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This house is located at 1005 Taylor Street, Northeast. The listing says:

“Brookland’s Best Bungalow – Curb Appeal Defined! Hard Pine floors, original details, upgraded kitchen, Central AC, tank-less water heater. Basement with tall ceilings and rear entrance: ready to finish! Outside is a gardener’s paradise with raised veggie beds, intricate plantings, and a large shed. Just a quick walk to Metro, shops, restaurants, and parks! Living at it’s Best! OPEN SUN 1-4”

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This 3 bed/1 bath is going for $599,000.

Photo by PoPville flickr user Christopher Schmidt

Boiling point reached in Brookland (from their listserv):

“Not sure when, but sometime in the last few days we had another bicycle stolen from our shed. It’s a light green Jamis Aurora, men’s style, even though it’s mine.

Yes the shed was locked. Yes one bike was locked up within the shed, and that one is still there. Yes we have insurance that will cover PART of the cost of replacement. Yes we installed cameras. My husband is reviewing the tape today to see if there’s anything useful.

We’ll probably start keeping bikes inside- something we’ve been loathe to do because WHY SHOULD WE- we have a locked shed outside, and a curious, accident prone toddler inside. We’ll look into a taller fence. I’ll wrap my bike up in razor wire and unlock it every day wearing oven mitts because you know, that’s apparently a reasonable expectation around here. Fine. (more…)

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From DDOT:

“The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) invites you to a public meeting to discuss rehabilitation of the Monroe Street Bridge located in northeast Washington, DC. DDOT will present design plans and a schedule of work for the upcoming project.

What: Public Meeting for the Rehabilitation of the Monroe Street Bridge
When: Thursday, May 12, 2016 | Time: 6 pm to 8 pm
Where: Brooks Mansion/DCTV 901 Newton Street, NE Washington, DC 20017″

Photo: @natasha.lamalle

From an email:

Bluebird Sky Yoga will be opening at 3101 12th Street, NE (former SCRAP space -across from Brookland’s Finest) this fall.”

From Blue Bird’s facebook:

“After months (well, years really) of planning, I am so excited to announce I will be leaving my job after 5 years and opening a yoga studio in Brookland (DC)! It’s a scary jump, but every time I pull up to the studio, I cannot contain my excitement. Located in a former craft store, the studio will maintain the creative vibe that is intrinsic to the neighborhood and my Artful Saturday events. Across the last decade, the yoga practice has been transformative in my life: keeping me grounded and calm, encouraging me to push my edge, connecting me with an incredible global community, teaching me patience and gratitude, and more. I hope to share my passion for many lineages of yoga and their individual benefits with this DC community. Please follow along as we transform a vibrant building into a vibrant community space. BluebirdSkyYoga.com and @bluebirdskyyoga”

913 Quincy Northeast

This rental is located at 913 Quincy St, Northeast. The listing says:

“Beautifully renovated large 2/2 in the Quincy Street Conds. 3 blocks from metro! All stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops. Baths include ceramic tile and granite with glass enclosed bath/shower. Very large deck off the back. Parking space for $100 per month. 2 lg flat screen TVs left in condo for use. Awesome hardwood floors. All brand new!! Great location.”


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This 2 bed/2 bath is going for $2,850/Mo.

1022 Otis Street Northeast

This rental is located at 1022 Otis Street, Northeast. The listing says:

“The word GORGEOUS describes this 3 bedroom, 3 bath SFH located just a few blocks to the Brookland Metro. This spacious home features hardwood floors, kitchen w/granite & stainless, MBR w/sitting room and MBA, finished basement w/au pair suite or rec room, huge backyard, off street parking and lots more! Tech ready with HDMI, surveillance cameras, & cable ready. Available June 1st.”


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

spring sale 2016 fb event photo

From an email:

“Buy monastery-grown and other local herbs and vegetables, take a tour of the historic Franciscan Monastery gardens and enjoy food and craft vendors:

Saturday, April 23 (9 a.m.-6 p.m.) and Sunday, April 24 (8 a.m.-3 p.m.)
Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land
1400 Quincy St. NE, Washington, DC 20017

Sponsored by the Franciscan Monastery Garden Guild and held in the monastery’s century-old gardens, the sale features herbs, vegetables, flowers, roses, azaleas, plants and shrubs, many of them grown in the monastery’s greenhouse. Free garden tours at 11 a.m. and noon daily.

The event benefits the preservation and care of the gardens, which were designed by Franciscan friars over 100 years ago, as well as newer initiatives of the volunteer Garden Guild, including beekeeping and vegetable gardening that produced over 6,000 pounds of produce for DC non-profits serving the city’s hungry last year.”

655 Michigan Ave, NE

A reader reports last night:

“Looks like Hälsa in Brookland has closed without any reason. Sign says “Closed. Sorry for any inconvenience.” Windows are all covered and inside looks like the kitchen is all disassembled. Hopefully they are just having equipment issues.”

A few weeks ago I got some scuttlebutt that Halsa was likely closing but I was hoping it was wrong. Interestingly, perhaps, at that same time I was told that a new Starbucks was coming to Brookland somewhere in this new development. Updates when we learn more on both fronts. Halsa, who billed themselves as “Healthy Fast Food” opened up only in January 2015. In addition to the healthy food, they also were known for their phenomenal murals. Hoping they can make a comeback.

via google maps

From MPD:

“At approximately 1900 hours, the victim stated the he was walking westbound in the the 700 b/o Randolph St. NE when he reports hearing multiple gunshots and feeling pain on the left side of his neck. The victim ran North in the 4000 b/o 7th Street NE and clasped in an apartment foyer in the 4000 b/o 7th street ne.

The victim was transported to the hospital where he is expected to survive his injuries.

The shooter is described as a Black male, dark completion , with dreadlocks, wearing a red or pink hoody, dark coat, approximately 5’6″ in height. Last seen riding a bike with no seat.”