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“Miniature pinscher/ basenji mixed dog, Kai, visiting the Capitol from Adams Morgan”
“Cricket playing snow frisbee in Hill East”
“Lucy, a Korean Jindo expat, getting some exercise in Kingman Park, NE.”
“Thank you for your support for the 14&U Farmers’ Market. It looks like we will be able to stay at our home on the Reeves sidewalk for two more market seasons and I hope we will be able to return after the Reeves Center is renovated or replaced.”
“Great location just a block from Bloomingdale! BRAND NEW First floor apartment! Wood floors, ceramic, brand new bathroom with qualitiy fixtures and features! Kitchen granite, stainless and more. Driveway parking space available for an additional $75.00 per month, otherwise street parking. Security alarm service included in rent. Wash/Dryer in the unit. Great place!”
“I’ve been entertaining this idea that I might like to start commuting to work by bicycle. I work fairly long hours and I love seeing daylight in the mornings and evenings; additionally, I’d love to incorporate more exercise into my everyday life.
However, a few things are getting in my way. One, I am not familiar with bike-riding in the city and after reading RRRR, I’m terrified I’ll be killed by a rogue car. Two, I live in Park View and work in Crystal City. I mapped the commute and it’s about 7 miles, including crossing the Potomac. For someone who is fairly out of shape, this seems rather daunting.
Does anyone out there have any advice on how to start this kind of lifestyle change?”
“Any suggestions for local half marathons or ten milers that accommodate walkers? I currently can’t run due to health issues but would love to work towards a spring weather challenging walk….for charity or otherwise.”
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I am currently living in an apartment managed by a slumlord in northwest DC. In less than a year I’ve experienced numerous housing code violations, multiple rodent infestations (including a raccoon), and a ceiling that caved in at one point. I’ve talked to neighbors who have the same landlord and they have had similar issues with their units.
I am worried about retaliation but want to stand up to the landlord. The landlord preys on people who don’t have the means, financial or time, to challenge him.
What steps have people taken against negligent landlords in DC? I’ve looked into DCRA housing inspections — what comes next? I know there are also tenant petitions and small claims court. I’d be interested to know what your readers have done to stand up for their legal rights as tenants and how they succeeded.”
“Luxury abounds in this truly stunning 4,100+ sq.ft. penthouse w/ over $3M+ in high-end updates & sweeping 180 degree views of the Potomac River. A masterpiece featuring gourmet chefs kitchen, master suite w/ his/hers BA & walk-in closets, 2nd BR w/ en-suite BA, 2.5 additional BA, grand living room/dining room w/ sweeping views of river, maids room, almost 1,000 sq.ft. terrace, & 2 car parking.”
“Just thought I’d let you know it looks like another Quiznos has bitten the dust. This one was on Connecticut Avenue in Forest Hills/North Cleveland Park, next to Italian Pizza Kitchen. I was in there on Friday and they barely had anything in stock. Walked by on Saturday and the signs were taken down and people were loading up a trailer. The location’s been removed from the Quiznos website. There is a Potbelly and Subway a couple blocks away (and a Panera in Tenleytown), so it’s not a huge loss, but the folks who worked there were always pleasant. RIP Quiznos in DC?”
I think there is still a Quiznos alive in Chinatown at 750 I St, NW. Any others still kicking?
4434 Connecticut Ave, NW
Nearby there is also some nice progress at the new bakery, Bread Furst:
“Our new first day of the 2014 season begins on Friday, March 7th at 4:00 p.m.!”
and from an email:
“We are excited to announce the much anticipated reopening of Shaw’s own Dacha Beer GardenTOMORROW – Saturday, March 8th at 12:00 pm! The forecast predicts 60 degrees, plenty of sunshine, and all the das boot you can handle. Spring has finally arrive and we’re looking forward to kicking off another great season with all our favorite beer drinkers!
7th and Q Street, NW
What to expect:
- The same great casual set-up, with a few new improvements.
- Our same pack-a-picnic-policy! Everyone is welcome and encouraged to bring food, plus expect delicious German snacks in the coming weeks.
- Expanded beer menu, with an added Weihenstephaner on draft, the KORBINIAN, a strong, double bock style beer with a malty aroma. We are now undoubtedly the only place in the tri-state area to serve all but one Weihenstephaner available!
- New drink options, including B Nektar Cherry Mead on tap, plus red and white wine available by the glass AND by the bottle.
- The same friendly faces, plus a few new bartenders ready to serve with a smile!
Come see us this weekend to kick off what’s sure to be a fantastic season. Can’t wait to see you all there.
“DC Water Lifts Boil Water Advisory for all affected customers – Effective 11:30 a.m. March 7, 2014. It is no longer necessary to boil your tap water or consume bottled water
Customers in the previously affected portion of NW Washington, DC can use tap water for all purposes. Please see the interactive map at www.dcwater.com to review the boundaries of the previous impact area. DC Water lifts the Boil Water Advisory after confirming that the drinking water meets water quality safety standards for this type of event. DC Water tested water samples from multiple sites, and at different times, in the impact area and has verified that there is no risk of water contamination from the loss of pressure. The pressure loss occurred on March 5, 2014 after a power outage at the Ft. Reno Pump Station. It is no longer necessary to boil your tap water or consume bottled water.
During this event, DC Water worked closely with the Environmental Protection Agency, its partners in the District of Columbia and the Metropolitan Washington region to communicate with the public and quickly restore water service. “This boil water advisory was issued out of an abundance of caution,” said DC Water General Manager George S. Hawkins. “Though we recognized the possibility for contamination was slim, we erred on the side of caution to put our customers’ health and safety first. We sincerely appreciate everyone’s patience while we took the necessary time to ensure the safety of the water.”