Photos by Sam Dixon

Thanks to Sam Dixon for sharing these powerful photos:

“Earlier today [Sunday] I was wrapping up some photo editing on an unseasonably warm February afternoon when I heard the sounds of what could only be a nearby brass band seep through my walls. I really really like brass bands. Grabbed my camera and walked outside, there was a brass band. From what I could gather the band was from a local church and were visiting a sick member.”



From @DCPoliceDept:

“Stabbing at 1330 hrs at Quebec Street and Georgia Avenue NW. Unknown lookout/”

Update: Additionally, MPD issued a press release today about an Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (Gun) offense on the very same corner a week ago:

“The Metropolitan Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying and locating two persons of interest in connection with an Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (Gun) offense, which occurred on Tuesday, February 3, 2015, at approximately 5:47 pm, near the intersection of Georgia Avenue and Quebec Street, Northwest.

The persons of interest can be seen in this video.

Anyone who has information regarding this case should call police at 202-727-9099. Additionally, information may be submitted to the TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.”

Upshur and Rock Creek Church Rd, NW

From Congresswoman Elanor Holmes Norton’s office:

“In December, Norton met with AFHR and requested that AFRH submit its notification of the lease to Congress, as required by law, by the start of January so that CMI could sign the lease this month and open in time for the start of the school year. Norton helped secure $15 million for D.C. Public Charter Schools in the fiscal year 2015 appropriations bill.

“The partnership between CMI and AFRH is not only innovative but increasingly necessary in a city where land is scarce and the unoccupied space is often on federal land,” Norton said. “We appreciate how hard CMI and AFRH have worked together so that hundreds of students will have the opportunity to learn and grow in an excellent charter school surrounded by green space.”

“The Creative Minds International Public Charter School community is enthusiastic about our upcoming move this August to the historic Sherman Building, on the beautiful grounds of the AFRH campus,” Abedin said. “We look forward to growing a long-term partnership with AFRH, and are grateful for this wonderful opportunity.”

“This new space will be a big improvement to the learning environment of the 250 students that will attend Creative Minds this fall,” Pearson said. “It is particularly exciting that they will be in a facility close to where so many of our nation’s retired veterans live.”

“We are very pleased that Creative Minds International Public Charter School will be opening in the fall of 2015,” McManus said. “This will be a wonderful partnership for many years to come, and this partnership will assist AFRH in continuing to grow ties with the Washington, D.C. community.”

The school will lease 32,000 sq. ft. of space for 16 classrooms at AFRH in its North Sherman and Annex buildings. Beginning this fall, 250 CMI students will attend classes at the AFRH campus.”


DC8547776 - Exterior (Front)

This house is located at 4306 New Hampshire Avenue, Northwest. The listing says:

“Come Home to This Gorgeous End Unit. Pride of ownership & updates are evident throughout this 4 lvl home. Masterbdrm w/sitting rm & walk in closets, refinished hdwd fls, stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops, state of the art surround sound & security systems, garage, wrap around porch, dual zone a/c, sound proof energy effec. windows, roof deck plans.”

You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/2 bath is going for $839,900.

Normally I only sample one – but had to highlight the sweet front door too:

DC8547776 - Front Door

Green Door Friend Raiser

If you’d like to learn about the group that helped out David – from an email:

“On Tuesday, February 3rd Green Door is hosting a “Friend-Raiser” at Petworth Citizen from 5pm-8pm. The event is a way to let people in the neighborhood know about Green Door and the work that we do in the community. We will have some brochures and flyers, and Petworth Citizen will donate 10% of profits earned during the event to us.”

Georgia and Upshur St, NW

From the folks at Slim’s Diner:

“We’d like to get your help in spreading the word about a survey for our new diner coming to Petworth – Slim’s Diner.

We are soliciting input from neighbors about their ideas and preferences. We’d like to know about favorite diners in other places. We’d also like to collect names for our email list so that folks can follow our progress. (As an incentive to participate, we will draw a name out of the hat for a $50 Gift Certificate for when Slim’s Diner opens.)

Find the Survey here.

Slim’s Diner will open in the Summer at the corner of Georgia Ave. & Upshur St. in the heart of Petworth.”