By Southwester Staff A new DC Emergency Operations Center was inaugurated in Navy Yard in early 2023, with more space for responding to large-scale emergencies and collaboration across federal and local agencies. The center’s opening was attended by DC Mayor Muriel Bowser and officials from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Federal Emergency […]
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 […]
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 […]
New Wednesday Programs in Capitol Riverfront: Kids in Canal & Bard in the Park
The Capitol Riverfront Business Improvement District celebrates summer every day with an exciting weekly lineup of free outdoor events in Canal Park and Yards Park. Newly added to the weekly schedule are Kids in Canal and Bard in the Park. Both series will take place on Wednesdays at Canal Park. Kids in Canal is a […]
Bike Repair Shop Finds a Home in Navy Yard
“Is that a food truck?” No, but it did win City Paper‘s award for Best Bike Shop Disguised as a Truck, and we agree. After I signed up for my first triathlon I realized I needed to dust off an old bike that could take me on a 40-kilometer ride come Sept. 11th. I asked around […]
Fun Run with Your Neighbors!
Pacers recently opened in the Boilermaker Shops at Navy Yard. Come join The Southwester staff and others in the neighborhood for free fun runs! All paces and distances are welcome.
Due South Brings Southern Sophistication to Navy Yard
Get ready, readers! Due South is the latest addition to the plethora of bars and restaurants located in the ever-growing Navy Yard/Capitol Riverfront neighborhood, and with it comes southern fare with an upscale twist. We recently attended the restaurant’s grand opening celebration to test things out and get the scoop on the neighborhood’s newest go-to spot. […]