Thanks to Julia for sending: “saw this guy on 17th at Decatur in Crestwood. It was prob about 6-8 inches long and my guess is that Read More
Thanks to Kevin for sending from Crestwood. He says his friends are split 50/50 on this one. We have had lots of coyote sightings recently so I’m going with that. You guys?
To the video! Read More
14 families from Crestwood collaborated to offer this response to the recent post regarding the development of a children’s play space in our neighborhood.
Many in the Crestwood community welcome and appreciate DPR’s decision to add play equipment to the green space at 18th and Argyle. While the space is occasionally used for community events like picnics, yoga and running clubs, birthday parties and soccer practices, it often sits empty. Adding play equipment expands the use of this green space and creates a walkable destination for children in the neighborhood for years to come.
A bit about the Crestwood community: Read More
“Triangle Park, located at 18th and Argyle, in Crestwood has long served as a multi-use gathering space for residents of all ages. DC government has allocated $250,000 to convert the park to a ‘nature themed playground for toddlers aged 1-6′”
How would you spend $250,000 of taxpayer money to best serve DC residents?
In a city where every penny counts, I bet you wouldn’t spend a quarter million dollars of public money on privileging the privileged by building a park on top of a park for the convenience of nanny meet-ups and toddler playdates – would you?
This very thing is happening in Crestwood and most residents don’t want it. The government administered a survey and sponsored two neighborhood meetings. They all resulted in overwhelming opposition to building a toddler playground on the neighborhood’s only open green space.
Located at the corner of 18th and Argyle Streets, the green space is the kind of park that most neighborhoods envy. It features large, two-hundred-year-old heritage trees, oaks, and magnolias that attract owl, fox, deer, squirrels, hawks, snakes, frogs, and even an occasional eagle. The open area is a gathering space for the neighborhood’s annual picnic, annual Turkey Trot, jazz festivals, food truck night, and yoga lessons. Families host birthday parties in the park, couples picnic, kids and parents play ball, dogs romp and fetch… On snow days, kids of all ages sleigh, have snowball fights, and build snowmen. During the pandemic, when city playgrounds were under lock and key, Crestwood residents were able to organize pod meet-ups. In 2020, the neighborhood used the area to host a moving vigil for George Floyd.
Residents wish to preserve city dollars and ensure equitable use of the space by keeping it as-is – a gathering place for neighbors of all ages. The community envisions a farmer’s market, more seasonal events, movies-in-the park, and camp outs -not a sprawling play structure that crowds out these possibilities for the benefit of a select few. Read More
This rental is located at Blagden Ave near Blagden Ave Nw and Alison st NW. The Craigslist ad says:
“$5,695 / 4br – 2800ft2 – Oasis in the4-bed+3 bath HOUSE with in-law/Au Pair suite. (Rock Creek Park Washington , DC) Read More
photo by Adam Fagen
Please help spread the word about this survey for Carter Barron planning. Would love to see this great venue get the much needed attention and renovations it deserves to bring life back into it! Survey closes this Friday.” Read More
At around 3:45AM this morning, a man entered my house on the 4700 block of Colorado Ave NW while my wife and I were home and took her purse off the kitchen counter. He came in through our patio door in back, which was not locked at the time.
By coincidence I happened to be awake and heard the door open, so I immediately ran after him but was too far behind to catch him. He ran down the alley, got onto a bike, and rode away. Read More
Those who regularly come in and out of Rock Creek Park via Blagden Avenue in Crestwood may have been surprised to receive $100 tickets from a stop sign camera at Blagden & Allison St. NW. The camera has been operational for several years, from what neighbors can remember, but starting around January, it started spitting out tickets at a crazy rate — and for driving and stopping behavior no reasonable person would consider unsafe. Read More
This rental is located at 14th Street NW near Alison Street. The Craigslist ad says:
“$1,800 / 1br – 1018ft2 – Spacious, Bright 1BR on 14th St (14th Street Heights) Read More