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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.”

halsa
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.

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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.”

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Pablo Raw

Tenleytown, Adams Morgan and now Brookland!

From a press release:

“Annie’s Ace Hardware-Brookland announces its Grand Opening on April 1, 2, and 3, 2016, with a full schedule of product demonstrations, red-hot buys, raffle items, and free giveaways. The Brookland store is the second Annie’s Ace Hardware, and will follow the tradition of excellent customer service and neighborhood engagement set by the original Annie’s Ace Hardware-Petworth.
The 7,400 square-foot Annie’s Ace Hardware-Brookland store is packed with thousands of essential products and supplies from the most respected brands and bestselling items in the home improvement marketplace, including Benjamin Moore paints, Weber grills, Mrs. Meyer’s earth-friendly cleaning products, a complete line of canning supplies, Craftsman tools, and many other premium products. In addition, Annie’s has a 1,000 square-foot garden center featuring locally grown annuals, herbs and vegetable plants, mulch, popular and locally sourced soil conditioners LeafGro and Chesapeake Compost, and much, much more. (more…)

1010 Sigsbee

This house is located at 1010 Sigsbee Pl, NE. The listing says:

“Quintessential Brookland Bungalow – Grab one While you Can! Charming and Serene. Screened-in porch.Flowing spaces. Huge windows flooding the space with light. Pine floors, updated kitchen, Central AC, tall-ceiling basement with plenty of space to entertain. Huge gardening yard, garage, all situated on Sigsbee – Brookland’s best-kept secret! OPEN SUN 1-4”

inside

You can see more photos here.

This 4 bed/1.5 bath is going for $589,000.

3302 9th Street Northeast

This unit is located at 3302 9th Street, Northeast. The listing says:

“1600 sq ft of unprecedented new construction in the most perfect Brookland location. 2 BLOCKS FROM BROOKLAND METRO, only 2-3 blocks from literally everything in Brookland–Monroe, 12th Street, Right Proper, Brookland’s Finest, Pint, Filter, MBT Trail. 3 huge bedrooms–master has double vanities, walk in closest. That wrap around couch & huge dining table you’ve been wanting won’t even fill it!”

GDoN

You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/2.5 bath is going for $619,900 ($162 monthly fee.)

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This house is located at 2022 Monroe Street, Northeast. The listing says:

“EXCEPTIONAL COLONIAL W/CONTEMPORARY FLAIR DISPLAYING EYE CATCHING SYMPHONY THROUGHOUT. HOME FLOWS ELEGANTLY, UTILIZING EVERY INCH OF SPACE ALLOWING NATURAL LIGHTING TO BRIGHTEN EVERY RM! EXTENSIVE RENOVATIONS CLAIM A GOURMET KITCHE, ENVIABLE SPACIOUS DINING RM, BEAUTIFUL BATHS, & FULLY FINISHED BASEMENT W/ BEDRM & FULL BATH, 2 CAR GARAGE & EXPANSIVE BACK YARD. BLKS TO METRO & MONROE MARKET”

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You can see more photos here.

This 4 bed/3.5 bath is going for $829,000.

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via google maps

From the Brookland Listserve:

“Yesterday evening around 6 pm, I arrived home, parked, got things out of my car, walked up to my front door, and put the key in and unlocked it. It was dark and rainy and our porch light wasn’t on because we hadn’t been home all day. Just as I went to turn the handle, I felt a tugging on my shoulder where I was carrying my purse and a larger tote back. I didn’t understand what was happening but grabbed onto them very tight. At some point, I realized there was a young man pulling on them. As he pulled, he dragged me back toward the steps, where I slid down on my back. I finally couldn’t hold on any more and he got the two bags and ran across the neighbor’s yard to a car that was waiting for him on 16th Street between Newton and Otis. I couldn’t get to it fast enough to see anything about it.

The police responded within minutes of my phone call and were great. Lots of police, seemed very thorough, were very respectful. And I’m fine – just a sprained finger on the hand with which I was holding onto the bags.

Be careful – it would never have occurred to me to worry about someone grabbing my purse as I stood at my front door at 6 pm. I’m going to start paying attention to any car sitting with people in it apparently doing nothing that I don’t recognize, get license plates numbers and makes, and call the police.”