shortformblog:

This is pretty awesome. The Washington Post builds an interactive post on what the city would look like if they increased the building height limit up a few hundred feet or so, as the debate over the city’s growth develops. Play around with it, see how you feel. More info

Relevant to my interests.

(Source: washingtonpost.com )

My neighborhood. Gonna take pictures.

(Source: theatlantic)

shortformblog:

Clearly doing God’s work, Yelp has launched a Word Maps Google Maps mashup, exposing hotspots for keywords in certain cities, based on the site’s reviews. Above is a map of DC’s “hipster” hotspots, which is shockingly accurate, correctly pointing out H Street, U Street and 14th Street among others.

shortformblog:

Clearly doing God’s work, Yelp has launched a Word Maps Google Maps mashup, exposing hotspots for keywords in certain cities, based on the site’s reviews. Above is a map of DC’s “hipster” hotspots, which is shockingly accurate, correctly pointing out H Street, U Street and 14th Street among others.

shortformblog:

Frager’s Hardware, a DC institution, taken down in fire: A 90-year-old DC landmark, Frager’s Hardware was severely damaged and likely destroyed by a four-alarm blaze earlier this evening. The good news is that the fire was contained to the Frager’s building and the only injuries thus far were minor ones to firemen. But the loss to the community is huge, and many on social media left messages honoring the local hardware store.  (Disclosure: My fiancée works across the street from Frager’s and visits the store regularly as a function of her job. When I told her about this, she said, “Oh my god, I was just there yesterday!”)
(photo via @GeorgeWNEW)

My neighborhood hardware is gone… Friendliest people, great selection, incredible atmosphere. Given the fires that gutted Eastern Market and the Tune Inn these last few years, Capitol Hill institutions have had it rough.

shortformblog:

Frager’s Hardware, a DC institution, taken down in fire: A 90-year-old DC landmark, Frager’s Hardware was severely damaged and likely destroyed by a four-alarm blaze earlier this evening. The good news is that the fire was contained to the Frager’s building and the only injuries thus far were minor ones to firemen. But the loss to the community is huge, and many on social media left messages honoring the local hardware store.  (Disclosure: My fiancée works across the street from Frager’s and visits the store regularly as a function of her job. When I told her about this, she said, “Oh my god, I was just there yesterday!”)

(photo via @GeorgeWNEW)

My neighborhood hardware is gone…
Friendliest people, great selection, incredible atmosphere.
Given the fires that gutted Eastern Market and the Tune Inn these last few years, Capitol Hill institutions have had it rough.

smithsonianmag:

Mar 27, 1912: The First Japanese Cherry Blossom Trees Are Planted in the U.S.

On this day in 1912, the first two Japanese cherry blossom trees were successfully planted by First Lady Helen Taft and Viscountess Chinda on the Tidal Basin in Washington, D.C. Japanese Mayor Yukio Ozaki of Tokyo gave the U.S. over 3000 trees to demonstrate the growing relationship between the U.S. and Japan.

Every spring, Washington D.C. commemorates the initial planting through the National Cherry Blossom Festival. 

As we wait for this year’s blooming period, treat yourself to this delicious spring recipe!

Image: Cherry blossoms in Washington D.C. 2013 (Diana Alvarenga)

via pbsthisdayinhistory

(via smithsonianmag)

mothernaturenetwork:

What the heck is dematerialization and how does it help you live small?
Renting or borrowing items rather than purchasing them and then having them sit largely unused is a form of dematerialized consumption.

I like that the picture is of a defunct DC bike-sharing company, rather the widely successful one.
SmartBike DC, the one pictured, closed operations two years ago; in contrast, Capital Bikeshare continues to grow in usership.

mothernaturenetwork:

What the heck is dematerialization and how does it help you live small?

Renting or borrowing items rather than purchasing them and then having them sit largely unused is a form of dematerialized consumption.

I like that the picture is of a defunct DC bike-sharing company, rather the widely successful one.

SmartBike DC, the one pictured, closed operations two years ago; in contrast, Capital Bikeshare continues to grow in usership.

earth-as-art:


Washington, DC - the Beltway and the Mall both visible from Earth orbit.

- Commander Chris Hadfield

earth-as-art:

Washington, DC - the Beltway and the Mall both visible from Earth orbit.

- Commander Chris Hadfield

npr:

(via Red sky at morning in Washington, D.C. - Capital Weather Gang - The Washington Post)

 Red sky at night, sailor’s delight. Red sky at morning, sailor take warning.  There is often truth in the old adage. With today’s approaching storm system, it does ring true.

Credit: Kevin Ambrose
Sunrise in DC this morning. Storm is coming! -heidi

npr:

(via Red sky at morning in Washington, D.C. - Capital Weather Gang - The Washington Post)

Red sky at night, sailor’s delight. Red sky at morning, sailor take warning. There is often truth in the old adage. With today’s approaching storm system, it does ring true.

Credit: Kevin Ambrose

Sunrise in DC this morning. Storm is coming! -heidi

dcmetropeople:

wukay:

Farragut West Metro Station

Simple yet elegant.
Winter morning on Capitol Hill view from Bartholdi Park
This man was arrested by Capitol Police today after disrupting the Senate by yelling, “Abortion! Abortion! Stop Obama! Stop the Congress!”

This man was arrested by Capitol Police today after disrupting the Senate by yelling, “Abortion! Abortion! Stop Obama! Stop the Congress!

americasgreatoutdoors:

The Tragedy at Pearl Harbor happened on this date in 1941. We thought we would share this picture of the World War II Memorial in Washington, DC as we remember those brave men and women who lost their lives on that terrible day.Photo: National Park Service 

americasgreatoutdoors:

The Tragedy at Pearl Harbor happened on this date in 1941. We thought we would share this picture of the World War II Memorial in Washington, DC as we remember those brave men and women who lost their lives on that terrible day.

Photo: National Park Service 

"I’m looking for pies."

Vice President Joe Biden as he approached the bakery section at the newly opened DC Costco.

WWII Memorial

WWII Memorial