Posts Tagged ‘U Street’

Morning Roundup: The Young and Restless Edition

Wednesday morning’s roundup is brought to you by the young and restless intern, who is refusing  to write about any Social-Security-sucking, ozone-depleting, spotlight-hogging baby boomers today.
While walking past a convenience store last  week, I noticed a sign that borderline panicked: “Get your vanilla cigarettes before they are banned!” The sign nearly inspired my non-smoking [...]

Fire Brass Likes Parking in Front of Hydrant

The D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Services department has hydrant problems, that much we know. With water flow cited as a key cause in the destruction of Peggy Cooper Cafritz's Chain Bridge Road manse last month, the department has been checking and rechecking plugs across the city to prevent another disaster.
Tania Shand also has hydrant [...]

Our Morning Roundup: Policing Indifference

Frozen Tropics has more info on the recent mugging of Capital City Diner's owners. The owners post their own account here. As many of you know by now, the two claimed they were robbed while walking home on Bladensburg Road NE. This is just a small excerpt from their account (you really should read the [...]

Cake Love Unharmed By IMF/World Bank Protesters

This morning a very small faction of possible IMF/World Bank Protesters–six jerks–vandalized two banks on P Street. A drive through downtown and in the surrounding area shows that the protesters did not hit any other banks or symbols of crass yuppiedom/corporate greed. The biggest crowds were the ones gathering at a street food cart. The [...]

Mocha Hut R.I.P.

DCist is reporting that Mocha Hut has closed. We agree with the bloggers that its brunch was super awesome and relatively cheap. It literally was one of two decent options in the corridor. It was always Mocha Hut or Busboys and Poets for brunch. This will surely mean the lines at Busboys will be that [...]

14th & T: The Saga Continues

Remember when furniture chain Room & Board was definitely coming to D.C. via the demise of the locals' plan to bring a Diner/Tryst/Open City/comedy club/yoga and dance studio to 14th and T? Well, it fell through.
Housing Complex's Ruth Samuelson has the scoop, which takes up where we left off.

Hope and Change Can’t Keep Rats from Eating Cars on U Street

Some time ago, City Desk featured a story about Adams Morgan resident Sid Binks, who had a rat problem. The rats ate through his ignition wires and his new car wouldn't start.
Mr. Binks, you have company down at 15th and U. Sylvia Keys, a calligrapher who's lived in a condo there for 18 years, recently [...]

1200 Block Of U Street NW, January 18

DCision Video: U Street Madness!

That's right: more from last night on U Street.
[Footage courtesy of Amanda Hess and Ted Scheinman]
Trouble viewing? Try the YouTube version.

Photos: The Celebration

Photos: U Street, Hard at Work

While you were watching the election returns:
Seven-Eleven, U St. & 11th St. NW

Ben's Chili Bowl, U St. & 13th St. NW

Rite Aid, U St. & 13th St. NW

Photos: Spotts Barber Shop On Election Night

The first polls are about to close, and Mister Lloyd is spending Election Day with his family. They're all working past dark at Lloyd's V St. Barber shop, Spotts, which has been on the street for a year but in business for 40. Rodney Pringle (above) works on a close shave while Tommy Comer sits [...]

Party Time, Excellent

Busboys & Poets at 14th & V Sts. NW is at capacity and ready to party, just in time for the first polls closing. There's a line snaking down the block to get a table. My view was from the outside in:

Photos: U Street Corridor

A Tangled Situation

My hair has gotten to that point, folks. It's time for a haircut.
I don't know if this happens to anyone else, but there's a point—an actual length—in the afterlife of my hair follicles when all hell breaks loose. In January 2007, I was so sick of it (and it was long enough, after the split [...]

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