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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

Park Service: Cherry Blossoms to Peak March 27

March 4, 2020

The National Cherry Blossom Festival, which encompasses dozens of events, will kick off with an opening ceremony on Saturday, March 21, and continue through Easter Sunday, April 12.

Downtowner DC February 26, 2020

February 26, 2020

PHASE 2 OF WHARF DEVELOPMENT UNDERWAY The second phase of the Wharf development in Southwest D.C. is proceeding, adding new residences, retail and amenities to the waterfront neighborhood. Opened in […]