Posts Tagged ‘NoMa’

NoMa Now Has Free Wi-Fi

If a communal dog wasn't enough, glassy NoMa now has another way to entice new residents: free Wi-Fi.
Starting today, the neighborhood will offer free Wi-Fi outdoors to residents and visitors, according to NoMa Business Improvement District President  Robin-Eve Jasper. The BID is footing the costs for the service, but Jasper wouldn't reveal its exact cost, just [...]

The Needle: Citizen Swordcane

En Garde: Security screeners at Dulles caught a passenger Monday trying to take a cane with a sword inside it on board. Transportation Security Administration official say the woman didn't realize she was packing a lethal cane. +1
Because Maryland Got High: The Maryland senate's vote to decriminalize pot Tuesday puts the state one step closer [...]

District Line Daily: Lucky Trees

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The Army Corps of Engineers has revised its plan to cut down almost 900 trees in [...]

District Line Daily: Travesty of Fairness

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Are the Pigskins victims of a "travesty of fairness" after being penalized for breaking salary rules? [...]

The Needle: K Street KO’d

Hobbled Lobby: What's going on on K Street? Revenue for Washington's top 10 lobbying firms was down 10 percent in 2012. -1
XOXO, D.C. Council: Now that the D.C. Council is requiring members to use government email accounts for official business, a D.C. open-government group has dropped a lawsuit against the city over the issue. +1

District Line Daily: Pay Up, Google

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Earlier this month, the D.C. Office of Tax and Revenue named Google on a list of [...]

District Line Daily: Mayor Tommy

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The Councilmartyr's revenge! The Post reports that, with the 2014 Democratic primary still more than a [...]

D.C.’s Worst New Neighborhood Name, Revealed

Washington's abbreviated naming trend has really sped up lately. First there was NoMa and FoBo. Earlier this month, south Adams Morgan became SoMo. And now, Washington has yet another abbreviated neighborhood, and this one is the best/worst of them all: GaP.
That would be near the Georgia Avenue-Petworth Metro station. It might seem like that area [...]

District Line Daily: Intern, Meet Internet

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In this week's cover story—available on the streets now!—NPR intern Emily White learns what happens [...]

Mere Words Cannot Mark the End of FUR Nightclub, But We Can Try

Washington sleaze pyramid FUR Nightclub has been marked for death since some Swedes with NoMa apartment dreams bought it in January. In a blog post Wednesday, Fur's operators acknowledged that the club will close in late 2014 or early 2015. In explaining that, they displayed a remarkable, Charles Darnay-like sense of self-sacrifice: FUR must die so [...]

The Proposed Metro Station Names Are Here

The time has come to consider new Metrorail station names! On Thursday the WMATA board will decide what names to change and what to keep (hopefully minus a lunch of pheasant under glass). In a typically detailed post, Greater Greater Washington explains the options and allows readers to vote on their favorites:
For the map, based [...]

D.C.’s Approach To Homelessness: ‘It’s Still Big Buildings Full Of People’

In light of the overcrowded mess going on at D.C. General's emergency shelter for families, I thought I should call Robert Egger. As founder and president of DC Central Kitchen, Egger is unmatched as this city's most forward-thinking authority on homeless issues.
Years ago, Egger had approached city officials about moving away from sheltering homeless individuals [...]

When School’s Out, Outdoor Movie Screenings Are In

When HBO finally got their act together and agreed to keep funding Screen on the Green with the help of a co-sponsor, movie fans and Facebook petitioners cheered.  But there was little instant gratification when organizers announced that the first screening wouldn't occur until July 20th.  Summer officially starts on Sunday and these mild temperatures [...]

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