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Other July 10, 2014 at 12:08 pm

Isherwood NE alley cats

Hello, all — As you might know, Chris, the person who died in a fire on Isherwood Street NE not long ago, was a long-time caregiver of the cats in the alley behind Isherwood and D Streets between 16th and 17th streets NE. Chris made sure the alley cats were spayed or neutered and fed them every day. Since his death, I’ve been trying to feed the cats. There are about five or six of them. They appear to be on the tame end of feral (though I’m not an expert). They come close to me for food. One rubbed my ankles when I fed them the other night. I’m not sure how much they’re driven to hunt because they’ve been accustomed to being fed. I decided to feed them because one, it seems cruel to deprive them when they’ve been fed for a long time, and two, I’ve never seen a single rodent in the alley in the eight years I’ve been there. Not sure if they catch rats or if their presence is simply a deterrent. Since they’re all fixed (I think), there shouldn’t be a proliferation of future cats to feed.

My request is this: If you’d like to help with food or feeding, I’d be grateful. Maybe your cats don’t like a new brand of food and you don’t know what to do with it (happens with my fussy indoor cats). I’ll gladly take it. Or maybe you’re connected to a rescue group and could direct folks my way. I’d be grateful for any/all ideas. Thank you for your consideration. — Jill at 16th and D Streets NE

General Discussion July 10, 2014 at 10:05 am

No Parking Signs

Are there rules about where/how to post temporary no parking signs (i.e. the ones that people use for moves or storage units or that companies can use for construction)? A couple have been posted on cones across the street from us, but it seems that they could just be moved at will to another part of the street or another block. I can’t find any info on the DMV or DDOT websites.

Announcements July 9, 2014 at 2:10 pm

Internet Service in NoMa

My roommate is moving out and taking her DirectTV/Verizon DSL account with her – so I’m researching services for internet. We have used Xfinity and Verizon DSL, and both have been awful (slow speeds, several disconnects, countless service calls, terrible customer service). I’m wondering if RCN is any better?

Verizon FIOS has not made its way to our neighborhood yet. So I’m left deciding – What is the LEAST terrible internet/wifi service I can get?

Auto July 9, 2014 at 11:25 am

Honda Car Dealerships?

Has anyone had a good experience with any around the DMV area? We are looking to buy a car, and want to purchase from a dealership for various reasons.

Food and Dining July 9, 2014 at 9:59 am

Where to buy bruised produce?

I realize this is a bit of a strange question.. Has anyone come across a grocery store/market in Northwest DC that sells bruised produce? Ideally these would be reduced price bags of a bunch of different fruits/veggies. I’ve seen this in Eastern Market but it isn’t really convenient for me to make the trek all the way out there for that.

Announcements July 8, 2014 at 9:34 am

Missing a Kitten?

A cute but skinny grey kitten is camped out on my porch this morning. It seems friendly but skittish. We have a dog so I can’t invite her/him inside. I’m at 3rd and Shepherd St. NW.

Public Safety July 7, 2014 at 10:15 pm

Explosion in south Columbia Heights?

Did anyone else around Meridian Hill Park happen to hear a loud explosion around 9:30pm this evening? Called police and they said someone called to report hearing an explosion and seeing smoke around 15th and Chapin.

Thanks!

Travel and Transportation July 7, 2014 at 9:20 pm

H2 Bus

Can anyone explain the inconsistent patterns of the H2 bus and what causes these issues? It is never on time and occasionally just doesn’t even show up without any warning from wmata.

General Discussion July 7, 2014 at 3:00 pm

Parking Regulations – Motorcycle and Car in One Spot

I recently moved into a building near U st, and I parked both my motorcycle and my car within my parking spot, and neither vehicle extended beyond my own spot. I was told by the building manager that I could only have one vehicle as per the Order of the Fire Marshal. I’ve looked up the DC Fire Code, and I haven’t found anything. Does anybody know whether or not it is actually legal, or just the condo association trying to make more money as usual?

Announcements July 7, 2014 at 11:52 am

Loitering Around 14th and Irving

I’m sure this has been brought up a lot, but I have had a lot of issues this past month. I recently moved into Highland Park (1400 Irving) and live relatively close to the parking garage. For those unaware of the layout, there is a dirveway between the Potbelly and the clinic that cars go under to get into the parking garage and for employees to quickly park that work at Lou’s/Pete’s/Acre. There are ALWAYS people just hanging out in that parking area, even inside. Numerous times I have seen people blatantly doing drugs, selling drugs, and drinking beer. My frustration has culminated this weekend in being woken up at 2:30AM on the 6th by fire works being set off right below my window (I live on the third floor). I have tried to contact the police numerous times, but it seems that they do not care whatsoever. Even if there is a cop around the area, he/she seems to not care about the blatant drug use and rowdiness.

I am basically questioning about the legality of people loitering within the confines of the parking driveway. Is this considered private parking or not? Has anyone had any issues with people loitering around there buildings at all hours of the day/night?

General Discussion July 7, 2014 at 10:55 am

Motorcycle stolen from Adams Morgan- has anybody seen her?

My red BMW motorcycle was stolen from Lanier Heights this weekend while I was out of town. I’ve filed a police report and insurance claim, but if anybody happens to see it out and about, please let me know. Thanks!

DC plates MR2697

 

http://imgur.com/a/p0g3d/layout/blog

Home and Garden July 7, 2014 at 4:52 am

Can aluminum window shutters handle hot and cold weather?

I am planning to buy aluminum window sliding because it’s aluminum so it gets hotter and colder. Is this true? Not that I want to side my whole house right now with vinyl.

Real Estate July 1, 2014 at 1:08 pm

How soon will new R-4 rules take effect if passed?

Just saw the Post article about the DC planning office proposing new rules for R-4 zoned homes. The main target of this is pop-ups and the loss of family space, but the proposal is also to ban new 3-unit permits in R4 zones, which means if this happens I won’t be able to get a CofO for my basement since my R4 rowhouse is already a 2-flat house and would become an apartment. Note that I would be creating more housing and not taking anything away from families looking for bigger homes. I’m just wondering if this happens how long before it would take effect and prevent me from converting into a 3-unit building? I have had reasons for putting this off and now is a really bad time to go through the process (will probably have to raise ceiling and install fire sprinklers throughout) but I’m scared about losing my last opportunity to be grandfathered in. Also do people think this part of the proposed rule will be passed and 2-flats like mine will be prevented from getting a basement CofO? Thanks for the help.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/sky-is-not-the-limit-on-height-of-rowhouse-renovations/2014/06/28/6ae308e0-fe12-11e3-b1f4-8e77c632c07b_story.html?hpid=z4

Books and Literature July 1, 2014 at 11:49 am

Interested in Joining a Book Club in NW DC?

Hello!

Several friends and I are looking to form a book club in DC. Depending on the size of our group, we could take turns hosting at our apartments or meet in a public space such as a library or a restaurant.

We want to focus on popular, critically-acclaimed fiction books such as: (i) Water For Elephants, (ii) The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, (iii) Gone Girl, (iv) The Glass Castle, (v) The Night Circus, etc.

However, we are up for any suggestions on books. This would be an entirely collaborative process. We are in our mid-20′s and primarily want to meet people who are social and interested in bonding over books and discussion while enjoying wine/beer/snacks :)

Please email me at eunice.s.min@gmail.com if you’re interested.

General Discussion July 1, 2014 at 8:45 am

fireworks?

Can anyone recommend some good places to view the fireworks away from the mall? I would love to find a bit more of a local spot and have made some poor decisions in the past few years and been disappointed.

Thanks!

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Replied on July 10, 2014 at 12:08 pm

Isherwood NE alley cats

Hello, all — As you might know, Chris, the person who died in a fire on Isherwood Street NE n…
Replied on July 10, 2014 at 10:05 am

No Parking Signs

Are there rules about where/how to post temporary no parking signs (i.e. the ones that people use f…
Replied on July 9, 2014 at 3:35 pm

Honda Car Dealerships?

My parents bought the honda civic that I am still driving ( 8 years later) from Sport Honda up rt 2…
Replied on July 9, 2014 at 2:10 pm

Internet Service in NoMa

My roommate is moving out and taking her DirectTV/Verizon DSL account with her – so I’m…
Replied on July 9, 2014 at 11:46 am

Where to buy bruised produce?

For jam/canning purposes? I have had a lot of luck asking at farm markets. Many farmers will do sec…
Replied on July 9, 2014 at 11:25 am

Honda Car Dealerships?

Has anyone had a good experience with any around the DMV area? We are looking to buy a car, and wan…
Replied on July 9, 2014 at 9:59 am

Where to buy bruised produce?

I realize this is a bit of a strange question.. Has anyone come across a grocery store/market in No…
Replied on July 8, 2014 at 9:34 am

Missing a Kitten?

A cute but skinny grey kitten is camped out on my porch this morning. It seems friendly but skittis…
Replied on July 7, 2014 at 10:15 pm

Explosion in south Columbia Heights?

Did anyone else around Meridian Hill Park happen to hear a loud explosion around 9:30pm this evenin…
Replied on July 7, 2014 at 9:20 pm

H2 Bus

Can anyone explain the inconsistent patterns of the H2 bus and what causes these issues? It is neve…
Replied on July 7, 2014 at 4:34 pm

Scooter

I’ve heard lots of good things about the Honda Ruckus.
Replied on July 7, 2014 at 4:32 pm

Loitering Around 14th and Irving

That whole damn intersection is a sh**hole unfortunately, and it was well before you moved in. I l…
Replied on July 7, 2014 at 4:24 pm

Parking Regulations – Motorcycle and Car in One Spot

My building in Columbia Heights recently allowed it. We can now have a motorcycle/scooter share a …
Replied on July 7, 2014 at 3:00 pm

Parking Regulations – Motorcycle and Car in One Spot

I recently moved into a building near U st, and I parked both my motorcycle and my car within my pa…