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Artist Toshiko Horiuchi MacAdam crochets enormous structures that can be swung on, climbed on, and more. This is the type of structure D.C. considers "playable art" and would like to see more of in the District

A former church has been converted to BLIND WHINO, an arts space decorated with an enormous mural. This month it has been host to the G40 Arts Summit, a month-long festival of visual and performing art

Housing doesn't exist in a vacuum. The roof over your head leads to a better life only if it's near jobs, schools, transportation, food and retail--all the things that make a neighborhood vibrant.


Bread for the City's medical center

Hacking away at poverty

Bread for the City’s social workers are using technology to cut down on red tape to better serve impoverished DC residents. 
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Fifty+ under 50: #foodheroes transforming DC's food system

Everywhere you look in D.C., there are #foodheroes. People helping D.C. residents grow more food, eat healthier, and care for the environment with their eating choices.
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New broadcasting rules bring indie radio stations to DC

Thanks to a new law, D.C.'s airwaves are about to get a lot more local.
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DC's Airbnb hosts offer off-the-beaten-track hospitality

As tourists descend on D.C. in record numbers and as the sharing economy grows in strength, it's worth thinking about the hundreds of Airbnb hosts in the District who help visitors discover unique experiences you won't find in any guidebook.
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CLIPS: Brookland barber searching for a new home (now with audio!)

M&S Barber Services, a fixture in Brookland for almost 20 years, needs to find a new location. But the story of one barber shop versus neighborhood change is so much bigger.
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Op-ed: Kennedy Street's time has finally come

We want to hear from the people on the ground building the next great neighborhood. Today, Myles Smith, cofounder of the Kennedy Street Development Association, tells Elevation DC about the neighborhood's upward prospects.
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