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Good morning Georgetown, here’s the latest:

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The Great Georgetown Flood of 2011

Yesterday, the Georgetown Harbour waterfront suffered a catastrophic flood. The flooding was a result of a 10 foot rise in the river level caused by last weekend’s rains, which made its way down toward the Chesapeake. Ordinarily this amount of flooding would cause the Washington Harbour to raise its flood walls. Yesterday, however, the walls were not up and by 10:00 in the morning, restaurants by the fountain began to get flooded.

By the afternoon, the scene became unreal:

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All of the restaurants facing the water suffered significant damages. It’s too early to tell know, but it will likely take weeks before these restaurants open again, which is a double hit since this is such a huge season for them.

The big question on everyone’s lips last night was of course: why the Hell weren’t the walls up? So far there are no answers to that, as WUSA reported: Continue reading

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The Morning Metropolitan

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Good morning Georgetown, here’s the latest:

  • DC Urban Turf argues that Georgetown was the place to make money on real estate over the last ten years. But GM thinks they’re being a little selective. Sure, buying a home in 2000 and selling it in 2010 will give you a good return, but plenty of Georgetown homes bought in 2005 and sold in 2010 are selling at a loss.
  • DC Mud looks into plans for the Potomac waterfront just down the river from Georgetown.

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Good morning Georgetown, here’s the latest:

  • We might all have to pony up some dough if we ever want to see the waterfront completed.
  • It seems to be that time of the year when all those stores of Wisconsin Ave. start having those fake “going out of business” sales. As far as GM knows, only Commander Salamander is actually going out of business. Although last year Hardwear actually went out of business after throwing a going out of business sale, so who knows.

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Battle of the Parks: Which is Your Favorite?

Georgetown is blessed with four major parks within its boundaries: Rose Park, Montrose Park, Volta Park and the Georgetown Waterfront. Together they make up an emerald necklace strung around Georgetown’s historic homes. In GM’s opinion, they are among the top two or three reasons to live in Georgetown.

But which of them is the best?

Rose Park

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Rose Park is located on the eastern boundary of Georgetown between P St. and M St. It is owned by the city and administered by the DC Parks and Recreation department. Of the four parks, it probably has the most interesting history. Located as it is near the center of the historic Herring Hill neighborhood, Rose Park was a treasured resource of Georgetown’s African American population. It was founded in 1918 by the Ancient Order of the Sons and Daughters of Moses to serve the area’s African American children. Throughout its history it was known as Patterson’s Park, Jacob’s Park, or Winship’s Lot. While officially designated for Blacks only, the park was always a de facto integrated park, used by residents of all races.

Today Rose Park continues to be very popular. It offers:

  • A long and narrow grassy area used mostly for dog walking, picnics, and small ball games like bocce.
  • Three of the best (but most crowded) tennis courts in Georgetown
  • Full basketball court
  • Large playground
  • Little league park
  • Summer full of events
  • A Friends of Rose Park group
  • A summer farmers market every Wednesday

All and all a solid entry. What have the others got? Continue reading

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Hub and Spokes – An Update

Is 2 > 40?

In GM’s very first substantive post, he discussed the proposal by CycleLife at 3255 Water St. to eliminate one parking space outside its doors and replace it with bike racks for 40 bikes.

Its been almost eleven months, and there’s still no change to the street layout. GM contacted CycleLife to see whether the plan was still alive.

It turns out that the plans are still moving forward. According to Steve Anderson, CycleLife’s Director of Member Services, the final rack designs are still being reviewed by two District agencies. Despite the bureaucratic delay, Anderson does not foresee any impediment to the plan finally coming to fruition. ¬†They should know for sure by November.

As GM discussed way back when, this is a great proposal for Georgetown. One street parking spot is immaterial to the thousands of people who come to Georgetown each day. Once construction to the final phase of the Georgetown waterfront comes to an end, having establishments like CycleLife down by the park will be a boon to the completed park and those that would like to bike there.

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