Blue Period: The city's arts commission paid $25,000—and the Capital Riverfront BID paid another $25,000—for artist Robert Kent Wilson to paint 18 pylons under the Southeast Freeway blue. Too bad the paint began to peel after a few months—and too bad that, despite a free repainting by the artist, passersby still don't realize it's art. [...]
Posts Tagged ‘Ice Cream’
We Need Some Money: Living modestly in the D.C. area requires $88,615 for the average family of four, according to a new study by the Economic Policy Institute. That makes this the second-most expensive region in the country, behind only New York (finally, a category where every Washingtonian is happy to cede the top spot [...]
700 Block 7th Street, NW. © 2011 Matt Dunn
A regular summary of irregular news and notes from neighborhood blogs and email lists around the District.
Just in Time for Free Cone Day: Even though Georgetown University and its neighbors can't get their acts together to establish an easy and coherent process for the university's campus plan, there's one recent plus for local neighborhood development: [...]
Some residents in a gentrifying part of Capitol Hill have apparently made up their minds: they scream, you scream; truly, we all scream for ice cream.
And as a result, they're no longer hounding ice cream man Hamidu Jalloh. Jalloh—who has been driving a Good Humor truck on a route that takes him through the [...]
City Desk was scheduled to meet up with D.C. Council Chairman Vincent Gray for an interview Tuesday afternoon. The venue? The Thomas Sweet ice cream parlor in Georgetown, a place the chairman's mayoral campaign picked. In the process, City Desk–with photographer Darrow Montgomery in tow–may have ruined an ice cream outing for President Obama's daughters, [...]
Hamidu Jalloh sells candy, chips, pickles, pickled eggs, sunflower seeds, hot dogs, hot chocolate, noodle soup, hot dogs, nachos, and sometimes ice cream.
In many neighborhoods, he is the corner store. This week he's our cover story.
As the last month of summer begins, it's time to step outside your air-conditioned oasis and take some time to appreciate your neighborhood. Or as this practice is referred to around the country, National Night Out, the one evening a year in which law enforcement, citizens, business owners and local officials come together to heighten [...]
Ice Cream Truck, Smoke Break, 2000