Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Local News Brief: NoMa Building Sale, Bruner-Yang Responds to a Yelp! Review, & Photographing Ivy City

Tickets are on sale now for a November photo walk through Ivy City with the Historical Society of Washington, D.C.

I'd like to draw your attention to a couple of local news stories I found of interest. The first is from the Washington Business Journal, which reports that "[a]n affiliate of Tokyo-based Unizo Real Estate" recently purchased the building at 820 First Street NE. According to the article they paid $472 per square foot ($140.5 million total).

In local restaurant news, the Washington City Paper has a piece on Erik Bruner-Yang's response to a Yelper's criticism of Maketto's (1351 H Street) authenticity. For what it's worth, I think the Yelper and anyone else who doesn't try Maketto's Taiwanese fried chicken is missing out. It's delicious.

Those interested in street photography, or in Ivy City, might want to look into an upcoming (November 6th) photo walk from the Historical Society of Washington, D.C. From the event description:

This event is part of the Street Photography Series, a slate of instructional workshops and guided photo walks covering all eight of D.C.’s wards. This series is designed to encourage active documentation of contemporary Washington, D.C. with a historical context, and culminates with the Spring 2017 For the Record exhibition at the Historical Society of Washington, D.C.

Tickets are $20 for members and $30 for non-members.

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