The National Park Service says crews will begin removing the scaffolding surrounding the Washington Monument starting in less than two weeks.
Visitors lined up waiting for Washington’s museums to finally reopen Thursday after a 16-day government shutdown that has cost each site money in lost gift store sales, theater tickets and concessions.
A crowd has converged on the World War II Memorial on the National Mall, pushing through barriers to protest the memorial’s closing under the government shutdown.
Armed with a chainsaw and lawnmower, Chris Cox is on a one-man mission to clean up the National Mall as the Park Service employees normally tasked with keeping the area tidy sit idle during the shutdown of the federal government.
From the Empire State Building in “Sleepless in Seattle” and “The Sopranos” cafe in the show’s finale, to the “Field of Dreams” in Iowa and the Coney Island roller coaster from “Annie Hall,” fans have always loved visiting famous television and movie locations.
Police have confirmed the identity of the man who doused himself in gasoline and lit himself on fire on the National Mall on Friday, as 64 year-old John Constantino of Mt. Laurel, New Jersey.
A man on the National Mall doused himself in gasoline and lit himself on fire Friday afternoon, according to WNEW Senior Correspondant Mark Segraves.
About 24 couples who were planning to get married at memorials on the National Mall this month may have to make other plans due to the government shutdown.
The company that makes John Deere tractors is donating more than $400,000 worth of equipment to maintain the turf and grounds of the National Mall.
If you only have four days, here are the must-hit destinations in Washington DC.