POPLAR POINT WAS THE SITE OF A POPULIST REVOLUTION

 

Bonus_marchers_05510_2004_001_aToday, Poplar Point is known mostly as a polluted stretch of empty land along the Anacostia that always seems like it’s on the brink of being developed, but for whatever reason, never quite gets there.  But not many people remember that, less than a century ago, it was the site of what contemporary authorities considered a legitimate attempt to overthrow the US government. POPLAR POINT WAS THE SITE OF A POPULIST REVOLUTION

“Upstairs, the master bedroom is quite large, and also looks onto the street, so you can lie in bed all day and note every single coming and going of all your neighbors. (This is what my dad does, now that he’s retired.) There’s a beautiful walk-in closet with tons of built-in storage, so go ahead and click on that “sock of the month club” ad that keeps popping up on Facebook, you know you want to.”

“Upstairs, the master bedroom is quite large, and also looks onto the street, so you can lie in bed all day and note every single coming and going of all your neighbors. (This is what my dad does, now that he’s retired.) There’s a beautiful walk-in closet with tons of built-in storage, so go ahead and click on that “sock of the month club” ad that keeps popping up on Facebook, you know you want to.”

HOW TO JAZZ UP YOUR MUNDANE INTERIOR

Many of us dream of living in a spacious home or apartment with big windows, an open floor plan and interesting architectural features like exposed brick or interior columns.

Alas, we are stuck instead in boxy, dark spaces with cheap wallboard and Corian. But the neighborhood is great, it’s close to work and it comes with a parking space, so we don’t want to move.

What to do?

Fake it! HOW TO JAZZ UP YOUR MUNDANE INTERIOR

McDUFFIE BILL PUSHES FOR MORE AFFORDABLE HOUSING FOR DC FAMILIES

“Despite our focus on affordable housing, people have felt left out, specifically families that already live in the District.” Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie, 2017

Kenyan McDuffie, photo by Carolyn Kaster

Whether you take the bus, hop in an Uber, or walk as your primary mode of transportation throughout the nation’s capital, it is hard to NOT notice the monstrous construction cranes piercing the skyline. Almost every week, it seems as though there is yet again another crane, popping up like weeds, commissioned by the big developer names in DC. It is evident that the DC housing market is booming and developers are making the right moves to leverage this profitable trend. McDUFFIE BILL PUSHES FOR MORE AFFORDABLE HOUSING FOR DC FAMILIES