SYMHM: May 25 Hump Day Edition

by May 25, 2011 at 9:00 am 1,405 0

Borderstan, Scottish Rite Temple, 16th Street NW

Scottish Rite Masonic Temple on 16th Street NW: Franco works on one of the limestone sphinx.

From Michelle Lancaster. Tell me what I missed on Twitter @MichLancaster.

DC Architecture: The Cairo Background

If you’ve lived around Borderstan for long, you’ve seen the Cairo Building flouting height restrictions. If you’re a big architecture nerd like me, you’ve probably wondered about the past of the building. Let this DCist article pique your interest a bit more, and then go read up on the pool gin parties on your own. It’s worth it.

What Happened in U Street Metro Altercation?

What we do know is that a man was arrested in an altercation with police near the U Street Metro Station. The police say he had a high alcohol level which caused him to fall out of his wheelchair, now NBC is reporting the man, Dwight Harris, is alleging the officers used excessive force. Watch for this one to get more interesting before it goes away.

Speaking of Metro, and U Street at That…

Metro is apparently considering some name changes, reports the Washington Examiner. Included on the list is the mouthful at U Street, called U-St/African-Amer Civil War Memorial/Cardozo. Riders are being asked for their feedback and all changes will be considered by the end of the summer (August 1). I’m all for simplification, but the costs involved in replacing name signs are a little high. I’d settle for a mouthful of a train station while gliding up a working escalator, rather than trying to remember the station’s old name while getting some surprise cardio on the ‘stairs’ at Dupont.

Eat, Drink and Be Merry

Tons of food and booze events in Borderstan this week, hurrah! Washington City Paper has you covered for where to go for suds. Note, ChurchKey and Big Hunt are leading the pack. And for anyone who thinks the veritable Hunt isn’t a place for serious beer hasn’t been in ages. The Paper also has the 411 on the new release by 3 Stars, a local brewing company helmed by none other than Dave Coleman, the bar manager at the Big Hunt. And be sure to look for Laura’s Weekend Picks on Friday.


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