I’ll say it straight away, I love soccer and would be psyched if this new stadium was built. But I’m also curious – how many soccer fans does DC have? Would a new stadium encourage new fans? Do you think we could fill a 20,000-25,000-seat soccer stadium? So today I’m just curious – how many folks have been to a DC United game? Any regulars? For those who haven’t been, do you think you would go to a game at the new stadium?
For those that do support the stadium, you can add your name here. A couple more shots of how the site looks today:
“(re)activate is a one night public art exhibition that will take place in the empty parking lot at 1932 9th Street, NW and the southwest corner of U Street on Saturday, March 15th from 5:30pm – 9:30pm!
Featuring video and performance art by emerging and established DC artists, the outdoor exhibition will explore and reflect on the dynamics of space, while introducing alternative modes of exhibiting art and culture in our urban environment!
Celebrating the groundbreaking of a new mixed-use art space in the U Street neighborhood, the exhibition will take place on the future site of H-Space, a work-live studio and multidisciplinary project room for artists. In animating the currently vacant lot through video projections and performance art, (re)activate invites audiences to (re)consider the usage of space in the District of Columbia, how it relates to their personal experience, our collective histories, and the future identity of the city.!
While the individual works of art investigate our interactions in and relationships to space, at its core, (re)activate contributes to the critical dialogue on creative place-making and how to make more space for art in a rapidly growing city like Washington, DC.
Participating Artists include: Animals and Fire, Free Space Collective, James Huckenpahler, Patrick McDonough, Jonathan Monghan, Kendall Nordin, Jassie Rios and Jose Ruiz!
“Z-Kabob is opening soon where Snap used to be at 2475 18th Street, NW. Signage for Z-Kabob was erected last week at 2475 18th St NW. This appears to be the same Z-Kabob already found in four locations across Maryland and Virginia. If that is indeed the case, they’ll be offering a halal menu with meat kabobs, haleem, biryanis, and more, including some vegetarian options.”
I just got word that the Channel Inn will be closing at the end of April. No other details beyond that, but will certainly be the end of an era.”
I called the Channel Inn and they say that they just heard March 31st will be their last day. Their website says:
“Washington’s only waterfront hotel” is a highlight feature of the waterfront with picturesque views of the District’s Gangplank Marina. We are an excellent choice of location and the value for your overnight stay. Within 15 minutes of Washington, D.C. Mall and the entire tourist attraction area that includes such sights as the Air and Space Museum, the Smithsonian Institute, and the National Gallery of Art. A step away from the hotel entrance is the Waterfront Metro Station that travels to all the major areas of the Washington, D.C. business and tourist areas. For the business traveler we are minutes away from the Capitol, NASA, Fort McNair, and the Washington Navy Yard. The Channel Inn has beautifully appointed spacious Washington DC hotel rooms and suites with either Double or Queen beds all complete with balconies for your relaxing pleasure. The Hotel houses the famous Pier 7 Restaurant that is famous with local residents for its fine Seafood and Steak menu. For business or pleasure there is no finer value.
If you have any animal/pet photos you’d like to share please shoot me an email to princeofpetworth(at)gmail(dot)com with ‘Animal Fix’ in the title and say the name of your pet and your neighborhood. Your photos will go into the queue (usually 3-4 weeks wait) and will be posted in the order I receive them. If you’ve already entered your pet and would like to do so again – that’s no problem – just space the entries out a bit.
“Dog name: CeCe.
Neighborhood: Mt. Pleasant”
“This is Cercei from 14th Street. April 6 can’t come soon enough! (Season 4 of Game of Thrones starts on April 6)”