Van Ness- UDC 0421115-3698
Photo via WMATA

From WMATA:

“On May 4, Metro will begin a major capital project which will close the west entrance to Van Ness and install four new entrance escalators, one at the west entrance and three longer units into the station.

The project will replace the current escalators, which are almost 35 years old and have exceeded their useful life, with brand new escalators that are more durable and reliable. Metro’s contractor, KONE, will install the new escalators one at a time: completing each of the three longer units from the landing to the mezzanine first then finishing up with replacing the final shorter entrance unit to landing.

Two landing to mezzanine escalators along with the elevator and newly replaced east side entrance escalators will remain available for customer use.

At 270 feet long, the Van Ness escalators transport riders 56 feet from the station mezzanine to the entrance landing. They will be replaced with more reliable units as part of Metro’s contract with KONE to replace 128 escalators across the Metrorail system.

How long will the project take?
Each escalator will require approximately 40 weeks for site preparation, demolition, construction, installation and testing. Replacing all four escalators in succession will take a total of about 3 years. Metro engineers will work closely with the project contractor, KONE, to ensure the work is done as safely and efficiently as possible.

Why will it take so long? (more…)

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4481 Connecticut Ave, NW

Quiznos closed back in March 2014. Now a coming soon sign has been posted for Thai Pad. A liquor license application says:

“New restaurant serving exclusively Thai food. Seating for 28 and total occupancy load of 33.”

Hours are listed as “Sunday through Thursday 11 am – 10:30 pm and Friday & Saturday 11 am – 11 pm”

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lost_dog

“Lily, a terrier mix, pulled out of her collar and ran away from her dog walker this afternoon (around 4:00 pm). She was last seen at 37th and Upton Streets, NW and was heading towards Reno Road. She’s a shy girl, so will probably try to run if you approach her. If you see her, please call Kitty Block at 202-236-1653.”

4007 Connecticut Avenue Northwest

This rental is located at 4007 Connecticut Avenue, Northwest. The listing says:

“This cozy, elegant and charming studio is located in Tilden Court and Forest Hills Community. It has high ceilings, large windows a separate dining nook, shelving in closets, extra storage in the basement, a gym, laundry room and bike room in the basement. close to metro stop. All utilities included and basic cable.”

You can see a few photos here.

This studio is going for $1,350/Mo.

missing_person

A reader writes:

“Lillian Rubin is missing from her home on Yuma St NW (west of Connecticut, east of Reno). Last seen 10 PM yesterday (11/13). 90 YO, under 100 lbs and under 5 ft tall. She has memory impairment and may be confused. Her hair is more gray than in these photos.”

MPD adds:

“The Metropolitan Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a critical missing person identified as 90 year-old Lillian Rubin. She was last seen on Thursday, November 13, 2014, in the 3500 block of Yuma Street, Northwest.

Ms. Rubin is described as a white female, approximately 4’10” tall, approximately 102 pounds, brown eyes; grey and black shoulder length hair. She was last seen wearing night clothing or pajamas. She may be in need of medical attention.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Lillian Rubin is asked to call the Metropolitan Police Department at (202) 727-9099 or 911.”

3560 Alton Place Northwest

This rental is located at 3560 Alton Place, Northwest. The listing says:

“Great duplex with convenient location that is very private. Owner occupies other half occassionally when in DC. Wooden floors, living room with french doors, separate dining area, kitchen & breakfast room on 1st floor. Washer/dryer. 2 bedrooms, 2 baths upstairs. Zone 3 permit parking. Driveway shared with Owner. Owner will consider pet with separate deposit. Available October 1st.”

You can see more photos here.

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