The Fight For Ivy City

Ivy City

Cross-Posted From Street Sense Written by Eric Falquero Three children race through the intersection of Providence and Capitol streets NE. Two kids ride scooters and one is on a bike. An oncoming taxi stops short. Danger seen, crisis averted. But traffic pollution poses a more insidious threat to neighborhood health, local activists say. And it is proving harder to […] . . . → Read More: The Fight For Ivy City


For Ivy City, The Plan Isn’t Paranoia

Washington Post Image of Busses Parked Across the Street from Crummell School.

Cross-Posted from the Washington Post By Courtland Milloy, Published: December 11 Back in the 1970s, many low-income black D.C. residents began expressing fears that a nefarious scheme was afoot to push them out of the city. They called it “The Plan.” And they were all but laughed out of the city for sounding so paranoid. But, […] . . . → Read More: For Ivy City, The Plan Isn’t Paranoia


Ivy City Bus Lot Plans Halted By Judge

Attorney Johny Barnes with Ivy City residents outside of Crummell School.

Cross-posted from the Washington Post Written by Mike DeBonis   The activists fighting to keep a tour bus parking lot out of Ivy City won a significant victory Monday when a judge ordered the city to hold off on its plans. Superior Court Judge Judith Macaluso found that city officials broke the law by not seeking input from the […] . . . → Read More: Ivy City Bus Lot Plans Halted By Judge


IVY CITY WINS!!!

Ivy City Victory

Cross-posted from DC’s Independent Media Center Written by Luke On the 10th of December, Judge Judith Macaluso ruled for the plaintiffs in Vaughn Bennett, et al v. Union Station Redevelopment Corporation, et al. The motion for a preliminary injunction to stop construction was GRANTED, Empower DC held a victory party later that evening. From Empower DC’s email announcement: JUDGE […] . . . → Read More: IVY CITY WINS!!!


Local TV Coverage of the Ivy City Bus Depot Lawsuit

Ivy City News Coverage

The following is the latest television news coverage from the District’s local networks regarding the Bennett Vaughn vs Union Station Redevelopment Corporation lawsuit. One of the District’s poorest neighborhoods is fighting City Hall’s proposal to the ground around historic Crummell School into a tour bus parking lot. Judge Judith Macaluso came to see Ivy City with her […] . . . → Read More: Local TV Coverage of the Ivy City Bus Depot Lawsuit