Downtowner News Briefs, May 11

May 16, 2022

Fox Breaks into National Zoo, Kills 25 Flamingos, One Duck  The National Zoo reported that a wild fox broke through a metal mesh enclosure overnight earlier this month, and proceeded […]

National Cherry Blossom Festival In-Person Again; Peak Bloom March 22 to 25

March 3, 2022

The 2022 National Cherry Blossom Festival announced March 1 — with Mayor Muriel Bowser, National Park Service and other city officials, and festival stakeholders — that it will bring back […]

Downtowner News Briefs, Jan. 31

January 31, 2022

Offensive Graffiti at Union Station  A 34-year-old man was arrested in late January for defacing private and public property at Union Station and three other buildings in the city. The […]

Downtowner: Kitten for POTUS? Dennis Owen R.I.P., Staff Shortages

January 12, 2022

Crumbs & Whiskers to President Biden: How About a Kitten? With the news of President Biden’s new German Shepherd puppy Commander at the White House, Georgetown’s kitten and cat café, Crumbs […]

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 […]

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 […]