This Week in Crystal City: Happy Holidays! (sent date:12/23/2019)   |   view all news »
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Crystal City

Happy Holidays from the BID

We had a great year in 2019 and we're looking forward to an even better 2020. If you have any general ideas or feedback, please send them to

The BID office will be closed from December 25th through January 1st. 

We hope you have a safe and happy holiday season and we look forward to seeing you next year! 

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Long Bridge Expansion

We were thrilled by Governor Northam's announcement last Thursday of the $3.7 billion commitment to double the capacity of Long Bridge, enhancing the possibilities for future rail service to Crystal City and beyond.

The agreement between the Commonwealth and CSX includes a new Virginia-owned Long Bridge across the Potomac River, with tracks dedicated exclusively to passenger and commuter rail which will increase capacity and reliability of service. 

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Last Chances to See The Snow Queen


Just in time for the holidays, Synetic presents a whimsical, family-friendly adaptation of Hans Christian Anderson’s beloved fairy tale, The Snow Queen.

Join Gerda, a little girl with gumption, a magic mirror, and a quest to save her best friend, as she sets out on a life-changing journey that takes her over mountains and across distant lands to the Snow Kingdom. 

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Quick Links
Recent News

Amazon kicked off a development boom in Arlington. Here are the biggest projects planned for its backyard.

Washington Business Journal

Arlington officials, developers, market researchers — everyone, really — predicted that Inc.'s arrival in the county would generate a development boom in the company’s neighborhood. So far, they’ve been right.

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Virginia to build Long Bridge and acquire CSX right of way to expand passenger train service

The Washington Post

Virginia will build a new rail bridge over the Potomac River connecting Arlington and the District to significantly expand commuter and passenger train service over the next decade, Gov. Ralph Northam (D) announced Thursday.

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Construction Updates


A number of public infrastructure and private redevelopment projects are currently underway with more coming soon. Stay up to date on our page. 

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Amazon's First New HQ2 Buildings Approved


Amazon has been given the green light to move forward with the first ground-up development on its HQ2 campus in Northern Virginia.  

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Upcoming Community Events

The Snow Queen

December 4 - Devember 29 | Synetic Theater | 1800 S Bell St

9th Annual New Year's Eve Casino Night

December 31, 8:00 p.m - 3:00 a.m. | Hyatt Regency Crystal City | 2799 Richmond Hwy

Pentagon Happy Hour

Third Thursdays, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. | Freddie's Beach Bar | 555 23rd St S

Booz Allen Hamilton Toastmasters Potomac Club

Every Second and Fourth Friday, 11:45 a.m - 1:00 p.m. | 15th & Crystal Dr


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