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Travel and Transportation March 6, 2015 at 8:29 am

DC towed me to metered parking, then charged me for not paying the meter

I was wondering if anyone else had had this happen to them or could give me advice. I parked on K St NE in the early afternoon, completely missing that it becomes a rush hour no parking zone after 4:30 (definitely my fault). So I got two $100 tickets, one for the illegal parking, one for the tow to another location. I didn’t find out I had been towed until I went back to get my car at 11 pm that night; I tried to find the location it had been towed to online, but the system was down. So I called the next morning around 9 am, then went to get my car–but it had been towed to a meter, so I had two additional $25 tickets for illegal meter parking starting at 7:15 am that morning. Can DC charge me for illegal parking at a location I didn’t choose? And if I fight the second two tickets, any suggestions on how to frame the situation or substantiate my case? Thanks in advance–it just really irks me to get 4 tickets for one violation. :)

General Discussion March 6, 2015 at 1:14 am

Rhode Island Row Retail – trouble finding businesses?

A good number of the Rhode Island Row retail spaces are still empty. Anyone know if they’ll be filling up soon, or want to speculate on why it’s taking so long to fill it up?

Life and Society March 5, 2015 at 10:25 pm

Paid Marketing Research Opportunity with AU

Students at American University are in need of car sharing users (ZipCar, Car2Go, Enterprise, etc.) and non-users for 30-60 minute interviews. Participants will be given a $20 Starbucks gift card. Please email is1195a@american.edu with interest / questions.

Events March 4, 2015 at 12:19 pm

Venue for rehearsal dinner, we have our own catering!

Hello everyone,

Does anyone know a venue we could secure for 40-50ish people for a rehearsal dinner? We would really, really like to serve DCity Smokehouse, but I am having trouble finding a gathering place that would let us bring in our own catering. This would be on Friday, Sept 4., 2015.

Anyone have a suggestion? Thank you!!!

Best,

Danielle

Events March 3, 2015 at 1:06 pm

Do I need a permit?

We are thinking of changing a window into a door and a door into a window in one of our bedrooms. We would basically like to flip where the window and door are. Is a permit needed for this type of work? Also, does anyone have a recommendation for a contractor? Thanks in advance.

Events March 3, 2015 at 10:40 am

Help moving heavy furniture

I have this enormous piece of IKEA furniture I need to move from one side of my bedroom to another side. All the movers I call have a two hour minimum and are at least $250 – 300, even just for one piece.

Any recommendations on a company or people I can pay for just 30 minutes to an hour to help me move this thing. I am looking to spend under $100.

It literally needs to go like 10 feet.

Travel and Transportation March 3, 2015 at 8:52 am

What was sprayed on streets last night?

It smells like miso or chicken broth. And made a mess of cars.Any insight?

Food and Dining March 2, 2015 at 5:32 pm

Maple Bars

Anybody know where to buy them in DC?

Food and Dining March 2, 2015 at 2:59 pm

Baby friendly restaurant to celebrate birthday

Hello,
I am looking for a baby (3 months old) friendly restaurant to celebrate a birthday. Just two adults, would like it to be nicer than a burger joint, any type of food is OK.

For tomorrow night, so somewhere that won’t be super crowded, and where we can easily bring in a carrier/stroller without taking up too much space.

DC or NOVA (Arlington, Falls Church, Tysons, Fairfax, Springfield) locations preferred.

Any suggestions? Thanks!

Announcements March 2, 2015 at 11:15 am

Softball for girls age 5-14

Capitol City Little League softball registration is underway for spring 2015. Registration is open to girls ages 5 through 14.

Spaces are available in the following divisions:

6U/8U for players ages 5-8
10U for players ages 9-10
12U for players ages 11-12
14U for players ages 13-14

Games are played at Upshur Park; practices at parks throughout Northwest.

Visit Cap City’s website, http://www.capcityll.org/register, to register. Contact capcitysoftball@gmail.com for more information.

Home and Garden March 1, 2015 at 10:59 am

ISO of Tiny Backyard Designer

This pre-Spring weather has us in the mood to decide what to do with our small backyard. The full renovation of our rowhouse is nearly (maybe) complete, leaving us with an even smaller dirt patch than we had before. We’d like to create a green urban oasis (or at least a welcoming place to sit and look at some plants and flowers!) We’re looking for someone who is good with outdoor design of small spaces. We’re not necessarily looking for builder, or at least not yet. We just want to see what is possible with what we’ve got. Any suggestions? Thank you!

Public Safety February 28, 2015 at 3:40 pm

Package Theft 1100-1200 block of Euclid

Just a heads up that someone opened a bunch of packages on our front patio on Saturday afternoon, sometime between 11:30 and 2:00. The thief took the contents and left all the packages. They all belonged to either me or my upstairs neighbor, nothing from surrounding houses. Just wanted to let everyone know to be careful with their packages, since the thief opened all the packages right on our patio in broad daylight, and the officer that responded told us that there had been quite a few package thefts in the area lately. We unfortunately don’t have a camera on our porch, so don’t have a description of the individual.

Real Estate February 27, 2015 at 12:38 pm

Pipe burst, flooded apt. What can I demand as a tenant?

Please help if you have any experience or legal knowledge with issues like severe flood damage to your apartment (as a tenant.) Landlords: feel free to chime in, too.

Really stressed out here and seeking advice! :(

Question: What can I expect for compensation for the trouble of being displaced out of my home?
Backstory: Pipe burst Saturday 2/21 late at night. I came home to discover 3 inches of standing water in my bedroom, and also in 2nd bedroom (roommate was out of town). Water came from a pipe somewhere behind the walls of the 2nd floor. It was not my fault or negligence. Landlord came as soon as he knew, and he did call contractors, (but did not admit the issue or apologize). Contractors came the following morning. The pipe that had burst was one that went to an external spigot and they had questioned why there was no valve for that pipe to prevent exactly this kind of situation. (In other words, implying he is to blame for not ensuring that precaution.) Damage: mostly structural– all carpeting, walls, and ceiling, insulation, and some piping needs to be re-done. Personal Damage: clothes, shoes, documents/books, furniture.

Total time for repairs: Minimum 14 days. It is an absolute mess right now. Carpet has been ripped up but the place is not dry yet which means they haven’t put up the new drywall.

Landlord found us temporary housing but is not offering any more. He frequently resists our requests. As a result, both my roommate and I had to scramble to find accommodation, and he is not even sure when the repairs will be done.

Some may argue that pipes freeze as a result of Mother Nature — or God?– and so it unfortunately is something unexpected and should be treated like an accident.

My concern: Many people have differing views and advice on this. After calling DC Tenant Rights Office, they said if he accommodated us, then I am still required to pay rent. Now he is not accommodating us.
Do we simply pay a pro-rated event (calculated per diem), or can I also add on costs of inconvenience such as getting cabs to transport my belongings, a day off work for the trouble of moving belongings and finding alternative housing? What about utilities?

At this point I am rambling but just have so much burden on my brain.
Please put in your thoughts, ESPECIALLY if you have been through this or KNOW your rights.

Many thanks!

Art February 26, 2015 at 10:49 am

Artist Studio Spaces Available

Otis Street Arts Project is a new art studio space in Mount Rainier, MD.
Located within the Artists by the Tracks section of Mount Rainier, Otis Street Arts Project offer 10 studios for Artists working in a variety of media. Concrete Floors, Loading Docks, Tall Ceilings, Utility Sink, and a community of professional artists are part of what Otis Street Arts Project has to offer. There will be space for small and experimental exhibition, performances, guest artist presentations, and group discussions. Studios are $400/ month and includes utilities. Shoot us an email otisstreetartsproject@gmail.com. We’ll show you the space, and the available studios. We are aiming for an April 1st move-in date.
See out Facebook page for more information

https://www.facebook.com/otisstreetarts

Announcements February 25, 2015 at 4:17 pm

Businesses Need Art

Any businesses out there want to display art for a month at a time? In desire of rotating artists in order to change up your ambience?

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Replied on March 6, 2015 at 8:29 am

DC towed me to metered parking, then charged me for not paying the meter

I was wondering if anyone else had had this happen to them or could give me advice. I parked on K …
Replied on March 6, 2015 at 1:23 am

Local Artist/Gallery Recommendations

Art Enables on Rhode Island Ave is a great nonprofit that helps developmentally delayed artists cre…
Replied on March 6, 2015 at 1:14 am

Rhode Island Row Retail – trouble finding businesses?

A good number of the Rhode Island Row retail spaces are still empty. Anyone know if they’ll b…
Replied on March 5, 2015 at 10:25 pm

Paid Marketing Research Opportunity with AU

Students at American University are in need of car sharing users (ZipCar, Car2Go, Enterprise, etc.)…
Replied on March 5, 2015 at 3:36 pm

Venue for rehearsal dinner, we have our own catering!

Also outdoors, but Yards Park is beautiful and I have seen people have birthday parties, baby showe…
Replied on March 4, 2015 at 4:28 pm

Venue for rehearsal dinner, we have our own catering!

Would something outdoors be okay? You’re risking bad weather, but many of the picnic areas in…
Replied on March 4, 2015 at 4:04 pm

Venue for rehearsal dinner, we have our own catering!

How about a multi-purpose room in one of DCPR’s recreation centers? I recommend Raymond Rec …
Replied on March 4, 2015 at 1:13 pm

Help moving heavy furniture

Hey – I live in Foggy Bottom and would be happy to help. Do you have an time in mind for this…
Replied on March 4, 2015 at 12:19 pm

Venue for rehearsal dinner, we have our own catering!

Hello everyone, Does anyone know a venue we could secure for 40-50ish people for a rehearsal dinne…
Replied on March 3, 2015 at 8:05 pm

ISO of Tiny Backyard Designer

http://mollyscottexteriors.houzz.com Molly did my front and back yards, small Petworth row house. S…
Replied on March 3, 2015 at 1:06 pm

Do I need a permit?

We are thinking of changing a window into a door and a door into a window in one of our bedrooms. W…
Replied on March 3, 2015 at 10:40 am

Help moving heavy furniture

I have this enormous piece of IKEA furniture I need to move from one side of my bedroom to another …
Replied on March 3, 2015 at 8:52 am

What was sprayed on streets last night?

It smells like miso or chicken broth. And made a mess of cars.Any insight?
Replied on March 2, 2015 at 2:59 pm

Baby friendly restaurant to celebrate birthday

Hello, I am looking for a baby (3 months old) friendly restaurant to celebrate a birthday. Just tw…