7th Street, NW between S and T
And a peek in the window reveals this cool old advertisement from back in the day:
“Lake Kivu and overlooking a tea plantation in Rwanda.”
Anyone attend the lighting on Saturday?
Another cool one from Takoma Park but for me it was all about the sign out front:
From a press release:
” What: Art Yards, a month-long public arts project at The Yards, will culminate this weekend with a group exhibition by the renowned video projection mapping artist consortium 3_Search. Curated by NYC-based John Ensor Parker and Leo Kuelbs, the exhibition, titled “Illuminated Ops,” will feature works by Glowing Bulbs featuring John Ensor Parker, Integrated Visions, and United VJs. Illuminated Ops will turn the SE face of the former NGIA building into an 8,260 s.f. (five-story) canvas for stunning projected images. See examples of prior exhibitions here and here, and expect a teaser clip of the show on Thursday December 12th.
Like Art Yards itself, the fleeting nature of this final installation is perhaps its biggest draw. Since mid-November, Art Yards, which is co-sponsored by The Yards and the Capitol Riverfront BID, has transformed the monolithic government building into a large-scale public arts spectacle, receiving widespread praise and raising DC’s profile as a city for the arts. The installations will disappear when the building is demolished this winter.
To keep up-to-date, visit www.ArtYardsDC.com and follow #ArtYardsDC and The Yards on Facebook and Twitter. To learn more about The Yards, visit www.dcyards.com.
Who: Open to the public.
When: Thursday thru Saturday Dec. 12th -14th
Presented on continuous loop 5:30 p.m. – midnight
Where: New Jersey Ave. SE at Tingey St. SE in The Yards”
Illuminated Ops photo courtesy of Art Yards
1155 21 Street, NW
What Happened to Port of Piraeus on 21st Street NW? Late last month they seem to have just disappeared. Their Facebook page is very vague about why they closed. Any ideas?”
On their facebook page they responded to a query about the closing:
“Thank you Delores, we miss you too! Please visit us at our other location at 13 and I streets, or on the web at www.portofp.com for catering.”
Anyone hear why they closed?
3449 14th Street, NW
Last week a reader wrote in expressing concerns over the blighted building to be the future Bacon Funeral Home.
CM Jim Graham responds via email:
“Yes, the building has been repeatedly inspected, Yes, we have had numerous meetings. The latest–positive– information is that their permits are being expedited so this should change soon.
I have held various meetings in my office, and pressed DCRA. Part of the issue is that, under DC law, as long as a building is stable and boarded up, it is not generally subject to condemnation.
Let me add, the best leverage we have at present with these properties is the $10 per $100 tax rate on blighted properties. A measure that I actively supported
Let me now check with DCRA Dir Majett on the status of those permits, and also Dir Cordi on the property tax status. It should be taxed at the high rate as vacant and blighted.”
@DCRA responds via twitter:
“its currently in a blighted tax class. We will have our enforcement unit do another survey on it this week.”
If you have any animal/pet photos you’d like to share please shoot me 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.
“Consuelo behind bars with PBR in Truxton Circle!”
“This is Zoey from Navy Yard.”
“Xena and Conan from Mt. Vernon Square, ready for trick-or-treating.”
“Back in September we advised the 1D community about a particular tactic that was being used by individuals attempting to steal smart phones. Subsequent to posting that information, we noticed a decline in this particular tactic. This may have just been a coincidence, but we believe the decline may also be related to the community being made aware of current trends and patterns. In an effort to make the community aware of current trends, we are posting the below three tactics being used by individuals attempting to snatch smart phones.
· Suspect approaches a potential victim and ask for the time, when the victim pulls out their phone to tell the suspect the time, the phone is snatched from the complainant’s hand.
· Suspect will approach a potential victim and ask for directions to a particular location out of the immediate area. When the victim take out their phone and look the location up for the suspect, the perpetrator will ask to see the map on the phone at which time they snatch the phone and flee.
· Suspect will approach a potential victim and ask to use their phone to call home, usually say they need to call their parents. When the victim complies with the request, the suspect runs off with the victim’s phone.
This is obviously not a complete list of tactics, but they are some of the trends we have noted in the last few months. Please remember to call 911 whenever you observe any suspicious activity or suspicious persons.”
433 Massachusetts Ave, NW Photo via Le Pain Quotidien
Le Pain Quotidien shares the news yesterday:
“A little snow won’t stop our newest Le Pain Quotidien from opening at Mt. Vernon Triangle today. We’re so happy to be in the neighborhood!”
And finally the saga of 433 Massachusetts Ave, NW comes to an end.
Photo by PoPville flickr user HLPinDC
I was wondering about ideas for a fun New Years Eve in the district and/or within a few short hours away (i.e. Baltimore, Atlantic City, etc). Despite living in DC for a while, it’ll be my first NYE here.”
Please add your suggestions in the comments – Here’s a few options from some emails:
“Break from tradition, sparklers and bottle service and ring in 2014 with a New Year’s Eve art party. You’ll enjoy awesome music, your own canvas, walls you can paint on and a glitter splashed mid-night champagne toast. Soak it all in as the ArtJamz Dupont Studio is transformed into a rocking art-filled New Year’s art happening filled with partying Picassos, revelling Rothkos and crazy Khalos.
Three packages are available From 10PM until 1AM — Silver $60, Gold $65 and Platinum $70. They each include different sized canvas, 3hrs of studio time, hors d’oeuvres, a midnight champagne toast, access to a smock, easel and unlimited guidance, paints, glitter, brushes, graffiti markers and other arty materials. ArtJammers have the option to order champagne, wine and beer from the bar a la carte throughout the night or select a 2.5HR Open Bar ADD ON Package for $40 from 1030PM to 1230AM.
ArtJamz Glitter Ball NYE 2014
Date: December 31st, 2013 – January 01, 2014
Time: 10:00PM – 1:00AM
Location: ArtJamz Dupont Studio, 1728 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC 20009
Attire: Tuxedo T-shirts and Art Studio Chic (i.e. nice stuff you don’t mind getting paint on)
Contact: email@example.com or call 202-709-8096″
“Mothership is All you can eat & drink party to ring in the new year with 8 beers on tap from 3 Stars Brewing Company and a plethora of passed hors d’oeuvres.
$75 per person.
Reservations 202.629.3034 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Photo by PoPville flickr user jsmjr
“Per our contractor, DC water is charging us $450 to put a camera down the sewer line so they can determine whether the problem is on the city side or on our side. I’ve had some sketchy interactions with DC water in the past. Does this sound about right to those who have had experience with this?”
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