Welcome to the Neighborhood: Mission Navy Yard

The “longest bar in DC” (at 150 feet long) opened July 23 across the street from Nationals Park. Even better news is the food. Nestled into the southwest corner of 1221 Van St. SE, the neighborhood’s newest restaurant and bar is 12,000 square feet and spans two levels. The space has three bars and 600 feet of outdoor […]

The Wharf Heritage Program

Soon after Hoffman-Madison Waterfront (HMW) was awarded the opportunity to redevelop the Southwest Waterfront by the DC government in 2007, HMW was approached by a group of Southwest community members to discuss ways in which HMW could incorporate into the development the rich history of Southwest DC, the Waterfront, and the Municipal Fish Market—the longest […]

Op-ed: Forty Years Should Mean Something

For 40 years, Jenny’s Asian Fusion has been the staple of the Southwest neighborhood. Please know that when we say that, we choose our articles carefully. During that time, Jenny’s has dealt with change and adversity to continue providing an affordable dining option in Southwest, including various relocations: Waterside Mall, above Capital Yacht Club by […]

River Park Begins Property Improvements

Photo caption: A mix of open spaces and greenery makes for a relaxing atmosphere.  River Park, an 11-acre cooperative in Southwest DC designed by mid-century modernist architect Charles M. Goodman and landscape architect Eric Paepcke, recently began a campus-wide rehabilitation of its grounds. The work at the property, located at 4th St. SW and Delaware Ave. […]

Arena Stage to Utilize the Sun to Power the Stars with Rooftop Solar Installation

Photo caption: Workers install new solar panels atop Arena Stage. Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announced on Feb. 13 that it has commenced construction of a photovoltaic solar system on the theater’s roof. The 452-kilowatt (kW) project is consistent with the organization’s long-stated commitment to give back to the local community. The […]