Author Archive for Mike Madden

Washington Post Wants to Move to Franklin Square

When Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos bought the Washington Post last summer, the newspaper's building wasn't part of the deal. So the Post looked likely to move its headquarters to one of the District's fast-developing neighborhoods if it wanted a new flagship office.
But now it looks like the Post won't be going that far from its current home at 15th and [...]

Here’s How the Redesigned Martin Luther King Jr. Library Could Look

The D.C. Public Library released proposals Friday by the three teams officials selected in December to present ideas for redesigning the system's flagship downtown Martin Luther King Jr. Library—but exactly how involved the renovations would be is still unknown.
All three groups—Mecanoo/Martinez + Johnson Architecture; Patkau Architects/Ayers Saint Gross with Krueck + Sexton; and STUDIOS Architecture/The Freelon [...]

Police Raid Occupy D.C.

The U.S. Park Police is moving into Occupy D.C.'s protest in McPherson Square (and the "Tent of Dreams" has come down). Cops are removing all camping gear, to enforce the park's anti-camping regulations, and some protesters are moving to a nearby Lutheran church. But the protest is not being evicted, and tents will remain.
Lydia DePillis [...]

Verdict on Capital Bikeshare: Go Take a Ride!

Most of the time, I ride my bike to City Paper's Adams Morgan office from my house in Petworth. Last night, though, I left my bike here to go see a former colleague read at Politics and Prose. In the past, that would have meant I had to take Metro or walk to work this [...]