11 Dec 2013

TONIGHT: Community Meeting on Eastern Market Metro Plaza

Waaaay back in 2009, there were a series of community meetings to discuss plans to redesign the public space on Pennsylvania Avenue, SE between 7th and 9th Streets. Original plans entailed rerouting Pennsylvania Avenue around a large square or circle, which received mixed reaction — to put it mildly. While the project has been delayed, […]

01 Jul 2013

Mark Your Calendar: Upcoming Community Meetings on Future of Eastern Market Plaza

Remember way back in 2009 when the neighborhood was presented with three design options for a “Capitol Hill Town Square”? The designs all sought to redesign the Eastern Market Metro Plaza, making it a more welcoming and functional center to that section of our neighborhood. Two out of the three designs included plans to re-route […]

14 Jan 2011

Cap Hill Info Hub Comment Period Closing

Saturday, January 15th is the last day for community comments on the proposed designs for an information hub in the Eastern Market metro plaza.  The 30-day comment period opened following a December 14th community meeting hosted by Councilmember Tommy Wells.  Though you won’t see it now (its too cold December-February, which is one of the […]

12 Jan 2011

Things We Take for Granted: The Blue/Orange Line

I first arrived in DC and 2001 and soon after my contentious relationship with DC’s transit system was born.  So many unappealing things about the whole experience, above ground stops that leave waiting passengers sweltering in the summer and freezing in the winter, and fare card machines that are functional except they won’t take coins […]

05 Oct 2010

Walking Shtick Tours: a New Way to See the Hill!

As part of our long standing scheme to avoid honest labor, Robert Pohl and I are proud to announce our latest venture, Walking Shtick Tours, a Capitol Hill based walking tour company that focuses on examining the nuances of life on the Hill through the ages and has a little fun while doing it. We’ll […]

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