As you’ve seen in previous PoPville posts, 460 New York Avenue (a.k.a. 460NYA) is a brand-new, 11-story condominium tower being built on the site of a vacant warehouse in the Mount Vernon Triangle. Construction of the tower has now “topped out,” with the concrete frame finished, and work on the steel and glass façade and interiors are set to begin.
To celebrate this milestone, 460NYA will be throwing a “Live Elevated” celebration on Thursday, October 23, 5:30–7:30 p.m. — and you’re invited. Held at the McWilliams|Ballard D.C. Sales Center, 1402 14th Street NW, the celebration will serve up hors d’oeuvres and beverages, along with the chance to get a sneak peek at the amenities available to residents of this one-of-a-kind building going up in the heart of the district. (more…)
Courtney Snowden, running for D.C. Council At-Large, has established herself as a community activist, strategist, and most importantly — a working mom who understands the challenge of juggling both family and work. Born and raised in Washington, Courtney now lives in Ward 7 with her son Malik. As well as being a mother, she is a principal at The Raben Group, a progressive public policy and government relations firm. Her job immerses her in public policy through direct lobbying, strategic planning, and coalition building, but if you ask her, her most important role is that of a mom. That’s why, along with such issues as spurring the economy, better public transportation, and more affordable housing, she is a fighter for better public schools.
A product of the D.C. public school system herself, as well as a board member for a Ward 7 charter school, Courtney is dedicated to ensuring that taxpayer dollars will be allocated to fund schools sufficiently, ensuring quality educational opportunities throughout D.C.
“This city is, and has always been, full of promise and opportunity,” says Snowden. “I believe there is a place for all of our city’s residents, but we need a fighter willing to roll up her sleeves, and do the hard work of bringing the diverse people of this city together.”
Snowden boasts 15 years of advocacy work, walking the halls of U.S. Congress to fight especially for high-quality education for children throughout the city, safer neighborhoods, and equality and increased opportunities for underserved communities. She has served on the board of SMYAL (Sexual Minority Youth Assistance League), the Richard Wright Public Charter School, and the Rockson Community Development Corporation, and she was the first female board chair of D.C. Black Pride. Her D.C. Council campaign is based on the idea that every resident of the city, no matter where they live or what job they hold, should benefit from the promise and prosperity that makes D.C. great.
The countdown to the opening of The Swift at Petworth Metro is over. The new 218-unit, LEED Silver apartment community on Georgia Avenue NW in Petworth is now offering studios, 1-bedroom, and 2-bedrooms — all with Clean Steel appliances, full-size Energy Star washers and dryers, eco-friendly wood-style plank flooring, energy efficient windows, and sustainable quartz countertops. The smoke-free community is pet-friendly and bike-friendly, and features electric car charging stations in the secure garage as well as Zipcar parking. There’s a concierge team to help residents feel at home 24 hours a day.
The Swift held its grand opening, where guests took a tour of the building and enjoyed a Friday night happy hour, a BBQ on Saturday, and a champagne brunch on Sunday. Guests had a chance to check out The Swift’s many features — the apartments, clubroom, rooftop terrace, fitness center, Tech Bar with iMac computers, and courtyard. The rooftop terrace features five seating areas, 2 grilling stations with prep areas, a fire pit, and 270-degree views of DC. (more…)
If you come out of Union Station or the L’Enfant Plaza metro this week, and you see people riding giant cups of yogurt… don’t panic. What you’re seeing is not a hallucination, but your free ride to work.
This week, Chobani is surprising busy Metro commuters like you by offering you a better way to start your day. Their custom fleet of “Cho-ffeurs,” pedicabs designed to look like cups of new Chobani Greek Yogurt Oats on wheels, are offering free rides from train stations and designated hubs around the city to your workplaces. Along the way, you’ll get a free breakfast to fuel you all morning long — a cup of Chobani Oats, with its blend of Greek Yogurt, steel cut oats and real fruit. (more…)
The U Street Corridor has become something of a nightlife and arts destination over the past few years. Galleries, bars, and restaurants are popping up all over — for examples, check out our coverage here on PoPville. Word of its rise even made it to The New York Times, who called it “vibrant,” a nightlife alternative for those who were a little older than the Georgetown crowd and had more money to spend. (And that was in 2009.)
It’s no surprise that a booming scene has attracted a wave of condo developments. The Hatton is one of the latest — a six-story building that will feature 91 units, and will be the eastern of two “twin towers” on either side of 8th Street at Florida Avenue. (The western tower, The Shay, will consist of rental units.) The two buildings were designed to be two facets of the same development, and will share a host of communal amenities such as underground parking, landscaped roof decks, a pool, and a fully equipped lounge. (Pet owners will be happy to know that one of the planned amenities is a dog-washing station.)
Sales begin this fall. In the meantime, you can track the building’s progress via their live cam, their Facebook and Twitter pages, and these construction photos on Curbed. To get more information and receive updates about opportunities at The Hatton, sign up here.
Living in the District during the summer months usually means three things: heat, humidity, and high energy bills. With the average July high temperature in the upper 80s and humidity hovering in the high-60% range, running your air conditioner can wreak havoc on your wallet – but it doesn’t have to. The DC Sustainable Energy Utility (DCSEU) helps D.C. residents make smart energy choices, including offering rebates of up to $500 for central air conditioning systems. By maintaining your air conditioning equipment and purchasing a properly sized unit for your cooling needs, you can save without sacrificing comfort in your home.
Following are 7 ways you can keep your energy bill down, no matter how hot it gets. (more…)
McCormick Grill Mates and the Kansas City BBQ Society have challenged some of the country’s greatest pitmasters to compete in the McCormick Grill Mates KCBS Match-Up and will fire up their best beef dish using McCormick’s Montreal Steak Seasoning. Pitmasters will be competing for the chance to win the coveted title of Master of the Flame and thousands in cash prizes. The multi-city event comes to D.C. this Saturday and Sunday, as part of the Safeway Barbecue Battle on Pennsylvania Avenue between 9th and 14th Streets NW. Drop by the McCormick Grill Mates tent for a free hamburger, Montreal Steak Seasoning samples, and a custom photo booth experience!
The McCormick Grill Mates KCBS Match-Up will stop next in Kansas City (June 27-28), Grand Rapids, MI (July 25-26) and Nashville, TN (August 22-23). And you can track progress of participating teams here.
Enter below for your chance to win a grilling kit comprised of a collection of Grill Mates products, including a new line of seasoning mix-ins for burgers, an island-inspired Grill Mates marinade, and a new shake-on Chipotle & Roasted Garlic Seasoning.
The folks who run advertising (and IT) for PoPville, BlankSlate, is hiring a D.C.-based Senior Sales Executive to spearhead sales efforts for PoPville and other leading DC and Beltway region publishers in their network. If you’re the sort of person who is familiar with local and regional businesses and agencies in our area, and you’re good at identifying, pursuing and closing digital sales opportunities… you should contact them here and become part of our team.