Tuesday, February 27, 2007

bloomingdale farmers market/ EC-12

i've been away most of the month so i've been slow on the postings. what have i missed?

I saw this message from Stu Davenport, of Big Bear Cafe and ANC fame, concerning the Bloomingdale Farmers Market.

1. We have sent applications to farmers in the area of Gettysburg,
Richmond, and Middleburg, and we are working now on getting R street
closed once a week between 1st and Florida, NW. What was most
important a few weeks ago was to get community input from our surveys
on when the market should open, and then we could write the
applications stating the day the Farmers would show. Now that we have
such a strong response pushing for saturday as the market day, we can
work to get the permit from DDOT to close the street down. We can
then get formal commitment letters from the farmers so that things
will definitely start up in June...

2. In order to close the street down we need signatures from the
neighbors on R street, a letter of support from the ANC, and a traffic
control plan. We met with the ANC last week, and they will vote at the
next meeting to write the letter of support. We have also started
getting signatures from the residents on R by going door to door, and
we met with the head of DDOT who is walking us through thttp://www2.blogger.com/img/gl.link.gifhe remainder
of the street closing process. I asked for a meeting with Sharlene
Reed, and when I meet with her on Wednesday I will ask her to help
draft the traffic control plan, and give basic information on DDOT
issues we have to be aware of.

The awaited news from Brian Brown about the firehouse on north capitol wasn't very telling. Basically, its still moving forward. they still expect the XM portion to happen. No ETA.

click here for news about the Big Bear Cafe.

Monday, February 12, 2007

NCMS, Inc.'s 4th Annual Winter Blues Party & Silent Auction

NCMS, Inc.'s 4th Annual Winter Blues Party & Silent Auction to Include Wide Array of Dining Certificates!

You are probably wondering what kind of auction items will be available for your bidding pleasure at the NCMS, Inc.'s 4th Annual Winter Blues.

Well, here are a few of the dining certificates we will be auctioning:
$100 to Ceiba, DC Coast, or Ten Penh
$75 to Clyde's or Old Ebbitt
$50 to Be Bar
$50 to Annies Paramount Steakhouse
$50 to Kelly's Ellis Island
$50 to Cardinal's Next [the newest restaurant in Brookland!]
$25 to Colonel Brook's Tavern
Without doubt, this is the neighborhood social event of the season and should not be missed!

RSVP today at 202.745.0323 or at Vicky@VickyLC.com
. Event details are summarized below:

Who: North Capitol Main Street, Inc.
What: 4th Annual Winter Blues Party & Silent Auction
When: Saturday, February 24, 7 to 10 pm
Where: Social Hall at Trinity University, 125 Michigan Ave., NE
Minimum Entrance Donation: $25 at the door
Why: To raise funds for the physical improvement and revitalization of the NCMS area, benefiting the neighborhoods of Bloomingdale, Eckington, and Truxton Circle/Bates.

Vicky Leonard-Chambers
President, NCMS, Inc.

Sunday, February 04, 2007

firehouse! coffeeshop! a building!a bakery!

this post was made a year ago.

big bear
this was also posted a year ago

a new building

a third post from a year ago.

a bakery
and another one

fort totten

here is a post about developement around the fort totten metro station.

i think we're talking about these lots.
(click to enlarge)

anyone know?

NCMS Inc.'s 4th Annual Winter Blues Party and Silent Auction

i just donated a scupture to winter blues auction. If you go, bid on it!
more of my artwork can be seen here

What: NCMS Inc.'s 4th Annual Winter Blues Party and Silent Auction
Where: Social Hall at Trinity University, 125 Michigan Ave., NE
When: 7 pm to 10 pm, Saturday, February 24
Why: To raise funds for NCMS, Inc.'s neighborhood economic revitalization projects

i dont know how you buy tickets yet... but here is the North Capitol Main Streets website,
and pictures from last years event.

when i learn about the tickets, i'll post.
please leave a comment if you know more about the event.

here is a list of NCMS accomplishments:

-Made substantial physical improvements to two previously neglected public parks on North Capitol Street, including purchasing and installing trees and wrought iron fencing at both parks

-Provided interior design assistance to Windows Café and Market, including selecting a contemporary and exciting color palette for the interior of the café, and decorating the café to create a warm and inviting atmosphere

- Awarded technical assistance services from ReStore DC-a economic improvement program in the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development-to assist NCMS, Inc. with work plan development, identifying funding opportunities, and developing a communications strategy

-Awarded a $4,500 grant from ANC 5C to fund the completion of the beautification of the two public parks on North Capitol Street

-Sponsored a grand opening celebration for a neighborhood retail business in October 2004, and issued a press release about the event. Ward Five Councilman Vincent Orange and over 70 neighborhood residents attended the grand opening celebration

EC-12, the old firehouse.

apparently there will be an official announcement concerning the progress of the firehouse on February 19th.

on the other hand

this house looks beautiful to me.
seems like a good reno job too.
its MLS#: DC6229429, in case you wanna buy it.

not crazy cool like this house

which despite a lower price still hasnt sold.
while i dont know anyone that can afford it, i'm still suprised it hasn't sold yet.

if you do buy it, please invite me to the house warming party.

Saturday, February 03, 2007

(ugly) buildings, sidewalks with no trees wins award. yay?

Life in Mount Vernon Square made mention of this .

i'm sure they're nice on the inside and they look great for natrual light.While they are nicer than many new buildings being put up in our fair city do they really deserve an award of merit?

do you like em?