Saturday, August 31, 2019

save McMillan protest action today

See this tweet:

Open Houses in and around Bloomingdale scheduled for 8/31 & 9/1/2019

Unit 404 at 51 Randolph Pl NW is offered at $365,000.
The featured open house is a top floor 1 bedroom condo with parking in Bloomingdale. The agent representing the seller is Muayyad Nour with Realty One Group Capital Properties. 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.

a reminder about DC Water's tour of the Northeast Boundary Tunnell -- Saturday, 09-14-2019

From: Hadiah Jordan
Sent: Friday, August 23, 2019 3:44 PM
Join Us in the Tunnel

Your Chance To Tour
The Northeast Boundary Tunnel!

Travel down the drop shaft, ride in a train to the tunnel and see for yourself how Chris, the Tunnel Boring Machine, works. DC Water and Salini Impregilo-Healy will host a Northeast Boundary Tunnel Community Day at the construction site just south of RFK Stadium.
What: Northeast Boundary Tunnel Community Day
When: Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019; 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Where: RFK Stadium Parking Lot 8
– south of RFK Stadium, 2600 Independence Avenue, SE. Look for the large cranes!

Space is limited to only 140 participants. Tours are scheduled for every hour and last approximately two hours. Tour guides will instruct participants along the way from the muck pit, down the 105-foot deep drop shaft, and on the train to the giant tunnel boring machine.

To participate you must: 
  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Register for a tour group
  • Sign a liability waiver and a photo release form
  • Participate in the safety orientation
  • Wear fully closed-toe shoes and long pants
Your personal protective equipment which includes hard hats, gloves, a flashlight, safety glasses, and vests will be supplied and must be worn at all times while in the construction work zone.
To register for a tour group time, please visit:
September 2019   
Reserve your space today!

For More Information about the Northeast Boundary Tunnel 
24/7 Northeast Boundary Tunnel Project Hotline: (800) 988-6151
Northeast Boundary Tunnel Project:
DC Clean Rivers Project:

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celebrate art and experience wonder "Visual Candy: Good & Plenty" in the North Capitol corridor -- Saturday, 09-14-2019

two weeks from today: Art All Night in the North Capitol corridor (and other locations around the District)

See this North Capitol Main Street Facebook post:    

Save McMillan Action Coalition: "Mayor Bower continues demolition at McMillan Park while Attorney General Karl Racine remains silent; supporters file illegal demolition complaint and plan to protest Sat Aug 31”

Sent: Saturday, August 31, 2019 2:56 AM
To: friends-of-mcmillan-park ;; HistoricWashington ; Ward 5 Yahoo Group
Subject: [WARD5] Press Update: Mayor Bowser Continues Illegal Demolition at McMillan Park while Attorney General Karl Racine Remains Silent; Supporters File Illegal Demolition Complaint and Plan to Protest Sat Aug 31 

PRESS UPDATE August 31, 2019
Contact Grace McClain,, (202) 656-3012

Mayor Bowser Continues Illegal Demolition at McMillan Park While Attorney General Karl Racine Remains Silent; Supporters File Illegal Demolition Complaint and Plan to Protest Sat Aug 31

Washington, DC – Despite Mayor Bowser claiming otherwise (WBJ “District officials insist there's no demolition work underway at McMillan site” by Alex Korma, illegal demolition activities continue at McMillan Park.  
Private contractors & workers (Gilbane Construction) with backhoes have dug out the Olmsted vines, peeled back the original turf on the northern plains of the site, and physically moved top entry porticos, damaging the roof of the historic McMillan Park subterranean waterworks. This area of the site hasn’t been disturbed this way since its construction at the turn of the 20th century.

McMillan Park supporters filed a complaint with the Office of Administrative Hearings on Friday, August 30, 2019, after receiving no response whatsoever from Attorney General Karl Racine in seeking his intervention in the illegal demolition now underway.

McMillan Park advocates intend to demonstrate at the site on Saturday, August 31, starting at noon and gathering at 1st and Channing Streets NW.  See FB event announcement here >>

Demolition started earlier this week. Upon noticing the demo activities, McMillan Park supporters sent Notices of Infraction to the Mayor and OAG Racine and put up banners along the Park perimeter decrying the illegal construction.
 Although the protest efforts stopped work at the time, just a couple days later demolition crews went headlong into altering and damaging the historic waterworks, a site deemed a cultural asset in the National Register of Historic Places.

“Bowser lies in contemptuous arrogance that it isn't demolition at all, baring her disdain for the truth, and her manipulation that snivels and hardly hides her sell out of our public wealth and very legacy, selling out her own heritage to crass mediocre urbanization,” said Daniel Wolkoff, convenor of the McMillan Coalition for Sustainable Agriculture and a Friend of Lincoln’s Cottage. “The arrogance of big money and blatant corruption, our ward 5 is just a commodity. The DC government is a national embarrassment, crass inferior and just mercenary at our expense.”



DC for Reasonable Development

MPD last night: calls about sounds of gunshots along 3rd St NW between Q & W St NW "we have not located any crime scenes or victims other than on the 200 block of Q St NW"

Sent: Friday, August 30, 2019 10:27 PM
Subject: Re: [MPD-3d]
Shooting investigation

Good evening.  We received several calls beginning around 9:08pm tonight for the sounds of gunshots in various locations along the 3rd street corridor between Q and W streets.  We have not located any crime scenes or victims other than the individual in the 200 block of Q street at this time.  We believe that these calls may all be related to the same incident but are continuing to investigate.  

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)
Twitter @DCPoliceDept

Plus this tweet from ANC5E06 Commissioner Karla Lewis:

Friday, August 30, 2019

protest action at the McMillan site -- Saturday, 08-30-2019

See this tweet:

"Bloomingdale is mentioned in this Friend-of-the-Court brief regarding Rayful Edmond"

See these tweets:

I vividly recall the National Guard with huge spotlights shining up in the sky on my block during these dark days of Bloomingdale.  

I am surprised that I am still alive.  

the former Capitol Food Mart has been demolished > to be replaced by the Maison Kesh development project

See this tweet:

be a BBQ hero (ine) at the Bloomingdale Farmers Market

From: "Markets & More"
Date: August 29, 2019 at 11:13:57 PM GMT+2
Be a BBQ hero (ine) at BFM

Hello BFM fans,

Happy Labor Day weekend! We have
everything you need for a locally sourced, fabulous Labor Day Barbecue or
picnic. Number 1 Sons our pickler par excellence is brings some interesting new
selections for this week and a special sale: Labor Day Special: BE THE BBQ
HERO! Buy any item ($5 min), add Crispy Koshers as your 2nd item - get $1 off
and we'll donate $1 to Miriam's Kitchen! We are reimaging watermelon
feta salad
.with these recipes


Oooh, Reid has GRAPES!

New and Notable:
  • *New*
         seedless grapes
  • *New* Sicilian Sours 
  • *New* Gin Spears     
  • *New* Salsa So Verde is back.
  • Hot Hearts == cabbage hearts fermented for a month with
         habaneros, carrots and the right spices
  • ​Mustard Kraut for Labor Day hot dogs!
  • Last chance to pick up Golden Beets @ Number 1 Sons
  • Music this week is Haku.
  • Bike House will be here from 11 to 1 to help you fix your bike.

How to make your Whisked cookies last

There’s nothing better than a soft and gooey cookie fresh out of the oven. But keeping cookies fresh is a challenge - and something we spend a lot of time thinking about at Whisked!
To keep dry cookies fresh, follow these steps: 
*Make sure cookies cool completely before storing.
Store them at room temperature in an air-tight container, like Tupperware.
Store different flavors separately. Over time, strongly flavored cookies like molasses or mint will seep into other cookies, so if possible store each flavor in its own container.
If you have limited Tupperware containers, place each flavor in its own freezer bag and then place those bags in the container. That will help keep flavors separate while maximizing your storage space.
If storing cookies in layers, use parchment or wax paper to keep them separate.
Learn more of our best tips on storing cookies.

At Market This Week:

Groff's Content Farm:
Grass fed beef: ground, patties, stew cubes, bottom round, roasts, heart/liver,
and steaks. Free range turkey: breast, legs, and ground. Free range chicken:
whole, breast w/ or w/o bone, leg/thigh quarter, 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.

Tip: Did you know they
have dog treats?

Bri's Creamery:
Cold brew coffee, chocolate brownie, strawberry, cookies & cream, mint
chocolate chunk, brown sugar vanilla, and coconut vanilla chocolate chunk(this
is vegan). Did you know she bakes those brownies herself?

Have you tasted all of Bri's small batch ice creams?! Perfect for a Labor Day
dessert with (or without ) the pie...

Reid's Orchard:
Blueberries, blackberries, yellow peaches, white peaches, yellow nectarines,
white nectarine, *New* seedless grapes, heirloom tomatoes and cherry tomatoes.
Apple sauce, apple butter, apple cider. Apples: Earligold, Zestar, Ginger Gold,
Sansa, Paula Red, Molly’s Delicious, Tsugaru, and Honeycrisp.

Variety of mushrooms fresh and dried: oyster,
lion’s mane, portabello, cremini, maitake, chestnut, pioppini, enokitake,
chanterelle, Lion’s Mane double extraction, and Hungarian Mushroom Stew.

Tip: Lion’s Mane mushrooms have a rich (lobster) flavor are
thick, with a meaty texture and can ne cooked thinly sliced saute at a high
tempeture untill lightly browned edges (4-5min). So GRILL YOUR MUSHROOMS.
Mountain View:
*New* mini watermelon, *New* baby ginger, *New* Hosui pears, tomatoes, cherry
tomatoes, heirloom tomatoes, mixed sweet peppers, Poblanos garlic, new gold
potatoes, red gold potatoes, magic molly potatoes, green beans, string
beans,  Italian Romano beans, dragon tongue beans, okra, mixed summer
squash, cucumbers, large squash, beets, eggplants, fairy eggplant, carrots, bok
choi, beets, shallots, fresh herbs, eggs, Superstar onion, red long of Tropea
onions, fennel, mixed hot peppers, NuMex anathem peppers, Shishitos peppers,
kale, Romaine, fresh cut herbs, and salad greens.

Melons: red seedless watermelon, sugar baby red seedless watermelon, red seeded
watermelon, yellow seedless, and sweet canary melons. Tomatoes: cherry
tomatoes, yellow low acid tomatoes, green tomatoes, early girl tomatoes, salad
tomatoes, Romas, speckled Romans, green Zebra, heirloom tomatoes, striped
cavern, and  Cherokee purple. Peppers: hot peppers, bell peppers,
jalapenos, poblanos, and Shishito peppers. Eggplant, garlic, sweet candy
onions, green kale, corn, baby lima beans, eggs, pasta sauce, bloody mary mix,
jam, Purslane, basil bunches, cilantro bunches, and cut flowers.

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

TIP: Did you
know that the spirally kale fusilli makes the best pasta salad? The spirals
capture all the bits and pieces of chopped vegetables, meats, cheeses and herbs.

Keswick:Cow milk and mixed milk cheese. Hard to soft, styles from around
the world, Robin’s favorite yogurt and chocolate pudding.
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. 

Mark told me Sunday that they make 35 different cheeses!  (they bring 25 every

Number 1 Sons:
Everything Fermented! Kimchi: Kicky and Sons.
Pickles (cucumber kind): *New* Sicilian Sours, *New* Gin
Spears, Crispy Koshers, Szechuan Spears, Sunny Dills, Super Sours, Half Sours,
Honey Habs, and Deli Dills. Other pickled Veg: *New* Salsa So Verde, Stinking
Rye Sauerkraut, Clean Kraut, Giardiniera, Masala Beets, Golden beets, Fermented
horseradish and mustard kraut, and Hot Hearts.   Kombuchas flavors are
Turmeric Tang, Lavender Fizz, Original Ginger, and Watermelon Cucumber.
Condiments for every meal. Have you tried a Grilled Kimcheese sandwich yet?

TIP: Have you slathered a hot dog (plant or animal based!)
with kimchi yet? Caitlin also likes the bun smeared with mayo.

Panorama Bakery: French
style bread and breakfast pastries. Demi french baguette, traditional artisanal
baguette, Petit Rustique, challah, sourdough, walnut raisin sourdough,
multigrain loaf, Honey-Wheat w/Oats, Walnut-cherry baguette, walnut-cranberry
baguette, olive baguette, multigrain baguette, and pumpernickel boule.
Croissants: butter, chocolate and raisins.

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:
Peach, Salted Caramel Apple, Lemon Coconut, Cherry, Bourbon Pecan, Sea Salt
Chocolate Chess, Key lime, and Strawberry Rhubarb. Quiches: Cheddar Broccoli,
Spinach with Sun Dried Tomato, and Kale, Pesto, Parmesan.

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

Date: Sunday 
Time: 9am-1pm
Where: 100 block of R St NW in front of the Big Bear Cafe


Clara, the Teds and Robin overseas