Friday, November 16, 2018

GGW DC health map: Bloomingdale appears to be a moderately healthy place

Click on the link to read the entire Greater Greater Washington blog post.


Despite the amount of wealth and power that exist in the Washington region, the benefits of living in the area do not extend equally to all its residents. DC and the surrounding suburbs have positive health outcomes well above the national average, but when you look closer at the data, there are stark differences from neighborhood to neighborhood. In fact, there's a 27-year disparity between the region's census tracts with the lowest and highest life expectancies.



Bloomingdale is circled in red below.

Bloomingdale appears to be a moderately healthy place.


Jam Doung Jamaican Style Restaurant application for a zoning USE variance -- to permit the conversion of an existing non-conforming non-residential use to a restaurant at 1724 North Capitol St NW

From: Bertha Holliday
Sent: Friday, November 16, 2018 2:36 PM 

Here is info on the Jam Doung BZA variance.
   
Bertha

"DC judge orders suspected DC white nationalist held until trial on firearm charges"

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ANC5E resolution on the DC Comprehensive Plan and affordable housing

From: Bertha Holliday
Sent: Friday, November 16, 2018 2:12 PM
Subject: REQUESTED RESOLUTION

-At long last, I am forwarding the AMC 5E resolution on "The Comprehensive Plan and Affordable Housing in Washington, DC".  It seems the ANC ran into some technical problems re posting on its website.  The resolution was co-drafted by Eddie Garnett (ANC 5E01) and me.
         
Bertha 

Bertha G., Holliday, PhD & Associates, LLC
Independent Consultant (Diversity Assessment, Planning, Implementation & Evaluation)
49 T Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
202-491-3996

Co- Director
Bloomingdale Village Square Project
"Building Community Identity & Sense of Place"
www.bloomingdalecivicassociation.org

Commissioner, ANC 5E07
Washington, DC
www.berthaholliday.com
5E07@anc.dc.gov.

Fellow, American Psychological Association



messages from Bloomingdale businesses today

See these messages from Boundary Stone, Big Bear Cafe and Tyber Creek Wine Bar and Kitchen:











Bloomingdale's Rania Hassan participating in the 15th Annual Transformer Silent Auction & Benefit Party -- Saturday, 11-17-2018

See this Facebook post:


at Big Bear Cafe tonight: Family happy hour to benefit the Mundo Verde Public Charter School Play Space Campaign

See this 11-12-2018 message from the Bloomingdale Kids list at Yahoogroups:


JOIN US! Nov 16th Family Happy Hour at Big Bear Cafe


Mon Nov 12, 2018 12:30 pm (PST) . 
Posted by: Ericka



Please join us for a patio happy hour on Friday, Nov 16th from 4:00-6:30 pm at Big Bear Cafe. Big Bear will have free cookies and apples for the kids and a drink special that will benefit the Mundo Verde Padres' Play Space Campaign. Bring cash or check for a raffle which includes Big Bear gift cards!

This is a kid-friendly event so bring the whole family!
 

                                                                                                                             
For questions, contact mspadressocial@gmail.com. If you wish to support the outdoor play space campaign, you can donate HERE.
               
Thank you for your support.
Best,
Ericka



Thursday, November 15, 2018

grand jury indicts Bloomingdale resident Jeffrey Clark on federal firearms charges

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Bloomingdale/North Capitol Street-area Ecumenical Council Thanksgiving rally

See this Facebook post.

Note that St. George's Episcopal Church is one of the church members of the Ecumenical Council.  


GGW post on Prologue DC's racial discrimination mapping project, etc.

Click on the link to read the entire Greater Greater Washington blog post.

A local mapping project from two local historians sheds light on the impact of racially-restrictive deed covenants that kept housing in DC segregated during the first half of the 20th Century. Prologue DC, a small historical research company founded by Mara Cherkasky and Sarah Jane Shoenfeld, officially launched its latest iteration of “Mapping Segregation in Washington DC” on October 24. (GGWash has written about earlier versions of their project here and here.)

In a packed room at The George Washington University’s Textile Museum, Shoenfeld gave a preview of three featured exhibits on the website: a walking tour highlighting key sites along the racial line in Bloomingdale, an updated version of story map on legal challenges to racially restrictive covenants, and a slideshow documenting the role of blockbusting and racial steering in facilitating DC's mid-century racial transformation. There's a lot in there, so take some time to click around.

The 2018 launch coincides with several anti-discrimination milestones, including the 50th anniversary of the 1968 Fair Housing Act (which prohibited most forms of racial, ethnic, and religious discrimination in the sale or rental of housing and in mortgage lending), the 70th anniversary of the 1948 Supreme Court decision (which made racially restrictive deed covenants unconstitutional), and others.




Tyber Creek open for lunch


From: Jordan Stahl
Sent: Thursday, November 15, 2018 11:14 AM
Subject: Tyber Creek is open for lunch!


Tyber Creek is open for lunch! We are open 11am Tuesday - Sunday with free wi-fi and a lunch menu during the day Tuesday - Friday (& brunch on weekends). Come work "from home" or stop in for lunch! 


here is the HPO staff report for 1634 North Capitol Street NW

The DC Historic Preservation Office (HPO) has posted its staff report for 1634 North Capitol Street NW.






first snowfall of 2018 in Bloomingdale

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two weeks from today: 1634 North Capitol Street NW on the HPRB agenda



From: HistoricWashington@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Friday, November 9, 2018 4:42 PM
To: HistoricWashington@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [HistoricWashington] HPRB Agenda and Consent Calendar - November 15 & 29, 2018

The Agenda and Consent Calendar for the November 15 and November 29 meeting of the Historic Preservation Review Board is posted on the website at:  https://planning.dc.gov/node/1365236 
and copied at the end of this message.  Staff reports are posted on the website.

Please Note:  Staff reports for the following November 29 cases will post on November 13.
CLEVELAND PARK HISTORIC DISTRICT
3219 Wisconsin Avenue NW, HPA 19-041, concept/move house on lot and construct six-story addition
HISTORIC LANDMARK/16TH STREET AND 14TH STREET HISTORIC DISTRICTS
Scottish Rite Temple, 1733 16th Street NW, HPA 18-668, concept/new construction, apartment building
BLOOMINGDALE HISTORIC DISTRICT
1634 North Capitol Street NW, HPA 18-556, revised concept/new construction 
________ 

Historic Preservation Review Board Meetings
November 15 and 29, 2018 
The Historic Preservation Review Board will meet to consider the following items.  The meeting will be held at 441 4th Street NW in Room 220-South.  Applicants and those interested in testifying should arrive at least fifteen minutes prior to the assigned time for the case.

CONSENT CALENDAR 
CAPITOL HILL HISTORIC DISTRICT
A.            423 4th Street SE, HPA 18-671, concept/three-story rear addition 
U STREET HISTORIC DISTRICT
B.            1737 11th Street NW; HPA 19-042, concept/demolish garage; alter rear windows

NOVEMBER 15TH AGENDA
EXECUTIVE SESSION
9:00-9:30                

FOGGY BOTTOM HISTORIC DISTRICT
         2507 I Street NW, HPA 19-040, concept/three-story rear addition  [deferred at request of ANC]
LANDMARK DESIGNATION HEARING
1.            9:30-10:15           Wardman Park Annex (amendment), 2600/2660 Woodley Road NW, Case 17-10
SAINT ELIZABETHS HOSPITAL HISTORIC DISTRICT
2.  10:15-11:00         2700 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE, HPA 19-036, expand a parking lot              
CAPITOL HILL HISTORIC DISTRICT
3.            11:00–12:00        710 E Street SE, HPA 18-612, concept/three-story rear addition

                12:00-1:00      LUNCH BREAK

CAPITOL HILL HISTORIC DISTRICT
4.            1:00-1:45          712 5th Street SE, HPA 19-038, permit/third floor and rear addition

U STREET HISTORIC DISTRICT                                       
5.            1:45-2:30          1717 11th Street NW, HPA 18-673, concept/request for property to be determined  non-contributing

NOVEMBER 29TH AGENDA
CLEVELAND PARK HISTORIC DISTRICT
6.            9:00-9:45        3300 Newark Street NW, HPA 18-534, revised concept/rear addition   [continuation of October 4th hearing] 
7.            9:45-10:30      3219 Wisconsin Avenue NW, HPA 19-041, concept/move house on lot and construct six-story addition
HISTORIC LANDMARK/16TH STREET AND 14TH STREET HISTORIC DISTRICTS
8.            10:30-12:00     Scottish Rite Temple, 1733 16th Street NW, HPA 18-668, concept/new construction,  apartment building
                12:00-1:30      LUNCH BREAK and BOARD TRAINING
BLOOMINGDALE HISTORIC DISTRICT
9.       1:30-2:15    1634 North Capitol Street NW, HPA 18-556, revised concept/new construction
WASHINGTON HEIGHTS HISTORIC DISTRICT
10.          2:15-3:00        2009 18th Street NW, HPA 18-621, concept/one-story addition with central courtyard


Bruce Yarnall • Historic Preservation Operations Manager
DC Office of Planning
1100 4th Street SW, Suite E650 • Washington, DC 20024
202.442.8835
planning.dc.gov

Happy Hour fundraiser at Big Bear Cafe for the Mundo Verde PCS Play Space Campaign -- Friday, 11-16-2018

See this 11-12-2018 message from the Bloomingdale Kids list at Yahoogroups:


JOIN US! Nov 16th Family Happy Hour at Big Bear Cafe


Mon Nov 12, 2018 12:30 pm (PST) . 
Posted by: Ericka



Please join us for a patio happy hour on Friday, Nov 16th from 4:00-6:30 pm at Big Bear Cafe. Big Bear will have free cookies and apples for the kids and a drink special that will benefit the Mundo Verde Padres' Play Space Campaign. Bring cash or check for a raffle which includes Big Bear gift cards!

This is a kid-friendly event so bring the whole family!
 

                                                                                                                             
For questions, contact mspadressocial@gmail.com. If you wish to support the outdoor play space campaign, you can donate HERE.
               
Thank you for your support.
Best,
Ericka



The Unified Scene Theater's monthly FREE Improv Workshop returns this Sunday, 11-18-2018

The Unified Scene Theater’s Monthly FREE Improv Workshop Returns Sunday, November 18th, 1-3 pm

Ever thought “Hey, this improv stuff 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 once again offering a free (that’s right: FREE) 2-hour improv workshop at The Unified Scene Theater on Sunday, November 18th, from 1-3 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 info@unifiedscenetheater.com and say, “yeah, what the heck, I’m coming.”

Instructor: Shawn Westfall
Prerequisites: A Pulse

Shawn Westfall
Artistic Director
The Unified Scene Theater
shawn@unifiedscenetheater.com


Wednesday, November 14, 2018

agenda for the Bloomingdale Civic Association meeting -- Monday, 11-19-2018

See the agenda for this Monday's Bloomingdale Civic Association meeting at St. George's Episcopal Church, 2nd and U Street NW, 7:00 pm.


how do Bloomingdale’s two voting precincts 19 and 135 rank with Ward 5’s other precincts in the November 2018 DC election? --> Bloomingdale falls within the top 1/3 of all Ward 5 precincts

The DC Board of Elections has updated its election results data with absentee and special ballots. 

The DC BOE November 2018 election results were updated today at www.dcboe.gov. 

See this analysis of how Bloomingdale compares with Ward 5's other precincts. 

Ward 5 precinct voting results - Tuesday, 11/06/2018
Here is the link to the Ward 5 voting precinct map: https://www.dcboe.org/getattachment/Data-Resources-Forms/Maps/Ward5.pdf.aspx?lang=en-US   
Ward 5 has 18 voting precincts.  

Bloomingdale is covered by two of the 18 Ward 5 precincts.
  
Bloomingdale is covered by Precinct 19 "south Bloomingdale" and Precinct 135 "north Bloomingdale".
            
Note that the ballots cast in Bloomingdale's two precincts are in the top 1/3 of the 18 Ward 5 precincts.
In precinct # order
Precinct Ballots cast
19 2251
44 1527
66 2949
67 1874
68 1323
69 1337
70 996
71 1447
72 2084
73 1336
74 2525
75 2506
76 754
77 1722
78 1394
79 918
135 1965
139 1532
In descending ballots cast order
Precinct Ballots cast
66 2949
74 2525
75 2506
19 2251
72 2084
135 1965
67 1874
77 1722
139 1532
44 1527
71 1447
78 1394
69 1337
73 1336
68 1323
70 996
79 918
76 754

creative design trash containers in the alley

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Humans Telling Jokes back at Crisp Kitchen and Bar -- Thursday, 11-15-2018

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10 days until Small Business Saturday (two days after Thanksgiving)

See this tweet from DSLBD:




The Unified Scene Theater's current weekly Email blast

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