Friday, September 22, 2017

Art All Night in six neighborhoods, including North Capitol Street

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team @BoundaryStoneDC in running #RAGNAR -- along with DC Brau!

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Bloomingdale-based JSquared Candle Co. four-hour pop-up

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Art All Night this Saturday in the North Capitol Street corridor !

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"Alma Thomas was an important figure with the Barnett-Aden Gallery in #BloomingdaleDC"

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Note that the Barnett-Aden Gallery was located at 127 Randolph Place NW.

Newt Junior returns to Boundary Stone tomorrow

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Art All Night kid-friendly activities at the future home of Creative Grounds, 1822 North Capitol Street NW

From: Marnee Robinson
Sent: Friday, September 22, 2017 8:48 AM
Art all Night - please share family friendly activities

Hello all…Could you please pass along to the Bloomingdale and local list serves as well as any family friendly list serves . Art All Night is a free outdoor event right on our backyard. 

North Capitol Main Street celebrates life and art with an exhilarating evening of performance based art and live visual displays that will honor All THE WAYS WE ART. Engage in a true outdoor festival atmosphere as you walk past street art and street performers to get to the next open air lot destination, exuberant with all the ways we CREATE, BEAT THE STREET, PLAY, GLOW, FASHION, TO GO, and are OUT and ABOUT  #allthewaysweART #NorthCapontheMap

Kid Friendly Activities will be available at the future home of Creative Grounds DC. 1822 N. Capitol St NW.

TITLE OF EVENT: #All the ways we CREATE
TIME: 7- 11 PM
Explore artwork on display or get henna body art and mingle with the artists at the future home of “Creative Grounds DC” a new coffee bar, offering studio and exhibition space and art classes in the Bloomingdale neighborhood of Washington, DC. Bring your kids by for art activities and workshops offered by Creative Grounds DC.

·        Origami Crane Installation by Anna Sutton
·        Paintings made of saffron, tea, spices and herbs by Saya Behnam
·        Henna by Taj
·        Esther Iverem exhibits books and fiber arts, which include quilts, works stretched on frame and my original doll figures, Olokun of the Galaxy

Thanks all…hope to see you out and about on the streets…simply

you can still sign up to volunteer for tomorrow's Art All Night @NorthCapitolDC

See this message from Yuh Wen Ling, posted at the Eckington list at Google Groups:

We're seeking volunteers for Art All Night. As usual, North Capitol's Art All Night festival will prove to be the best in DC!

Please register on Really super cool free t-shirts for our volunteers (and an opportunity to be part of the best AAN in the City!).

Bloomingdale Toddler Soccer League

From: Amy Zets Croke
Sent: Friday, September 22, 2017 6:59 AM
Subject: Bloomingdale Toddler Soccer League

Hi Scott, 

I hope all is well with you. As many B-dale folks may know, the Bloomingdale Toddler Soccer League fall season kicked off last weekend!

For those unaware: The league, started by Neela Rathinasamy, is in its 5th year and 9th season. It's not a soccer league in the traditional sense since there aren't set teams or competition. It instead centers on age-appropriate activities for kids 18 mos through 4 years old that will start to build the foundation for soccer skills, including peer interaction, listening to directions, and familiarity with a soccer ball. There is no fee to participate (other than bringing a soccer ball) and it is entirely volunteer-led by parents in the league. We meet up Saturdays mornings in Crispus Attucks Park in the fall and the spring. More than 150 little ones signed up for the 2017 seasons!

The goals of the league are:

1. To build additional social-emotional growth opportunities for Bloomingdale youngsters by encouraging fun with parents and peers in semi-organized outdoor physical activity.  

2. To spark some budding love for one of the most accessible and popular sports in the world.

3.  To create a convenient and low-cost group activity within our community.

4.  To further strengthen the Bloomingdale family community.

We've had league t-shirts for a few years now, featuring a different DC-appropriate animal each year, which are made possible by the generous sponsorship of neighborhood businesses. Our shirts this year are sponsored by Bacio, Big Bear, Boundary Stone, El Camino, The Pub & The People, The Red Hen, Shaw's Tavern, and Window's Cafe! On behalf of Bloomingdale Toddler Soccer, I'd like to extend a big thanks to our t-shirt sponsors - we are very grateful for their support!! Many of our sponsors have contributed for several years. While the shirts are free to soccer league participants, parents are encouraged to make donations, which all go to Crispus Attucks Park. 

If other businesses are interested in sponsoring Bloomingdale's Toddler Soccer League (and our beloved Crispus Attucks!) next year, they can contact Amy at

For more information on the Bloomingdale Toddler Soccer League, please contact Neela at

All the best,


tomorrow: charity euchre tournament -- with gift cards from Crisp, Pub and the People, El Camino and Tyber Creek

See this 09-06-2017 message from Brandon Baseman:

Hello all: 

I wanted to pass along information about a charity euchre tournament that I'm hosting. The tournament is scheduled for September 23rd at Hamilton’s Bar and Grill on 2nd St NW here in Washington, DC. The proceeds from the event will benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and the Wisconsin Alumni Association – DC Chapter Scholarship Fund. The cost is $25 per player. We are also able to pair up people who may not have a Euchre partner. We have hundreds of dollars in gift cards to area establishments as prizes (including Crisp, Pub and the People, El Camino and Tyber Creek) and great drink specials all tournament-long. Sign-ups are now OPEN.

The FB event link and sign-up information are available here:

Thanks for any assistance you can provide spreading the word about this tournament.

Brandon Baseman
Bloomingdale Resident

sunrise in Bloomingdale on R Street NW

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Thursday, September 21, 2017

all you can eat tacos at El Camino today

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potential bike lanes in LeDroit Park proper

From: []
Sent: Thursday, September 21, 2017 4:01 PM
To: Unknown
Subject: [LeDroitPark] Bike lanes

Good evening Residents,

This evening DDOT will present at the ANC Transportation Committee meeting, located at the Thurgood Marshall Center at 1816 12th st. N.W. at 7:00 pm, their proposal regarding the installation of two bike lanes in LeDroit Park, one at 6th st. as you head into LeDroit Park (on 6th st. between Florida Ave and U st.) and the other on located on T st. (from 6th st. to 5th st.) Please come out and share your concerns. There will also be an opportunity to discuss and to vote on this issue at the next LPCA meeting. 


Anita Norman
ANC Commissioner 1B01

have you purchased your tickets for this year's Common Good City Farm annual gala fundraiser "A Night on the Farm" ?

From: Common Good City Farm [] On Behalf Of Common Good City Farm
Sent: Monday, September 11, 2017 7:27 PM
Subject: Join us for A Night on the Farm

A Night on the Farm

Join us as our urban farm transforms into an elegant cocktail party at our sixth annual fundraising event, A Night on the Farm, on Thursday, October 5 from 6:30-8:30pm. The event will feature farm-fresh bites from local chefs at DC Harvest, Dino's Grotto, Roofers Union, Taqueria del Barrio, and Big Bear Cafe. Enjoy wine, beer from DC Brau, and a specialty cocktail from One Eight Distilling as well as live jazz music from Pete Muldoon.
Don't miss out on this special event!
Reserve your tickets now before they run out! 

"should #BloomingdaleDC community help Mt.Bethel?"

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"can't wait for Art All Night 2017"

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registration is now open for the 5th Annual Boundary Stone bike ride on Saturday, 10-14-2017

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the new bicycles seen in Bloomingdale

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Bloomingdale Civic Association's fitness committee, Bloomingdale Fun & Fit (BFF) joins Bloomingdale's Big Daddy's Running Club this Sunday morning

The Bloomingdale Civic Association's fitness committee, Bloomingdale Fun and Fit (BFF) will be joining Bloomingdale's Big Daddy's Running Club this Sunday.  Please come out to walk, jog or run.  The routes are coordinated so we'll all end around the time.  All are welcome even your four legging pals:) We look forward to seeing you this Sunday!

We will meet at 2nd and Rhode Island avenue, NW (at the northeast corner) between 7:05 am-7:10 am. Be there or be square!

Fun fact: Big Daddy's Running Club has been meeting Tuesday and Thursday mornings (6:05-6:10am) and Sunday (7:05-7:10am) for around 20 years!

Crisp Kitchen and Bar just named Top 10 Chicken Wings in DC

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December 2013 Email exchange originating from DMPED on McMillan opposition

Passed along to me: this two-page McMillan-related document from December 2013.               
This two-page document was accepted into the Mayor’s Agent for Historic Preservation remand hearing on Monday, 09-18-2017. 

It is also available in the record of the Zoning Commission remand hearings as part of exhibit 940, and is directly related to Zoning exhibit 115.

silent dance party, 50+ artists, designers & performers, fashion hub, street performers + more -- at Saturday's Art All Night @NorthCapitolDC --7pm to 3 am

See this 09-17-2017 @NorthCapitolDC message regarding this Saturday's Art All Night event:

invitation to testify about traffic and transporation planning

See this message passed along by ANC5E07 Commissioner Bertha Holliday:


Bertha Holliday, PhD
Independent Consultant 
Diversity assessment, planning, implementation & evaluation 

Commissioner, ANC 5E07
Washington, DC 

2nd Vice President
Co- Director, Bloomingdale Village Square Project
Chair, Bloomingdale Biennial House Tour
Bloomingdale Civic Association

Fellow , American Psychological Association

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From: "Cheatham, Demetris (Council)" <dcheatham@DCCOUNCIL.US>
Date: September 20, 2017 at 11:19:39 AM EDT
To: "Mitchell, Barbara (Council)" <bmitchell@DCCOUNCIL.US>
Subject: Invitation to testify - Traffic Report legislation
Dear ANC Commissioners  –

Councilmember McDuffie has introduced legislation that could have a great impact on alleviating major traffic issues throughout Ward 5 and the District.  I am writing to pass along some information about the hearing for this legislation that has just been rescheduled by Councilmember Cheh’s committee for this coming Monday September 25th.  We need to make sure that our neighborhoods are represented so if you are able, please come down and testify in person here at the Wilson building or via written testimony.  We also ask that you please forward this and encourage your constituents to do so as well.  This is for the Proper Planning for Future Growth Amendment Act of 2017. Details are below. 

The Proper Planning for Future Growth Amendment Act of 2017

This legislation will require the D.C. Department of Transportation and the D.C. Office of Planning to work together on a biennial report analyzing each ward's current transportation infrastructure and future needs. While individual projects perform traffic studies as part of their analysis of development impacts and Small Area Plans look at the traffic patterns within a prescribed area or neighborhood, these approaches are often too narrow. This legislation will broaden the outlook of transportation studies, and make this process a regular occurrence rather than an ad hoc response to a given development.

Link to full legislation:

Witnesses can testify in person on the day of the hearing Monday September 25th starting at 11am in room 412 of the John A Wilson building (1350 Pennsylvania Ave NW). Individuals will have 3 minutes to present and those people representing an organization will get 5 minutes to present. We request that they bring 8 copies of their testimony to share if possible. To get on the agenda, they may contact Aukima Benjamin before next Monday to confirm that they plan to testify in person ( or call 202-724-8062).

Alternatively, witnesses may submit written testimony in a handwritten or word document by 5:30pm on October 9, 2017 to Aukima Benjamin (, fax 202-724-8118, or Committee on Transportation and Environment 1350 Pennsylvania Ave NW Suite 108 Washington DC 20004).

The testimony will be made part of the official record and help garner support for the amendment.  If there are any schedule changes, our Legislative Director Barbara Mitchell will let us know and we will loop you in to the reschedule.

Thanks again for your help in helping advocate for traffic solutions that provide a positive impact for our Ward!


Demetris W. Cheatham, JD, MBA
Deputy Chief of Staff, Committee Director
Office of Councilmember Kenyan R. McDuffie, Ward 5
Chairman Pro Tempore
Chair, Committee on Business and Economic Development
1350 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Suite 506
Washington, DC 20004
202.724.8028 Main
202.478.2456 Direct
202.297.0152 Mobile

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join the DC Capital Striders for a group run tonight, starting at Boundary Stone

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host a football party at Boundary Stone this season

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Rosh Hashanah

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today: zoning hearing on 22 Bryant St NW's conversion to three units

The Wednesday, 09-20-2017, BZA hearing includes a three-unit conversion for Bloomingdale's 22 Bryant Street NW

This BZA hearing will be two days after the September 2017 Bloomingdale Civic Association meeting and a day after the September 2017 ANC5E meeting.

today at Big Bear Cafe: "Expressing Confinement: Words from Incarcerated Writers"

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

how has the McMillan development team defended the subdivision of the McMillan site ?

One of the topics raised is the subdivision of the McMillan Sand Filtration site.

I have particular interest in the justification of the subdivision of a landmark.

I want to hear how the development team addressed this issue.

Compass Inc's Suzanne Des Marais

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Bloomingdale 2017 House Tour and Reception: early bird tickets now available!

Attention! Early bird special price tickets of $25 can be purchased via Brown Paper Tickets through Saturday, 09-30-2017, for this year's Bloomingdale House Tour and Reception.  

So visit  to purchase your Bloomingdale House Tour tickets today at the early bird discount price!

Click here for more information on the Saturday, 10-28-2017, Bloomingdale House Tour and Reception.

NoMaBID has three spots for this Saturday's Art All Night @NorthCapitolDC !

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here is the contact info for Brook Katzen, VP of Development, UIP Asset Management, which is developing HU's Slowe and Carver Halls into 160 market-rate rental units

Recall that Howard University is having Slowe and Carver Halls renovated to become market-rate rental housing.

At last night's Bloomingdale Civic Association meeting, Ms. Maybelle Bennett, Director of the Howard University Community Association, provided contact info for this development project.

The point of contact for Bloomingdale residents (provided by Ms. Bennett):

Brook Katzen, VP of Development
UIP Asset Management Inc.
(202) then 684-7830 direct
(202) then 492-3072 cell

ANC5E meeting tonight

Here is the agenda for the next ANC5E meeting on Tuesday, 09-19-2017:

outdoor meeting tonight: DC Water NE Boundary Tunnel construction meeting at T & RI Ave NW

From: Treadway, Nolan (Council) [mailto:ntreadway@DCCOUNCIL.US]
Sent: Sunday, September 17, 2017 3:28 PM
Subject: DC Water NE Boundary Tunnel Construction Meeting at T Street NW & Rhode Island Ave NW - Tues, Sept 19

Scott, Hey there! Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie's Office passing along information on a meeting DC Water is hosting on construction they will be doing around T Street NW and Rhode Island Ave NW.

- September 19, 2017
- 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
- Intersection of T Street NW and Rhode Island Avenue NW

September 2017 Block Meetings:
The Clean Rivers Project will conduct a series of Block Meetings at each of the Northeast Boundary Tunnel (NEBT) Construction Staging Areas (CSA). Attendees will receive information illustrating the proposed construction in their local neighborhoods. Members of the Clean Rivers Engineering and Outreach Team will be on site to highlight the problem, the design solution provided by the NEBT, and the long-term benefits. 


- An informal, informational meeting with the project team.
- Open House format with project display boards
- Discuss the short-term construction impacts and long-term benefits
- Learn about the pre-construction condition surveys
- Become active in the Tunnel Forum

Project info and full details:

gofundme fund for Danielle Parker-Williamns who was shot and killed last week in Sursum Corda

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It was suggested that I share with you the gofundme link for Danielle Parker-Williams. She is the 29 year old young lady who was shot and killed in the Sursum Corda Community last week.

She has three children. Her mom only had two children Daron who was also killed seven or eight years ago to gun violence. Danielle has three children who the family is trying to raise money for. If you could please share this link with everyone. The family set-up this gofundme page.  My heart goes out to this family.  Danielle and Daron went to church with my children at Mt. Airy Baptist Church. I know all the cousins and grandmother. I see a young lady on next door saying that is her sister but I do not know her. I jam not here to judge or intrude. I am new to nextdoor and want to know the right things to share. Here is the link off of her cousin's page:

see the new DCRA infraction fine increases

Take note.

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Date: September 18, 2017 at 10:29:50 EDT

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DCRA Infraction Fine Increase Amendment Act of 2017

DCRA Infraction Fine Increase Amendment Act of 2017

Effective October 1, 2017, the Department of Consumer Regulatory Affairs (DCRA) will increase certain fines pursuant to the "DCRA Infraction Fine Increase Amendment Act of 2017" (as part of the Budget Support Act), which requires DCRA to begin issuing doubled fines for identified provisions. DC Municipal Regulation (DCMR); 16 DCMR 3201 Subsection 3201.0 specifically addresses the change in fines for impacted Class 1 infractions.

The District of Columbia Property Maintenance Code (2013), referred to as the “Property Maintenance Code,” will require double fines for certain Code violations, as shown here

Beginning October 1, 2017, Notices of Infraction for specified offenses will carry fines that are 200% of their current amount for each applicable violation.

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