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“Any one going to California
Any one going to California i could use a ride .. to get the Fuck out of DC
Ed. Note: If you reconsider, Greg, you are always welcome to vent with us.
1400 Irving Street, NW (formerly Acre 121 and Commonwealth Gastro Pub)
From an email:
“Our new brunch menu at Roubaix includes classics such as Eggs Benedict, Florentine, Gravlax (with house smoked salmon) as well as our own spin on frittata and Belgian Waffle. Brunch starts on Saturday and Sunday at 10:30 am.
Also, we’ve kicked off our weekday happy hour from 5 pm – 7pm.
$4 National Bohemian tall boys
$5 Wine and Well cocktails
$6 Fat Tire / Palm / Peroni / Blanche de Chambly”
Check out the full brunch menu after the jump. (more…)
Streets of Washington, written by John DeFerrari, covers some of DC’s most interesting buildings and history. John is the author of Historic Restaurants of Washington, D.C.: Capital Eats, published by the History Press, Inc. and also the author of Lost Washington DC.
(photo by the author)
The powerful and influential Mary Foote Henderson, whom we’ve previously profiled, commissioned an impressive collection of palatial houses on Meridian Hill in the early years of the 20th century. One of the most prominent of these is the imposing Beaux-Arts mansion at the corner of 16th Street and Kalorama Road NW, which originally served as the French Embassy when it was completed in 1907. This well-preserved building, now home to the Council for Professional Recognition, is a striking expression of Henderson’s vision of Washington as an elegant equal to Paris, with Sixteenth Street its Champs-Élysées. (more…)
Thanks to Brandie Sasser for sharing this wild photos:
“Look at the fog/smoke coming off the Potomac as the ice sheets melt and hit the 65 degree air. It’s incredible.”
If you have any animal/pet photos you’d like to share for the regular fix 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. AdoPtville is run by two volunteers who compile these pets weekly from local shelters.
Bradley is looking for a new home and new luck in the New Year. He’s had a genuinely rough life – he was rescued from an abusive situation where he had to be removed by police. While Bradley still bears the physical scars of his abuse, he is a gentle and submissive dog, who is good with other dogs and all people. Despite his horrible past, he has never shown aggression, and is very loving and sweet. Approximately 5 years old, Bradley is a black Labrador / American Staffordshire Terrier mix. He is crate- and house-trained, and is working on his leash skills too – he loves walks! He’s a solid guy – weighs about 70 lbs., but his foster mom calls him a big love bug! Bradley’s foster family also advises that he is snuggly, playful, and is loving the attention and affection that comes with living in a kind home. Now he’s ready to find his forever family, where he can show off his resilience and gentle temperament. To apply to adopt Bradley, please go to http://worthydog.org/adopt/
Buster is a young fellow in search of his forever home! Rescued from a hoarding situation, he is approximately 3 years old, and is a total sweetheart! Buster’s personality is as awesome as his face is handsome – he’s friendly, gentle, loving and very mellow. Buster adores his foster family and purrs happily when being showered with the affection he deserves! Due most likely to fighting for survival in his hoarding situation, Buster is FIV-positive, but is currently very healthy. While FIV sounds scary, it cannot be transmitted to humans or dogs – in fact, it only gets transmitted between cats due to deep puncture bites. So Buster can definitely share a home with other pets, just not ones that like to fight. He will need to have high-quality food and regular veterinary care, but all good kitties want that! To learn more about or apply to adopt Buster, please check out his webpage at http://www.kingstreetcats.org/
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Is there a consensus on the most accurate app to track bus and metro arrivals? I’ve used different apps before but they all periodically seem to stop working. It would be great to have a good schedule so I’m not sitting forever or conversely walking to the stop as the bus whizzes by.”
This rental is located at 410 Ridge Street, NW. The Craigslist ad says:
“$1395 / 1br – 500ft2 – Fabulous 1 bed 1 ba apartment. W/D. AC. 3 blks Metro.
Lovely 1 bedroom 1 bathroom apartment.
Cute bright basement flat on Ridge Street NW between 4th and 5th Streets and M and N Streets. 2 blocks to Mt Vernon Sq/ 7th St Metro. Easy access to 395/295 motorway. Easy walk to City Vista (2 blocks to Safeway, Busboys & Poets, Starbucks, and more). 5 blocks to Giant’s new flagship store at Market at O. What a superb central location…….Hop on over to Chinatown, Georgetown Law, Union Station, U Street corridor, and all that downtown DC has to offer.
Neutral decor throughout.
Brand new Washer Dryer.
Brand new carpet.
$1395 plus elec/water. Move in now!
COMMUNITY FEATURES (more…)
In addition to the Rock Creek cleanup event.
From Washington Parks & People:
“We’re having two Martin Luther King Jr Day of Service Park Revitalization events that are free and open to the public at both Meridian Hill/Malcolm X Park and Marvin Gaye Park. We’re going to be collecting trash, removing invasive species, and celebrating the legacy of Dr. King. All ages are welcome to come out!
Interested in volunteering with Washington Parks & People? Contact [email protected] with your information today!”
Photo by PoPville flickr user Jim Havard
From the Mayor’s Office:
“Today, in honor of the Year of the Anacostia, Mayor Bowser announced significant conservation and investment commitments for Kingman and Heritage Islands. The Mayor directed the DC Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE) to designate portions of both islands as a State Conservation Area and the southern area of Kingman Island as a Critical Wildlife Area. The State Conservation Area designation mimics the federal covenant for the islands, restricting their use to environmental, educational, and recreational purposes. In addition, the Mayor also announced a new $4.7 million investment for educational and recreational improvements on the islands.
“Our goal is a fishable, swimmable Anacostia River, and over the past few years, we have made tremendous progress toward that goal. However, there is more to do, and these conservation designations and this new funding will help us get that work done,” said Mayor Bowser. “Efforts and investments like these are how we will become the healthiest, greenest, and most sustainable city in the world.”
Consistent with the Kingman Island & Heritage Island Planning and Feasibility Study, the new investment will support outdoor classrooms, bathrooms, and accessible routes and pathways for visitors to the islands. (more…)