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ANC Preview

Next week the ANC will meet for its April session. Several interesting items are on the agenda:

  • Councilmember Jack Evans will be in attendance, probably to give his standard spiel on the city’s finances and Metro’s woes. But if you’ve got an issue to address with him, you should come and ask him.
  • The BID will present its plans to reconfigure K St. These great plans would introduce bike lanes and eliminate parking west of 33rd (which will cut down significantly on the traffic there).
  • The ANC will adopt a resolution on the LED streetlights (hopefully against them, at least in their current form).
  • Several new businesses appear to be coming:
    • Something called Pillar & Post is moving into the old Sherman Pickney space
    • Something called Keybridge Communications is moving into the H.A. Gill building on Wisconsin above R St.
    • An organization called Potomac RiverKeeper Network is moving into 3070 M St. (which currently houses the Alex and Ani and M3 Massage)

Here’s the full agenda: Continue reading

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The Morning Metropolitan

Photo by Bill Starrels.

Good morning Georgetown, here’s the latest:

  • Are you a transportation planner and want to work for Georgetown Hospital? Here’s your chance!
  • The Post was not a fan of Boulangerie Christophe. The Ladies Who Lunch don’t care. (It’s worth it to remember that the Post gave rave reviews to After Peacock Room, and that closed about 6 months later.)

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Now and a Long Time Ago: 34th and M

Today for Now and a Long Time Ago, GM visits 34th and M St. The old photo comes courtesy of the fantastic Old Time DC group.

There are some great reveals in the old photo, which is probably from no later than the mid 1950s. First of all the most obvious thing is the streetcar. The destination sign indicates that it is heading to Rosslyn (a route that was abandoned in the 1950s.)

Looking closer you can see the great patterns of cobblestone pavers that M St. used to have (and may still have underneath the asphalt). The streetcar traveled in a paved lane (which seems backwards). There is a streetcar stop you can see in the lower left of the photo. It was basically just a raised median that passengers would stand on and wait for the streetcars. Continue reading

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Photo by Alan Kotok.

Good morning Georgetown, here’s the latest:

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