SYMHM: The Weekend Roundup

by May 16, 2011 at 6:30 am 1,308 0

Corcoran Street NW, Borderstan, Luis Gomez Photos

1500 block of Corcoran Street NW: How was your weekend? (Luis Gomez Photos)

Today’s Stuff comes to you from Mike Kohn. Know any stuff Mike might have missed? Drop him an email or find him on Twitter @mike_kohn and let him know.

But How Will We Get Down There?

Reports say that escalators at Dupont Circle (and Foggy Bottom for that matter — remember February’s collapse?) are soon to be going under for maintenance. According toWJLA, we’ll be without the escalator(s) for a year. The Washington Post mentions that we’re actually talking about the three escalators at the South entrance on the Circle. Despite the speculation, Metro has yet to indicate their exact plans, including when the repairs will begin. Expect them “soon.”

Who Cares About Public Transportation Anyway?

Don’t let Metro escalators get you down! Pretty soon, you might be able to pay significantly less to drive around town and park in crowded areas. Jack Evans, the Ward 2 Council representative (and yes, that’s our Ward) wants to go back on a controversial rate change to re-establish the price of parking from a few years back. Not only did Evans propose charging $1 per hour instead of the current $2, but he also wants to stop enforcing meters at 6:30 pm, three-and-a-half hours before they stop ticking now. The Examiner has the full scoop on this one.

If You’re Still Not Satisfied with the Car Option…

If Metro and driving don’t make you happy, you still, of course, have the option of biking. And with the installation of those fabulous lanes on 15th Street NW, it’s easier than ever to get out on your two-wheeler (though, as the author recently discovered, if you haven’t been riding for quite some time, the phrase “just like riding a bike” is clearly a misnomer). If you’re one of the many who have joined the Capital Bikeshare program, mark your calendar: On May 25 at 6 pm at 441 4th Street NW, the District Department of Transportation’s will be hosting a public meeting to discuss the planned expansion of the Bikeshare program and solicit the input of loyal bike riders like yourself!

The New Bar on the Block

Last, if this transportation stuff is stressing you out, don’t worry, you’ll soon be able to drink your anxieties away at Jack Rose, the latest endeavor from Bourbon’s Bill Thomas, located at 2007 18th Street NW on the U Street/Adams Morgan border. Jack Rose is scheduled to open by June 1, as reported by DCist and confirmed by the @JackRoseinDC Twitter handle. It seems like a real thing this time, despite earlier reports that the bar would be opening last summer (as its website still says), late January or February of this year.


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