Downtowner DC

December 7, 2018

D.C. to Enforce Straw Ban Next Year The District will be banning plastic straws starting in 2019. Effective Jan. 1, businesses and organizations that serve or sell beverages or food […]

Downtowner: NPS Fees, D.C. Duped, Other News

November 8, 2018

In this report: items about National Mall permit fees, a costly scam, a campaign rally, a death from a stray bullet, an Adams Morgan grocery, driverless cars and dockless motor scooters.

Downtowner DC Oct. 24, 2018

October 24, 2018

Officials’ Pay May Get Hiked A bill on its way to the District Council would deliver big pay raises to city officials. The salaries of the mayor, attorney general and […]

Political Floodwaters Rise With Kavanaugh Hearing

October 1, 2018

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh presented himself as both self-confident, and, oddly, as a victim — and, more than that, the subject of persecution by the Democratic Party.  

Downtowner DC Sept. 26, 2018

September 26, 2018

5th Straight Year of Less Crime According to a report from the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, crimes like murder, assault, robbery and car theft are down for the fifth […]

Downtowner DC Sept. 12, 2018

September 12, 2018

D.C. Breaks Ground on RFK Campus Project Mayor Muriel Bowser and Events DC kicked off phase one of the redevelopment of the empty Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium. This initial […]

Artifacts Hint at Halcyon House’s Past

August 30, 2018

On Aug. 21, at the Georgetown Public Library, Jennifer Porter-Lupu, a doctoral student in anthropology at Northwestern University, presented a portion of what she had uncovered.

Leon: John Vincent’s Take on Fast Food

August 23, 2018

Vincent, founder of British restaurant company Leon, chose D.C. to set up his first American shop because he found it to be the U.S. city most like London.

Downtowner DC Aug. 22, 2018

August 22, 2018

Maydan on Bon Appetit’s ‘Hot Ten’ List Maydan, at 1346 Florida Ave. NW, is the second-best restaurant in the country, according to Bon Appetit’s “Hot Ten” list for 2018. The […]

Downtowner DC Aug. 8, 2018

August 8, 2018

3 Metro Lines to Avoid in August From Aug. 11 to 26, there will be a 24/7 shutdown of Metro’s Blue Line and single-tracking throughout the Orange and Silver Lines. […]