundraiser. You are encouraged to witness but not take photos. Instead, you are directed to a QR Code that takes you to a donation page for the Barbara Sinatra Children’s Center. Learn more here. The exhibit is not appropriate for younger children and you may need a few moments to process the contents.


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