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Photos courtesy of Carlos Rosario School

It’s the Carlos Rosario School’s Sonia Gutierrez Campus! From an email:

“On Friday, June 5th we’ll be having a street naming celebration at the Sonia Gutierrez Campus at 5th and V street NE. I think a lot of people (especially those walking on the Metropolitan Branch Trail) might not know what the building is and what we do. It would be great to spread the word through Popville.

On Friday, in addition to remarks from the mayor and city councilmembers, the event will also include the unveiling of the street sign, food prepared by culinary arts students, student performances and student-led tours. It should be a good party complete with a Mariachi band, traditional Ethiopian dancers and good food prepared by our students.”

On June 5th the Carlos Rosario School will host a street naming ceremony and celebration to honor the national award-winning Carlos Rosario International Public Charter School that has transformed the lives of over 70,000 Latinos and other immigrants for the past four decades.

The D.C. Council unanimously voted to commemoratively name the 500 block of V Street NE as Sonia Gutierrez Campus Way. The naming ceremony will take place in front of the Sonia Gutierrez Campus in recognition of the legacy and impact of Sonia Gutierrez, the Carlos Rosario School’s founder and innovative educator, for her 43 years of service to the Latino and immigrant communities of Washington, DC.

This is the first time in Washington, DC history that a street is named in honor of a Latina!

What: Street Naming Ceremony and Reception to include student-led entertainment and tours as well as food prepared by Carlos Rosario culinary arts career training students

Who: Key attendees include city councilmembers, key community leaders, school leaders, and members of the greater DC region’s immigrant communities including adult immigrant students and graduates
When: June 5, 2015 from 10:30am to 1pm
Where: Sonia Gutierrez Campus, 514 V Street NE

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Ah I love this house. It was a house porn post back in 2011 (was going for $3,450,000 then.) It’s back on the market:

“Without doubt, a fine & unique house in one of the most private settings in Washington. Designed by world-acclaimed architect Travis L. Price as his own residence, we are proud to offer a home which defies the prosaic and usual parameters in residential architecture. One can only understand this space by experiencing it. A work of art in a most jewel-like environment.”

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You can see some more photos here.

This 4 bed/3 bath is now going for $3,399,000.

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Farewell formstone…

A reader reports:

“Saw this on Friday. They are chipping the formstone off the old Fringe building on New York Ave. NW with a hammer and chisel.”

Ed. Note: Capital Fringe is now located at 1358-1360 Florida Ave, NE.

And thanks to a twitter reader for reminding me that this was also A.V. Ristorante Italiano’s space that closed in 2007. Here’s a couple shots from flickr:

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Photo by Kate Mereand-Sinha

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Photo by Shawn Honnick

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This is the corner that faced some neighborhood opposition.

Their website says:

“Fifty Three – Thirty Three is at the crossroads of Connecticut Avenue and Military Road, in the heart of Chevy Chase. Here, an urban sophisticated lifestyle is wedded with residential luxury, establishing the essence of crafted, modern design. Every room, every kitchen and each garden eases and inspires—so you can breathe in all of life’s little happenings.”

Anticipated opening Summer 2015.

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Jan. 2013:

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