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Potomac River

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The Morning Metropolitan

Photo by Mike Maguire.

Good morning Georgetown, here’s the latest:

  • Georgetown has a Business Association and a Business Improvement District. Could it have a business-boosting Main Streets program too?
  • New robot cop on the beat. But now crooks know in advance that all they have to do it run to the water to get away, like in old prison break-out movies.

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1300 block of 31st St.

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FIOS Still Years Away

A looong time ago, GM wrote about the fact that Georgetown was still a long way away from getting FIOS service installed. (FIOS is essentially TV over telephone cables). At the time, GM was mostly lamenting the low definition quality of English soccer feed over cable and pining for the higher fidelity of fiber optics. That was six years ago, and the availability of high definition Premier League soccer over cable or satellite has mooted some of that concern. But it’s still nice to have options. Sadly, we’re still a long ways from getting them.

According to an article from 2014, Georgetown is still last on the list to get the service. And that means we’ll see it no earlier than 2019. If GM were a betting man, he’d take the over on whether Verizon will meet even that extended deadline.

There is some history for this. It will probably come as shocking to people who haven’t lived in DC for thirty years, but cable television itself only reached all of DC in the early 90s. And guess which neighborhood got it last? Georgetown. Continue reading

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The Morning Metropolitan

Photo by Daniel Lobo.

Good morning Georgetown, here’s the latest:

  • Ever wonder about that sculpture of a hand on N St.? Wonder no more.
  • New play about the Georgetown “peeping Rabbi”.

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2900 block of M St.

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Robot Cop Chooses to End it All

From the Washington Harbour:

Later a shrine was established to the beloved, deceased robot cop. Gone too soon:

If you, like GM, are confused about all this. This story sort of explains it. But not really.

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