Phase II of The Yards Set to Begin This Year

By Southwester Staff Brookfield Properties announced plans last month for Phase II of The Yards in Navy Yard. In a press release dated Feb. 16, the real estate services company unveiled a plan for 3.4 million square feet of development, mixed-income residential offerings, a “main street” stretching between the Navy Yard metro and Diamond Teague […]

Debut Book Release by SW Author

By Southwester Staff On March 31, a local 26-year-old author, Bianca Kersellius, released her first book, a memoir entitled InDEBTed: Stories of Surviving Debt, Inequity and Obtaining Freedom. InDEBTed takes readers on a vivid journey unpacking the rigorous reality of Bianca’s life as a young Black woman in America, with student loan debt. In this […]

SW Library Receives Two Cherry Trees

By Mike Goodman On March 27, the National Cherry Blossom Festival and the Southwest Library held a dedication ceremony honoring the planting of two cherry trees in the library’s park, adjacent to the playground. The ceremony was held exactly 109 years after the gift of 3,000 cherry trees from Mayor Yukio Ozaki of Tokyo to […]

Perhaps a Mural at Lansburgh Park?

By Gabriele Strauch SWNA Youth Activities Task Force (YATF) is pleased to announce an exciting youth activity project in the making: creating a painted mural at Lansburgh Park, located at 1098 Delaware Ave., SW. Pending approval by the ANC and DPR, the work for the mural will begin in mid-May.  YATF has identified the artist […]

VP Kamala Harris Art Installation On Display At The Wharf

By Southwester Staff On March 8, the Wharf and the Southwest Business Improvement District (SWBID) unveiled plans for a new crochet art installation celebrating Vice President Kamala Harris. I’m Speaking, which was announced to coincide with International Women’s Day, is the work of LA-based artist Londone Kaye.  Kaye’s work has been seen in Times Square […]