Posts Tagged ‘Dupont Circle’

The Needle: Rain, Rain, Go Away Edition

Lost in the Flood: There was a time when it seemed like it hadn't rained in the District for weeks; grass dried up and died, it was unbearably hot, and weather officials were issuing drought warnings for the region. That time was August. Since then, it basically hasn't stopped raining. Which means today, like all [...]

Video: Tattooed Activists Speak Out, Show Off Their Inked D.C. Pride

We've already shown you some pictures from Tuesday's Flags in the Flesh rally in Dupont Circle, where D.C. residents met to show off their D.C. flag tattoos and speak out for voting rights. We also chatted with a few of the organizers and attendees, including former D.C. Council candidate and community activist Bryan Weaver and [...]

Photos: Capital Pride Parade 2011

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Saturday: Capital Pride Parade

It's the last weekend of Capital Pride and that means it's time to head down to the annual parade Saturday evening. The procession starts at 5:30 p.m., heading through Dupont Circle and ending at 14th and N NW. Check the route map for specifics and watch for the Washington City Paper float. Some of us [...]

Photos: Between Rains, Underground

How to Fight Cab Rape

If, walking down the street, you suddenly realize you're being followed, or you're too drunk to make it home safely on your own, hailing a taxi is usually a fine idea. But Saturday, The Washington Post reported that there might be a reason not to: A man posing as a cabbie has been sexually assaulting women.
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It’s Official: Young D.C.ers Are ‘Hip’

Pity the poor Washington Post reporter tasked with writing about young adults. You start with a sufficiently straightforward piece of newsworthy information—say, U.S. Census figures showing the folks between ages 20 and 34 now make up a third of Washingtonians, and represent nearly all of the past decade's population growth—but before you know it you're [...]

Neighborhood News Roundup: Spring Cleaning Edition

A regular summary of irregular news and notes from neighborhood blogs and email lists around the District.
Hell No: "We came. We protested. We chanted. What started out as 2, became 3, which eventually became 10 and then multiplied into 20. Ward 7 needs a lot of things. Another liquor store is most definitely NOT one [...]

Dupont Liquor License Ban Down to the Wire

Recent compromises appear not to have done much to lower the tension surrounding a proposed extension of a moratorium on liquor licenses west of Dupont Circle.
The Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration held a hearing today on a request from Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2B to keep the moratorium in place for another 60 days; otherwise, it's set [...]

Last Train Home?

When it comes to late-night weekend ridership, Metro's most popular stops are not surprising: Dupont Circle, U Street, and Gallery Place. (If that raw data's hard to grasp, Greater Greater Washington made this very handy graph.) While that's probably not all late-night revelers, all those stops are inside the District—so some District officials don't want [...]

Metro Bad News Roundup: Stabbed Legs, Protesting Employees Edition

The Metro system, once a reliable point of pride for D.C.'s boosters, has had a rough few years: Safety problems, escalator outages, and rising prices have made the subway a regular subject of local griping. At times, it can be hard to keep up with the torrent of unflattering Metro-related scoops. As a public service,Washington [...]

Photo: Two Dogs

1500 Block Connecticut Avenue NW.   © 2011 Matt Dunn

Photo: Dupont Circle

© 2011 Michael W. Hicks

Today in D.C. History: Catching Up on January

Today, we’re kicking off a new semi-regular City Desk feature, Today in D.C. History, where we’ll examine the big events and obscure happenings that have shaped the District of Columbia we know today. While not every day in local D.C. history is notable, we hope to cover a lot of ground. In February, Washington City [...]

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