2300 block of Georgia Ave, NW

Thanks to a reader for sending:

“The photo is from this morning and is taken from Georgia and Barry Place (by Howard University, across from the McDonalds). They’ve been working on the storefront since last week.”

Ed. Note: This is also the block with a Fuel Pizza, Fro Zen Yo and Chipotle (among others.)

Photo by PoPville flickr user Eric P.

From MPD:

“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

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!”


“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.”

From DPR:

“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.”