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Update from Living Classrooms Foundation:

“To clarify~ the items on site belong to our partner REI and are there temporarily as props to support the REI stage at the bluegrass festival on 4/30. The astroturf and potted trees will be removed from the island after the festival. REI brings hundreds of volunteers to help clean up the island each April (including 300 volunteers this weekend!). Funds raised from the bluegrass festival (a zero-waste event) go directly to support hands-on education programming for inner-city youth. To learn more about Living Classrooms’ education and job-training programs, visit www.livingclassrooms.org. Thanks for your concern, but you don’t have anything to worry about – we all have Kingman’s best interest at heart! Hope to see you on April 30th on Kingman Island!”

“Dear PoPville,

Although I’ve never seen any education programming, I thought that Kingman Island was supposed to be an environmental classroom – partly because the Kingman Island Bluegrass festival claims to be raising money for environmental education on the island.

Recently I’ve noticed that a large number of trees have been cut down and replaced with grass, non-native trees, and AstroTurf.

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Yes. AstroTurf. (more…)

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From MPD:

“At approximately 10:45 PM, an armed carjacking occurred in the 1800 block of A St SE. As the victim was getting into his vehicle, he was approached by two suspects armed with handguns, who ordered him out of the car. The two suspects entered the vehicle and were joined by two other males who were standing nearby. The four suspects fled North on 18th St with the victim’s vehicle. This case is being actively investigated by the First District Detectives Office. Anyone who may have information is asked to call the MPD Command Information Center at 202-727-9099.”

Ed. Note: On Tuesday night approximately 9:20pm there was an armed carjacking in the 1300 block of Constitution Ave, NE.

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Stitch Design Concept courtesy OMA

From a press release:

“Events DC, the official convention and sports authority for the District of Columbia, announced on Monday evening, the details of two conceptual plans for the 190-acre RFK Stadium-Armory Campus site, with design concepts by OMA New York, led by partner Jason Long, in partnership with DC-based program management team, Brailsford & Dunlavey. Located in the Southeast corridor of the District, the transformational vision for the iconic RFK Campus delivers holistic concepts for the site that leverage the District’s waterfront, provide neighborhood serving amenities and connect the current site with increased and sustainable green space, flexible recreational fields and natural access to pedestrian-friendly paths. The conceptual planning effort also envisions phasing the implementation of short-term and long-term program elements for the site.

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Stitch Design Concept courtesy OMA

“After extensive planning, outreach, public input and involvement, the entire Events DC board and staff are so proud to present these two conceptual plans for the RFK Stadium-Armory Campus,” said Max Brown, chairman of the Board of Directors for Events DC. “Our vision for the Campus’ future –which is aligned with community wants and needs – is to create a special and amazing place that celebrates the District of Columbia’s beauty and history – while also acting as a shining example of urban living that can attract residents and visitors, while at the same time, maintain the rich and strong local identity that currently is appreciated and valued by all of us.”

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Stitch Design Concept courtesy OMA

Events DC, in collaboration with OMA New York and Brailsford and Dunlavey, participated in a series of stakeholder and community engagement sessions that focused on capturing input on a new urban vision for the 190-acre Campus surrounding the historic RFK Stadium, Festival Grounds and the DC Armory. The site benefits from its positioning adjacent to the National Mall axis, prominent neighborhoods and its access to a waterfront gateway along the Anacostia River which has been underutilized for decades. (more…)

RFK April 4

From a press release:

“WHAT: Events DC, the official convention and sports authority for the District of Columbia, will host a citywide community meeting to unveil initial concepts for the RFK Stadium-Armory campus redevelopment project. The conceptual designs will feature anchor facilities, recreational spaces and connectivity across the 190 acre site, creating a sense of place for the Campus that resonates with the surrounding community and across the District.

The meeting will be led by Events DC as well as the project management team from Brailsford and Dunlavey and the architectural firm, OMA.

WHEN: Monday, April 4, 2016 from 6:30pm – 8:30pm

WHERE: Walter E. Washington Convention Center – West Salon
801 Mount Vernon Place, NW
Washington, DC 20001

TRANSPORTATION: Take the Metro yellow or green lines to Mt. Vernon Sq. / 7th St – Convention Center station

PRICING: FREE and open to the public”

NCF-lineup

From a press release:

“The National Cannabis Festival today announced De La Soul as the headlining performer for the inaugural event taking place on April 23, 2016, at the Festival Grounds at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C. Lead-up performances by dancehall sensation Jesse Royal, Thievery Corporation’s Congo Sanchez, DC gogo favorites Backyard Band and local reggae group Nappy Riddem will set the tone for an afternoon of art, advocacy and education in celebration of progress on ending cannabis prohibition. (more…)

1401 K Street Southeast

This unit is located at 1401 K Street, Southeast. The listing says:

“NEW ON THE MARKET! Gorgeous brand new 4-unit condo by ERB offers modern & classic aesthetics throughout. #3 is an unbelievably large open floor plan, wonderful space including marble chef’s Kit w/ SS appliances, 2 marble baths (MBA w/ stall shower), large walk-in closets. Low fee in boutique bldg in an enviable quiet block near hottest area! SF & taxes est. Parking avail. #1 and #2 avail to see 2!”

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This 2 bed/2 bath is going for $574,900 ($241 monthly fee.)

18th and D St SE

This unit is located at 18th and D St, SE. The listing says:

“Top floor condo (2 floor walk up) in a newly renovated building located on 18th and D St SE. Extremely quiet and peaceful building.

650 sq ft w\ Private Balcony, Skylights, Hardwood floors, lots of storage space, gourmet kitchen w/ SS appliances, gas cooking, dishwasher, high ceilings, in-unit washer/dryer & tons of natural light.

Amazing Location 2 blocks from Metro! Plenty of street parking.

3 minute walk to Stadium Armory Metro (Orange/Blue/Silver Lines)
10 minute walk to Potomac Ave Metro (Orange/Blue/Silver Lines)
5-15 minutes walk to Harris Teeter & Safeway

Convenient to Barracks Row and H St!

Rent – $1,950/ month includes Gas & Water
Electric & Cable/Internet not included

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Update from MPD:

“I understand the reader reported the multi-vehicle crash was related to a police pursuit, however that is not the case.

One vehicle struck several other vehicles and then struck a parked vehicle.

At this time, two people have been transported to area hospitals.

The incident is being investigated, preliminary information suggests that the driver may have experienced a medical emergency.”

A reader reports:

“Just a heads up – I live on 14th and East Capitol SE. Around 1030 this morning, there was a loud “woooosh” sound that I thought was strange, but just the wind. Turns out, while a funeral was going on and many older parishioners were exiting the church, there was a stolen car leading police on a high speed chase. The driver of the vehicle lost control of the car at 14th and East Capitol, crashing into 4 other cars. The driver was taken to the hospital, and it appears that no one was seriously injured.”

Alert DC tweeted:

“MPD reports that the 1300 Blk. of East Capitol St SE is also closed in reference to the accident at 14th and E. Capitol SE.”

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