The Morning Metropolitan

Photo by Geoff Livingston.

Good morning Georgetown, here’s the latest:

  • Yes, GM harangues you about watering your trees, but you, uhh, can probably skip it this week….
  • The waterfront movie series is coming back this summer. Check out the schedule.
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The Georgetown Metropolis

Potomac Boat Club

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Know Your Trees: Beech

This week on Know Your Trees, GM is discussing a tree you’re unlikely to find along the streets of Georgetown, but which you’ll easily find in the surrounding forests: beech.

Beech trees are very easily recognized. They have a smooth gray bark, which makes them popular with people looking to carve their initials (which gives them another feature that makes them easily recognized).

Their leaves are medium sized and have a simple pointed oval form:

In the fall they turn a bright yellow.

According to DDOT’s street tree map, there are just two beeches in Georgetown. (They’re on the southeast corner of Q and 32nd.) The reason they don’t get planted along streets that they grow slowly and do not tolerate urban environments very well. Continue reading

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The Morning Metropolitan

Photo by Geoff Livingston.

Good morning Georgetown, here’s the latest:

  • Martha’s Table CEO coming to the Q & A Cafe this week.
  • Tom Wolfe once wrote this about Georgetown’s phone numbers: “In such fashionable districts as Georgetown and Chevy Chase, the correct telephone exchange (FEderal or OLiver) has been one of the symbols of status.”

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1500 block of 33rd St.

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Georgetown Time Machine

This week on Georgetown Time Machine, GM returns to the fantastic Georgetown Branch photos contained here. This week is a particularly odd one: the sight of a 19th century steam engine. Continue reading

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The Morning Metropolitan

Photo by Bill Starrels.

Good morning Georgetown, here’s the latest:

  • This nice article is apropos to an article GM has coming up later today.
  • The coalition of various neighborhoods against airplane noise is appealing the negative decision they recently received. (The earlier decision was by a panel of three judges on the DC Circuit. The appeal is to the whole DC Circuit [known as an en banc]. It’s a long shot that they’ll accept it for review.)

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