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Want to Rent a Mansion in Potomac or McLean?
Blog 2 days ago
Want to Rent a Mansion in Potomac or McLean?

Jared and Ivanka rent. So does D. C. United's newest star, Wayne Rooney. After they left the White House, the Obamas did, too. Washington's steady...

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The Neighborgoods Is Bringing Its Cheerful Food-Themed Dishtowels and Cards to Its First Brick-and-Mortar Store
Blog 3 days ago
The Neighborgoods Is Bringing Its Cheerful Food-Themed Dishtowels and Cards to Its First Brick-and-Mortar Store

You've probably seen the Neighborgoods' colorful, food-centric wares around town-the dishtowels with avocados and "Avo nice day" screen printed on...

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Whitman-Walker's New Building Aims To Be a Cultural Hub on 14th Street
Blog 1 week ago
Whitman-Walker's New Building Aims To Be a Cultural Hub on 14th Street

Whitman-Walker's old Elizabeth Taylor Medical Center at 14th and R streets, Northwest was not meant to be noticed. During the AIDS epidemic, it was...

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4 Insta-Worthy Plant Stores Where You Can Do More Than Buy a Succulent
Blog 1 week ago
4 Insta-Worthy Plant Stores Where You Can Do More Than Buy a Succulent

For years, District residents looking to green up their homes could pop into, say, Johnson's or Logan Hardware, pick up a nice succulent, and call...

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Amazon Is One Big Step Closer to Its Official Arrival
Blog 2 weeks ago
Amazon Is One Big Step Closer to Its Official Arrival

Developer JBG Smith announced Wednesday that Amazon has signed its first leases and sales agreements to begin building HQ2 in the area it's now...

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How Luxury Apartment Developers Are Planning for HQ2
Blog 4 weeks ago
How Luxury Apartment Developers Are Planning for HQ2

Amazon's HQ2 is coming-and bringing with it more luxury apartments. Already about 5,300 residential units are planned or under construction in...

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Alexandria Dog Owners Don't Want Their Dogs Smelling a Proposed Halal Butchery
Blog 4 weeks ago
Alexandria Dog Owners Don't Want Their Dogs Smelling a Proposed Halal Butchery

A proposal to open a halal butchery facility in Alexandria hit a snag Saturday after some local business owners and dog owners objected. DC Poultry...

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Look Inside Framebridge's First Flagship Store, Opening on 14th Street Today
Blog 1 month ago
Look Inside Framebridge's First Flagship Store, Opening on 14th Street Today

The 14th Street strip is getting even more millennial-friendly thanks to Framebridge's first brick-and-mortar flagship store, which opens today. A...

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New Public Libraries Are Some of the Best Buildings of DC
Blog 1 month ago
New Public Libraries Are Some of the Best Buildings of DC

I recently spent a Saturday afternoon checking out a swanky new building in Cleveland Park. Its sleek exterior-all glass, brick, and limestone...

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Explore NoMa, Alexandria, and Other DC-Area Neighborhoods With Washingtonian’s New Guide
Blog 1 month ago
Explore NoMa, Alexandria, and Other DC-Area Neighborhoods With Washingtonian’s New Guide

Starting today, readers have access to Washingtonian's new comprehensive insider's Neighborhood Guide, presented by Compass. The magazine's award...

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Busboys and Poets Opens in Anacostia with All-Day Dining and a Marion Barry Room
Blog 1 month ago
Busboys and Poets Opens in Anacostia with All-Day Dining and a Marion Barry Room

Five years ago DC restaurateur and activist Andy Shallal announced plans for a location of Busboys and Poets east of the Anacostia River. After a...

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Home Rule's Owner Talks 14th Street's Changing Landscape and Saying Goodbye
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Home Rule's Owner Talks 14th Street's Changing Landscape and Saying Goodbye

The longtime 14th Street home goods store Home Rule is closing this month after 20 years of business. Its founder Greg Link and co-owners Grace...

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Remembering DC Music Legend Skip Groff
Blog 1 month ago
Remembering DC Music Legend Skip Groff

A trip to Yesterday and Today Records was nothing short of a pilgrimage for a teenage suburban music fan like me in 1983. Two Ride On buses and a...

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Six Exciting Real Estate Developments that Will Arrive in 2019
Blog 2 months ago
Six Exciting Real Estate Developments that Will Arrive in 2019

A lot more people will soon be living directly across the street from Nationals Park (see rendering above). Developer Jair Lynch is erecting a two...

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20 People, Phenomena and Trends to Watch in Washington in 2019
Blog 3 months ago
20 People, Phenomena and Trends to Watch in Washington in 2019

1. 14th Street Will Become the New Georgetown Its home prices are among Washington’s highest. Its restaurants are the buzziest. Its shops are the...

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Why Virginia Representative Jennifer Wexton Hangs the Transgender Pride Flag Outside Her Office
Blog 3 months ago
Why Virginia Representative Jennifer Wexton Hangs the Transgender Pride Flag Outside Her Office

Jennifer Wexton, the newly sworn-in member of Congress for Virginia’s 10th district, has chosen to display the blue, pink, and white striped...

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We Ranked the Most Millennial Moments of 2018
Blog 3 months ago
We Ranked the Most Millennial Moments of 2018

It was the year millennials murdered canned tuna, American cheese, and mayo. The social media generation has become full-grown adults with...

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There's a New Retail Strategy at the Shay. Will it Work?
Blog 4 months ago
There's a New Retail Strategy at the Shay. Will it Work?

Around this time last year, things weren’t looking good for the Shay—JBG Smith’s splashy mixed-use development at 8th and Florida avenues,...

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Look Inside My Home: A Pastel-Hued Logan Circle Studio (With a Christmas Tree)
Blog 4 months ago
Look Inside My Home: A Pastel-Hued Logan Circle Studio (With a Christmas Tree)

Alexa Lucas is a 26-year-old event and wedding planner who lives by herself in a Logan Circle studio. The Alexandria native went to Penn State for...

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Look Inside this Scandinavian-Inspired Apartment Building Coming to NoMa
Blog 4 months ago
Look Inside this Scandinavian-Inspired Apartment Building Coming to NoMa

Northeast DC’s NoMa has no shortage of modern, new apartment buildings. But RESA, opening in the spring of 2019, promises to be a little different,...

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Living in Shaw—as a Senior Citizen
Blog 4 months ago
Living in Shaw—as a Senior Citizen

I walk into Compass Coffee in Shaw on a Tuesday afternoon. In the cafe full of mostly white twenty- and thirtysomethings staring at their laptops,...

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Mike Isabella's Condo Sold in Two Weeks for a Record-Setting Price
Blog 4 months ago
Mike Isabella's Condo Sold in Two Weeks for a Record-Setting Price

As we previously reported, embattled restaurateur Mike Isabella listed his Wharf condo on October 31st for $2.5 million. It sold two weeks later,...

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The Dos and Don'ts of Working at a Coffee Shop... And the Best Places in DC to Go
Blog 4 months ago
The Dos and Don'ts of Working at a Coffee Shop... And the Best Places in DC to Go

As a freelance writer and content creator, spends her days working remotely as an editor of Girl’s Night In, meeting interviewees out and about,...

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Blog 4 months ago
How "The Frontrunner" Recreated the Washington Post's 1988 Newsroom

Directed by Jason Reitman (Juno) and based on a book by former New York Times political writer Matt Bai, the movie The Front Runner, out November...

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How
Blog 4 months ago
How "The Front Runner" Recreated the Washington Post's 1988 Newsroom

Directed by Jason Reitman (Juno) and based on a book by former New York Times political writer Matt Bai, the movie The Front Runner, out November...

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National Landing Is a Neighborhood
Blog 5 months ago
National Landing Is a Neighborhood "With No Finite Boundaries." That Sounds Amazing

Arlington and Alexandria came up with the name “National Landing” for Crystal City, Pentagon City, and Potomac Yard, the three extant neighborhoods...

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Here's What Crystal City Will Look Like After Amazon Arrives
Blog 5 months ago
Here's What Crystal City Will Look Like After Amazon Arrives

Developer JBG Smith has launched its vision for “National Landing”—the rebrand of a combination of areas you likely know as Crystal City, Pentagon...

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Names You Should Know Now that Amazon is Coming
Blog 5 months ago
Names You Should Know Now that Amazon is Coming

Or should we say the National Landing BID? “We are thrilled that National Landing was selected by Amazon as one of two new headquarters and are...

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Did Amazon Just Rename Crystal City?
Blog 5 months ago
Did Amazon Just Rename Crystal City?

Amazon is bringing its “HQ2” to Crystal City. Er, make that “National Landing.” From the company’s press release: National Landing is an urban...

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Follow These DC-Area Reporters for HQ2 News
Blog 5 months ago
Follow These DC-Area Reporters for HQ2 News

Amazon is coming to Crystal City–or, if you prefer, National Landing. This is a very big development that will touch multiple areas of DC-area life...

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