Nytimes.com’s “A Trendy Turn in Obama’s Town” traces the revival of Washington D.C. due to Barack Obama’s presidency. Long viewed as a stodgy, early-to-bed town, Washington over the past four years has become a mecca for young professionals who have been drawn to its blooming economy and its revitalized urban core. The February edition of Food & Wine magazine heralds the city’s “new food scene” for its “innovative restaurants,” and in September 2012, Forbes magazine included H Street Northeast, with its bars, music halls and restaurants, in its list of the nation’s 20 “best hipster neighborhoods.”
Dee Dee Myers, a former press secretary to President Bill Clinton, said “His (Obama) own sensibilities have intersected with the city’s changing sensibilities in a way that resonates with people.” Combined with a relatively strong economy, and waves of gentrification and investment, the nation’s capital has transformed into a younger and livelier city. To quote Marcus Samuelsson, the New York chef and restaurateur, “Washington is a really cool city to go to now.”
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Published August 10, 2012
Best of , Corporate Housing , Culture , Events , Uncategorized , Washington DC
Tags: Colesville, Fairfax County, George Mason, Gunston Hall, National Capital Trolley Museum, Washington D.C., Washington landmarks, Washington monuments
We all know that Washington is famous for its monuments, landmarks, and museums. But what many of us don’t know is that beyond the must-see tourist spots, there is a treasure trove of less familiar destinations. Washingtonian.com has compiled a group of great places to visit – gorgeous gardens, interesting behind-the-scenes tours, quirky museums, a new skateboard park, and more.
Some of these activities include digging for buried treasure at Gunston Hall – George Mason’s 18th century estate in Fairfax County, riding in an old-fashioned streetcar at the National Capital Trolley Museum in Colesville, and shopping in the spotlight at the annual Studio Theatre garage sale where props, costumes and furniture from stage sets are offered for sale to the public. See the full list here.
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Published March 6, 2012
Best of , Boston , Culture , Miami , New York
Tags: Boston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York City, Rudest Cities, Travel + Leisure, Washington D.C.
Travelandleisure.com compiles a list of the 20 Rudest Cities in the Country. The list was based on the results of a poll, voted on by Travel + Leisure readers. A look at this year’s rudest top 20 reveals one overarching trend: the bigger the city, the bigger the attitude—or at least its perceived attitude. New York City came in number 1 on the list, followed by Miami, Washington D.C., Los Angeles, and Boston.
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Published November 15, 2011
going green , technology , Washington DC
Tags: Austin, Dallas, Denver, Gassy Cities, greenhouse gases, Menlo Park (CA), Minneapolis, Washington D.C.
Nationalgeographic.com’s Nine Surprisingly Gassy Cities highlights nine cities around the world that emit a high level of greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane which contribute to global warming. Domestic cities that made this list were Denver, Washington D.C., Minneapolis, Menlo Park (CA), Austin, and Dallas. The most common reason these cities made the list is their use of coal burning power plants to create electricity.
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With more and more Americans watching their wallets in today’s unsettling economic environment, Forbes’ “America’s 100 Cheapest Places to Live” couldn’t have come at a better time. With a wide-range of locales making the list, an eclectic blend of growing cities, suburban landscapes, and rural-based towns, people looking to relocate are provided with a diverse list to choose from.
The positive aspect to lists like this one is that it gives us hope that there are still areas in the United States where the cost of living is not so overwhelming. However, a list like this can be misleading, especially as many areas in the United States are still dealing with economic struggle. While there are cities on this list that are safe bets to a cheaper way of living, some of these cities still do not have a large supply of jobs for those moving in. Also, rates of pay are far less than what some may be used to in areas, such as from the Washington, D.C. and New York metropolitan areas.
This brings up an important point when discussing living on the cheap. In the twenty-first century many Americans have become accustomed to living on higher salaries and therefore have become used to a higher cost of living. As Americans are losing their jobs and receiving cuts in pay and general everyday costs are still high, we have to tailor our spending to reflect these changes. So while the cost of living is undeniably too high in some areas of the United States, we cannot forget that wherever we go, the only way that American population can live “cheaply” is by moving onto another standard of living.
Read the complete list of Forbes’ America’s Cheapest Places to Live
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Smashingusa.com has compiled a list of the Top 10 Worst American Cities for Traffic. The top 3 cities on the list are Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA followed by Washington D.C. and Atlanta, GA. Surprisingly, New York City and Boston did not make the list.
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The Huffington Post has a slide show of The 17 Most Awesome Lego Creations Of All Time. 2 of our favorites are the recreation of Edward Hopper‘s Nighthawks, which depicts a customers sitting at the counter of an all-night diner in Greenwich, NY and the recreation of the Capitol Building in Washington D.C.
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Published March 5, 2010
Art , Corporate Housing , Culture , Washington DC
Tags: Albert Einstein statue, Awakening Sculpture, Capitol building, Maryland, National Academy of Sciences, National Harbor, Russell Senate Office Building, The Big Picture, Washington D.C.
USNews.com’s “The Big Picture” features a photo gallery of Washington, D.C.’s most recognizable locations. Some of the more interesting shots are The Awakening Sculpture at the National Harbor in Maryland, the Albert Einstein statue on the grounds of the National Academy of Sciences, and the subway between the Capitol and the Russell Senate Office Building.
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Looking for cheap and delicious eats in the Washington DC area? Washingtonian magazine’s Dirt Cheap Eats highlights places for under $15. The list showcases international culinary delights ranging from Malaysian style satays at Batik in Gaithersburg , to Indian stews from Fojol Bros. of Merlindia, a D.C. street cart vendor, to Vietnamese soups from Pho 14 in Columbia Heights. The list also include Buzz‘s retro cupcakes in Alexandria and Pitango Gelato at Logan’s Circle for dessert.
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Published October 30, 2009
Business Travel/Corporate Travel , Corporate Housing and the Economy , Economy
Tags: California, Cash for Clunkers, Colorado, Economic Recession, Economic recovery, Economy, Home Buyers Tax Credit, stimulus plan, Washington, Washington D.C.
According to a report release by the White House today, President Obama’s economic stimulus plan has saved or created 650,000 jobs so far and is on track to the president’s goal of 3.5 million jobs by the end of 2010. The White House credits the $787 billion stimulus plan, Cash for Clunkers program and the 1st Time Home Buyers rebate with helping the economy grow after four straight losing quarters. The government has created www.recovery.gov where users can view stimulus spending information and data.
According to http://www.recovery.gov, the top states by jobs created or saved are Colorado with 4695, Washington with 2909 and California with 2260. Click here to view the complete list.
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