Saturday, December 15, 2018

a promotional message for Beale Square's 133 W Street NW -- the last remaining of the five Beale Square new construction rowhouses

See this 12-15-2018 message from Urban Pace:




Open Houses in and around Bloomingdale scheduled for Saturday 12/15 & Sunday 12/16/2018


50 Florida Ave NE #718 is priced at $674,900.
There are only 11 active listings IN Bloomingdale this weekend and none of them are showing open houses for this weekend, so the featured listing is a condo unit at The Lexicon, which is the new construction building just east of North Capitol St on Florida Ave. The agent representing the seller is Jennie Mann with McWilliams Ballard. See the links below for more details and open house times.

SATURDAY 12/15/2018 Open House list and map

SUNDAY 12/16/2018 Open House list and map

*Agents, to have your open houses included in this weekly post, please have them tagged in Bright MLS 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.

local artisans and makers at the Annual Holiday Market at Big Bear!

See this Big Bear Facebook post:







Friday, December 14, 2018

MPD arrest on the 200 block of V Street NW on the charge of Carrying Pistol Without a License -- yesterday, Thursday, 12-13-2018

From the LeDroit Park list:

From: LeDroitPark@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Friday, December 14, 2018 9:52 AM
To: ledroitpark@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [LeDroitPark]
Gun-related arrest on December 13
 
FYI. This was posted on the MPD-3D listserv yesterday.



Earlier this evening, members of the Third District were on enhanced patrol in the 200 block of V Street NW when they observed an individual engaged in a verbal altercation. As they approach the individual to investigate, he fled on foot and the officers gave chase. During the foot chase the individual discarded what was later determined to be a loaded firearm, which was recovered. The individual, and adult male, was arrested a short distance away without further incident and is being charged with carrying a pistol without a license.
Members of the Third District will continue our enhanced deployments in this area. 

Stuart Emerman
Commander, Third District
Patrol Services North
Metropolitan Police Department
1620 V Street NW
Washington, DC 20009
202-673-6820 (Office)
202-486-0995 (Cell)
Stuart.Emerman@dc.gov
www.mpdc.gov
Twitter @DCPoliceDept


Santa will be around at Boundary Stone for brunch this Sunday, 12-16-2018

See this tweet:




holiday lights at a Bloomingdale rowhouse

See this Facebook post:


this weekend! Big Bear's Annual Holiday Bazaar with local artisans and makers!

See this Big Bear Facebook post:





Thursday, December 13, 2018

sad news: In loving memory of Bloomingdale resident Leroy Joseph

From: Beverly
Sent: Thursday, December 13, 2018 11:02 AM
Subject:
In Loving Memory of Leroy Joseph

The Bloomingdale community has lost an essential, kind and giving person in the name of Leroy William Joseph of the 2000 block of First Street on November 27th. He has been moving around our neighborhood for at least two decades doing needed yardwork, moving large items with his pickup, being a personal watch for his neighbors' homes, jumping dead batteries and any number of thankless tasks so that we could run our century-old homes and get thru our days with both confidence and relief. HE WAS A GEM and I will miss him for years to come.

His memorial will be held this Sunday at the Upon This Rock Tabernacle at 513 M Street NE at the corner of New York Avenue at 10:00 AM, Dec. 16th.  


Humans Telling Jokes at Crisp Kitchen and Bar -- today, Thursday, 12-13-2018

See this tweet:




tonight: Barnett Aden Gallery 75th Anniversary - A Conversation with David Driskell

See this announcement for an event regarding Bloomingdale's Barnett Aden Gallery, which was located at 127 Randolph Place NW.


127 Randolph Place NW today

toy drive at Tyber Creek Wine Bar and Kitchen -- today, Thursday, 12-13-2018

See this Tyber Creek Facebook post:



toy drive at Boundary Stone plus a visit from Santa (raising funds for St. Baldrick's) -- today, 12-13-2018

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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Daniel Wolkoff: NoMa to get thousands of new residential units and a puny Central Park >> but more importantly, a DC Court of Appeals document related to McMillan: a group of neighbors vs. DC Zoning Commission

See this 12-12-2018 message:

Noma to get thousands of new residential units and a puny "Central Park" says Urban Turf

How does this connect to the "decking" of North Capitol? The community has started to plan a tiny decking between RI Ave and T St. , but a truly extensive "decking" public green space, should go from Noma to new development at AFRH, and connect to Noma metro with a monorail that serves all of North Capitol, which has no mass transit. 
       
Huge development is coming, including at Armed Forces Retirement Home, which will add more than 30,000 automobile trips per day to congested N. Capitol. McMillan development if not defeated, "the Monstrosity on Michigan Avenue", will also increase traffic congestion by 30,000 auto trips per day. Can North Capitol handle 90,000 cars a day? Your Mayor and City Council don't care!!

                           
Proper urban planning brings in mass transit ahead of massive development, please tell that to DC Office of "miserable " Planning. 

Our city, we are the "City", not the mediocre govt. wrongly so named, our "City" must wrestle control of our future from the corruption rampant in the Wilson building. Upon sentencing for accepting bribes from the FBI, Council-member Michael Brown said "I couldn't resist the culture of corruption on the City Council". We need to fight that!
        
Consecutive DC administrations collude with well connected developers VMP (www.envisionmcmillan.com) to steal our 25 acre public historic McMillan Park from the people of DC and the Nation. The biggest land theft since Manhattan, but we can defeat corruption, help save McMillan Park. You can be a founder, join The McMillan Park Conservancy, we need a real Central Park not a little plaza surrounded by buildings.

Daniel Goldon Wolkoff
McMillan Park Conservancy
1231 Randolph Street, NE
Washington, DC 20017
Tel: 202-232-8391

Michelin Guide Bib Gourmand 2018 restaurants include Spark at 12, The Royal, Red Hen

Click on the link to read the entire Washington Business Journal article and to flip through the slideshow.


Want to taste a Bib Gourmand 

restaurant? Check out all 39 in D.C.

By  – Digital Producer, Washington Business Journal 

Michelin Guide has greatly expanded the number of Bib Gourmand restaurants in the District, its rundown of restaurants with top-quality food at relatively affordable prices. 
     
At 39 restaurants, the 2019 list nearly doubles the 22 Bib Gourmands from last year. The inaugural edition of guide, published in 2017, included 19. 
...


Spark at 12

The Royal
    
Red Hen

zoning relief being pursued to open a restaurant on a RF-1-zoned lot at North Capitol Street NW and Randolph Place NW

See this tweet:




toy drive at Tyber Creek - Thursday, 12-13-2018, through Sunday, 12-16-2018

See this Tyber Creek Facebook post:



annual toy drive at Boundary Stone -- courtesy of Atlas Brew Works

See this tweet:



Natalie Hopkinson: Barnett Aden Gallery, first Black commercial gallery (located in Bloomingdale) -- conversation with the founders assistant



See this tweet from Bloomingdale resident Natalie Hopkinson:


the Unified Scene Theater's first FREE stand-up comedy workshop show -- today, Wednesday, 12-12-2018

From: Shawn Westfall
Sent: Monday, December 10, 2018 11:00 PM


Wednesday Night at The Unified Scene Theater: The Train-Wreck: Our First (FREE) Stand-Up Comedy Workshop Show

Five weeks ago, a bunch of improvisors showed up to the The Unified Scene Theater and didn't do improv. Instead, they began workshopping and honing 5 minutes of stand-up comedy. Together they laughed, blanched, grimaced, laughed again, and basically gave each other support as they crafted a five-minute act. And now they're gonna do that act for you. Free, of course. 

Show up. Like, it might be a train wreck, but, hey, those are always entertaining. Right? Plus, it's free and all. Free train wreck -- we know, right? See you then! 

Participating in The Train Wreck: 

Charles Livermore 
Brian Duss
Mike Taylor
Ricky Barrios
Peter Kulcsar
Ray Flores
Matt Newsome
Joe Gagliardi
David Tress
Daniel Askariam
John Papageorgiou

Your host: Shawn Westfall

Show starts at 8 pm (doors open at 7:30). RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/252706335425946/

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




~ DC Capital Striders Running Group group run, starting at Boundary Stone -- Wednesday, 12-12-2018


See this tweet:





are you a mom? there is a Mom's Happy Hour at Tyber Creek -- today, Wednesday, 12-12-2018


See this NextDoor post:
  



DC Fire EMS: Carbon monoxide incident on the unit block of Adams Street NW


See these tweets:





Holiday Bazaar at Big Bear -- this weekend



Tuesday, December 11, 2018

ANC5E meeting agenda -- Tuesday, 12-18-2018


From: Barnes, Dianne (SMD 5E09) <5e09 anc.dc.gov="">
Sent: Tuesday, December 11, 2018 1:13 PM
Subject:
ANC 5E Agenda
Community Awareness: Please review, post, and share the attachments.
Respectfully Submitted By,
C. Dianne Barnes, Commissioner
Cell: 202-409-7155
Email: 5E09@anc.dc.gov
  



Tyber Creek is hosting a toy drive -- Thursday, 12-13-2018, through Sunday, 12-16-2018


From: Jordan Stahl
Sent: Tuesday, December 11, 2018 10:56 AM
Subject: Tyber Creek is hosting a TOY DRIVE!



Bring a new, unwrapped toy (or clothing) to Tyber Creek Thursday, December 13th through Sunday, December 16th and receive 1 free glass of wine! 
                           
Toys will be donated to The National Center for Children and Families. 


Wednesday night at The Unified Scene Theater: The Train-Wreck: Our First (FREE) Stand-Up Comedy Workshop Show

From: Shawn Westfall
Sent: Monday, December 10, 2018 11:00 PM

Wednesday Night at The Unified Scene Theater: The Train-Wreck: Our First (FREE) Stand-Up Comedy Workshop Show

Five weeks ago, a bunch of improvisors showed up to the The Unified Scene Theater and didn't do improv. Instead, they began workshopping and honing 5 minutes of stand-up comedy. Together they laughed, blanched, grimaced, laughed again, and basically gave each other support as they crafted a five-minute act. And now they're gonna do that act for you. Free, of course. 

Show up. Like, it might be a train wreck, but, hey, those are always entertaining. Right? Plus, it's free and all. Free train wreck -- we know, right? See you then! 

Participating in The Train Wreck: 

Charles Livermore 
Brian Duss
Mike Taylor
Ricky Barrios
Peter Kulcsar
Ray Flores
Matt Newsome
Joe Gagliardi
David Tress
Daniel Askariam
John Papageorgiou

Your host: Shawn Westfall

Show starts at 8 pm (doors open at 7:30). RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/252706335425946/

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




District Trivia at Boundary Stone -- tonight, Tuesday, 12-11-2018

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Sunday, December 09, 2018

Tricia McCauley Memorial Herb Garden -- can you make a donation?

See this 12-05-2018 message:


From: Joshua Mathews
Sent: Wednesday, December 5, 2018 2:37 PM
Subject: Request - Tricia McCauley Memorial Herb Garden



Scott,


A group of us in the neighborhood are working a fundraising effort for the Tricia McCauley Memorial Herb Garden in LeDroit Park on the outskirts of Common Good City Farm.  


Attached are some reference materials to further illustrate what we are attempting to finalize.  Can I trouble you to share in your next distribution?  


Thank you for your time and attention to this. 


Respectfully,

Josh Mathews 




Granny and the Boys at Showtime Lounge tonight

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High Frequency Humor comedy show returns to Big Bear -- Tuesday, 12-11-2018

From: Ali Cherry 
Sent: Sunday, December 9, 2018 12:15 AM
Subject:
Big Bear comedy show

Hi Scott, 

Wanted to share the link to the FB event for this month's comedy show. Would love if you'd be willing to share on the Bloomingdale blog: https://www.facebook.com/events/1976209079122050/





Chef Peter presents a Rum and Dinner Pairing at Spark at 12 -- Tuesday, 12-11-2018

See this event announcement:

From: Myesha
Sent: Thursday, December 6, 2018 10:46 AM
Subject: Rum Pairing Event at Spark at Engine Company 12


Hi, 

Thank you so much! I've attached a flier about the event. Tickets can be purchased on our website using this link  https://www.sparkat12.com/specials/ or through Eventbrite using this link sparkrumpairing.eventbrite.com.