09/29/14 10:22pm

2020 9th Street, NW (just north of U Street) across from 9:30 Club

We suspected the new Thai X-ing location was super close to opening. I spotted the sign below on their Florida Ave spot during my walkabout Sunday:


Note, effective 9/30, the 515 Florida Ave location will no longer be serving alcohol.

515 Florida Ave, NW

09/29/14 10:05pm


From a press release:

“The larger-than-life sculptures by internationally renowned artist Magdalena Abakanowicz (b. 1930) will be on view beginning September 27 as part of the New York Avenue Sculpture Project, the only public art space featuring changing installations of contemporary works by women artists in Washington, D.C. Organized by the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA), the New York Avenue Sculpture Project is a collaboration between the museum, the Downtown DC Business Improvement District (BID), the DC Office of Planning and other local agencies. The Sculpture Project illustrates the museum’s long-term commitment to the artistic beautification of New York Avenue, fostering a vibrant new identity for the neighborhood just east of the White House. Located in the median of New York Avenue between 12th and 13th Streets, NW, the installation will be on view from Sept. 27, 2014 through Sept. 27, 2015.

The Sculpture Project will include a range of figurative works by Polish artist Abakanowicz. Her monumentally-scaled sculptures of grouped human figures and birds in flight exemplify issues universal to humankind: the power of nature, the force of destruction and the resiliency of hope. Abakanowicz’s art is often inspired by her experiences and observations during World War II and its repressive postwar climate.

“This installation will honor one of the greatest monumental sculptors of our time. Her works’ placement within the capital city of our republic will be compelling,” said NMWA Director Susan Fisher Sterling. “Abakanowicz’s sculptures of figures atop wheel axles relate to her childhood memory of traveling with coins sewn into her clothing while escaping advancing military troops. When viewed in the context of New York Avenue, with drivers and pedestrians moving by, these sculptures will allude more generally to human journeys, both actual and metaphysical.”


Lots more photos and closeups after the jump. (more…)

Making Strides Horizontal

From an email:

“I’m hosting a fundraiser happy hour to benefit the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk. This is my tenth year doing the walk in memory of my mom, whom my team is named after – Nancy’s Nineteen!

Join us on October 1, from 5:30-9:30PM at Iron Horse Taproom in Chinatown. A minimum $5 donation to the American Cancer Society will get you drink specials until 9:30PM. You’ll also be entered into a drawing to win Iron Horse gift cards and other prizes! Hope you can join us to fight back against breast cancer! “
09/29/14 3:55pm


Thanks to Justin for sending these great photos. If you have a recent renovation you wouldn’t mind sharing – please send and email with some before and after pics and a few details about the project to PrinceofPetworth(at)Gmail Thanks.

Justin writes:

“the inspiration for the paint colors came mostly from the door, as we found the one we wanted then tried to figure out the best palette for it. after that we worked with the existing brickwork pattern of the two stripes and added in the 3 masonry stars to mimic the DC flag. the fence was actually done before the paint, as you can see from the before photos it was somewhat of a safety hazard. the same company installed the fence, installed all 3 new exterior doors, and painted the house (the fence stain was done by me). they’ve also installed skylights and chandeliers for us as well, and highly recommend them to anyone: Optima Designs out of Bethesda. all of the landscaping was done by us…still working on doing something to replace the “grass” we have, but that’s a fall project!”


Lots more photos after the jump. (more…)

09/29/14 3:30pm

If you have any animal/pet photos you’d like to share please send an email to princeofpetworth(at)gmail(dot)com with ‘Animal Fix’ in the title and say the name of your pet and your neighborhood. Your photos will go into the queue (usually 3-4 weeks wait) and will be posted in the order I receive them. If you’ve already entered your pet and would like to do so again – that’s no problem – just space the entries out a bit. Please try to send horizontal photos 640×480 (medium size on your iphone) if possible. If you’re not using an iphone any size is fine.


“Lola, recently adopted from City Dogs, giving her best ‘gimme yo’ treats!’ face”


“London in Bloomingdale enjoys hanging out in bags.”


“Lucy from Capitol Hill/H Street is bored with the columns at the Arboretum.”