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Why Not: Install Historic District Street Signs?

  Courtesy of the New York Times. GM was recently in New York, and spending a lot of time in and around SoHo. One thing that caught his eye is how New York City uses different street signs for historic … Continue reading

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Why Not: Turn Wisconsin and M into a Rotary?

Wisconsin and M St. is the heart of Georgetown, yet it’s an incredibly unpleasant place to be. Whether on foot, bike or in a car, it’s an intersection that you just want to get through as quickly as possible. There … Continue reading

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Why Not: A Biergarten?

GM decided to revive his occasional series “Why Not” to address an overlooked corner of Georgetown and consider what it could be: a biergarten. The spot is a tiny recessed commercial building on Wisconsin Ave., just north of Q St. … Continue reading

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Why Not: Hold Parades?

As part of his occasional Why Not series, today GM ponders this: Why Not hold parades in Georgetown? This thought occurred to him when he took in the Alexandria Scottish Christmas parade in Old Town last December. This parade–along with … Continue reading

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Why Not: Rename Rose Park Herring Hill Park?

A long time ago GM ran an occasional series called “Why Not?” in which he’d make some wild eyed proposal for Georgetown (e.g. “Why Not Build a Ferry to Roosevelt Island?“, or the prescient “Why Not Build a Waterfront Ice … Continue reading

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Why Not: Build a Ferry to Roosevelt Island?

Last weekend, as GM was taking in the newly completed waterfront park, his eyes (as well as many of the eyes of his fellow layabouts) were drawn to Roosevelt Island. It sits so tantalizingly close to Georgetown, yet it’s a … Continue reading

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Why Not Indeed: Waterfront to Build Ice Rink

Courtesy of MRP Realty. Back in January, GM published an entry in his occasional “Why Not” series. This time he asked: Why not build a waterfront ice rink? In all honesty, GM thought it was a huge pipe dream and had no … Continue reading

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Why Not: Set Up an Ice Rink at the Waterfront?

Photo by Kevin H. As part of an occasional series, GM stops to ask “Why Not?” Today he asks: Why not set up an ice rink at the waterfront? The idea came to GM over the holiday as he was … Continue reading

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Why Not: Shut Down M St. on Weekends?

Traffic Jam on M St. by M.V. Jantzen. Today for his occasional “Why Not” series, GM turns to the ugliness that is M St. on a summer weekend. So he asks: Why not shut down M St.? It’s an idea … Continue reading

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Why Not: Secede From Washington?

Yesterday, GM’s fellow Georgetown blogger Carol Joynt suggested a provocative solution to Georgetown’s problems: secession. She writes: We could be the City of Georgetown or the Town of Georgetown. Regardless, have our own mayor, our own council, our own police … Continue reading

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