The Wing, Womens co-working space in Georgetown is open
The Wing, a network of co-working and community spaces for women, is opening its fourth location— and first outside of New York City— at 1056 Thomas Jefferson NW in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, D.C.
The Wing D.C. will offer members signature amenities, including a cafe and bar, showers, lockers, meeting rooms, phone booths, and an all-female art gallery.
Additional amenities of the 10,000- square-foot space include a wellness and exercise room, bleacher seating for events, and The Wing’s largest female-centric library to date.
Designed by the same all-female team behind The Wing’s NYC locations—architect Alda Ly and interior designer, Chiara de Rege— The Wing’s newest location will offer the flexible work environment that it’s known for: open layouts, private nooks and a light-filled atmosphere. As a nod to The Wing’s newest city, Joana Avillez and Payton Turner created a custom wallpaper featuring historically significant women illustrated in female busts.
The Georgetown space has a special significance in women’s history. 1056 Thomas Jefferson was once home to the first all-female architecture firm. The Wing will be open 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Friday, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Washington, D.C.-area High Jumper Sets World Record
On March 17, Bruce McBarnette from Loudoun, Virginia, set a world indoor record in the high jump for men over 60 years old at the 2018 USA Track and Field Masters Championships at the Prince George’s Sports and Learning Complex in Landover, Maryland.
He won the meet on his first jump, set a new USA record on his fourth jump, and set a new world record on his seventh jump of 5-9 1/4. This was his 39th time winning a USA national championship.
Owner of Summit Connection LLC, a real estate investment firm in Sterling, Virginia, and a realtor with Keller Williams Dulles, he has also won 13 world championships representing the U.S. in masters track and field competitions.
Masters track and field is an age group competition, where athletes compete against each other within 5-year age groups. The USA Championships featured the country’s best masters athletes from 30-100-years-old.
Bruce is a member of the Potomac Valley Track Club. His personal record in the high jump is 7 feet 1 inch, set at the Rutgers Relays in 1984.