I have a driving etiquette/rule question that I could use your readers’ input on. It’s about whether to block cars or block bikers while I wait to safely turn right.
I drive home from work by going north on 11th St. NW and turning right onto Harvard St. NW. Harvard is one-way going east in this location. The northbound side of 11th St. consists of one lane for traffic and one lane of parked cars, with a bike lane in between.
When I turn right from 11th to Harvard, I often have to wait for pedestrians who are crossing Harvard in the crosswalk. I also have to wait for bikers (who I see in my right side mirror coming up behind me going north on 11th) to pass me on my right so I don’t hit them when I make my right turn.
While I wait with my right turn signal on, I do not start my turn and wait in front of the crosswalk because, if I do, I block the path for bikers who are going straight. (more…)
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We’re expecting our first child in December. I would love to get an update on the 2013 discussion of daycare in Petworth. We’re in the SW part of Petworth, so we’re open to places in Columbia Heights and Mt. Pleasant (and frankly, anywhere within striking distance from the S bus lines down 16th Street). What daycare centers would readers recommend? And any recommendations for good general resources for new parents in the neighborhood?”
This spring, I moved into a basement apartment for the first time – now that it is the summer, I have been surprised by the massive infestation of flies & other small bugs that convene at my entrance. There is a drain directly below my front door, which may be the source of the problem. (more…)
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What would be your one perfect day in DC?
(Where would you eat, what would you do, etc. throughout the day?)”
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I’m a native of Tastee Freez America and come summer, I’m in need of my fix of twist-cone-with-sprinkles. Unless I’m near the Mall, I inevitably end up making do with hard scoop or fro-yo, which while delicious are just not the same. What are readers’ favorite spots for a good old fashioned cone? It doesn’t have to be (and shouldn’t be!) anything fancy. Even info on where readers usually see ice cream trucks parked off the mall (I work near NoMA) would be helpful.”
If you’re looking for one with a chicken leg in it, I got you covered. Also you can find the trucks that sell soft serv outside pretty much every elementary school.
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I’m wondering if you know of any tennis instructors in the neighborhood? I’m a tennis beginner.”
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We had some noisy neighbors move next door to our row house. We have the original 1920s wooden and glass paned door and wanted to add a storm door to help curb the noise from their neighboring deck that is next to our back door. Does anyone have any recommendations on companies that install these type of doors?”
I was a split second from falling into this nonsense. There was no one around and the people working below were so far away I couldn’t even hear them, so I wasn’t even sure if there was anyone down there. This is at the corner of 7th and P in Shaw, super busy pedestrian and scooter traffic on the sidewalk. I waited around for a couple minutes to help block it. It was like at least ten feet down to the first landing, and probably 30 feet down to the concrete platform at the very bottom. (more…)
This car has flat tires, parked in an emergency no parking zone, and hasn’t been ticketed or towed – apparently for years. How is this possible?”
‘What Happened Here’ by Dan Silverman: Citizen of the District of Columbia
It was a hot day. You could practically see the steam rising from the sidewalks. But it was an even hotter night and Victor didn’t get a wink of sleep. The A/C unit overloaded in his apartment and of course the sirens were blaring like clockwork on Columbia Road, which kept Victor, or Vic as all his gambling buddies called him, up all night tossing and turning. And thinking about Holly, where was Holly tonight? He pulled his last Parliament out of a soft pack and it was cracked. Of course it was. Sleep finally came at 5:34am just as his neighbor’s dog started barking for his morning walk. Vic let out a mighty cough and a mightier curse. Of course it was a good thing for Vic that he did wake because he forgot he left his wallet at the newly reopened Habana Village down the block. (more…)
Last night, around 12:30am, a friend and I were in a Lyft home from DCA when we we pulled up to the stoplight at New Jersey Ave and New York Ave. While sitting there the individual in the car next to us starts motioning to our driver as if he needed directions or something. Our driver rolled down his window and was met with “are you an Uber driver” to which our driver responded “yes”. This led to the other driver going on a rant boasting about how he can afford his car and life without driving Uber. Naturally our driver rolled up his window and locked his doors. This set something off in the other guy and he starts screaming at us. (more…)