Washington, DC

From the Mayor’s Office:

“Mayor Bowser today broke ground on the Fort Totten extension of the Metropolitan Branch Trail (MBT), which will connect the existing trail from John McCormack Drive in Brookland to the Fort Totten Metro Station. This is the next major milestone toward the completion of the Metropolitan Branch Trail.

“This extension is a tremendous example of how we are working together as a community to build a safer, stronger DC for pedestrians and cyclists,” said Mayor Bowser. “With this project, we’re closing key gaps in our network and providing a safe, off-street route for people traveling through the District.”

The $11 million project, which will take approximately 18 months to complete, Read More

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Photo by Laura Checovich

I’ve become so jaded that I didn’t believe it at first, thanks to Laura for confirming this coolness:

“It’s real- I took this picture this morning at Fort Fotten and the red ones are there too, going upstairs”

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This rental is located at 234 Nicholson Street, NE. The Craigslist ad says:

“$1995 / 2br – 2 ba – Amazing Condo with Brick Patio and Small Porch!

NEIGHBORHOOD HIGHLIGHTS
• Excellent Fort Totten/Riggs Park Neighborhood less than a mile walk to Fort Totten Metro Station (green, red, yellow)
• Provides terrific access to downtown DC as well as Maryland that sits just to the east.
• Walmart, Giant, Shop Rite are all in walking distance plus the Riggs Road Bus stop is at the end of Nicholson
• In walking distance to several parks including Riggs Rd Playground, Fort Totten Park, Keene Rec Center, Fort Circle Parks, plus Providence Hospital and Catholic University Campus-great location for a professor and their family, recent graduates, or doctor and family!
• Duplex home is brick appointed, fenced in backyard with brick patio and small porch.

THE HOME Read More

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116 Kennedy Street, NW

From an email:

Jackie Lee’s just started doing brunch on Saturday and Sunday starting at 11am.
Some offerings include:

Breakfast Burritos w/ Beef Brisket, Pulled Pork, Smoked Caponata, and Bacon
Wisconsin Hash Browns for 2
Chicken and Waffles
and more fun hangover food

Also, we are throwing a party this Saturday to remind people that our current political situation is NOT NORMAL…”

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116 Kennedy Street, NW

Update on the new Jackie Lee’s on Kennedy:

“We will be opening our doors at 5pm until 12am on Sunday 11/26 and Monday 11/27. We will be closed Tuesday 11/28.

GRAND OPENING is scheduled for Wednesday 11/29.”

Ed. Note: If you’ve never been before, consult the map because there is a bit of construction going on out front and it’s a little tricky if you’re not familiar with the area.

Check out their menu here.


Photo does not do justice to how sweet this bar is.

Tons more photos after the jump. Read More

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“Dear PoPville,

Have you heard anything about the big 24hr gym thats supposed to open at Ft Totten – XSport fitness? They were supposed to open this summer and have obviously missed that goal.”

XSport fitness still says “coming soon”:

“South Dakota Ave & Galloway St
Washington, DC 20011
Phone: 1-877-417-1450

Fort Totten Gym Amenities Read More

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courtesy Jackie Lee’s

I took a sneak peek of the new Jackie Lee’s at 116 Kennedy Street, NW and it’s time to get excited. Given the space and the people involved I feel like this has the potential become the Red Derby/Wonderland for the neighborhood. This is a very good thing. Stay tuned and in the meantime they are hiring servers and cooks. Those interested can email resume to [email protected]

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