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The District - 2022
« Topic Start: May 09, 2022, 04:34:02 PM »
Things to do in and around the area this summer....

EU Open House returns this coming Saturday, May 14: https://www.washingtonian.com/2022/05/09/the-european-unions-open-house-returns-this-weekend/

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Re: The District - 2022
« Reply #1: May 09, 2022, 04:59:00 PM »
I hear that, if you like shots, there's plenty of places around Nats Park.

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Re: The District - 2022
« Reply #2: May 09, 2022, 05:46:39 PM »
Things to do in and around the area this summer....

EU Open House returns this coming Saturday, May 14: https://www.washingtonian.com/2022/05/09/the-european-unions-open-house-returns-this-weekend/

Just for a moment, I thought  it said that the Swedish Embassy was practicing the IKEA lifestyle... ;)

Hmm...free drinks, dog shows, waffles and pizza - and sculpture. Well done Greece.

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Re: The District - 2022
« Reply #3: May 09, 2022, 06:41:34 PM »
We did the eu open house a few times in the past. The embassies along embassy row were very crowded. The ones a bit further away weren’t so bad.

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Re: The District - 2022
« Reply #4: May 16, 2022, 12:59:48 AM »
https://www.wmata.com/about/news/Rail-Operator-recertification-lapse.cfm

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Metro’s Chief Safety Officer reports that nearly half of Metro’s 500 rail operators have lapsed recertification, which includes classroom instruction, and supervised testing in the rail yards as well as on the mainline.

In consultation with the Board of Directors, Metro management is taking immediate corrective action to remove from service 72 train operators who became out of compliance prior to May 2021. This will result in a temporary reduction in Green and Yellow line service from every 15 minutes to every 20 minutes due to an operator shortage. In addition, extra trains to relieve crowding, support special events, or replace out-of-service trains may not be available. Service impacts are expected to continue until the end of May.

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Re: The District - 2022
« Reply #5: June 18, 2022, 12:30:12 PM »
Union station renovation plan: https://www.washingtonpost.com/transportation/2022/06/16/union-station-dc-redevelopment-photos/

I hope they change their mind about limiting parking. Lots of folks drive in to catch early Amtrak trains (like me).

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Re: The District - 2022
« Reply #6: June 18, 2022, 08:26:03 PM »
Union station renovation plan: https://www.washingtonpost.com/transportation/2022/06/16/union-station-dc-redevelopment-photos/

I hope they change their mind about limiting parking. Lots of folks drive in to catch early Amtrak trains (like me).

Seems like they were just doing a renovation not too long ago. Agreed about the parking.

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Re: The District - 2022
« Reply #7: June 18, 2022, 09:17:52 PM »
Union station renovation plan: https://www.washingtonpost.com/transportation/2022/06/16/union-station-dc-redevelopment-photos/

I hope they change their mind about limiting parking. Lots of folks drive in to catch early Amtrak trains (like me).

Agreed 100%. My wife is unlikely to cooperate if I ask her to drive me for an early train. I also sometimes take the 3:00 Acela back from New York, stick my stuff in the car, and then head to Caps games. The loss of parking would make that a lot more difficult.


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Re: The District - 2022
« Reply #9: November 02, 2022, 04:44:21 PM »
Upper Beach Drive to remain closed to cars - permanently.

This is pretty amazing, especially considering that the entire length of it from the zoo to the Maryland line was just rebuilt  :money: 

Go NPS  :clap:

https://www.popville.com/2022/11/upper-beach-drive-will-remain-closed-to-vehicles-year-round/#more-272318

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Re: The District - 2022
« Reply #10: November 03, 2022, 01:21:00 PM »
Not sure where this belongs, but get your broken RFK seats here

https://eventsdc.com/venue/rfk-stadium/seat-and-memorabilia-information

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« Reply #12: November 03, 2022, 02:13:58 PM »
I'm waiting for the bathroom stalls with cracked porcelain and doors that won't close to go on sale. 

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« Reply #13: November 03, 2022, 02:34:04 PM »
I'm waiting for the bathroom stalls with cracked porcelain and doors that won't close to go on sale.

Sure. It would make a nice spittoon for the kids room.

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Re: The District - 2022
« Reply #14: November 03, 2022, 02:56:53 PM »
I'm waiting for the bathroom stalls with cracked porcelain and doors that won't close to go on sale. 

I expect to see bags of lead paint chips selling for $5

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Re: The District - 2022
« Reply #15: November 03, 2022, 03:26:18 PM »
I expect to see bags of lead paint chips selling for $5
again, something for the kids room, or perhaps the kitchen.

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Re: The District - 2022
« Reply #16: November 03, 2022, 04:04:28 PM »
I wonder whether the raccoon family that used to inhabit the DC United team store at RFK has found new digs?

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Re: The District - 2022
« Reply #17: November 13, 2022, 09:26:36 PM »
https://www.washingtonpost.com/transportation/2022/11/13/dc-union-station-redevelopment/

The note the project is supposed to be complete by 2040, but the environmental review is already 3 years behind schedule and no funding has been secured.