04 Oct 2017

Things We Take For Granted:

The Old and Improved Kenny’s

For several decades, Kenny’s BBQ has stood at the corner of 8th Street and Maryland Avenue NE, wafting really good smells all around one of the Hill’s busiest intersections. Kenny’s has always had good food and large portions for the price– although in our personal experience, sometimes the meats were a bit on the dry […]


12 Sep 2017

Local Politics:

But Seriously, DC Parks and Recreation Could Fix This

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about Major General Nathanael Greene’s broken stirrup – still broken as of this morning– and the dead tree at Stanton Park. Alert reader Steve left a comment saying that inaugurations signs were DDOT’s responsibility even though they were littering a National Park. Guess what got fixed as soon […]


05 Jul 2017

Things We Take For Granted:

Barracks Row Parade Pictures

What’s even better than seeing the Capitol Hill Fourth of July Parade? Checking out all the photos, of course! We had a ball sharing and tagging people yesterday on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. We shared many of your photos on those platforms with the hashtag #CapHillParade17. If you want to check it out, click these […]


29 Dec 2016

Things We Take For Granted:

Dear THIH: Is That The National Anthem or Am I Going Nuts?

Update, 1/03/17: ANC 6D commissioner Meredith Fascett tweeted us the following: “Washington Navy Yard just told ANC 6D that a tech refresh likely raised anthem volume. They’ve now readjusted it.” Thank you, Meredith! This solves our local mystery, but doesn’t totally address the city-wide hymn shenanigans. On Saturday December 24, most of us noticed it: Right at […]


16 Sep 2016

Things We Take For Granted:

What Makes Good Neighbors?

I considered starting this post with a huge platitude: That DC is changing. Yes, of course. The gap-toothed smiles of the city have gone and gotten themselves some very deep and expensive root canals and new porcelain teeth. The few salvageable teeth have been worked extensively and are barely recognizable in some places, and no […]


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