“Join us for a bike ride around the oldest federal monuments, the DC boundary stones: http://www.boundarystones.org/ The whole ride (including bike back to Boundary Stone) is a metric century; each side is approximately 15 miles – join us for 1, 2, 3, or all 4!
As always, the ride will be sponsored by Boundary Stone DC = ride shirts and an awesome after-party at the bar with specials on DC Brau Brewing Company beers! This year, our new partner Phoenix Bikes will be on-hand at the ride start and rest stop(s) for bike safety and maintenance checks.
Mark your calendars, register to make sure you get a tshirt and swag bag, spread the word (#BSride2015) and check the Facebook event for more details!”
630 14th Street, NE renderings courtesy S2 Development
From an email:
“The Jackson is a 7-unit building in Capitol Hill being delivered by the same architect and developer team behind the new Huntress Coal Oil building at 1225 10th Street, NW.
Renderings have been revealed for The Jackson – a new boutique condominium building in Capitol Hill, steps from the H Street Corridor. The Jackson provides the luxury of new construction quality while fitting within the neighborhood’s charm. The building features six large flats and a private carriage home, offering spacious living rooms open to the chef’s kitchens along with two bedrooms and den, custom designer bathrooms, tall ceilings, and private outdoor spaces. Delivery is expected in Fall 2015.”
“On Thursday, April 27, 2015, at around 11:26PM, a citizen walking westbound in the 1700 block of D Street, Southeast, was approached from behind by (2) subjects, described as black males between 17-24 years old, thin build, wearing masks, who snatched her pocketbook off of her shoulder and began hitting her causing her to fall to the ground. During the struggle for the pocketbook, one of the subjects brandished a firearm.
After obtaining the pocketbook, both subjects ran to an alley off of D Street, Southeast.
The victim sustained minor scratches but refused medical treatment.
This case is currently being investigated by the First District Investigative Unit.”
The victim described her experience on the Hill East listserv:
“Unfortunately, I was mugged at gunpoint tonight around 11:30 on the 1700 block of D Street SE as I was walking home from the Metro. I heard and then saw the two assailants running behind me. I wasn’t able to outrun them and fell to the ground as they grabbed my bag away from me. It was only then that I saw the gun. They hit me a few times (luckily, not very hard) and then ran away with my purse down the alley that is between 17th and 18th. I heard tires screeching shortly thereafter. Fortunately, I wasn’t physically injured more than a scrape to the knee when I feel. I am grateful for the kindness and concern of the neighbors down the street who let me come inside their home to use their phone to call the police and of my friends (also neighbors and parents to a newborn) who stayed with me as I was interviewed by the police and as we waited for the CSI. I am also grateful for the police who came quickly and were very professional and thorough.
On the off chance that you spot a discarded Coach black tote bag or a pair of women’s Asics Nimbus running shoes (that look like this.), please let me know! My running shoes with custom-made and brand new orthotics were inside my bag, and I doubt that the thieves have much use for them.
Stay safe! The police said that there have been several muggings recently as people have been walking home from the Stadium Armory metro.”
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 2 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.
“Nadine comes from an illustrious line of Georgia Avenue Rhodesian Ridgebacks!”
“Reconstruction of the Metrorail system will continue over the weekend of August 28-30 with service adjustments on five rail lines beginning at 10 p.m. Friday and continuing through system closing on Sunday.
This weekend, Green Line trains will operate at regular weekend intervals. Red Line trains will operate every 20 minutes. Orange, Silver, Blue and Yellow line trains will operate every 18 minutes with Yellow Line trains operating to Mt. Vernon Sq only.”
This rental is located at 116 12th Street, Northeast. The listing says:
“Beautifully 3BR/2.5BA Townhouse Style Condo Minutes to Capitol Hill, NATS stadium, and METRO. Hardwood floors in living room and main areas. Large living room with bay window, two-sided fireplace, and beautiful exposed brick walls. Kitchen with stainless steel appliances, granite counter-tops, and ceramic tiling. Bedroom with deck access and full bathroom. Large den area with shelving, fireplace,”
“Following the entries, could you post on open thread on gardening advice for DC? I attempted to grow tomatoes and some herbs in my front garden this year, and got about 2 weeks of good growth before they withered and died (despite frequent watering). Would love to hear some tips from those with green thumbs!”
Got wisdom? We need long-term MENTORS for motivated low-income students!
“Nationally, 41% of low-income students will enter college, while only 8% will finish by their mid-20s.
Since inception, 99% of Capital Partners for Education (CPE) graduates have gone on to college, and 70% have graduated on time.
Founded in 1993, Capital Partners for Education (CPE) is a dynamic college preparatory program that helps motivated, low-income students in the Washington Metropolitan area to get to and through college by providing one-on-one mentoring, college and career preparation and support, individualized staff support, school partnerships and scholarships.
We are now hosting mentor trainings for our class of 11th Grade Navigators! This two-year mentoring relationship will include: monthly staff facilitated workshops, weekly email exchange, and weekly phone calls.
RSVP for one of our upcoming mentor trainings on
Tuesday, September 8: 6:00 – 8:30 PM
Satuday, September 19: 10:00AM – 12:30 PM
Thursday, September 24: 6:00 – 8:30 PM
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Across the street from Room 11 at 3301 11th Street, NW at Lamont
Thanks to a tipster for sending word, and other very reliable sources confirm, a new market with wine and beer (and lots more) is coming to the old Arthur’s space from some of the owners of Room 11. Lots more info when more details are known. But given that it’s coming from folks affiliated with Room 11 – I’m gonna mark this as very, very promising. Stay tuned.