Sunday, October 26, 2008
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
This next photo is of the Francis Case Memorial Bridge, which crosses over the Washington Channel. Wouldn't it be cool if as a part of the redevelopment of the Southwest Waterfront that the bridge was lit up at night like some of the causeway bridges in Miami?
Monday, October 20, 2008
The next photo is of construction on the west side of 4th Street.
This next photo is of the east side of 4th Street. It appears that construction is occurring a little faster on the east side of the street, since columns are already visible rising from the 1st floor.
The last photo is of the current Safeway, as seen through the Waterfront-SEU Metro entrance canopy.
A new urban lifestyle Safeway will be built as a part of phase one of construction, similar to the new Safeway that recently opened in Mount Vernon Triangle. I went to the new Safeway for the first time over the weekend and despite its awkward layout, it is light years better than our SW Safeway. The next time I'm at the MVT Safeway I'll take some photos, to give an idea of what our new Safeway may look like in 2010.
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
We can enjoy some of the finest dining and shopping that DC has to offer just down the road - like Georgetown or Capitol Hill, but it's too bad we can't currently do the same in our own neighborhood. We have people who come year round to enjoy our quadrant of the city, especially in the spring during the Cherry Blossom Festival.
Here are some other neighborhoods in major U.S. cities that are supposedly most like Southwest:
New York (Manhattan) - Midtown
New York (Brooklyn) - Carroll Gardens
LA - Westwood
San Francisco - North Beach
Boston - South End
Chicago - O'Hare
Denver - Golden Triangle
Miami - North Coconut Grove
Baltimore - Canton
What do you think about these neighborhood comparisons?
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Friday, October 10, 2008
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
- Greater Greater Washington reports that a bicyclist was killed in West Potomac Park along Maine Avenue. I ride my bike around there on occasion when I ride to work, and that area can be dangerous for bicyclists.
- Imagine, DC would like a Metrorail line or light rail line to run up the median of I-95 to I-395 and connect to L'Enfant Plaza to help reduce traffic in the area.