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Food and Dining April 22, 2014 at 5:43 pm

Accessible roof decks?

It seems like every bar and restaurant in the city is adding a rooftop deck. While I applaud this trend in theory, as a wheelchair user I feel I will never have the opportunity to enjoy any of them. Does anyone know of any rooftop terraces with elevators or alternate wheelchair accessibility?

General Discussion April 22, 2014 at 3:27 pm

Party Supply Stores in DC

Anyone know of a good party supply store in the District or otherwise metro accessible? I’m specifically looking for cupcake toppers, and baby shower themed decorations. Thanks.

Local News April 22, 2014 at 9:25 am

Car on fire at 2nd & D NW

At 8:15 this morning there was a car on fire at the intersection of 2nd & D St NW outside the homeless shelter.

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Announcements April 21, 2014 at 2:52 pm

Supreme Court construction

Does anyone have any info on what all the construction around the Supreme Court is? There has been constant construction on the grounds since I first moved to the Hill six years ago. For the first few years, the sidewalks on East Capitol were blocked, then opened, then blocked again. Now I notice all the work on my walk down Maryland. Nothing seems extensive enough to merit six years (more assuming this didn’t start right when I moved here) worth of work.

Announcements April 21, 2014 at 10:49 am

Camera Found in Georgetown

I found a camera in Georgetown this weekend. If you lost a camera please respond to this post or contact me at gustavo3000@hotmail.com. You must be able to tell me the make and model of the camera, where exactly you might have lost the camera, and specific details about the photos on the camera.

Public Safety April 19, 2014 at 12:49 pm

Calling the police on homeless men smoking crack?

I live in a condo building that overlooks an alley. I have witnessed homeless men smoking crack on a few occasions and felt conflicted about calling the police. I mean, if I were homeless, I’d probably want to be in a numb state, too. If I call the police and they get arrested, they end up getting thrown in jail and doesn’t solve the problem. If I let them be, I have crackheads in my alley. The other day, I yelled at them that I already called the police (which I didn’t) and they thanked me and moved on. What’s your opinion?

Announcements April 18, 2014 at 5:01 pm

Auditions for women's social justice singing group

Do you love to sing?
Are you passionate about social and environmental change?
Interested in joining a group of dynamic women dedicated to the fight for justice?

Audition for SongRise, DC’s all women social justice a cappella group!

About You: We are seeking talented women of all ages, backgrounds, ethnicities and experience levels in the DC/VA/MD area to join our singing group. No prior experience is required, but a strong passion for social justice and community engagement is a necessity.

About SongRise: We are a group of singers who offer up our talents at community events, fundraisers, rallies, protests, farmer’s markets, civil rights celebrations, DC voting rights events, arts showcases, schools… you name it! We focus on raising awareness around a variety of social justice issues on both the global and local levels and supporting groups that are doing this work.

We practice one night per week and perform 2-4 times per month, depending on our members’ availability and invitations. We also like to have fun together, whether going to karaoke, volunteering, or attending like-minded musical performances about once a month. As an all-volunteer-run group, members also spend 1-3 hours per week organizing gigs, arranging songs, and other administrative tasks.

For more information about SongRise, please visit our website and come check us out live at our next gig: SongRiseDC.blogspot.com.

HOW TO AUDITION:
STEP 1: If you would like to audition, please fill out the form at https://tinyurl.com/songrise2014auditions and email a sample of you singing “Happy Birthday” (unedited audio recording, YouTube link, etc) to dcsongrise@gmail.com with “Auditions” in the subject line by Sunday, April 27.

STEP 2: From the samples, we will select a pool of ladies to audition in person. Auditions will take place in the Dupont Circle area Tuesday, May 6 and Wednesday, May 7th. Final callbacks will take place on Tuesday, May 13th and Tuesday, May 20th. Please save the dates!

We look forward to singing with you soon!
SongRise

Local News April 18, 2014 at 4:16 pm

Taxicab on fire at 21st and Pennsylvania NW

Caught this just a few minutes ago- this taxicab was literally in flames. Luckily there is a fire station close by and it appears the driver was able to get out of the car. Pennsylvania was/ might still be blocked off from Washignton Circle to 20th Street.

General Discussion April 18, 2014 at 2:30 pm

Doodie In The Garden

OK…I’m not even sure how to describe what’s going on here.

We have a lot of feral cats in our corner of Petworth. So I’m used to digging up cat poop in our garden. (Not enough ground cover, too much mulch for the cats to resist.) But three days ago something new turned up: A king-sized doodie! There is no way this came from a cat. It was too large and there was no attempt to bury it. So I dutifully scooped up this uber-turd and got rid of it, and the next day…another. And then…another, on the third day!

Now our back gate is not locked–doesn’t even have one, but up until now, we’ve never seen anyone try to get into our garden, and our neighbors are very vigilant. So this had to have happened overnight. I thought perhaps someone was letting their dog into our backyard to do their business, but the Frogette took one look at this and said, “That’s a person. EEEWWWWW!” (You might ask how we know this, but if you’ve lived in San Francisco for any length time, you’d get it.)

So my question for the forum? Has this happened to anyone else? Ever heard of anything like this? Besides putting a lock and chain on our gate…anything else we can/should do?

Any suggestions are appreciated.

Public Safety April 17, 2014 at 11:49 am

Man impersonating an FBI agent?

I was on the 64 Bus south to federal triangle on Tuesday morning around 9:15 when a man got on sometime between Irving and Florida Ave. He was dressed like an FBI agent with tactical pants and boots, a professional looking belt with hand cuffs and a few other official looking pouches. He was wearing an FBI sweatshirt that anyone can purchase from one of the many tourist trap trucks around the mall which raised a red flag for me. His pants were also really saggy. Maybe I just have unrealistic ideas of FBI agents but he seemed way too unprofessional to be a real one – especially the touristy FBI hoodie.

Has anyone else seen this guy? Or maybe you know him and he actually is an FBI agent? Maybe he’s just an FBI agent that had a bad morning and was looking a little sloppy. I don’t know – but considering impersonating a federal agent is very illegal I just thought I’d throw this out there and see if anyone else had any similar sightings.

Announcements April 16, 2014 at 8:12 pm

Nighttime grass cutting

Now that spring has sprung I have to deal with my absentee neighbor’s late night grass cutting. He has a handyman who shows up between 8pm and 11pm to cut his grass. He really does cut the grass in the dark. It is a disturbance late in the evening when windows are open or you want to relax on your porch. I’ve tried to talk to the handyman but he is always intoxicated and the absentee owner could care less. Can’t find anything online about hours of grass cutting. I would appreciate any feedback. Also the intoxicated grass cutter is here every week…sometimes twice.

Announcements April 16, 2014 at 7:09 pm

Found: Black & white female dog

Please contact me at 914 319 6512 if you know this dog. She is currently with my neighbor who is trying to locate her owners.

Home and Garden April 16, 2014 at 10:16 am

Kitchen Cabinet Painter?

Is there anywhere I can drop off some kitchen cabinets (12 cabinet doors) with the paint I want and have them paint it for me? I’ve already prepped them (sanded and primed) and just need someone to put two coats of the desired color on it. I actually did my bottom kitchen cabinets but I can’t find the time to finish off the upper cabinets.

Thanks!

Home and Garden April 15, 2014 at 5:53 pm

Home inspection fees

We would be very interested to know what others have been charged for a home inspection (house, not condo). We’re interested in the range of fees, high and low, not just the “best price” – it would also be useful to get a sense of how large the property was. We’re trying to do a reality check on an invoice. Thanks.

General Discussion April 15, 2014 at 4:00 pm

Notice to vacate a lease after initial term as a co-signer

I’m cosigned on a lease and after the initial term ended we are on month to month. I told my roommate 2 months ago that I was moving so he needed to find someone to take over the lease. He has made absolutely no progress in finding a new roommate so I am starting to worry. The lease says: …The lease automatically extends beyond the Initial Term on a month to month basis unless a party gives a termination notice as described under section 5. I would interpret “a party” to mean that I can give notice myself, and the month to month agreement would be over in 30 days, and we would have to vacate the apartment. The leasing office has continuously told me that I need my roommates signature to give the notice. This seems weird to me because what if my roommate refuses to sign the notice FOREVER?!? Not saying this would happen, I just need to know my rights because I feel that I’m being misinformed, trapped and need to find a way out. I should also mention there is a clause in the lease that I am jointly and severally liable for all obligations of the lease.

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Replied on April 22, 2014 at 5:52 pm

Party Supply Stores in DC

neither is super close to the Metro station but I like Party Mania and Bradley Party & Variety …
Replied on April 22, 2014 at 5:43 pm

Accessible roof decks?

It seems like every bar and restaurant in the city is adding a rooftop deck. While I applaud this t…
Replied on April 22, 2014 at 4:00 pm

Calling the police on homeless men smoking crack?

I think what you did is just fine. From a strict moralist perspective, it would seem you should hav…
Replied on April 22, 2014 at 3:47 pm

Doodie In The Garden

For a while around 2004, someone was taking dumps on paper plates and then putting the plates and t…
Replied on April 22, 2014 at 3:27 pm

Party Supply Stores in DC

Anyone know of a good party supply store in the District or otherwise metro accessible? I’m s…
Replied on April 22, 2014 at 11:27 am

Has anyone hired day laborers fromt the Home Depot parking lot?

Sorry to hear about that situation. Most people I’ve talked to have had positive experiences…
Replied on April 22, 2014 at 9:25 am

Car on fire at 2nd & D NW

At 8:15 this morning there was a car on fire at the intersection of 2nd & D St NW outside the h…
Replied on April 21, 2014 at 4:31 pm

Nighttime grass cutting

I would be thrilled if my neighbors cut their grass at least once a week. Odd? Yes. Unreasonable? N…
Replied on April 21, 2014 at 2:52 pm

Supreme Court construction

Does anyone have any info on what all the construction around the Supreme Court is? There has been…
Replied on April 21, 2014 at 10:49 am

Camera Found in Georgetown

I found a camera in Georgetown this weekend. If you lost a camera please respond to this post or c…
Replied on April 20, 2014 at 12:24 pm

Noise from Blind Whino

Have you tried contacting the owners of the gallery? It’s possible that they have no idea how…
Replied on April 19, 2014 at 12:49 pm

Calling the police on homeless men smoking crack?

I live in a condo building that overlooks an alley. I have witnessed homeless men smoking crack on …
Replied on April 18, 2014 at 5:01 pm

Auditions for women's social justice singing group

Do you love to sing? Are you passionate about social and environmental change? Interested in joinin…