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You just missed your exit

I’ve commented about this before but never had the picture needed to seed a full blog post discussion.

The sign for the Massachusetts Ave NW exit from I-395 isn’t visible until it is far too late to matter. As a resident you learn where the exit is and the poor signage is of little consequence. But friends, family and other visitors cruise right past the Mass exit without noticing then dump out onto New York Ave where they can only turn right. At this point their printed turn-by-turn directions become useless and your cell phone receives a frantic phone call…


The photo is courtesy of Si Kailian from the MVSNA. I’ve been looking around for a photo like this one for awhile but didn’t want it quite badly enough to take a picture while driving. The Inauguration’s half day conversion of I-395 into a pedestrian walkway produced this rare photo opportunity.

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First Blogiversary

Today is The Triangle blog’s one year anniversary. The first post was written by our founder Mediocre Bad Guy (aka MBG) on January 28, 2008. It wasn’t until a month later than I had ever heard of the Mount Vernon Triangle. =)

Unfortunately MBG has been a casualty of The DuMont’s ongoing limbo status.

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Chinese New Year Parade

The Chinese New Year Parade will take place this Sunday, February 1st.

Golden Dragon Dances Around the Firecrackers

Image from flickr user justhtml

From the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association website:

The Chinese Community of the Greater Washington Metropolitan area is going to celebrate the “Chinese Lunar New Year” in Washington, DC Chinatown on H & I Streets, NW, between 6th and 8th Streets from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

This year will be the year 4707, the year of the OX.

In Chinese legend, people born in the year of the Ox are known to be a born leader with patient, dutiful, reliable, practical, in addition of determined, honest and loyal; more importantly, they are like their animal sign symbolizes patient and tireless in their work. They are quiet dependable and capable of enduring any amount of hardship. As a result, they are capable and able to achieve great goals. This OX year will bring stability and growth where patience and diligence pays off.

Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association (CCBA), Chinatown Revitalization Council (CRC) and Chinatown Chamber of Commerce are very proud to sponsor this event. The festival includes folk dances, musical bands from various genres, local high school, cultural exhibition and a parade. The popular lion and dragon dances, as well as a five-story high firecracker that will be lit at 3:45 p.m. will also be featured in the program. Please bring your friends and family to join us for this exciting and joyful event which routinely attracts more than 40,000 patrons/tourists.

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MVT CID Website redesign

The Mount Vernon Triangle Community Improvement District (MVTCID) has updated their website this week. While the website roughly maintains the same navigational flow, the stock images of people who don’t live here and random triangle graphics are gone. The website now features photos of our neighborhood businesses, buildings and streetscapes.

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