Community: Deanwood library opens today. DC’s public libraries have been going through a steady transformation courtesy of the well-respected Ginnie Cooper & Co. On the outset, her vision appears to make libraries a focal point of communities, and we think she has executed that vision perfectly with help from some talented architects.
Parking: D.C lifts meter limits after 6:30 pm.
Metro: What a novelty. Come fall, we might be able to rent a movie or buy something from a metro station.
Infrastructure: The District will install free Wi-Fi hotspots in the Chinatown and Penn Quarter neighborhoods prior to the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference, scheduled to arrive in D.C. July 11-15. In related news, Google is planning to build a fiber-optic network in select communities across the United States. For now, the company wants to reach at “least 50,000 and potentially up to 500,000 people.” Imagine, one gigabyte per second.
Dining: Againn Tavern, a younger concern to Againn, opens in Rockville on June 29.
Sport: USA vs. Ghana at the World Cup. LIVE on June 26 at 2:30 PM EST. DC is a passionate soccer city. Dan Steinberg covered the ratings for our win over Algeria.