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Free Pedicab Rides on H Street this Saturday

July 22nd, 2014 by Tim Ebner · Capitol Hill, H Street


Photo courtesy Twitter user @capitolhilldc

Progress may be inching along on the H Street streetcar project (the latest report from WAMU says the train line could be ready by November) but don’t let that stop you from enjoying a leisurely ride down H Street.

This Saturday H Street Main Street along with a group of H Street businesses are teaming up to offer free pedicab rides down the block.  They’re calling it the “Streetcar Stroll and Roll.” The free bike rides start at Union Station (on the H Street, NE side) and run down the corridor, all the way to Maryland Ave, NE. [Read more →]

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Hill Buzz

July 22nd, 2014 by Claudia Holwill · Capitol Hill

The President's Own

Photo by Mark Andre on Flickr

  • ANC 6B Commissioner Phil Peisch posted that organizers are seeking volunteers for a Ward 6 safety festival.
  • JDLand reported that the next CSX Virginia Avenue Tunnel meeting is on July 31, and shared a new video from DDOT on how the project will impact the neighborhood.
  • District Source looked at how Ditto Residential is using fundrise for financing a project on H Street NE.
  • PoPville shared the news that District Doughnut got their C of O and will be able to open as soon as they get their health inspection. In related news, my diet is doomed.
  • Eater DC reported that a new oyster and wine bar is coming to Yards Park.
  • The Washington Post reported on the history and future of a pre-Civil War shotgun house on Capitol Hill.
  • Frozen Tropics shared that the Rock and Roll Hotel will be hosting its first burlesque show: Sizzlin’ Hot Burlesque.
  • ANC 6B Commissioner Brian Flahaven posted a recap of the July ANC meeting.
  • JDLand and Washington Business Journal reported on the new apartments coming to New Jersey Avenue and I Streets SE.

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Hill’s Eye View: Pure Pleasure

July 22nd, 2014 by Kate McFadden · Capitol Hill

by María Helena Carey on Flickr

by María Helena Carey on Flickr

Nine times out of town bubbles will solve what ails you. If you’re under 5, it’s a sure thing. If not, surely the wave of a wand will buy you a few minutes away from your troubles and, perhaps, a change of perspective. Share your snaps of the best ways to while away summer afternoons with the THIH Flickr Group.

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Lost Capitol Hill: The Tobacco Inspection Warehouse

July 21st, 2014 by Robert Pohl · Capitol Hill

ct001206In a few weeks, I will be giving a tour of the Navy Yard neighborhood, to try to give a sense of what the area looked like just before the British arrived on August 24, 1814. In order to prepare, I have been looking through old texts learn more about what used to be there – and find out about some things I had no idea existed, like today’s building.

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Open House Round-Up for 7/20/14

July 20th, 2014 by Guest Author · Capitol Hill

Guest contributor Dare Johnson Wenzler is a Capitol Hill resident, Realtor and co-owner of First Vine Wine Imports + Sales. This post also appears on her blog Real Estate On (and off!) the Hill.

Looking for a condo alternative with charm galore? How about your very own little house located in the heart of historic Capitol Hill – just off Independence Ave and 6th St SE and just one block from Eastern Market?

12 Brown’s Court SE , listed at $479,000, is cuter than cute. Two bedrooms, 1 bath, washer/dryer, open galley kitchen and a private back patio.  Enjoy the working fireplace and beautiful redone floors. When you outgrow it, you can rent it out! The little rowhouses in Brown’s Court have wonderful potential as rental properties.

Open Sunday, July 20, from 1-3 pm.

The rest of the Capitol Hill open houses are posted here

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