Give Thanks by Giving to Others

As you head out (or stay in town) for Thanksgiving, it’s important to take some time to think about those that have much less than us to be thankful for. And to turn those thoughts into action, please consider giving to Georgetown Ministry Center.

The shelter, based right in the heart of Georgetown, offer services and programs to the area’s homeless. And in cold winter nights, it offers a place to sleep, which can be a question of life or death.

Run by Gunther Stern for over 25 years now, Georgetown Ministry Center is an effective and efficient charity that makes people’s lives better right here in your own backyard.

If you’re a federal employee who participates in the Combined Federal Campaign, please add the center (CFC# 31661) to your list of charities. Then pass the gravy!

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The Georgetown Metropolis

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Would You Support Resident-Only Parking?

There is a proposal being discussed for Georgetown to adopt some form of resident-only parking. It’s unclear whether the plan will come to fruition, but it’s worth surveying the neighborhood: is this something you’d like?

Resident-only parking works like this: On streets where available street parking spots are relatively scarce, one side of the block would be designated as reserved only for residents of ANC2E. That would be a change from the current situation where generally anyone can park in any spot, but (except at night and on Sunday) must move after two hours unless they have a Zone 2 parking permit.

The reservation for residents-only could be just during certain hours or it could be for 24 hours.

From a resident’s point-of-view, it would seem upon first impression that this would be an unalloyed good. One side of the street would remain the status quo and the other would be improved. However, if you think it through a bit, it wouldn’t necessarily work out that way.

If you assume that a certain number of non-resident cars are coming at a certain time (an assumption GM will contest a bit below) than this only changesĀ where they park, not how much parking they need. The immediate consequence would be that parking on the non-resident-only side would become even more challenging, since all non-residents are segregated to that side. Maybe that’s not a big deal, but if it’sĀ your side of the block, that could get a little annoying. Continue reading

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The Morning Metropolitan

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Good morning Georgetown, here’s the latest:

  • Nice interview with Patisserie Poupon’s founder.
  • Which bikeshare is best to get from Georgetown to Adams Morgan? (The answer is that knowing the best route is the best way to get to where you’re going, regardless of what you’re riding.)

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The Morning Metropolitan

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Good morning Georgetown, here’s the latest:

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1600 block of 31st St.

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