“The DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) was informed that there was a piece of playground equipment (the firetruck playground equipment) that could be hazardous. DPR’s Risk Management Department went to the site to inspect the equipment. Upon arrival, they noticed the piece of equipment was not there. DPR researched internally to see if the equipment was removed and also reached out to our sister agency – Department of General Services (DGS) to see if they had removed the equipment. Neither DGS nor DPR removed the firetruck playground equipment. MPD has been notified.
Neither DPR nor DGS removes equipment without notifying the community.
DPR has contacted the vendor, which supplied the original beloved firetruck playground equipment. We are researching the cost and availability of firetruck playground equipment.”
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.
That was fast! All Purpose opened in Shaw, to great reviews, back in May. Now they’ll be coming to Navy Yard. Their liquor license placard says:
“A fast, casual café-style restaurant with bar which shall serve pizza and Italian food with recorded music. Total number of seats: 90. Total Occupancy Load: 105. Total number of Summer Gardens: 2. Total number of Summer Garden seats: 100.”
“Snack peppers and Green Zebra tomatoes from my balcony garden in Takoma. Not pictured – the enormous quantity of Sungold tomatoes I’d just eaten.”
Ed. Note: When your gardens start to get full of tomatoes, cucumbers, whatever you’re growing – send an email to [email protected] with Garden Haul in the title and please include the neighborhood where you grew it. Labor Day is the cut off to send yours in!
“On Tuesday, August 23, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Chipotle Mexican Grill will host a Washington Humane Society-Washington Animal Rescue League fundraiser across all downtown D.C., Bethesda, Rockville and Silver Spring Chipotle locations. When customers dining at any of these locations mention the fundraiser at the register, Chipotle will donate 50 percent of the proceeds to the Washington Humane Society-Washington Animal Rescue League.
Chipotle is looking forward to supporting the Washington Humane Society-Washington Animal Rescue League, an animal welfare agency that provides comfort and care to over 60,000 animals annually.”
“The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) is seeking comments on a proposed rulemaking which would establish a process for neighborhoods to modify or expand residential permit parking restrictions. In an effort to address concerns from neighborhoods that are experiencing parking pressures from surrounding activity centers DDOT is proposing to establish clear criteria for the modification of RPP parking and for creating resident-only parking on established RPP blocks. In addition, the proposed rules would clarify and update a number of current parking and parking related regulations.
The proposed rules may be reviewed and comments submitted here.
Although the published rules indicate the time for submitting written comments will close in thirty days, DDOT has officially extended the comment period to a full 60 days (more…)
If you have any animal/pet photos you’d like to share please send an email to princeofpetworth(at)gmail(dot)com with ‘Animal Fix’ in the title and say the name of your pet and your neighborhood. Your photos will go into the queue (usually 2 weeks wait) and will be posted in the order I receive them. If you’ve already entered your pet and would like to do so again – that’s no problem – just space the entries out a bit. Please try to send horizontal photos 640×480 (medium size on your iphone) if possible. If you’re not using an iphone any size is fine.
“Beaufort of Dupont, rocking out”
“Colby or “The Colby Monster” from Petworth”
“Charlie (top) and Rigsby from Brightwood get the most out of one box.”