Monday, September 19, 2016

H Street Festival

The team from The 2016 H Street Festival did it again this year.  The family-friendly crowd, as well as the food, were vast and diverse. Our type of event! Click below to see more...

The 2016 H Street Festival















Friday, August 19, 2016




















Here's some news in the biz...

DMV Connections... Olympics edition

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USA athletes have been crushing it at this year's summer Olympics in Rio.  Shout out to the multiple DMV athletes for truly representing.  With that in mind, take a look at a couple of past local athletes who've also made the area proud in previous Olympic events.


Tuesday, August 18, 2015

DMV Development... Hine School



If you've been to Eastern Market this summer, you've probably noticed changes at 7th and Penn. Ave, SE. For starters, many of the vendors who conducted business in the parking lot next to the former Hine Junior High School, now line 7th street on weekends. They currently extend from the actual Eastern Market building south to Pennsylvania Ave.

7th & Penn., Ave., SE



Mayor Muriel Bowser officially broke ground on the Hine School project last month. The seven story building will include 180,000 square feet for office space, 60,000 square feet for retail space and 162 residential apartments. There will also be two underground levels dedicated to 362 parking spaces. Check out the the early demolition clip above.


7th & Penn.Ave, SE


Click below to take a quick look at the progress since August 2015:

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Donnie Simpson is back on the air in the DMV

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Legendary radio and television personality, Donnie Simpson, will be taking on both roles again with Radio One and TV One respectively. Earlier today, Simpson made his debut on Majic 102.3, where he announced that he'll be returning to the airwaves in two weeks. Check out some interesting facts about his return...

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

DMV Connections... Our very own prime time network television star

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Tonight's appointment television for fans of Fox's Empire. According to Nielsen, 708,000 Tweets were generated around the program between March 2 and March 8, 2015. A second season of the program is already on the horizon, so we're even more proud to call one of the following stars a DMV Connection...





Monday, November 17, 2014

Fresh locally grown food on H Street


If you'd like to support your community when purchasing some of the freshest and tastiest food from our region, FRESHFARM Markets' H Street location is a real good look. The non-profit organization supports local farmers and artisans throughout the Chesapeake watershed. They've been operating on 13th, between H and Wylie Streets, NE since 2004. The remaining 2014 events will feature grass-fed meats, fruits, veggies, eggs, pastries, flowers and more. They'll take place on Saturdays from 9am-Noon until December 20. Click below for a few additional shots from last Saturday.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Taste of DC

We checked out Taste of DC during last week's holiday weekend. We were impressed with the crowd, especially on a Sunday prior to a 4 p.m. Redskins game. Although these Yelp comments  feature mixed reviews, we were extremely satisfied with our traditional outdoor festival go-to meal. Here's an old-school hint... you can't go wrong with the freshly grilled teriyaki chicken on a stick.There's usually a long line, but it's definitely worth the wait.















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Saturday, September 27, 2014

The 2014 H Street Festival

An estimated 125,000 folks came out to the annual H Street Festival last week. Here's some footage from the 2014 event:

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

NoMa Summer Screen's final viewing of the season



According to nomabid.org, the NoMa Summer Screen film series is scheduled to go on this evening. If you're not familiar with the series, check out this previous OnOurBlocks post. Tonight's viewing of Hook, which is appropriately a family-friendly film featuring Robin Williams, starts at 7 PM. As always, several food trucks will be onsite. Click below for a list of culinary options and recent pics from earlier this summer.