79 Potomac Avenue, SE, courtesy Dock 79

Well this is pretty great – from a press release:

“MRP Realty, developers of commercial, residential, and mixed-use real estate across the Washington Metropolitan region, and FRP Development Corporation announced today the opening of an interactive public plaza at Dock 79 in the Capitol Riverfront neighborhood. Nearly 30 tons of steel were used to create the space’s eight-foot wide, 100-foot long ribbon-like archway that is both above and under the plaza. The plaza also includes four wooden chess tables, four steel umpire chairs, concrete ping pong tables and a playful water feature. It is located on the eastside of the development adjacent to restaurant tenants The Salt Line and All-Purpose Pizzeria. (more…)

Praying we see this tonight

From a press release:

“Due to the decision by WMATA General Manager Paul Wiedefeld to keep Metro closed at its regular time tonight, the District of Columbia is stepping up to provide alternative transit options in preparation for game five of the National League Division Series between the Washington Nationals and the Los Angeles Dodgers and encouraging creative, resilient Nationals fans* to plan ahead for their return trips.

Below are transportation options from Nationals Park. (more…)


The petition says:

“Metro SafeTrack maintenance is an extremely important initiative that will hopefully improve the safety of the Washington DC public rail system which has been in disrepair for years. The residents of DC, Maryland, and Virginia; as well as millions of visitors to the area have dealt with the disruption that systematic closures to rail lines have incurred. These closures are a necessary inconvenience to reduce the number of, and impact of accidents surrounding the Metro system. However in the coming weeks, the Washington Nationals will be entering the playoffs for the third time in their brief history. (more…)

Photo by PoPville flickr user Erin

5777 proving to be a very good year already for folks who live or work in Navy Yard. You’re getting a Bethesda Bagels early next year!

The owners tell me the lease was just signed but they are “Planning on opening sometime in the first quarter of 2017.”

Bethesda Bagels opened their first District location in Dupont Circle back in 2011 and it is never not crowded. (RIP Johnny Rockets, anyone remember Johnny Rockets?)

It’ll be in the new building right outside the metro station at M and New Jersey Ave, SE:


WNO Opera in the Outfield - September 24 at Nats Park - photo Scott Suchman
Photo credit: Scott Suchman

From a press release:

“Washington National Opera (WNO) celebrates the return of free opera simulcasts to Nationals Park with title sponsor Mars, Incorporated with the M&M’S® Opera in the Outfield performance of Mozart’s classic romantic comedy The Marriage of Figaro on Saturday, September 24, 2016. Gates open at 5 p.m. for “pregame” activities, and the opera will be broadcast live from the Kennedy Center Opera House to the high-definition NatsHD scoreboard at the ballpark at 7 p.m. Free seating will be available in the stands, while access to the outfield grass will be limited on a first-come, first-served basis when gates open at 5 p.m. More information, including a chance to RSVP to win prizes, is available at

Attendees are encouraged to arrive early and enjoy the festive ballpark atmosphere. Beginning at 5 p.m., the special pre-show entertainment will include: (more…)

chix frong
1210 Half Street, SE right next to metro

From an email:

“A few other specific features of this location:
– We are open 7 days a week

– We will be offering delivery to the Navy Yard, SW Waterfront and Capitol Hill areas

– There will be outdoor seating

– We will be serving beer and wine

– In line with our “people, planet, profit” mantra, our interior dining room wall is made of reclaimed/repurposed wood, specifically we used the wood from all of the crates that transported our equipment. We also built all of our dining tables out of old doors.”

chix navy yard pic interior
Courtesy Chix

Check out the full menu here: Chix3 (Navy Yard) Menu (PDF)

chix metro
looking toward Nats Park


Thanks to a reader for sending:

“As you walk from Yards Park, along the Anacostia, toward the Stadium (Anacostia Riverwalk Trail). Note the “DC Water is life” logo on the truck juxtaposed with the tremendous amount of trash in the Anacostia River. Taken in front of DC Water.”

Photo by Farrah Skeiky

From a press release:

“WHERE 1331 4th St. SE, Suite 108

WHEN October 7th through December 31st

Friday through Sunday
10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily

Steadfast Supply, a weekend retail market celebrating DC-area makers and creatives, is excited to open in The Yards neighborhood on October 7th with retail running through the end of 2016. The market is the creation of Virginia Arrisueño, founder of DeNada and curator of the DC MEET Market and Parcel Market, and the uniquely industrial and interactive space is designed by Nathan Hill of Nh.d Studio. The concept space is housed in a 4,000 square feet space inside Arris (at the corner of 4th and Water Street), a revelation for DC apartment living located at The Yards. The space will offer unique retail brands and creative organizations (from DC and beyond) an exclusive opportunity to be a part of the growing Yards neighborhood, inspiring them to thrive, grow their businesses, and make Washington, DC their own. In turn, the space will play an active role in connecting Washingtonians with local creative minds helping build community and meaningful relationships. (more…)