Monday, October 31, 2016

Halloween at Bloomingdale's Northwest Learning Center: Come and experience Bats & Bones !

Last-minute Bloomingdale neighborhood Halloween activity at Northwest Learning Center (located above Crisp Kitchen & Bar):

today's DC Water 1st Street Tunnel community update

From: Hadiah Jordan [] On Behalf Of Hadiah Jordan
Sent: Monday, October 31, 2016 5:51 PM
Subject: FST Community Update 10/31/2016

Greetings First Street Tunnel Community,
Thank you, everyone, who was able to attend the final Tunnel Forum Meeting. It is exciting to say that we remain on target to have all CSAs removed by the beginning of November. SKJD is contacting homeowners to schedule removal of the instrumentation and monitoring devices. The Uber service will end on October 31, as will 24/7 security at the Bryant Street APA. However, the FST Hotline will remain active until November 23. Since insurance claims for FST construction damage must be initiated through the Hotline, we will inform you of how to initiate a claim after November 23.
Updates at Construction Staging Areas (CSAs)
Channing Street CSA: 
•    Demobilize trailers and materials, October and November 2016
•    Complete mining shaft cover and backfill, November 2016
•    Complete mechanical/electrical installations of Ventilation Control Vault adjacent to shaft, November 2016
•    Restore site and landscape, November 2016
•    Complete historical preservation work, November 2016
Adams Street CSA: 
•    Completed water, storm, sewer utility restoration on Adams Street
•    Completed 80-foot-long (12-inch diameter) water pipe under Adams Street near the shaft on Flagler Place
•    Sidewalks are open
•    Complete Adams Street restoration, October 2016
•    Opened Adams Street and Flagler Place on Saturday, October 29
•    Complete planting of trees and shrubs, October 31
•    Permanent paving of Adams Street will be completed by the Small Diameter Water Main Replacement project, winter 2017
V Street CSA: 
•    First Street is open
•    Completed installation of bulkhead gate
•    Completed V Street shaft internal structure/cover installation
•    V Street staging area to be cleared by November 1
•    V Street expected to open on November 1
Pumping Station CSA: 
•    Thomas Street is open
•    Complete fencing and landscaping, October 31
•    DDOT will pave the west alley from Bryant Street to Thomas Street; date to be determined by DDOT
Landscaping began last week and will continue through early November. We are planting a variety of trees, shrubs, and herbaceous plants which include:
Overcup Oak
Pink Gumbo Azalea
Big Blue Lilyturf
Nuttal Oak
Dwarf Gardenia

Sweetbay Magnolia

Willow Oak

Accolade Elm

London Planetree

Ginko Princeton Sentry

Shaun McKim, DDOT Urban Forester, emphasized that people need to be made aware that these new plantings aren’t going to grow overnight. It takes time for plants to grow and thrive. In an earlier Tunnel Forum Meeting, John Kennedy talked about sleep, creep, and leap, as follows:
  • Sleep = transplant. The transition from the pot to the ground is about one year. The plant is both recovering its root and getting used to its new surroundings.
  • Creep = some growth. During year 2, there is some growth that occurs.
  • Leap = growth. Beginning with year 3 of growth, the plant grows at its normal annual rate.
We are encouraging neighbors to water plants during dry periods to increase the chance of growth.
FEMS Door Mural Giveaways Ready for Pick-Up
If you claimed a door mural, please make arrangements as soon as possible to pick it up. You may email Linda Bernhardt at, if you have questions about the door(s) you have claimed. All 30 of the doors have been claimed by residents, community organizations, and DC Water. Murals removed from the CSAs are temporarily stored at the Bryant Street APA.
Small Diameter Water Main Replacement (SDWMR) Project Contacts
The SDWMR Project begins work the week of October 31. If you have any questions about this project, please contact Tanya Hedgepeth. DC Water Construction Outreach Coordinator:
Tanya Hedgepeth,, 202-787-2202 DC Water Project Manager:
Peter Tinubu,, 202-787-4337

If you have any questions or concerns about the FST Project, please call the 24/7 Hotline at 
1-844-FST-INFO (1-844-378-4636). Please continue to check our web site for updated project information (

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World Missions for Christ sponsor two Holiday Rallies -- Thanksgiving Rally at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church on Saturday, 11-19-2016

From: World Missions EXTENSION Center []
Sent: Sunday, October 30, 2016 3:07 PM
Subject: Happy Thanksgiving , and we look forward to seeing you at the November 19th Thanksgiving Rally!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Importance: High

Happy Thanksgiving DC.

As World Missions EXTENSION Center prepares for its November 19th Thanksgiving Basket Giveaway being held at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church located at 215 Rhode Island Ave. NW at 10:00am, (with the door opening at 9:00am) we need your help getting the word out to families needing food for their Thanksgiving dinner with their families.  On another note, as many of you know,  for close to 30 years, World Missions has faithfully  provided food baskets to thousands of families in need of food for their Thanksgiving dinner with their families.  Baskets will be given out on a first come, first to receive basis, and we want families coming to bring their children, neighbors, senior citizens, and other  families with them to the rally.    Attached is a copy of the flier please help us get the word out by  making copies of the flier and passing it on to people needing food for Thanksgiving.  Thanks so much, and God Bless you,

Dr. J. Perkins.   

WBJ: 'Englert, Hample & Weiss are building...the Truxton Inn at 251 Florida Avenue NW"

Click on the link to see the Washington Business Journal post (at least a few paragraphs of the WBJ article).

Never mind: Joe Englert is NOT opening a combo climbing gym, beer garden and coffeeshop

D.C.’s Ivy City neighborhood will have to keep waiting for the combination bouldering gym/beer garden/coffee roaster of its dreams.
Englert, Hample and Weiss are building Reliable Tavern at 3655 Georgia Ave. NW, which is expected to open this year, and the Truxton Inn at 251 Florida Ave. NW, which will open after Reliable.

Fall colors at Prospect Hill Cemetery

See this tweet and image:

Bloomingdame@bloomingdame 23 hours ago
Some fall color at Prospect Hill Cemetery in

DC Board of Zoning Adjustment meetings/hearings are moving to Wednesday starting this week

F Y I .

DC Office of Zoning@OZinDC
BZA Meetings/Hearings are moving to Wednesday starting this week (11/2/16). Check out this week's schedule:
10:24 AM - 31 Oct 2016

video of store Armed Robbery on the 400 block of R I Ave NW

Here is the YouTube link to the video below.

Person of Interest in Armed Robbery, 400 b/o Rhode Island Ave, NW, on October 25, 2016

Published on Oct 31, 2016
The Metropolitan Police Department seeks the public's assistance in identifying and locating a person of interest in reference to an Armed Robbery of Establishment (Gun) incident which occurred in the 400 block of Rhode Island Avenue, NW, on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at approximately 10:56 AM. The subject was captured by the establishment's surveillance cameras

MPD tweet: Robbery Force & Violence last night on the 300 block of U Street NW -- robbers wearing Halloween costumes

See this MPD tweet:

Rob F& V / 300 block of U St, NW LOF: (1) male dressed as turtle green and yellow color/ (1) W/F 22-25 YOA & (1)B/M dressed up as a skeleton

8:56 PM - 30 Oct 2016

Sunday, October 30, 2016

a week from today: Crispus Attucks Park Fall Fundraiser and Cocktail Party

From: Crispus Attucks Park [] On Behalf Of Crispus Attucks Park
Sent: Sunday, October 23, 2016 9:10 AM
Join us for the Fall Fundraiser!

Fall Fundraiser: Sunday Nov 6 @ 3pm, 34 V St. NW
Join Crispus Attucks Park Sunday November 6, from 3-5:30pm for a cocktail party and fundraiser.  Have a fun afternoon with your neighbors, enjoy free drinks and tasty bites to eat–and bring your checkbook :)!

Crispus Attucks Park is is fully open to the public, but it receives NO money from the government. Crispus Attucks Park is operated and maintained by CADC, a non-profit organization made up entirely of volunteers and park neighbors.  
  • What: Fall Fundraiser and Cocktail Party
  • When: Sunday, November 6, 3 - 5:30pm
  • Where: 34 V St. NW, overlooking Crispus Attucks Park
100% of donated funds go directly to the protection, maintenance, upkeep and development of the park. Your support is critical to ensuring the Park remains an inviting green space!
Can’t make the fundraiser, but still want to support Crispus Attucks Park?   Donate securely anytime on the website.

See you in Crispus Attucks Park--and at the fundraiser!
Will Gomaa
President, Crispus Attucks Development Corporation
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23 U St NW
Washington, DC 20001

Flagler and Adams NW intersection re-opened today

DC Water / DDOT has just re-opened the intersection of Flagler Place NW and Adams Street NW.

See this 10-30-2016 message from a neighbor:

"You can actually drive all the way down Adams Street now.  1:28 pm:  the street opened."


Blair Underwood in Bloomingdale yesterday at Unified Scene Theater

See this tweet and pic:

The Unified Scene DC@unifiedscenedc                         
Yesterday Blair Underwood stopped by in to learn improv & film an episode of an NBC show debuting in 2017.
12:32 PM - 30 Oct 2016

DC DPW Fall Leaf Collection pamplet now available

Did you receive your DC DPW Fall Leaf Collection 2016-2017 pamphlet in the mail?

If not, you can view it online at this link:…  
(thanks, Bloomingdame)

Halloween at the Bloomingdale Farmers Market

From: "Markets & More" <>
Date: October 29, 2016 at 11:45:55 PM EDT


What's better than candy for the big H?

Hi BFM Fans,

Maybe you like Halloween candy for nostalgic reasons, but if you are looking for a delicious alternative, buy a crate of kid-sized
apples to give away.  I have been doing that for years and only one kid has every refused it or looked disappointed. And if you prefer cookies to candy, well walk right over to Whisked.

We have a great day planned.  Our favorite chef at market, Jonathan Bardzik will be here at 10 with a fabulous Fall menu:

  • Daikon, shungiku micro green, apple slaw with miso vinaigrette
  • Ground pork pumpkin Bolognese with pasta
  • Pumpkin curry with mushrooms
  • Cauliflower and kale with the BEST CHEESE SAUCE EVER
Queen Anne Langley Stem Honey will be on sale, straight from the rooftop hives that beekeeper Ted keeps. Proceeds go to support and grow the beekeeping at Langley.


BIKE HOUSE at 11-1 to get your bikes into shape for the cooler Fall rides.
PLUS 2 musical groups so we will have music from 10-1.

  • 10:00 SIMONE BARON: Simone is an accordionist who plays Brazilian and Jazz with a Bandolime player.
  • 11:30: SPECIAL CONCERT FROM DC YOUTH ORCHESTRA. The kids playing are Pablo and Mateo Ronderos, and Imani and Zahra Edwards. They will be busking to raise funds for their participation in the tour to Chile that DC YOUTH ORCHESTRA is planning for December. In Chile they will be playing alongside Chilean youth orchestras and at the Presidential Palace and several other venues, both in Santiago and the South.

What's at the stands?

MYCOLUMBIA MUSHROOMS IS BACK. James and Natalia have 5 different kinds of oyster mushrooms, their umami filled dried mushrooms and maybe some magic ground mushroom powder --

LITTLE WILD THINGS: Check out these pictures of what Mary and Chelsea have been growing for us this week!
Jonathan will be featuring their microgreens in one of his recipes at the chef table.  I have become addicted to their radish, their fennel and their micro arugulas.  

Vampires keep their calcium level up with a cheese platter.

KESWICK CREAMERY:  They have been posting some very cute pictures of their Jersey cows lately.

So what cheese goes well with Halloween?  A good melter like Vermeer for your roasted pumpkins?  A cheddar to go with the apples? A DragonsBreath to scare the goblins?  

we still have fresh baby ginger -- at Keswick!


New flavors of Kombucha
NUMBER 1 SONS:  The kombucha selection now has: Lavender Mint, ginger Fower, Turmeric Sunrise, Beet Cholate Mint.  The Dilly Daikon is just what a New York Pickle lover like me needs to get through the end of cucumber season.  It is really as good as a cucumber pickle!

NEW: Winter Watermelon
Radish and Dilly Daikon
Dill Pickles
Horsefire Pickles
NEW: Kale chi
Classic Kraut
Rosetido Curtido Kraut
Classic Kimchi
Raging Jalapenos
Curried beets
salsa verde
chile bears

WHISKED: Pumpkin Pies, of course, are ready for a little Halloween action.
Bacon, Cheddar, Onion
Kale and Feta
Apple Pie
Caramel Apple
Pear Cinnamon
Sea salt Chocolate Chess


Reid has a huge variety of heirloom and popular apples
Reid's Orchard at Halloween is at peak Apple and peak cider and peak grape and they even have Kiwiberries.  (Remember to wait until they are wrinkly and squishy soft before you pop them in your mouth. ) Reid grows 75 different apple varieties throughout the season and you should taste all the samples but I do not know another orchard who offers so many interesting choices.  And if you want to make your own hard cider, start with their UV cider.

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Time to talk Turkey with Stacia but don't miss the ground pork

TRUCK PATCH: Besides being known as Salad Central -- they are talking turkey. Lots of pork in all its tempting forms. The bacon is famous in DC and Baltimore. TURKEY ORDERS;  It is time to reserve the size you want. Truck Patch raises a lot of turkeys for you.. Stacia is ready to take your order for either a Red Bourbon Broad Breasted Gobbler or a Heritage Narragansett.

baby spinach,
mixed lettuces
Winter Squash
brussels sprouts
purple cabbage.

black futsu

looks like a Japanese ceramic, tastes like chestnuts
MOUNTAIN VIEW ORGANIC:  Lots of unusual winter squash  here that look like ceramics!  (hint: perfect for a table centerpiece and delicious too: the tall, elegant Musque de Maroc for couscous, if you like and the deeply ridged Japanese Black Futsu
that taste like chestnuts.

butternut and acorn squash
napa cabbage
bok choy
Swisss Chard
peppers hot and sweet
green tomatoes for frying and chutney
Alpine Daikon
Purple Daikon
Purple Japanese sweet potatoesSwiss Chard


oil it and roast it.  in florets or steaks.
GARNER PRODUCE:  Bernard has superb green, wax and Romano beans right now.  Don't miss them. 

peppers in every color and heat
5 summer squash
10 different winter squash
red and green and dinosaur kales
swiss chard
onions, red and yellow
3 colors of potatoes
cranberry beans, shelled
red and white sweet potatoes
Indian corn
jack be littles
pie pumpkins
greenx wax, romano beans
fresh parsley and sage  

get your pumpkin in your pasta

CUCINA AL VOLO:  Two Florentine chefs (uncle and nephew) recreate their homeland in superb, home made pastas. .   Pumpkin ravioli is perfect for Halloween parties,. Restaurant quality meals in less than 10 minutes.  Put up the water to boil, the pasta and sauces are done in under 5 minutes.
PANORAMA ARTISANAL BAKERY.  Loic and  his pastry baker,Damien, are two Breton  who bring baguettes, and 20 different breads and lots of French pastries. Croissants, of courses and Pain au chocolat and Kouign Amann and scones and muffins and....

See you Sunday.  A Free apple for everyone in costume

Robin, Teds,

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