Why does road paving take so long in Massachusetts? Last year, when the Mass Pike was being paved, it was a multi-month project. They would mill the road, leave the milled road as is for several weeks, then pave it. The process of covering the length of the work area took several months. By comparison, when I lived in the DC Metro area, paving happened overnight on Route 66 in Northern Virginia inside the Beltway - seemingly instantaneously. One machine would mill the road, collect the milled asphalt, turn it into new asphalt, lay it, and then it would be paved -- in hours, not weeks or months. They would mill/pave one lane one night, then move to the next lane the next night. [more inside]
NoveltyOversizeChristmasCardAvailableInTheDCAreaFilter: Where can I find one? [more inside]
I'm looking for places in the DC area to enjoy a hot winter drink - hot toddies, spiked egg nog, etc. Any ideas?
I'm a freelance web developer working in Washington, D.C. -- can anyone recommend a CPA who can help me figure out my tax situation? [more inside]
Where can I find a good car wash with extended hours in DC? [more inside]
Can anyone recommend a reputable maid/cleaning service in Washington, DC? [more inside]
I'm looking for a recommendation for a good and attentive gastroenterologist in the D.C. or Maryland area. One that specializes in Crohn's would be excellent. [more inside]
I need to find a place for 10-12 co-workers to celebrate a holiday party in DC, but I need to ensure it isn't a sit-down meal. [more inside]
Anyone know of places that offer massage workshops in the DC/MD area? I've looked around at some of the local massage schools, but they don't seem to offer public classes and I'm not looking to become a licensed or registered massage therapist, just looking to surprise my honey (hence the anonymity).
I'm moving to DC next month and considering renting a room in a house in Takoma Park. But of course, I have some questions... [more inside]
Good art framing places in Washington DC? [more inside]
I searched the archives and came up with two threads DC-wise, one recommending doctors in general and another with recommendations for cosmetic dentistry. The dentist I'm looking for is metro accessible (preferably NW DC) and has reasonable rates (completely out of pocket) for a standard cleaning and plaque removal/scaling. Thanks!
Where can I go sit in an isolation tank in or around Washington, DC? [more inside]
Things to do in DC alone after work during the work week? [more inside]
I'm looking for an OLDER Washington DC Metrorail map - the system map kind that they post in the subway cars or one that is poster-size. [more inside]
Can you help me find the picture of Marion Barry giving the finger? [more inside]
What issues we will encounter moving to a new city without an address? Is it a bad idea to live in a motel for a month? [more inside]
What are some good places to shop for dorm decor, cool fashion accessories, and other college-related frivolities in the DC area? [more inside]
Is a map of parking zones in Washington DC available anywhere? I am moving to a central area where street parking is a nightmare most of the time. I think I'll have a zone 1 sticker - I'm trying to gauge where the boundaries are of zone 1 - so I'd know where to try and keep my car for the time being (I plan to get rid of it, but not quite yet). Google and DC DMV sites turn up nothing..
I am currently a "resident" of North Carolina, but I don't live there and never will again. How do I get residency and a driver's license in Washington, DC? [more inside]
Where are the Victorian era homes in/around DC. We will be relocating there next year and would like to live in an old house. So far we've only found Takoma Park, MD which we really liked but seemed to have a murder problem last year.
Recommended therapists and/or ADD evaluations in the Washington DC area? [more inside]
My boyfriend lives in DC, and I live in NYC. We are both in school, but want to be able to see each other fairly often during weekends of the school year. What are some of the cheapest ways to travel back and forth many times? [more inside]
I need help planning a bachlorette party for my best friend around Washington, DC. I have no idea what to do or how to do it! [more inside]
I'm on a business trip and have to kill several hours in Washington, DC on Sunday (noon to mid/late-afternoon). Two part question: Where can I safely park my car for that period of time? Is there anything specific that I should see or do? [more inside]
Will using dry ice in my car as a replacement for air conditioning kill me? Or my dog? [more inside]
Can you recommend a safe DC-area city/neighborhood for a military couple who want to start a family?
My husband is a Marine we will be moving to the DC Area in November. He will be working near the Washington Navy Yard, and his commute is a concern for us. We are planning on starting a family, so living in a safe neighborhood is a priority. We would like to live in a "nicer" neighborhood, preferably quiet and family-friendly. We would like to spend about $1,600/month on rent, but would be willing to spend as much as $1,850 to get what we want. [more inside]
Can anyone recommend a voice-over actor or vocal coach in the DC/Northern VA area? I'm interested in locating someone for a brief interview/lesson that would be part of a podcast. Someone who would do it for the possibility of some free publicity and the certainty of a free lunch would be optimal, but not essential.
Where in Northern VA should I take my '03 VW Passat to get the thermostat replaced? [more inside]
Recommendations on Washington DC hotels for a family of five? [more inside]
DC doctors - your personal recommendations? [more inside]
DC Parking Filter: If there is a car in my parking spot, do I need to call the police first, or can I just call and get the car towed? [more inside]
We're driving from DC to Cape Henlopen State Park tomorrow morning. Anything to see on the way? Any suggestions (besides the obvious) for stuff to do there? [more inside]
How's AT&T/Cingular reception in Washington, DC? [more inside]
Optometrist recommendation (for contact lenses) in Washington, DC ? [more inside]
What's your favorite yoga class in DC? [more inside]
I remember reading as a young kid - in about 1985/6 - a comic book starring the cast of the Justice League of America as babies or toddlers. I'm not sure of the specifics, like if it was actually the JLA, but it definitely had cute little baby versions of all the favourite DC staples: Superman, Batman, Wonderwoman and the Flash. Does anyone else remember this? Am I imagining the whole thing? What was it called and where can I find a copy? [more inside]
I've just moved to Washington DC and want to find a good opinionated list of cultural events (films, concerts, theater, galleries, etc.) in the city. [more inside]
Round-trip bus ride from DC to NYC - Go Greyhound, VaMoose, or other? [more inside]
Moving to D.C. for grad school! Need help with the rental market! [more inside]
I'm planning to move to out of my current studio apartment in DC to a larger one bedroom in the Petworth neighborhood (though the northern end of Columbia Heights/southern 14th St Heights would be possible as well) in DC. I'm looking to start mid-July to August 1st. I need some advice on what complexes might be worth looking at - there are plenty of apartment ratings and listings for more gentrified parts of DC, but very little there. [more inside]
My mother will be living alone in DC next year. I'm worried that she's going to spend her evenings alone and depressed. Help me think of stuff for her to do. [more inside]
Left-wing/radical/hippie/communist/revolutionary bookstores and places in DC. [more inside]
I have an old record turntable (in excellent shape) that I would like to use, but I'm stumped regarding to power it. [more inside]
What do I absolutely HAVE to eat in Washington, DC? [more inside]
Any suggestions for a fun, relaxing time with my future in-laws in the Washington, D.C. area this weekend? [more inside]
When is the best time of day/day of the week to visit the Georgetown (DC) DMV to convert my CA license to a DC license? [more inside]
Any secret search engines or sites for finding rental houses in the DC metro region? [more inside]
Is it feasible to rent an apartment out for a short time? Like 1-3 weeks? I will be traveling during this summer, am in a high rent area (DC) and was pondering if that was a possibility. [more inside]