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Announcements October 2, 2014 at 3:32 am

Big Changes Coming to Rhode Island Avenue NE & 14th Street NE

It looks like Brookland Manor may be nearing its last days. I ran across this article about a proposed overhaul of the housing complex and shopping center located on Rhode Island Avenue NE & 14th Street NE. As a new homeowner in this neighborhood, I’m excited.

http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/housingcomplex/2014/10/01/developer-pitches-a-private-version-of-new-communities-in-brentwood/

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Announcements October 1, 2014 at 9:48 pm

Petworth Library Community Conversation about Rock Creek Park- Oct. 8, 6-9pm

Please come to your community open-house on the future of a healthy, vibrant Rock Creek Park hosted by Rock Creek Conservancy. Join your neighbors for conversation and refreshments on Wednesday, Oct. 8 between 6pm and 9:00pm at Petworth Neighborhood Library (lower level Meeting Room) 4200 Kansas Avenue, NW ~ Washington, DC 20011

Announcements October 1, 2014 at 9:40 pm

Rock Creek Park needs Volunteers

COMMUNITY OUTREACH VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

ROCK CREEK CONSERVANCY is having a Community Conversation for the vibrant, healthy future of Rock Creek Park!

WHAT
We need volunteers to help us spread the word about this meeting by distributing flyers and leaflets in the Petworth Neighborhood a few days before the events.

WHEN
Monday, October 6th from 5 pm – 7 pm
and
Tuesday, October 7th from 5 pm – 7 pm

WHERE
Petworth Neighborhood Library
4200 Kansas Ave.,
NW Washington, DC 20011
From there we will work in teams to canvass the neighborhood.

Please email paulrockcreek@gmail.com if interested. Thanks! :)

**Students can earn Student Service Learning hours**

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Announcements October 1, 2014 at 6:50 pm

Anybody send their kids to Oyster-Adams?

It had a great reputation 10-12 years ago (my block was in-boundary then but has since been zoned out), but I get the impression people are much less happy with it now than they once were, and specifically that the administration is very weak. Our daughter’s still a few years away from starting, but it looks like we’re going to be moving in-boundary again. Any recent experience/info would be greatly appreciated.

Public Safety October 1, 2014 at 6:14 pm

Woman (Me) Held Against Will in Taxi in Cleveland Park

I want to make DC aware of something terrifying that occurred to me on Friday evening, September 26th, around 10:30 pm, after taking a taxi home to Cleveland Park.

After repeated personal questions and inappropriate comments (eg “I like you,” “will you go on a date with me?”), the cab driver stopped in front of my building, looked me in the eyes, intensely, and told me I was locked inside his cab until I handed over “enough” cash. (He had not turned on the meter for the trip). I was trapped inside and scared, so I complied with his request to hand over cash.

I filed a police report with MPD immediately following the incident, I have consulted an attorney, and I plan to press charges.

I notified the DC taxicab commision of the incident, and I plan to do the same in Maryland- the cab had Maryland plates.

It is outrageous how difficult it can be for women to travel around this city safely.

Announcements October 1, 2014 at 4:25 pm

election signs

Karl Racine for attorney general signs have shown up on my block. On every telephone and light pole, in my front yard (didn’t ask for or give permission) and stapled to some trees on the strip between street and sidewalk. Is there an election sign limit on residential streets? I’m sure using trees on the strip is a no-no.

Music September 30, 2014 at 5:37 pm

Musical backline rental

Hey! I’m in a rock band that will be performing on RT in DC this coming December and I need to rent some backline for that performance.
Basically what I need is a guitar half stack, a bass amp and drum set.

If anyone has any leads, it’d be greatly appreciated!

Events September 30, 2014 at 11:31 am

Public Masturbating Man in Meridian Hill Park

Just wanted to let people know that there was what appeared to be a homeless man openly masturbating in the bushes next to me while sitting in Meridian Hill Park. It happened on the southern end of the park on the right side of the fountain in the little field surrounded by bushes. The man was black, wearing gray sweatpants, a black jacket, blue t-shirt and blue hat. I called the cops but not sure if they arrested him or took any action.

Public Safety September 30, 2014 at 11:30 am

White Hyundai Elantra stolen in Bloomingdale

My car was stolen from T & North Capitol St. between 9:00 and 9:15 am today, Monday 9/29. Attached is a picture. It’s a 2007 white Hyundai Elantra, Maryland tags, license plate 2BM3690. Witnesses say they saw 2 black males enter it.

When last seen, it had an Oberlin College Alumni sticker at the top of the rear window, an NPR decal in the lower left of the rear window, an EZ Pass in the front window, and a yellow parking permit sticker that says “76″ in the driver’s side front window.

Please call the police if you see it.

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Events September 29, 2014 at 10:10 pm

Looking for home for Taz

My boyfriend and I are moving in together, and he is very allergic to cats, so it is with a sad heart that I am starting to look for a home for Taz. I rescued Taz from Rock Creek Cemetery one cold night four years ago when he was about six weeks old. He has grown into an enormous, sleek and friendly cat who loves to cuddle, chat, chase the dog, play with his stuffed animals, and lounge. He has one trick besides sort of coming when he hears the word “treat”: he can stand on his back legs and take the treats gently from your hand. He’s a bit like Goldilocks–not so catlike that he is aloof to his people, but not so needy that he has to sit on your computer keyboard or lap at every moment. In other words, a personality that is just right. He is not a furniture scratcher or a sprayer (you know what I mean). Taz loves to hang out with us in the fenced front yard while we sip wine on the porch, and he is a keen observer of all things outside the fence, but he is not an outdoor cat. He would be great in a multi-animal household or with kids, but he would also be fine in a quiet house. If you are interested in bringing Mr. Personality into your home, please email me at Karengw2003@yahoo.com.

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Announcements September 29, 2014 at 1:14 pm

AWESOME ROAD TRIP OPPORTUNITY: Blue Ridge Parkway, November

I’m taking a one-week road trip along the Blue Ridge Parkway in November. (http://www.blueridgeparkway.org) Stops will include camping, sight-seeing, nature walks, and visiting small towns from Virginia to North Carolina (and possibly Georgia if time/money allows). I’m looking for one or two companions who have a genuine love for adventure, outdoors, and would like to experience the unique culture and people of small southern towns as well as beautiful mountain landscapes. Travel dates would be some time between mid and late November — I’m flexible. In keeping with the spirit of culture-sharing, I’m extending this offer to foreign nationals first. Due to the possibility of shared sleeping accommodations females would be better suited for this excursion. Candidates should be comfortable spending long hours in a car, non-smokers, enjoy the outdoors, and have a true spirit of adventure. I would cover car rental, camping gear, and general travel necessities. Companions should be willing to contribute to gas costs, entry fees to camp sites/parks, and cover the cost of their own food. If you’re interested please respond here and I’ll get in touch with you. — Katie

P.S. Please pass on to any of your friends — students, colleagues, etc — who are foreign nationals and might be interested in this trip.

Announcements September 29, 2014 at 11:04 am

Where can I find Shaw 'Superman' t-shirt?

Hi all – looking for one of these t-shirts as a gift for a neighbor who’s leaving Shaw after 17 years. Any one know where I can pick one up? Thanks in advance

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Public Safety September 28, 2014 at 8:21 pm

Increasing car break ins on Mozart Pl in Adams Morgan

My car window was broken last week and I’ve noticed increasing numbers of broken car windows on Mozart Place and Euclid in Adams Morgan. I’m taking pictures to document the increase and I encourage others to do the same and post them here. If you have thoughts for how to deal with this rise in vandalism and theft please post here.

Travel and Transportation September 28, 2014 at 8:24 am

Huge "Speedbumps" on North Capital St.

I recently relocated from Arlington to upper NW DC, and I often find myself taking North Capitol St when traveling to and from downtown. There is a significant stretch of road (shortly past the McMillan Park/Michigan Ave intersection, whether traveling north or southbound) that is quite literally RIDDLED with these abnormally large, oddly-sized “speedbumps” that are very uncomfortable to ride over. Even when going the posted speed limit or below, it seems that these large, irregularly-shaped raised mounds of concrete are enough to damage tires and/or knock one’s car out of alignment. When I first relocated, I was in the process of recovering from surgery, and every time I rode over the mounds it upset my healing wounds.

Why are these large mounds there and being permitted to remain? Surely, these are not legitimate speedbumps (which you don’t normally find on a major thoroughfare, as opposed to a side street). What can be done to get these fixed? Please let me know, forum members!

Events September 28, 2014 at 8:22 am

Backpack found on Farragut St.

`Yesterday Sept.25 I found a backpack in my front yard on Farragut St NW. Black with Speedo logo and full of athletic and personal items. Email if it’s yours, nickyballs@aol.com

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Replied on October 2, 2014 at 3:32 am

Big Changes Coming to Rhode Island Avenue NE & 14th Street NE

It looks like Brookland Manor may be nearing its last days. I ran across this article about a propo…
Replied on October 1, 2014 at 9:48 pm

Petworth Library Community Conversation about Rock Creek Park- Oct. 8, 6-9pm

Please come to your community open-house on the future of a healthy, vibrant Rock Creek Park hosted…
Replied on October 1, 2014 at 9:40 pm

Rock Creek Park needs Volunteers

COMMUNITY OUTREACH VOLUNTEERS NEEDED ROCK CREEK CONSERVANCY is having a Community Conversation for …
Replied on October 1, 2014 at 6:50 pm

Anybody send their kids to Oyster-Adams?

It had a great reputation 10-12 years ago (my block was in-boundary then but has since been zoned o…
Replied on October 1, 2014 at 6:14 pm

Woman (Me) Held Against Will in Taxi in Cleveland Park

I want to make DC aware of something terrifying that occurred to me on Friday evening, September 26…
Replied on October 1, 2014 at 4:25 pm

election signs

Karl Racine for attorney general signs have shown up on my block. On every telephone and light pole…
Replied on October 1, 2014 at 8:42 am

Burglary in Mt. Pleasant

Some sightings of one suspect around the Argyle and the alley behind Bancroft in MtP. Here’s…
Replied on September 30, 2014 at 5:37 pm

Musical backline rental

Hey! I’m in a rock band that will be performing on RT in DC this coming December and I need t…
Replied on September 30, 2014 at 12:59 pm

Burglary in Mt. Pleasant

Sorry that happened to you, but thanks for letting us know.
Replied on September 30, 2014 at 11:31 am

Public Masturbating Man in Meridian Hill Park

Just wanted to let people know that there was what appeared to be a homeless man openly masturbatin…
Replied on September 30, 2014 at 11:30 am

White Hyundai Elantra stolen in Bloomingdale

My car was stolen from T & North Capitol St. between 9:00 and 9:15 am today, Monday 9/29. Attac…
Replied on September 29, 2014 at 10:10 pm

Looking for home for Taz

My boyfriend and I are moving in together, and he is very allergic to cats, so it is with a sad hea…
Replied on September 29, 2014 at 1:14 pm

AWESOME ROAD TRIP OPPORTUNITY: Blue Ridge Parkway, November

I’m taking a one-week road trip along the Blue Ridge Parkway in November. (http://www.blueridgepa…
Replied on September 29, 2014 at 11:04 am

Where can I find Shaw 'Superman' t-shirt?

Hi all – looking for one of these t-shirts as a gift for a neighbor who’s leaving Shaw …