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Have a great weekend!
Photo by PoPville flickr user wolfkann
Have a great weekend!
From @dcalerts at 6:16pm and 12:18am respectively:
“Police Alert-Stabbing in the 600 Block of T Street, NW @ 1816hours. LOF B/M, 40-50 yoa, wearing all black clothing”
“Police Alert-5D Shooting_0018 hrs_200 blk Bates St, NW_No Lookout DO NOT TAKE ACTION CALL 911″
Update from MPD:
“The Metropolitan Police Department is investigating a homicide which occurred in the 200 block of Bates Street, Northwest.
On Saturday, December 7, 2013, at approximately 12:10 am, police officers from the Fifth District responded to the 200 block of Bates Street, Northwest for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, they located an adult male suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel responded and did not find any signs consistent with life. The decedent remained on the scene and was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner pending an autopsy and a determination of a cause and manner of death.
The decedent is identified as 32 year-old Lamont William Hall of Southeast, Washington, DC.”
“Phoenix Bikes Used Bike Sale:
Phoenix Bikes will host its third sale of the year at the Big Bear Cafe, 1700 First St., NW, in Washington, DC (at the triangle of First, R, and Florida), Saturday, Dec. 7 from 10am-2pm. We will have about six brand new Civia Twin City 7-speed commuter bikes, plus more than 20 other bikes in a variety of styles and sizes including road, mountain, hybrid, cruisers and single-speeds. Also joining us again will be Bikes for the World, which will also be selling refurbished bikes. Locks and lights will also be available.”
1515 U Street, NW
The owner of Primp Beauty Bar coming to the former RCKNDY Home/Office furnishing space at 1515 U St, NW is opening Dec. 15th. To start hours will be 10am-7pm. After the first week they will be closed on Mondays.
The long closed former State of the Union space (to the left in the photo above next to Republic Gardens also for sale) is located at 1357 U Street, NW. The listing says:
“2 level bldg w/huge 1st level w/lrg open spa less blk to “U” St METRO. Nr shell w/ high ceilings and exposed brk walls.Not occupied. Sale may be subject to lease and/or right of first refusal held by another. Tremendous location, almost at 14th St ;; half blk to Reeves Municipal Ctr; nr theaters,clubs city’s newest & most fashionable condos & restaurants.1355 U St also for sale”
It’s yours for $2,200,000.
Update from WMATA:
“Metro has cancelled all scheduled rebuilding work on Sunday, December 8, to allow crews to prepare for–and respond to–expected winter weather conditions. The move also allows Metro to allocate additional resources to preparing the system for Monday morning’s commute.
Updated service information for Sunday, December 8, 2013:
• Trains will run at normal Sunday intervals on all lines
• No planned track work on any line
• Previously announced bus shuttles on the Blue Line have been CANCELLED
• Regular Sunday hours (7 a.m. until midnight)
Metro riders are encouraged to visit wmata.com/snow for information and maps showing pre-planned Metrobus route adjustments that may be necessary due to road conditions.”
“Red Line 10 p.m. Fri., Dec. 6 through closing Sun, Dec. 8
Trains every 10 to 20 minutes
Red Line trains will operate as follows:
Between Shady Grove & Glenmont: Every 20 minutes throughout the weekend
Additional trains between Grosvenor & Silver Spring: Every 10 minutes 9AM-9PM
Work Performed: Improvements to third-rail infrastructure and track conditions between Twinbrook and Grosvenor stations; leak mitigation and track improvements between Forest Glen and Glenmont stations. (more…)
Photo by PoPville flickr user philliefan99
“The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) has announced the DC Streetcar construction team will implement intermittent closures of the eastbound and westbound lanes of H Street, NE between North Capitol Street, NE and 5th Street, NE starting on Friday, December 6, 2013 through Thursday, December 19, 2013. The closures are needed for the installation of overhead catenary system (OCS) and to complete the permanent traffic barrier at the Western Turnaround.
To mitigate traffic impacts, crews will attempt to maintain one direction of traffic; however, there will be occasional simultaneous eastbound and westbound closures. With the exception of a two-day period for the installation of contact wire (1/2 day closure in each direction), crews will attempt to limit the closures to one direction per day.
For any combination of closures, local traffic will be permitted access to/from the Union Station garage and Kaiser loading dock entrance. Traffic Control Officers (TCO) will be present to assist with pedestrian movements, to direct vehicles in and out of the garage, and to control traffic at H Street, NE and North Capitol Street, NE.
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.
“This is Sir Lucius Leftfoot of Petworth by the tree.” (more…)
From a press release:
“After a year-long planning effort with community partners, the DC Office of Planning (OP) has released Enriching our Heritage, the 2016 District of Columbia Historic Preservation Plan. Developed by OP’s Historic Preservation Office, the generously illustrated 92-page document is an informative guide to help District residents learn about local history and see how Washington’s heritage is shaping the city’s growth.
Using timelines and graphics, the plan traces how Washington grew from modest beginnings into a dynamic multi-cultural city. It describes how the city’s magnificent architecture and beautiful neighborhoods have been nurtured over the years through official protections and the contributions of communities and civic leaders. Drawing on views expressed in public forums, it discusses current challenges in preserving the historic ambience and quality of life that is attracting so many new residents to the city. It also identifies key opportunities to enrich the city’s environment with new vitality and an appreciation of an increasingly diverse cultural scene.
The plan proposes several innovations in the city’s approach to historic preservation. It explores ideas about celebrating the upcoming 225th anniversary of the District’s establishment, and suggests how everyone can participate in community heritage events. It proposes a pilot project to test the concept of conservation districts, and financial incentives to encourage reuse of the city’s older housing stock for affordable housing. In all, the plan identifies thirteen key goals with specific action items and targets for each goal.
The Preservation Plan was developed with the assistance of a steering committee of community and business leaders from across the city, as well as guidance from non-profit organizations working to engage District residents in local history and community heritage activities.”
Full report in PDF:
This rental is located at 2818 Connecticut Avenue, Northwest:
The listing says:
“Spectacular upper lever unit with incredible sunlight! Spacious 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, wood floors washer/dryer in the unit, gourmet kitchen with granite countertops and walking distance to the Metro. Pets allowed on a case by case basis.”
You can see more photos here.
This 2 bed/2 bath is going for $2,950/Mo.
Photo by PoPville flickr user ep_jhu
“The DC Snow Team (Department of Public Works and Department of Transportation) will deploy more than 200 plows to commercial and residential streets Sunday morning, December 8 to be on site in advance of the upcoming wintry mix of freezing rain and snow. Meteorologists predict the storm will move in Sunday morning, starting as snow and maybe accumulating about 1-2 inches. Snow is expected to change to freezing rain/sleet for most of Sunday afternoon into the evening. The temperature is expected to hover at or around 32F- 34F and then, start to rise Sunday night around midnight into Monday morning and change to all rain.
The team is closely tracking the weather. If there is no rain Saturday, crews will apply the brine/beet juice solution to bridges, ramps, other elevated structures and challenging residential streets to reduce the chance of freezing.
“Freezing rain is the most dangerous winter condition there is, so we urge residents to stay safe and stay home,” said DPW Director William O. Howland, Jr. “Make this a time for enjoying family, rooting for your favorite football team or catching up on that book you’ve been meaning to read.” Director Howland added that freezing rain also may result in loss of power, so residents should be prepared. Pepco strongly urges everyone to call 1-877-Pepco-62 (1-877-737-2662) to report power outages and downed wires (stay away from downed wires and report them immediately).
Property owners are asked to treat their sidewalks with an abrasive such as non-clumping kitty litter, a deicer or rock salt. This snow season, the Snow Team is testing the effectiveness of pet-safe deicer on bridges with pedestrian sidewalks.
DPW leaf collection crews are the backbone of the Snow Team; therefore, leaf collection will be suspended starting Friday, December 6 through the end of the event. These crews will return to collecting leaves and will continue collections in Area A neighborhoods until they are finished.”
I’m wondering if you know anything about people that set up tables on sidewalks during the daytime to repair watches. Specifically, I’ve seen a man outside of the Foggy Bottom metro, and occasionally a man around 17th and P NW. I need to get a battery replaced on my watch, but don’t want to schlep downtown if these guys aren’t going to be around. Any idea of their schedules?”
Photo by PoPville flickr user Mr. T in DC
“I’m trying to excavate part of my backyard to create a driveway… and all the contractors (DC & VA) say that I don’t need one. Only for building construction, not to take away yard.
It’s obviously not true. I’m now sending the links and printing the main form for them. They say, if there are any problems that it’s on them, not me. Also, not true.
I’m actually having trouble finding one that knows how to pull permits… and/or knows/follows the rules. It looks like I’m going to have to pull the permits, but that requires drawings and other headaches, plus 1-2 months processing.
Anyone have advice? Anyone have similar problems?”
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