19 Rhode Island Ave NE is listed for $999,900. & will be open Sunday 1-3pm
The featured property at 19 Rhode Island Ave NE will be open on Sunday from 1pm-3pm. It is listed for $999,900. The listing is represented by Lee Murphywith Washington Fine Properties.You
can find more
the links below.
The list of open houses scheduled for Sunday in and around Bloomingdale can be seen here. The same info can be seen in a map format here. If you prefer a printed copy, you can pick up a copy at Big Bear Cafe after 10am on Saturday.
to have your open houses included in this weekly post, please have them
tagged in MRIS by 10am on Friday. If you don't see your open house in
the links, feel free to add in the comments. Also, if you would like
your open to be featured with a picture for this post, please e-mail
suzanne at bediz dot com by 10am on Friday before the open.
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The DC Office of Planning’s current effort to amend the DC Comprehensive Plan includes a new map of DC neighborhoods that is NOT based upon ward boundaries. Each cluster of neighborhoods are referred to as “Area Elements.” Bloomingdale and Eckington are part of the Area Element called Mid-City. Here is the link to the Mid-City Area Element map below. Mid-City Area Element Map From DC OP 2016 10 by Scott Roberts on Scribd
The next ANC
5E public monthly meeting is scheduled to convene on Tuesday, November 15,
2016, 7:00 pm, Friendship-Armstrong Public Charter School, 1400 First Street,
ANC 5E voted
ABRA-089186 – The Showtime Lounge – 113 Rhode Island Avenue, NW
ABRA-097569 – Dew Drop Inn – 2801 8th Street, NE Support
ABRA-095398 – Mess Hall – 703 Edgewood Street, NE Support BZA
Application #19363 -- Zachary & Robert Bernstein – 35 Franklin Street, NE –
special exception to add a roof deck. Support BZA
Application #19364 -- Shad Harris – 34 Seaton Place, NW
No Vote ZC
Case #15-02 – Christine Roddy – Brookland Homes Inc. Developer will return for
the ANC 5E November 15, 2016, monthly public meeting.
tracking #183371 – 4th Street, NE curb cut.
ANXO sidewalk use – 300 Florida Avenue, NW – to install bike racks.
Case #15-16 – MRP/RIA – request for rehearing.
Resolution for the DC Paid Family & Medical Leave Bill.
Aaron and Stephany Johnson – 181 Uhland Terrace, NE, request support for an
addition which requires Zoning Relief – Did not attend ANC 5E meeting --
Residential Parking (RPP) for Todd Place, NE.
Resolution for ANC 5E security camera purchase & installation grant
guidelines contingent upon DC Auditor approval and hiring of a Virtual
October 18, 2016, the DC Council approved Mayor Bowser's proposed constitution
with the following major changes:
* Remove the
name New Columbia and replace it with State of Washington, DC as the name for
the 51st state. The new name would represent Douglas Commonwealth, in
celebration of DC resident and abolitionist, Frederick Douglas.
* Require a
constitutional convention with elected delegates held two years after statehood
becomes official. All changes would bypass lawmakers and go directly to voters
October 18, 2016, Washington Post, Metro Section, page B2.
Wesley AME Zion Church requests your presence at a town hall event to share
concerns and ideas to improve the safety of our community. "Be Part of the
Solution" on Friday, October 28, 2016, from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm at 1712
North Capotol Street, NW, Washington, DC, 20001. It's a conversation on finding
solutions. Please contact James Proctor for further information at 202-283-3262.
Avenue, NE – The Lexicon Condominium
Development had some issues getting out of the ground, namely, sandy soils in
some areas and boulders as large as a desk in others, that stymied construction
progress. They believe the issues have been solved. Once they are assured of
their timing, which is far easier to estimate once concrete is at first floor
deck, they will issue a revised production schedule and estimated delivery.
656 to 701
square feet from
$398,600 to $444,100
$448,800 to $462,300
958 to 1,091
square feet from
$571,500 to $674,500
with den units
1,342 square feet from
$715,850 to $813,400
is based upon the Phase I floors released to date – floors 1, 2, 4, 6 and 8.
November 3 –
Ward 5 -
of Monroe Street, NE to North side
of New York Avenue, NE
Sunday: For Collection From: November 16
November 17 to November 29 December 21
December 22 to January 3
collect bagged leaves from the tree box space. In
neighborhoods with alley trash/recycling collections,
bagged leaves also may be placed where trash and
recycling are collected. These leaves will be disposed with the
trash as space allows in the truck.
See this post from the Bloomingdale Kids list at Yahoogroups:
Drumm from Langley Elementary at the Farmers' Market, this Sunday
Thu Oct 20,
2016 6:25 pm (PDT) . Posted by:
everyone!I'm happy to say that
Principal Drumm will be at the Bloomingdale farmers' market again this Sunday,
Oct. 23, 9:30-11 AM.Please stop by and
at Langley, the little turtle's habitat was prepared for cold weather, as were
the beehives.Big kids watched a Monarch
butterfly emerge from her chrysalis, studied the role of tomato hornworms and
parasitic wasps, and learned about rhizomes such as ginger.Preschoolers petted the herbs, fed the
compost, and learned how to be safe around bees.Afterschool kids had gymnastics,
cheerleading, and great weather for free play outside.Langley also sent a team to the Special
Olympics to play basketball and golf.The PTA had a well-attended meeting and a new Board was elected.We are looking forward to the upcoming Dress
As A Book Character Day!
please feel free to be in touch with any questions about Langley or schools
generally.You can also reach the PTA at
We invite you to join us at our neighborhood town hall, below you will find the
Metropolitan Wesley AME Zion Church request your presence at a Town Hall event
to share concerns and ideas to improve the safety of our community. "BE
PART OF THE SOLUTION" on Friday October 28, 2016 7 pm thru 830 pm at 1712
North Capitol St. NW Washington D.C. It's a conversation on finding solutions.
Please contact James Proctor for further information at (202) 483-3262.
From: Common Good City Farm
[mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Common
Good City Farm Sent: Thursday, October 20, 2016 11:59 AM Subject:It's time to throw another party!
When you step outside into 80 degree weather, it's
hard to believe that it's almost the end of October. But, when you
walk on the farm, the shift in season is hard to miss.
The tomatoes are gone, cucumber trellises taken down, replaced by
fall carrots and beets. Cover crop has been sown. And
while we've continued to welcome dozens of neighborhood kids,
school groups, volunteers, workshop participants, and Farm Stand
visitors onto the farm each week, we are preparing to wrap up the
end of our traditional season & regular programming at the
end of this month. But not before hosting one last party!
October 29th, we will be combining our annual Season Closing Party
with the LeDroit Park Civic Association to host a fun community day in the park.
Activities begin at 10am in The Park at LeDroit and include music
& performances, crafts, Halloween costumes (for all ages &
dogs, too), and opportunities for community members to provide
input into future improvements to the park. From 11am-1pm, Common
Good City Farm will join in on the fun and celebrate an amazing
2016 growing season with a free cookout, cooking demo, soap making
demo, and pumpkin painting.
The good news is, although the farm
is "closing" for the season, we will be
holding pop up Farm Stands into November. Please
check our website and social media outlets for Farm Stand
See this 10-19-2016 message -- can anyone perhaps help this vehicle owner ?
I wanted to report to you that my tires and wheels were
stolen right outside Parker Flats last night, we think around 1:30am. I noticed
there are cameras on that building and I have reached out to the condo board to
see if they were on and working. I am hoping that you can message to see if
there was anyone who saw anything last night around then.
From: Bertha Holliday Sent: Wednesday, October 19, 2016 4:44 PM Subject:Ceremonial re-naming of the 100 block
of Rhode Island, NW as the WILLIAM H. JACKSON WAY"
As the ANC Commissioner for
the 100 block of Rhode Island,NW, I have been working wiith William
Jackson's daughter,, LATOSHA JACKSON, for more than a year on
obtaining City Council approval for the ceremonial re-naming of 100 block
of Rhode Island, NW The Council will conduct a public hearing on this
street re-naming on Tuesday, November 8, 12:30 pm, Room 412, John A.
Wilson Building 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW.. Testimony in support of
the re-naming is encouraged.
If re-naming is
approved, it is my understanding that the Rhode Island street sign will
NOT be changed, and a second ceremonial sign, "William
H. Jackson Way" will be added underneath the existing street sign.
Mr. Jackson operated a
highly successful hair salon (Jak & Co.) for nearly 50 years, which
in 1988 he moved to Bloomingdale in space now occupied by the Boundary
Stone expansion. He also was active in the greater DC community where he
assumed numerous professional leadership roles , while also serving as a
community mentor and humanitarian to the young and old in Bloomingdale.
At one time he was the only tenant in the now bustling Sylvan building...
he stayed through the hard times.
When he died in 2009, Latosha
continued operating the business. But when the pressure of rent increases
became too much, her picture posting a sign on the salon's front door, made
news in DC's newspapers and blogs. The sign read "“Due
to ‘gentrification’ and mixed emotions, Jak and Company Hairdressers will
be closing". Her sign said what many would not -- gentrification
had come to Bloomingdale and for some, the results were not good.
The Bloomingdale Civic
Association's Bloomingdale Village Square Project , which I
co-direct , seeks to honor our past while intentionally building a
stable, diverse, inclusive, neighborhood for the future. We support the
honoring of Mr. William Jackson,-- a neighborhood hero whose hard work,
business acumen, and exceptional commitment to community can serve as a
guidepost as we experience the circle of life..
I hope those familiar with
Jak & Co. will testify at the upcoming hearing on Tuesday, November 8, If
you cannot appear in person, you can, as I will,(due to election day)
submit written testimony. Mr. Jackson's daughter, Latosha, requests
that you provide her a copy of your testimony in advance (EMAIL: Latoshacapre@yahoo.com ).
See this message from Sylvia Robinson. Here is a link to HU Homecoming 2016 activities.
From: Sylvia Robinson [mailto:email@example.com] Sent: Wednesday, October 19, 2016 4:34 PM To: GA_Ave_Community_Development@yahoogroups.com;
firstname.lastname@example.org Subject:HU Homecoming
Please be aware that this is Homecoming Week at Howard
University. There be a Yardfest on Friday, October 21st, from 12:00 to
6:00 pm. The Homecoming football game against North Carolina A&T and
tailgate party are on Saturday, October 22nd. There will not be a Homecoming
Day parade or gospel concert this year. A listing of all Homecoming
activities can be found at https://www2.howard.edu/events/homecoming/calendar/
Community Members are encouraged to participate in the activities. Residents
can call 202-806-1100 if they experience any problems during homecoming week.
Common Good City Farm's mission is to grow food, educate, and help
low-income DC community members meet their food needs. Our programs
provide hands-on training in food production, healthy eating, and
Bloomingdale, Trinidad, Brookland, Fort Totten—these are a few of the neighborhoods included in Ward 5, which covers much of northeast DC. There are a lot of contested races for the ward's Advisory Neighborhood Commissions this year, with well over 50 candidates total. We found eight who deserve your vote.
It is worth mentioning that there were many candidates in 5E that we chose not to endorse, primarily because of their answers about the McMillan site. In 5E06, Katherine McLelland did not commit to much in her answers, and in particular on McMillan she refused to take a stance either way: "Whichever the direction that our ANC is in favor of, I am personally in favor of." In 5E07, Aravind Muthukrishnan wants a museum on the site, and Bertha Holliday had a host of concerns about the current proposal and seemed to threaten "delays, modifications, and increased costs." Finally in 5E09, Kirby Vining has been an outspoken "Save McMillan Park" activist for some time, and in our survey was against adding housing or bike infrastructure in his neighborhood. The McMillan site is one of the few remaining large parcels of land in the District where we can significantly add to our housing stock and bring mixed-use amenities to the area. Having reasonable, compromising, and courageous commissioners nearby will make a real difference for the neighborhood and the city as a whole. We hope readers help vote some in.