07/30/15 10:22pm

friday question
Photo by PoPville flickr user Kevin Wolf

I saw this question was on PoPville about 3 years ago. I know DC has changed a LOT since then, and a neighborhood I could afford in 2012, is probably no longer in my price range. I was able to buy a house on the edge NoMA 4 years ago and would like to buy another house in a neighborhood that will experience that same sort of change. I’m working with about 400-500k.”

Despite the fact that DC is apparently sinking, without a doubt I would buy in historic Anacostia or anywhere relatively close to the waterfront east of the river. I’m feeling very positive about long term action when 11th Street Bridge Park gets built.

07/30/15 10:05pm

metro

From Metro 2025:

“This program provides improvements and expansion at high ridership stations to ensure safe and efficient operations and facilitate passenger movements from street to platform and transfers between lines. The proposed stations, most of which are in the system’s core, already experience crowding or would reach capacity by 2025. Proposed improvements vary from adding escalators and stairs to building pedestrian passageways connecting platforms within a station and between stations.

Purpose and Need

Station capacity is the maximum number of passengers that can safely travel through facilities
within a station. Expanding capacity at high ridership stations ensures safe and efficient movements of passengers and trains throughout the Metro system. The strong ridership growth Metro enjoyed since opening has already placed strains on some stations, where travel demand exceeds the designed capacity, especially in the system’s core. Metro 2025 identifies a group of stations that urgently need significant capacity expansions to alleviate current and anticipated congestion and support a strong economy and sustainable development in the region.”

Read more about the proposed planshere.

@KevDC tweets:

“Expect 15-20 year delays in both directions due to routine track maintenance.”

07/30/15 10:02pm

caption-contest
Photo by PoPville flickr user nevermindtheend

Congrats to PoPville pick You Street with:

“This now-petrified sailor never made it to the war, due to track work on the green line. Archives metro station, 1947.”

Congrats to PoP pick AnonG with:

“Don’t forget to tag on me on Instagram”

Honorable mention to areesha with:

“Not this guy again…”

Winners can pick up shirts next Thursday at the PoPville Happy Hour 5-9pm at DC Reynolds.

07/30/15 4:30pm

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3628 Georgia Ave, NW

Well it only took me two months to plan, not too bad! So if you are a caption contest winner – now’s your chance to pick up your shirt. I’ll be at DC Reynolds (block south of Petworth metro) from 5-9pm, incidentally that is also when DC Reynolds features Buy One Get One free drinks – purely coincidental… Also for those who’ve been looking for the onesies – I’ll bring a bunch with me as well. Nevermind the heat I’ll be on the back patio. Hope to see many of you a week from tonight!

07/30/15 3:45pm

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1330 New Hampshire Ave, NW

In response to a Dupont listerv question:

“The Heurich House Museum has just adopted the park and will be taking over care and maintenance of the Sonny Bono Park.

In a somewhat mixed blessing, at the beginning of the season, someone (not us) cleared out the old plantings, added a bunch of topsoil, and added new grass and plants. While it was helpful to have the old plantings and bushes removed, the soil and plant addition were not done properly, which is why they look the way they do today.

We have a wonderful garden planned for the space, and will be started to clear the property soon to make way for the new work.”

From an email:

“If people want to donate, they can send us checks (1307 New Hampshire Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20036) or donate on our website (www.heurichhouse.org) and add a note that they are directing the donation to Sonny Bono Park. We will also be creating a Kickstarter-type website for donations that should launch within the next 2 weeks.”

Check out the plans:

Sonny Bono Pocket Park Plans (PDF)

Future Sonny Bono Park rendering:

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07/30/15 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 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.

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“This is Oliver, of Shaw. He’s a bunny that takes lounging seriously.”

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“Dunan, Shaw/U Street”

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Enterprise (left) & Avis at their foster home near U Street. They are now available for adoption through the Washington Humane Society.”

07/30/15 3:10pm

shaw skate park
Photo by PoPville flickr user Joseph Leonardo

From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Third District have announced an arrest has been made in the robbery force and violence offense that occurred on Saturday, July 11, 2015 at approximately 10:30 pm.

Several bike riders were in the 1100 block of R Street, Northwest near the Shaw Skate Park exit when they were approached by a large group of individuals who assaulted and robbed them of their property.

On Thursday, July 23, 2015 members of the Third District Warrant Squad arrested a juvenile male and charged him with Robbery Force and Violence.

The investigation is continuing to identify and locate the other suspects. Anyone who has information regarding this case should call police at 202-727-9099. Additionally, information may be submitted to the TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.”