03/29/17 10:30am

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The Domku to Taqueria del Barrio transformation is complete and it is dope!!

Taqueria del Barrio – Menu

From a press release:

“Taqueria del Barrio, an authentic Mexican taqueria, will open its doors on Thursday, March 30 serving house-made regional Mexican dishes and drinks in the Petworth neighborhood of Northwest. Diners can choose from 14 types of tacos served on tortillas made in-house, three specialty ‘torta’ sandwiches, and additional traditional Mexican foods, served in a modern, casual dining room and bar.

Taqueria del Barrio’s menu was developed by Chef and Owner Anna Bran-Leis and General Manager Mikey Torres, and is centered around $3 tacos in classic styles like carne asada, pescado, and al pastor varieties served alongside less-familiar options like nopales – grilled cactus paddle served with melted Oaxacan cheese. Appetizers include elote with a chili-lime aioli and cotija cheese, and beef albondigas cooked in a smoky chipotle salsa. Entrées range from $12 to $15 and include traditional Mexican dishes like chile relleno –poblano peppers stuffed with barbacoa, tomatoes, onions, and queso freso; and mole con pollo with made-from-scratch mole, blended with nuts, chiles, and a subtle hint of chocolate. While Taqueria del Barrio is opening with a lunch and dinner menu, a unique brunch menu is expected to roll out in the coming months. (more…)

03/29/17 10:00am

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From the Mayor’s Office:

“Today, Mayor Muriel Bowser announced funding for the much-anticipated MetroExtra Limited Stop bus route on the 14th Street corridor.

“As the District continues to grow, so must our public transportation options,” said Mayor Bowser. “Moreover, our Administration is committed to inclusive prosperity so that residents in every corner of the District benefit from our growth. The new Route 59 is part of our ongoing efforts to enhance service and give residents more options to get to work, school and beyond.”

The new 59 route will serve the area between the Takoma Metrorail station and the Federal Triangle Metrorail station. The limited-stop bus service will operate in addition to the existing 52, 53, and 54 bus services. The route will initially operate every 15 minutes during weekday rush hours. The estimated operating cost is approximately $1.2 million annually. If approved in the budget, the funds will be in place in October 2017, allowing the 59 to begin service when the next Metrobus service adjustments occur in December 2017. (more…)

03/29/17 9:30am

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From WMATA:

“Metro Transit Police are seeking the public’s assistance to identify a person of interest in an overnight incident in which multiple shots were fired at a Metrobus operating on the D14 route in District Heights, Md.

The incident occurred at approximately 10:30 p.m. Monday, March 27, in the area of Regency Lane and Regency Parkway in District Heights.

A male subject exited the bus and then fired multiple times at the rear of the vehicle. A total of nine bullets struck the bus; however, none penetrated the passenger compartment, and there were no injuries to any of the ten passengers or the bus operator. (more…)

03/29/17 9:15am

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03/28/17 10:05pm

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1248 Fairmont Street, NW

This is the spot we spoke about back in December.

The Mansarte’s website says:

“THE MANSARTE
STATUS: COMING SOON

The Mansarte is boutique 5-unit condominium development located in the heart of Columbia Heights at 1248 Fairmont Street, NW. All units feature high-end finishes and thoughtful designs, all have outdoor space and a shared roof deck, and parking is available.

Two 1 bedroom / 1 bath units
Two 3 bedroom / 3.5 bath units
One Penthouse 3 bedroom / 3 bath

The Mansarte project is a conversion of a Grand Victorian on premium, extra wide corner lot into five luxurious condominiums. The lower level will feature two (1bd/1bth) units, each with an outdoor space and back patio. The main, first, and second floors will each feature 1800 sqf (3bd/3.5bth) condos. Each unit will have outdoor space whether it is a wrap-around porch or balcony on top. Also, all units will have access to a shared roof deck and indoor secured parking.

Units are not yet registered with the Department of Housing and Community Development, Rental Conversion and Sale Division. No units will be offered for sale prior to Registration.”

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More after the jump. (more…)

03/28/17 10:02pm

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For those not familiar with Dorothy Height:

“an American administrator and educator, was a civil rights and women’s rights activist specifically focused on the issues of African-American women, including unemployment, illiteracy, and voter awareness. She was the president of the National Council of Negro Women for forty years and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1994 and the Congressional Gold Medal in 2004.”

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03/28/17 4:00pm

From an email:

“Check out more info including all the details about the Anacostia River Festival Anacostia River Festival
Sunday, April 9, 2017; 1 pm – 5 pm

The National Park Service and the 11th Street Bridge Park present the third annual Anacostia River Festival, a premier event of the 2017 National Cherry Blossom Festival. For a taste of local D.C., come celebrate the Anacostia River and take a canoe out to explore the River, ride in our bike parade, play lawn games with your family and experience Southeast D.C.’s local arts scene at this special FREE event. This year we are celebrating biking in the District with trail rides, safety classes, quick bike tune ups and special bike activities for all ages.

This year’s program will have a special focus on biking in the District and will celebrate the new extension of the Anacostia Riverwalk Trail to Bladensburg, MD.

We are anticipating over 8,000 visitors and are partnering with more than 40 nonprofits to offer FREE family-friendly activities re-engaging residents and visitors alike with the Anacostia River and Historic Anacostia neighborhood.

NEW this year: (more…)