Demi Moore’s real name is Demetria Guynes. I only mention it to prove that branding does actually matter, and why would neighborhoods be any exception? Renaming neighborhoods isn’t a new thing in the District; Columbia Heights was originally known as “Pleasant Plains” or “Cowtown.” (The latter being arguably the worst neighborhood name I’ve ever heard, ever.) And “NoMa” was only invented a few years ago, but we’ll get to that below. 885 more words
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East City Art’s Fourth Annual Regional Juried Exhibition
Deadline: January 9, 2017 at 11:59 p.m.
The annual juried competition will be held at the 5,000 square foot PEPCO Edison gallery in downtown DC. 694 more words
“East of the river, the Anacostia Historic District has experienced years of disinvestment. The neighborhood contains numerous irreplaceable historic buildings that are vacant and suffering from demolition by neglect. 36 more words
Facing a nearly $300 million budget gap, Metro will close most in-person sales offices effective Tuesday, November 15, 2016. The move is part of a series of internal actions Metro is taking to reduce expenses and minimize the impact of possible fare increases and service reductions next year. 126 more words