Photo by PoPville flickr user andy ward
Because it’s Veterans Day Weekend obviously. And now we drink.
Also, where you gonna do your day drinking tomorrow? Rob asks:
“Any idea what bars and restaurants are open tomorrow for those of us with a day off?”
“The list below details the 186 District ABC licensees approved to extend hours for the 2017 Veterans Day Holiday as part of the Extended Holiday Hours Program. For these establishments, hours may be extended:
- Beginning Thursday evening, November 9, 2017 through Saturday morning, November 11, 2017.
- Alcohol service must end by 4 am each morning, concluding the morning of Saturday, November 11, 2017 unless an enrolled establishment is required by ABRA to close earlier.”
From an email:
“In the past two months almost 700,000 Rohingya refugees have traversed the monsoon rains and bloodied fields of Myanmar into Bangladesh’s make-shift and overcrowded refugee camps. Given the scale and pace of death and devastation, the UN, Amnesty International, and Human Rights Watch have all called the violence nothing short of “ethnic cleansing” at the hands of Myanmar’s security forces.
The UN’s children’s agency (UNICEF) estimates that 60% of these refugees are children. They have witnessed their homes go up in flames, and their families and friends brutalized, raped, and murdered. In their trauma they have traversed for days over the minefields of Myanmar to reach the refugee camps of Bangladesh, which has opened its borders to them.
The ordeal of Rohingya children does not end here. Tens of thousands are now in the midst of an “acute and severe” malnutrition; and they remain vulnerable to kidnapping, sex trafficking, exploitation, and the psychological impacts of having had their lives uprooted in the most violent ways. Dozens are going missing every day.
There is a way to help, and Washington DC is coming together on the evening of November 14th at The Gibson (2009 14th St, NW) for vibrant night market inspired food and cultural experience at to help create Safe Havens for the over 400,000 Rohingya refugee children in the refugee camps of Bangladesh. (more…)
Do you happen to know what that incessant loud banging in the dupont area is? If it werent happening over and over for days, i would think it was a car crash. Found this (photo above) and it might be the culprit at the corner of 20th and Florida, next to Glen’s market, skanska construction.
I should clarify that I’m not complaining per se, but would prefer they knock it off after 7pm.”
If you’re going to buy a $1M home in DC, what are some of the must have features or deal breakers?”
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.
“Space Cat Rickie of Shaw reporting for duty!”
“This is Tego. We live in Navy Yard.”
Photos by David McAuley
The following was written by PoPville contributor David McAuley, founder of Short Articles about Long Meetings.
Last night (November 8), the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) presented plans to make Massachusetts Avenue NW “a safer corridor for vehicles and pedestrians”. DDOT showed Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 2B/Dupont that accidents occurred much more frequently in the project area – between Dupont Circle and Rock Creek Park – than normal. The frequency of rear end collisions and “side swipes” was especially high in the area, the presenters said.
As a remedy, DDOT proposes to start with the condition of the pavement. ANC2B saw evidence that well over half of the area scored “poor” on a Pavement Condition Index. This section of Massachusetts Avenue often has uneven pavement and worn pedestrian crossings, in spite of the fact that it also hosts some of Washington’s most exclusive clubs and 34 embassies.
The presenters also unveiled plans to reduce the width of the four traffic lanes in this area from 12.5 feet across to 11 feet. With the extra space, an unraised central pedestrian median, six feet wide, would be added. Commissioner Daniel Warwick (district 02) asked why there couldn’t been even narrower lanes and two-way protected bike lanes in the center. Commissioner Mike Silverstein (district 06) pointed out that this part of Massachusetts Avenue was the normal route of the Vice-President’s motorcade. The implication was that the Secret Service was likely to veto any plan that interfered with its ability to maneuver in traffic. (more…)
This rental is located at 1401 New York Ave, NE. The Craigslist ad says:
“$1721 / 503ft2 – Ivy City is the place to be! Studio going for $1721.00!
Monthly Rent: $1721.00 (15 Month Lease)
Apartment: 0 bedroom 1 bath | Square footage: 503 sq ft | Lease Terms: 13 Months – 18 Months
Lease by 11/30/2017 – Get one month free! Don’t Wait, Apply Now!!! (more…)
3628 Georgia Ave, NW
Thanks to a reader for sending from Thrive:
“Happy Hour Fundraiser!
Thursday, November 9th
5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
3628 Georgia Ave
In the face of our budget cuts, one volunteer and his mom have organized a fundraiser to help our homeless clients. Join us at DC Reynolds for cookies, a raffle, and a fun event for a great cause!
Thrive DC works to prevent and end homelessness in Washington, DC by providing vulnerable people with a wide range of services to help stabilize their lives.
Founded in 1979 to serve dinner to homeless women, Thrive DC has grown to be a comprehensive, professionally staffed, bilingual organization serving more than 2,000 men, women, and children each year.
We are a safety net for people experiencing homelessness, unemployment, housing instability, and food insecurity. With our help, our clients take the first steps toward independence and self-sufficiency.”
During the lunch rush in Dupont yesterday, I saw three illegally parked USPS trucks and a crowd of postal workers eating at the McDonalds on 17th Street. When I asked them why they could park illegally, they told me that the rules don’t apply to them and to call the police if I felt so inclined. I did so and a few minutes later a traffic officer went in and sat with them to eat. Why exactly do I get so many tickets when I miss the meter by 2 minutes?”
Photo by FstrBtrStrngr
“every tow truck in the city just rolled through Chinatown. Horns blaring and blocking traffic What is going on?”
“It’s like a steady parade of them driving east on h st honking nonstop”
UPDATE: Charlotte sends video:
“Any clue what these tow truck protests down by gallery place were all about? I missed it on the video but before this there was one pulling a coffin – and a banner saying something about pulling over for first responders??”