In the News

Aug 7, 2017 Yelp to open hub in downtown D.C., hire 500 new employees, Washington Business Journal

July 21, 2017 D.C. hiring an architect, setting a timeline for Franklin Park overhaul, Washington Business Journal

July 21, 2017 How a business improvement district helps, The Washington Post

July 19, 2017  PRESS RELEASE: Norton Bills Pass Committee to Pave Way for Franklin Park Revitalization in D.C. and a Frederick Douglass Bicentennial Commission for the Nation, Eleanor Holmes Norton

June 22, 2017 End of SafeTrack Brings Little Relief to D.C. Nightlife As Shorter Operating Hours Become Permanent, WAMU 88.5

June 16, 2017 Metro Ends Moratorium on Early Openings and Late Closings After SafeTrack, WAMU 88.5

June 16, 2017 D.C. asks Congress for approval to invest in Franklin Park, Washington Post

June 14, 2017 Going Out Guide for the District, June 15-21, 2017, Washington Post

June 8, 2017 Free Shaolin Jazz Film Series Premieres In June, NBC4

June 5, 2017 An Outdoor Film Series Brings Hip-Hop And Kung Fu To Freedom Plaza, DCist

May 11, 2017 The Garbage Cans Are Getting Smarter Downtown And In Anacostia, DCist

April 21, 2017 After viral story on D.C. girls, understanding the real perils for missing children of color, PBS News Hour

April 21, 2017 BID report: Downtown D.C. a mixed economic bag in 2016, Washington Business Journal

April 21, 2017 Good Luck Trying to Find an Apartment in Downtown D.C., Washington City Paper

March 24, 2017 Opinion: Metro is Making its Own Problems Worse, (Neil Albert) Washington Post

March 9, 2017  CITY, HEAL THYSELF, Landscape Architecture Magazine

Dec. 22, 2016 Mapping Who Will Be Hurt by D.C. Metro's Late-Night Cuts, The Atlantic's CityLab

Dec. 21, 2016 Multifamily residential to be included in Downtown D.C. BID, Washington Business Journal

Dec. 16, 2016 Restaurants react to Metro hour cuts, WJLA-ABC7

Dec. 15, 2016 Metro board cuts late-night service for two years-- with a last minute compromise, The Washington Post

Dec. 15, 2016 Metro board compromises on late-night service cuts after SafeTrack repairs, The Washington Times

Dec. 15, 2016 Split DC Metro Board Votes on Gutting Late Night Service, The Daily Caller

Nov. 2, 2016 Ted Leonsis looks toward the future, hints at possible move for Capitals, Wizards, The Washington Post

Oct, 24, 2016 More Towing of Illegal Parking Blocking DC Rush Hour Traffic, NBC4 Washington

Oct. 19, 2016 Live, work, play — and pay: Downtown D.C. BID eyes levy for condos, apartments, Washington Business Journal

Oct. 6, 2016 Guest Comment: Like late-night Metro? Voice your opinion this month, Washington Business Journal

Sept. 16, 2016 From cafes to canoes to pop-up spas, folks find unique ways to celebrate Park(ing) Day in the District, The Washington Post

Sept. 16, 2016 DC streets converted for National Parking Day, WJLA-ABC7

Sept. 12, 2016 Washington City Paper Profiles BID Homeless Youth Drop-In Center, Washington City Paper

Sept. 8, 2016 A New Space for Homeless Youth Quietly Opened in a Church Downtown, Washington City Paper

Sept. 8, 2016 Doors Aren't Closing Just Yet on Late-Night Metro Service, Washington City Paper

Sept. 8, 2016 Washington D.C.'s new digital kiosks and sensor network will harvest a wealth of urban data, The Architect's Newspaper

Aug. 24, 2016 Man, 60, arrested in anti-Semitic graffiti case in Chinatown, The Washington Post

Aug. 23, 2016 Police Arrest Man, Accused of Anti-Semitic Graffiti in D.C., NBC4

Aug. 23, 2016 Arrest made in anti-Semitic graffiti spray-painted in popular Chinatown intersection, WJLA-ABC7

Aug. 23, 2016 D.C. police arrest homeless man for defacing Chinatown with anti-Semitic graffiti, The Washington Times

Aug. 23, 2016 Police Arrest Man Over Anti-Semitic Graffiti in Chinatown, DCist

Aug. 9, 2016 Anti-Semitic graffiti appears in popular Chinatown intersection, WJLA-ABC7

Aug. 8, 2016 Anti-Semitic Graffiti Returns to Chinatown Zodiac Crosswalk... Again, DCist

Aug. 5, 2016 Op-Ed: Ending Metro's late-night service is a bad deal for D.C. and the region, (Neil O. Albert) The Washington Post

Aug. 3, 2016 BID and DDOT Removing Anti-Semitic Graffiti On Chinatown Zodiac Crosswalk, DCist

July 7, 2016 Forget your smartphone? Keep an eye out for these interactive kiosks in the District, Washington Business Journal

June 27, 2016 D.C.'s Summer Jobs Program Begins Second Year With Older Youth, Washington City Paper

June 27, 2016 Business Improvement Districts - Ready Proving Ground for Sustainability Technology, Forbes

June 9, 2016 Is Washington's Notorious Traffic Congestion Worse Under SafeTrack?, WAMU 88.5

June 3, 2016 With Late-Night Metro Service Gone, Many Wonder: Is The Party In Washington Over?, WAMU 88.5 

May 11, 2016 Letter to the editor: During its maintenance push, Metro needs to augment late-night bus service, (Neil Albert) The Washington Post

May 1, 2016 Washington office buildings, not just downtown anymore, The Washington Post

April 27, 2016 The state of the downtown D.C. economy: A mixed-bag, Washington Business Journal

April 4, 2016 Without Verizon Center, does Chinatown still thrive?, Washington Business Journal

Feb. 26, 2016 Minority Business Leader Awards: Neil Albert, Washington Business Journal

Feb. 22, 2016 Ted Leonsis issues 'call to arms' on free District-wide Wi-Fi, Washington Business Journal

Jan. 6, 2016 Number of Downtown Bike Racks Nearly Doubles since 2012, DCist

Jan. 5, 2016 Downtown D.C. nearly doubles bike racks, Washington Business Journal

Jan. 5, 2016 Downtown Bike Parking Nearly Doubles in 3 Years, District Source

Jan. 3, 2016 Can 'Derelict' Franklin Square Park Revive? D.C. and The Park Service Have a Plan, WAMU 88.5

Dec. 10, 2015 Franklin Park makeover moving along, but there's still plenty left to do, The Washington Post 

Dec. 4, 2015 The highest BID'er: Meet Neil Albert, executive director, Downtown D.C. Business Improvement District, Washington Business Journal

Oct. 12, 2015 The Washington Business Journal Power 100 of 2015: Neil Albert, Washington Business Journal

Sept. 8, 2015 Survey: D.C.'s sidewalk cafe industry booming, WTOP

Aug. 7, 2015 Business Improvement Districts Are More Than Just a Name on a Trash Can, Next City

Aug. 5, 2015 National Park Service advances overhauled Franklin Square Park, Washington Business Journal

July 30, 2015 Former D.C. Deputy Mayor Will Head Downtown D.C. BID, Washington Business Journal 

June 19, 2015 Letter to the Editor: Arlington’s Lidl win is a win for the whole region, (Gerry Widdicombe) Washington Business Journal

June 17, 2015 PHOTOS: Union Station to Get Sunny Overhaul, NBC4 Washington

May 4, 2015 How to fix DC's downtown "playground desert," Elevation DC

Dec. 3, 2014 What Should You Do About Panhandlers? Experts Say It's a Personal Decision NBC4 Washington

Aug. 13, 2014 Downtown D.C. workers help visitors, residents, Scripps-Howard Foundation Wire

June 30, 2014 D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray set to host World Cup viewing party at Freedom Plaza on Tuesday, The Washington Post

June 30, 2014 City Will Host World Cup Watch Party At Freedom Plaza Tomorrow, DCist

April 28, 2014 The state of Downtown D.C. is strong, with a huge caveat, Washington Business Journal

April 25, 2014 Twenty years of downtown D.C. development in one GIF, The Washington Post

Jan. 14, 2014 More Bike Racks Are Coming To Downtown D.C., DCist