“Come support Special Olympics D.C. by taking on a cool challenge: a Polar Plunge at Catholic University!
Special Olympics DC athletes take on challenges in our community every day with perseverance, grit, and optimism, despite the difficulties they encounter. Show your spirit and commitment to helping D.C.’s 1,400 Special Olympic athletes by taking a dip into an icy cool above-ground pool while raising much-needed funds on their behalf.
The first-ever Special Olympics D.C. Polar Bear Plunge will be held on Saturday, February 8 from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm at Catholic University. There will be music, food, beverages, activities, and of course, plunging!
Find out more and register for the Plunge at www.plungedc.com. You can set up an online personal page to participate in the Plunge, or you can donate directly to Special Olympics D.C.
“Spacious, stand alone, gorgeous brick home on a beautiful tree-lined street. Lovely landscaping in front and rear. Fabulous brick patio. Beautiful hardwood floors. Lots of natural light. Fireplace. Stylish kitchen w/ SS and granite. 1st floor study. Arched doorways. 4 bedrooms upstairs with a real au pair suite downstairs! 1 car garage. 1/2 mile to Metro and all the new developments in Brookland!”
“Monroe Street Market is extremely happy, excited, delighted, thrilled and overjoyed to announce that Potbelly Sandwich Shop will be opening to the public on Saturday January 11, 2014! Potbelly is located at the Portland Flats building at 655 Michigan Ave NE. Please share this email, because we would love to see everyone out this day in support of Potbelly opening their doors to this amazing community we call home. Also, if you are interested in employment at Potbelly, please visit their website, fill out an application and mention that you are an occupant of the Brookland/Ward 5 neighborhood.”
Side note – I know it’s not that funny but this sign made me chuckle:
“All the features you’ve been looking for in the perfect Brookland rental home- this charming bungalow complete with 5 bedrooms is on an outstanding block and puts you within walking distance of the newest local amenities.”
“The Bozzuto Group, a Greenbelt, MD-based real estate services company, today announced that renowned dining establishment Busboys and Poets will join Monroe Street Market’s exciting list of tenants. Monroe Street Market is a multi-phase, mixed-use development located on five city blocks in Washington, D.C., adjacent to the Brookland-CUA Metro station.
Scheduled to open Fall 2014, the 7,400 square foot restaurant will be located in Monroe Street Market’s Cornerstone building. The eatery will provide breakfast, lunch and dinner service, as well as a full bar, and will offer a fresh, handmade menu, complete with vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free options. A children’s menu will also be available.
The Monroe Street Market address will be the sixth Washington, DC-area location for Busboys and Poets, with others located at 14th Street and V Street NW, 5th Street and K Street NW, Arlington, Hyattsville, and a Takoma venue coming Spring 2014. Each establishment showcases art work from local, national, and international artists, and hosts weekly events and performances.”
“Mike & Patrick’s Brookland Toys For Tots Toy Drive
Brookland Artspace Lofts
3305 8th Street Northeast
December 6th, 2013
8:00 pm – 11:55 pm
Patrick and I are happy to announce our 2nd Annual Toys for Tots Toy Drive! We started last year as a small gathering at our home in Chancellor’s Row to provide an opportunity to meet the new Chancellor’s Row neighbors. It was a fun event, and we collected over 60 toys for donation.
This year we are teaming up with the Brookland Artspace Lofts!
Come out and celebrate, meet your neighbors and help bring joy to the children of Washington DC! Please dress casual/festive!
There will be an open bar (beer, wine, punch, and soft drinks) with light fare. Local artists and musicians will be showing their artwork and entertaining. Please bring a new, unwrapped toy which will be collected for the children of Washington DC.
Tickets go on sale today and can be purchased at the following link.
“Looking for a completely renovated SFH w/3BR, 2BA on the upper level? Come and see this top to bottom renovation of a 1916 farmhouse. Original trim & floors, gourmet EIK, gorgeous baths, LL w/ tons of storage & laundry. Huge lot w/ totally fenced front & rear yard, front porch & tons of yard&parking. Conveniently located near 2 metros and the hip 12th St corridor. Preferred lender offering 1%back.”
“The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) has announced that, for the first time in seven years, it is releasing a multi-site solicitation of properties for development into transit-oriented projects.
As the Washington region continues to grow, transit-oriented projects are increasingly attractive to both residents and businesses as a way of managing traffic congestion and improving quality of life for residents and employees. WMATA is planning to leverage this interest, along with favorable market conditions, to offer five developments sites.
WMATA issued requests for proposals for the following properties:
Navy Yard (Chiller Plant)
“These properties present excellent development opportunities,” said Metro General Manager and CEO, Richard Sarles. “The interest that has already been expressed in these sites is an indication of the crucial role Metro is playing in the growth of the region.”
WMATA is already a national leader among transit agencies in the field of private sector development on transit properties, what the industry calls “joint development.” Some two dozen projects have already been successfully completed in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia, and several more are underway.
WMATA will be looking for quality developments with a focus on safe, walkable and attractive communities that work well with existing transit service. These projects will help achieve WMATA’s Momentum Strategic Plan of ensuring financial stability by generating increased ridership and rental income for Metro, and our goal of improving regional mobility and connecting communities.
Solicitations are posted online at wmata.com/realestate and will also be publicized through real estate organizations and trade publications.”