How has Metro’s decreased rush hour service been impacting peoples’ commutes? How do we get the ridership data that informed WMATA’s decision about service levels? I travel from Georgia Ave to Archives, and since they reduced service (eliminated yellow line service and reduced frequency of cars), a lot of people at U Street and Shaw typically haven’t been able to board the trains, and today they closed the doors on people as they were trying to exist at Chinatown because there were so many people.”
Metrorail service levels
On Metrorail, changes are being made to service levels during rush-hours only, where trains will run every 8 minutes on each colored line, rather than every 6 minutes on most lines today. On the Red Line, trains will run every 4 minutes between Grosvenor and Silver Spring; trains between Shady Grove and Glenmont will run every 8 minutes.
The Blue Line, which today runs every 12 minutes during rush hours, will see an increase in service with trains running every 8 minutes — the same as all other lines.
Rush+ Yellow Line service between Franconia-Springfield and Greenbelt will be discontinued. During rush hours, all Yellow Line trains will operate between Huntington and Mt Vernon Square. (Yellow Line service will be extended to Fort Totten during off-peak hours.) Riders north of Mt Vernon Square should use Green Line trains for continuing service.
625 H Street, NE
Anyone take a taste? Check out Farmbird’s Menu (PDF) What’s the early word?
“At Farmbird, we want to change the way that people think about chicken. By combining the rare pleasure of a perfectly roasted chicken with the bold flavors we’ve come to love, we hope to put a new spin on the nourishing, sustainable food we grew up eating.
Our menu items are prepared from scratch daily, using fresh ingredients and classic techniques. No freezers, no fryers, no microwaves. We’re committed to serving only the highest quality, never-frozen chicken. Our birds are raised humanely on an all-vegetarian diet without growth hormones or antibiotics on regional farms in Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Delaware.”
“Ah, but a man’s reach should exceed his grasp, Or what’s a heaven for?”
Kompromat. Wisconsin Ave.
Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall. Woodley Park/Cathedral Heights masterpiece.
913 U Street, NW
From a press release:
“It’s time to dust off the wigs and turn out for a good cause. Thursday, July 13th from 5 to 8 pm, Sick Cells and The Dirty Goose will be hosting a fundraiser and awareness event for sickle cell disease (SCD). The event, taking place at 913 U Street NW, will include a fashion show by fashion designer, wig enthusiast, and an adult living with SCD, Tristan Lee. There will appearances by DC Drag Queen, Miss Labella Mafia, and local chef and foodie Renny Vonne. The event will also include have a raffle (see some of the prizes below).
Tristan is a model, actor, poet, and fashion designer. He was diagnosed with SCD at six months old and suffered a stroke when he was 9. He made an 80% recovery but used the stroke as an inspiration to start acting. In his words, “if people were going to look at me, I might as well give them something to look at.”
Tristan’s fashion line, Divo Star, is designed to raise awareness about SCD. During the event, Tristan will present 10 gender neutral looks from his collection. His pieces include summer denim rompers and overalls worn by men and women. We’ll also have a Q&A session, lead by Morenike Ayo-Vonne, to Tristan about his life with SCD.
Wiggin Out For Sickle Cell has worked with DC establishments for raffle prizes. We listed some of our favorite prizes below: (more…)
Courtesy Daikaya Group
This is awesome – represent!!
Ed. Note: PR Peeps if you send me anything that has the remotest connection to the Beastie Boys, I will post it. RIP MCA. Side Note: Here’s a Beastie Boys | Sabotage | Sesame Street Mashup and here’s an earlier, and even better one of Beastie Boys | So What’cha Want | Muppets Version.
From a press release:
“Open to the public, and beginning this month and lasting for three full months through late September 2017, critically-acclaimed Daikaya Group including Daikaya Ramen and Izakaya, Bantam King, and Haikan in Washington DC from partners Katsuya Fukushima, Yama Jewayni, and Daisuke Utagawa will be taking up residence at one of the most celebrated ramen pop-up venues located in Hokkaido, Japan. The Daikaya Group is the first non-Japanese and American ramen shop ever to be invited to participate in this high-profile ramen pop-up in Japan. The ramen pop-up space is located within the Pole Star Shopping Center; Japan, Yubinbango041-0821 Hokkaidō, Hakodate-shi, Minatochō, 1 Chome-2; 1 +81 138-62-7300. (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.
“Here is Frank enjoying the weather at Red Light, we live in Columbia Heights.”
“Sunny snuggled up in Woodley Park”
Photo by PoPville flickr user Erin
I’m looking for a reputable HVAC company, seems the majority of them are plain crooks. I can go into details of my 23k quote replacing my existing AC unit (no labor breakdown, no alternative options, I can go on)”
Ed. Note: This is the former Meridian Hill Baptist Church damaged by fire in 2008.
This rental is located at 3146 16th Street, NW. The Craigslist ad says:
“$1879 / 1br – 529ft2 – ONE MONTH FREE! for a Gorgeous Boutique Unit in Mount Pleasant!
THE VINTAGE ON 16th – ONE MONTH FREE!
In a city that’s seen it all, we invite you to take a look at a new approach to urban living. Where a century ago there stood a church, today this beautiful space has been readapted and given new life.
Introducing The Vintage, a timeless collection of boutique apartments and luxury amenities in the heart of Mount Pleasant. It’s a tightly-knit, residential neighborhood with an authentic sense of community. It’s walking distance to Metro, Columbia Heights, 14th Street, and Adams Morgan. Its stunning design, ultra-modern apartments and high-end amenities – it’s where village sensibility meets city style, and it’s truly an amazing thing to BEHOLD.
Apartment Amenities: (more…)