“Our garbage collectors in particular are just awesome. I never thought I’d type that sentence, but there you have it. They always have a smile and copious waves and thumbs-up for our truck-mad son. Has anyone successfully given gifts to city workers or federal workers like the mailman? I know there are probably some restrictions, but our crew is so great. Thanks for any ideas.”
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I unfortunately had to call 911 a couple of days ago as a witness to violent altercation and had to wait about 3 minutes to get a 911 operator (was put on hold).
Any thoughts as to how to look into this issue that could be a matter of life and death for future 911 callers?”
Ed. Note: On the Office of Unified Communications website there is a 911 Customer Service Satisfaction Survey, unfortunately when I checked it this morning there was a The page cannot be found error message.
The Newark Street Dog Park paid big bucks for a fountain like this one. What’s wrong, you ask? EVERY male dog pees on (and into) the doggy bowl at the bottom. I wonder what genius designed it? The purpose of my rant is not to condemn the good folks who wasted untold dollars on it. Everyone makes mistakes. But new dog parks are, thank goodness, being built. Maybe this would help others avoid making the same costly mistake. FYI, I have never seen a human drink from the top part.”
“The Metropolitan Police Department is investigating a homicide which occurred in the 900 block of Sheridan Street, NW.
On Saturday, December 7, 2013, at approximately 8:58 pm, officers from the Fourth District responded to the 900 block of Sheridan Street, Northwest for the report for the sounds of gunshots. Upon arrival, they located an adult male suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. 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 later 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 31 year-old Demetrius Eccles of Northwest, Washington, DC.”
It was a good run for the Wydown Coffee Bar at 1320 U St, NW. This was their last weekend on U Street but fortunately they’ll be reopening in their permanent digs early next year in the new Louis Building on 14th Street just south of U Street.
You can talk about whatever is on your mind – quality of life issues, a beautiful tree you spotted, scuttlebutt, or any random questions/thoughts you may have. But please no personal attacks and no need to correct people’s grammar. This is a place to vent and/or celebrate things about daily life in DC.
“Federal agencies in the Washington, DC, area are OPEN under 2 hours DELAYED ARRIVAL and employees have the OPTION FOR UNSCHEDULED LEAVE OR UNSCHEDULED TELEWORK. Employees should plan to arrive for work no more than 2 hours later than they would be expected to arrive.”
“District gov’t and DCPS schools will open on a 2-hour delay on Monday, Dec 9, due to inclement weather in the metro area. @dcpublicschools”
From @DCPoliceDept just after 5am Monday morning:
“4D Traffic Lights Out- Ga Av & Irving St NW/ 4- way stop sign in place/ use caution/ expect delays”
“4D Tree Down- 16th & Geranium St NW // take alternate route/”
City Tap House DC is located in the former 901 Restaurant space. You can see their dinner menu here.
Lots of details rom a press release:
“Owner Frank Falesto is giving DC foodies one more reason to dine at the highly anticipated restaurant City Tap House DC at 901 9th Street, NW, Washington, DC, 20001, adjacent to the new City Center. The beer centric restaurant will serve refined American pub fare for lunch, dinner and weekend brunch on Saturday and Sunday. City Tap House has also tapped Andy Farrell as Beer Director of its enticing program. Guests can anticipate over 40 beer lines and two beer engines which will afford the new restaurant the opportunity to feature over 60 different local, domestic and European craft beers available by the draft and bottle. A variety of seasonal and special edition releases will be available throughout the year. Prices range from $6 to $10 for draft and will vary by the bottle based on format, and for wine and cocktail fans, an international and eclectic selection of wine and handcrafted libations will also be available.
The wealth of great local and regional breweries gives City Tap House great sourcing opportunities for creating outstanding events, and for putting its philosophy on craft beer into motion. “The beer program is at the heart of what we offers our valued guests,” says Andy Farrell. “We want it to be approachable, unpretentious and community driven. We strive for our guests to have a well-rounded dining experience using beer and food to elevate each other. Dining at City Tap House should be about discovery and good times shared with good people.” (more…)