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by Borderstan.com — February 7, 2010 at 2:00 am 3 Comments

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Saturday in Dupont Circle: The Snowball Fight. (Luis Gomez Photos)

Good morning, Borderstan. Today is Après-Snowpocalypse, the Post-Snowpocalypse–unless we get by more snow on Tuesday and Wednesday. Try not to think about getting to work on Monday; it won’t be pretty. Just enjoy this Superbowl Sunday… go out and have some fun like the guys in Dupont Circle yesterday in the above photo. (There was also a more casual snowball fight yesterday, at Meridian Hill Park, photos courtesy of Vincent Gallegos.)

In the meantime, please keep posting your great photos at our flickr group, Snowpocalypse 2010. There are some great shots and big thank you to everyone who has contributed so far.

by Borderstan.com — February 6, 2010 at 4:46 pm 124 0

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Saturday afternoon: The Dupont Circle Snowball Fight. It was organized on Facebook and covered by local media, including TV stations. There were two teams, North and South. (Luis Gomez Photos)

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Click to enlarge: Someone dressed as a panda for the fight. (Luis Gomez Photos)

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Click to enlarge: Fight! (Luis Gomez Photos)

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Click to enlarge: The arsenal. (Luis Gomez Photos)

Here is YouTube video of today’s Dupont Circle Snowball Fight from John at Americablog. I am sure there are others of the event in the middle of Dupont Circle.

There was also a more casual snowball fight yesterday, at Meridian Hill Park, photos courtesy of Vincent Gallegos.

by Borderstan.com — February 6, 2010 at 12:15 pm 2 Comments

Welcome to the second decade of the 21st Century. Nothing like TV coverage, a wine bar and legal advice (it appears) to make for a good, old-fashioned snowball fight!

  • News Channel 8 has been saying they will cover todays’ Dupont Circle snowball fight. This actually sounds like a relief from the regular around-the-clock-blizzard-coverage.
  • Apparently one of the bars or restaurants at The Dupont Hotel is setting an ice bar with wine for today’s revelers. No, they are not giving away the wine, and no, drinking in public will not be allowed. This is Dupont Circle, after all.
  • The organizers of today’s 2 p.m. snowball fight at Dupont Circle have put out a set of guidelines and warnings about today’s scheduled event. You cannot blame them since we live a society where people will litigate over most anything. (I would have done the same thing if I were organizing any type of open public event.) If you read the post, you have to assume lawyers were involved. This says something not-so-good things about our society–not the snowball fight organizers or lawyers. They’re just using common sense. Welcome to America.

by Borderstan.com — February 6, 2010 at 9:25 am 1 Comment

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Around 12:30 a.m. this morning on the 1400 block of P Street NW: Lupe loves the snow. (Luis Gomez Photos)

There is NOT:

  • mail delivery or post office service today.
  • bus service or above ground Metro train service: “No above ground rail service, Metrobus or MetroAccess service on Saturday, Feb. 6.”
  • Circulator Bus service (run by DDoT, not Metro)

There IS:

  • modified, 30-minute underground Metro train service, which will operate as follows:
    • Yellow Line – Pentagon to Crystal City
    • Red Line – Medical Center to Union Station and Glenmont to Forest Glen
    • Orange Line – Ballston to Stadium-Armory
    • Green Line – Fort Totten to Congress Heights
    • Blue Line – Ballston to Stadium-Armory

by Borderstan.com — February 5, 2010 at 2:35 pm 0

There are already Facebook Groups for Saturday snowball fights at the Ellipse and in Dupont Circle. In addition, the series of tubes and wires and pulleys that comprise The Internets have been funneling rumors of other “fights” planned for this weekend.

But will any of them match The Great Snowball Fight at 14th & U on December 19? We hope not, actually, considering what happened with police detective and guns and such–not to mention the embarrassing worldwide media coverage.

What are you hearing?

by Borderstan.com — February 4, 2010 at 11:22 pm 198 23 Comments

Thursday: Whole Foods on the 1400 block of P Street NW closed its doors at 9 p.m., which was 30 minutes earlier than its previously announced 9:30 p.m. closing. The early closing caused a near panic among some Dupont-Logan residents. One woman screamed, "Let me in, let me in. I don't have any coffee at home!" (Luis Gomez Photos)

Thursday: The scene inside the P Street Whole Foods around 9 p.m. tonight. One man was outside on his cell phone talking to Whole Foods, complaining that the store had decided to close at 9, not 9:30 p.m. as announced earlier. (Luis Gomez Photos)

Thursday: "Sold Out of Snow Shovels" says Logan Hardware on the 1400 block of P Street NW this evening. Residents are responsible for shoveling the area in front of their houses and buildings. (Luis Gomez Photos)

by Borderstan.com — February 4, 2010 at 10:42 pm 106 3 Comments

First, kudos to DDoT for communicating via Facebook and Twitter (DDOTDC).

The city will implement a snow emergency at 9:30 a.m. tomorrow (Friday). This means you may need to move your car (full listing of streets affected are at DDoT).

For example, 16th Street NW is a snow emergency route. Routes affected in the Dupont-Logan-U Street area include:

  • Connecticut Avenue NW from K to Western
  • Florida Avenue – H Street NE to 9th Street NW
  • Florida Avenue NW – U Street to 22nd Street
  • Massachusetts Avenue NW – Western Avenue to North Capitol Street
  • Mt. Vernon Place NW – Massachusetts Avenue to New York Avenue
  • Rhode Island Avenue – Connecticut Avenue NW to Eastern Avenue NE
  • U Street NW – 9th Street to Florida Avenue
  • 9th Street – Southwest Freeway to Florida Avenue NW
  • 15th Street NW – K Street to Massachusetts Avenue
  • 16th Street NW – H Street to Eastern Avenue
  • 15th Street NW – K Street to Massachusetts Avenue
  • 16th Street NW – H Street to Eastern Avenue

(more…)

by Borderstan.com — February 4, 2010 at 4:47 pm 9 Comments

Update: The WaPo’s Going Out Gurus are keeping an updated list of cancelled events… Overall, WTOP has the best list I can find; it appears that many places are closing at noon today… The Federal government is also planning to let workers leave four hours early today–the unscheduled leave policy is in effect… A DC snow emergency goes into effect at 9:30 this morning–do you need to move your car?

For the Dupont-Logan-U Street area, here are cancellations and postponements due to the expected weekend snowstorm. (more…)

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