Washington DC Ranks Third in using Twitter

We, the Washingtonians are the third in the nation using Twitter according to a new report NetProspex. This tells me one thing and only one thing – The unemployment rate must still be high in the Nation’s Capital :-) Read more of this post

WASHINGTON D.C. is the third best city for college students in the country

The American Institute for Economic Research, a non-profit, compiled the College Destination Index , which ranks the nation’s top cities for college students to live. After San Francisco and New York, our beloved Washington, D.C.,  is nominated  the best city for college kids in the country.

The AIER selected the top 75 cities for the index from 222 metropolitan statistical areas with at least 15,000 students.

The rankings are based on 12 criteria, including student diversity, cost of living and unemployment rate. Read more of this post

Dreamgirls Tour Cancels Washington, D.C.

Playbill.com has learned that the Washington, DC, engagement of the new national tour of Dreamgirls, the award-winning Motown musical about a girl-group on the rise who pay the price of fame, has been canceled due to soft ticket sales.

Scheduled to run July 28-Aug. 8 at the National Theatre, Dreamgirls was canceled by producers after advance ticket sales failed to meet expectations. The tour currently runs through Jan. 2, 2011, and could possibly return to Washington next year.

The 2010 tour itinerary, which includes stops in San Francisco, Nashville and Miami, will continue as scheduled. Ticketholders for the National Theatre engagement who purchased their tickets with a credit card will be automatically refunded. Other refunds may be obtained by phoning (800) 543-4835 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              (800) 543-4835      end_of_the_skype_highlighting begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              (800) 543-4835 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              (800) 543-4835      end_of_the_skype_highlighting      end_of_the_skype_highlighting. Read more of this post

Top 10 Places to Enjoy Awesome July 4th Fireworks

Starting with our favorite part of the world:

Awesome Washington D.C.:
There are few more historical places to see fireworks than Washington D.C. (and by “few” we mean Boston and Philadelphia). Thomas Jefferson hosted the first official Fourth of July celebration on the lawn of his mansion more than 200 years ago and now fireworks soar over the D.C. skyline each year as the National Symphony commemorates our independence.

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D.C. Hospitals Policies for Gays and Lesbians

One of America’s most prominent human rights organizations said Washington, D.C., scores low in hospitals that follow nondiscrimination policies for gays.

The Human Rights Campaign released their 2010 Healthcare Equality index today. The reports shows that eight of 17 local hospitals do not clearly include a reference to sexual orientation or gender identity in their non-discrimination policies.

The report comes after President Barack Obama’s announcement in April directing his administration to require all hospitals that receive Medicare and Medicaid funding to protect the visitation and healthcare decision-making rights of LGBT patients, according to the HRC website. Almost all hospitals in the United States receive Medicare and Medicaid money. Read more of this post

The Truth Behind Washington D.C. Attraction Revealed

Within the first month after I got off the boat from Shiraz to Washington, DC in 1985, I could tell something was very different about DC.  No, it wasn’t the politics, nor the museums, nor the awesome sceneries of Washington, DC. Something else  made me  fall in love with the city and settle here for good – the insane ratio of women to men in DC.  I have been always wondered about the reason behind it  for the past 25 years. I think I’ve  finally found the answer today on May 25th, 2010. Read more of this post

Our Awesome Washington DC Named Top Travel Spot for Culture and Sightseeing

by Elias Shams
And you asking me why I created a website for Awesome DC?

Washington D.C.’s monuments and museums continue to bring visitors in from all over the world. This summer, more tourists could crowd the nation’s capital after travelers listed it as a top travel spot for 2010.

TripAdvisor announced the winners of its yearly Traveler’s Choice Destinations Awards. It recognizes the top cities for families, food, spas, nightlife and more. Read more of this post

DC Office Rental Rate Back on Earth Again

Kamran Abdi
It was just earlier this year a report came out that positioned DC as the most expensive place for office rental in the nation even topping the NYC. According to a new quarterly report from Cushman & Wakefield, the office market in the District’s central business district is showing signs of stabilizing, and rental rates last quarter were down from a year ago.

Average rents in Washington’s central business district were $47.07 per square foot, the second-highest in the nation, topped only by Midtown New York at $61.93. Average rents in the first quarter in D.C. were down 7.5 percent from a year earlier. read more…


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