86°Partly Cloudy

Faded Bloomingdale Banners – Fix Them? or Ditch Them?

by Prince Of Petworth January 4, 2017 at 1:30 pm 22 Comments

bdale-banner

“I’m sitting outside of the bloomingdale dry cleaners on Rhode Island ave and just noticed these street marker-kind-of banners… any idea who manages? How I could get replaced? They’re all sun-bleached and the picture is just row houses (kind of redundant) and a small “BLOOMINGDALE”.”

I would inquire with the Bloomingdale Civic Association. But what do you guys think about the banners – replace them with new ones or go banner-less?

You can see all forum topics and add your own here. If you are having trouble uploading your question please email me at princeofpetworth(at)gmail Please Note this is NOT an events calendar.

  • Truxtoner

    Same, but Truxton Circle.

    • dc_anon

      They looked nice when installed 8-9 years ago, I think it was BACA that did the funding/grant writing legwork to get them installed at the time. The first st tree iron tree boxes were a similar grant/project.

  • Khris

    It would be nice to have local artists spray paint murals on them.

    • Tom

      +1, I live on that block and I would much rather see some of this than restored or reprinted versions of the existing works.

  • Anon. no. 5

    I think sometime recently the BCA wanted to have them replaced with the metal ones like along H St NE. Not sure what happened to that idea. I think the city does the funding.

    • K

      The District does the Permitting. The local/ neighborhood group does the funding.

      • Anon. no. 5

        Ah thanks for the info!

    • Anon

      I’d definitely throw down for something nice. Get it together BCA!

      • Bloomy

        +1

      • AP

        + 1

  • AnonV2

    They’ve been that way for a few years now, the one outside of Big Bear resembles a tattered rag. It would be nice to see a replacement, but only if they were made of something more durable like sheet metal. Around the same time they had planters installed along with some of the banners, but I don’t think any plan to water them, with predictable results.

  • K

    In my neighborhood they are put up and and managed by the civic association. But a ‘Main Streets’ program probably manage them in neighborhoods without an active civic association. They require a permit per banner from DDOT. I think they were like $50 dollars when our neighborhood did them.

  • B’Dale Res

    It definitely symbolizes the state of the neighborhood with DCWater tearing up he streets for years on end.

  • jonah

    The lone Petworth banner is still up on New Hampshire. They were funded by an ANC grant. The name of this site rings a bell http://princeofpetworth.blogspot.com/2007/02/you-gotta-be-kidding-me.html

  • Bdylan89

    Same issue with the one’s in Eckington.

  • Shawnnnnn

    I’m sure the Donald will take care of this. He’s going to make Bloomingdale great again.

  • Anon

    Save Our Banners!

  • reality

    I like them – I say replace! I lived in Eckington for 5 years and always wondered who would replace those ones as well.

  • Meese is a Pig!

    In either case the tattered remains should be ditched until some other solution is agreed upon. As is they really look like sh*t.

  • karen

    I would love to see the banners replaced with flower pots the way they have in Georgetown. I think the banners are looking a bit dated/ragged and it would be nice to clean them up and out.

  • patricia mitchell

    REPLACE OR GO BANNER-LESS. Long overdue!

×

Subscribe to our mailing list