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Too Many New Condo Buildings in The Greater Columbia Heights/U Street Area?

Too Many New Condo Buildings in The Greater Columbia Heights/U Street Area?

New Columbia Heights posted an article Monday saying that there is a new development project on the way at 14th and Florida in NW.  According to the post, the building will feature 30 condominiums as well as retail.

The project is yet another new construction to come to the Columbia Heights/U Street community and we want to know if you think that the area is becoming too densely populated with buildings like this one.

Thus, without any further ado, here's the poll:

Could Biking Under The Influence Become An Issue for Capital Bikeshare?

Could Biking Under The Influence Become An Issue for Capital Bikeshare?

The Capital Bikeshare program is spreading across D.C. rapidly, as more and more people are taking part in the rent-a-bike system. 

Bikeshare offers its user the opportunity to rent bicycles at various stations throughout D.C. and Arlington, and subsequently return them to any other station in the area.

And while Bikeshare seems to be having great success thus far, and there really don’t seem to be many negatives to the program, could one crop up in the form of biking while intoxicated?

What Are Your Lasting Memories of 2010?

Just days away from the end of year, we asked Dupont Circle locals what they will remember most about 2010.  

From new relationships to national issues, everyone has their own lasting memory of 2010.  One man said he will always remember this year for the crisis in Haiti, while another said his most memorable moment of 2010 was seeing the Washington Capitals cheerleaders live.

So what's your lasting memory from this year?  There's no right or wrong answer...we just want to hear from you.

E-mail us your story to neighborhoodtips@wusa9.com and we might feature you on one of our Where You Live websites!

DC Bartender wins National Model Search

DC Bartender wins National Model Search

 

What Sport Makes The Best Movies?

What Sport Makes The Best Movies?

A recent preview of the new Marky Mark film The Fighter provoked a discussion among many of my friends that generated the question, "What is the best kind of sports film?" Many people have ranked sports movies over the years, and have done so in various ways: some by the individual sport, some lump all sports together, and some by sports movies starring Kevin Costner. I am a fan of both sports and movies and am therefore, by the transitive property, a fan of sport movies. To paraphrase Crash Davis:

Free Help at DC Financial Planning Day in Columbia Heights

This story comes to us from Ward 2 Councilmember Jack Evans' newsletter:

We've all heard that there's no free lunch, but in these challenging economic times, District residents will be able to get free financial planning advice and guidance from professional financial planners at the DC Financial Planning Day.

Acclaimed Eric Himan to Headline Acoustic Rock Performance - Proceeds to Benefit The Trevor Project

We received this event notice from Jason Vazquez.  If you have an event or blog post you would like to contribute to our brand new "Where You Live" websites, send us a tip or a note at neighborhoods@wusa9.com!

From Jason Vasquez:

On September 25, 2010, renowned singer and songwriter Eric Himan will headline a live acoustic rock benefit to increase local awareness of The Trevor Project, the leading national organization focused on crisis and suicide prevention efforts among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth.  Proceeds from the benefit will support The Trevor Lifeline, the cornerstone program of The Trevor Project, in addition to other regional and national education outreach programs.

The event will run from 8 p.m.-midnight at The Z Lounge at 1170 22nd Street in NW.