Oh, how cute: people once played baseball across from Union Station. The U.S. Senate long ago took over this public space for storage of their personal vehicles. Via DC Metrocentric.
Speaking of the Capitol grounds, the Architect of the Capitol is holding a community meeting to discuss Capitol projects with residents. It’s probably unlikely we can convince them to give up their enormous surface parking, but it’d be helpful for them to hear from residents about how they could be better neighbors, like not harassing bicycles, not cutting down trees to replace them with bollards, or letting transit vehicles traverse First Street NE past Congressional office buildings.