pain sculpture

Over the weekend we were tweeted:

“Some punks threw brick @ my head. Tried 2 call dc #911 only to get recording @DCPoliceDept #emergencyfail #Brookland @CM_McDuffie @PoPville”

I asked if they were ok and what happened and was told:

“Totally ok. They had terrible aim. More blown by 911 recording then brick honestly. What if it was a serious emergency?”

recording was basically like “you’ve reached dc emergency line” over and over. Hung up cuz was more concerned with said punks


And another reader shares:

“Yesterday morning, as I went to move my car, I noticed a sizeable group of dents in the driver’s side door. A cluster of bricks were a few feet away, while a nearby house was clearly missing that group of bricks from its walkway.

It looks like whoever threw the bricks at my car was aiming to shatter the window. Luckily, they missed, but still did damage to the car. I know there have been quite a few incidents where windows have been broke in Columbia Heights lately, but wanted to report this just the same – the bricks are still there, so be on the lookout if you’re parking there anytime soon!

As an FYI, I didn’t have anything out in the open in my car. I think it was mostly bad luck! I did submit a police report, although I know there’s not much that can be done.”

8th and Monroe St, NE

On Tuesday we learned the good news that Brookland Pint would be opening Monday with seating for 118 people indoors and 48 on the patio plus 24 craft beers on tap. You can read the full press release here. For the first few weeks Brookland Pint will open at 5pm but then will be open for brunch, lunch and dinner 7 days a week – have a look at the menus:

Brookland Pint Daily Menu (PDF)

Brookland Pint Burgers (PDF)

Brookland Pint Brunch Menu (PDF)

But the real awesomeness is how sweet the space turned out including another dope mural:


Tons more photos after the jump. (more…)

8th and Monroe St, NE

From a press release:

“John Andrade (owner of Meridian Pint and Smoke & Barrel) is proud to announce the opening of Brookland Pint, a new American craft beer and American casual cuisine-type restaurant in the heart of the Brookland community. Designed with historical significance in mind, Brookland Pint seeks to promote a festive environment that can both stand the test of time as well as encourage environmental sustainability. Nearly every aspect of the décor has a story and connects with the history of America, some rather indicative of the 30’s and 40’s, especially the celebration of women and women’s empowerment. The unique atmosphere of Brookland Pint is made complete with individual USB/electrical plugs situated along the bar and at nearly every table! Brookland Pint offers a vast array of 24 craft beers with an inviting indoor/outdoor atmosphere. Brookland Pint is scheduled to open August 18th.

The all-American restaurant & bar, which will seat 118 people indoors and 48 on the patio, will feature local grown and harvested foods that range from southern comfort dishes to American classics. Neighborhood chef, Rebecca Hassell, has delighted the DC area with her talents at several favorite restaurants and has since helped create an extensive menu that displays foods that embrace the melting pot that is America.

Upon stepping through the doors of Brookland Pint, you will notice the primary focal point: the bar. Crafted entirely from some of Maryland’s finest reclaimed wood, which was acquired from Southern Maryland tobacco barns. This wood was also used for the community table as well as trim throughout the restaurant. The bar is stocked with 24 all-American craft beers and sits adjacent to a white Vermont marble and glass enclosed beer tap and refrigeration unit which houses all of the high end, large format beer bottles.

Brookland Pint’s banquet room, called the Juniper Room, is named after the Virginia Juniper tree that was reclaimed after it fell on Utah Street, NW during the Derechio of 2012. The banquet room tables are made of this wood and exemplify the clear ties to history and community owner Andrade is looking to establish.

Brookland Pint will be open for brunch, lunch and dinner 7 days a week and will stay open until 2am Sunday – Thursday and 3am Friday and Saturday. For the first few weeks Brookland Pint will open at 5pm.”

Photo courtesy ArtJamz

From a press release:

“Washington DC-based paint and sip startup ArtJamz® is expanding and will open its second location this coming fall at The Arts Walk at Monroe Street Market. The ArtJamz Brookland Studio will occupy the corner unit of Studio 24 in Bozzuto’s new mixed use development immediately adjacent to the Brookland-CUA metro station. (more…)

1516 Hamlin Street Northeast

This rental is located at 1516 Hamlin Street, Northeast. The listing says:

“Large spacious house in beautiful Brookland. 3 large bedrooms, 1 full and 2 half baths. Huge yard. Good sized kitchen, gorgeous hard wood floors, large basement and off-street parking. Walk to the Metro or the new Barnes and Noble and restaurants in Monroe Market. $40 application fee. Long and Foster welcomes application from HCVP applicants, however the rent is currently above the HVCP rent.”

You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/1 full/2 half baths is going for $2,700/Mo.

703 Edgewood Street, NE

From a press release:

Mess Hall – a one-of-a-kind culinary incubator concept opening in Washington DC’s Brookland neighborhood, has announced the start of ‘Launch Pad’ – a competition inviting aspiring local food and beverage entrepreneurs to submit their business plans for a chance at winning a series of prizes provided by Mess Hall and number of additional notable industry brands/sponsors. The contest kicks-off online today and will conclude on September 27th at Mess Hall during a live interactive event at the newly launched venue where four finalists will take the stage before a crowd of dozens of industry insiders, food entrepreneurs, and a panel of high-profile local judges. (more…)

Located in the Cornerstone building of Monroe Street Market on Monroe Street, NE between Michigan Ave and 7th

With word of more bookstores closing it’s nice to hear of one opening.

From an earlier press release from Catholic University:

“The store will feature 14,000 square feet of retail space on two levels, a 44-seat Starbucks-branded café, and designated areas for Catholic University textbook and school spirit sales.”