Tuesday, June 25, 2019

support Translaw -- at Tyber Creek Wine Bar and Kitchen

See this Tyber Creek Facebook post:




in three weeks: DHCD public hearing on the proposed disposition of 36 Channing St NW and 160 Adams St NW -- required to be developed as workforce housing

Here is the link to the DHCD announcement below:

GOVERNMENT OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA 
DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT 
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING FOR 
Proposed Disposition of Properties

Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the requirements of D.C. Official Code § 423171.03(a)(1), the District of Columbia Department of Housing and Community Development (“District” or “DHCD”) has scheduled a public hearing on Tuesday, July 16, 2019, at 6 p.m. The hearing will occur at the DHCD - 1st Floor Housing Resource Center located at 1800 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20020, to consider the proposed disposition of the properties noted below.


                                                 
In May 2019, the District offered the properties listed above for sale, through the competitive process of an auction, conducted by Alex Cooper Auctioneers, Inc., for the purpose of eliminating or reducing blight by providing for the disposition and development of affordable units to households with an annual income at or below 120% Median Family Income.
             
If you would like to present oral testimony, you are encouraged to register in advance either by emailing DHCD’s Property Acquisition and Disposition Division at padd.sfo@dc.gov, or by calling (202) 478-1355. Please provide your name, address, telephone number, and organizational affiliation, if any.

Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD) relay service is available by calling (800) 2017165. Sign language interpretation and language translation services are available upon request by calling Pamela Hillsman at (202) 442-7251. If you require language translation, please specify which language (Spanish, Vietnamese, Chinese-Mandarin/Cantonese, Amharic, or French). Language translation services will be provided to pre-registered persons only. The deadline for requiring interpretation services is seven days prior to the hearing. Bilingual staff will provide services as available to unregistered attendees.
     
Written statements may be submitted at the hearing, or until 4:45 p.m., Tuesday, July 16, 2019, either by emailing DHCD’s Property Acquisition and Disposition Division at padd.sfo@dc.gov or mailing the statement to: Polly Donaldson, Director, DC Department of Housing and Community Development, ATTN: PADD Auction Public Hearing, 1800 Martin Luther King Jr., Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20020.





Big Bear's new chef, Isaiah Ruffin, is hosting a 5 course tasting dinner -- Thursday, 06-27-2019

Big Bear's new Chef, Isaiah Ruffin, is hosting a 5 course tasting dinner next Thursday with the distillers of the local, women owned, Republic Restoratives distillery.
https://squareup.com/store/bigbear-events/item/tasting-dinner-with-rebublic-restoratives-distillery
(click photo for tickets)
The dinner will be a coursed cocktail tasting with representatives from Republic Restoratives paired with a 5 course meal.
Growers for the meal include Little Wild Things (urban farming), Up-Top Acres (rooftop farming), Firefly Farms (MD cheesemaker), Dicot (MD organic), Randall Linebacks (VA pasture raised livestock), and Food Love Farm.
This is one of Isaiah's first dinners with Big Bear. It will highlight some of the new partners he's looking to bring to the neighborhood.

https://squareup.com/store/bigbear-events/item/tasting-dinner-with-rebublic-restoratives-distillery
Republic Restoratives Team
local farm ingredients
https://squareup.com/store/bigbear-events/item/tasting-dinner-with-rebublic-restoratives-distillery

Hope to see you there!






Menu:


Saturday, June 22, 2019

Open Houses in and around Bloomingdale for 6/22 & 6/23/2019

40 U St NW is listed for $1,245,000.
The featured open house is a newly renovated Victorian house in Bloomingdale. The agent representing the seller is Stephanie Cooper with Exit Elite Realty. See the link below for more details and open house times.

Weekend Open Houses

*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.

tasting dinner with local distillery Republic Restoratives at Big Bear Cafe -- Thursday, 06-27-2019

Big Bear's new Chef, Isaiah Ruffin, is hosting a 5 course tasting dinner next Thursday with the distillers of the local, women owned, Republic Restoratives distillery.
https://squareup.com/store/bigbear-events/item/tasting-dinner-with-rebublic-restoratives-distillery
(click photo for tickets)
The dinner will be a coursed cocktail tasting with representatives from Republic Restoratives paired with a 5 course meal.
Growers for the meal include Little Wild Things (urban farming), Up-Top Acres (rooftop farming), Firefly Farms (MD cheesemaker), Dicot (MD organic), Randall Linebacks (VA pasture raised livestock), and Food Love Farm.
This is one of Isaiah's first dinners with Big Bear. It will highlight some of the new partners he's looking to bring to the neighborhood.

https://squareup.com/store/bigbear-events/item/tasting-dinner-with-rebublic-restoratives-distillery
Republic Restoratives Team
local farm ingredients
https://squareup.com/store/bigbear-events/item/tasting-dinner-with-rebublic-restoratives-distillery

Hope to see you there!






Menu:


resident house band Cocina Collective at Boundary Stone -- Thursday, 06-27-2019

See this tweet:




DC Preservation League #FactCheckFriday: Preservation and Density

See this post from the DC Preservation League:



Humans Telling Jokes a big hit at Hopscotch Bar

See this Facebook post:


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Friday, June 21, 2019

150 S Street NW back before the HPRB -- Thursday, 06-27-2019

From: Office of Planning
Sent: Friday, June 21, 2019 4:46 PM
Subject:
HPRB Agenda and Consent Calendar - June 27 and July 11, 2019

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Greetings:  This document and others related to the June 27 and July 11, 2019 HPRB Meeting will post on our website at:  https://planning.dc.gov/node/1410981

Project Drawings are also posted on the website at: https://planning.dc.gov/page/historic-preservation-office.

Please Note:   The Public Meeting on June 27 begins at 9:30 AM.

The following July 11 case staff reports will post no later than Friday, July 5.

ANACOSTIA  HISTORIC DISTRICT
  1. 9:00-9:45 2231 Mount View Place SE, HPA 19-292, concept/solar panel array on roof

TAKOMA PARK HISTORIC DISTRICT
  1. 9:45-10:30 218 Cedar Street NW, HPA 19-318, concept/new five-story mixed-use building

CAPITAL HILL HISTORIC DISTRICT 
  1. 11:30-12:15 203 rear 3rd Street SE, HPA 19-326, concept/one-story addition at rear

_______ 

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.

Historic Preservation Review Board Meeting
June 27 and July 11, 2019

The Historic Preservation Review Board will meet to consider the following items.  The meetings 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

HISTORIC LANDMARKS
  1. White Meyer House, 1624 Crescent Place NW, HPA 15-205, renewal of concept/alteration, construction of apartment building

CAPITOL HILL HISTORIC DISTRICT
  1. 511 5th Street SE, HPA 19-380, permit/rear addition
  2. 520 Groff Court NE, HPA 19-311, concept/side addition, two stories to two-story alley dwelling

DUPONT CIRCLE HISTORIC DISTRICT
  1. 1738 Church Street NW, HPA 19-384, concept/new garage with roof deck

14TH STREET HISTORIC DISTRICT
  1. 1521 Corcoran Street NW, HPA 19-395, concept/new partial third floor, new addition, new windows

KALORAMA TRIANGLE HISTORIC DISTRICT
  1. 2325 20th Street NW, HPA 19-382, concept/ two story addition at rear


JUNE 27 AGENDA
               
                9:00-9:30   EXECUTIVE SESSION

LANDMARK DESIGNATION HEARING
  1. 9:30-10:15 Sadler Homestead, 7529 Morningside Drive NW, Case 19-08

WALTER REED HISTORIC DISTRICT                                            
  1. 10:15-11:00 6900 Georgia Avenue NW, HPA 19-386 and 19-387, concept/new construction of buildings O and P

U STREET HISTORIC DISTRICT
  1. 11:00-11:45 1832 15th Street NW, HPA 19-173, concept/two-story rear addition, garage addition 
  1. 11:45-12:15 1809 14th Street NW, HPA 19-376, concept/determination of contributing status of existing one-story building

                12:15-1:00       LUNCH BREAK


BLOOMINGDALE HISTORIC DISTRICT
  1. 1:00-1:45 150 S Street NW, HPA 19-233, concept/new construction on four lots

HISTORIC LANDMARK/CAPITOL HILL HISTORIC DISTRICT 
  1. 1:45-2:45 Folger Shakespeare Library, 201 East Capitol Street SE, HPA 19-332, concept/new visitor entrance

2:45                MEETING ADJOURNED

3:00-5:00          BOARD SITE VISIT


JULY 11 AGENDA

ANACOSTIA  HISTORIC DISTRICT
  1. 9:00-9:45 2231 Mount View Place SE, HPA 19-292, concept/solar panel array on roof

TAKOMA PARK HISTORIC DISTRICT
  1. 9:45-10:30 218 Cedar Street NW, HPA 19-318, concept/new five-story mixed-use building

CAPITOL HILL HISTORIC DISTRICT
  1. 10:30-11:15 429 5th Street NE, HPA 19-214, revised concept/three-story and roof addition 
  1. 11:15-12:00 203 rear 3rd Street SE, HPA 19-326, concept/one-story addition at rear

12:00-12:45      LUNCH BREAK

LANDMARK DESIGNATION HEARING
  1. 12:45-1:45 Barry Farm Dwellings, 1100-1371 Stevens Road, 2677-2687 Wade Road and 2652 Firth Sterling Avenue SE, Case 19-07

1:45              MEETING ADJOURNED

_____________



Bruce Yarnall • Historic Preservation Operations Manager
DC Office of Planning
1100 4th Street SW, Suite E650 • Washington, DC 20024
202.442.8835
bruce.yarnall@dc.gov
planning.dc.gov


Thrillist's neighborhood brunch guide on Boundary Stone: "This warm and friendly neighborhood pub at the heart of Bloomingdale prides itself on being a restful refuge for those who enjoy simple pleasures..."

See this tweet:




new producer at the Bloomingdale Farmers Market this Sunday, 06-23-2019: Pearl Fine Herbal Teas

From: Robin Shuster
Sent: Friday, June 21, 2019 3:08 AM
Subject: NEW Producer Sunday


Elise, owner of Pearl Fine Herbal Teas, is starting with us Sunday.  She will have: 
  1. Healing Heart (local rose, lemongrass, ginger)
  2. Rest and Relaxation (local chamomile, lemongrass, lavender
  3. Ginger Lemon (local ginger and lemongrass)
  4. Happy Belly Blend (local mint, lemon balm, fennel)
  5. Earl Grey Lavender (local lavender)
  6. Green tea with local mint
Robin  




Thursday, June 20, 2019

neighbor carjacked in the alley of the unit blocks of W and Adams St NW – Wednesday, 06-19-2019

See this Thursday, 06-20-2019 message from a Bloomingdale resident:


Unfortunately, I wanted to share that I was carjacked yesterday morning, Wednesday, June 19 around 8:15am as I tried to leave for work in the alley between the Unit block of Adams and W St NW.  I opened my garage door and saw there were empty trash cans preventing me from driving. Leaving possessions and keys in the car, I got out and moved the trash cans. A black male who I would estimate at 5’8” and slim with short black hair ran at me. He pushed and screamed at me. He jumped in my car and drove off east down the alley with the driver’s door open.  I yelled for help and for someone to call the police while I was in the alley. I then went to the front of the house, called for help, and found a police officer who initiated an investigation.  

I wanted to share this story to warn our neighbors to be safe and extra vigilant. Please share with your listserv.





Ben Williams of the Bloomingdale Historic District: new trustee of the DC Preservation League

The June 2019 DC Preservation League E-Advocate newsletter announces two new trustees of the organization.

One of the two new trustees is Ben Williams of the Bloomingdale Historic District.






Humans Telling Jokes comedy showcase at Hopscotch Bar -- today, Thursday, 06-20-2019

See this tweet:




first corn at the Bloomingdale Farmers Market - this Sunday, 06-23-2019

From: Robin Shuster
Sent: Thursday, June 20, 2019 8:49 AM
Subject: First Corn at BFM
Hello BFM fans,

Garners has their first harvest of corn here this weekend. Now we can officially declare that summer has started.The weather looks nice in the low 80’s but we are open rain or shine. To inspire you here are some recipes for corn, berries and pasta.


Produce Plus is on going at Bloomingdale between Reid’s tent and Number 1 Sons. Please come early if enrolled.    

New and Notable:

  • First Corn From Garners
  • Berries of all kinds in season
         from sour cherries to fresh picked strawberries
  • Music this week is Dave McCagg.
  • Bike House will be here from 11
         to 1 to help you fix your bikes. Flat tire? Brake adjustments? Trueing a
         wheel? Shifting problems with gears? Adjusting chains? They know it all.
At Market This Week:

Groff's Content Farm: Grass fed beef: ground, stew cubs, roasts and steaks. Grass fed lamb: shank, shoulder, and leg bone-in. Free range turkey: breast, thighs, legs, and ground. Free range chicken: whole, breast (boneless or bone-in), leg/thigh quarters, wings, legs, necks/backs, and liver/heart. Bone broths. Sausages. Pasture raised Berkshire pork: ground, Canadian bacon, spare rib, shoulder roasts, smoked hams, pork chop, smoked bacon, and ham hock.  

Bri's Brookland Creamery: Brown sugar vanilla brownie, coconut, cold brew coffee, mint, and chocolate chip. Did you know she bakes those brownies herself?

Reid's Orchard: Sugar snap peas, sweet cherries.  Herbs. Mosquito plant Cat grass. Apples, apple sauce, apple butter, apple cider, and strawberries.  

King Mushrooms: Mushrooms fresh and dried; oyster, shiitake, lion’s mane, portabello cremini, maitake, chestnut, pioppini, enokitake, and chanterelle.

Have you tried their Hungarian soup? Chock-full of mushrooms, It makes a great
pasta sauce too or a versatile base for a mushroom stew or a mushroom-chicken
stew. Puree it a bit for a different texture.
 

Mountain View Organic: Tomatoes, garlic w/stem, young shallots, fava beans, summer squash, cukes,  sour cherries, carrots, bok choy, radishes, peas, strawberries,fresh lavender, eggs,  fennel, herbs, kale, collard greens, salad greens, heads of lettuce, and cilantro.

Garners: *New Corn*, green beans, yellow beans, blueberries, beets, red sweet potatoes, tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, shelled peas, kale pesto, green kale, Toscano kale, red kale,
collards, swiss chard, slicing cucumbers, Kirby cucumber, squash blossoms, zucchini, golden zucchini, yellow squash, patty pan squash, Mediterranean squash, sunflowers, basil bunches, cilantro bunches, dill bunches, and potted plants.
 

Cucina Al Volo: Dried pasta, ravioli, and sauces such as pesto, lamb ragu, beef bolognese,
cherry tomato, wild mushrooms, eggplant norma.
 

Keswick Creamery: Cow milk and mixed milk cheese. Hard to soft, styles from around the world, Robin’s favorite yogurt and chocolate pudding. Gouda-inspired Vermeer,  Alpine-style Tommes, Swirly Girl, Mesquite smoked Smokey Isabelle, funky Cowttin.  Soft-ripened, ash-covered Winter Morning has a creamy center, ricotta, quark, and feta.  

Number 1 Sons: Everything Fermented! Kimchi: Kicky and Sons. Pickles (cucumber kind): Crispy Koshers, Szechuan Spears, Sunny Dills, Super Sours, Half Sours, Honey Habs, and Deli Dills. Other pickled Veg: Clean Kraut, Giardiniera, Masala Beets, and Hot Hearts.   Kombuchas flavors are Turmeric Tang, Lavender Fizz, Original Ginger, and *New Strawberry*. Condiments for every meal. Have you tried a Grilled Kimcheese sandwich yet?

Panorama Bakery: French style bread and breakfast pastries. Demi french baguette, traditional artisan baguette, petit rustique, challah (makes the best French toast), sourdough, walnut raisins sourdough, multigrain loaf, honey-wheat with oats, alnut-cherry
baguette, walnut-cranberry baguette, olive baguette, multigrain baguette, and pumpernickel boule. Croissants (plain, chocolate, raisin), scones, muffins, etc.

Whisked: Cookie 6-Packs: Chocolate Chip, Salty Oatmeal, Molasses Spice, Hazelnut Swirl, Pretzel Cowboy, Snickerdoodle, Mexican Chocolate (flourless), Oatmeal Chocolate Chip (vegan), Simply Sugar (vegan), and Chocolate Blackout (vegan). Pies: Salted Caramel
Apple, Lemon Coconut, Cherry, Bourbon Pecan, Sea Salt Chocolate Chess, Key Lime Pie, and Strawberry Rhubarb. Quiches: Cheddar Broccoli, Spinach with Sun Dried Tomato, and Kale, Pesto, Parmesan.
 

From

Clara, the
Teds and Robin from afar