click map to enlarge. Source: Library of Congress
Map of the Week is written by David A., a systems librarian and map geek living in Mt. Pleasant. David previously wrote about Palisades of the Potomac from 1890.
This week’s 1879 map provides a view of Arlington and Alexandria when they were part of the federal district. If you look close, you can see that this map splits the former Alexandria County into three different smaller “districts”: the Washington District to the west, the Jefferson District to the east and the Arlington District in the middle.
Notable features include the names of many of the area’s landowners, the names of railroad stations, and the C&O Canal segment connecting Alexandria to the aquaduct bridge to Georgetown. The canal, also known as the Alexandria Canal, would be abandoned seven years after this map’s printing.
Zeke’s Grand Opening Feb. 21st at 2029 P Street, NW via Facebook
Yesterday ANC rep @KevDC tweeted:
“Shocked to learn Zeke’s DC donutz at 2029 P St NW is already closed !! #ANC2B”
On their facebook page the last entry was May 10th though fans write: “How long are you closed??” and “Miss you already, friends! Hope you can come back in another incarnation soon!”
2029 P Street, NW has had a bit of a rough patch over the last few years – it has housed a Tangy Sweet (closed July 2011), Tasti D-Lite (closed Aug. 2012), a tease/joke of Meatsicles coming soon (Jan. 2013), and briefly Cool Disco Donuts before changing to Zeke’s DC Donutz.
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Category: Open Thread
1825 18th Street, NW
Cajun Experience closed in mid-July 2012 at 1825 18th St, NW. In Aug. 2012 we noted the space was for lease. Now I’m hearing Jackie Greenbaum of Jackie’s in Silver Spring and El Chucho in Columbia Heights – is likely opening up a new restaurants here. Details are scarce but more info if/when it becomes available.
Yangon, Myanmar–Shwedagon Pagoda
Category: t shirts
It was a pretty ugly weekend weather wise but the roses were in full effect all over the district:
Nice details on this row house not far from Union Market:
Category: House of the Day
Policy’s 3rd Annual Crab Festival:
Policy in conjunction with Blue Moon Brewing Company, is gearing up for its 3rd Annual CrabFestival over Memorial Day Weekend, Sunday, May 26 from 12pm -5pm.
Blue Moon Brewing Company, which is running a summer Campaign of “Blue Moon, Blue Craband Old Bay Seasoning”. They are taking over the taps, with Blue Moon, Blue Moon Agave Blonde, and two very exclusive, never tasted in the United States and the only place in Washington DC to have these special craft brews; Raspberry Cream Ale and Honey Grand Cru with Ginger. All Beers will be sold for $5 per glass and $15 Pitchers of Blue Moon and Blue Moon Agave Blonde. Sorry, the two exclusive beers are only sold by the glass.
Policy will trade in their black cloth napkins for rolls of paper towels and silver ware for wooden mallets. Transforming the diner-like dining room, graffiti tagged lounge and three outdoor patios into a pop up crab house for the day. For $35 per person, you can indulge in all you can eat crabs and tradition sides like Hushpuppies, Corn on the Cob, Cole Slaw, Hot Dogs and Policy Wings.
To purchase tickets in advance, visitwww.policydc.com and click the shopping cart tab and follow the directions. Limited tickets available at the door.
Category: Event Calendar
1212 H Street, NE
“Bocce court is waiting for you @vendettadc…opens officially on Tuesday”
You can see Vendetta’s menus here.
Formerly Palace of Wonders, Red and the Black and Red Palace:
A husband planted and lovingly cared for this unusual garden to make his wife smile while she was ill. From Princeton St, NW off Georgia Ave.
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“Big and Small in NoMa – Dixie & Poppy Donna”
“This is Ella and she lives in Chinatown”
“This is Wompy from Bloomingdale. Here he is guarding beer on a recent trip to Rhode Island.”
“Watson of NoMa”
Category: Animal Fix
Walking in here will make you feel like you’ve crossed into another dimension, one in which both time and logic ceases and thousands of years of human advancement towards what is considered civilized behavior is suddenly negated for no apparent reason whatsoever.
You’re greeted by a cop as you walk in and that sets the tone for the type of ride that you’ve unknowingly been in line for since you egressed from your mother’s womb: the world is unstable and this place reeks of crack smoke and decades of failed domestic policies.
All CVS’s are, by default, limited to one star. The lines take forever, everything is overpriced, the CVS card and brand of products are terrible, and the goods and provisions offered are always peculiar.
This store, however, is a social sciences experiment and is brilliant as such. I avoid this place with all of my heart, yet my mind is sadistically drawn here to catch a chaotic glimpse of how close humanity toes a line protecting us from madness.
Is it really that bad?
This rental is located at 2729 Connecticut Avenue, NW:
The listing says:
“GREAT LOCATION!! Less than 2 blocks from the Metro. Top floor unit in a beautiful historic townhouse. Rent Includes parking in a covered garage located at the rear of the home. Free washer/dryer for community use in the bottom floor. Beautiful back yard. Enter the house and go to the top floor. The unit is on the right. Vouchers welcome.”
This 2 bed/1 bath is going for $2,100/Mo.
1800 block of 18th Street, NW
Not sure if you were aware, but Lauriol Plaza has recently taken over a good chunk of 18th Street to use for their valet parking. There are temporary “no parking” signs up dated until 2014 in front of the restaurant, probably covering about 6-8 spots.
I think that is ridiculous.
Parking is tough enough in the neighborhood, this is only making it worse.
Ed. Note: On Friday a reader wrote about valet parking abuses in Chinatown.
That’s quite a loose interpretation of temporary…
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