“A public memorial service for the Corcoran Gallery of Art will be held on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014 from 1:00-2:30 p.m. at 500 17th Street, NW Washington, D.C.
Following a procession from the Corcoran, the service will continue at Oak Hill Cemetery 3001 R Street, NW, Washington, D.C. at 3:30 p.m. at the site of William Wilson Corcoran’s mausoleum. (Please note: there is street parking only and carpooling is encouraged.)
The location and time of a reception where friends in the community are encouraged to share remembrances and farewell comments will be announced in the memorial service program that day. A guest book will be available at all sites.
Small, personal Corcoran-related tributes will be collected throughout the service for cremation after the memorial. Those bringing tributes are requested to provide a self-addressed stamped envelope. The ashes will be mailed at a later date. An In Memory of the Corcoran Gallery of Art Facebook page has been created for posting Corcoran memories.
Attire: Guests are encouraged to wear black or dress in period clothing of the Victorian era as a tribute to William Wilson Corcoran: black arm bands, men in mourning coats, women in dark veils with black umbrellas. (more…)
Last year Knot Standard was briefly located at 14th and S St, NW that space is now slated to become a second home for Salt and Sundry. Knot Standard’s new location is about a half dozen blocks north at Florida Ave:
Back in July a reader wrote in about this aquamarine pop up on P Street in Truxton Circle. Thanks to a reader for sending word of the new paint job – they note it is now “A very bland and inoffensive off white.” Here’s how it looks now:
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“This is Bill of Lamond Riggs enjoying his nap time”
“Sencha from Shaw is a fan of Pharell and the Newseum.”
“The Ward One Democrats now offers monthly programs for voters. Please participate in our discussion this Wednesday, September 24, at 7:00 pm in the Reeves Center Community Room, 2000 14th Street NW (14th and U St. NW).
Our guest speaker, Camille Sabakhan is the General Counsel for the Department of General Services. She will discuss the process the District currently uses when deciding to redevelop public property — whether through sale or swap or other means. She will also discuss existing avenues for community involvement. The Department of General Services manages the District’s property holdings. Its mission is to promote the efficient and effective management of our city’s real estate investments and interests.
As a group, we will discuss whether the current process is sufficient and how the District should involve the community when redeveloping public property and space. Illustrative examples will include Grimke School, Bruce Monroe, and the Reeves Center.
Date: September 24
Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Frank D. Reeves Municipal Center – Community Room
2000 14th Street NW”
This rental is located at 1240 18th Street, Northeast. The listing says:
“Lovely, bright and fresh two-bedroom unit in the Atlas District. Walk to Denny’s and H street and Arboretum. At night watch the deer come out to play. Down the street from the new Costco in Fort Lincoln and walking distance new development in Ivy City featuring retail and restaurants; a nice unit with a great view and lots of light; a must see! Walk to new streetcars and other transportation.”
“Does anyone have suggestions (DIY or contractor) to move an air conditioning unit about one foot? We’re installing a rain barrel, and the ac unit needs to be moved over just a tad. We’re hoping it won’t cost hundreds of dollars to do, but if that’s the only choice, so be it. We’re already committed to moving forward as we installed a downspout. Thanks for any ideas!”
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I live in a rowhome in 16th St Heights, in where the alley is so narrow that it is barely wide enough for a vehicle. That means that the only way for DPW to access your trash bin is for you to open your gate, and push the bin right up to the alley way. Within the past year, the trash collectors have wizzed by on a number of occasions, driving through the alley and never picking up any trash. When I called repeatedly for a special collection, they say that I MUST put the can in the alley way. Been there, done that. What happens is that the private trash collecters (that service the retail/apartments down the road) barrel over the cans left in the alley for special collection, leaving them debilitated and full of trash. Trash is strewn all over, and the cycle of trying to remove the trash and debilitated bins removed continues. I call the DC service center to report dumping and to request special collections. Nothing happens. I then get multiple fines for “dumping,” and in most cases was never actually alerted to these alleged notices that I received. The DC service center conveniently loses my call records (although I have been keeping my own). I keep fighting these fines on the grounds that they can’t fine me when they don’t do their job or properly notify me. This has escalated to the courts and they have put the onus back on DPW’s, and they continue to allow the same problems to fester (meanwhile I’m still uncertain whether I will be held responsible for hundreds of dollars in fines).
Recently DPW has stopped collecting my trash, but seem to take the neighbors. Retaliation? This week, while my gate was left open to allow them to try to collect my bin (without it running the risk of being barreled over by another truck), someone snuck in to my backyard, broke into my shed and stole my brand new $900 bike, that was securely locked to a bike rack and probably removed with a lock pick or bolt cutters. The police responded to my call to report the theft and were extremely helpful, and suggested that DPW should be to blame for consistently leaving me vulnerable….ehm!
My attempts to resolve the trash collection issue have not been resolved. I have contacted Muriel Bowser’s office but still no resolve. And because I must leave my gate open to allow for collection, I was at greater vulnerability to theft. Or perhaps targeted, since the trash people seem to apparently have some disdain for me now… Does anyone have a recommendation for a competant and responsive human being in DPW to resolve this?
All I want is for my trash to be collected, to be able to maintain better security of my back yard, AND I want my beautiful new bike back. It’s truly distinctive and I’ve attached a picture of it. So if anyone sees someone riding it around DC, it’s likely that they stole it. Please let the cops know because you don’t want your property to be next.”