11 Jun 2022


Pride on the Hill

We want to wish you a very happy Pride by sharing these lovely displays of rainbows all over the Hill. Did you know the rainbow flag was created in San Francisco by activist Gilbert Baker and a corps of volunteers, and unveiled at the 1978 Gay Freedom Day? Enjoy and stay safe, neighbors! All photos […]

09 Jun 2022

Building community:

Farewell to The Shed (But wait! There’s more!)

If you’ve been following us on Instagram, you know we’ve been big fans of Rebecca Margao and her reselling business called The Shed. Rebecca has run The Shed from a Hill East garage for a couple of years, uniting neighbors and DC residents to fun, funky, exciting and one-of-a-kind furniture and housewares. Rebecca recently announced […]

27 Apr 2022

Building community:

Literary Hill Bookfest

It’s happening! For the first time since 2019, all your favorite Hill-based authors will be gathering in Eastern Market’s North Hall to present their work to you. And there’s lots that has happened since the last time this was the case. It will all be happening this Sunday, May 1, from 11 to 3. Forty […]

04 Apr 2022

Building community:

Saving Mott’s Market, one neighbor at a time

Walter Street is perhaps one of the more picturesque streets in DC, where every neighbor says hello. It’s exactly the right kind of environment to launch a grassroots effort to save a little market located at the western end of this street. As you may have read, Mott’s Market closed its doors exactly a month […]

02 Nov 2021

Building community:

Pumpkin Mischief? Managed

Yesterday afternoon, I received an email from reader Emily W. She’d spotted the following sign along 4th Street NE while out for a walk: The note was, in a word, heartrending. A military widow and mother of two was growing two pie pumpkins in her side yard –which is actually a small neighborhood plot in […]

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