Posts Tagged ‘Dupont Circle’

Dupont Circle: A Bermuda Triangle for Wedding Rings

Note to D.C.'s married men: Stay away from Dupont Circle. At least two men's wedding bands have disappeared from fingers in the tony neighborhood in 2014 alone.
A PoPville reader wrote in to the local blog to report finding what appeared to be a man's wedding band on the corner of 16th and Q Streets NW [...]

Citizen Vigilante Group Forms to Combat Noise in Dupont

The Dupont Circle neighborhood may no longer be D.C.'s epicenter of cool, but according to at least one local group, the area's club-goers are still plenty loud.
The D.C. Noise Control Act limits noise levels at night to 60 decibels—which is about the roar of a normal conversation—and the newly formed D.C. Nightlife Noise Coalition says the [...]

East Dupont Moratorium Extended, But Restaurant Cap Lifted

The Alcoholic Beverage Control Board voted today to renew the longstanding East Dupont Circle liquor moratorium for another three years, though it modified it to lift the ban on restaurants, multipurpose facilities, and retailers like liquor stores. That means new restaurants and liquor stores could open in the area and get licenses.
The moratorium would still [...]

The Shutdown Will Turn Off These Six Fountains (and Dozens More)

If the federal government shuts down at 12:01 a.m.—as now seems very, very likely—many features of D.C.'s streetscape will look a little different by the time residents used to enjoying them wake up tomorrow morning. One tell-tale sign that the feds are closed for business? D.C.'s fountains, many of which are operated by the federal [...]

The Needle: Bamboo Bambino

Panda Daddy: A paternity test revealed the new panda cub's father to be the National Zoo's own Tian Tian,and not the mysterious panda from the San Diego zoo. -2
Charley's Not Sorry:  A new bar and restaurant, Bar Charley, is opening up in Dupont tonight and its got some pretty wacky drink offerings. +1

District Line Daily: Governor Good Times

A morning roundup of news, opinion, and links from Washington City Paper and around the District. Send tips and ideas to citydesk@washingtoncitypaper.com.
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The family of Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell has been living large, according to the Post, spending [...]

Photo: Man with Sousaphone

Dupont Circle, June 8.  © 2013 Matt Dunn

Photos: Capital Pride

Slideshow. Capital Pride Parade and Festival, June 8-9. © 2013 Matt Dunn

District Line Daily: Budget Autonomy for Teens

A morning roundup of news, opinion, and links from Washington City Paper and around the District. Send tips and ideas to citydesk@washingtoncitypaper.com.
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Florida Rep. John Mica isn't impressed with the District's successful referendum on budget autonomy. "When my [...]

The Needle: Elevator to Nowhere

Baby Steps: Metro is appointing Rodrigo Bitar to assistant general manager for transit infrastructure and engineering services division. Previously, Bitar was in charge of the transit system's elevators and escalators—not exactly a ringing endorsement for his experience with infrastructure. -5
Hair of the Dog: Birth certificate hunter Donald Trump will talk real estate (and more?) at [...]

Photo: Man With Doughnuts

Connecticut Ave. NW, March 22

Dupont Circle Snowball Fight Doesn’t Have Enough Snow

Despite increasingly desperate tweets from the Capital Weather Gang, it looks like the snowstorm is going to be a soggy flop in the District. That presents problems for people who needed a heavy snowfall, like participants in the Official Dupont Circle Snowball Fight.
The organizers of the fight, presumably "official" because it's endorsed by Rear Admiral Samuel [...]

Adams Morgan, Dupont Circle Losing Out to Other Neighborhoods, Analyst Says

In the D.C. metro area scramble for offices, restaurants, and retail, some established neighborhoods are falling behind newly-gentrifying upstarts. According to the Washington Post, real estate scholar Christopher B. Leinberger thinks that Dupont Circle and Adams Morgan are poorly poised to take advantage of development, while H Street and NoMa show potential.
“Adams Morgan needs to [...]

Dupont Sexual Assault Victim Not Satisfied With Perpetrator’s Guilty Plea

Dupont Circle sexual assaulter Oscar Mauricio Cornejo-Pena pleaded guilty yesterday to four attacks, but at least one of his alleged victims isn't satisfied.
"There are other victims out there, and they are not going to feel any justice," says photographer Liz Gorman, who brought attention to Cornejo-Pena's crimes after she blogged about her own assault in [...]

District Line Daily: Wedding Planning

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With Question 6 approved in Maryland, the Times reports that the state's wedding planners are [...]

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