Posts Tagged ‘Kennedy STreet’

Update: That May Not Be Sewage on Kennedy Street NW, After All

Update: D.C. officials said this morning that tests late last week showed the discharge is not sewage. See bottom of post for full update. The original post is below, though it's been updated throughout to clarify with the test results:
Residents of the area around Kennedy Street NW have been pushing hard recently to revitalize the [...]

A “Dying” Georgia Avenue Block Bodes Ill for the Neighborhood

My colleague Jessica Sidman reports that Fusion Restaurant has just shut its doors on the 4800 block of Georgia Avenue NW, citing repeated break-ins. This isn't big news on its own—restaurants open and close all the time—except that it appears to be part of a pattern. In December, Moroni & Brothers Pizza Restaurant, located two doors [...]

A Glimpse Into the Best of Times on Kennedy Street NW

My column this week looks at the efforts of community members living around Kennedy Street NW to bring retail to the corridor, one of D.C.'s longest commercial strips that doesn't actually have a lot of commerce right now. The street, like many once-vibrant areas in the District, suffered mightily during the 1980s crack epidemic and [...]

Ask Not What Your Street Can Do for You

On a recent Sunday afternoon, hope was in the air on the 700 block of Kennedy Street NW, and it bore the unmistakable scent of spray paint. A graffiti artist was filling the wall of an alley with a composite landscape of global wonders. The Eiffel Tower and the Washington Monument loomed over Egyptian and [...]

Which D.C. Neighborhoods Are Seeing the Biggest Housing Price Boom?

The Washington DC Economic Partnership has released its annual neighborhood profiles, which, as usual, make for a nice overview of the qualitative and quantitative changes taking place across the city. But the numbers that jump out, as tends to be the case in this booming housing market, are the increases in housing prices over the [...]