Thousands of District residents who use MetroAccess, the regional paratransit service, could soon start taking their rides in private taxicabs rather than the red-white-and-blue shared vans now ubiquitous on city streets.
Back in November, when the District Department of Transportation presented the potential routes for the north-south streetcar line from Buzzard Point to Takoma or Silver Spring, just about everything was in contention. Fourteenth Street, 13th Street, 11th Street, 9th Street/Sherman Avenue, and 7th Street/Georgia Avenue were all mapped out as options for the line. Now, as it kicks off its third round of public meetings on the line, DDOT has narrowed the list of routes down to four finalists. And a few things have become clear.
A lawyer leaves a deposition and pops into Tumi for new carry-on luggage ($680). A tourist ducks out of the rain and treats herself to a classic trench coat from Burberry ($1,695). Two conventioneers skip the plenary session for a couple hours of power shopping: a flirty dress at Kate Spade ($448), a cashmere sweater from Zadig & Voltaire ($535), maybe a leather Le Pliage tote from Longchamp ($555).
The film, “The Politics of Fashion: DC Unboxed,” premiered June 3. Touted as Washington’s first-ever fashion documentary, it showcases the hidden fashion industry of D.C. that is often overshadowed by politics. The event, hosted by Svelte, LLC, began with a red carpet, followed by a screening of the film and an after party, sponsored by Mazza Gallerie.
For anyone with World Cup fever who can’t make it to Brazil for the games, there are other ways to soak up the excitement – and the flavor of the country — without missing a moment. In one of Washington, D.C.’s most eclectic neighborhoods is a bar where infectious rhythm will transport you without ever leaving the United States.
Queen members Brian May and Roger Taylor gave their blessings to the show, which pays homage to lead singer Freddie Mercury, who died in 1991. “I think a lot about what Freddie would think and say,” Lewis says. “He really marched to the beat of his own drum. He did what he did because he loved it; he never put anything on — and for that reason I think he would love the show.” The high-energy musical is meant to feel like a concert, Lewis says.