Sunday, April 23, 2017

neighbor proposes using our exterior cameras to monitor dog poop violators

See this 04-23-2017 message from a Bloomingdale resident:

Dear Neighbors:

I propose we set all of our cameras to monitor our sidewalks. If we catch someone pooping and dashing we should send the video to the police and publicly shame them on all neighborhood social media. Enough is enough.

I have multiple fresh deposits every day. I am fed up. It's gross and it's a health hazard. It's also illegal. If you are a dog owner you are required by law to pick up your dog's poop.

obituary for long-time Bloomingdale resident Pauline Young

See this message from a neighbor:

I'm not sure if you heard, but Pauline Young died recently. She was my neighbor, friend and a long time resident of Bloomingdale. She has a wonderful family who has been helping to care for her for the few years.
 She lived in Bloomingdale since at least the early 60's or 50's and she used to tell me about the neighborhood back then. Pauline and her family were interviewed for the Bloomingdale oral history project. I was out of town last week and was unable to attend her funeral. 
She was a delightful, happy person and I always enjoyed her company, her stories and her positive outlook on life. I will miss her!

two weeks from today: the Bloomingdale Farmers Market 2017 season opens !

Mark your calendars for the season opening date for the Bloomingdale Farmers Market -- Sunday, 05-07-2017, 100 block of R Street NW, from 9 am to 1 pm.

MPD alert: Robbery Force and Violence on the unit block of Florida Avenue NW at 02:16 am

From: AlertDC []
Sent: Sunday, April 23, 2017 2:34 AM
Crime Alert 5th District (PSA 501-508)

This is an important message from the District of Columbia AlertDC system. 

Alert: Robbery Force and Violence at 0216 hrs in the Unit block of Florida Avenue NW.
Lookout for 3 B/M's wearing black/ white clothing and black ski masks. Last seen headed westbound on Florida Avenue NW.

Sent to 5th District (PSA 501-508) Alert DC
Sent by MPD CAD # 11053


today from 1 pm - 3 pm: FREE Improv Workshop at The Unified Scene Theater

Our Monthly FREE Improv Workshop Returns To The Unified Scene Theater, Sunday, April 23rd

Ever thought “Hey, this improv crap looks fun. But I’m not sure I could do it. Wouldn’t mind giving it a test run before I do.” Well, now’s your chance: we’re offering a free (that’s right: FREE) 2-hour improv workshop at The Unified Scene Theater, in beautiful downtown Bloomingdale DC (80 T Street NW) on Sunday, April 23rd, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Come on by. Kick the tires. You might surprise yourself — and have fun doing it! Space is limited, so let us know you’re coming by emailing us at and say, “yeah, what the hell, I’m coming.”

Prerequisites: A Pulse

Shawn Westfall
Artistic Director
The Unified Scene Theater

errr ... what ?

See these two NextDoor Bloomingdale posts from the same person:

Bloomingdale Neighborhood Cookout
Randy Talley from Bloomingdale · 2d ago
Neighbors. Born out of a spirited post about unfortunate crime, there was born an idea of having a huge neighborhood cookout. How better to get to know your neighbors?

I'd love to hear from our unfound friends when we would like to make this a reality and where.

Our lives are full of stress and anxiety. Where we live shouldn't be.


Now see this same person's response to a post about a planning session for the Bloomingdale Civic Association 2017 Hour Tour -- which raises funds from the sale of house tour tickets and donations to support two scholarships to high school or college students:

From: Nextdoor Bloomingdale [
Sent: Thursday, April 20, 2017 10:28 PM
Subject: Re: New event: Bloomingdale Civic Association 2017 House Tour Committee meeting

I'd love to see this energy directed towards connecting our new neighbors and making our community open to all. Based on the posts from this app, a "tour" isn't what we need. Let's jump into 2017.
Original post by Scott Roberts from Bloomingdale (1 reply):
has posted an event.


Saturday, April 22, 2017

unit block of V Street NW closed off by police earlier today

See this message from NextDoor Bloomingdale:

From: Nextdoor Bloomingdale []
Sent: Saturday, April 22, 2017 5:51 PM
Subject: Top of V st blocked

Just to give everyone a heads up. I'm at 11 v st and my neighbor at 13 v came over to show me a picture of something he found in his yard. Too me it looks like a bomb. Whether fake or military fake or a dud or idk. Anyways I instructed him to call the police and he just did. So they are here and have the top of the block taped off and bomb squad is on the way. Not sure if we will be evacuated but I assume so.

"After the party is the after party @BacioPizzeria"

From today's Bloomingdale Neighborhood Beautification and Clean-Up Day -- at Bacio Pizzeria:

Truxton Inn teaser Instagram message

See this Truxton Inn Instagram message:

A post shared by Truxton Inn (@truxtoninn) on

$5 happy hour seven days a week at Crisp Kitchen and Bar

See this tweet from Crisp Kitchen and Bar:


pork belly and egg sandwich at Boundary Stone

From Instagram:


four weeks from today: Crispus Attucks Park Community Day!

From: Crispus Attucks Park [] On Behalf Of Crispus Attucks Park
Sent: Friday, April 21, 2017 7:38 AM
Subject: Save the Date: Crispus Attucks Park Community Day -- Saturday, May 20

Save the date: Saturday, May 20, 2017!
The Crispus Attucks Park Community Day

The Crispus Attucks Park Community Day featuring 'The Taste of Bloomingdale' and 'The Community Yard Sale' is now in its 14th year. This is Bloomingdale's biggest annual community event as well as the largest fundraiser for Crispus Attucks Park. 

  • When: Saturday, May 20, 2017   9 am – 3 pm
  • Where: Crispus Attucks Park
  • The Taste of Bloomingdale: Food and drink from local restaurants!
  • The Community Yard Sale: Bloomingdale’s biggest yard sale with over 30 sellers last year!
  • Local Information: Area nonprofits and businesses all in one place and sharing their information!
  • Music & Activities: A band and kid-friendly activities!
To Donate:
Click here if your business or nonprofit would like to be a sponsor for the event or donate to Crispus Attucks Park Community Day.  Your business (or organization) will be featured as a generous sponsor on our event marketing collateral and communications plus receive recognition and thanks from a very grateful community.
To Volunteer:
Click here to volunteer or donate items to CADC to sell at the Community Day. It is a lot of fun plus you feel great!
To Participate in Yard Sale:
Click here to reserve a plot to sell stuff at the yard sale. Great way to weed out and streamline your stuff!

All it takes is a village and great weather, great food, and of course - our great community!

Open Houses in and around Bloomingdale scheduled for 4/23/2017

45 Bryant St NW is priced at $1,349,900. & will be open 1-4pm on Sunday
The featured listing is a fully renovated 3 level plus basement Victorian rowhome with a large yard and two side by side parking spaces in Bloomingdale, located at 45 Bryant NW. It will be open Sunday from 1:00-4:00pm. It is listed for $1,349,900. The listing is represented by Suzanne DesMarais with the Bediz Group at Keller Williams Capital Properties. You can find more information in 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. Printed lists are available at Big Bear Cafe at 1st and R St NW on the black bulletin board after 11am on Saturday.

*Agents, 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.

four weeks from today: Washington Walks walking tours of Bloomingdale

From: []
Sent: Monday, April 17, 2017 11:17 AM
Subject: [HistoricWashington]
May Walking Tours
Washington Walks is offering the following walking tours during May.  Each is part of the company’s Saturday morning “DC Spotlight” series showcasing the city’s neighborhoods.                                         

May 6  Georgetown Waterfront
Meet at the little park located at the intersection of 28th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, NW.

May 13  Brookland
Meet outside Brookland/CUA Metro station’s 10th Street exit.

May 20  Bloomingdale
Meet in the little park across the street from Big Bear Café (1700 First Street, NW.)

May 27  Foggy Bottom
Meet outside Foggy Bottom Metro station by the bust of George Washington.

Walks begin at 11:00 AM.
Walk last two hours and take place rain or shine.
No reservations required.
$20 per person ($5 discount with federal or military ID) or 202-484-1565 for additional information
Posted by Carolyn Crouch, Washington Walks

And see these tweets: