Photo by Andrew Bailey
D’oh! While there were reports of enforcement witnessed this is quite the picture. Thanks to Andrew for sending at 9am this morning:
“I don’t think this is how these new red bus lanes on I St. NW are supposed to work…
Seems to still be some confusion…the sign says right-turns are OK, but how about when there are bus stops at the same corner? Then again, DC isn’t known for having the clearest signage…”
Ed. Note: These dedicated bus lanes are set for AM Peak: 7:00 AM – 9:30 AM
PM Peak: 4:00 PM – 6:30 PM. Since this was the first day hopefully continued enforcement will help work out the kinks. If this is indeed a kink.
Photo by PoPville flickr user Lucas Keene
From the National Gallery of Art:
“A beloved DC summer tradition, the National Gallery of Art’s Jazz in the Garden concert series will kick off its 2019 season on Friday, May 17. In addition to the return of audience favorites like Black Masala, Son del Caribe, and the Funky Dawgz Brass Band, this year’s lineup will feature new performers like Rob Curto’s Forró for All, Adwela & the Uprising, and The Bailsmen. Every Friday evening from 5:00 to 8:30 p.m. through August 23, 2019, the Gallery will invite visitors to spend an evening among the Sculpture Garden’s monumental works of art set to tunes ranging from African fusion and go-go to New Orleans Dixieland and salsa.
Highlights of this year’s schedule include the 13th year of collaboration between Jazz in the Garden and the DC JazzFest with a performance by Shannon Gunn on June 7. Visitors can enjoy new additions to the outdoor grill menu–a banh mi turkey burger with ginger soy aioli and Asian slaw and a teriyaki Impossible burger with pineapple chutney–and the Pavilion Café’s menu indoors.
The National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden is located along Constitution Avenue and Madison Drive between 7th and 9th Streets NW.
Weather-related updates are available on the Gallery’s website at nga.gov/jazz, Twitter feed @ngadc, or by calling (202) 289-3360. For the safety of visitors and works of art, access to the Sculpture Garden is monitored and will be limited if the space becomes too crowded.
May 17- Rob Curto’s Forró For All (Brazilian folk jazz)
May 24- Futurist (Alternative modern)
May 31- Billy Price (Blues)
June 7- Shannon Gunn* (Jazz Trombone) *in collaboration with the DC Jazz Festival
June 14- Adwela & the Uprising (Reggae)
June 21- Black Masala (Ethno-funk)
June 28- Hendrik Meurkens Quartet (Jazz harmonica and vibraphone)
July 5- The JoGo Project (Jazz and go-go)
July 12- Elikeh (African fusion jazz)
July 19- Miles Stiebel (Jazz violin)
July 26- Incendio (Instrumental world guitar)
August 2- Son del Caribe (Pan-Caribbean salsa)
August 9- The Bailsmen (Gypsy jazz and vintage swing)
August 16- Dixie Power Trio (New Orleans Dixieland jazz)
August 23- Funky Dawgz Brass Band (Funk and hip-hop)
Refreshments from the Pavilion Café
Guests may purchase refreshments from a special menu of appetizers, sandwiches, pizzas, and salads indoors at the Pavilion Café, or may purchase sandwiches and burgers from the outdoor grill on the patio. A variety of beverages, including beer, wine, sangria, and sodas, is sold on-site. Outside alcoholic beverages are strictly prohibited and subject to confiscation. View the full Jazz in the Garden menu at pavilioncafe.com/jazz.”
Inside 1090 I Street, NW courtesy Momofuku CCDC
From an email:
“Momofuku CCDC announces the opening of a dedicated to-go counter just inside the front door of the CityCenterDC restaurant. Executive chef Tae Strain’s lunch and dinner menus will be available to order from the counter, with dishes prepared and packaged with carryout in mind.
The new to-go counter is launching alongside a revamped lunch menu that’s packed with mobile-friendly items like scallion bing wraps — Chinese flatbreads filled with cumin-spiced lamb, rotisserie pork shoulder or edamame falafel. (more…)
1850 M Street, NW
Thanks to Sienna for sending: “Signs are being put up this morning for a new Roti at the corner of 19th and M in the old Wells Fargo space.”
You can see Roti’s menu here. Updates as they get closer to opening.
Photo by PoPville flickr user Julian Ortiz
From the Mayor’s Office:
“Mayor Muriel Bowser showcased plans to design and build the K Street Transitway, a major streetscape project on K Street NW with dedicated bus lanes, enhanced bicycle accessibility, and safer pedestrian intersections. The project is projected to improve bus speeds by 30 percent for an estimated 40,000 daily bus passengers.
“As DC continues to grow and prosper, we need to reimagine our major roadways for the 21st century with infrastructure improvements that make public transportation more efficient and reliable for residents who rely on it,” said Mayor Bowser. “The K Street Transitway project will transform Downtown with dedicated bus lanes, protected bike lanes, redesigned sidewalks, and safer intersections to help keep DC moving and growing.” (more…)
1120 19th Street, NW
Thanks to 20003ist for the Greek Deli closure update last night: “Signs are off.” And Kevin quickly confirmed “Reopening tomorrow.” [Today].
“Luckily, a medium-term solution has been reached. A variance was delivered from the Mayor’s Office on Tuesday afternoon allowing the Greek Deli to share neighbor Nooshi’s restrooms through April 2020. (more…)