“Please be advised that Red Line train service is temporarily suspended between Rhode Island Avenue and Fort Totten stations due to a gas leak at a construction site near Brookland Station. Shuttle bus service will replace trains between Rhode Island Avenue, Brookland and Fort Totten stations to accommodate customers. Washington Gas is on site investigating at this time.”



From an email:

This event takes place from 12 – 9:30 PM on Saturday, July 16th.

Join 3 Stars Brewing Company and the Pint for The Brookland Crab Fest! If you have been in the DMV long enough, you know that summer is never truly here until you have crushed some crabs! We will be opening our patio all day for an amazing event filled with great local craft beer and locally sourced Maryland Blue Crab! $55 gets you all the crab that you can eat in a 2 1/2-hour window, and a 3 Stars tallboy can! The details: (more…)

Brookland Pint
716 Monroe Street, NE

From Drew Swift, General Manager of Brookland Pint (on Sunday):

“Due to an unfortunate incident today, effective immediately, Brookland Pint has a new pet policy:

Pets are no longer allowed on the property under any circumstance. As always, and in compliance with ADA requirements*, service dogs and their handlers will continue to be welcome.

We understand and are sympathetic to the pet-owning portion of the Brookland community who relied on our patio as a welcome space for themselves and their pets.  We have always tried to be as lenient as possible with regards to DC Health Codes** to accommodate everyone and regret that due to the events of today, we can no longer risk exposing our guests and staff to the potential hazards of substandard or inexperienced pet ownership.

Our purpose of writing is to explain this shift in policy and notify as much of the community as we can to prevent turning people away as a result of this shift.

This evening a 6-year old boy was bitten on the leg by a dog on our patio. A family was finishing their meal inside when the boy’s uncle went over to Filter for a coffee. On the patio, two women were sitting near the planters with their dog. Our pet policy up to this point has allowed guests with pets to sit around the edges of the patio, with the understanding that the pet needed to be outside the perimeter of the patio, marked by large planters. Inevitably, especially when food hits the table, some dogs creep past the planters and end up under the tables. This evening, two women had ordered their food, along with a hamburger to go that was brought out with the rest of the meal. They had cut up the burger and were feeding it to the dog under the table. The 6-year-old boy walked across the patio to meet his uncle at Filter, when the dog quickly became territorial, darted away from the table, and bit the boy on the leg. (more…)


Thanks to a reader for going the extra yard for this one:

“UPDATE – attached is more photographic evidence of Brookland’s White Whale. Observed on South Dakota Ave. on 6/16. Email me if you have any additional questions. My charming girlfriend spotted him from our moving car and we parked and got as close as we could for this amazing footage.”

716 Monroe Street, NE

Two of my all time favorite breweries. Christmas has come early to Brookland Pint:

“Tuesday, May 31 – Doors at 11 a.m.
Brewery representatives in house at 5 p.m.
Release of RAR / 3 Stars DOCO District IPA

If you’ve spent any time in Brookland Pint, you’ve seen DC’s own 3 Stars Brewing and the Eastern Shore’s RAR Brewing represented prominently on our draft list.

In honor of Savor Week, they’ve collaborated on a 7.8% IPA that promises to be big and juicy!

We’ll be showcasing six drafts from each brewery, including some new and limited releases:


3 Stars/Millstone Brandy-Lyn
8.5% Graf (Beer-Cider Hybrid) – A blend of bourbon barrel-aged cider (with wild yeast and bacteria) and brandy barrel-aged beer

3 Stars Starsky and Dutch
8.3 Imperial Chocolate Stout – Brewed with Dutch cocoa and finished with cocoa nibs from Undone Chocolate

RAR Marylan
A brewery-only, 5% blond ale hopped like an IPA with an absurd amount of Australian Galaxy

RAR House Roast
A 9.2% Imperial Coffee Cream Ale brewed with local Rise Up Coffee

Full List: (more…)

Exterior (Front) -

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”

Living Room -

You can see more photos here.

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…)

Photo by PoPville flickr user number7cloud

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”