Photo by PoPville flickr user Joe Flood
From Lonely Planet:
“The US is a dynamic country, and its most popular cities to travel to are constantly changing, in large part due to the sharing economy. Neighborhoods once avoided are suddenly hot spots for tech companies, emerging artists and entrepreneurs.
Following Lonely Planet’s list of the coolest neighborhoods in the world – which included Frelard in Seattle and Sunset Park in New York – the travel media company asked their US-based travel experts and Lonely Planet Locals for the hottest up-and-coming neighborhoods in their cities:
- Capitol Riverfront & Yards Park, Washington DC “One of DC’s most recent reincarnations, the former Navy Yard, a commercial wharf in the 19th Century, has been completely overhauled. Formerly one of the grittier parts of the US capital, the riverfront area began to change in 2008, when it became home to Nationals Park, DC’s major league baseball stadium. These days, there are more reasons to visit here than for sport alone; the entire waterfront precinct now features an attractive boardwalk, small riverside parks and a handful of top-notch eateries.” – Kate Armstrong
Thanks to Tony for sending from 21st and Benning (above).
And thanks to Cole for sending below from 1st and L St, NW in NoMa.
If you spot a dockless bike in an odd location please send a photo in an email and mention where you spotted it to [email protected] and I’ll add it to the queue. Where’d You Find A Dockless Bike Today? is made possible by a generous grant from the Ben and Sylvia Gardner foundation.
Thanks to G for sending “a certain red-eyed beauty today at the National Gallery.”
The White Whale has been busy these last few weeks.
Thanks to Ben for sending from Edgewood.
Ed. Note: If I were to give a walking tour of these wild houses in Forest Hills – who’d be interested?
From an email:
“The National Conference of Puerto Rican Women – DC Metro Chapter and GALA Theatre are hosting a fundraiser (3333 14th St, NW) for Puerto Rico October 7 at 7pm! $25 suggested donation, with live music and a cash bar. Can’t make it? Donate here. Funds going directly to local organizations working in towns outside metropolitan areas, and NACOPRWDC is coordinating with the Hispanic Medical Association and Mercy Corps.”
“The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) today announced plans to launch a nightlife parking demonstration on Connecticut Avenue NW beginning Thursday, October 19, 2017.
The new parking program is designed to address traffic and pedestrian safety concerns generated by the growing late-night activity at area restaurants and bars.
Under the parking demonstration project, DDOT will create part-time pick up and drop off zones during the nightlife hours. To accommodate this project, DDOT will prohibit parking from 10 pm Thursday night through 7 am Sunday morning on Connecticut Avenue NW from Rhode Island to DuPont Circle.
DDOT has worked in concert with the Golden Triangle Business Improvement District, the Metropolitan Police Department, and the Department of Public Works to implement the project. The program will be evaluated after one year.”
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.
“Bonnie from Cathedral Heights. Bonnie is @delightfuldapple on Instagram”
“This is ET’s Bean of Capitol Hill on a faux wolf pillow.”
Well, here’s a new one! Today around 3:20pm on Capitol Hill a disgruntled Little Free Library patron was apparently fed up with our disappointing selection and decided to leave us a note to let us know. Curious if anyone else has received such a message.
I have so many questions for this person. Did he come by with the intention to leave this note or was it a spur of the moment decision based on our current inventory? Was this note meant for us specifically or all patrons who take and leave books? Shall we institute a survey to find out what kind of books he’d like to see in the future and then ask people to knock on our door to make sure their books pass muster before dropping them off? Was the item on which he wrote this message (a wooden Halloween ghost, I believe?) something he brought along with him and what significance does it have? He took a photo; has he posted it somewhere? Some sort of LFB hate group, perhaps?
WTF? I can’t stop laughing at the absurdity of it all.”