10/21/14 10:22pm

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Photo of CityZen via Mandarin Oriental

Big news reported by the Washington Post on Friday:

“CityZen, the critically acclaimed restaurant in the Mandarin Oriental, will close Dec. 6 with the departure of chef Eric Ziebold. Ziebold is leaving to open his own restaurant in Mount Vernon Triangle…the hotel plans to launch a new signature restaurant in the coming year.”

You can salivate over CityZen’s menu here – CityZen_Dining_Menu (PDF)

Back in August we learned that Chef Ziebold would be opening a new restaurant at 1015 7th Street, NW (near the Passenger). Updates when he gets closer to opening.

10/21/14 4:44pm

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From an email:

“Rhode Island Row, in DC’s Brentwood neighborhood, will be the first venue to screen the digitally remastered “Halloween (1978)” film on a 20-foot outdoor jumbo screen on Saturday, October 26 at 7 pm. This version has never before been available to the public. The event will feature an outdoor beer garden and food by Bergami’s Pizza. This event is 21 and over.” (more…)

10/21/14 3:55pm

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14th Street’s next massive development now underway just south of U Street – signs are up for Elysium Fourteen. Their Facebook page says:

“Elysium Fourteen is a highly exclusive apartment residence set in the heart of the 14th/U Street Corridor. This development project will involve the careful renovation and restoration of two existing historic buildings that will be subsequently adjoined to a newly constructed 9-story LEED certified apartment building with retail on the ground floor. Elysium Fourteen is an exceptional residence developed for the most discerning urban tenant.”

and their website says coming August 2015.

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Here’s a rendering from thier Facebook page:

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10/21/14 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 3-4 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.

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“Shaw resident and Lucky Dog Animal Rescue alum Pugsley (a Pug-Chihuahua mix) enjoying the Day of the Dog at Congressional Cemetery.”

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“1yr old red nose named Frank from NE D.C. hanging out at the navy yard waterfront.”

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“Buddy from Bloomingdale taking a frisbee break at the Capitol!”

10/21/14 3:10pm

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Photo by PoPville flickr user JosephLeonardo

From DDOT:

“The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) announced the adoption of the final rules to implement the provisions of the Bicycle Safety Amendment Act of 2013. According to DDOT Director Matthew Brown “The implementation of these new regulations will ensure that all users of the transportation network are provided safe passage as the District continues to grow and develop.”

The new rules require any construction site that blocks a sidewalk or bicycle lane to provide a safe route for pedestrians and bicyclists through or around the work zone. This safe route must be equal to the accommodation that was blocked, such as providing a bike lane that is physically separated from motor vehicle traffic if a protected bike lane is blocked. Also, the safe pedestrian or bicycle route must be free of obstructions and surface hazards such as loose gravel or uneven surfaces and must follow the path of the original pedestrian or bicycle route as closely as is practical.

Additionally, the rules define the term “safe accommodation” and require that signs used to direct pedestrians or bicyclists along a detour route display a message that is specific to bicyclists or pedestrians. The DDOT Director may revoke a permit if the permittee fails to comply with these rules or the approved traffic management plan issued with their permit.

The final regulations may be viewed here.”