City Desk

Who Do Watergaters Think They Are?

A fabulous feud festers along the banks of the Potomac.

The residents of the Watergate are trying to muscle the National Park Service into getting rid of trees along the river because they block the view and reduce property values at the iconic condo.

The feds, for now, say the trees will stay.

"If every time someone’s view is obstructed, we cut trees down, it would be devastating to the city," Harriet Tregoning, D.C. planning director and member of the National Capital Planning Commission, told the Georgetown Dish.

Seriously, Harriet!

I mean, who gave these uppity Watergate folks the crazy idea that they can bully the federal government into letting them call the landscaping shots along the Potomac just to improve THEIR views and enhance THEIR property values?

Hmmmm... maybe THIS guy?

Photo by DF Shapinsky for MultiMedia via Flickr/Creative Commons Attribution 2.0

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  1. #1

    That's funny that they are worried about property values and their view considering the south building is overrun with roaches!

  2. #2

    A minor correction-- Harriet Tregoning is THE DC planning director, not one of many, as the article seems to imply.

    Also, why did everything just turn into Comic Sans?

  3. #3

    This is a complete bunch of hooey. There is one dipstick female, who shall remain nameless, living in the Watergate South building, who has been throwing her weight around for months about this non-issue.

    The tsunami of backlash from the other 99 percent of Watergate residents and nearby neighbors who support the Park Service and are furious is just about to come ashore on her doorstep.

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