02/22/17 10:22pm

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Former Holiday Inn at 35th and Wisconsin Ave, NW

Thanks to all who emailed the Washington Business Journal story “Trader Joe’s in talks to open in north Georgetown”.

Some commenters have been talking about this in the rant/revel and other posts so here’s a proper post for it. As to the North Georgetown/Glover Park name dispute? Why are you doing this to me God? Why?!?!? OK, sorry about that. Let’s officially start the clock for this Trader Joe’s watch.

Now keep in mind – the clock is still running for the Eastern Market and Union Market(ish) Trader Joe’s.

By the by – here’s how the Eastern Market (old Hine School) location is looking:

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02/22/17 4:15pm

anti harassment
Photo by PoPville flickr user [email protected]

From a press release:

“Ward 1 D.C. Councilmember Brianne Nadeau introduced legislation that aims to target and eradicate street harassment in the District through education, awareness, data collection and culture change. The Councilmember spearheaded the first-ever Council roundtable on street harassment in December 2015 to bring attention to an experience that is all too common for many District residents. The bill is co-sponsored by Councilmembers Silverman, Grosso, Allen, Evans, R. White, and T. White.

“Street harassment is an unfortunate shared experience facing many of the District’s vulnerable populations,” said Councilmember Nadeau. “At the roundtable I spearheaded, we heard heartbreaking testimony about how pervasive and damaging it can be for residents. This legislation sends a strong message that harassing one another on the street is not something that Washingtonians will stand for.”

“Anti-Muslim and anti-LGBTQ rhetoric and policies on the federal level have a direct impact on the safety of people here in our community, particularly those who live at the intersections of multiple oppressed identities like queer and trans Muslims,” said Jessica Raven, Executive Director of Collective Action for Safe Spaces. “This legislation will equip D.C. agencies to address harassment in all its forms and make public spaces safe for everyone.”

Street harassment is defined as unwanted, disrespectful, or threatening comments, gestures, or other actions forced on a stranger in a public place without their consent. Harassment is directed at someone because of actual or perceived gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, race, ethnicity, religion, or national origin. (more…)

02/22/17 3:45pm

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1506 North Capitol Street, NW via 7DrumCity

A reader reports:

“Just walked down north capitol and I see that 7 Drum City is moving into the space at 1506 North Capitol Street. Excited to see some activity on this side of the block. They are two
doors down from Uncle Chips.”

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Their Facebook page says:

“To help the DC music scene thrive, help people live more balanced and fulfilling lives, and provide a clean, comfortable “third place” to learn, rehearse, and grow through music.”

Lots more info on their website:

“Welcome to North Capitol’s music studio
​for drum lessons and rehearsal space!
Our motto: Increase the funk.

Standby for their opening festival on Saturday:

7DrumCity has relocated to the North Capitol neighborhood, and we’re celebrating with an all-day extravaganza featuring the best in local music, art, film, and food. Join us at our brand new location for an inaugural North Cap block party unlike any other!

$20 adv | $25 door
Your festival pass redeems you: (more…)

02/22/17 3:25pm

trans
via ACLU of DC

From Facebook:

The Trump administration announced a new attack on transgender students by stating that it will stop enforcing Title IX education protections, and it will rescind the Guidance released by the Obama administration last May.

Join NCTE and parents of transgender youth for a rally outside the White House to let the White House, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, and Attorney General Jeff Sessions know that they are #WrongOnIX!

The Trump administration needs to know that trans students, our families, and our allies will not stand for this callous attack on trans children.

Alternative actions for those outside the DMV area: (more…)

02/22/17 3:15pm

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.

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“New Baby Kitty, all grown up and embracing the hipster life.”

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“Godfrey (in front) and Gigi (in back) in Dupont Circle!”

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“Myran the Activist Kitty is posting about DC in-case any readers may be interested. His Instagram name is @myran_the_activist_kitty”

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“Penn Quarter/Chinatown pricing adjustments will occur within the red boundary, between H Street NW, 3rd Street NW, E Street NW, and 11th Street NW.” via DDOT

From a press release:

“Beginning Monday, February 27, 2017, the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) will implement a new parking meter rate schedule in the Penn Quarter and Chinatown neighborhoods. This is the second quarterly parking meter rate adjustment as part of the Penn Quarter-Chinatown pilot project to improve parking availability through demand-based pricing.

The study area includes on-street parking spaces bounded by H Street NW, 3rd Street NW, E Street NW and 11th Street NW. The pilot aims to reduce the time needed to find parking, improve turnover of high-demand parking spaces, provide better parking information to motorists, and reduce congestion by adjusting prices based on observed demand for parking on a block-by-block basis.

Parking meter rates on individual block faces in this area will range from $1.50 to $3.25. As with the previous price adjustment, the rates on each block face will vary by time: weekday morning, weekday midday, weekday evening, and Saturday.

The table below provides a summary of the number of block faces that will have quarterly demand-based meter rate adjustments. Blocks identified for adjustments are shown in the figure below: (more…)