425 I Street, NW
Thanks to Sam for sending this new coming soon signage for Chez Lily coming to 425 I St NW.
“Here is today’s harvest from our roof deck in Bloomingdale! We’ve already enjoyed twice as many, and we have many more ripening on the plants still!
JoAnna and Nathan in Bloomingdale”
If you get a great haul send a photo and a description to [email protected] and please include what neighborhood you grew them in.
Great Garden Haul is made possible by a generous grant from the Ben and Sylvia Gardner foundation.
Thanks to Susan for sending this: “Electric beamer on Penn NW near 17th, Sunday.”
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From a press release (apologies for the delay!):
“WHAT: Hang out dockside during MLB All-Star Week on Living Classrooms Foundation’s Education Dock at The Yards Marina and enjoy Capital Crab’s famous crab cakes, crab balls, hush puppies, coleslaw (and more). Sip on ice-cold beer at our full-service bar and take in the sweeping views of the beautiful Anacostia River. Swing by for live music between 5 pm and 11 pm. Kids are welcome! (more…)
500 8th Street, SE
Thanks to John for sending an update on the old Banana Cafe space.
Capitol Hill Corner reported:
“The menu will feature authentic Southern cooking, heavy on fried chicken, pulled pork, fried fish, collard greens, baked beans, etc. Oldenburg says that the owners will offer live jazz in the former piano bar on the second floor.”
Update on the iconic Uptown sign in Cleveland Park from the Cleveland Park Historical Society’s Carin Ruff:
“Last summer, AMC Theaters floated a proposal to replace the iconic UPTOWN sign with an AMC sign. After widespread outcry, they dropped that proposal. Last month, they submitted an application to the DC Historic Preservation Review Board to replicate the UPTOWN sign with LED lights inside red letters that would look like the existing letters, and to add smaller AMC branding to the marquee.
The CPHS Architectural Review Committee heard a presentation last week from the sign specialist hired by AMC and came away convinced that replicating the sign in LED was an acceptable solution, given the extreme deterioration of the existing sign. In addition to problems with the neon in the current sign, the attachment points of the letters to the wall are in danger of failing and there are environmental contaminants on the ledge where they sit. We should also note that we cannot prove that the current neon sign is the original one from 1936; the Historic Preservation Office isn’t sure, we aren’t sure, and the theater can only document the current sign back to 1968.
The proposed LED replacement would closely replicate the look of the current UPTOWN sign in color, warmth, reflectivity of the light elements on the surrounding body of the letters, etc., while using substantially less electricity to run 24/7. (more…)
Photo by PoPville flickr user angela n.
Around 9pm Lindsay B. Zoeller wrote:
“Anyone else in DC see the low-flying plane over H Street – Capital Hill area tonight? Very weird.”
There were also sightings in Shaw. Anyone else spot it around town? Anyone figure out the deal?
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“This is Luna (Lovegood)! She is a new resident of Wheaton, recently adopted from King Street Cats. Her little brow is permanently furrowed, which gives her a constant look of, “Are you serious? You want me to chase that stupid thing?” We are smitten! -HipHopAnonymous”
“Meet Scout of Logan Circle!”
Photo by PoPville flickr user Mr.TinDC
I’m thinking of installing a pergola on our balcony to create shade/a home for viney plants/good vibes. Does anyone have any experience with pergola kits you can buy online? There are several different retailers and I don’t really know where to start. If anyone has any experiences to share we’d be most appreciative for the intel!”
“$1800 / 1br – Excellent Tenant Available
I am an excellent tenant who takes care of my rented apartment as though it were my own. I have NEVER been late on my rent, not even once and I am very low maintenance (I handle all minor home glitches without bothering the landlord). I am a landlords dream!!!
I am writing this post because I want to find a clean, well maintained 1 BR apartment in DC, preferably in the areas of Adams Morgan, Dupont, Kalorama, or Woodley. I am open to other areas as well. I am relocating from NYC and did a little bit of apartment hunting this past week, but found nothing I really liked. So, I figured I would try to appeal to those landlords that have apartments that they really care about and are seeking the “right” tenant because they want their place cared for. (more…)