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November 16th, 2010 by Claudia Holwill · 5 Comments · Capitol Hill

Photo by Claudia Holwill

It may be a cold and rainy day, but I’ll happily take it in exchange for all of the beautiful weekends we have been treated to lately.  I don’t remember the last time we had such a beautiful and colorful fall and I am loving every moment of it.  It almost makes you forget how unbearably hot it was this summer…almost. Hopefully you are staying dry and warm indoors today, with a hot cup of coffee or hot cocoa.  And if you need another excuse to procrastinate from work, here is some light reading to catch up on.

  • Urban Turf and the Washington Business Journal discussed the drama surrounding development plans for Reservation 13.
  • City Paper’s Young & Hungry blog called Ethiopic some of the best Ethiopian food in the city.
  • On Earth looks at how Tommy Wells beat the plastic bag lobbyists to bring us that fun bag tax.
  • And there is a lot of talk around Tommy Wells and his proposal to restrict access to the city’s homeless shelters to DC residents.  The New York Times had a lot to say, Tommy responded in a series of Tweets (generally if you have so much to say a blog post is in order — maybe it’s coming?), and DCist and City Paper each shared their thoughts…with the city paper calling the proposal “incredibly lazy.”
  • DC Metrocentric and H Street Great Street took a look at the 360 H Street project.
  • TBD on Foot blog examined the new “crosswalks on steroids” around Lincoln Park.
  • ANC 6B commissioner Norm Metzger reacted to the decision to deny the liquor licenses to Nooshi and Moby Dick.
  • Metrocurean says that Ba Bay is opening later this week!
  • Housing Complex and JD Land reported that the intersection of New Jersey and M Streets, SE will be getting a Barnes Dance.
  • Washington Post and H Street Great Street reviewed Chuck’s Wagon BBQ.

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  • Hal C

    That “fun” bag tax is critical if we are going to clean up the river. Cleaning up the river is in turn critical to the Hill East development and a robust riverfront is essential to our entire neighborhood.
    Tommy Wells should be congratulated for all he is doing to help the Hill.

  • Sebastian

    It seems reasonable to restrict homeless services to DC residents. Like some other places, perhaps DC should provide transportation tickets home for nonresidents though.

  • PS

    ANC made a decision to protest the liquor license applications of Nooshi and Moby Dick. ABC grants/denies.

  • Caroline

    I’ve been living in the DC area for 5 years now and this is the first fall I haven’t been disappointed by. The colors really are better this year (or maybe I’m just getting used to them not being as good as they are further north).

  • Mark

    Anyone read about Wegmans and their lead-laden plastic shopping bags? Go Tommy. Plus, I see fewer and fewer people using plastic. People seem to be learning how to use re-usables: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-09-10/wegmans-markets-replaces-reusable-bags-after-group-cites-high-lead-levels.html