Posts Tagged ‘Nationals Park’

The D.C. Poll: District Voters on Pot, Minimum Wage, Football, and More

Plus: D.C. voters weigh in on a football stadium in D.C., naloxone, FreshPAC, and more.

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N Street SE, October 3

A Day After the Navy Yard Shooting, a Neighborhood Returns to Mostly Normal

The streets surrounding the Naval Sea Systems Command headquarters felt eerily normal today—just more than 24 hours after a deadly shooting rampage in the federal building left 12 victims, and the shooter, dead.
The line at the closest Starbucks was 10 people deep, and workers enjoyed the unseasonably cool weather during lunch in nearby Canal Park.
There [...]

At Navy Yard, Plenty of Media, Little Information

Jimmy Smith is an independent truck driver traveling the country for Disney's touring show, Doc McStuffins Doc Mobile. The show was supposed to perform in front of a live audience of children Tuesday at the Yards Park next to the headquarters of the Naval Sea Systems Command by the Navy Yard. But as the crew [...]

Ballers and Cents: Why Is the District Helping Buy Land for a D.C. United Stadium?

When it comes to stadium financing, the private sector ain’t what it used to be.
Consider the Verizon Center. When Abe Pollin, the former owner of the building and its primary tenants, the Washington Wizards and Washington Capitals, died four years ago, every tribute made sure to note that he’d paid to construct the downtown arena [...]

District Line Daily: “Consulting Fee” in the At-Large Race

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D.C. Council at-large candidate Pat Mara says he will push ethics reform if elected. But could [...]

The Needle: $40 Cocktail

Pricey Sips: A new Washington restaurant will have a $40 cocktail on its menu. -3
Erasers: A new report says that teachers in 18 D.C. classes cheated on standardized tests. -4

Presidents Race Will Have a Vice-President for the Night

Everyone who said the Nationals' presidents race was over after Teddy Roosevelt won were wrong. That's because the real bad news for the  costumed faux-presidents will come Tuesday, when Teddy and his four counterparts are joined by a replica Julia Louis-Dreyfus.

The Post reports that Foam Elaine will team up with Teddy in the race as [...]

Nationals Park Beers Some of Baseball’s Most Expensive

Drinking at Nationals Park is a good way to avoid actually watching baseball. But that blessed escape will still be pricey this year, with CNN Money declaring that beer prices at Nationals Park are some of the highest in the league. D.C. Sports Bog compares that to the original prices at the stadium:
As you can [...]

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Nationals Park. Oct. 11. © 2012 Matt Dunn

Anti-Nationals Stadium Story Spiked by Post, Says Writer

Update, 5:50 p.m.: Post spokeswoman Kris Coratti responds via email, writing, "Our decision not to run the piece had nothing to do with whether or not an editor agreed with the author's opinion."

Nationals fans may be smarting after today's loss to the Cardinals, but reporter Neil deMause says there's still more bad Nats-related news. According [...]

The Needle: Hipster Saxa Edition

Party At Ground Zero: It's holiday party season for everyone, the D.C. Council included. Ethics controversies notwithstanding, the council will throw a $5,000 party for members and aides tomorrow night at the Washington Court Hotel; the money comes from donations of up to $380 per member from constituent service funds. Which, every councilmember would hasten to [...]

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Nationals Park, July 7

New Logo, Same Stadium

Hapless conventioneers, take note: if you’re planning an event in D.C. and don’t know where to turn, the city has created a new brand to help you navigate the murky waters of the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.
Today, the Washington Convention and Sports Authority officially became "Events DC," a new [...]

A Glenn Beck Fan’s Guide to Washington, D.C.

The District is bracing for yet another gathering of Tea Party activists, seemingly furious about the very existence of the federal government and complaining about "taxation without representation." (Though, honestly, we in D.C. know from taxation without representation, and none of these grouches from states with two senators and voting House members really impress City [...]