Posts Tagged ‘Parking’

The Needle: ET Phone Parking Space Edition

Phone Takeover of Modern Life, Continued: Pay phones are already something of a relic. Now it seems parking meters could be another piece of ancient history for the next generation. D.C. government officials announced today you can now pay for parking using your smartphone. The parking app will not, alas, help free up available spots—or [...]

Neighborhood News Roundup: Un-hearty Edition

A regular summary of irregular news and notes from neighborhood blogs and email lists around the District.
Tag, You're It: Park View D.C. looks at the prolific work of neighborhood tagger "nero"—with pictures!—intending to highlight why his graffiti is a blight on the neighborhood. But some commenters feel that publicly shaming the tagger isn't the best [...]

The Needle: Reinforcing The Fact Edition

Experts Weigh In: The House is setting up a fight with the White House over school vouchers for low-income D.C. students, which the Obama administration is opposing on the theory that Congress really shouldn't be deciding who goes to which schools in the District. And like all issues, the future of D.C. education policy can [...]

Photo: Parking Attendant

Breakfast Slam: Loose Lips Daily

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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT—"Defense Hounds Cops for Questioning Robert Wone's Sexuality," "Wone Investigators Found No Fingerprints On Fence"
Howdy. Today, the D.C. Council votes on the budget. Expect a [...]

Nuclear Summit Annoys More Drivers Than Previously Thought

The District continues to beef up its credentials as the "parking ticket capital of the nation." Earlier this week, parking enforcement officers were even ticketing cars in designated no-ticketing zones.
This morning, Department of Public Works staffer Kevin Twine sent an email to several Northwest D.C. neighborhood listservs, informing residents of the ticketing snafu:
"To ease the parking burden created by the [...]

Harry Thomas Gets Booted, Blames Fenty

Examiner's Michael Neibauer was first to report this morning that Ward 5 Councilmember Harry Thomas Jr. got his car booted last week.
He had failed to pay four tickets incurred by his 2007 Audi Q7 SUV, according to the Department of Motor Vehicles. The Audi was parked in a rush hour zone on Sept. 21; parked [...]

Parking Spot Hog: ‘Park Here and You Better Have a Spare’

At what point did it become OK to disable a neighbor's car over a parking space?
A Capitol Hill resident sent City Paper a pic of a sign she found on the 1200 block of I Street NE that threatens just that. Attached to a recycling container, the signage apparently is meant to reserve a snow-free [...]

Photo: Snow Parking

Van Buren Street NW, February 13

District Limerick: Silver Lining

To snow, we're all bored and resigned
But are those white flakes silver-lined?
Just take a look here
Compared to last year
The crime rate has really declined
What's missed in the way they keep track:
A sneakier form of attack
The car that appeared
In the spot that you cleared
No charges, but totally wack

Solomon Loses Parking Space at Washington Times

The Washington Times is doing everything in its power to maintain its stranglehold on weirdest local publication. For starters, it fired top newspaper leaders on a Sunday night. Then, the next day, it fills its flagship facility on New York Avenue NE with security personnel and holds a quickie meeting with staff to not-explain what [...]

Neighborhood Watch: In Shaw, Parking Lot Takes Place of Parking Lot

The Issue: An abandoned parking lot in Shaw neighborhood is being scrubbed down, spiffed up, and revamped into…another parking lot. This time, however, the 1300 block of 9th Street NW will be turned into a posh 24/7-valet lot, serving area restaurants. But the neighbors think the space’s rebirth isn’t exactly a step up the karmic [...]

Clarification: Traffic Situation at FedExField for U2 Was Indeed Snyder’d Up

Earlier today, Cheap Seats Daily reported that J.P Szymkowicz, an expert on Dan Snyder's parking operations, had no problems getting to and from FedExField for the U2 show.
By reporting Szymkowicz's anecdotes, Cheap Seats Daily could have left the impression with readers that Snyder had, after 10 years of owning the stadium, come up with a [...]

Cheap Seats Daily: Will Fanimosity Rear Its Covered Head at FedExField This Weekend?

Has Dan Snyder figured out how to hold events at FedExField?
Well, special correspondent J.P. Szymkowicz says that while he can't vouch for everybody, his U2 experience was uneventful, other than the show itself.
Szymkowicz says he left DC via Metro at 3 p.m. yesterday and arrived at the Morgan Boulevard station quickly and without any problems. [...]

Cheap Seats Daily: If You’ve Got U2 Tickets, Don’t Read This! Just Leave Now!

J.P. Szymkowicz has a prediction for tonight's U2 concert at FedExField:
"It's going to be a mess," he says. "By 6 p.m. they'll start turning people away from the parking lots. It's going to be another Radiohead."
In concert go-er parlance, "another Radiohead" means "way @#$%^&*'d up!" A lack of usable parking spaces for the precious British [...]