It’s easy to take ‘Homage to a Community’ by Andrew Reid and Carlos Alves for granted – despite the silly no drinks part it is spectacular. Next time you go through the Petworth metro – take a second to look at it from start to finish.
Nick sends “From my balcony garden in Logan Circle.”
Ed. Note: When your gardens start to get full of tomatoes, cucumbers, whatever you’re growing – send an email to email@example.com with Garden Haul in the title and please include the neighborhood where you grew it.
“DC Bike Party, will celebrate its third anniversary with a special Friday edition as well as an after party at the City Bikes warehouse at 632 W St. NE. On July 10th, the popular monthly party ride, which averages between 700-1,000 participants each event, will ride through DC all set for a birthday party. Bikes will be adorned with balloons, birthday cakes, and streamers! DC Bike Party’s amazing mobile jukebox will be cruising along the ride to provide the tunes for the evening as well.
Riders of all levels are welcome.
The group, departing from Dupont Circle at 8pm sharp, will set out to complete an approximately 7-mile ride, breaking for a pit-stop performance by Urban Artistry at Benjamin Banneker Park, before ending with an after party at 632 W St. NE.
The after party, which starts at 9:30pm and ends at 1:00am, will have a full bar, ice cream from Milk Cult, bike portraits, a large communal mural, water balloon fight and live music by The Originators.
A map of the complete route will be available at DCBikeParty.com 24 hours before the ride. Riders are welcome to join or depart the group at any point—many riders use Capital Bikeshare.
Everyone is welcome to attend the party or participate in the ride. RSVP on Facebook using this link.
WHAT: DC Bike Party’s 3 Year Anniversary Ride and After Party
WHERE: Ride departs from the middle of Dupont Circle, after party is at 632 W St. NE
WHEN: Friday, July 10th
Meet at 7:30 P.M. in Dupont for the ride or at 9:30pm at 632 W St. NE for the party”
“Meet the Thighmaster of urban public policy: Streetcars.
Municipal politicians all across the country have convinced themselves that this costly, clunky hardware can revitalize their flabby downtown economies.
That includes the fearless leaders of America’s capital city. The DC government has spent hundreds of millions of dollars over the last decade trying to erect a streetcar line in the up-and-coming neighborhood of H Street. The project has been an epic disaster, perfectly demonstrating how ill-suited streetcars are to modern urban life.
Produced by Rob Montz, who also hosts. Camera by Todd Krainin. Graphics by Jason Keisling and Meredith Bragg.”
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.
“This is Sonny and we live in Brightwood Park.”
“Finch, current resident of Penn Quarter. When we picked him up from the Washington Humane Society, they told us that he had been born into a hoarding house of dozens of cats. In the years since then, Finch has lived with us in Columbia Heights, Adams Morgan, and even a brief stint in Seattle.”