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by Prince Of Petworth November 14, 2017 at 10:55 am 0

I’ve been getting pretty regular queries about what’s coming next to the Giant and Blue Mercury in Cathedral Heights – now we know – a Proper Topper pop up! From the owners:

“We are planning to open on Friday, Nov. 24th, in the space adjacent to Blue Mercury at the corner of Wisconsin and Newark. We’ll be there (10 – 8 M – F, 10 – 6 Sat, 12-5 Sun) through the end of December … and perhaps beyond.

My Dupont shop — where I’ve been since 1995, believe it or not! — continues to thrive, and we’re working on plans to expand that location in 2018.

In both locations, we’ll have an abundance of local goods, including our own DCProper collection of shirts and hats; in-store pick up for online purchases; curbside service for shoppers on the fly. Plus great play lists heavy on local music, and the friendliest staff around.Let Amazon try to match that : )”


Dupont location at 1350 Connecticut Ave, NW via Proper Topper

by Prince Of Petworth October 3, 2017 at 9:30 am 0


Photo by PoPville flickr user Eric P.

From a press release:

“Washington National Cathedral will join churches across the country as it rings the Bourdon (funeral) Bell on Tuesday, October 3, in memory of those killed last night in Las Vegas. The Right Rev. Mariann Edgar Budde, Episcopal bishop of Washington, will be joined by local and national religious leaders representing many faiths. Their message is to take a moment for prayer while also urging a national conversation to end gun violence. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth September 6, 2017 at 12:45 pm 0


Photo by PoPville flickr user Eric P.

Thanks to a reader for passing on this letter:

“Dear friends,

Two years ago, following a tragic shooting at a church in Charleston, S.C., then-Dean Gary Hall called for the removal of two stained glass windows at the Cathedral that honor Confederate Generals Robert E. Lee and Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson.

At that time, we began a process to engage this community in deep questions of racial justice, the legacy of slavery and God’s call to us in the 21st century. Over the past two years, we have heard from deeply passionate voices who have engaged with us and held us accountable to this process, and we thank them.

The programs we have hosted, the conversations within our community and national events have brought greater focus on the key question facing us: Are these windows, installed in 1953, an appropriate part of the sacred fabric of a spiritual home for the nation?

After considerable prayer and deliberation, the Cathedral Chapter voted Tuesday to immediately remove the windows. The Chapter believes that these windows are not only inconsistent with our current mission to serve as a house of prayer for all people, but also a barrier to our important work on racial justice and racial reconciliation. Their association with racial oppression, human subjugation and white supremacy does not belong in the sacred fabric of this Cathedral.

These windows will be deconsecrated, removed, conserved and stored until we can determine a more appropriate future for them. The window openings and stone work in the Lee-Jackson Bay will be covered over until we determine what will go in their place.

There are several things that we know to be true: (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth April 27, 2017 at 2:15 pm 13 Comments

rental

This rental is located at 3051 Idaho Ave, NW. The Craigslist ad says:

“$900 / 1br – FANTASTIC NATURE VIEWS FROM TOP FLOOR ONE BEDROOM

THIS ONE WILL NOT LAST
QUIET PEACEFUL NATURE VIEWS FROM VERY LARGE 1 BEDROOM
HAS NEWER APPLIANCES, EAT-IN KITCHEN, PANTRY
LOTS AND LOTS OF CLOSETS WITH VERY LARGE LIVING ROOM
PRIVACY, BALCONY
NEAR METRO, METRO BUS STOPS IN FRONT AND IS ALSO REGULAR BUS
NEAR GROCERY
PARK WITH POOL AND GYM RIGHT ACROSS THE STREET
FORWARD ME YOUR EMAIL FOR MORE DETAILS
RENT INCLUDE ALL UTILITIES”

by Prince Of Petworth April 20, 2017 at 2:15 pm 10 Comments

2844 Wisconsin Ave NW

This rental is located at 2844 Wisconsin Ave, NW. The Craigslist ad says:

“$1395 / 465ft2 – Beautiful Pool – Oversize Studio – Utilities Included – Microwave Too!

rental

The Garfield House
2844 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20007
$1,395/mo

KEY FEATURES
Sq Footage: 465 sqft.
Bedrooms: Studio
Bathrooms: 1 Bath
Lease Duration: 1 Year
Deposit: $0
Pets Policy: Cats & Dogs OK
Laundry: Laundry Room in Building
Property Type: Apartment

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by Prince Of Petworth April 20, 2017 at 11:00 am 1 Comment

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Stephen writes:

“Noticed this pious Red-tailed at the National Cathedral this past Easter Sunday.”

If you spot a hawk or any other bird of prey or any interesting wildlife around town, lunching or otherwise, and get a good photo please send in an email where you spotted it to [email protected] and I’ll add it to the queue. Hawks around Town is made possible by a generous grant from the Ben and Sylvia Gardner foundation.

More shots after the jump. (more…)

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