Photo by NoMa Parks Foundation
The people of both Alabama and NoMa got it right yesterday.
The park will be located at 3rd and L Street, NE. And once again – if you will it, it is no dream. The park should be open to the public in “early 2018” according to the NoMa Parks Foundation.
From a press release:
“There will be festive holiday caroling by the award-winning Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, free cocoa provided by Peet’s Coffee and a free cocktail at Wunder Garten for anyone who donates a new pair of pajamas to DC’s Holiday Pajama Drive for children in Washington’s foster care system. After caroling, the NoMa Parks Foundation will announce the name of their very first parK on 3rd and L St. NE. This event is FREE and open to ALL.
WHAT: Caroling on the Corner, Presented by the NoMa BID
WHEN: Tuesday, December 12 from 5:30-6:30PM
WHERE: 1150 1st St. NE (Corner of 1st and Pierce NE)”
Magnificent. Arguably the greatest singer song writer of my generation.
Ed. Note: I truly and genuinely love Jewel though obviously Eddie Vedder is the greatest singer song writer of my generation.
“An alert off-duty Metrobus operator is being credited with the safe recovery of loaded firearm that was carried onto the rail system this morning.
The employee observed a male subject on the platform of NoMa-Gallaudet Station shortly after 9:30 a.m. today. The male was seen showing the gun to another, unidentified individual prior to boarding an inbound Red Line train moments later.
The employee immediately called Metro Transit Police to report what he had observed and provided a detailed description of the subject. The train was intercepted by MTPD officers two stops away at Gallery Place. (more…)
2nd, Delaware and M Street, NE
Thanks to Shelley for sending from the NoMa BID:
“Exciting news: NoMa will be getting a brewery in 2018! Red Bear Brewing will establish its first location, a 100-150-seat taproom, in the ground-floor retail space at Uline Arena next to the REI flagship store. The brewery, which expects to open its doors late next summer, was founded by three fellows from Washington State who now call the Washington, D.C., area home (one of them even lives in NoMa).”
“The brewery will occupy the retail space on the M Street side of the Uline Arena next to the entrance to the REI and La Colombe Coffee. It will feature a 150-to-200-person taproom and about 15 seats in an outdoor patio, Raspet said.”
Red Bear Brewing’s Facebook says:
“Craft Beer created as a fusion of both Washingtons. Bringing the Pacific Northwest styles to Washington DC.”
From an email:
“I wanted to make sure you were aware of this holiday pop up shop, Brief Assembly., that opened in the Union Market district on the corner of 4th and Neal. It launched this past weekend and runs through Dec 23, and there is an opening party this Tuesday evening from 6-9pm. The shop was organized by two DC-based designers, Carolyn Misterek and Mallory Shelter. It features products from select and independent designers from across the country. It is a real cool shop, and offers people a different place to shop during this holiday season.
1287 4th Street NE
On Tuesday, November 28, Brief Assembly will officially kick off the holiday shopping season with our grand opening celebration! We’ll have a Tattly Tattoo parlor, live printing from local letterpress studio Typecase Industries, a photo booth, and cocktails from Republic Restoratives. We hope you can join us!”
Last year’s tree
“The holiday season is upon us once again. So, what better way to kick off the festivities than to attend the 21st Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at Union Station?
When: Wednesday, November 29, 2017 from 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Where: Union Station Main Hall, 50 Massachusetts Avenue NE
In continuation of a 21-year tradition, the Norwegian Embassy, on behalf of the citizens of Norway, will present a Christmas tree to the people of Washington, DC. (more…)
Update: 11:30 am from Brent: “Long, But not Insane”
This is in the old ShopHouse space, RIP. From CAVA:
“D.C. bred fast-casual restaurant and culinary brand CAVA will begin serving its signature balanced-yet-craveable menu at a new location in iconic city landmark Union Station beginning November 21.
To celebrate, CAVA will offer 202 free meals to the community starting at 11 am on opening day, a nod to D.C.’s longtime area code. (more…)
photo: Farrah Skeiky/Dim Sum Media
From a press release:
“After a year and a half of serving up falooda and noodles inside Union Market, the Toli Moli team of Simone Jacobson, Jocelyn Law-Yone, and Eric Wang prepares to open a cultural hub celebrating the spice diaspora: Toli Moli Burmese Bodega.
“As citizens of the world, our collective identities revolve around art, food, community, and ideas,” says Jacobson. “We love to bring people together and the bodega space is an opportunity to share with DC how we grew up eating all over the map. It’s the very definition of ‘toli moli’, a little of this and a little of that. We’re most excited about being a place that uplifts other Asian American, woman-owned, and immigrant-run businesses. This is an exciting opportunity for us to grow and bring our ‘falooda nation’ family along with us.” (more…)
K and 2nd Street, NE!
No warning, no detour signs, and no traffic control.
Neighborhood is a mess.”