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Freaked Out by the Low-Flying Helicopters Around DC? Don’t Worry! - Washingtonian

Freaked Out by the Low-Flying Helicopters Around DC? Don’t Worry! - Washingtonian

Photograph by Rob Brunner.Skip×A low-flying helicopter seen over Chevy Chase DC Monday afternoon is apparently part of a Department of Energy program to in advance of next year’s presidential inauguration. The National Nuclear Security Administration says in a press release that the flights “will measure naturally occurring background radiation as part of standard preparations to protect public health and safety on the day of the event.”A helicopter has been as well.While it might seem that the chances of a traditional presidential inauguration during a rampaging pandemic are vanishingly...

October 20, 2020
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DC’s List of High-Risk States Hits a Record Number - Washingtonian

DC’s List of High-Risk States Hits a Record Number - Washingtonian

Photograph via iStock.Washingtonian is keeping you up to date on the coronavirus around DC.The District of Columbia Monday updated its list of high-risk states. Anyone traveling to Washington, DC, from these states for non-essential activities, or returning home from one of them, must quarantine for two weeks, the city’s health department says. Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island have been added to the list; none have come off.This is the longest list the District has issued and will be in effect until November 2. Its previous peak...

October 19, 2020
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As Covid-19 Impacts Rents Across DC, Buzzard Point Gets Its First Luxury Apartment Building - Washingtonian

As Covid-19 Impacts Rents Across DC, Buzzard Point Gets Its First Luxury Apartment Building - Washingtonian

Photos courtesy of DDreps.Washingtonian is keeping you up to date on the coronavirus around DC.Even as the coronavirus crisis and vacancies to rise across DC, new luxury developments have continued to open. The latest to arrive is the first apartment building for Buzzard Point, the stretch of waterfront between the Wharf and Navy Yard that was, until recently, dominated by office buildings and industrial uses.Renters started moving into the , a few blocks from Audi Field, over the weekend. According to developer Norman Jemal, about 30 of the 453 apartments are leased, six of which are now...

August 4, 2020
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DC’s Luxury Apartment Market Is Really Feeling the Effects of Covid-19 - Washingtonian

DC’s Luxury Apartment Market Is Really Feeling the Effects of Covid-19 - Washingtonian

An apartment building on H Street, with its ground floor boarded up after Black Lives Matter protests in June. Photo by Marisa M. Kashino.Washingtonian is keeping you up to date on the coronavirus around DC.New data confirms what common sense probably already led you to suspect: Fewer people want to live in buildings with hundreds of other units—and which charge premiums for shared amenities like pools and gyms—during a public health crisis. Delta Associates, an authority on the local commercial real estate market, released the findings in its 2020 second quarter report, concluding: “The...

August 3, 2020
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PHOTOS: Look Inside the MLK Library’s $211 Million Renovation - Washingtonian

PHOTOS: Look Inside the MLK Library’s $211 Million Renovation - Washingtonian

Photographs by Daniella Byck.Books aren’t the only thing that will be worth checking out when the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library reopens on September 24. After three-and-a-half years of renovations—to the tune of $211 million—the crown jewel of the DC Public Library system will feature recording studios, rooftop gardens, and a kids’ slide. Before the pandemic, the library predicted up to one million visitors a year, says Richard Reyes-Gavilan, the executive director of DC Public Library.On the outside, the domineering building designed by modernist architect Ludwig Mies van der...

August 4, 2020
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Washingtonians Are Recreating Their Pre-Covid Lives in Animal Crossing - Washingtonian

Washingtonians Are Recreating Their Pre-Covid Lives in Animal Crossing - Washingtonian

Look upon those tiled floors and weep. Photo courtesy of Rachel Mooney.Washingtonian is keeping you up to date on the coronavirus around DC.in quarantine I have:-read zero (0) books-made merch in Animal Crossing— Natalie Escobar (@_NatalieEscobar)Join the conversation!

May 7, 2020
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Meet the 19-Year-Old College Student Who Flew an Airplane Over Maryland in a Flight Path That Spelled “F— Covid 19” - Washingtonian

Meet the 19-Year-Old College Student Who Flew an Airplane Over Maryland in a Flight Path That Spelled “F— Covid 19” - Washingtonian

Image via FlightAware.Washingtonian is keeping you up to date on the coronavirus around DC.On Tuesday around 4 PM, a Piper Cherokee took off from Harford County Airport near Churchville, Maryland. Over the next two hours, the pilot flew a complex path that took him as far west as Prettyboy Reservoir and back east as far as Perryville. When viewed end to end, , about 28 nautical miles end to end and about 191 nautical miles total, delivered a middle finger to the pandemic that continues to ravage the US and disrupt our lives: “FUCK COVID 19,” it read.The pilot was a 19-year-old...

April 29, 2020
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You Can Now Use Your Phone to Get on the Metro - Washingtonian

You Can Now Use Your Phone to Get on the Metro - Washingtonian

Photograph by kanzilyou via iStock.Welcome to the Brave New World: You can now swipe onto the Metro or the bus using just your phone.As of today, SmarTrip cards can be uploaded to your iPhone or Apple Watch via Apple Wallet, according to a press release from . (It only supports iPhone 8 and up.) Yes, that means no more losing your SmarTrip card—you just hold your device up to the card reader, and off you go.Those who already have existing SmarTrip cards can upload their current balances, benefits, and passes to their Apple Wallet. You can also buy a new pass or add value to an existing one...

September 1, 2020
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A “Beachy Dive Bar Meets Sandwich Shop” Is Launching at Coconut Club With Subs and $2 Beers - Washingtonian

A “Beachy Dive Bar Meets Sandwich Shop” Is Launching at Coconut Club With Subs and $2 Beers - Washingtonian

Subbies, a beer and sandwich shop, opens inside Coconut Club. Photograph courtesy of Subbies.A fine selection of chips (Zapp’s, Utz), $4 tallboy beers, $2 Pacificos, DC Brau spiked seltzers, and sodas round out the offerings. Or make it a Covid-era combo deal with a sub, beer, and shot of whiskey to-go for $30.Join the conversation!

May 5, 2020
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