922 24th Street Northwest

This rental is located at 922 24th Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Tastefully furnished! Nicely updated! High floor, east facing junior one bedroom. Floor to ceiling, wall to wall windows! Parquet wood floors. Granite countertops. Built-in microwave. One block metro. Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s. 24 hour front desk. Outdoor pool. Laundry room. Bring in your linens n’ things and let us do the rest! You can’t get more central. GW, State, Kennedy Center.”

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This studio is going for $1,750/Mo.

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2121 K Street, NW

This is the former Pizza Autentica space. Next up – Sugar. The liquor license placard posted out front says:

“A restaurant serving American food with 26 seats and a Total Occupancy Load of 50. Sidewalk cafe with 30 seats. Entertainment Endorsement to include occasional karaoke and DJ, but no dancing or nude performances.”

Updates when they get closer to opening.

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522 21st Street Northwest

This rental is located at 522 21st Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Fantastic Junior 1BR that is just of K St. NW. Looking for convenience? Utilities are included, it’s .5 Miles to Foggy Bottom Metro,1-mile to The White House, IMF building, G.W.University, G.W. Hospital, Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, Restaurants & many government & association buildings. There is easy access to community amenities and Georgetown. Vouchers welcome.”

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This 1 bed/1 bath is going for $1,450/Mo.

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Outside Roslyn metro 8:43am

A reader reports:

“co-worker texted me she’s been in a tunnel for 30 minutes and finally offloaded at clarendon. they were told it was “unsafe” for trains to continue.”

@IAFF36 tweets:

“Metro Station Box – Foggy Bottom Metro – #DCFD firefighters investigating arcing insulator & smoke in tunnel”

Update 9:05am:

“Update – Foggy Bottom Metro – @wmata mitigating insulator problem in tunnel to VA, #DCFD standing by”

‏@Metrorailinfo tweets:

“OR/BL/SV: Train service suspended btwn Foggy Bottom – Arlington Cem & btwn Foggy Bottom – Clarendon due to fire dept activity. 8:35a #wmata”

Update:

“OR/SV/BL: Service suspended btwn Foggy Btm & Clarendon/Arl Cemetery for fire dept activity. Significant delays, consider travel alternates”

950 25th Street Northwest 7

This rental is located at 950 25th Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Cozy quaint efficiency with sweeping picture windows located in the heart of Foggy Bottom!! Spectacular views. Condo building features controlled access building, 24 hour concierge service, rooftop swimming pool, community and exercise room, secured entry and elevators. Walking distance to World Bank, Georgetown, State Department , K Street Shops, Restaurants, GWU and metro. Walkscore 95!!!”

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This studio is going for $1,550/Mo.

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Photo via Beefsteak

From a press release:

“José Andrés’ ThinkFoodGroup debuts Beefsteak, a new vegetable-focused fast casual restaurant now open on the George Washington University campus at the new Science & Engineering Hall at 800 22nd Street NW. Beefsteak is where farm-fresh, market-driven vegetables take center stage, showcasing the season’s best and year-round favorites to create hearty, nourishing meals you can feel good about. All served in bowls, there are countless options combining flash-prepared vegetables, hearty grains, house-made sauces, crisp and fresh toppings, and optional meatier toppings.

It’s America’s bounty in a bowl – cooked to perfection right in front of you, all brought to you by world-renowned chef José Andrés. Dedicated to bringing quality and accessible food to the masses, ThinkFoodGroup will debut a second location this summer at 1528 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036 with several more currently under development.

“Vegetables are fun and sexy – so full of possibilities and flavors,” said chef José Andrés. “Why not make them the star of the plate – the name Beefsteak is our playful way to celebrate this idea. It’s not about being vegan or vegetarian, but about enjoying vegetables and making food that is wholesome, amazing, affordable and accessible to the many.”

All composed and customizable bowls start at $7.99 with add-on “meatier” options, ranging from $1.59 to $3.99. To create their own bowls, guests combine the following: (more…)

950 25th Street Northwest

This rental is located at 950 25th Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“1st Flr Studio Apt, on 25th Street. Updated bath. Wood flrs throughout. Large Walk-in closet. Claridge House has a Roof Top Pool with fantastic views of DC’s skyline & the Potomac River. Other amenities – a Gym, Biz center, patio w/grills & Community RM. 2 blks from Metro at GW Univ & Hospital & Whole Foods. 1 blk to Trader Joe’s. World Bank, Kennedy Center are close.All housing Vouchers welcome”

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This studio is going for $1,525/Mo.

Streets of Washington, written by John DeFerrari, covers some of DC’s most interesting buildings and history. John is the author of Historic Restaurants of Washington, D.C.: Capital Eats, published by the History Press, Inc. and also the author of Lost Washington DC.

Washington Circle is the westernmost of the many public spaces laid out in L’Enfant’s plan for Washington City, and it was designed as a circle from the start. To the south in the early days was the low-lying area known as Foggy Bottom, a desolate, semi-industrial neighborhood. Little of the land to the north was developed. While many Washingtonians passed through the circle as they traveled along Pennsylvania Avenue between Georgetown and Washington, few stopped here. Known as the “Round Tops” for the high cupolas on a pair of houses located just to the northwest, the neighborhood around the circle had a reputation for being dangerous. It is usually mentioned in early newspapers in connection with petty crimes. The circle itself was simply a large open area in the middle of the street.

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The statue of George Washington in Washington Circle (photo by the author).

Meanwhile, sculptor Clark Mills created a sensation with his tour-de-force statue of Andrew Jackson on a rearing steed, which was unveiled in Lafayette Square in 1853. Proud of this American-made monument, Congress responded by immediately commissioning Mills to create another statue to honor George Washington. Everyone expected the new memorial to be even more stunning than the Jackson statue. The princely sum of $50,000 was authorized to pay for it.

It’s unclear when or how the decision was made that the new Washington statue would be placed in the circle at Pennsylvania Avenue and K Street NW. Perhaps that decision led to the sprucing up of the circle in 1855, when a wooden fence was built around the central part of the circle, thus forming the city’s first traffic circle. But by all accounts the improvements were minimal; the circle remained a wasteland until the arrival of the Washington statue. (more…)

From MPD:

“The Metropolitan Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying and locating three persons of interest in connection with an Assault with Intent to Kill (Knife) offense, which occurred on Saturday, December 27, 2014, at approximately 12:37 am, in the 2400 block of Pennsylvania Avenue, NW.

The persons of interest can be seen in this video (above).

Anyone who has information regarding this case should call police at 202-727-9099. Additionally, information may be submitted to the TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.”

McFadden’s
2401 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW