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SYMHM: Dupont Underground, Gallery Owner Freed, Tree Map

by Borderstan.com November 23, 2011 at 8:00 am 0

P Street NW, Bar 9,

Christmas light are going up: 1400 block of P Street NW in front of Bar Number Nine. (Matt Rhoades) 

From Michelle Lancaster. Follow her and tell her your news on Twitter @MichLancaster or email her at [email protected].

Dupont Underground: Past, Present & Future

Sommer Mathis gets back to her roots in writing about the plans for the Dupont Underground for Atlantic Cities‘. While I know I have written about this project incessantly, it’s Wednesday before Thanksgiving and I know you’re not doing any work. So take a minute to retrace the entire history of the trolley car system, with fun pictures, and check out Sommer’s perspective on this project as a Washingtonian and a chronicler of all things urban planning and city-related.

Gallery A Owner Freed in Serbia

This story is just crazy! Gallery A (2106 R Street NW) owner Victor Gaetan and artist David Suter were detained in Serbia en route to a show. The The Washington Post reports the odd story, which all began at a remote border station and assertions of improper paperwork. Their passports were seized and the two were under house arrest at a hotel over the weekend. After staff wired the $10,000+ required, the two men were freed. The art is still in custody and Gaetan says there are similar art seizure stories at the same crossing.

Tree Map of DC

Casey Trees is an organization with a mission to restore, enhance and protect the trees of DC. It’s fitting, then, that they have developed a map of DC that shows the location of different tree species. Our neighborhood has a ton of pin oaks with a smattering of Chinese elms around P Street NW. But its the gingko trees that dominate Corcoran and Swann Streets NW. Those are the trees, btw, that are seriously stinky when they drop their berries. Good to know for real estate shopping, if nothing else. Hat tip to Greater Greater Washington for the link to the blog post.

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