Mount Vernon Triangle Blog

MVT CID Spearheads Refinishing for "Lift Off" and "Inspiration" Sculptures

For the first time since their installation in 2009, the iconic “Lift Off” (David Black) and “Inspiration” (Ethan Kerber) sculptures at 5th & K Streets are being refinished and repainted. MVT CID Director of Operations, Leon Johnson, headed the effort to advocate for the work to be done. This summer, under the leadership of the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, a professional conservator moved forward with the...

MVT CID Joins with MPD and MOAPIA for National Night Out

The MVT CID, Washington Metropolitan Police Department and DC Mayor’s Office on Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs joined at 5th & K Streets on a beautiful summer evening to celebrate “National Night Out” on Tuesday, August 2. Residents and visitors to the neighborhood came out to meet and mingle with the first responders who protect and serve our community. Children enjoyed the moon bounce and face painting and had a...

MVT Spotlight: Capital View Hostel

Six years ago, Capital View Hostel opened at 301 Eye Street, NW in Mount Vernon Triangle, offering visitors an inexpensive option for informal yet well-equipped lodging in a convenient location. This hostel is one of the multiple locations that hospitality company DC Lofty has throughout the city. Roma Matiukiene-Kursvietis CEO of company DC Lofty LLC, proudly tells us in this guest blog that the hostel has welcomed guests from 182 countries.

The Magic of a Hostel

After a long, hot and steamy day in Washington D.C., it's time to relax and...

July Events at the FRESHFARM Market Promise Fun for Everyone (2 & 4 Legged!)

On Saturday, July 16, locally owned dog training and walking company, Anytime Canine, will be at the 5th & K FRESHFARM Farm Stand from 10:30 AM to Noon to once again showcase their unique workout experience for dog owners. Back by popular demand for the third year, this free event is open to dogs of all ages and training levels. Dogs receive the opportunity to explore agility equipment designed to help your best buddy...

Tunes in the Triangle Returns for a Second Season of Evening Concerts

Free, live music will return to Mount Vernon Triangle as the MVT CID brings back the “Tunes in the Triangle” evening concert series at Milian Park at 5th & Mass (with one locational exception; see below). The concerts, which showcase local artists of genres ranging from pop to jazz, are free and guests are encouraged to pack a picnic; bring a blanket or chair; and enjoy the music with friends, family, kids and pets...

The Lydian Apartments Now Underway at 4th & K

Quadrangle Development Corporation and The Wilkes Company have started construction on The Lydian, a 324-unit luxury apartment building at 400 K Street in the heart of our neighborhood and adjacent to another Quadrangle/Wilkes apartment building, Lyric 440K. The first floor of The Lydian will have 13,410 square feet of shop and restaurant spaces, featuring 14-foot ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows fronting K Street. The Lydian...

RPM Italian Opens at 601 Mass

RPM Italian, the sister restaurant to RPM Italian and RPM Steak in Chicago, has opened at 601 Mass Ave. This much-heralded opening adds yet another destination restaurant to the Mount Vernon Triangle neighborhood and promises an experience that is “modern in approach and Italian in spirit”. ...

Plaza West Groundbreaking: 233-Unit Community to Include Grandfamily Apartments

On June 20, MVT CID President, Kenyattah Robinson and Board of Directors Vice Chair, Berk Shervin, joined Bible Way Church (represented by MVT CID Board Member Yvonne Williams) and Mission First Housing as they celebrated the official groundbreaking for Plaza West, a 233-unit apartment community at 307 K Street that includes affordable family housing as well as 50 units set aside for low-income grandparents who are raising the children...

Cool Off at the Innovative Icebergs Experience at the National Building Museum

The National Building Museum is at it again, creating beautiful, fun, innovative experiences right down the street from the MVT and just in time for summer. The Icebergs exhibit in the Museum’s Great Hall was designed by James Corner Field Operations and invites you to explore an imaginary glacial sea, climb to a viewing area in the tallest ‘berg, slide down an “ice” chute and in the process, learn about how design...

Councilmember Charles Allen Welcomes MVT Community to Office Hours Breakfast at A Baked Joint

Dozens of MVT residents and business leaders turned out to enjoy coffee and conversation with Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen on Friday, July 1 as he hosted a Community Office Hours event at A Baked Joint. The MVT CID team was also on hand with neighborhood information and resources. The event received great feedback from attendees and the Councilmember’s office is already starting to look at dates to return...

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