Sidewalks of Shame Vol. 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9…

by Prince Of Petworth January 27, 2016 at 2:55 pm 60 Comments

I told you I had a big queue…

“2nd St NW, adjacent to Carver Hall, hasn’t been touched”

“Wendy’s on NY Ave.”

Unfortunately a sh*t ton more after the jump.

“For your series Sidewalks of shame, brought you by Sorg Architects.
This is the abandoned church on 10th and V 3 days after the storm.”

“While walking down 7th St NW on Monday afternoon, I noticed that the entire west side of the block along 7th between S and T St NW was unshoveled. I also noticed that Howard University owns the property along this side of the block and had the time to clear snow out of their parking lot. I have a hard time understanding how a university is unable to abide by the law while countless private citizens and small businesses have. DC law clearly states: “Residential and commercial property owners are asked to clear their sidewalks within 24 hours of a storm’s end so pedestrians can walk safely.” What makes this even worse is that it is along a heavily traveled corridor across the street from the Shaw metro station entrance. Is DC even enforcing their own snow shoveling laws? Large organizations, such as Howard University, should especially be held accountable for violating the law.”

“The sidewalks in front of the Old Hebrew Home on 1125 Spring Rd, NW still hasn’t been shoveled. This sidewalk is a major route for the children attending Raymond Elementary. The residential side of Spring Rd has been shoveled (although the path is narrow). I submitted a report to 311, however I’m concerned it will not be addressed before school starts tomorrow. I tried calling 311 and was on hold for 30 minutes. Any ideas on what to do next?

The picture is in front of 1125 Spring Rd facing 11th.”

“Perennial offender – Park Pleasant in Mt Pleasant”

“In my 6 years in the neighborhood, this Exxon station in Brookland has never once shoveled its sidewalks. I’m not sure why I was surprised about it this time. It’s the corner of 12th and Franklin.”

“I’d like to nominate Urban League of DC, corner of 14th and Harvard NW. Hugely busy intersection with a CaBi station that is also home to a bus stop and a block from Columbia Heights Metro. For shame!”

“The developer of these “exquisite residences” coming to Rhode Island Ave. NW is failing at neighborly duties”

“Walked (or rather, glided) past the Spanish embassy’s cultural office on 16th Street. It was scary.”


“Valero (shameful) vs. Hess (great job!) just now, at east and west sides of New Jersey and Rhode Island NW. Shout out to good and bad.”



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