Monday, April 23, 2018

Tuesday Night - Sex Discussions in Sign Language (Lotus Blooms at Big Bear)

We are excited to welcome Lotus Blooms to Big Bear as a part of our Tuesday American Sign Language (ASL) series!

This month, we will have a discussion on all sorts of sexually provocative things in sign language taught by the incredible Christy Burke.  She will lead a discussion on promoting creativity in sexual expression.

Learn sign language, explore your sexuality, and discover new interests.

5pm-9pm.Happy Hour all Night.

Hope to see you there!

interest in reviving the campaign to deck over North Capitol Street

See this tweet:

Monday margaritas at El Camino

See this tweet:

groundbreaking for Common Good City Farm's cold storage unit

See this tweet:

tonight: Ward 5 Democrats meeting

Here you go:

Trivia Tuesday at Crisp Kitchen and Bar

See this tweet:

Prologue DC contributed research to the activism in six DC neighborhoods exhibit at the Anacostia Community Museum

Note that Prologue DC produced the nomination for the proposed Bloomingdale historic district.

Bloomingdale-based JSquared Candle Co.: Health and Spirituality

See this tweet:

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Bloomingdale Civic Association clean-up -- in 1963

See this tweet.

And note that the BCA met at Tabor Presbyterian Church at 2nd and S Street NW, which has been nominated to be a historic landmark.

community performers wanted for the Joe Mamo lot at North Capitol & Florida Ave NW -- for the Mobile Art Gallery

From: Maiselman, Kristi
Sent: Monday, April 16, 2018 10:15 AM
To: Caitlin Caplinger ; Out Reach
Subject: Community Performers wanted for Truxton Circle Summer events
Good morning,
This summer CulturalDC is pleased to partner with North Capital Main Street to bring DC’s first Mobile Art Gallery to Ward 5 in Truxton Circle at the lot located at North Capital and Florida Ave NW. CulturalDC seeks community performers of all ages and levels for performances that will be held Fridays in June and July from 6-9pm. All interested performers should email Caitlin Caplinger at
Please visit our website site to learn more about the Mobile Art Gallery:
Please share the attached image with your networks and help us support local community performers this summer! 

1835 14th STREET NW

searching for a licensed, bonded and insured cleaning company?

From: Clean~R~Us LLC
Sent: Thursday, April 19, 2018 6:52 PM

Hi Mr Scott,
My name is LaTisha "Toni" Bussie, I own Clean~R~Us LLC I am a licensed, bonded and insured cleaning company. One of your Bloomingdale residents named Felicia advised me to reach out to you because I am looking for more clients within our area. I do residential (AirBnB, move in/outs etc..) and commercial cleanings (offices and buildings) and as I mentioned I am licensed, bonded and insured.  Below in the signature is my business number. Thank you in advance.


Toni Bussie

Clean~R~Us LLC
The POW-er Of Clean!


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Hungry Lobbyist post on Tyber Creek's spring offerings

Click on the link to read the entire Hungry Lobbyist post:

Tyber Creek opened in May 2017 and has become known as a cozy neighborhood restaurant in the Bloomingdale neighborhood. And as the temperatures start to rise and things turn green again, Tyber Creek has launched their spring menu. The food is all cooked in their wood burning oven – the only item that they kept from the previous restaurant (Rustik Tavern). Enjoy happy hour, dinner, or brunch on their patio – which literally doubles their seating capacity. Make sure that you don’t miss brunch – we’re talking cast iron cinnamon rolls, shakshuka, AND BOTTOMLESS ROSร‰. Yes, you read that right. Tyber Creek takes bottomless brunch drinks to the next level, so that you truly can rosรฉ all day (well, at least for 2 hours). This is the perfect place to go with a few friends, order a few dishes, pick something great off the wine list, and just sit back and relax.

Ward 5 CM McDuffie acknowledges a great Bloomingdale Beautification Day with Teri Janine Quinn and the Bloomingdale Civic Association

See this tweet from Ward 5 Councilmember McDuffie's office yesterday:

a week from today: Bloomingdale meet-and-greet with mayoral candidate Muriel Bowser

See this post from NextDoor:


Tuesday at Big Bear: Lotus Blooms at the cafe selling adult toys and intimates - and learn learn how to sign risque signs with Christina Burke!

See this tweet:

WUSA9 report on yesterday's Bloomingdale Beautification Day - with Mayor Bowser

See this WUSA9 news report:

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Open Houses in and around Bloomingdale scheduled for Saturday 4/21 and Sunday 4/22

26 Quincy Pl NW is priced at $899,900.
The featured listing is a house in Bloomingdale, listed by Michael Bates with Keller Williams Realty. See the links below for open house times.

SATURDAY 4/21/18 Open House list
Map of Saturday Open Houses

SUNDAY 4/22/18 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.

Bloomingdale Oyster Party Today! 3pm-10pm


Chesapeake oysters, grilled sausage from Meats and Foods, grilled local veggies, catfish dip, Korean BBQ, banchan, and BLUEGRASS AT 6pm!

ALL YOU CAN EAT. 3pm - 10pm

Cocktails from Cotton and Reed Distillers, and local beers and wine available all night.

$50 Advance Tickets

$60 at the Door

Mayor Bowser will be in Bloomingdale this morning at around 10:30 am

See these tweets from someone who got up earlier than me today:

a week from today: Common Good City Farm's 10th Season Kick-Off -- at the Farm and then later at ANXO

See these messages:

Our 10th Season Kick-off will be on Saturday, April 28.
10 am - 1 pm: Free Food, Seedling Sale, Farm Tours, Kids Activities @ Common Good City Farm & the Park at LeDroit 

3 - 5 pm: 10th Anniversary Happy Hour Fundraiser 
at ANXO Cidery, 300 Florida Ave NW
Donate to Common Good City Farm & earn discounts at the bar and ANXO will donate a portion of the proceeds to Common Good City Farm
RSVP (or just show up!): 

See this Facebook post:

a week from today: Spring event at the Park at LeDroit!

See this tweet:

Buffalo40 performing at Boundary Stone tonight

See this message from Buffalo40:

alert: "PEPCO reports the 2100 block of 2nd Street NW will be closed in both directions due to emergency repairs."

See this tweet:

Friday, April 20, 2018

HPRB hearing for 150 S Street NW deferred from 04-26-2018 to perhaps 05-24-2018 or 05-31-2018

Sent: Friday, April 20, 2018 4:52 PM
To: Holliday, Bertha G. (SMD 5E07)
Subject: HPRB Agenda and Consent Calendar for St. Paul's Church Nomination
Importance: High

Greetings, ANC Commissioner Holiday  -----  I am sending this separate email to  you to let you know that the applicant/developer for the church at 150 S Street NW asked, again this month, do defer the hearing on the historic landmark nomination.

The earliest the case will be heard at this point is May 24 or May 31.


Bruce Yarnall • Historic Preservation Operations Manager
DC Office of Planning
1100 4th Street SW, Suite E650 • Washington, DC 20024

from Teri Janine Quinn: Bloomingdale Beautification Day -- tomorrow!

See this NextDoor post:

Boundary Stone: "You miss 100% of the shots you don't take"

See this Boundary Stone tweet:

all-you-can-eat tacos at El Camino today

See this tweet:

all vinyl dance party tonight at Showtime Lounge

See this tweet:

weather forecast for tomorrow's Bloomingdale Beautification/Clean-Up Day is 63 degrees, mostly cloudy

From: tj quinn 
Sent: Tuesday, April 17, 2018 9:43 AM
Subject: Fwd: Beautification Day flier and update on BCA website

Here’s the beautification day flier. It is the same one we used last year. Scott, can you update the event page on our website and help get the word out? 


Teri Janine 

The More The Merrior Oyster Shuck at Big Bear -- Saturday, 04-21-2018

Saturday, April 21st

Come to the Bloomingdale Food Festival and Oyster Shuck!

There will be oytsers, grilled sausage, grilled local veggies, catfish dip, Korean BBQ, banchan, and so much more.

ALL YOU CAN EAT!! from 3pm to 10pm.

Bluegrass will start at 6pm. Cocktails from Cotton and Reed will flowing all night.
Kids under 10 are free before 5pm.

Come celebrate spring at Big Bear!


Thursday, April 19, 2018

Clean~R~Us LLC -- a licensed, bonded and insured cleaning company

From: Clean~R~Us LLC
Sent: Thursday, April 19, 2018 6:52 PM

Hi Mr Scott,
My name is LaTisha "Toni" Bussie, I own Clean~R~Us LLC I am a licensed, bonded and insured cleaning company. One of your Bloomingdale residents named Felicia advised me to reach out to you because I am looking for more clients within our area. I do residential (AirBnB, move in/outs etc..) and commercial cleanings (offices and buildings) and as I mentioned I am licensed, bonded and insured.  Below in the signature is my business number. Thank you in advance.


Toni Bussie

Clean~R~Us LLC
The POW-er Of Clean!


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owner of 150 S Street NW has asked for postponement on the HPRB agenda from Thursday, 04-26-2018, to Thursday, 05-24-2018

Update: After I placed the post below here at the Bloomingdale Neighborhood blog, the DC Preservation League sent out this tweet and a subsequent corrective tweet:

Sent: Tuesday, April 10, 2018 1:21 PM
Subject: [HistoricWashington] HPO Monthly Public Notice - April 2018

This document and others related to the April 26 and May 3 HPRB Meeting are accessible on the website at: .  A PDF copy with website hyperlinks is also attached to this message.

April 2018
Issued by email on April 10, 2018

This notice is the official monthly announcement by the District of Columbia’s Historic Preservation Office (HPO) of pending matters of public interest.  It includes items related to preservation planning, designation of historic landmarks and historic districts, and project reviews before the Historic Preservation Review Board (HPRB) and U.S. Commission of Fine Arts (CFA). 

The continuation of the January 25, 2018 hearing on the proposed Kingman Park Historic District (all properties between East Capitol, 19th and M Streets NE and Maryland Avenue NE and the Anacostia River, Case 16-19) will be held on April 26, 2018.  Affected ANCs:  5D, 6A and 7D. 
Draft design guidelines for the proposed historic district have been prepared and are available at ( ). Comments or questions can be directed to . 

Draft sustainability guidelines for existing and historic properties have been prepared by the DC Department of Energy Environment (DDOE) in consultation with HPO.  The draft guidelines will be scheduled for consideration by the HPRB at the May 24, 2018 meeting and are available at ( . Comments or questions are appreciated by May 7, 2018 and can be directed to  

HPO and HPRB welcome and encourage Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) participation in the historic preservation review process.  HPRB gives great weight to duly adopted written ANC views on matters of significance to neighborhood planning and development.  

How Affected ANCs Should Use this Notice 
This is an initial notice to ANCs of construction projects recently filed for HPRB review.  Projects are identified by address and ANC area where the address is located.  Upcoming historic designation hearings are also listed, supplementing the separate notice letters mailed to ANCs. 
HPRB regulations are designed to allow ANCs to identify projects they believe are significant to neighborhood planning and development.  ANCs can request project submissions and applicant contact information from the assigned HPO staff person listed on this notice. 
The historic preservation regulations encourage, but do not require, applicants to contact the affected ANC to present their projects and to resolve any public concerns before HPRB review.  If an ANC is interested in a project listed on this notice, but has not yet been contacted by the applicant, the ANC is encouraged to arrange for an ANC review directly with the applicant.  

Longer Notice Period for Cases Undergoing ANC Review  
HPO gives notice according to rules designed to balance the interests of project applicants and ANCs.  If HPO is already aware of ANC interest in a project, the case is listed on two successive monthly notices in order to ensure a minimum notice to the affected ANC of 45 days (or 30 working days, whichever is longer).  This means that when these cases first appear on this notice, they are scheduled for the HPRB meeting at the end of the following month.  
HPO asks affected ANCs for help in identifying any other projects on this notice that they want to review at a public meeting.  Upon notification, HPO will ensure that the affected ANC receives a minimum 45-day notice of those cases.  ANCs may identify an interest in reviewing any or all cases that affect their area.  
For those cases that affected ANCs do not need to consider at a public meeting, HPO will proceed with review for possible consideration at this month’s HPRB meeting.  The shorter notice allows the application to proceed without unnecessary delay to the applicant or burden to the ANC. 

How to Ensure Consideration of ANC Views  
ANCs should first identify those cases on this notice they want to review.  ANCs should feel free to contact the assigned HPO staff person for information about any case.  ANCs should also contact HPO in writing to request an extended notice for those cases the ANC wants to review at a public meeting.  Requests are granted automatically and may be made by email to the assigned staff person or to   Requests should be made as soon as possible, but no later than two days before the upcoming HPRB meeting.  ANCs do not need to contact HPO about projects that are already scheduled to allow a 45-day review period, or that they have already reviewed. 

How to Submit ANC Comments 
For ANC comments to receive great weight, they must be adopted by ANC vote at a duly noticed public meeting.  ANC comments may be in resolution or letter format, and should be submitted within the 45-day review period.  Comments should relate to HPRB’s area of jurisdiction, state the vote taken, and articulate the basis for the ANC recommendations.  
Any ANC commissioner is welcome to participate in HPRB meetings as an individual, but only the duly adopted official comments of the ANC receive great weight.   

The applications listed on this notice and their associated materials are a matter of public record.  Case files are open for public review at the Historic Preservation Office during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm, 1100 4th Street SW, Suite E650 (at Waterfront METRO station).   
For more information, see the HPO and HPRB website at . Some application materials are also posted on the website. 

Public comments are welcome on HPRB cases, and anyone may participate in an HPRB meeting without signing up in advance.  HPRB prefers to receive copies of written comments before their meeting.  Written comments submitted electronically by the deadlines below will be distributed to the HPRB members before the meeting.  Any comments received after the final deadline will held for the record but not distributed to the HPRB members.

Comments for distribution with case information:             1 pm on April 19

Final deadline for comments to be distributed:                1 pm on April 25 (for April 26 meeting)
                                                                                                                1 pm on May 2 (for May 3 meeting)

The 45-day/30-working-day ANC notice period for cases on this notice expires on:  May 19, 2018.

April 26, 2018
May 3, 2018
441 4th Street NW, Room 220 South, 9:00 a.m.   
The Historic Preservation Review Board (HPRB) will meet on Thursday, April 26 and Thursday, May 03 to consider concept and permit applications for work affecting historic properties. Applications for historic landmark or historic district designation may also be considered. 
The agenda for these meetings will be drawn from the list of filed cases below, but not all cases on the list will be included.  The agenda will be released on the Friday before each meeting, and will be emailed to all recipients of this public notice.  The agenda and HPO reports for the scheduled cases will be posted on the HPO website at  by the end of the day on Friday, April 20, 2018.      

The following cases have been filed by this month’s application deadline for submission to HPRB.  The agenda of cases for the upcoming HPRB meetings will be drawn from this list. 
Listing on this notice does not guarantee a hearing this month.  Some cases are already scheduled for the following month.  Other cases may be deferred at the request of the affected Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC), for insufficient information, or at the discretion of HPO or HPRB. 
For inquiries about or to provide comments on a specific case, please contact the assigned staff person listed below.  Written comments should be received at HPO by the comment deadlines noted above. Submission of written comments by email is preferred.

5D,6A    Kingman Park Historic District, all properties between East Capitol, 19th and M Streets NE and 
7D       Maryland Avenue NE and the Anacostia River, Case 16-19
5E           St. Paul’s Methodist Episcopal Church South, 150 S Street NW, Case 18-09

Historic Landmarks
2E           West Heating Plant, 1051/1055 29th Street NW (Square 1193), HPA 17-263, concept/substantial demolition, reconstruction for multi-unit residential building (continuation of November 2, 2017 hearing)
2E           West Heating Plant, 1051/1055 29th Street NW (Square 1193), HPA 17-633, permit/demolition 
5E         St. Paul’s Methodist Episcopal Church South, 150 S Street NW, HPA 18-147, raze (if designated)

Blagden Alley/ Naylor Court Historic District
2F           939 N Street NW, HPA 18-243, concept/two-story brick carriage house (Meyer)

Capitol Hill Historic District 
6B           816 Potomac Avenue SE, HPA 18-244, concept/four-story, plus penthouse and cellar, side addition (Gutowski)
6C           732 4th Street NE, HPA 18-248, concept/rear and rooftop additions (Gutowski)
6C           228 8th Street NE, HPA 18-300, concept/rear addition; front alterations (deferred until May 24th at request of ANC; Gutowski)

Cleveland Park Historic District 
3C           3415 Porter Street NW, HPA 18-129, concept/ addition at rear roof (Robb)
3C        3552 Quebec Street NW, HPA 18-305, concept/ add rooftop dormers at rear (Robb)

14th Street Historic District 
2B           1712 15th Street NW, HPA 18-304, concept/rear addition and alteration (Robb)

                 Georgetown Historic District
2E           3234 N Street NW, HPA 18-234, permit/entry portico, replacement doors, retaining wall, enlarge window wells, repave front yard (Dennee)

George Washington University/Old West End Historic District
2A           2101 F Street NW, HPA 18-200, permit/roof antenna (Brockett)

Glover-Archbold Park Historic District
3D           4301 Canal Road NW, HPA 18-297, permit/raze the historic Foundry Branch Trestle in Glover Archbold Park (scheduled for May 24th meeting)

Kalorama Triangle Historic District
1C           1963 Biltmore Street NW, HPA 18-298, concept/rooftop addition (Brockett)

LeDroit Park Historic District 
1B           461-465 Florida Avenue NW, HPA 18-279, concept/penthouse additions on houses and roof decks on rear stables (Meyer)
1B           1822 4th Street NW, HPA 18-280, concept/three-story rear addition (Meyer)
1B           1936 2nd Street NW, HPA 18-301, concept/two-story garage (Meyer)

Mount Pleasant Historic District
1D           3305-3307 18th Street NW, HPA 17-659, concept/raze carriage house and build similar but larger garage (to be heard in May or June)
1D           1800 Kenyon Street NW, HPA 18-252, concept/roof deck on top of single story brick garage (Dennee)

Shaw Historic District
6E           1501 9th Street NW, HPA 17-434, concept/enclosed sidewalk cafรฉ (Meyer)

U Street Historic District 
1B           1924 9th Street NW, HPA 18-269, concept/third-story loft addition (Price)
2B           1828 15th Street NW, HPA 18-302, concept/two-story garage and addition to principal structure (Price)
6E           1735-1737 10th Street NW, HPA 18-303, concept/construction of two rowhouses on existing vacant lots (Price)

Walter Reed Historic District 
4A           6900 Georgia Avenue NW, HPA 18-308, permit/raze buildings 31, 38 and 84 (Dennee)   


Anne Brockett
(202) 442-8842

Steve Callcott
(202) 741-5247

Tim Dennee
(202) 442-8847

Kim Elliott
(202) 442-8838

Patsy Fletcher
(202) 741-081

6Gabriela Gutowski
(202) 442-8839  

Andrew Lewis
(202) 442-8841

David Maloney
(202) 442-8850

Brendan Meyer
(202) 741-5248

Imania Price
(202) 442-8827

Michael Robb
(202) 442-7703

Kim Williams
(202) 442-8840

To be included on the email distribution list for this monthly public notice, please visit the Office of Planning website and sign up at .

For additional information, see the HPO and HPRB website at . 
ACCESSIBILITY SERVICES: Persons needing accessibility accommodations including foreign language and sign language interpretation for preservation services and programs may contact Steve Callcott at the Office of Planning at (202) 442-7600 to request assistance. Please provide two weeks advance notice for HPRB meetings. 

Bruce Yarnall • Historic Preservation Operations Manager
DC Office of Planning
1100 4th Street SW, Suite E650 • Washington, DC 20024