While walking around in the U Street area, mostly along W Street, I found the following examples of street art that appear to be from the same artist. I’m sure there are other examples out there. Considering that I haven’t seen much new street art lately, I really enjoyed finding these.
Tags: street art, U Street
Categories: Development, Real Estate
Tags: Development, Georgia Avenue corridor, Real Estate
**UPDATE:Meeting has been postponed. I’ll repost when a new date has been scheduled
A public meeting has been scheduled for Monday, November 25th, at the Park View Recreation Center (693 Otis Place, NW (corner of Warder)) beginning at 6:30 p.m. to provide community input on the disposition of District property that has been determined to be surplus. The property is listed as Lot 0105 in Square 2892.
In looking at the DC Zoning map, I see that this parcel is an alley lot with a small structure on it located behind and just to the north of Petworth Liquors. I have no doubt that the property will be incorporated into the Planned Unit Development currently in the works for 3212-3218 Georgia Avenue.
Anyone interested in knowing more about the disposition of this parcel should consider coming to the meeting. I’ll post a follow-up for those that find this date or time impossible.
Categories: Metro, Transportation
Tags: Metro, WMATA
Among the news Metro announced earlier today (11/21/13) was that it will begin a process of gradually replacing the carpet in its metrorail cars with resilient flooring. I think this is a wise move that will keep the cars cleaner easier. I’ve often noticed how dirty and disgusting railcar carpets can get and am surprised that this change didn’t happen years ago.
Following is the full Metro announcement on this improvement:
Metro is moving forward with the replacement of carpet in its existing fleet of railcars with new slip-resistant resilient flooring.
The move is in response to customer feedback during the design of Metro’s new 7000-series cars, which will soon begin rolling off an assembly line in Lincoln, Nebraska. Riders told Metro that they strongly preferred flooring to carpet for cleanliness reasons.
Resilient flooring does not absorb dirt and spills as carpet does, and will be much easier for Metro maintenance personnel to keep clean. In addition, flooring is more durable and has a longer lifespan before needing replacement.
As an added benefit, the flooring reflects some interior and exterior light, creating a brighter, more open feel inside the car.
Already, Metro has installed the new flooring on more than a dozen cars. Over the next two years, Metro expects to have flooring installed on all 5000- and 6000-series cars.
The work is being done in-house using existing Metro resources.
News release issued at 10:57 am, November 21, 2013.
Categories: Holiday decorations
Tags: Christmas, Holiday decorations
I’ve begun to notice houses with Christmas decorations recently. I saw the house below on New Hampshire Avenue over the weekend and noticed another on the 1300 b/o Kenyon Street last night. Generally, I love holiday decorations and look forward to seeing more. However, I’m still a little surprised to be seeing Christmas decorations prior to the Thanksgiving holiday.
Categories: DC Water
Tags: Bloomingdale, DC Water, flooding, streets
Recently, DC Water alerted me that they have an infrastructure project that will involve Irving Street east of Park Place. It will begin on November 25th and extend until April 2014. The project is intended to help reduce flooding in Bloomingdale. More information on the installation of the bioretention cells is available on DC Water’s project information sheet and posted below.
As part of DC Water’s Clean Rivers Project and medium-term flood mitigation efforts in the Bloomingdale neighborhood, we will be installing a series of bioretention cells along Irving Street, between Michigan Avenue and North Capitol Street. These cells will help reduce storm-water runoff through capture, infiltration and treatment before it enters the sewer system. The Irving Street Green Infrastructure project was previously discussed in conjunction with the First Street Tunnel Project during briefings with Councilmember McDuffie and presentations to ANC 5E, Bloomingdale and Stronghold Civic Associations.
The proposed schedule of work for this project is November 2013 through April 2014, and much of the work will be performed during daytime hours, from 7:00am – 7:00pm.
This and other important information on the project may be found on the attached project information sheet, which will be made available on DC Water’s website in the coming weeks.
Categories: Elections, Government, Politics
Tags: elections, politics, Ward 4
Here’s something that might present a tough choice for many — not only is there a joint 3D/4D police meeting on Wednesday but a meet and greet with Councilmember Bowser has also been scheduled for the same date and time.
This Wednesday, November 20th, Councilmember Muriel Bowser will be joining members of the neighborhood for a happy hour! It is intended to give members of the community a chance to talk to her about area issues (such as crime) and see what measures she would take if elected.
What: Happy Hour Meet & Greet with Councilmember Bowser
Time: 7:00 P.M.
When: Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Where: Mothership Restaurant at Lamont and Georgia, NW
Categories: Community Involvement, Crime, MPD
Tags: Crime, MPD, Park View
The next community crime meeting for police service areas 409/302 will be Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at the Fourth District sub-station, located at 750 Park Rd., NW. at 7pm. This is an excellent opportunity to build on the momentum begun at the joint 3D/4D crime meeting held in the community in October.
I know that many members of the neighborhood felt that the October meeting, though well attended, didn’t really address violent crime in the neighborhood. Considering that most of the focus from MPD was in response to community questions, I’d suggest we begin the meeting by doing just that — asking about the recent violent crimes in the area.
For example, two weekends ago MPD responded to the Park Morton area after receiving reports of gunshots. While the police recovered shell casings, they were not able to find any witnesses or victims. Also, just this past weekend there was a severe assault on the 400 b/o Lamont Street, NW.
Those wanting more information on area crime or public police meetings can contact:
PSA 409 (north of Park Road)
Lt. Judith Mack
judith.mack (at) dc.gov
PSA 302 (south of Park Road)
Lt. Jonathan Munk
jonathan.munk (at) dc.gov