Opinion: A Sliver of Hope on the Climate Crisis 

September 14, 2022

Everywhere we look we see the effects of the climate crisis – whether we wish to or not. Here in the suburbs of northern Virginia just outside of Washington, D.C., […]

Sept. ANC Update: Back-to-School, Art All Night, Rose Park, Starr Restaurant

September 6, 2022

Holding its September 2022 virtual meeting on Aug. 29 before Labor Day ensured a low public turnout, but the Georgetown-Burleith Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC 2E) still made momentous and potentially […]

Rehabilitating The Washington Canoe Club 

August 15, 2022

In a race against nature’s destructive forces, Georgetown’s most prominent architectural feature and historic landmark on the Potomac River – the now-dilapidated Washington Canoe Club (WCC) – is on a path […]

Diplomatic Encounters: Colombian Ambassador, Juan Carlos Pinzon

January 6, 2022

In August, 2021, Juan Carlos Pinzon, Colombian Ambassador to the United States, presented his credentials virtually to President Biden. Pinzon had previously served as Ambassador to the U.S. from 2015-2017. He returned to Colombia under a new Colombian president, only to return […]

Downtowner News Briefs, Dec. 13

December 13, 2021

TikTok Signs Lease Near Union Market   The popular social media platform TikTok is opening an outpost in the District. According to Bisnow, TikTok’s China-based parent company ByteDance signed a lease near Union Market in Northeast D.C. TikTok announced earlier this year […]

Tips for Tree Care This Storm and Hurricane Season

July 15, 2021

As the summer storm season hits the mid-Atlantic, arboreal and safety concerns heighten for many Georgetowners who have trees to protect. What are some tree-care tips an expert might recommend? […]

50 Ways to Go Green

April 14, 2021

By Susan Bodiker, Christopher Jones and Kate Oczypok It’s not your imagination — the weather is more unpredictable. Our climate is changing. “There’s no Planet B” is the environmental movement’s […]

‘Weather’: This Is Not a Drill

February 3, 2020

Jenny Offill’s “Weather” tells us what to expect when we’re expecting the apocalypse Climate change is the least of Lizzie Benson’s problems. She has a world of things to worry […]

Kids Demonstrate Against Climate Change in D.C. (photos)

September 22, 2019

The global climate crisis will be at the top of the agenda on Monday, Sept. 23, when the United Nations General Assembly kicks off the new session with a climate action summit.