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20 People, Phenomena and Trends to Watch in Washington in 2019
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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
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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
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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?
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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)
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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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 "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
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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
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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
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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?
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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
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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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Five Ways Amazon Will Impact Crystal City Real Estate
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Five Ways Amazon Will Impact Crystal City Real Estate

We asked real-estate agents who do business in and around Crystal City what to expect now that half of Amazon’s HQ2 is destined for NoVa. Here are...

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Look Inside My Home: A Union Market Apartment with Floral Wallpaper and a Disco Ball
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Look Inside My Home: A Union Market Apartment with Floral Wallpaper and a Disco Ball

Elizabeth Mahon is the owner of District Baking Co. and a nanny, and she lives by herself in a one-bedroom apartment by Union Market. The DC native...

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Meet the Women Shaping Two of DC's Hottest Neighborhoods
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Meet the Women Shaping Two of DC's Hottest Neighborhoods

Jodie McLean, CEO of Edens, and Deborah Ratner Salzberg, president of Forest City Washington, have reached the top of Washington real-estate...

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More New Apartments Are Arriving Near the Wharf
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More New Apartments Are Arriving Near the Wharf

The Banks—an apartment building under construction across the street from the Wharf—comes with the standard amenities for a luxury DC development:...

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Mike Isabella Just Listed His Wharf Condo for $2.5 Million
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Mike Isabella Just Listed His Wharf Condo for $2.5 Million

As reported Thursday by Washingtonian‘s Brittany Shepherd in her daily newsletter, embattled celebrity chef Mike Isabella has listed his Wharf...

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Frozen Yogurt Shop Mr. Yogato Has Been Sold For $1
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Frozen Yogurt Shop Mr. Yogato Has Been Sold For $1

When Mr. Yogato owner Steve Davis offered to sell his quirky Dupont Circle frozen yogurt shop for one dollar in August, more than 250 people...

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Look Inside My Home: A West End Apartment With a Palm Springs-Inspired Bedroom
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Look Inside My Home: A West End Apartment With a Palm Springs-Inspired Bedroom

Sarah Beezy Keating, 27, has lived in this two-bedroom, West End apartment with her younger sister for five years—save for a span of nine months...

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A Sephora-like Beauty Hub For Women of Color is Coming to Dupont Circle
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A Sephora-like Beauty Hub For Women of Color is Coming to Dupont Circle

When Kimberly Smith and Amaya Smith talk about why they started their respective businesses, they both tend to use the same key word: frustration....

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Amazon's HQ2 Will Worsen The Housing Crisis, New Report Says
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Amazon's HQ2 Will Worsen The Housing Crisis, New Report Says

With Amazon’s HQ2 announcement expected any day, nonprofit research group Urban Institute has released a new report about what the tech giant could...

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Starbucks Opens Its First
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Starbucks Opens Its First "Signing Store" For the Deaf and Hard of Hearing in DC Today

Starbucks’ first US “signing store,” embracing the deaf and hard of hearing community, opens this morning on the H Street corridor, just blocks...

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Is DC Really Handing Out $200 Tickets For Incorrect Recycling?
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Is DC Really Handing Out $200 Tickets For Incorrect Recycling?

Subscribers to the Chevy Chase Community listserv were surprised last week when a member shared that she had received a $200 ticket from DPW—just...

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Your Guide to Leesburg Right Now
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Your Guide to Leesburg Right Now

What you should know about the Loudoun County town right now. After a decade of planning, the Academies of Loudoun opened just in time for the 2018...

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You Can Build Your Own Terrarium, Make Flower Crowns, and Design Bouquets at this Hip New Plant Shop in Shaw
Blog 3 months ago
You Can Build Your Own Terrarium, Make Flower Crowns, and Design Bouquets at this Hip New Plant Shop in Shaw

Plants are having a moment right now. In my neighborhood in Northwest DC, it may be harder to find a millennial apartment without a snake plant...

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The Outrage Is Opening a Members-Only Space for Activists on 14th Street
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The Outrage Is Opening a Members-Only Space for Activists on 14th Street

Even if you’re not directly familiar with the Outrage, you’ve probably seen some of its activist-oriented apparel around town. The Adams Morgan...

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