Thursday, July 27, 2017

plans for the triangular lot across from the Howard Theater

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ANC Commissioner Anita Norman in Ledroit Park included this item about the empty pie shaped lot across from the Howard Theater, 625 T ST NW.

7. The T st. Cornerstone LLC will develop the lot directly across the street from the Howard Theatre (HT), 625 T st. N.W., It was formerly a vacant lot which included Jersey Walls,  debris and the  homeless. Now, the property has been put to use. With a 5 year lease, T st. Cornerstone LLC will have the following events: weekend Farmer's Markets, films, fashion shows, live entertainment and activities for seniors and kids. On August 4th from 8:00 pm-10:00 pm, there will be a movie night to celebrate Obama's birthday. There will be a documentary about him shown; and, they will feature speakers, comedians and live music.


weather forecast for Friday night calls for rain -- so #BloomieNights at Crispus Attucks Park tomorrow may get rescheduled to Friday, 08-04-2017

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robbery on the 1600 block of North Capitol Street NW at 2:24 hours

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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

InTowner: Mayor’s Agent hearing reveals never-never land character of McMillan Park Reservoir controversy

Click on the link below to read the entire InTowner article.



Published: July 24th, 2017
By William G. Schulz*

It can sometimes seem as if McMillan Park Reservoir– a now-blighted and fenced-off 25-acre open space crossing the city’s Stronghold, Bloomingdale, and LeDroit Park neighborhoods — is at risk of becoming Never-Never Land.
Ever since the city bought the parkland portion of the historic reservoir area from the Army Corps of Engineers in 1989, plans to redevelop the vast green space have been dogged by controversy, marred by scandal and possibly official corruption, and fought tooth and nail by citizen activist groups who want to see much more of McMillan’s 19th century water purification technology and underground storage caverns preserved for posterity.

The latest episode of the McMillan Park drama played out on July 14th during an all-day hearing of the Mayor’s Agent for Historic Preservation, who is J. Peter Byrne, a Georgetown University law professor and expert on land use, historic preservation, and similar issues at the Georgetown University Law Center. Byrne works on contract with the city and his reports and findings are presented to the Mayor’s office for final approval.
The hearing — which The InTowner has learned will be continued sometime after August 15th because one day was simply not enough time – addressed a set of remands handed down by the DC Court of Appeals’ decision in December 2016. That ruling vacated the city’s zoning designations for the McMillan site, thus bringing construction by Vision McMillan Partners (VMP) to a screeching halt just one day after a groundbreaking ceremony officiated by DC Mayor Muriel Bowser.

Bowser, like many other elected city officials, wants VMP’s development plans to proceed. The resulting park, community center, mixed-income housing, and towering medical office buildings would be a crowning achievement for her administration – at least in the eyes of pro-development forces. But they are plans that now hang in the balance thanks in large part to Friends of McMillan Park (FOMP), a neighborhood activist group that filed the original suit addressed by the Court of Appeals after a ruling against FOMP by the Mayor’s Agent.
The Appeals Court remand — as The InTowner has reported  –- instructed that the city address a set of five issues that the court’s three-judge panel unanimously deemed insufficiently explained or justified by the city to serve as the basis for zoning designations that would have allowed construction to begin.

are you ready for some futbol at El Camino tonight ?

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#WednesdayWisdom from Truxton Inn

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tonight: help plan a pool party with Bloomindale Fun & Fit

From: Bloomingdale Fun-Fit <bloomingdale.fun.fit@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, Jul 24, 2017 at 9:58 AM
Subject:
Bloomingdale Fun and Fit Pool Party Planning Meeting | Wednesday, July 26 6:30pm at Crisp
Good Morning!

Since starting in April, Bloomingdale Fun and Fit [BFF] has brought together over 75 of our neighbors for fun and healthy events in Bloomingdale, including Tai Chi, Yoga, Spin, and a tour of Common Good City Farm. Many of you have been involved in these events - thank you!

For Bloomingdale Fun and Fit's August event, we're thinking that it's about time for a pool party barbecue at the Harry Thomas Rec Center. This will be an awesome way to beat the heat and meet some great neighbors.

The BFF Pool Party could be epic or it could be intimate. It depends on how many of our neighbors want to help make it. 

We'll meet to start planning the BFF Pool Party this Wednesday, July 26, at 6:30pm at Crisp Kitchen and Bar on 1st St NW.

We already have a budget for food and will be reserving the grill at Harry Thomas. How much bigger this party becomes is up to us!

Hope to see you Wednesday,

The BFF Team



tonight: PSA 501 monthly meeting at St. George's Episcopal Church


From: MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com [mailto:MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com]
Sent: Monday, July 24, 2017 5:18 PM
To: MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [MPD-5D] RE: PSA 501 Monthly Meeting July 26, 2017

PSA501 will be holding a Monthly PSA Meeting on Wednesday, July 26, 2017, @ 7-8 p.m.   

EVENT:           PSA 501 Monthly Meeting
DATE:             Wednesday, July 26, 2017
TIME:              7 – 8 P.M.
LOCATION:   St George's Episcopal Church - 160 U Street, Northwest 
AGENDA: 

·        Welcome remarks
·        Speakers – PSA Lieutenant William Verna, Sergeants Farid Fawzi and Nicole Brown
·        PSA 501 Monthly Crime Stats
·        Address any immediate concerns
·        Discuss problem solving techniques 
    
We will be gathering every 4th Wednesday of the month in order to discuss the PSA’s Crime Stats, and work on problem solving techniques to address any area’s that are in need of police attention.  
                             
Lieutenant William Verna
Metropolitan Police Department
Fifth District



Boundary Stone's choice for #DCBurgerWeek

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wings Wednesday at Crisp Kitchen and Bar

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Bloomingdale resident Wade Henderson addresses NAACP on voting rights

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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

MPD: Person of Interest sought in a Robbery (Force and Violence) offense -- 400 block of Florida Avenue NW


From: MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com [mailto:MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com]
Sent: Tuesday, July 25, 2017 6:16 PM
Subject: [MPD-5D] 7.25.17 Person of Interest Sought in a Robbery (Force and Violence) Offense: 400 Block of Florida Avenue, Northwest [1 Attachment]

July 25, 2017                                      

Person of Interest Sought in a Robbery (Force and Violence) Offense:
400 Block of Florida Avenue, Northwest


(Washington, DC)  – Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Third District seek the public's assistance in identifying a person of interest in reference to a Robbery (Force and Violence) offense that occurred in the 400 block of Florida Avenue, Northwest, on Sunday, July 23, 2017.
                                                                                                  
At approximately 2:24 am, the suspect approached the victim and asked the victim for money. When the victim refused, the suspect assaulted the victim and took his property. The suspect then fled the scene.

The person of interest can be seen in this video:  https://youtu.be/bEgf-VGwvDY
                                                                                                       
Anyone who has information regarding this case should call police at 202-727-9099.  Additionally, information may be submitted to the TEXT TIP LINE by sending a text message to 50411.  Crime Solvers of Washington, DC currently offers a reward of up to $1,000 to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and indictment of the person or persons responsible for a crime committed in the District of Columbia.

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DC Office of Planning *opposes * the pursued zoning relief for the 74 R Street NW (two condo units) -- how will the BZA vote tomorrow at the BZA hearing ?

Recall that 74 R Street NW was recently converted into two units, permitted by-right under RF-1. (Here is a link.)

However, some zoning relief was needed -- for exceeding lot occupancy and for an addition to a nonconforming structure.

The Bloomingdale Civic Association voted on Monday, 06/26/2017, to support the zoning relief.  ANC5E06 Commissioner McClelland advised that ANC5E would support the zoning relief if the BCA voted for it.  So since the BCA voted for it, the requested zoning relief got ANC5E's support as well.

However.

See the DC Office of Planning's recommendation below.

"the Office of Planning cannot make a recommendation regarding variance relief"

Note that the BZA hearing is tomorrow, Wednesday, 07-26-2017.

Will the BZA vote not to support 74 R Street NW's variance relief in line with the Office of Planning's recommendation?

We shall see.











at this Sunday's Bloomingdame Farmers Market: Garners Produce's big tomato sale!

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help Bloomingdale Fun & Fit plan a pool party -- meeting at Crisp Kitchen and Bar on Wednesday, 07-26-2017

From: Bloomingdale Fun-Fit <bloomingdale.fun.fit@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, Jul 24, 2017 at 9:58 AM
Subject:
Bloomingdale Fun and Fit Pool Party Planning Meeting | Wednesday, July 26 6:30pm at Crisp
Good Morning!

Since starting in April, Bloomingdale Fun and Fit [BFF] has brought together over 75 of our neighbors for fun and healthy events in Bloomingdale, including Tai Chi, Yoga, Spin, and a tour of Common Good City Farm. Many of you have been involved in these events - thank you!

For Bloomingdale Fun and Fit's August event, we're thinking that it's about time for a pool party barbecue at the Harry Thomas Rec Center. This will be an awesome way to beat the heat and meet some great neighbors.

The BFF Pool Party could be epic or it could be intimate. It depends on how many of our neighbors want to help make it. 

We'll meet to start planning the BFF Pool Party this Wednesday, July 26, at 6:30pm at Crisp Kitchen and Bar on 1st St NW.

We already have a budget for food and will be reserving the grill at Harry Thomas. How much bigger this party becomes is up to us!

Hope to see you Wednesday,

The BFF Team



would any musician like to play some music for about an hour before #BloomieNights movies at Crispus Attucks Park ?

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Lieutenant Verna: PSA 501 monthly meeting -- Wednesday, 07-26-2017


From: MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com [mailto:MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com]
Sent: Monday, July 24, 2017 5:18 PM
To: MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [MPD-5D] RE: PSA 501 Monthly Meeting July 26, 2017

PSA501 will be holding a Monthly PSA Meeting on Wednesday, July 26, 2017, @ 7-8 p.m.   

EVENT:           PSA 501 Monthly Meeting
DATE:             Wednesday, July 26, 2017
TIME:              7 – 8 P.M.
LOCATION:   St George's Episcopal Church - 160 U Street, Northwest 
AGENDA: 

·        Welcome remarks
·        Speakers – PSA Lieutenant William Verna, Sergeants Farid Fawzi and Nicole Brown
·        PSA 501 Monthly Crime Stats
·        Address any immediate concerns
·        Discuss problem solving techniques 
    
We will be gathering every 4th Wednesday of the month in order to discuss the PSA’s Crime Stats, and work on problem solving techniques to address any area’s that are in need of police attention.  
                             
Lieutenant William Verna
Metropolitan Police Department
Fifth District



Bloomingdame: How many commuters will park at the thousands of parking spaces to be built at the McMillan site ?

From Bloomingdame:


Bloomingdale-based JSquared Candle Co.: We truly enjoy engaging with every person we meet

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Tyber Creek is now accepting orders for its first picnic to accompany #BloomieNights this Friday

Planning on attending this Friday's Ferris Bueller's Day Off movie at the first #BloomieNights in Crispus Attucks Park?

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Boundary Stone music for Wednesday night and Saturay night this week

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two empty Amazon delivery boxes were left in the alley behind the 100 block of S St. and Seaton NW

See this 07-24-2017 message from a neighbor:

Two empty Amazon delivery boxes were left today in the alley behind the 100 block of S St. and Seaton NW -- packages for 128 S St. and 128 Seaton NW. 


It seems like a neighborhood alert of some kind would be useful as package theft appears to be the case. 


Monday, July 24, 2017

the Crispus Attucks Park team seeks musicians to play some music before #BloomieNights movies in the park -- starting with this Friday, 07-28-2017

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Nest DC's murals included in new DC Lottery commercial

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half-priced burgers at Old Engine 12 on Mondays

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STequila "boilermakers" are on the menu for #NationalTequilaDay tonight at El Camino

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Bloomingdale Fun and Fit Pool Party planning meeting at Crisp -- Wednesday, 07-26-2017

From: Bloomingdale Fun-Fit <bloomingdale.fun.fit@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, Jul 24, 2017 at 9:58 AM
Subject:
Bloomingdale Fun and Fit Pool Party Planning Meeting | Wednesday, July 26 6:30pm at Crisp
Good Morning!

Since starting in April, Bloomingdale Fun and Fit [BFF] has brought together over 75 of our neighbors for fun and healthy events in Bloomingdale, including Tai Chi, Yoga, Spin, and a tour of Common Good City Farm. Many of you have been involved in these events - thank you!

For Bloomingdale Fun and Fit's August event, we're thinking that it's about time for a pool party barbecue at the Harry Thomas Rec Center. This will be an awesome way to beat the heat and meet some great neighbors.

The BFF Pool Party could be epic or it could be intimate. It depends on how many of our neighbors want to help make it. 

We'll meet to start planning the BFF Pool Party this Wednesday, July 26, at 6:30pm at Crisp Kitchen and Bar on 1st St NW.

We already have a budget for food and will be reserving the grill at Harry Thomas. How much bigger this party becomes is up to us!

Hope to see you Wednesday,

The BFF Team



Meditate Everywhere tent at Bloomingdale Farmer's Market, Thank you!

From: Cullen
Sent: Monday, July 24, 2017 11:44 AM
Subject: Meditate Everywhere tent at Bloomingdale Farmer's Market, Thank you!



Thank you to everyone who stopped by the Meditate Everywhere tent at yesterday's Farmer's market! (7/23/2017).

We offered free guided meditations, handed out this post card and served fresh watermelon and homemade hibiscus sorbet to help you keep cool..

Meeting neighbors face-to-face and personal, on the ground, where it matters most, to see who wants to help make this pop-up become a studio space in Bloomingdale.  Fruits, vegetables, meditation, eggs.. Let's make meditation a normal part of life, Meditate Everywhere.

Best wishes,

Cullen


#BestDamnOpenMic begins tonight at Boundary Stone at 8:30 pm

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Bloomingdale's first Free Little Library



From: Sierra, Horacio (SMD 5E08) [mailto:5E08@anc.dc.gov]
Sent: Sunday, July 23, 2017 9:41 PM
Subject: Bloomingdale's First Free Little Library

Bloomingdale's first Free Little Library is now open for bibliophiles of all ages! Installed in front of the Parker Flats Condominiums at 2035 2 Street NW, the library was funded by an ANC 5E Community Grant. Modeled after a vintage school house, the library is a nod to the condo building's former life as a public elementary school. The Nathaniel Parker Gage School was built in 1904 and was in use until the 1970s.

ANC Commissioner Horacio Sierra and Parker Flats residents hope that the library will promote literacy and a love of books for everyone in the community.

The library works as a book exchange where passersby can take and/or leave a book. We especially welcome books for the neighborhood's children and teenagers.

The non-profit Free Little Library program has installed more than 50,000 libraries in 70 countries as a supplement to local libraries.

Residents Huma Imtiaz and Nicholas Jackson were instrumental in helping install the library.

Peace,
Horacio Sierra, Ph.D.
ANC 5E08 Commissioner
5E08@anc.dc.gov
  

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Councilmember McDuffie's Ward 5 summer office hours at Big Bear Cafe -- Monday, 07-24-2017

Note that there will be a Ward 5 office hours at Big Bear Cafe Monday morning, 07-24-2017.




this Wednesday, 07-26-2017: the next PSA 501 meeting

From: MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com [mailto:MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com]
Sent: Sunday, July 16, 2017 4:34 PM
To: MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [MPD-5D] RE:
PSA 501 Monthly Meeting July 26, 2017

            
PSA501 will be holding a Monthly PSA Meeting on Wednesday, July 26, 2017, @ 7-8 p.m.   
                   
EVENT:           PSA 501 Monthly Meeting
DATE:             Wednesday, July 26, 2017
TIME:              7 – 8 P.M.
LOCATION:   St George’s Episcopal Church – 160 U Street, Northwest 
              
AGENDA: 
        
·        Welcome remarks
·        Speakers – PSA Lieutenant William Verna, Sergeants Farid Fawzi and Nicole Brown
·        PSA 501 Monthly Crime Stats
·        Address any immediate concerns
·        Discuss problem solving techniques 
  
We will be gathering every 4th Wednesday of the month in order to discuss the PSA’s Crime Stats, and work on problem solving techniques to address any area’s that are in need of police attention.  
            
Lieutenant William Verna
Metropolitan Police Department
Fifth District



Tyber Creek will be offering a picnic series for #BloomieNights movie series at Crispus Attucks Park

See this 07-23-2017 message:



I am writing to let you know that for Bloomie Nights movie series at Crispus Attucks Park, Tyber Creek will be offering a picnic series. This week we will be offering the following dinner for those that would like to pick up a picnic on their way to the park: 
  • One whole roast chicken cut into quarters 
  • House baked manchego cheese bread served with chorizo butter & piquillo pepper jam on the side
  • Potato and green bean side salads
  • Brownies

serves 2 - 4

$49.99

We will be taking orders all week via email at info@tybercreekdc.com or via telephone 202-827-3664 for a Friday pick up any time after 6:00pm. Please note name, number of orders and pick up time when placing your order. Orders must be placed by 7:00pm on Thursday 7/27/2017. 

We will be posting this on our social media this week but any additional coverage you can provide, is appreciated. Thank you so much for your support, let me know if you need any additional information from me. 

Best,

Jordan

-- 
Jordan M Stahl
410-245-2411

don't miss the start of Crispus Attucks Park 'Bloomie Nights' Summer Movies starting this Friday, July 28 at dusk with Ferris Bueller's Day Off

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updating the DC Comprehensive Plan: Bertha Holliday solicits your comment on suggested modifications

From: Bertha Holliday [mailto:bhollidaypsy@gmail.com]
Sent: Saturday, July 15, 2017 11:26 PM
Subject:
Bloomingdale comments on the DC Comprehensive Plan


Please post (a couple of times)  the attached request for volunteers to review and comment on parts of the DC Comprehensive Plan which is scheduled for amendment and for which public input has been solicited. 

starting tomorrow at Tyber Creek, 1/2 PRICE WINE every Monday night through Labor Day

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baby's first birthday at Boundary Stone

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get brunch at El Camino this beautiful afternoon

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Saturday, July 22, 2017

MPD Narcotics Enforcement Unit arrest on the unit block of Florida Avenue NW


From: MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com [mailto:MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com]
Sent: Saturday, July 22, 2017 11:11 AM
Subject: [MPD-5D] Narcotic Enforcement Unit Arrests: Friday, July 21, 2017 [1 Attachment]

July 22, 2017
Narcotic Enforcement Unit Arrests:
Friday, July 21, 2017

(Washington, DC)  – The Metropolitan Police Department’s Narcotic Enforcement Unit announces recent arrests that have been made in cases in the District of Columbia.

...

Fifth District

  • On Friday, July 21 2017, members conducted an operation in the Unit block of Florida Avenue, Northwest, CCN: 17-125-455.  The following person was arrested:
    • 45-year-old Antwone Kenny, of No Fixed Address, for Possession With Intent to Distribute Synthetic Cannabinoids and Distribution of Synthetic Cannabinoids.

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Open Houses in and around Bloomingdale scheduled for 7/23/2017

2022 Flagler Pl NW #F202 is priced at $419,900. & will be open 1-4pm
The featured listing is a 1 bedroom 1 bath condo at Parker Flats. It will be open Sunday from 1:00pm-4:00pm. The listing is represented by Tom Buerger with Compass. 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

*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.