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Degas at the Opéra Virtual Tour

June 4, 2020

Degas at the Opéra was open for less than two weeks before the National Gallery of Gallery closed. 


This first show dedicated to Edgar Degas’s fascination with the Opéra—its spaces, the music, and the people involved with the thriving theatrical life of 19th-century Paris. 


The dynamic new virtual tour allows you to explore each room of the exhibition. Click on the different-colored dots to read wall texts, listen to the audio tour, watch related video clips, and more. While available on mobile, this tour is best viewed on a desktop or tablet.


This exhibition is organized by the National Gallery of Art, Washington, and the Musées d'Orsay et de l'Orangerie, Paris. 


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Brooke Pinto is the Best Ward 2 Candidate to Fight for the Rights of Senior Citizens

May 21, 2020

Written by Howard Marks, Founder, Ward 2 Better Government Association


Brooke Pinto has both the experience and the commitment to make a difference on the DC Council in the lives of seniors. That’s why I’m supporting her in the Ward 2 race.


Brooke’s commitment to the long-living started early in her career working at the Brookdale Senior Living Community in New York City where she advised residents on healthcare options. She particularly bonded with a resident named Gil, whose wife had passed away and son could only visit once a month. Brooke ate every meal with Gil and became a surrogate daughter. She even played matchmaker, setting him up with a new girlfriend in the community.


Later, Brooke worked as a Health and Aging Fellow in the U.S. Senate for Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT). The majority of her work focused on the Subcommittee on Aging where she dealt with issues around robocalling abuse, healthcare access, and the mistreatment of seniors.  Brooke also helped a constituent who was being defrauded by her own children stealing her assets. Brooke ensured all of the woman’s money was returned to her and that the children were prevented from abusing her again.  


Today, as seniors are the population most vulnerable to COVID-19, we need a strong and steadfast advocate like Brooke on the DC Council to get us through this crisis. She has pledged to make medication delivery permanent under her COVID-19 Relief & Resiliency plan, ensuring we don’t unnecessarily put ourselves at risk to the virus.


She favors the establishment of clear rules and strict enforcement around dockless electric scooters so our sidewalks are safe for everyone, including the elderly and disabled.


Lastly, and most importantly, she plans to expand affordable options for senior living communities and long-term care, as well as increase subsidies for in-home care options. This will provide the long-living—like myself—quality physical, social, and emotional stimulation regardless of their financial status.


Because Brooke is the only candidate with a platform that specifically addresses senior issues and the career experience to successfully see it through, I encourage you to join me in supporting her candidacy for Ward 2 Councilperson.

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WFP Lists Charming Federal Capitol Hill Home

April 21, 2020

Lee Murphy of Washington Fine Properties has listed an exceptional Federal home in the very heart of Capitol Hill at $959,000.


With wonderful urban livability and easy access to metro lines, this residence at 822 G Street SE is prominently positioned one block from the thriving restaurant and bar scene of Barracks Row. 

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A short stroll to beloved Eastern Market as well as the boutique stores, coffee houses and grocery stores along Pennsylvania Avenue. With a walk-score of 98 out of 100, the home is the definition of a fabulous location!

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Filled with charm and well-proportioned space, this 1,870 square foot home is sited on a corner lot and is nearly fully detached from other homes on the block.  The unusual position allows the home to feature light from three exposures: south, east and west.  

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The property has a lovely side yard that is charmingly private from the old growth ivy-covered fence.  The south facing entrance features mature decorative trees and a garden area.  Deceptively larger than at first glance, the home boasts two large bedrooms, two full bathrooms (master is ensuite), a powder room and bonus flexible space. 

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On the first floor, there is a spacious, updated kitchen that has copious cabinet space, granite counters and room for a breakfast table. The kitchen also features a decorative fireplace. The living room is anchored by a working fireplace and numerous windows. The dining room offers exposed brick and wide plank wood floors. The powder room on this floor was just remodeled with Carrara marble and new fixtures. Numerous closets and windows are throughout the first floor.

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The second floor offers two very nicely sized bedrooms, both with fireplaces. The master bedroom has a wall of upscale built-in closets. The spa-inspired ensuite master bathroom was completely remodeled in 2019 and features beautiful Carrera marble floors, Carrera tiled shower, and dual vanities.

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There is an additional second full bathroom on this floor. On the third floor, by using the pull down stairs in the hallway, there is a bonus space that could be used as flexible space or office.

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A terrific location, great light and beautiful outdoor space make this house a true gem. A lovely property on a coveted block, it offers the right mix for the fortunate buyer to be able to call it “Home."

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For more information, contact Lee Murphy at 202.277.7477 or lee@leemurphy.net

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