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Photo by PoPville flickr user evegophotos

From the NoMa BID:

“NoMa Summer Screen is a free, 13-week outdoor film series in NoMa, Washington, D.C.’s most connected neighborhood. Every Wednesday from June 1 to August 24, bring your friends, family and neighbors for music, giveaways, food trucks, picnicking, and of course, great films under the stars.

The theme of this year’s NoMa Summer Screen is ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’! Please select your top 10 favorite adventure movies from the list below. (more…)

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Thanks to a reader for passing on from Bikestation:

Bikestation DC members: the Bike and Roll mechanics report that some of their fleet bikes were stolen this week overnight when their cable lock(s) were cut.

The parking room will now only be open during staffed hours M-Sa (7AM – 7PM) and Su (8Am – 7PM) until further notice.

Please report if you saw any suspicious activities inside such as loitering to us or the onsite staff.

All member bikes parked must be:
– securely locked to the rack with a u-lock or better. AND

– must have a current Bikestation parking sticker on the frame.

Double check your records to make sure you have a photo of your bike and your bike data: make, model, year and frame number on your smart phone.

The Bike and Roll staff (BnR) have given us an update on what they found today when the Bikestation DC opened.

The BnR fleet bikes were taken again. And other bikes [not locked to racks?] were moved around and onto other bikes.

We need ALL members to visit the Bikestation during shop hours to check on their bike.

BnR staff will also be physically locking the doors at night until this is resolved.

Bikestation will not be able to over ride this lock down remotely. So you MUST remove any bike that you need to ride when the shop is closed.”

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Future Concept: View from Au Bon Pain looking East.

From Amtrak:

“Amtrak is advancing a near-term comprehensive renovation of Washington Union Station’s intercity and commuter rail concourse, which will add approximately 20,000 square feet of new passenger space – nearly doubling the concourse’s current capacity.

Design is underway to upgrade passenger amenities including new restrooms, boarding gates, seating and a ClubAcela lounge. The design will also include new architectural features and natural light elements to enliven the space for travelers. The result will be a vastly reconfigured, modernized and unified concourse that will improve the passenger experience by providing better accessibility, circulation, wayfinding and multimodal connectivity. Amtrak today unveiled two conceptual renderings of the renovation.

While Union Station has served the region well for over a century, it is now operating beyond its capacity, particularly during rush hours and peak travel times. As such, implementing near-term solutions to gain capacity and alleviate congestion is imperative to maintaining safe and efficient station operations. (more…)

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50 Florida Avenue, NE

The Lexicon’s website says:

“One bedroom, one bedroom with den, two bedroom, two bedroom with den residences from the high $300s. Sales begin this Spring.

Welcome to your own world-class address surrounded by the city’s best and brightest highlights, with state-of-the-art amenities and easy access to anywhere you want to go. Nothing was lost in translation when designing this new standard of NoMa excellence.

It doesn’t matter where you come from or how you say it; there’s no mistaking Washington, D.C. Whether you call it The District, The Nation’s Capital, Cap City or any other name, you’ll love calling it “home” when you own at The Lexicon.”

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More photos after the jump. (more…)

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God dang it, they closed way back in November – how come nobody told me? Last month we learned about the ownership change in Columbia Heights. Their Friendship Heights location closed back in 2013 (now a Le Pain Quotidien.) Actually a Le Pain Quotidien would probably kill in NoMa…

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In other breaking NoMa news – ok I’m kidding about the bus depot but why is the development taking so long?

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Maybe not a terrible thing because their marketing is suspect:

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1033 A 5th Street Northeast

This rental is located at 1033 A 5th Street, Northeast. The listing says:

“Lovely two-level, two-bedroom home, w/ kitchen-dining combo, LR, granite counters, SS appliances, ceramic tiles, W/W carpeting, porch, balcony; new HVAC system. Blocks from Capitol Hill, NoMa-Gallaudet Metro Station, Union Market, Union Station, H Street Corridor, Route 50, downtown DC, universities, shopping, restaurants. Licensed, non-smoking property. Pets not allowed. Voucher welcome.”

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You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/1 bath is going for $2,200/Mo.

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145 N Street, NE

From a press release:

“WHAT: SEOULSPICE, a new fast-casual restaurant specializing in Korean comfort food hosts its grand opening to the general public in the District’s NoMa neighborhood. SEOULSPICE offers a choice-driven menu of quick, healthy, and delicious Korean dishes served in a modern setting. For the full menu, please visit here.

WHERE: 145 N Street NE Suite 400, Washington, D.C. 20002

WHEN: Friday, February 26, 2016 from 11am-10pm

WHO: Open to the general public

SPECIAL OFFER: A free first meal to all visitors on February 26, 2016