The Week Ahead…and R.I.P. Cool “Disco” Dan, 1970 – 2017

One of the last – maybe THE last – “Cool ‘Disco’ Dan” tags remaining on Capitol Hill. In the late 1980s and early 1990’s, the tag was ubiquitous across the city.

R.I.P. Cool “Disco” Dan, 1970 – 2017

Danny Hogg, AKA Cool “Disco” Dan died on Wednesday, July 26 of complications from diabetes.  The iconic and prolific graffitist painted his signature tag all over the city in the late 1980s and early 1990s.  It appeared on several buildings on Barracks Row and Pennsylvania Avenue, SE, when those commercial strips were much different than the food and drink destinations they have become.  Hogg was the subject of a 2012 documentary titled “The Legend of Cool ‘Disco’ Dan,” which detailed his exploits as a bold an omnipresent contributor DC’s street art of the period.  For more on Hogg, see WaPo articles here: and here:

The Week Ahead…

by Larry Janezich

Most ANCs and their committees as well as other community civic organizationss do not conduct business during August.  There are a few exceptions.

Tuesday, August 3, 7:00 pm

  1. ANC 6A and ANC 6C Transportation & Public Space Committees will meet jointly for a DDOT presentation on the K Street, NE,  redesign project concept plans.  7:00pm, Capitol Hill Towers, 900 G Street, NE – Photo ID required.

Thursday, August 3

  1. PSA 107 meets at 7:00pm in Southeast Library, 403 7th Street, SE, lower level.

2. Friends of Southeast Library meet at 5:30pm, in Southeast Library, 403 7th Street, SE, lower level.

Saturday, August 5

  1. Hill East volunteers will team up with the 7-Eleven at 15th and Independence Avenue, SE, to attack litter in the immediate neighborhood. Meet at 9:00am at the 7-Eleven (come early for free coffee and donuts.  7-Elevan will provide trash bags and gloves for volunteers who need them.  Afterward volunteers are welcome to hang out for 7-Eleven Customer Appreciation Day for free Slurpees and other goodies.  Tom Dunkel is the neighbor point of contact for the event.  Please email him at if you are interested in participating.

Community Grants Available from CSX Railroad

CSX Railroad is soliciting grant proposals for the community benefit funds granted the community in exchange for the disruption brought by the construction of the new CSX Virginia Avenue Tunnels.  Between August 1 and September 15 the CSX Mitigation Fund administrators, NSC Partners, are welcoming grant proposals.  Go here for details

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