Monday, April 8, 2013
The art installation can be seen on Wilson Boulevard.
Rosslyn got yarn bombed this weekend, courtesy of the Guerrilla Stitch Brigade. The stitch brigade is made up of 100 volunteer knitters and crocheters from the area who spent 20 weeks this winter stitching together the pieces for the yarn bomb installation, according to a news release from the Rosslyn Business Improvement District. The art installation is on display on trees along Wilson Boulevard, between the Rosslyn Metro Station and the Artisphere cultural arts center at 1101 Wilson Blvd. More than 1,000 stitched geometric shapes cover the trees.
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Arlington Economic Director Terry Holzheimer: Scope of project needs to be scaled down and its purpose broadened.
So, what should the Artisphere be? It's the conversation that perhaps started two-and-a-half years late — and it started Tuesday with a few big questions. What does success look like for Rosslyn's cultural arts center? Should the public facility be limited to the arts? Elected officials began wondering aloud as to what the county's end game should be for the Artisphere on Tuesday after Arlington County Board member Libby Garvey questioned increasing the county's subsidy to a struggling facility while cuts are being proposed to social safety net programs. [More: Arlington Leaders 'Rethinking' Artisphere] Arlington Economic Development Director Terry Holzheimer said one thing it won't be is the Strathmore of Rosslyn. "That isn't possible. It…
Monday, March 11, 2013
Residents will have a chance to give their input on the long-range plan for Rosslyn this week.
This week, Arlington County will host the latest in a series of community workshops designed to ‘Realize Rosslyn.' All events are free and open to the public. Like the workshops hosted in December, the sessions are intended to give the public a chance to share their input on the long-range plan for the urban center. [ Read what advice Rosslyn residents had for the county at the previous meeting ] Residents will chat with architects and county officials in charge of implementing the plan. This week’s agenda from the ‘Realize Rosslyn’ website: Casual Conversations on Realize Rosslyn from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Continental Pool Lounge, 1911 Fort Myer Drive Community Workshop: Part 1 | Rosslyn’s 20-year Vision from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. …
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
See holiday lights turn on across 40 Rosslyn rooftops during annual event.
Watch 40 Rosslyn rooftops come to life Thursday night during the 19th Annual LIGHT UP Rosslyn. The occasion includes December favorites like music, hot chocolate, cookies, and the big event: Arlington officials flipping a giant light switch to turn on holiday lights on rooftops. The event benefits the homeless clients of the Arlington Street People’s Assistance Network (A-SPAN). The Rosslyn BID, which is sponsoring the LIGHT UP Rosslyn event, collected warm winter clothing for the group starting Nov. 7 and topping off Thursday. “Last year, we collected 59 ninety-gallon bags of clothing for A-SPAN,” said Cecilia Cassidy, executive director of the Rosslyn BID. “I hope the Rosslyn community will join us for this memorable celebration.” …
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Performances are scheduled from Tuesday through Thursday.
If you spend some time in Rosslyn this week, you may just stumble upon a group of poets, dancers, or writers. The performances are a preview to the SUPERNOVA project in June. It's hosted by the Rosslyn BID, or business improvement district, in partnership with the Pink Line Project, a D.C.-based organization that curates art events for the public. The SUPERNOVA project aims to bring performance art to public spaces in Rosslyn. “Performance art is something that is a relatively new thing in the art world. Our idea is to start doing these events and educate people on performance art,” said Philippa Hughes, creator of the Pink Line Project. “It is a form of contemporary visual art. It’s not on a stage, it’s meant to be an unusual …
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Owner: Landlord wanted more money for smaller space
After more than 24 years of bringing the flavor of New Mexico to Arlington, Rosslyn's beloved Santa Fe Cafe will close its doors at the end of October. As major office tenants move about, owner Kip Laramie faced a potentially smaller customer base, smaller space and higher costs to do business. Laramie, just a few years from retirement, had to make a hard decision. "I didn't decide it as much as it was decided for me," he said. Laramie — who has been active for years with the Rosslyn Business Improvement District, the Arlington Street People's Assistance Network and the Partnerships for a Healthier Arlington — said he will continue to be involved. Right now, he's focused on the restaurant's annual green chili festival — a celebration of …
Friday, November 18, 2011
Penzance Cos. advisor will serve two-year term.
Friday, November 18, 2011
Peter Greenwald, a senior advisor at the Penzance Cos., has been named president of the Rosslyn Business Improvement District. Greenwald, who will serve a two-year term as president, has served on the district's board of directors since 2006. Penzance has owned 1500 Wilson Blvd. since 2006 and this year acquired 1555 Wilson Blvd. "The transactional activity and the confidence of the investment community in Rosslyn signals its continuing and expanding preeminence in the metropolitan Washington region," Greenwald said in a statement. "This means that the revisions to the Rosslyn Sector Plan and the acclaim lauded on Artisphere, Arlington’s new arts and cultural center located in Rosslyn, are all the more exciting, and makes my role rich with…