Air and Space Museum To Undergo Major Construction

The first major construction project for the Air and Space Museum will start this summer. The facts: This is the first major construction project for the building in Southwest Washington, DC, since its opening 41 years ago. Visitors will start seeing changes to the museum in summer 2018. The museum will remain open through the project by dividing the construction […]

Give ‘Em The Finger: 2017 Local First Awards at Blind Whino

 As veteran DC entrepreneur and former mayoral candidate Andy Shallal said, “Give ‘em the finger!” The first annual Local First Awards is hailed as a massive success—conferring honors on high impact local businesses and celebrating the District’s community of entrepreneurs, creatives, artists, and makers that invigorate our local economy. On Thursday, Nov. 9 more than 300 […]

“Neighborhood Eats” TV Series Comes to Southwest

In every city, “in-the-know” locals have favorite eating establishments that lend a distinctive flavor to the local community they represent. The Neighborhood Eats series—an exclusive WETA TV 26 production created for this region—highlights the special dining experiences and stories that capture the essence of Greater Washington. This 30-minute companion to the WETA Neighborhoods series features […]

Navy Yard and Buzzard Point Proposed for New Amazon Headquarters

When Amazon made a request for proposals (RFP) for their new second headquarters (HQ2), cities across the United States jumped at the opportunity. With the lure of bringing 50,000 high-paying jobs to the District, Mayor Muriel Bowser and Deputy Mayor for Economic Development Brian Kenner leapt at the chance—actually four times over. Like Amazon, the […]

Taste the Nation at District Winery

When District Winery Co-Founders Brian Leventhal and John Stires first thought about making wine, they were a consultant and a product manager, respectively. Winemaking to them started as a weekend hobby with friends to get away from the hustle and bustle of New York City and escape to New Jersey farm country. That was in 2007. […]

SWNA Strategic Initiatives 2017-18

The Southwest Neighborhood Assembly (SWNA), as Southwest’s civic association, has as its mission the protection and enhancement of our community’s quality of life. With all that is happening in our quadrant, we are consistently presented with an enormous range of issues to address—some larger than others, but all relating to how we lead our lives […]