12/19/14 9:45am

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Photo by PoPville flickr user  nevermindtheend

You can talk about whatever is on your mind – quality of life issues, a beautiful tree you spotted, scuttlebutt, or any random questions/thoughts you may have. But please no personal attacks and no need to correct people’s grammar. This is a place to vent and/or celebrate things about daily life in DC.

12/19/14 9:10am

From DC Water:

The Do Not Drink Advisory remains in effect until further notice. DC Water crews flushed an expanded area of the distribution system last night and into this morning in an attempt to clean the system. The Authority is conducting further testing.

DC Water, EPA, DDOE and other DC agencies continue to work together to investigate. DC Water is asking the public to contact the Authority at 202-612-3400 if they are aware of any potential petroleum leaks in the area.

Water will be available for customers affected by the Advisory until further notice. Customers should bring water containers, such as reusable water bottles or other large water receptacles to the Quench Buggy, which is located at O Street, NW between 6th and 7th Street today.

IMPORTANT: The impact area changed slightly as of 6:30 pm last night. Customers in the additional area were notified door-to-door last night. The map will be updated as the investigation better defines the affected area.

Current directional boundaries are as follows:
South — Q St. NW and Rhode Island Ave. NW
East — New Jersey Ave NW
West — 13th St. NW
North — S St. NW (between 9th St. NW and 13th St. NW) and T St. NW (between 7th St. NW and 9th St. NW) and Florida Ave NW (between 7th St. and New Jersey Ave. NW)

Customers in other areas of the District of Columbia are not affected and can continue to use their water as usual. DC Water advises customers in the impact area to use bottled water for drinking and cooking until testing confirms that the water is safe. To minimize any health risk, follow the instructions outlined below: (more…)

12/18/14 10:22pm

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Phil

From the Mayor’s office:

“Two websites went online today to chronicle the work of the Administration of Mayor Vincent C. Gray. Both websites – mayorgrayarchive.dc.gov and vincegray.org – give visitors access to a plethora of information related to the accomplishments and progress made during Gray’s term. They include links to key mayor’s orders, legislation, speeches, and action plans.”

So at the end of the day – what do you think of Mayor Gray’s performance? What was his greatest accomplishment? Where did he fail? Is the District (are you) better off than it was four years ago?

12/18/14 4:55pm

Ed. Note: I swear that was my first beer. If you have any questions you’d like me to answer about anything please send an email to princeofpetworth(at)gmail(dot)com with ‘What’d I Miss’ in the subject line. You can ask really anything you’d like – from specific to philosophical. But no grammar questions. You can also tweet questions to @PoPville though I prefer email if possible. I’m gonna try to keep this around 10 minutes. What’d I Miss is done on one take with no editing so please don’t be too mean to me!

12/18/14 4:40pm

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From a press release:

“The National Symphony Orchestra will blanket the neighborhoods of Brookland and NoMa home January 5–January 12, building deeper connections to its community by giving more than 50 free events and performances. From concerts at Echostage and Catholic University of America’s Hartke Theatre to in-school visits, concerts for toddlers, and performances at homeless shelters, NSO members will make music in ensembles large and small. The Basilica of the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Echostage, McKinley Technology Education Campus, Dance Place, Union Market’s Dock 5, NPR: these are but a few of the distinctive and colorful locales to be visited, culminating in the concert at Hartke Theatre.

Four events anchor the array of performances, including three by the full orchestra. For these key events free reservations are required, but 15 minutes before performances, unclaimed reservations will be opened up to those waiting in line. NSO In Your Neighborhood Event Reservations.

January 7: Historic Union Market is not only home to more than 30 of the top artisanal food producers in the region, above the marketplace it boasts the distinctive event space Dock 5. There Glenn Donnellan (creator of “The Electric Slugger”—an electric violin made from a Louisville Slugger baseball bat) and NSO colleagues will bring their mix of rock ‘n’ roll, blues/jazz, fiddling, and maybe even classical, to this spacious urban venue. An arrival time of 6 p.m. is suggested; the performance begins at 7 p.m. (more…)

12/18/14 4:15pm

Meskerem
2434 18th Street, NW

Meskerem is located at 2434 18th Street Northwest. The listing says:

“2 story plus mezzanine turn-key restaurant, aka Meskerem, located in the heart of Adams Morgan. Buildg. feat. high ceilings, 183 seats, CR liquor license. Includes real estate and business. Great for restaurant owner or developer. Potential for adtl. sqf. C2B permits housing to a max lot occupncy of 80% for resi. use. Lot size 3281. Max FAR of 3.5 for resi. use and 1.5 FAR for other permit uses.”

You can see more photos here.

It’s yours for $2,200,000.