Downtowner News: Franklin Park, Foo Fighters, Gun Violence, Women’s March

September 27, 2021

Franklin Park Reopens Franklin Park in Downtown D.C. has reopened with a children’s garden, renovated bathrooms and lots more. The park, a five acre space bound by I and K […]

Mayor Cuts Ribbon on $440M Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge

September 7, 2021

Mayor Muriel Bowser and District Department of Transportation Acting Director Everett Lott cut the ribbon today on the new Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge. They were joined by federal and local […]

Downtowner News: Bezos, Mites, Mandates

August 23, 2021

Jeff Bezos Donates to Smithsonian   In case you missed it, Jeff Bezos has donated an historic amount of money to the Smithsonian Institution — $200 million to be exact. The donation is the largest […]

Downtowner News: Metro Ridership Up, D.C. Gov’t In!

July 12, 2021

D.C. Government Employees Back in Office  As of today, D.C. Government employees are back in their offices. They’ll be greeted with lots of welcome back perks including free food, Pilates classes and festive […]

Downtowner News: Nats, Amtrak Back; Contact Tracing Ends; Full Fall for DCPS

June 21, 2021

Amtrak Restores Service on Long-Distance Routes   Amtrak has restored its long-distance routes after reducing service due to the global pandemic last year. As of last week, its trains resumed carrying passengers on routes like the Crescent, that serves […]

To Mask or Not in D.C.? It’s Confusing

May 3, 2021

New regulations issues by Mayor Bowser provided for some loosening of mask requirements, specifying about a dozen situations where masks did not have to be worn outdoors.

Downtowner DC: Razor Wire, E-Mopeds, Schools, Metrorail, Crime

March 1, 2021

Lime’s e-moped addition will make the company the first micro-mobility provider to offer three shared electric vehicle types on one platform.

Downtowner DC: Fireworks, Lloyd Austin, Nats Apparel, HQ2

February 8, 2021

Here is a round up of the latest news items from around town, including the Council’s override of two mayoral vetoes and several non-COVID fatalities.

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.