From an email:
“On Monday, October 12th between 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM, Arm in Arm DC organizers will host an action to protest both the current Union Station redesign plan and the continued recognition of Christopher Columbus through the name Columbus Circle and the Columbus statue outside of the station. We will also be conducting a voter registration drive during the protest.”
Full press release: Read More
601 2nd Street, NE
Thanks to Patrick for sending:
“Looks like another location is set to open, super close to the Butter Chicken Company 2 location on H Street, at the old Duet location (601 2nd St NE) rather than Masala Art as previously thought. Also now appears on their website along with coming soon 4 (Dupont) and 5 (Bethesda) coming soon!”
STAY TUNED for opening dates and peep their menu here.
Photo by John Goucher
From AlertDC: “Shooting Investigation at 1509hrs at 50 Massachusetts Ave NE. No Lookout.
DO NOT TAKE ACTION CALL 911 W/ EVENT”
“Metropolitan Police Department, US Capitol Police, and Amtrak Police officers and detectives are investigating a shooting that occurred at Union Station. The victim has been transported to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries and a suspect has been stopped. There are closures in the bus deck area and bus travelers may be delayed.”
Update from MPD: Read More
Photo courtesy of the Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission
From the Union Station Redevelopment Corporation:
“Our Story: Faces of Suffrage, Portraits of Change Art Exhibit
When: August 24, 2020 – August 28, 2020
Where: Union Station Main Hall (and Online)
Contact: Event website
Our Story: Faces of Suffrage, Portraits of Change is an interactive photo mosaic and art installation depicting a portrait of suffragist and civil rights activist Ida B. Wells. Created by artist Helen Marshall of the People’s Picture, commissioned by the Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission, and produced by Christina Korp, Purpose Entertainment, Our Story commemorates the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment and women’s right to vote in the United States. From August 24 to 28, 2020, a large-scale installation of the photo mosaic will be on display in the Main Hall at Union Station. Read More
Thanks to the Christensen family for sharing this cool find:
“It’s from a childhood trip they took to DC from Iowa in 1934, and appears to be taken from the Capitol toward Union Station.”
If you have a photo of a neat find from your house or place of work please send an email to princeofpetworth(at)gmail.com thanks. Please let me know where/what neighborhood you found it in too. Thanks.
Photo by John Goucher
Thanks to Stuart for sending:
“Got a call today from an order I placed on Sunday with Jos A Bank in Union Station. As their parent company announced bankruptcy and store closing plan the other day, they gave me a call to tell me my order has been moved to another store, and they are shortly closing their Union Station location. Sad to see the large number of store closures within Union Station.”
Union Station – March 5th 2020
Reminder from Alert DC:
“The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) reports Union Station and NoMa-Gallaudet U Station are closed through July 25, 2020, due to Metro’s summer track work. Read More
Photo by Olaf Zerbock
“Metro General Manager Paul J. Wiedefeld today accepted a recommendation of the transit authority’s Pandemic Task Force that face coverings or masks be required when traveling on Metro effective Monday, May 18. The move strengthens Metro’s position on the matter, which has “strongly recommended” the use of face coverings since early April, in accordance with CDC guidance. While the overwhelming majority of riders already comply voluntarily, the requirement is viewed as a necessary step as Metro plans for an eventual recovery with more riders using the system. Read More
Thanks to Katherine for sending the news that Paper Source will also be taking over the old Papyrus space in Union Station. Yesterday we learned about the Metro Center takeover and in January we learned they were also coming to Logan Circle. Stay tuned.
Any idea what’s being put up in Union Station atrium? Middle area is partitioned off.”
USRC reports that they are: “happy to announce that from February to July, all the damaged marble floor tiles will be replaced. This conservation work is being undertaken by Promacs LLC.”