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Park Service Cancels Fourth Of July Parade On National Mall

Park Service Cancels Fourth Of July Parade On National Mall

For the second year in a row, the National Independence Day Parade on the National Mall has been canceled. “The marching units that travel from across the country to participate in the parade have not had the necessary 8 to 18 months to organize, rehearse and...

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DC Has the Most Cranes in the Sky of Any U.S. City

Seattle has often led the way when it comes to the number of cranes in the sky in the U.S. However, the latest crane count puts DC in the lead. The Crane Index from Rider Levett Bucknall shows that while Seattle has the same number of cranes that they did in the last...

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Eight Memorable Sandwiches for Sampling in D.C. this Spring

Eight Memorable Sandwiches for Sampling in D.C. this Spring

Sandwiches continue to be one of few reasons to crack a smile during the pandemic. The past year has brought boundless creativity between bread to the District as chefs looked to make their menus both crowd-pleasing and portable. We told you what to order in the fall...

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Inside DC’s Pandemic-Fueled Real Estate Boom

Inside DC’s Pandemic-Fueled Real Estate Boom

The market is the craziest it’s been in 15 years, with buyers competing against dozens of other offers and waiving every contingency. Here’s how it happened and what it could mean for an already unequal region. On a blue-sky Saturday last September, David Abrams...

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Amazon Helps Vaccinate Arlington Residents

Amazon Helps Vaccinate Arlington Residents

Amazon is hosting a new vaccination clinic at its campus in Arlington to help local health officials vaccinate residents. The clinic is now open Monday through Friday to people with vaccination appointments thanks to a partnership with Arlington County. The goal is to...

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DC Councilmember Requests Georgetown-Rosslyn Gondola Funds

DC Councilmember Requests Georgetown-Rosslyn Gondola Funds

Eight years ago, the Georgetown Business Improvement District (BID) proposed creating an aerial gondola system that would ferry passengers between Georgetown and Virginia. Since then, it has been one step forward, two steps back for the proposal, from an affirmative...

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6,000 Square Feet, A Private Pool and a $12 Million Price Tag

6,000 Square Feet, A Private Pool and a $12 Million Price Tag

Two months after the priciest condo ever to be listed in DC hit the market, another Georgetown condominium is nipping at its heels. The penthouse duplex at the Residences at Harbourside  hit the market last week with a $12 million price tag, making it the second most...

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The top 5 Common Anxieties for First-Time Homebuyers

The top 5 Common Anxieties for First-Time Homebuyers

In many markets today, homes are being snapped up almost as soon as they’re listed—and a large percentage of those buyers are entering the market for the first time. Here at Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty, not only do we see these trends, we’ve identified some...

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New Yorker Found a Whole Apartment Behind Her Bathroom Mirror

New Yorker Found a Whole Apartment Behind Her Bathroom Mirror

As if a New York City renter’s life weren’t already intimidating enough — what with the rats coming out of the drains and rat skeletons raining from the ceiling, not to mention new varieties of slumlords — 26-year-old Samantha Hartsoe experienced a whole new freaky...

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Legislators Hope to Sweeten Lemonade Stand Restrictions

Legislators Hope to Sweeten Lemonade Stand Restrictions

Children in Maryland may soon be free to operate lemonade stands without restriction if a bill going through the General Assembly is passed. HB0961, introduced by Del. Neil Parrott, R-Washington, would bar local jurisdictions from stopping or regulating minors from...

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