Posts Tagged ‘Foggy Bottom’

Majority of Serious Defects Found During Metro Shutdown Affected One Station

14 out of the 27 urgent safety defects were at McPherson Square

Attempted Toddler Kidnapping on Metro Foiled by Passengers

“I don’t have kids, but I think anyone would be pretty concerned about this."

Rowdy Raccoon Terrorizes Foggy Bottom

It's a sad truth about life that some of the sweetest-looking creatures are also the most dangerous to live around: pandas, hippos, elephants. Foggy Bottom residents are learning that the hard way this week, as an "aggressive raccoon" has started to prowl the neighborhood.
Prince of Petworth reports that the Foggy Bottom Association is warning members [...]

Halloo, Hallay, Foggy Bottom Whole Foods Opens Today

D.C. gets another Whole Foods location today—the store opened today in Foggy Bottom at 22nd and I Street NW.
Two critical questions: A) Will having a new fancy grocery store in the area relieve the wrap-around-the-store lines at Trader Joe's? B) Will the new store (and parking garage) be less of a design nightmare than the [...]

Today in D.C. History: Charter Signed for GWU’s Predecessor School

On Feb. 9, 1821, President James Monroe approved a congressional charter for Columbian College in the District of Columbia, today now known as George Washington University. The college, today located in Foggy Bottom, was originally situated adjacent to today's Florida Avenue near 14th Street NW. Several Baptist ministers, notably Luther Rice, Obadiah B. Brown, Spencer [...]

Hitting Rock Bottom in Foggy Bottom

Congrats, D.C.: We have the third-lowest credit card delinquency rate in the nation, falling to 0.61 percent. Just two more spots and we beat Iowa!
As the Washington Business Journal reports, there’s even more promising news on the local personal debt front: “In the District, the average total credit card balance was $4,916, down 15.78 percent [...]

Man Who Helped Save Metro Passenger on Tracks Speaks Out

City Desk just spoke to the Metro rider who helped rescue a man from the tracks in the Foggy Bottom station on the Blue Line recently, who provided a little more information on the incident (which the rider also wrote in to Unsuck DC Metro about). The passenger, who prefers not to be named, says he was [...]

FoBoGro’s Bringing Back the Neighborhood Food Mart in Foggy Bottom

Craving a PB&J and pale ale at 10 p.m.? An old town neighborhood mart where everybody knows your name? Wait no more. After months of delay, the old Foggy Bottom Grocery at 2140 F St. is set to open in February. The newly renovated “FoBoGro,” as it's called, will operate seven days a week, from [...]

Our Morning Roundup: Wild Wild West Edition

There was a quick-draw showdown on the dusty streets of the Senate Finance Committee yesterday, and Montana Senator Max Baucus came out swinging. Both Democratic proposals to create a government-run insurance plan were shot down by the committee, leaving saloon shutters flapping and the road wide open for Baucus to ride in with his plan [...]

Seeing Red on the Red Line…Still

So on Wednesday morning, the lovely people at WMATA issued a press release stating that the Takoma station will continue to close at 10 p.m. every night until July 19th.  They amended the statement with another one this morning, stating that tonight, the station will stay open until 3 a.m., the normal closing time on [...]

Pennsylvania Avenue Sinkhole!

Fresh from DDOT:
The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) is advising motorists that the 2600 block of Pennsylvania Avenue, NW is closed to eastbound traffic because of a sinkhole. A square hole, approximately 4 feet by 4 feet, and 5 feet deep, has developed in the roadway near the bridge over Rock Creek (see attached [...]