Posts Tagged ‘Anacostia’

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Worried Washington parents have created a new growth industry in the city: professional home baby-proofing.

After Rock Attacks, Metro Wants to Reduce Bus Service

In a story that sounds like it's more out of a dystopian future than Washington in 2012, Metro has announced that it wants to reduce bus service in certain parts of the Anacostia bus loop line because its vehicles are getting hit by too many rocks.
In a new set of proposed route changes, the transit [...]

Photos: Ribbon Cutting

Anacostia Senior High School, September 14

Uniontown Bar & Grill Shut Down After Not Paying Rent

Total, but not surprising, bummer: Uniontown Bar & Grill, the only place in Anacostia to get a cocktail and a burger and dance to a DJ's playlist and watch a football game, has closed. Reports the Washington Post's Mike DeBonis:
In April, the company owning the restaurant was sued in D.C. Superior Court for more than $18,000 in [...]

What Does Cherry Blast Mean For Anacostia?

Elahe Izadi asks a provocative question in a story at DCentric: Can a party change Anacostia?
People really only go places because they have a reason, whether it’s work, friends or attractions. Nikki Palmer of Bloomingdale made her first visit to Anacostia to attend Cherry Blast. She said that she and others she knows don’t typically come [...]

Photo: Misty Brown

1200 Block Good Hope Road, SE.  April 10th.  © 2012 Matt Dunn

Photos: Vigil for Trayvon Martin

Slideshow. 2100 block MLK Jr. Ave. SE. March 23.  © 2012 Matt Dunn

Photos: Marion Barry Campaign Kick-off

Slideshow. 2427 Martin Luther King Ave. SE., Feb. 18th.  © 2012 Matt Dunn

About Those Anacostia Parking Meters

Yesterday blogger Nikki Peele wrote a long post on her blog, Congress Heights on the Rise, noting several problems with the installation of "new" parking meters in Anacostia.
Today, Peele noted, "It took less than 24 hours" for the District Department of Transportation to move on the meters.
In addition to rates being wrong—the meters charged the [...]

From Young & Hungry: Uniontown Carries On, Despite Owner’s Drug Charge, But For How Long?

Chris Shott notes that the arrest of Uniontown owner Natasha Dasher could jeopardize the restaurant:
Despite the owner's arrest on Nov. 1, business has carried on as usual at the eatery. Just last week, the venue hosted a viewing party for the premier of Anacostia: The Web Series. Stopping in over the weekend, WaPo describes a pretty typical scene: [...]

Photos: BK Adams Exhibit

Photos: Bar-Kays @ Fort Dupont Park

Bar-Kays and More at Fort Dupont Park, Aug. 6th.  Full Gallery © 2011 Matt Dunn

November in Photos

Michelle Rhee Bowl To Be Played Tonight: Winless Coolidge Vs. Winless Anacostia!

photo by Darrow Montgomery

Somebody's gotta win.
Remember when Michelle Rhee pronounced the vote against her boss as "devastating for the children of D.C.," the cockiest  utterance from a D.C. public official since Marion Barry's "Get over it!"? (Yeah, Rhee is a public official. I just looked it up.)
Well, it's real tough to view Rhee's leaving, if that's what she's promising us, as much of a loss when [...]

Broke and Battle-Scarred, D.C.’s Guardian Angels Scrounge for Cash

The D.C. Guardian Angels have put out a call via email for more members and donations.
The citizen crime fighters are revving up to, among other things, continue patrolling Metro this summer.
As founding member John Ayala points out in an email, riders could certainly use the safeguarding:
"In the month of May, there was a 17 yr [...]