by Prince Of Petworth April 18, 2019 at 11:45 am 0

We’ve been lauding the new Adams Morgan banners and it looks like NoMa has picked up their game too!

From a press release:

“The next time you’re walking around NoMa, look up! On primary corridors, you’ll see new street pole banners featuring a variety of historical images from the area’s past, the NoMa BID logo in both normal and abstracted configurations, and a dynamic CMYK (cyan, magenta, yellow, and key, or black) color scheme. The banners, 158 in all, are part of a multifaceted effort by the BID to celebrate the neighborhood’s history.

“The BID puts up street pole banners to let people know they are in NoMa, and also to tell a story,” says Robin-Eve Jasper, BID President. “Our last set, hung in 2012 and 2014, featured graphics pointing out great things about the growing neighborhood, such as bike lanes, transit options, and beautiful landscaping where there were once empty lots. With this banner refresh, we are looking back across 150 years and highlighting things that people might not know about the area. It’s an opportunity to reveal some of NoMa’s rich history and also have a little fun.”

Eight different photographs are used for the banners, with pairs of images united by one saturated CMYK color. Each color runs for several block lengths at various points around NoMa along major roadways: North Capitol Street NE, First Street NE, the nexus of New York and Florida avenues NE, Massachusetts Avenue NE, and K, L, M, and N streets NE. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth April 9, 2019 at 11:15 am 0


Photo by flickr user airbus777

From a press release:

On the evening of Tuesday, April 9, the NoMa Parks Foundation will turn on the power for Lightweave, a dynamic and compelling light installation in the L Street NE railway underpass. Comprising six spiraling lattices of stainless steel and bent LED tubing suspended above the underpass sidewalks — three above each passageway, hung from freestanding armatures — the artwork will light up the space 24 hours a day, with LED colors changing and moving in response to sound waves from the sidewalk spaces and vibrations from trains passing overhead. Lightweave is the second of the NoMa Parks Foundation’s planned underpass “art parks” to open and was designed by interdisciplinary San Francisco art and design firm FUTUREFORMS. The first art park — Rain, in the M Street NE underpass — opened in October 2018. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth April 2, 2019 at 4:15 pm 0

And sounds downright delightful.

From NPR:

“On Wednesday, April 3, from 5-7pm join the NPR Shop for a spring shopping happy hour event. Browse the shop for that perfect gift — from public radio t-shirts, mugs, and posters, to calendars, puzzles, books, and much more. Bring your friends, mingle with other public radio fans and enjoy games, activities, and a photo booth. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth April 2, 2019 at 10:15 am 0


3rd and K Street, NE by J.D. Buchanan

J.D. asks:

“Any word on this development at the old TD Burger at 3rd and K NE?”

Back in July 2018, my protege, Barred in DC tweeted:

“NoMa folks, looks like spot, Laos in Town, is replacing the now-apparently-closed TD Burger. No other details”

On March 13th of this year ABRA reinstated their liquor license.

Still not much info except: (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth March 28, 2019 at 11:45 am 0


Inside 399 Morse Street, SE. Photo by Meaghan Webster

From a press release:

“D.C.-based restaurateur Antonio Matarazzo and chef Matteo Venini announce an April 2 opening of their upscale fast-casual pizza and street food concept, Stellina Pizzeria, in the growing Union Market District. The duo most recently worked together as managing partner and executive chef, respectively, of the city’s popular high-end Italian restaurants Lupo Verde, Lupo Verde Osteria and Lupo Marino. Their new venture – occupying a 2,000-square-foot, 88-seat footprint at 399 Morse Street NE – brings a contemporary spirit to the classic pizza counter, and taps into a new niche of fine-casual Italian dining. Meaning “little star” in Italian, Stellina has a logo of five circles representing the five points of a star, each signifying a different element of the dining experience: Italy, pizza, style, food and love. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth March 27, 2019 at 3:30 pm 0


via Green K Street March/Ride

From a press release:

“Sustainable transportation advocates from around DC will gather on Sun., Mar. 31 at 12 p.m. to call attention to the need for safety measures, including a road diet, on K Street, an essential east-west arterial that crosses North Capitol Street. K Street is an essential through-route for bike commuters, including parents and school children, as it connects connects downtown and Mount Vernon Square to the bike lanes on 4th and 6th Streets NE and the Metropolitan Branch Trail. Organizers are planning a picnic, march and bike ride from the green space at 800 K St NE to 440 K St NW. (more…)

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