202 M Street, SE
Well happy Wednesday indeed!! In scuttlebutt from a tipster who has a 100% accuracy rating (please no jinx, knock wood, knock wood) – the best pizza in D.C. is opening another branch in Navy Yard. I hear the former Il Parco space will become none other than a Wiseguy Pizza. But that’s not all. Those who remember the Parco/Park Tavern space remember there is a nice bar space so expect some serious beer options. In addition to the pizza expect some gelato and coffee options as well. Updates when confirmation comes.
Photo by REY LOPEZ
From a press release:
“Highly anticipated ‘Fine Fast Casual’ Indian restaurant RASA (1247 First Street, SE) from the dynamic next generation DC-based hospitality duo Rahul Vinod and Sahil Rahman is scheduled to open on Wednesday, December 6th for lunch and dinner service. RASA will be open daily from 11:00am to 10:00pm.
Photo by REY LOPEZ
Check out the full RASA Final Menu December 2017 (PDF)
Located in the ground floor of the F1RST Residences within the vibrant Capitol Riverfront neighborhood, RASA has been a culinary project in the making since co-founders Rahul and Sahil were attending high school in Montgomery County. The sons of celebrated hospitality veterans and longtime business partners Chef K.N. Vinod and Surfy Rahman of Indique and Bombay Bistro, Rahul and Sahil grew up in their family’s vibrant restaurants, and were quite literally born into the hospitality industry. Growing up in restaurants, they quickly realized that many people had preconceived notions about Indian cuisine, and at a young age began dreaming about ways to make the meals they grew up loving more accessible to a larger audience of diners. (more…)
From a press release:
“WHAT: Light Yards, the month-long holiday celebration of light at The Yards, is returning for its third year, featuring an interactive light installation on the waterfront. Four spherical globes, ranging in size from 8 to 22 feet in diameter, will be featured with shadow theater technology projecting awe-inspiring holiday visuals. Each sphere will feature different interactive elements, such as a selfie globe – that allows participants to become part of the art – and globes that react to projected light.
After touring festivals around the world in Moscow, Brussels and Jerusalem, the internationally-travelled light installation, is making its way to D.C. at the The Yards. Adults and children alike are invited to visit the enormous glowing globes starting on opening night, Wednesday, November 29, through Monday, January 1 from 6 to 10 p.m. (more…)
via google maps
“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Sexual Assault Unit seek the public’s assistance in identifying and locating a suspect in connection with a First Degree Sexual Abuse offense that occurred on Monday, November 27, 2017, in the Unit block of M Street, Southwest.
Between 12:30 am and 1:45 am, the suspect approached a female victim that was walking at the listed location. The suspect grabbed the victim from behind and pushed her to the ground. During the confrontation, the suspect sexually assaulted the female victim. The suspect then fled the scene on foot.
The suspect is described only as a male of unknown race.
Anyone who has information regarding this case should call police at 202-727-9099. Additionally, information may be submitted to the TEXT TIP LINE by sending a text message to 50411.”
courtesy Willow 1331 4th St, SE #108 on Water Street at 4th
“We are excited to announce the opening of our Navy Yard location! Willow, which opened its first shop in Petworth in 2011, offers clothing and gifts for women, men, and children. The brand adds a distinctive local twist with DC neighborhood-inspired gifts and clothes designed in-house by members of the Willow team.
Be one of the first 100 people through the door and receive a complimentary Willow-designed Navy Yard shot glass!
Join us for celebratory cupcakes and cocktails.
We can’t wait to see you in the Navy Yard!”
A Navy Yard resident emails us this complaint to 311’s seeclickfix:
“My white Nieghbor’s has been doing a lot of racial profiling and constantly calling the police on residents because we’re enjoying the weekends out side with our kids after 9pm but no later than 11pm. My fiancé and I just had to have a meeting with the white neighbors because they wanted to meet my fiancé and wanted to know our business. A sign was put up through out the Nieghbor hood claiming to be developed by the home owner’s Committee. These white people has come outside recording the residents and their guest, constantly reporting complaints about residents and guest to the to management office.”
And respect for calling it Navy Yard Cava and not the godforsaken Capitol Riverfront affront even though there’d be some sweet alliteration. Damn it, they hedged, they HEDGED:
Oh well, whatcha gonna do? The powers that be are strong indeed. Anyway they are delicious so stay tuned for H Street, NE.
Photo by PoPville flickr user Pablo Raw
Winter(ish) is coming.
From a press release:
“The Capitol Riverfront Business Improvement District is pleased to announce the opening of the Canal Park Ice Rink for the 2017-2018 Winter Season in mid-November. Canal Park Ice Rink remains the only ice rink in the city with a unique figure-eight skate path and half a block from a metro stop. The Canal Park dancing water jets will be turned off by October 31st to permit ice rink construction, and the ice rink will open as soon as construction is complete.
The grand opening celebration is set for Friday, November 17th from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, but the rink will be open regular hours that day as well. (more…)
Photo via BZA files
The following was written by PoPville contributor David McAuley, founder of Short Articles about Long Meetings.
JP Morgan Moves to Protect Its Capitol Yards Real Estate
Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 6D/Waterfront has found a powerful ally – JP Morgan Asset Management – in its protest of zoning relief for a proposed new apartment building at 100 K Street SE.
The 150-year-old multinational has hired local attorneys Holland & Knight to represent the interests of the property next door at 909 New Jersey Avenue SE, which it bought on behalf of institutional investors in 2012.
The developers of 100 K Street SE, GH Group LLC, are proposing to raze the auto body shop currently on the site and build a 12-story mixed-use building with 34 apartments. According to DC zoning, no window in a new residential building of this type shall be within 40 feet of existing windows. (more…)
Photo by PoPville flickr user Tim Brown
Ed. Note: GO NATS!!!
“Mayor Muriel Bowser and Metro General Manager/CEO Paul J. Wiedefeld today announced that Metrorail will remain open an additional hour tonight for fans attending the Nationals/Cubs game at Nationals Park, as well as the grand opening of The Wharf development in Southwest DC, thanks to Exelon and Pepco.
The cost of the extended service – $100,000 – is being funded by Exelon, the parent company of Pepco.
After Metro’s regular closing time, four stations — Navy Yard-Ballpark, Waterfront, L’Enfant Plaza and Capitol South – will remain open for “entry only.” All other Metro stations will be available for “exit only.” (more…)