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 […]

24 Aug 2017

Local Politics:

When the National Park Service Doesn’t Take Responsibility for Your Local Park

We have been rolling out our Living on the Hill guides, aimed at making your life around the Hill and Ward 6 more navigable. Make sure you check them out! We even have a guide specifically to tell you which agency to contact if your local park needs fixing or cleaning. As a rule of […]

24 Aug 2016


Celebrate Women’s Equality Day at Our Newest National Monument!

If you haven’t yet been to the Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality National Monument, Saturday’s special event would be a great chance to make it your maiden voyage. Back when it was the Sewall-Belmont House, we were invited to take a peek and tour the exhibits of the only museum dedicated to chronicling and keeping a living […]

26 Jul 2016


NPS Has New Web Portal, Gets Rid of Local Twitter

Ask and you shall receive improvements, kinda. Back in June, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), asked the National Park Service to do better for the locals, and for the parks they maintain in the National Capital Area. As of last week, the National Park Service unveiled a local portal that seems laid out in a gentler […]

15 Jun 2016

Local Politics:

Del. Norton Asks NPS to Create DC Park Portal

You know how most of DC’s parks are actually controlled by the National Park Service? This is something that is neither here nor there –it is what it is– until we have things like the federal government shutting down and no one (literally, NO ONE) coming to clean up the garbage at our parks, for […]

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