Washington, D.C. Finally Made It To The Forbes 2014 List Of Most Awesome City


After having lived and worked in many popular cities including Tehran, Shiraz, Paris, London, Bonn, Alicante, Los Angeles, Miami, and Washington, D.C., I found DC as one of the most awesome and coolest city in America. That’s why back in 2009, I launched my D.C. based blog awesomeDC.com with the intention of showing the world Washington, DC is much more than just Politics, corruption, and scandals. I have been covering everything in awesome DC, with the focus on the technology, start ups,  parties, clubs, events, and of course the awesome Washingtonians, specially, the gorgeous and model looking women of DC 🙂 Read more of this post

Stewart and Colbert Kicked Ass in Washington National Mall Today


Due to my overseas trip, I wasn’t able to attend the rally, but I monitored the event from satellite dish here in Tehran with friends via various channels. From the TV and various reports sent to me by friends on the foot there, it looks like there were about 250,000 people attended the Rally.

I think both Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert did a great job to unite the American people. However, when I turned the channel to Fox News, all they were talking about was the color of people that were there…and how many of which………How pathetic that they want to “undo” the commaraderie that was created today. Read more of this post

Bus trip to Rally to Restore Sanity in Washington DC Announced

The Eagle Eye will be sending a bus down to Washington D.C. on Saturday, October 30th to the Rally to Restore Sanity, which is being hosted by Jon Stewart from the Daily Show and Stephen Colbert from the Colbert Report on Comedy Central. Both TV hosts will be making appearances at this rally and over 70,000 people are expected to attend. This will be a unique experience and we are hoping you can come along.

Plan-

Leave Lock Haven at 7am on Saturday, October 30th for D.C. (4.5 hr trip). Arrive around noon, which is when the rally starts. The rally its self is from 12-3pm. You may explore D.C. until 7pm which is when we plan to leave D.C. to return home. Read more of this post

Welcome to the world of Paparazzi Shia LaBeouf!



Shia LaBeouf
, on a break from filming Transformers 3 in Washington D.C., was reading a book at an outdoor café Tuesday when he apparently decided to teach one prying paparazzo a lesson.

Clad in jeans, a red t-shirt and black sunglasses, LaBeouf packed up his things, picked up his cup and briskly walked towards an older, male photographer, who started to run. Read more of this post

Full Spectrum Starts Offering Mobile Broadband Data System in Washington D.C.

Full Spectrum, a developer of advanced wireless equipment for mission critical organizations, announced the availability of its private, mobile broadband data system in the Washington DC area.

Capacity on the network is available to organizations who need fixed or mobile data on an exclusive or shared basis. The company will be able to supply frequencies for purchase with its equipment for mission critical entities that need complete network control. 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

With all our Awesomeness, our driving sucks

Our Awesome Washington D.C. has been ranked the lowest in Allstate’s best drivers report. The Insurance agency places both DC and Baltimore at the bottom of its safest driving city study.

Allstate Insurance released its America’s Best Drivers Report, which ranks America’s 200 largest cities in terms of car collision frequency — according to Allstate claims data — to identify the cities with the safest drivers. At the top of the list is Fort Collins, Colorado with 14.5 average years between collisions. In comparison, “Washington’s drivers get in a collision every 5.1 years, meaning that they have a 96 percent higher chance of being in an accident than the average American driver,” says Bloomberg. Read more of this post

Forest City closes on $46.1 million loan in Washington, D.C.


Forest City Enterprises has closed on a $46.1 million mortgage loan that will allow the company to start building apartments in Washington D.C.

The real estate company said the financing supports the Foundry Lofts, 170 apartments that make up the first portion of a 42-acre project called The Yards. Located in the Capital Riverfront District, the Yards eventually could include nearly 3,000 multifamily homes, 1.8 million square feet of offices, as much as 400,000 square feet of retail, and a 5.5-acre public park. Read more of this post

Washington, D.C. Investment Sales Activity Up nearly 300 percent


Second quarter 2010 sales activity in the Washington DC region grew 295 percent over the first quarter, according to LoopNet, with investors spending more than $1.35 billion for area assets from April to June. In the first quarter, LoopNet quantified less than $344 million invested into local assets.

This second quarter increase squared up the 12 months ended June 2010 with the previous 12 months. Commercial property sales in Washington DC were about $2.7 billion for the four quarters between Q3 2009 and Q2 2010, almost the exact same as they were the twelve months lagging June 2009. Read more of this post

Rhythm Road: American Music Abroad 2010


Jazz at Lincoln Center and the U.S. Department of State’s  Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs have once again organized a set of  FREE concerts available in Washington D.C. The performances will cover a variety of genres including jazz, gospel, hip-hop, blues, bluegrass, and Americana/pop. The musicians performing will also be traveling for the spring and summer to countries not regularly visited by American musicians. The Rhythm road was created to share America’s unique contribution to the world of music and to promote cross-cultural understanding and exchange among nations worldwide. Read more of this post