I live in the Forest Hills neighborhood. I’ve noticed something while walking my dog in the neighborhood. I’m a man of color with a larger dog (50/60 lbs) and I’ve noticed that when walking my sweet, friendly mutt down the street that white people go out of their way to cross the street or to avoid me entirely. At first I thought, hey maybe they think my dog isn’t friendly or maybe their dog isn’t friendly, so when approaching them, I’ll be sure to say “He’s very friendly,” but I’m almost always ignored or they say their dog isn’t nice. I wouldn’t second guess this but more often than not I notice that those same people allow their dog to meet and greet other dogs (often times bigger than mine) of white owners.
Today [yesterday], I felt was a more egregious moment. (more…)
via google maps
“Members of the Second District responded to a call for sounds of gunshots at 4500 Connecticut Avenue, NW on the Sixth Floor. Caller reported hearing 2 people arguing in the hallway and what sounded like one shot from a gun being fired. Officers arrived on the scene and found one shell casing on the floor. No reports of victim or suspect on the scene. This case is currently under investigation. Report numbers 19-057048. If anyone has any information please call the Second District detective Office at 202-715-7365 or CIC at 202-727-9099.”
5027 Connecticut Ave, NW Photo by Mary Bells Wall.
From a press release:
“Husband-wife duo Jena and Matt Carr of Little Red Fox will open Sugar Fox, a neighborhood ice cream shop and bakery, this weekend, in the Forest Hills neighborhood of Washington, D.C. The shop will offer house-made and customizable treats including ice cream by the scoop, milkshakes, cakes, and cupcakes.
Ed. Note: I guess this finally settles the neighborhood name dispute.
Winter hours: Thursday-Sunday, 12pm-9pm
From an email, Listing agents are Robert Hryniewicki, Adam T. Rackliffe and Christopher R. Leary of HRL Partners with Washington Fine Properties:
Offered at $2,695,000
A fabulous Forest Hills renovation by Coba has brought this late 1950s home a new life in the 21st century!
Two luxurious levels include 5 Bedrooms, 4.5 Bathrooms, and approx. 4,100 SF of thoughtfully re-designed living space with only the highest quality finishes and detail. Open floor plan includes a grand living space with 12.5-ft vaulted ceiling and walls of windows including sliding glass doors opening to a private rear garden allowing for seamless indoor-outdoor entertaining. Must see – like nothing else in the marketplace! (more…)
Thanks to Susan and ANC Commissioner 3F06 Monika Nemeth for passing on the news:
“I went to visit Jake’s (5018 Connecticut Ave.) this evening as they are in my SMD and was shocked to learn that they are closing permanently on Sunday. Apparently lease negotiations fell apart. They will be sorely missed.”
Jake’s American Grille opened here in February 2011. Before Jake’s this space was home to Uptown Cathay. Updates when we learn what becomes of the space.
5018 Connecticut Ave, NW photo by Monika Nemeth
5014 Connecticut Avenue, NW
From a press release:
“Morris American Bar, the whimsical Shaw cocktail haven helmed by master craftsman David Strauss, is popping up for just one night at Chevy Chase newcomer I’m Eddie Cano (located at 5014 Connecticut Avenue NW). The special evening will feature an array of cocktails from Strauss (manning the bar, alongside “shared” employee Doug Fischer), including riffs on classic Italian cocktails and Morris favorites. A selection of highlights include: (more…)
Thanks to Chris for sending from the aptly named Forest Hills.
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