09/02/14 11:15am

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Former Suns Discount Store, 3174 Mount Pleasant Street, NW at corner to the left of Bestworld

Thanks to all who sent world last week via the Mt. Pleasant listserv:

“It seems that *Subway (sandwich chain)* may be coming to Mount Pleasant. It would be at 3174 Mount Pleasant Street in the old toy store (white brick facade) adjacent to the Best World. This space borders Kilbourne St. and has been vacant for the past two years. The franchise owners are going through the permitting process now.”

Ed. Note: We spoke about Botanica Boricua coming to former Lamont Video Store at 3171 Mt. Pleasant St, NW here.

09/02/14 10:45am

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Photo via Smithsonian’s Bento Website

Thanks to a reader for sending while I was gone last week.

From the Smithsonian’s Bento Website:

“Opening this weekend in the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery is an installation by contemporary Japanese artist Chiharu Shiota, whose art uses everyday objects such as yarn, shoes, and keys to create room-filling works that have deep personal meaning. In her installation, called Over the Continents, she used 350 donated shoes and 4 miles of the same shade of red yarn used in the yarn bomb. Part of the Freer|Sackler’s Perspectives series of contemporary art, Shiota’s work will be on view for the next year. The yarn bomb, unfortunately, can only stay up through Labor Day.

The yarn bomb was installed the evening of August 28 and revealed early in the morning on August 29, the day before Perspectives: Chiharu Shiota officially opened to the public. We had been knitting for about two weeks to create all of the pieces.”

Ed. Note: I missed a bunch of cool/notable stuff last week while I was on vacation – I’ll try to play catch up and post the good stuff the rest of this week – if you think I missed something really big – please send an email to princeofpetworth(at)gmail – thanks!

09/02/14 10:15am

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Photo by PoPville flickr user ekelly80

From DPR:

“All District Spray Parks, along with Upshur, Francis and Oxon Run pools were scheduled to close this week, however due to this weeks expected record high temperatures, the DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) announced today that these selected aquatic facilities will remain open through the week.

All Spray Parks will remain open until Sunday, September 7; operating daily from 10 am to 7 pm.

Upshur pool (4300 Arkansas Avenue, NW) will remain open until Friday, September 5; operating daily from 3 pm to 8 pm.

Francis pool (25th & N Street, NW) will remain open until Friday, September 5; operating daily from 3 pm to 8 pm. (Francis will be open on Tuesday.)

Oxon Run pool (501 Mississippi Avenue, SE) will remain open through Friday, operating daily from 3 pm to 8 pm; as well as Saturday and Sunday from 12 noon to 6 pm. Oxon Run will close for the season at 6 pm on Sunday, September 7.

East Potomac pool (972 Ohio Drive, SW) will continue to operate on their normal schedule.

Doggie Day Swim, will take place as scheduled on Saturday, September 6 from 12 noon to 4 pm at Randall, Francis and Upshur pools.

According to the National Weather Service, the District of Columbia is expected to experience extremely high temperatures and humidity this week. Residents are encouraged to stay inside if possible.”

09/02/14 9:45am

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Miki J.

You can talk about whatever is on your mind – quality of life issues, a beautiful tree you spotted, scuttlebutt, or any random questions/thoughts you may have. But please no personal attacks and no need to correct people’s grammar. This is a place to vent and/or celebrate things about daily life in DC.

09/01/14 10:22pm

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Rukasu1

From a press release:

“New outdoor concerts will be presented in the National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden as a prelude to the upcoming concert season. Inspired by the beloved summer tradition of Jazz in the Garden, concerts take place at noon and 1:00 p.m. on Sundays during the month of September. Watch summer turn to fall while enjoying live music and a delicious brunch menu at the Pavilion Café. Served from 11:00 am to 2:00 p.m., the tempting menu includes scrambled eggs with chives, breakfast pizza, granola and yogurt parfait, fresh fruit, mimosas, and more!

On September 7, the U.S. Air Force Strings will play 19th-century French and American music in honor of Degas/Cassatt; on September 14, Ricardo Marlow and Ensemble will entertain with Flamenco music and dance; on September 21, Seldom Scene provides lively strains of bluegrass; and on September 28, the National Gallery of Art Wind Ensemble plays music by Andrew Wyeth’s favorite composers in honor of Andrew Wyeth: Looking Out, Looking In.

There are six public entrances to the Sculpture Garden: one on Constitution Avenue at 9th Street, three on 7th Street (one directly across from the Gallery’s West Building entrance), and two on the National Mall between 7th and 9th Streets NW.”

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Located off 16th Street on the Mt. Pleasant side in full golden glory is Guglielmo Marconi:

“Guglielmo Marconi, 1st Marquis of Marconi was an Italian inventor and electrical engineer, known for his pioneering work on long-distance radio transmission and for his development of Marconi’s law and a radio telegraph system. He is often credited as the inventor of radio, and he shared the 1909 Nobel Prize in Physics with Karl Ferdinand Braun “in recognition of their contributions to the development of wireless telegraphy”. An entrepreneur, businessman, and founder in Britain in 1897 of The Wireless Telegraph & Signal Company (which became the Marconi Company), Marconi succeeded in making a commercial success of radio by innovating and building on the work of previous experimenters and physicists.”

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