Photo by PoPville flickr user Eric P.
“Howard University Commencement week of activities will begin Thursday, May, 7, 2015 (Honors/Awards Ceremonies) and end Saturday, May 9, 2015 with (Commencement). There will be road closures as follow:
May 7-9, 2015 12am-4pm
600-699 BLK Girard Street NW
600–699 BLK Fairmont Street NW
2390-2699 BLK 6th Street NW
2700-2799 BLK 6th Street NW
May 9, 2015 12am-1pm
600 BLK Howard Place NW
2300-2389 BLK 6th Street NW
400-599 BLK College Street NW
2218-2299 BLK 6th Street NW”
2608 Georgia Avenue, NW
From an email:
“May 2 – 31, 2015:
Ann-Marie VanTassell: NASCAR series
Gallery Hours: Saturday 1-6pm, Sunday 12-5pm
Artist Reception / Tailgate Party: Saturday, May 16, 12-5pm
Coming up in May, artist Ann-Marie VanTassell presents an installation that peers into the world of NASCAR – the largest spectator sport in America. In a style reminiscent of anthropological photographer, Catherine Opie, the artist presents portraits of the everyday people that bring the sport to life.
I photograph people that I think are fascinating. That is not to say my photographs do not say anything about me. Whether I admire my subjects for their beauty, character, or strength, something about who they are helps me discover something about myself.
Ann-Marie VanTassell is a Washington, D.C. based photographer, graduate of the Corcoran School of Art + Design with a BFA in photojournalism, and a current Resident Artist at Pleasant Plains Workshop. Join us for a tailgate party celebrating the exhibition at PPW on May 16th!”
From an email:
“I wanted to let you know that Ollie (missing since March 30th) was found this morning! He was found by a Howard University police officer hiding behind an air conditioning unit on the hospital campus.
Thanks so much for posting and helping to bring him home!
We are going to take down all the posters now….”
“We adopted a yellow lab/retriever mix a week ago, today it pulled loose while being walked and ran away at 2pm today. It was by Howard University on Georgia Ave – the dog is 40 lbs, his name is Ollie, he will likely have his tail between his legs because he is always scared, and he is wearing a pink collar that says WARL and a light blue harness with a grey leash attached. Heartworm positive, reward will be offered. POC Roger 914-844-7692 or AnneMarie 801-971-2836.”
“The DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) announced the Banneker Recreation Center (2500 Georgia Avenue, NW) will close from Tuesday, March 31 through Tuesday, April 28, 2015 to undergo major maintenance and repair improvements, which include maintenance and/or upgrades to the interior lighting system, new flooring and more. Please note that all scheduled outdoor activities and amenities will not be affected by the renovations.
Scheduled indoor programs, community meetings and activities at Banneker will be temporarily suspended until all maintenance and repair improvement work is completed by the Department of General Services (DGS).
Nearby DPR facilities that offer the same programs/classes available at Banneker include:
Yoga – Monday @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm at Kennedy Rec Ctr (1401 7th St., NW)
Zumba – Monday @ 7 pm – 8 pm at Columbia Heights Comm Ctr (1480 Girard St., NW)
Bootcamp – Tu & Th @ 7 pm – 8 pm at Petworth Rec Ctr (801 Taylor St., NW)
Zumba – Tu & Th @ 6 pm – 7 pm at Marie Reed Rec Ctr (2200 Champlain St., NW)
Body Flex – Tu & Th @ 6:30 p – 7:30 pm at Raymond Rec Ctr (3725 10th St., NW)
All outdoor activities and amenities such as the courts, playground, fields and track will be available for normal use. Once all preventive maintenance work is complete, Banneker Recreation Center will resume normal hours of operation. All current and regularly scheduled programs, civic association meetings and activities will resume on their normal days and times once the center re-opens on Tuesday, April 28, 2015.”
Georgia and Euclid St, NW
The former Lambda Sub Shop was nominated for Horse’s Ass award Feb. 2nd. Not sure if it’ll help (higher tax rate?) but just noticed this:
Also noticed it’s apparently a death trap:
“If you want to get your taxes done for free and made $53,000 or less in 2014″
This is the (former) Labamba Sub Shop, on the northwest corner of Euclid Street and Georgia Avenue NW.
From the tax records, it looks like this property was purchased or perhaps foreclosed upon by one “Uniti Bank” in late 2009 or early 2010. (The recordation date is 1/14/10.) I don’t see any indication that this property is being taxed at either the vacant rate or the blighted rate.
And it gets even more curious from there…
I had never heard of Uniti Bank. The street address in the tax records — 2479 18th Street NW — puts it in Adams Morgan, in the building that houses the takeout place North Sea. The door to the left of the North Sea entrance says “Tech Printing” in the Google Street View photo, and the sign for the third floor says “PINKY,” which I think is a manicure joint. No sign of Uniti Bank.
The website for Uniti Bank shows only three offices in California — no offices anywhere near D.C. Hmm…”
2718 Georgia Ave, NW
From MPD around 3:30am:
“The Third District is investigating a shooting which occurred in the 2700 block of Ga Ave NW. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Metropolitan Police Department at 202-727-9099 or text at 50411.”
Update from Council Member Nadeau:
“Good morning. MPD has shared the following with me and I wanted to make sure the community had the latest information. As always, if you have any information that might assist the investigation please use the contact info provided below:
The Metropolitan Police Department is investigating a shooting/homicide that occurred early this morning inside of the establishment known as Chuck and Billies in the 2700 block of Georgia Ave., NW.”
Update from MPD:
“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a homicide which occurred in the 2700 Block of Georgia Avenue, Northwest.
On Sunday, January 25, 2015, at approximately 3:08 am, officers from the Third District responded to a call for a shooting in the 2700 Block of Georgia Avenue, Northwest. Upon arrival, they located a male, unconscious and unresponsive, suffering from a gunshot wound. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel responded and determined there were no signs of life.
The decedent has been identified as 45 year-old Jerald Williams, of Ellicott City, Maryland.”