From an email:
“The SAPAN Institute is a non-profit South Asian performing arts group here in DC. We are made up young professionals who volunteer our time to hone our love for South Asian arts, often combining it with Western and American art forms and influences.
We have a major original production coming up on August 12. The show, FRACTURE, uses music, dance, AND theatre to portray a theme that is almost always relevant—War, and the way it affects all parties (citizens, soldiers, leaders) from both sides in similar ways. You can find more information about us and the show itself at our website.”
Holy smokes. Thanks to Clare for sending:
“Some friends and I got stuck on the Potomac during the storm last night. Hid in the storm drain from hail and lightning, then had to book it to beat the flash flood – all of us managed to stay on our boards!”
That is scary as hell – glad you all made it out safely!!
Photo by PoPville flickr user Kevin Wolf
I live in an apartment on U St NW that shares an alley with town homes/condos on Willard St NW.
There is a home that has been purchased by a developer and is being remodeled. The work on the home has been going on for 3-4 months already and doesn’t look near completion.
EVERY work day this week, the construction vans have been blocking the alley. there is another entrance/exit to the alley, but the way my car is parked in my spot makes it impossible to use that entrance when leaving my spot. This week has been particularly bad, but I’d wager that they block the alley on a 3 day average.
The workers are less that friendly and have taken over 5 minutes to move their van, often cursing or giving me the finger. Admittedly, I’ve been pretty frustrated and rolled down my window and yelled “you can’t block the alley!”
They drive a van that is unmarked, I’ve looked at the house, and there is no company named. The permits are all ambiguous and do not have a contact number for each service (plumbing, electrical, windows, etc). I’ve called 311 several times to have parking enforcement or DDOT come out, since they do not have a permit to block the alley, but it can take up to 2 hours for service.
Is there anything I can do? It’s so frustrating to have our alley blocked. I know there are other issues with the construction, because there is a “work stoppage” sign on the building now. But that just limits the amount of work; the construction guys are still there every day. From talking with a couple neighbors, I’m not the only one who is frustrated.”
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When you think of Pie, what do you think of? Do you think of apple pie, with its hearty filling, warm essence of cinnamon, delicate top crust, and a sweet scoop of vanilla ice cream on top?
Vehicles and people are still attempting to use the alley between The General Scott and The Darcy Hotel. This is a dangerous situation. Someone keeps removing the yellow tape at the Scott Circle entrance.”
This rental is located at 230 Rhode Island Ave, NE. The Craigslist ad says:
“$1881 / 1br – 3rd & Rhode | Newly Renovated | Historic
This gorgeous community is located on the southeast corner of Rhode Island Ave. NE and 3rd Street. 3rd and Rhode is a historic building with a dramatic renovation that honors the architectural elegance of the building, while modernizing its interiors. As we finalize our renovation, we are offering amazing move-in specials.
-Water, Trash, Sewer
-Residents are responsible for: cooking gas, electricity, and cable/internet
APARTMENT FEATURES: (more…)
Ed. Note: Let’s take this opportunity to remember one the most, well, uh, memorable, posts about a yelp review “we can prove that Emma. C from Yelp is not the girl that pooped at their restaurant”
From the Mayor’s Office:
“Today, Mayor Muriel Bowser and Yelp co-founder and CEO Jeremy Stoppelman announced that the global technology company has signed a lease for a new office in Washington, DC. The expansion will bring 500 new jobs to the District over a five-year period with at least half of the positions targeted for DC residents. (more…)
DC Water started construction on the First Street Tunnel project in Bloomingdale in 2014. Before construction began, they visited most homes in the neighborhood to perform pre-construction surveys and document existing home conditions. We completed this survey because the construction of the tunnel would happen less than 100 feet from our house.
Over the course of the construction of the tunnel, our home started to exhibit cracks in the dry wall that were indicative of foundation damage. The addition to our home, built in the early 2000s started to pull away from the original house. A structural engineer and a foundation repair company both confirmed the damage, which was not present in the pre-construction survey nor in our home inspection completed in 2013.
At the conclusion of the project, DC Water sent requests for claims associated with the construction to be managed by their insurance company, ESIS. I filled out the claim, provided documentation and they followed up with site vists from not one, but THREE engineers of their own. (more…)
via Metro Transit Police
“Metro Transit Police detectives are seeking the public’s assistance to identify a person of interest in multiple incidents of voyeurism (upskirting) and at least one reported sexual abuse incident that occurred at Columbia Heights Metrorail Station on Wednesday evening.
Yesterday afternoon, an adult female contacted Transit Police via Metro’s online harassment reporting system. The victim reported that she was exiting Columbia Heights Station using the ascending escalator at approximately 7:40 p.m. Wednesday when she felt a hand up her skirt. The victim left the area, while the suspect returned into the station. (more…)
Looking for a home? There are plenty of houses and condos open for viewing this weekend.
Below are a few highlights that are new-ish to the market OR just had their price reduced. For the entire list click here.
4005 7th Street NE #2
Agent: Melissa Terzis
Open Sunday 12-3PM
List Price: $425,000
2/2 in Brookland for under $500k.
5120 Upton Street NW
Agent: Susie Maguire
Open Saturday: 2-4PM
Open Sunday: 1-4PM
List Price: $1,599,000
New year, new price for this Cape Cod in Spring Valley.