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PLUS Raffle Prize Giveaways:
$5 per raffle – 3 for $10
Gifts include several great items from local businesses and signed gear from the Washington Nationals!
Purchase tickets on site — Drawing to be held at event”
A little over a couple months old – I finally checked out W.S. Jenks & Son’s new Trinidad location near H Street, NE. The folks were super nice and the place is stocked with all your hardware needs:
“Established in 1866, W.S. Jenks is Washington’s most complete source for Tools, Hardware, and Machinery”
And the space is huge – was on old car showroom. And W.S. Jenks is super old with some great history:
“2014 – W.S. JENKS & SON moves to a new 20,000 sf location with a new emphisis on the local hardware experience. In addition to our government and commerical sales, our new retail showroom is a unique shopping experience. Visit us and see why we are not just another hardware store.
After 146 Years WS JENKS & SON has earned the reputation as “Washington’s Oldest Hardware Store” and is the finest in Industrial, Woodworking, Contractor and Electronic Assembly Tool sales. Whether the order was placed by Mr. Morse’s telegraph or Mr. Bell’s telephone or today’s E-mail, we look forward to continued growth in the future, while giving our customers prompt, personal service and attention.”
Check out tons of photos after the jump including some sweet old history (botanic gardens ledger from early 1900s and tons more) – oh yeah there are plans for an eventual partnership with a restaurant (nobody in particular yet) to lease the space for a roof top restaurant and bar – but that’s way down the road – but when it comes… (more…)
Rendering of 320 Florida Ave, NE courtesy L2 Development
From a press release:
“Level 2 Development, LLC (Level 2) filed a Planned Unit Development (PUD) Application with the Zoning Commission for their latest project, The Highline at Union Market, a 315 unit mixed-use apartment building with 8,472 square feet of retail at the front steps to the burgeoning Union Market district in Washington, DC. Located one block from the NoMa/Gallaudet Red Line Metro Station at 320 Florida Ave., NE, The Highline at Union Market will connect the NoMa and Union Market neighborhoods. The project is a joint venture of Level 2 Development and Clark Enterprises, Inc.
Designed by Eric Colbert & Associates, the modern-industrial architectural design integrates warehouse-style windows with industrial-framed glass cubes that weave in and out of the Florida Avenue façade at varying depths. “We set out to design a building that considered the adjacent rail uses as well as the industrial and commercial uses of Union Market, drawing on inspiration from New York City’s High Line and Meatpacking District,” said Level 2 Principal David Franco. Other unique elements of the design include materials reminiscent of rail cars, and steel columns that echo the riveted steel supports of the nearby railroad underpass.
The PUD offers a range of public benefits, including a proposed green space and public plaza at the adjacent D.C. Government-owned land. Level 2 received votes in support of its conceptual plans for these landscape improvements from Advisory Neighborhood Commissions (ANCs) 5D and 6C. ANC 5D stated in its letter of support that “the proposed improvements to the District-owned land would greatly contribute to the safety and connectivity of the Union Market and NoMa neighborhoods, and will serve as a much needed improvement to the land, which is currently overgrown, littered with trash, and generally neglected.” Level 2 Development plans to continue to work closely with the community and Office of Planning during the PUD process.
In addition, the PUD expands housing opportunities in the Union Market area, offering 8% of the residential square feet as affordable dwelling units.
The transit-oriented project will include sustainable features equivalent to LEED Silver, including a green roof, bioretention facility, energy-efficient building design, and 105 bicycle parking spaces for residents and employees.
“Union Market is a special place with rich history and we are excited to be a part of it,” said Jeff Blum, Level 2 Principal.
Level 2 anticipates a groundbreaking in late 2016, with a projected opening in late 2018.”
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 6-8 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.
“Layla, 7 months old Rhodesian Ridgeback from Shaw.”
“Join Mayor Bowser, Senior Administration Officials and other Washingtonians on Monday, February 2, from 4- 6 pm for an Open House for the Mayor’s new office at the Wilson Building.
Every Washingtonian deserves a seat at the table. So join us on Monday at our new office, have a look around, meet some new friends, catch up with a few old pals, but more importantly, find out how the Bowser Administration is planning to deliver a Fresh Start for the District.
This rental is located at 950 25th Street, Northwest. The listing says:
“1st Flr Studio Apt, on 25th Street. Updated bath. Wood flrs throughout. Large Walk-in closet. Claridge House has a Roof Top Pool with fantastic views of DC’s skyline & the Potomac River. Other amenities – a Gym, Biz center, patio w/grills & Community RM. 2 blks from Metro at GW Univ & Hospital & Whole Foods. 1 blk to Trader Joe’s. World Bank, Kennedy Center are close.All housing Vouchers welcome”
“Road Rage Attack on Cathedral Ave & New Mexico Ave NW – January 26th @ 8:35am
On my way to work, I was victim of road rage. Some psychotic asshole started honking at me frantically as I was pulling to the road (Mind you that I did look before I started pulling out, and saw him, but he was far behind so I felt comfortable pulling out. Obviously I didn’t realize he was coming down flying on a 25MPH road, and was pissed that he had to stop, he made such a big deal he also pissed me off and, YES I flipped my finger at him.
I moved on and kept on driving but had to stop at the light located on Cathedral Ave and New Mexico, this asshole got out of his car, and started pounding at my window so hard I thought he was going to break it… not once, not twice but 4 times and he also spit on my window. I just looked at him standing right on my face in disbelieve, with just a glass in between. When the light changed, I had no other reaction than to keep on driving. He made a left turn, as I did, and then the very first right after the turn.
When I got out of my shock, I pulled my phone and called 911, gave them the description of the car and the individual which is as follows:
Blue Ford Pick Up Truck with DC tags
White Male, on his mid 30’s, with light brown hair and a full beard, he was wearing a blue hoodie and jeans.
As this was happening, there was a number of people standing at the bus stop (Cathedral & NM towards TenleyTown Metro), probably watching in disbelieve as I was… If you happened to see this, please reply to this message. Assholes like this can not be terrorizing people because they are having a bad day. If this is what you do for something as little and insignificant as this, you NEED HELP!!”
“I’m looking to replace a broken receiver for my turntable/speaker set up and I would prefer not to spend an arm and a leg! Any ideas as to where I can find a used amp or some other sort of receiver in DC (outside of craigslist)? I’m hoping there’s a storefront that I simply have yet to find in the area. If that doesn’t really exist here, any recommendations for new equipment? Thanks!”
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