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Dope New Trashcans Hit Chinatown

by Prince Of Petworth May 4, 2017 at 11:00 am 10 Comments

chinatown trashcans
Photos courtesy Mayor’s Office on Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs

From an email:

“This week, the Mayor’s Office on Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs, Downtown BID and the DC Department of Housing & Community Development unveiled new trash receptacles in Chinatown. We plan to add more around the area.”

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Also after the jump info on the Mayor’s Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month celebration Monday at the Lincoln Theatre:

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“On Monday, May 8th from 7:00 – 8:30 pm, the Mayor’s Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month celebration will take place at the Lincoln Theatre. There will be a pre-show reception with light refreshments, cultural performances, an awards ceremony and more. Admission is free, but an RSVP is required.”

  • PetworthGuy

    That’s awesome – love it! Really hope no one defaces them like the crosswalks…

  • RD

    “Dope” trashcans. Lawd.

    • Anonthony

      Ha! Probably weren’t even imported from China.

  • urbanengineer

    Is this really what our city is spending money on?

    • Anonymous

      Trash cans? Yes. The minor additional cost for making trash cans look nice in a touristy and busy part of town? I’m fine with that, too.

      • Emmaleigh504

        +1

      • textdoc

        Agreed.

    • Anonymous

      Since the BID has their name on the side, I thought that the Downtown BID was probably paying for this, or at least the paint job on what seems to be a standard downtown trash can.

      • anon

        Downtown BID is at least partially funded by District grant money, I believe. But yeah I’m fine with this marginal cost. The BID is probably mostly funded by dues from business members in the neighborhood, and they benefit from this (as marginally as the cost it incurs, anyway).

    • mharding01

      Much better use of funds than a $200M streetcar to nowhere. Speaking of, will H Street NE get themed trashcans, too?

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