Sunday, June 24, 2018

JOIN THE APPEAL: Save McMillan Park meeting -- Wednesday, 06-27-2018

Brookland resident Daniel Goldon Wolkoff posts



Subject: JOIN THE APPEAL: Save McMillan Park meet at Shaw Library Wed. 7:30 PM

If coming out to a meeting is difficult, please confront rapacious developer dc govt. collusion with financial contributions. There will only be concrete and congestion, we cannot allow successive DC administrations to COLLUDE with connected development conglomerate www.VisionMcMillan.com, to STEAL from us, the DC public, the enlightened work of 19th Century designers and engineers, brought ot DC by Senator James McMillan, the Senate McMillan Plan for DC parks.

 POLITICAL WORK FOR VICTORY: In between the legal work, we'd like to jin up the support of our neighbors using the media, art, letter writing, and other dissent measures to all out oppose the demolition and privatization of McMillan Park.




We can save this 25 acre green oasis in the new concrete jungle of tens of thousands of new  units and paving over the city. For a gracious DC, for  the environment, the kids, for sustainable parks development.

GATHER TO SIGN APPEAL PETITIONS
AND DISCUSS OUR LEGAL TACTICS

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27, 7:30PM
WATHA T. DANIEL / SHAW LIBRARY

Come to join the Appeal or help contribute funds


Dear Good McMillan Park supporters!

I am writing to ensure you know that the DC Zoning Commission has issued a new Order approving the demolition, privatization, and construction of millions of square feet of new residential/commercial space on our McMillan Park. SEE THE CASEFILE AND ORDER HERE >> https://app.dcoz.dc.gov/Conten t/Search/ViewCaseReport.aspx?c ase_id=13-14

Some of you are part of the Friends of McMillan Park group, some are part of DC4RD's Save McMillan Action Coalition (SMAC).  Some of you are members of both.

WHAT'S CLEAR IS THAT ALL OF YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO APPEAL THIS BOGUS DECISION BY THE ZONING COMMISSION (especially if you live within 5 to 10 blocks from the park).

To appeal bad agency decision, like this one, you have clear Administrative Procedure rights pursuant to the DC Code.

APPEAL and PROTECT
--> see attachments!

Join with other Save McMillan Park Supporters to appeal the recent
terrible planning decisions made by the city that may, if we don't fight,
result in the privatization and demolition of our McMillan Park, located
at 1 st and North Capitol Streets, NW.

GATHER TO SIGN APPEAL PETITIONS
AND DISCUSS OUR LEGAL TACTICS

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27, 7:30PM
WATHA T. DANIEL / SHAW LIBRARY

Please RSVP: Save McMillan Action Coalition & DC for Reasonable
Development, Contact: Chris, 202.810.2768, smac.dc@gmail.com


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An appeal of the MCMILLAN ZONING COMMISSION ORDER: [see attached as well]

WHAT IS REQUIRED

YOUR SIGNATURE & THOSE OF NEIGHBORS: To join the appeal with others, please either sign the Petition for Review directly, or alternatively sign the Letter of Authorization.
REVIEW THE TIMELINE & PARTCIPATE AS BEST YOU CAN: Once signed on and authorizing the appeal, the case will be docketed by the highest Court in the District.
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TIMELINE
  • OUR PETITION FOR REVIEW IS DUE BY JUNE 28TH.
    Filing Fees are covered!
  • Within a couple of months after filing our petitions, our first written pleading will be due. An attorney, or, together as a pro se group with help from and in collaboration with other attorneys, we will begin briefing.  All written pleadings will be reviewed and signed off on by Co-Petitioners. To support the pleadings, we can use your help to read the Agency Orders to determine exactly where the Zoning Commission runs afoul of the law, the facts, and basic common sense.
  • Then a month after filing our initial written pleading (The Opening Brief), the Zoning Commission and developers will file their Response briefs.
  • Then a month after that, Co-Petitioners will be allowed to submit a reply brief for the Court to review.
  • Then about 5 months after that, we can argue the case before a panel of Judges at the DC Court of Appeals.  That is when an attorney or a key Petitioner may do the verbal presentation of the case.  Nothing shall be required of Co-Petitioners (YOU), except but to show up to the Court, announce your presence and support of all the presented claims.
POLITICAL WORK FOR VICTORY: In between the legal work, we'd like to jin up the support of our neighbors using the media, art, letter writing, and other dissent measures to all out oppose the demolition and privatization of McMillan Park.

ANY QUESTIONS? READY TO APPEAL TO SAVE MCMILLAN?
Chris Otten, Co Facilitator, DC for Reasonable Development, 202 810 2768, smac.dc@gmail.com


--
Daniel Goldon Wolkoff
1231 Randolph St. NE
Washington, DC 20017
202-232-8391

NextDoor: emergency work on the 100 block of Adams St NW

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new signage: John Candy Memorial Dog Park at North Capitol & Florida Ave NW

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Saturday, June 23, 2018

a proposal for a Bloomingdale community dine-in at Red Hen

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Little Wild Things City Farm is back at the Bloomingdale Farmers Market Sunday --



From: "Markets & More" <Markets__More@mail.vresp.com>
Date: June 22, 2018 at 6:53:51 PM EDT
Subject: Little Wild Things is back at BFM Sunday --


Hi Everyone, 

WELCOME  BACK, LITTLE WILD THINGS!
 
Our much missed urban microgreens farmer is back for a popup on Sunday.  Let's show them some love so that they come back again...maybe once a month?  What will they have besides their beautiful flowers?  Pea and sunflower shoots, micro radish, spicy mix, Farmers Choice and edible flowers.

 The Berries are coming, the Berries are coming to REID.
 
Red raspberries, blueberries, strawberries at Reid.  Great with Keswick yogurt.  

Give Your Pasta Salads a makeover and it's not about the Mayo. 

Want to make pasta salad the star of the summer? Read this.  Food 52 has it down:

"‘Tis the season for pasta salads. They’re a summertime staple at picnics and backyard barbecues for good reason: They can be prepped in advance, feed a crowd, and hang out for hours. Most importantly, they’re easy-breezy, exactly what a dish on a hot summer day should be.

Except that, in reality, pasta salad is often the most snoozeworthy dish on the picnic table—bland, mushy, oily, heavy, or all of the above. It’s the dish that we bypass entirely or shuffle to the sides of our plates after a few bites to make room for the things we actually want to eat.

This summer, let’s change that. Pasta salad can be so much more than macaroni slicked in mayonnaise and tri-colored spirals swimming in Italian dressing. Here are some tried-and-true tips that I’ve accumulated over the years for making bright, beautiful pasta salads, plus a recipe that puts the tips to good use."
So start with a really good pasta from our friends at Cucina Al Volo.  I am partial to the green kale fusilli for pasta salad but there are plenty of choices.  Great Pesto too.

  • BIKE HOUSE will be glad if there is no rain until mid afternoon!
  • DIAPER DROP OFF at the market tent, rain or shine
  • MUSIC: yep, but tbd.
  • PRODUCE PLUS: If you want to volunteer for Produce Plus, please contact DC GREENS.  (If you want to sign up, bring your DC picture ID with address and a Medicaid, SNAP, WIC, TANFF, SENIOR FMNP SSI DISABILITY card and we will register you on the spot)

What's at market:

NEW at NUMBER 1 SONS: Full sour pickles are back to thrill my New Yorker heart.  District Dills and Kicky Koshers. Crispy Koshers, Half sours, too.  Red n Butters. Woo-hoo as Jenny says. Asparagus Kimchi is fermented with white miso, preserved lemon and plenty of kimchi paste.,   Honey Habaneros, Gin-Gingers, Dilly Daikon, curtidos, krauts too

      WHISKED: Jenna just cannot  let Spring go so her Spring lingers another week with Strawberry and Rhubarb Pie and crumble.  Come to the Farmers Market this weekend and pick up cookies, pies and quiche. The Salted Caramel Apple  and the bourbon Pecan are both a best seller.  Lots of cookie packs, 2 are Vegan. 

CUCINA AL VOLO   I was in Italy last week and I can tell you that their pastas are as good as the pastas I was eating there.  It is pasta salad time. 

KESWICK CREAMERY:
Food 52 says to DOUBLE UP on the CHEESE for the best pasta salads. and Keswick has their versions of all of them.  "Thin torn chunks of creamy mozz with wisps of nutty parmesan or flavorful grating cheeses, dollops of fresh ricotta with aged Provolone style cheese.  Add the cheese just before serving." (Try a Lemony yogurt sauce for a change up.) TIP: I was briefly in Munich and so I want you to grab some Quark and make make Wunderbar Kรคserkuchen, ie German Cheesecake.
The link is on our FB page

MOUNTAIN VIEW ORGANIC:  If you have not tried the heads of gem lettuce, you are missing out.  
Garlic scapes. carrots, beets, asian geens, chard, summer squash, Strawberries. Sugar Snap Peas, lots of their amazing spinach (cooks up so tender and creamy, salad mixes, kaless, pea shoots.  

GARNERS PRODUCE: Green beans. Green, yellow and purple peppers. Eggplants. Squash and zucchini. Green tomatoes and the first blush of red ones. Spring onions, beets, lettuce mixes, kales, Swiss Chard, collard greens, carrots, Purple and whie turnips, bok choi, colllard greens. red, white and yellow new potatoes. Kohlrabit the alien vegetable. (makes the best slaw, says Robin)

TRUCK PATCH FARMS:
  Our Pork central but also a salad central. Red raspberries, too. Kale, spinach, beets, asparagus, baby squash. 

PANORAMA ARTISANAL BAKERY:  Two French bakers=lots of baguettes and croissants and breakfast pastries.  A whole bakers rack of French inspired breads including their Rustique, sourdoughs, whole wheat, multi grain, pumpernickel, rye. Sliced sandwich breads and round loaves too.

See you Sunday, rain or shine or heat.

Robin, the Teds, Cate

only two slots remaining in Unified Scene Theater's half-day workshop "Improv for Consultants: Building Trust and Reliability" -- tomorrow, Sunday, 06-24-2018

                  
Only TWO Slots left in our half-day workshop, Improv for Consultants: Building Trust and Reliability, Tomorrow (Sunday, June 24th, 1-5 p.m.) at The Unified Scene Theater

What do customers, vendors, colleagues, employers, and even friends & loved ones seek out in anyone they partner with? Someone they can trust, count on, and whose word is his or her bond. That's what people really mean when they say that they "connect" with someone. But these qualities often seem intangible and difficult to communicate. And yet: improvisational actors rely heavily on these same qualities for crafting successful in-the-moment improv comedy scenes, in situations where all the actors involved (a) may not know each other very well, and (b) have no idea what's going to confront them next in their scene. 

It's also something that can be learned. This workshop will help participants understand how the formative principles of improv comedy can help them build better working professional relationships with their vendors and stakeholders. Ideal for professionals, consultants of all types (independent and otherwise), and freelancers. No improv experience necessary! 


Questions? Reach out to us at info@unifiedscenetheater.com


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

at Truxton Inn tomorrow, Sunday, 06-24-2018: Signature Sunday cocktails

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HPRB agenda for Thursday, 06-28-2018 includes a status update on the Bloomingdale Historic District


From: HistoricWashington@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Friday, June 22, 2018 3:54 PM
To: HistoricWashington@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [HistoricWashington] HPRB Agenda and Consent Calendar - June 28, 2018
 

The agenda and staff reports for the June 28 meeting of the Historic Preservation Review Board are posted on the website at:  https://planning.dc.gov/node/1337101   and copied at the end of this message. 
Please Note: The public meeting begins at 9:30 am.   No continuation meeting will take place on Thursday, July 5.   
HPRB meets at 441 4th Street NW (One Judiciary Square), in Room 220 South. The building is adjacent to the 4th Street entrance of the Judiciary Square Metro station. Applicants and those interested in testifying should arrive at least fifteen minutes prior to the assigned time for the case.
__________

Historic Preservation Review Board Meeting 
June 28, 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.            14 7th Street SE, HPA 18-365, concept/one-story addition at side-court
B.            322 8th Street SE, HPA 18-434, concept/one-story addition on garage
C.            237 10th Street SE, HPA 18-435, concept/one-story garage and rear deck
D.            232 South Carolina Avenue SE, HPA 18-140, concept/front and side porch

CLEVELAND PARK HISTORIC DISTRICT
E.            3419 30th Street NW, HPA 18-423, concept/rear addition

GEORGETOWN HISTORIC DISTRICT
F.            3234 N Street NW, HPA 18-342, permit revision/rear addition at second floor rear and alteration of window openings at rear

SHAW HISTORIC DISTRICT
G.           1316 8th Street NW, HPA 18-431, renewal/third-floor addition and cellar

TAKOMA PARK HISTORIC DISTRICT
H.            405 Aspen Street NW, HPA 18-361, concept/rear addition

DENIAL CALENDAR
MOUNT VERNON SQUARE HISTORIC DISTRICT
I.             1110 6th Street NW, HPA 18-440, concept/four-story rear and rooftop addition

AGENDA

EXECUTIVE SESSION
9:00 – 9:30   
PRELIMINARY ITEMS

9:30-10:00        a.  Status Update:  Proposed Bloomingdale Historic District 
                           b.  Proposed Action:  Adoption of design guideline, “Door Repair and Replacement for Historic Property”
                           c.  Proposed Action:  Adoption of design guideline, “Emerald Street Historic District”
           
MOUNT PLEASANT HISTORIC DISTRICT

1.            10:00-10:45   1627 Monroe Street NW, HPA 18-314, concept/enlarge first floor window opening 

2.            10:45–12:00   3305-3307 18th Street NW, HPA 17-659, concept/raze carriage house and build similar but larger garage

                12:00-1:00      LUNCH BREAK
WALTER REED HISTORIC DISTRICT
3.            1:00–1:45        6900 Georgia Avenue, NW, HPA 18-308, permit/raze Building 38, and HPA 18-368, concept/extension, widening and realignment of Dahlia and 12th Streets.                                                        
CAPITOL HILL HISTORIC DISTRICT
4.            1:45-2:30        637 E Street NE, HPA 18-432, concept/basement areaway and walkway
5.            2:30-3:15        212 A Street NE, HPA 18-426, concept/demolition of existing garage; new construction of rear addition and carriage house
6.            3:15-4:00         526 8th Street SE, HPA 18-433, concept/construction of three-story structure



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

Open Houses in and around Bloomingdale scheduled for 6/23 & 6/24/2018

428 Elm St NW is listed for $699,900.
The featured listing is a house in LeDroit Park, listed by Jeff Taylor with TTR International Realty. See the links below for more details and open house times.

SATURDAY 6/23/2018 Open House list
Map of Saturday Open Houses

SUNDAY 6/24/18 Open House list
Map of Sunday Open Houses

*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 compass dot com by 10am on Friday before the open.

Friday, June 22, 2018

NextDoor post: parking on both sides of the unit block of R I Ave NW to be blocked for approximately 30 days the last week of June 2018

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UIP to provide an update on the progress of the development of Slowe and Carver Halls at the next LeDroit Park Civic Association meeting – Tuesday, 06-26-2018



From: Sierra, Horacio (SMD 5E08) <5e08 anc.dc.gov="">
Sent: Thursday, June 21, 2018 10:20 AM
Subject: Fw: Carver Hall


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



From: Bennett, Maybelle T. <maybelle.bennett@howard.edu>
Sent: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 2:34:30 PM
To: Sierra, Horacio (SMD 5E08)
Cc: Brock-Smith, Cynthia A
Subject: Re: Carver Hall
 

Good afternoon Dr. Sierra:

The LeDroit Park Civic Association has requested that a representative from UIP come and bring them an update on the progress of the redevelopment of Slowe and Carver Halls.  I thought you, or some one of your constituents whom you designate, might be interested in attending this meeting.

LeDroit Park Civic Association will meet next Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at the Florida Avenue Baptist Church 7:00 pm.  Enter the church from the Bohrer and "U" Streets entrance at the rear of the church building.

Maybelle Taylor Bennett
Director
Howard University Community Association
Office of External Affairs 
2400 Sixth Street, N.W. Room 323
Washington, D.C. 20059
Ph: (202) 806-2661
Fx: (202) 667-4340
maybelle.bennett@howard.edu


From: Maybelle Bennett <maybelle.bennett@howard.edu>
Date: Friday, June 1, 2018 6:02 PM
To: Horacio Sierra <
5E08@anc.dc.gov>
Cc: "Brock-Smith, Cynthia A" <
cynthia.brocksmith@Howard.edu>
Subject: FW: Carver Hall

Good evening, Dr. Sierra:

I have just heard back from UIP that construction on Carver Hall is to be completed by June 3, 2019.  He confirmed that they are a little behind.

Maybelle Taylor Bennett
Director
Howard University Community Association
Office of External Affairs 
2400 Sixth Street, N.W. Room 323
Washington, D.C. 20059
Ph: (202) 806-2661
Fx: (202) 667-4340
maybelle.bennett@howard.edu


From: Maybelle Bennett <maybelle.bennett@howard.edu>
Date: Wednesday, May 30, 2018 8:00 PM
To: Austin Pearl <
5E08@anc.dc.gov>
Cc: "Brock-Smith, Cynthia A" <
cynthia.brocksmith@Howard.edu>
Subject: Re: Carver Hall

Good evening, Dr. Sierra:

The University has asked UIP representatives to send us an updated timeline for the completion of the work on Slowe and Carver Halls. As soon as I receive it, I will share it with you.

Hope all is well with you.

Sincerely,

Maybelle Taylor Bennett
Director
Howard University Community Association
Office of External Affairs 
2400 Sixth Street, N.W. Room 323
Washington, D.C. 20059
Ph: (202) 806-2661
Fx: (202) 667-4340
maybelle.bennett@howard.edu


From: Austin Pearl <5E08@anc.dc.gov>
Date: Monday, May 28, 2018 10:46 AM
To: Maybelle Bennett <
maybelle.bennett@howard.edu>
Subject: Carver Hall
Resent-From: Maybelle Bennett <
maybelle.bennett@howard.edu>

Hello,

What's the latest timeline with the refurbishment of Carver Hall? Work has seemed to slow down in the last month.

Thank you for your time. 

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

Art Studio for Kids Open House (sneak peek) -- Saturday, 0-23-2018

See this post from the Bloomingdale Kids list at Yahoogroups:

Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:28 pm (PDT) . Posted by:


Hello neighbors!
                                                                       
I just got a studio space @ 52 O Street Studios <https://www.facebook.com/52OStreet/?ref=gs&fref=gs&dti=1562104020686454&hc_location=group> where I will be holding art activities for children, mostly ages 4-8.
                    
I am so exited that I am offering a sneak peek before I even have it fully outfitted. If you are interested I invite you to RSVP through the link below. I look forward to seeing many of you on Saturday.
                                              
Thank you for considering!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sneak-peek-open-house-at-mango-street-tickets-47272335829?aff=mangostreet <https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sneak-peek-open-house-at-mango-street-tickets-47272335829?aff=mangostreet>

Patricia




Thursday, June 21, 2018

check out FishScale's summertime menu

From: KristalFishScale
Sent: Thursday, June 21, 2018 7:03 PM
Subject: Re: Blogger for Bloomingdale Neighborhood —- Can you Please Inform the Community

FishScale serves amazing Chef-crafted Wild caught fishburgers. The summertime menu is enhanced with their Chef-crafted True Blue Crab burger and a Surf and Shell burger. All burgers are free of fillers, breadcrumbs, and mayonnaise. 





FishScale 

637 Florida Ave NW

Washington, DC 20001

IG @wearefishscale

DMPED and North Capitol Main Street visited neighborhood businesses about Great Street grant opportunities

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