Tuesday, July 31, 2007

borf in bloomingdale part II

ALEATORIC: Several local artists fill up two floors with installation art that will overflow off the walls. Emerging bands will be performing to keep up a lively atmosphere.


ArtCadeMagazine.com, LLC
Marissa Botelho, Curator
Reuben Breslar, Music Coordinator
Local arts students, artists, musicians, and creative writers
Bands 'Pontiak,' 'The Show is the Rainbow,' and 'Black and Tan Fantasy Band'
Civilian Arts Projects


Wednesday, August 1, 2007
7:45pm – 12am


Bobby Fisher Memorial Building (aka Borf Building)
1644 North Capitol St, NW,
Washington, D.C., 20002
*3 blocks north west of New York Ave. Metro Station

Music and progressive arts will merge under one roof for this event.

(Donations for the bands are encouraged.)

Monday, July 30, 2007

Barber Shop sign on Florida

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there is some road work being done at he intersection of florida and 1st street nw right now. if you look, you can see the old trolley rails still in the pavement.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

spikey bloomingdale.

Originally uploaded by alive world runners
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Monday, July 16, 2007

man killed by truck crossing north capitol

A 46-year-old District man who jumped over a railing to cross North Capitol Street was struck by a truck and killed Sunday night, police said.

Washington post story here

screen on the green starts tonight. Annie Hall

Free Outdoor Movies at the National Mall

Bring a blanket to the National Mall between 4th and 7th Streets in Washington DC on a summer night and watch a classic film on a gigantic movie screen. Screen on the Green returns to the Nation’s Capital again this year. The following films will be shown on Monday nights beginning at dusk, around 8:30-9:00 p. m. People start to claim their spots on the lawn as early as 5 p. m.
Screen on the Green Schedule - 2007

July 16 - Annie Hall (1977)

July 23 - The Thing (From Another World) (1951)

Jul 30 - Wait Until Dark (1967)

August 6 - All the Kings Men (1949)

August 13 - Casablanca (1942)

For more information, call (877) 262-5866.

noma, the video. want a vision of the future?

here is a video from the NoMa Bid.

anyone like it?

Sunday, July 15, 2007

a fringe festival recommendation

Save the Date for a roadtrip through
by Charles L. Mee, directed by Carmen C. Wong
a banished? productions presentation

JULY 19-22, 2007
Thursday & Friday @ 7:30pm
Saturday & Sunday @ 2:00pm & 7:30pm
Playing at Long View Gallery, 1302 9th St NW DC

Tickets on sale today! 4 ways to get your tickets...
Call 866-811-4111
Buy Online @ https://www.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/11211
Visit the Festival Box Office @ 507 7th St NW DC
Cash only admissions 1 hour before show @ Long View Gallery, 1302 9th St NW DC

"tie a string to something, and see where it takes you..."
A trip through a wildly familiar landscape in a play as one of America's greatest painters might have conceived: a Rauschenberg-esque collage of people, places, icons, music and dancing, of love stories and the sheer exhilaration of living in a country where people make up their lives as they go.

Presented as part of the 2007 Capital Fringe Festival
More info? Visit www.banishedproductions.org or e-mail info@banishedproductions.org

Friday, July 13, 2007

video of the robbery at ledroit park market

someone uploaded to youtube a video of the armed robbery of ledroit park market on July 10 at 2:00 pm. see it here.

saturday! moon bounce! skate mobile!

Saturday, July 14, 2007
First & Florida Ave., N.W.
1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Activities Include:

A Challenge Basketball Match between MPD Officers and Community Youths!

A Moon Bounce, Skate Mobile, and the FEMS SafeHouse for the Children!

Information about Jobs and Health for Adults!

Music, Entertainment and Modest

Refreshments for All!

Sponsors and Supporters:

Mayor's Office of Community Relations & Services;
Fifth District MPD; Bates Area Civic Association, Inc.; Hanover Area Civic Association, Inc.; ANC 5C01;
Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency;
Department of Public Works; Department or Health;
Department of Employment Services;
Ebenezer Baptist Church; and TruxtonCircle.Org

See this message from Jim Berry, President, Bates Area Civic Association:


Below please find below a flyer that is being circulated around the community in connection with the Fun Day that has been planned to take place in the pocket park on First and Florida Avenue, N.W. on this Saturday. This is the second in a series of events that Mayor Fenty's Office of Constituent Services has taken primary responsibility for organizing as a reflection of the Mayor's commitment to help us to address our public safety concerns about the park as well as the larger community. In addition, Ward Five Council Member Thomas and others, including the Fifth District Police, are supporting this project. As a community, we have been asked to (1) attend this function and (2) to donate some hamburgers, rolls, condiments and, possibly, soft drinks for it. If anyone is in a position to make a donation of any kind for this event, please let me know as soon as possible so that I can coordinate the contribution with the resources that are being gathered by our neighbor and Mayor Fenty's Ward Five Constituent Services and Relations Representative, Alice Thompson. As always, if we are going to transform this park into a socially productive place for the enjoyment of residents of all ages, then we need to make frequent and productive use of it. Saturday is an opportunity to do so. Hope to see you there!


Jim Berry
Bates Area Civic Association, Inc.

Mayor Adrian Fenty
Ward Five Council Member Harry (Tommy) Thomas, Jr.



to a

FUN DAY in the Community

Monday, July 09, 2007

a free standing house in LeDroit

Originally uploaded by Scenic Artisan
for 1.4 million this mansion could be yours......
other photos here:

1859 3RD ST NW, WASHINGTON, DC 20001
ML#: DC6432394 LP: $1,400,000
Status: ACTIVE DOMM/DOMP: 35/35
Ownership: Fee Simple Total Tax: $2,059
Date Avail: Ground Rent:
Type: Detached Area:
Style: Victorian Map Coord: XX
BR/FB/HB: 0/0/0 Tot Fin Sqft:
Lot AC/SF: .279 / 12137 HOA/CC Fee: /
Model: Yr Blt: 1900
Lvls/Fpl: 4/2 Vacation Y/N: No
Construction: Brick
Basement: Yes, Full
Parking: Drvwy/Off Str
# Gar/Cpt/Assgn: //
Heat/Cool: None/None/None/None
Water/Swr: Public/Public Sewer
List Date: 04-Jun-2007 Update Date: 28-Jun-2007
Company: Tutt, Taylor and Rankin Sotheby's Inter Realty

Remarks: Fantastic restoration/development opportuity in historic Ledroit park. 12000+ sf of land, historic house, zoned $4, three separate lots. House is complete shell with great potential to be unique historic home. This property is one of the last unrenovated detached McGill houses. Located close to downtown. Four blocks to Metro.

Directions: From R.I Ave, north on 3rd to 1859. Three separate lots totally 12,137 sf. Zoned R4. Near Anna Cooper Circle in Historic Ledroit Park

parker flats at the gage school


Sunday, July 08, 2007

Friday, July 06, 2007

big bear on dcist.

link to post

The P spot. unique fitness for women.....

Th P Spot
210 Rhode Island Avenue NW

History of the Uline Arena

this looks cool:

NE DC Historical Society Meets This Sunday, July 8, 2007

Come join us this Sunday, July 8, 2007 as we continue to explore the history of our Northeast Washington communities- -past, present, and in years to come. We will have an encore presentation on "H Street" including the "History of the Uline Arena" by Richard Layman, historic preservationist, and more.

Place: Laboratory 1 of The Atlas Performing Arts Center
1333 H Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002
Date: Sunday, July 8, 2007
Time: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Admission: Free and Open to All

For those unable to attend this meeting, don't miss our next month's meeting to be held from 2:00-4:00 pm on Sunday, August 12, 2007. Our meeting will include our ongoing study of the Rhode Island Avenue Corridor. Speakers will include Dr. Jean Pablo, president of the Tenleytown Historical Society, sharing with us how to do an analysis of the historical and architectural significance of the Rhode Island Avenue Corridor; and Bill Rice, community historian, sharing with us interesting facts of relevance to the history of our city. The meeting location will be the headquarters of the Premier Community Development Corporation at 1309 Rhode Island Ave., Suite B, Washington DC 20018 in the Brentwood Shopping Plaza.

the big bear on saturday

See this message from Big Bear's Lana Labermeier:

Thank you so much for your support! Come celebrate one month in business with us this Saturday the 7th! We have a few things planned:

In the morning Jessica -- head pastry chef of Hawthorne -- will come by to chat and maybe reveal the secrets behind the best blueberry muffin in town (or maybe you prefer the sticky buns? or the chocolate croissants? or the raisin scones?).

Then, around 2:30 pm or so in the afternoon, we'll have a complimentary coffee tasting of 5 of Counter Culture's single origins: La Golondrina, from Cauca, Colombia; Dolok Sanggul, Sumatra; Gayo, Aceh, Sumatra; Gitare, Kiambu, Kenya; and Finca nueva Armenia, Huehuetenango, Guatemala. Did you know that coffee is like wine? Each region produces a distinctive taste, and we've chosen a few different ones to highlight. Taste them all and decide on your favorite!

We will also debut our Big Bear t-shirts for men, women, children, and dogs. And we will begin selling our delicious house coffee by the pound.

Papa Chapa, back from Barcelona, may be DJ-ing.

Hope to see you here!


Thursday, July 05, 2007


Originally uploaded by Scenic Artisan

you rock anacostia, you wall of fire you.

Originally uploaded by Scenic Artisan
while my picture doesnt do it justice, the anacostia is a wall of fire from the perspective of a rooftop in eckington on a fourth of july evening.

eckington, you had some nice work, especially you guys that took over harry thomas way....for real. thats was intense. there was stuff flying up from rhode island and third that was pretty heavy too.

edgewood represented well.

i could only see patches of bloomingdale.. but there were some truly stellar rockets being fired.

but anacostia. you never fail.

depsite my distaste for dynamite like explosives in my alley, i do love you DC for your amazing fireworks display.

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

the eckington hotel

eckington hotel info:

The 218-room hotel is located at 201 Florida Avenue, NE at the intersection of 2nd Street, NE and New York Avenue at the center of the NoMa Corridor in Washington, DC. Retail is located on the ground floor of the building with a restaurant, lounge, swimming pool and meeting rooms located on the second floor.

i hadnt walked over to the metro in months, but i did the other day.
there is now a billboard with a picture of the hotel on the lot.

seems that the ATF outbuilding has retail space on both the florida avenue side and the to-be-re-opened 2nd street NE side. there is info in the window if anyone is interested in opening up something......

i wonder if the 90 buses will be rerouted down 2nd to stop directly in front of the metro entrance. anyone know?

Sunday, July 01, 2007

even uptown washingtonians are mentioning bloomingdale.....

a mention of the big bear cafe in Petworth News

and my wife told me this morning that she was talking to a guy from logan circle who was praising the cafe and the farmers market......

i guess you're doing a pretty good job Lana and Stu!