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Announcements April 27, 2015 at 11:16 am

Adding value to the neighborhood is an issue!!!

So I’m in the process of getting my home renovated and to my surprise neighbors are complaining about the work being done which has all been permitted. The contractor received a fine due to neighbors putting their debri in the dumpster making it impossible to move. Might I add the neighbor directly across the street is getting work done to their home and has used my dumpster on several occasions and I had to confront them multiple times.
However, what is most interesting is that today I was in my car speaking with a neighbor and some random guy a few blocks down walks up on my porch and looks in the window. I get out of my car and asked him could I help him and I was greeted with a snobby attitude and some under the breath remark. So I told him to get the fuck off my porch and to not bring his ass up there again. Someone tries to add value to the neighborhood and these sneaky, noisy, disrespectful ass neighbors can’t handle it.
And the fact that he lives more than 3 blocks away really intrigued me. Go in your own damn house and mind your business or better yet renovate your house I’m sure that’ll occupy your time more than worrying about what I’m doing.

Announcements April 27, 2015 at 11:05 am

In need of a Thursday feeder for a community cat colony

I help take care of a community cat colony in Petworth by feeding them once a week. They are all sterilized, vaccinated and doing well. We’ve lost our Thursday feeder and are in need of someone to step in. It’s very easy – all you need to do is set out some food and water. No cat experience is needed. I’m happy to supply the food if that’s a concern.

Many thanks,
Abby
abby.volin@gmail.com

Events April 26, 2015 at 10:00 pm

Can we get the police to videotape the ATV/Dirt bike riders?

The ATV/dirt bike people were back out in force in Columbia Heights this weekend. Around 2-dozen vehicles rode north on 11th just before 7pm (and I called it in). A few minutes later, they were riding south on 14th. The police (per usual) did absolutely nothing. I understand that pursuit could make things more dangerous – I pulled over on 14th on my bicycle to avoid getting run over a few yards behind a police SUV with two officers sitting inside who probably couldn’t have done much.

I’d like to suggest that MPD give their officers some high quality cameras to tape the riders. If I had thought to pull out my phone, I could have easily captured most of their faces. Since they tend to ride in the same areas, it should be easy capture on camera. If the police come across the riders at a later date, they may be able to identify them and confiscate the vehicles.

Anyone have thoughts or suggestions on how to forward this idea to MPD/DC govt?

Announcements April 26, 2015 at 8:40 am

Car Key Found in Petworth (Randolph between 5th and 7th St. NW)

I found a car key this morning on Randolph Street between 5th and 7th streets NW. There aren’t any distinguishing keychains or anything attached. If you think these might be yours, let me know what kind of car it is and I can get your key back to you ASAP.

Public Safety April 25, 2015 at 10:33 pm

Packages Stolen on N St. NW April 21 (3300 Block N St. NW)

On Tuesday April 21 at 5:30PM a woman stole two large packages from our elevated front door after having walked up our steps. House is located on the 3300 Block of N St. NW. Attached is a photo of the woman from our surveillance camera, she left by foot west on N Street headed towards 34th Street. Police report has been filed.

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Home and Garden April 24, 2015 at 12:24 am

Neighbor's extremely huge tree dangerously hangs over my home

Any suggestions for how to deal with the Adult Children of a deceased neighbor who inherited the home that has a huge oak tree (over 100 years old) with very heavy limbs that hang over my house. No one lives in the home since the mom died almost 2 years ago. The limbs sound like boulders when they drop on our roof during high winds and storms. We have notified the heirs via certified letter and numerous emails and phone calls of damages already caused by the tree, and the risk of it falling on our home. Over the years, the tree roots have been growing under my house causing damages to pipes that we had to replace, in addition to the cost of a new roof and gutters, and the cost of lawn care services resulting from the fallen leaves and tree limbs. Their response is that they are trying to come up with a payment plan to have work done on the house so they can rent it out. It has been nearly 2 years and still no action. We also offered to pay part of the cost for removing the tree, still no action.
We really didn’t want to take them to court because we wanted to settle it amicably but feel we have no choice. Does anyone know of case law that can be used and what kind of attorney would handle this case. Other suggestions are also welcomed.

Real Estate April 23, 2015 at 3:01 pm

Room under $800 for June or July?

I’m haunting Craigslist but thought I’d post here too just in case. I’m looking for a room in a group house (or at least a friendly roommate or two) anytime between June 1 and July 1. $800/month preferred budget, but could higher depending on how much utilities run.

I’m a respectful, friendly, 25 year old woman who will be starting grad school this fall. Hoping to move before then to beat the student rush (although I’m not beating the intern rush, clearly). Looking for something long term as I’ll be in DC at least two years. Would prefer to be within 30 minutes biking distance to Georgetown (or on Capitol Hill so I can grab the bus at the law school) and walking distance from a metro or lots of reliable bus lines. Desperately trying to avoid Virginia if possible.

If you have any leads or are looking I’d appreciate any replies! Thanks!

Home and Garden April 23, 2015 at 1:31 pm

Looking to build a new deck and need builder recs!

I am looking for recommendations on a contractor to build a new deck on the back of my PTW rowhouse. Ideally, I’m looking for recs for small businesses who do work in PTW already, but am open to all suggestions. Thank you!

Auto April 22, 2015 at 5:55 pm

Help! DC Lost my car

UPDATE: Found it after some more searching. It was towed to U St without being reported.

I forgot to move my car for street cleaning on Monday and it was towed to the 2300 block of 16th St NW (right by Meridian Hill Park). Since 16th street has no parking during rush hour, it received a ticket Tuesday morning, but had no indication of being towed again. Wednesday (today), I went to go check on my car, saw it was gone, and figured it was a courtesy tow. I called the Dept of Public Works inquiring about my car location, but the only record they have is of it being moved from Ontario Rd to 16th St and they don’t have it in a lot. I’ve called about four times today and had them transfer me around to talk to a few people, but no one can seem to find it.

I’ve heard the horror stories of DC moving a car and not recording its location, so I think it’s possible it may have been towed again (especially since it was in moved to a rush hour street). The only other thing I can do at this point is report it stolen, and I’d like to avoid that if my car’s sitting perfectly safe on a street somewhere.

Food and Dining April 22, 2015 at 3:57 pm

Little Coco's?

I was so excited about the plans to open Little Coco’s at 14th and Randolph/Shepherd but all work seems to have ceased. Anyone know if the project is dead or just stalled? What happened?

Events April 22, 2015 at 2:45 pm

3rd Annual 'Utsav: Celebrating Innovation'

Nootana, D.C.’s premier live Indian classical music and dance ensemble, is proud to announce its 3rd annual “UTSAV: CELEBRATING INNOVATION.” This year’s showcase will feature an originally arranged dance drama exploring the emotions of love through melody, rhythm, and storytelling. Using a combination of South Asian, Western, Middle Eastern, and African styles, Nootana will perform traditional and reinterpreted arrangements of Indian classical music.

Brooke Kidd, a celebrated arts leader, dancer, and artist in the community, will also be performing at the upcoming showcase in a collaborative piece with Nootana artists. As the owner and founder of Joe’s Movement Emporium in Mount Rainier, Md., Brooke continues to support the growing arts community of the area through her passion, commitment, and dedication. Joe’s Movement Emporium is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year.

UTSAV is a must-see for lovers of live music and dance!

Date: May 2
Time: 8 p.m.
Location: Jack Guidone Theater (5207 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC)
Tickets: $20 in advance, $25 at the door
Ticket URL: http://www.nootana.org/tickets

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Announcements April 22, 2015 at 11:38 am

Garrison Elementary's First Ever On-line Auction

Garrison Elementary’s First Ever On-line Auction

Garrison Elementary is holding its first ever on-line auction from May 1, 2015 8:00AM to May 8, 2015 8:00PM! Support a neighborhood school by bidding on items donated by our generous local businesses. The auction is completely on-line, so you can be charitable in the comfort of your own home.

Please forward this email to your families, friends, and neighbors and make sure to bookmark our auction web-site:

http://www.charityauctionorganizer.com/auction/garrison2015

Garrison Elementary is a Title I school with over half of our students from low-income families. Your contribution will help support the students at Garrison by helping to fund field trips, extra-curricular activities, and special programs. Funds raised will also help support our monthly cultural events and other special events like Teacher Appreciation Week.

Some of our local donors include:

Cork Wine Bar
Ghibellina
Flow Yoga
Yes! Organic Market
Pekoe Wellness & Acupuncture Spa
ScratchDC
Love & Carrots
From the Farmer DC
Starlight Sleep Coaching
Studio Theatre
Barber of Hell’s Bottom
And many, many more!

Help make Garrison’s first auction a smashing success by bidding on our items!

Registration is now open! Although, you can’t start bidding until May 1st, you can register and donate.

To get up-to-date information on our auction, follow us at https://www.twitter.com/garrisonpta #bidgarrison.

Thank you for supporting a neighborhood school!

Home and Garden April 22, 2015 at 11:04 am

ISO: Someone to fix/re-wire a lamp

Does anyone know of an electrician, appliance repair, or other that would be able to fix/rewire a lamp? It’s a cheap lamp from IKEA so I don’t want to spend $100’s on fixing it but I like the design enough to consider repairing it before I just replace it.

I’ve sent a couple of messages out on Angie’s list and so far no one has replied indicating they can do it.

Home and Garden April 22, 2015 at 11:04 am

What to do about neighbor’s tree?

A tree on our neighbor’s property is dangerously hovering over our roof, and we’re not sure what to do about it. The house has been converted into condos so we don’t know the owner and knocking on the door won’t really work. Should we just take care of it ourselves? Is there any way to force them to take action?

Related, does anyone have recommendations for a good tree removal service? We’re in the Brookland/Langdon area.

Events April 21, 2015 at 7:54 pm

Mother's Day Lunch & Tour

When: May 10 – 12pm – 5pm
Where: The Mansion on O Street – 2020 O Street N.W., DC
Tickets: $85/per – Online reservations required
Reserve: http://www.omansion.com/mothersday

Treat Mom to a special Mother’s Day Lunch & Tour at The Mansion. Dine on our world-class cuisine and explore our museum with Mom for a day she will always cherish!

Our team of award winning chefs have put together a delicious menu that includes seafood, beef tenderloin, roasted pork, assorted pastas & salads, a decadent dessert buffet & much more! (view full menu on the form) Plenty of vegetarian options.

Visit includes a self-guided tour of the museum’s themed rooms and secret doors, 60 signed guitars, memorabilia, art and much more.

Kids 5-11 half price. Kids under 5 are FREE!

Bring your own shopping bags everything is for sale.

About The Mansion & O Street Museum
Named a Washingtonian Magazine Hidden Gem, The Mansion has been featured in numerous television shows, books, and magazines including the Travel Channel’s “Mega Mansions”, WETA’s Breakfast in Washington, and National Geographic’s Traveler Magazine

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Replied on April 27, 2015 at 2:58 pm

Neighbor's extremely huge tree dangerously hangs over my home

This article sums up the state of the law reasonably well. http://www.washingtonpost.com/realestat…
Replied on April 27, 2015 at 11:16 am

Adding value to the neighborhood is an issue!!!

So I’m in the process of getting my home renovated and to my surprise neighbors are complaini…
Replied on April 27, 2015 at 11:05 am

In need of a Thursday feeder for a community cat colony

I help take care of a community cat colony in Petworth by feeding them once a week. They are all st…
Replied on April 27, 2015 at 10:00 am

ISO: Someone to fix/re-wire a lamp

Email at districtwoodshop@gmail.com with a couple of pictures and what you want to do with the lamp…
Replied on April 26, 2015 at 10:00 pm

Can we get the police to videotape the ATV/Dirt bike riders?

The ATV/dirt bike people were back out in force in Columbia Heights this weekend. Around 2-dozen v…
Replied on April 26, 2015 at 8:40 am

Car Key Found in Petworth (Randolph between 5th and 7th St. NW)

I found a car key this morning on Randolph Street between 5th and 7th streets NW. There aren’…
Replied on April 25, 2015 at 10:33 pm

Packages Stolen on N St. NW April 21 (3300 Block N St. NW)

On Tuesday April 21 at 5:30PM a woman stole two large packages from our elevated front door after h…
Replied on April 24, 2015 at 6:54 pm

Looking to build a new deck and need builder recs!

Charm City Construction/Home Improvement. Started in Baltimore, now local to 16th Street Heights. B…
Replied on April 24, 2015 at 12:24 am

Neighbor's extremely huge tree dangerously hangs over my home

Any suggestions for how to deal with the Adult Children of a deceased neighbor who inherited the ho…
Replied on April 23, 2015 at 3:01 pm

Room under $800 for June or July?

I’m haunting Craigslist but thought I’d post here too just in case. I’m looking f…
Replied on April 23, 2015 at 1:31 pm

Looking to build a new deck and need builder recs!

I am looking for recommendations on a contractor to build a new deck on the back of my PTW rowhouse…
Replied on April 22, 2015 at 5:55 pm

Help! DC Lost my car

UPDATE: Found it after some more searching. It was towed to U St without being reported. I forgot t…
Replied on April 22, 2015 at 3:57 pm

Little Coco's?

I was so excited about the plans to open Little Coco’s at 14th and Randolph/Shepherd but all …
Replied on April 22, 2015 at 2:45 pm

3rd Annual 'Utsav: Celebrating Innovation'

Nootana, D.C.’s premier live Indian classical music and dance ensemble, is proud to announce its …
Replied on April 22, 2015 at 11:38 am

Garrison Elementary's First Ever On-line Auction

Garrison Elementary’s First Ever On-line Auction Garrison Elementary is holding its first eve…