“Expect large crowds, fewer trains and major delays along the entire Red Line.”

And may God have mercy on our souls.

Although GoDCGo offers (among other alternatives) something that just might be good for our souls:

“You can walk anywhere, but you can also take this opportunity to use the Metropolitan Branch Trail. Take it during the day for a direct route, about 3.7 miles, 82 minutes walking. This trail is accessible via the NoMa, Rhode Island Avenue, Brookland, Union and Takoma Metro stations. The best route on the northern side is on the Metropolitan Branch Trail toward MBT Stairs, see instructions here. The best route on the southern side is on Galloway St NE see instructions here.”


This house is located at 1216 Michigan Avenue, Northeast. The listing says:

“Wonderful Brookland Bungalow! Glowing hardwood floors, Fireplace, updated kitchens/baths, tons of light pouring in. 4 bedrooms. Huge basement with high ceilings provides for lots of storage, family room, or future in-law suite! Very large fenced-in back yard with a detached garage and off street parking. Walk to Metro, shops, restaurants. Come live the sweet life! OPEN SUN 1-4”


You can see more photos here.

This 4 bed/1 bath is going for $659,000.

via google

“Dear PoPville,

Around 8:30 last night I witnessed a terrible accident in the parking lot of Yes! on 12th Street. A car sped through the parking lot and hit a parked car and a brick wall. Everyone in the market came out — there were probably about 20 people out there. I was almost hit by the car so saw my life flash before my eyes and was in a bit of a shock to be honest! Both cars were absolutely totaled. It seemed like the driver had a medical emergency or something and lost control of the car. I hope they are OK.”

Anyone else hear about this, I didn’t see anything from MPD or DCFD.

716 Monroe Street, NE

From Brookland Pint:

“Bring your little ones in for a breakfast designed with them in mind. Featuring a free Pint Sized Breakfast for the kids, Storytime with Barnes & Noble, an interactive performance by Only Make Believe and Pint Sized Pumpkin Painting. Open seating: first come, first serve. Your $5 ticket purchases your child’s Pint Sized Pumpkin. The rest of the morning’s activities are included with the purchase of a pumpkin. Limited quantity available, purchase your pumpkin today!

Saturday morning Highlights:

9:00am: Story Time with Barnes & Noble
9:15am: Only Make Believe Performance
10:00am Breakfast is served! Pumpkin Painting will occur during and following breakfast.

Get there at 9am to enjoy all that the morning has to offer!”


via google maps

From MPD:

“The Metropolitan Police Department’s Sexual Assault Unit seeks the public’s assistance in identifying and locating a suspect in connection with an Assault with Intent to Commit First Degree Sexual Abuse and a Robbery offense that occurred in the area of 14th and Girard Streets, Northeast.

On Sunday, October 16, 2016, at approximately 2:00 am, a suspect attempted to sexually assault a victim and robbed her of her belongings in an alley near 14th and Girard Streets, Northeast.

The suspect is described as a black male, slim build, about 25-years-old. The suspect was operating an unknown type of vehicle.

Anyone with information about this case should call the police at (202) 727-9099. Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.”


This rental is located two blocks from the Brookland Metro station, Monroe St. Market, and 12th St. The listing says:

Wednesday, October 5: 5:45-7:00PM

Available immediately! This completely renovated, 4BR/3.5Ba home is perfectly located in the heart of beautiful Brookland. Only two blocks from the Brookland Metro station, Monroe St. Market, and 12th St., you will have quick access to shops, restaurants, cafes and Catholic University. The main level has hardwood floors throughout, and the open floorplan (with half bath) is perfect for entertaining. The kitchen features brand new cabinets, energy efficient appliances, and granite counters. The master suite has a large walk-in closet and a spacious bathroom with oversized shower and double sinks. The finished basement contains a fourth bedroom, playroom, full bathroom, washer/dryer, and brand new HVAC and water heater. There is a spacious backyard and patio, with gated off-street parking for two cars. $4000/month. Tenant responsible for all utilities.”


You can see more photos here.

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


I was excited to see a report on the Brookland Listserv yesterday that a Change petition had reached 721 signatures. And they even have a Facebook page. But then I saw the page, Bring Whole Foods to Brookland, was started back in February of 2014. So they got stamina too! Think their persistence will pay off? Unfortunately I haven’t heard anymore scuttlebutt on this since July 2013.

The residents of Brookland deserve the fresh food and variety that Whole Foods offers. Currently, the only grocery options in Brookland are Giant and Yes! Organic. The quality of the food at the Giant is too low, and it’s not within walking distance of the core of Brookland. The Yes! Organic has a very small selection of produce and a virtually non-existent offering of meat, poultry, and fish. We need a central grocery store that has the healthy food and variety that will keep our husbands, wives, children and friends healthy and happy, without traveling to P Street or H Street.

Healthy foods help us avoid diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, high blood pressure, gout, etc. Whole Foods’ excellent offering of healthy food makes it easier to eat healthy food, especially if it opens a location in the middle of our neighborhood.

Our neighborhood is growing exponentially; between the families, young professionals, long-time residents, and university students in the neighborhood, we have more than enough demand to satisfy Whole Foods.

Join me in asking Whole Foods to open a store in Brookland by signing the petition. We can do this!