11/20/14 4:45pm

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From an email:

“My School DC is excited to bring you EdFEST, DC’s only citywide public school fair! Come and explore the city’s many public school options (PK3-12) for your child. Representatives from more than 180 DC public schools (DCPS) and DC public charter schools will showcase their programs. With the launch of the My School DC application on December 15, 2014 for the 2015-16 school year, EdFEST is the perfect opportunity to ask questions about schools and their related services and programs from those who know first-hand. EdFEST also will have recreational activities for all so bring the whole family! Admission and parking are free.

Saturday, November 22, 2014, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at DC Armory, 2001 East Capitol St SE. To learn more go to: www.myschooldc.org | FB: My School DC | Twitter: @MySchoolDC | #EdFEST”

11/20/14 4:30pm


From a press release:

“Restaurant industry veterans Jennifer Meltzer and Chef Edward Reavis are pleased to announce the upcoming opening of ALL SET RESTAURANT & BAR, a 4,730-square-foot restaurant at 8630 Fenton Street in downtown Silver Spring in early spring 2015.

All Set, a space designed by Streetsense and rooted in community, food and quality, is destined to change the social dining scene and become a staple in Silver Spring, the hometown of co-owner Jennifer Meltzer.

“After living in the city, I developed a greater appreciation for the sense of community, tradition and togetherness which Silver Spring offers”, said Meltzer. “I am extremely excited to bring Silver Spring a new gathering place to relax and enjoy genuine, personalized hospitality coupled with good food and drink”.

All Set Restaurant and Bar will put a contemporary twist on seasonally inspired dishes which reflect Chef-Owner Edward Reavis’ passion for fresh ingredients, nutritious foods and unforgettable flavors.

“The menu will feature American cuisine inspired by the traditions of coastal New England. Moderately priced, the menu consists of diverse offerings. The dishes available will be comforting and current, all while supporting local farmers and suppliers,” said Chef Edward Reavis.

All Set will be open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Guests will also be able to enjoy a relaxing brunch on weekends. The kitchen will serve a 125-seat dining room, 15-seat bar featuring a raw seafood display and a 24-seat outdoor patio. A private dining room is also available to accommodate private events.

All Set Restaurant + Bar will be conveniently located in the Montgomery Center which contains a three level parking garage and is also walking distance from the Silver Spring Metro Station, The Fillmore and two blocks from Discovery Worldwide and United Therapeutics Headquarters.”

11/20/14 3:55pm

Sherman and Barry Pl, NW

Potentially huge development news from the Washington Business Journal last week:

“Howard University has assembled 30 lots at the northeast corner of Sherman Avenue and Barry Place Northwest that it is now proposing to redevelop into a single building with more than 300 residential units and ground-floor retail.”

They also note:

“While the warehouse will be razed, that image [mural pictured above] will be “digitally reproduced and displayed in the lobby of the apartment building.”

Updates when demo/construction begins.

rear of old refrigeration warehouse

11/20/14 3:30pm

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 4-6 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.


“Mordecai the rescue dog, celebrates his six month adoptaversary in SW
(this is his cheeseburger face).”


“Miche stretching in Dupont Circle.”


“This is Phineas. He was recently voted as the “Cutest Pet on Capitol Hill.” When not warming hearts and winning competitions, Phineas enjoys lounging on his stoop in Bloomingdale, playing with his toys, sleeping and posing for the camera.”

217 Morgan Street Northwest

This rental is located at 217 Morgan Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Beautifully renovated 2 bedroom 1 bath apartment in Mount Vernon Square. Granite countertops and stainless steel kitchen appliances in 1200 square foot unit. Minutes walk from Red, Green and Yellow Metro Stations. Chinatown and downtown DC are 10 minute walking distance. Parking available.”

You can see a few photos here.

This 2 bed/1 bath is going for $2,850/Mo.

11/20/14 2:30pm

Dirt bike accident on H Street, NE in September

“Dear PoPville,

We live in D.C. and are familiar with the dirt bike issue (hear them occasionally, see them even less often) but the posts (and logic: people driving recklessly at times and the lack of any credible or effective deterrent capacity) make me think it’s not a safe situation (duh). This makes me wonder: has anyone, to your knowledge, suggested or even considered a buy-back program (coupled with a delay before possession becomes illegal), as some communities do with guns? (The buy-back part, that is.)

I can think of ways in which this might be somewhat tricky to set up: the buy-back payment would have to be relatively fair (not so low it constitutes a taking, though “Fine, go sell your dirt bike in a nearby state” would be a natural reply; not so high it encourages people to buy dirt bikes and sell them to the city), there would probably need to be a per-person cap (to avoid the “encourage people to buy lots of dirt bikes each and sell them straight to the city for a profit” problem), and you’d need to have enough of a delay to provide fair warning to dirt bike owners but not so much that people can stock up on them to make money from the city.

It just seems like there either need to be enforceable laws governing dirt-bike riding, or there can’t be dirt bikes on city streets. And I’m wondering if this kind of solution has occurred to anyone else (or if there are problems with it which I haven’t considered). Thoughts?”

11/20/14 2:10pm

Photo by PoPville flickr user Joe Flood

Early Morning Spin Classes:

“I’m a member of the YMCA on W Street. They just got rid of all the 6am spin classes and that’s the only thing that gets me to the gym. I’m looking for another gym or spin studio that offers spin classes at 6am on Mondays and Wednesdays. Any suggestions?”

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