Jul 30, 2009

Apartment Barge?

Seriously, who wouldn't want to live in a floating apartment? Click here to read more about the Citadel, Europe's first floating apartment complex.

Jul 19, 2009

Zanzibar nightclub liquor license suspension

I know many folks were wondering about what had happened to Zanzibar. A patron was stabbed in the torso there earlier in the summer. The club has remained closed since then due to a suspeneded liquor license. On July 13 ABRA had a special meeting to extend the suspension of Zanzibar's nightclub liquor license until the club meets two conditions that Chief Lanier had requested:

(1) installing a new state of the art with camera system with at least 32 cameras that record and contain infrared capabilities and (2) work out a reimbursable detail plan with MPD for the nights they are open that follows or exceeds MPD's reimbursable detail requirements. The onus is on Zanzibar 's to meet these two conditions and only upon the satisfaction of the Agency, will the suspension be lifted. I’ll notify you when that happens. The Board also ordered the matter to OAG for a Show Cause hearing in the near future. Additional penalties may result from that action. [from ABRA email]

Jul 11, 2009


If you haven't checked it out yet, be sure to take a look at data.gov when you get a chance. There is tons of great, easily accesible information. And even better yet, take a look at DC's Data Catalogue. You can follow crime report feeds, view info on current construction projects, and search for public space permits. And those are only a few of the many data feeds available.

If you have a little techincal know-how, you can take this info and make some great mash-ups. One example is Stumble Safely from Apps for Democracy. I'm sure that the idea behind making this data more easily accesible wasn't just to find the "safest" way home from the bar, so be sure to share your ideas with others regarding how we can better use this info to benefit everyone in the District!