Downtowner DC: Vaccine, Bus Fares, Boebert’s Glock

January 11, 2021

Acting D.C. Police Chief Robert Contee warned that Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colorado) will be subject to the same penalties as any other person caught in D.C. carrying a firearm.

Downtowner DC: Holiday Market, Wilson High, Tidal Basin

November 16, 2020

Choosing not to let COVID get in its way, the open-air market at 8th and F Streets NW, which opens on Friday, Nov. 20, will have new health and safety protocols in place.

Downtowner DC: Eisenhower Memorial, Franklin Park, 202Creates

September 21, 2020

The Eisenhower Memorial is open, 202Creates Month is underway and there’s a new app for copter-watchers. Also, due to the pandemic, D.C. expects a 50-percent drop in tourism.

Downtowner DC: March on Washington, Eateries, Bedbugs

August 24, 2020

Kramerbooks will stay put in Dupont for at least three years and a new spot for socially-distanced drinking opened in Shaw.

Downtowner DC July 15, 2020

July 15, 2020

NAACP TO MOVE HEADQUARTERS TO D.C. The NAACP, headquartered in Baltimore since 1986, will relocate to the Frank D. Reeves Center for Municipal Affairs at 14th and U Streets NW after the building is renovated. The Reeves Center was opened by former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry in the 1980s as a way to bring businesses […]

District Planner and Builder Allen Lew Dies

June 25, 2020

After overseeing the creation of the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Lew took charge of the baseball conversion of RFK Stadium and the construction of Nationals Park.

Downtowner DC June 17, 2020

June 17, 2020

NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERS TEST POSITIVE The D.C. National Guard, mobilized to respond to the protests triggered by George Floyd’s death at the hands of Minneapolis police, reported that some of its members tested positive for COVID-19. The number of members with the disease has not been made public due to “operational security.” PROTESTERS TOLD TO […]

Downtowner DC April 8, 2020

April 8, 2020

STAY-AT-HOME ORDERS IN EFFECT The new stay-at-home orders in D.C., Maryland and Virginia give police more ability to enforce social-distancing rules. Disobeying these rules could result in fines or jail time. Businesses deemed “essential” — grocery stores, liquor stores, auto repair shops, etc. — will remain open. School districts are continuing to teach students through […]

Downtowner DC March 25, 2020

March 25, 2020

UPTOWN THEATER CLOSES The historic Cleveland Park movie joint the Uptown Theater has closed. Built by Warner Bros. in the 1930s during Hollywood’s Golden Age, the theater, on Connecticut Avenue, was the site of popular ’90s movie premieres like “Dances with Wolves,” “Dick Tracy” and “Jurassic Park.” The last film shown at the Uptown was […]

Downtowner DC March 11, 2020

March 11, 2020

WOMEN’S MONTH AT THE LINE The Line DC hotel is celebrating International Women’s Month with programming that includes a new banner featuring artwork by local artist Rebecca Rea-Holloway (@thesweetfeminist), a screening of the documentary “Venus VS.” about tennis star Venus Williams’s fight for equal prize money and a “Queer Women in Leadership” panel. TRANSIT PROPOSAL […]