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Dumbarton Oaks Park

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Georgetown Time Machine: Spies Like Us

This week on Georgetown Time Machine, GM heads to the 80s. It was a time of big shoulders, Jams shorts, and Chevy Chase movies that were still funny. And one of those was Spies Like Us. A reader pointed out to Georgetown that the opening sequence ends with a scene in Georgetown. He just wasn’t sure where exactly.

Since GM has the totally useless skill of immediately identifying blocks in Georgetown, he knew right away that it was the 3300 block of N St.:

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The Morning Metropolitan

Photo by Warren LeMay.

Good morning Georgetown, here’s the latest:

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Montrose Park

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Mayor’s Agent Approves West Heating Plant Demolition

Last week, the Mayor’s Agent approved the proposed demolition of the West Heating Plant. The application, submitted by Richard Levy and his co-investors, is in connection with the proposal to build a ten story condominium building on the site. While this is not the final approval needed (not by a long shot) it is an eventful moment for the process.

The Mayor’s Agent is an appointed individual who makes the final determination for historic preservation issues in DC. Even in Georgetown, where a federal body, the Commission of Fine Arts, makes most of the preservation decisions, the Mayor’s Agent can step in and have the final say. Continue reading

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The Morning Metropolitan

Good morning Georgetown, here’s the latest:

  • More on the Mono Diner, which is hoping to open later this month, or February.
  • Spotty job around town for shoveling. How was your experience?

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3900 block of Reservoir Rd.

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