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D.C. Named One Of The Most Expensive Cities To Visit In The Nation

D.C. Named One Of The Most Expensive Cities To Visit In The Nation

Think Washington, D.C. is expensive to live in?  Well, according to TripAdvisor, it's incredibly expensive to visit as well.

Today, TripAdvisor released its "TripIndex", a chart that compares tourism expenses for 50 major international tourist cities and 15 domestic cities.


Anacostia Pool Hours Adjusted

Anacostia Pool Hours Adjusted

The District of Columbia has activated its multi-agency heat plan in response to forecasts from the National Weather Service (NWS) calling for temperatures in the upper 90s to around 100 degrees over the next several days, with heat-index values predicted to reach as high as 115 degrees. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a dangerous situation in which heat-related illnesses are possible. The multi-agency heat plan will remain in effect as long as the daily high temperature reaches 95 degrees or higher.

DC's Licensed Gun Dealer Could Set Up At Police HQ

WASHINGTON (WUSA) -- The office of Mayor Vincent Gray says DC's only licensed gun dealer is considering setting up shop at the police headquarters.

Charles Sykes lost the lease to his offices in Anacostia in late April.  Since then, District residents have been unable to legally purchase handguns and bring them home. Federal law prohibits residents from buying handguns in other states and bringing them into the District. Three residents have sued over that law, saying it violates their Second Amendment rights.

With Sykes as the only licensed gun dealer and being without a location, no one can register a handgun in the District and that puts the city in violation of the 2008 Supreme Court decision that overturned DC's ban on guns.


Cheap Beer Adds Salt To Jayson Werth's Wounded Batting Average

Cheap Beer Adds Salt To Jayson Werth's Wounded Batting Average

All season long, Washington National fans have been haunted by the lack of production from the team's big money free agent Jayson Werth.

Well, now they'll actually get rewarded for his failures.

On Sunday, July 24, during the Nats 4 p.m. match-up against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Duffy's Irish Pub, located at 2106 Vermont Avenue in Northwest, will be selling 16-ounce Pabst Blue Ribbon, Budweiser, and Miller High Life beers for whatever Werth's batting average is at the time of the game.


For example, if Werth is batting .220, the price of the beers will be $2.20 a pop.  Fans must wear Nationals gear to be eligible for the deal.


Werth, who is currently batting an anemic .216, was signed this off-season to a 7-year, $126 million contract.

Aidan Design Toasts Great Collaborations

Aidan Design Toasts Great Collaborations

Aidan Design hosted a client appreciation night at Avery Fine Art

Nadia Subaran, co-owner of Aidan Design, hosted a client appreciation night at the home studio of Evelyn Avery of Avery Fine Art. Top interior designers and architects stopped by including Skip Sroka, Camille Saum, Caitlin Kinkead and Liz Spencer of Lori Graham Design, Anne Jaffe, Chris Snowber and Mike Rouse of Hamilton Snowber Architects, and Pierre Lazare from Fox Architects, as well as representatives from Potomac Lighting and Wood-Mode. Celebrating its 10th year in business and co-owned by John Schmiedigen, the award-winning Aidan Design offers kitchen and bathroom designs for residential spaces.

Bulk Trash Collection Services Available For Anacostia Residents

This notice comes to us from EveryBlock:

If you are an Anacostia resident, and you need to dispose of items that are too large for the regular trash trucks to accommodate, you can ask for bulk collection of up to seven items per request.

The Department of Public Works will pick the items up on the next scheduled collection day.

For more information on this opportunity, visit DPW online.