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Park View UNC Public Safety Meeting Scheduled for May 1 @ Park View Recreation Center, 7-8 pm

April 30, 2019

The May 1st meeting of the Park View United Neighborhood Coalition will focus on Public Safety following the tragic loss of 16-year old Princeton Place neighbor, Breon Austin on April 19th. Below is the meeting announcement:

Although violent crime rates in the city and our neighborhood overall are on a long-term downward trend, recently gun-related crime is on the rise throughout the city, including in Park View. A little over a week ago, our neighborhood experienced the tragic loss of 16-year old Princeton Place resident Breon Austin to gun violence.

Please join the Park View UNC for a community discussion this Wednesday, May 1 at 7pm about how we can help ensure that all residents of our neighborhood are safe and secure. We’ll be joined by Earl Davis from the DC Department of Parks and Recreation to speak about the group he runs for neighborhood teens each week at the Park View Rec Center, and by Captain Sean Conboy from the Metropolitan Police Department, whose district includes Park View.

As usual, we will also have updates from our elected officials’ offices and time for community announcements.

We are also working to schedule speakers from the Attorney General’s office and other public safety-related agencies for future meetings.

UNC Monthly Meeting: Public Safety in Park View
Wednesday, May 1, 7-8pm
Park View Rec Center, 693 Otis Pl. NW (entrance on Warder; we meet in the room at the back)

Park View Neighborhood Clean Up and Block Party is This Saturday (4/27)

April 24, 2019

This coming Saturday, April 27th, please join your Park View neighbors for an Earth Day celebration! We’ll participate in a clean-up and then party with a BBQ, bounce house and more.

Park View Earth Day Block Party and Neighborhood Clean-Up: Saturday, April 27th
Sponsored by the Park View UNC, Georgia Avenue Thrive, BMPV Parents and Teachers United, Safeway, Butcher’s Alley and City Blossoms

  • Neighborhood Clean-up: Meet at the Rec Center (corner of Warder St. and Otis Pl) from 10am-12pm to beautify the rec center, plant flowers and pick up trash.
  • Block Party, BBQ and student plant sale: Otis Pl. between Warder and 6th, and in front of BMPV elementary from 10am-2pm

See the flyer below for more details:

Monthly Park View Cleanup Scheduled for Saturday, 12/1 at Georgia & Irving

November 28, 2018

The next Park View cleanup is scheduled for Saturday, December 1st. See flyer below for details.

Mark Your Calendars — Annual Tree Lighting in Columbia Heights and Park View Are Here

November 26, 2018

The annual District Bridges Tree Lighting in Columbia Heights is here! On Friday, November 30th, at 6:30 pm, District Bridges is hosting the community event at the Columbia Heights Civic Plaza for the annual Columbia Heights Tree Lighting Extravaganza. Merry makers will enjoy complimentary cocoa, candy canes, and carols. This is a great event for the entire family.

AND this year, District Bridges will be hosting a holiday event on December 7th at the intersection of Georgia Avenue and Rock Creek Church Rd, outside the old Sweet Mango. Its great to see District Bridges spreading the cheer to Park View this year.

Councilmember Robert White Meet & Greet in Ward 1 on Thursday

November 14, 2018

I find there is much to be gained by getting to know our Councilmembers, and not just our Ward Councilmembers. Robert White, one of our four at-large representatives, will be at Bin 1301 on U Street this Thursday from 6-8 pm with the sole purpose of getting to know the residents of our communities better. I encourage anyone who has the time to stop by and talk to Robert. I’ve found him to be a stand-up guy from day one.

Details below:

Next Park View Clean Up is Saturday, November 3rd!

November 2, 2018

Georgia Avenue Thrive will hold its next cleanup at 10 a.m., Saturday Nov. 3rd (tomorrow) at the corner of Park Place and Quebec Place.

This clean up will spruce up nearby Park View streets until 10:40 alongside of volunteers from Friends of the Soldiers Home.

Following 10:40, the clean up will proceed to the Armed Forces Retirement Home and clean up the grounds until 11:20. Following the clean up, Lou Vivas of Viva the Life Real Estate will provide coffee and donuts as a thank you. Volunteers can relax at the picnic tables, enjoying food, conversation and the beautiful, early November foliage.

Fish in the Hood Close to Re-Opening, Still Needs Your Support.

October 9, 2018

I know that many neighbors in the greater Park View area have been watching Bill White make repairs to Fish in the Hood and wondering when this beloved restaurant will reopen for business. It has been a long road since an April 14, 2017, fire shuttered Fish in the Hood, but now based on a reports on Petworth News and NBC4, most of the repairs have been made. The only major hurdle left if funding to make the necessary final tweaks and to stock the restaurant with delicious fish.

To that Bill has been selling personal items to generate funds and also has a GoFunMe Campaign running to help achieve the goal of raising the $16,000 dollars needed to reopen his doors.

Fish in the Hood has been an excellent neighbor and business. Donating $20 or more to this campaign is a good investment in Fish in the Hood, and in Georgia Avenue. I’m positive that Bill can reach his goal and as of Tuesday, 10/9, he had less than $3,000 to go.

Neighbors can help Fish in the Hood reopen by making a small donation at GoFundMe.


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