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From a press release:

“The NoMa Parks Foundation has selected the design concept for L Street, NE, the second underpass to be transformed with light and art in the NoMa neighborhood. Future Cities Lab will create an undulating light structure, ‘Lightweave,’ that will appear to float from the ceiling of the underpass. The installation will “peek out” onto L Street outside the underpass and beckon visitors to explore and linger in the beautifully transformed space. M.C. Dean will serve as contractor, and construction is expected to begin in late 2015. (more…)

bike lane car

“This jerk…. We live at the Flats 130, and this lady drove to the end of the sectioned off bike lane, and backed up all the way in the middle to run into this building. It’s ridiculous, she could have pulled into the Harris Teeter parking lot. I was just shocked and wanted to share. Maryland license plate of course.”

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All photos for PoPville taken by Lorie Shaull. Lorie writes:

“On Saturday, the open one-acre lot at 1st and L streets NE was transformed into a giant canvas for artists for the Storey Park Paint Jam. The lot is currently used for NoMa’s free outdoor film series and Saturday is was the site of DC’s largest mural in the city. The event was sponsored by NoMa BID and Words Beats & Life in association with The Fridge DC, Blind Whino and the Pink Line Project.”

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A reader reports Friday afternoon:

“I just got home from a long Friday very mad that I saw three motorcycle cops speeding down the Metropolitan Branch Trail at 5:30 PM with no sirens or lights. I am 100% certain that motor vehicles aren’t allowed on the trail and am of the belief that cops aren’t supposed to endanger lives (we all know the reality).”

Side note from REI:

“Met. Branch Trail Safety & Access Study:Public Input Meeting

Date: 6/16/2015
Event Location: REI Community Space at Wunder Garten: 150 M St. NE Washington, DC
Time: 5:30 – 7:30 PM EDT

Description: The NoMa Business Improvement District, Metropolitan Police Department, District Department of Transportation and local stakeholders, leaders and advocates are leading an effort to enhance safety, accessibility and the user experience on the Metropolitan Branch Trail. This effort has been underway since April and the project team is in the process of finalizing recommendations for improvements to be implemented. The team is looking for input from the public (you!) on the concepts and ideas that have been developed thus far. These ideas have come from one-on-one conversations with stakeholders, public workshops along the trail, and over 750 responses from a public survey. Whether you are a trail user or not, your participation is essential to the success of this process.”

Given all the crime reports we’ve heard if they were responding in an official capacity – I think I’d be ok with it. If it deters crime would you support MPD motorcycles on the the Metropolitan Branch Trail or do you think that’d be too dangerous?

rental

This rental is located at 701 Florida Avenue Northeast. The Listing says:

“1-bedroom + PLUS Den, 1 bath. 4 Blocks from NoMA Metro. Close to Downtown, Union Market and the shops, galleries and restaurants of H Street. HVAC and Washer/Dryer. Duplex apt.Hardwood floors, W&D, stainless steel appliances, washer & dryer in unit, quartz counters, custom kitchen & tiled baths.”

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You can see more photos here. This 1 bed/1 bath is going for $1,775/Mo.