Spotted this beautiful McLaren in Van Ness.
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Van Ness and Connecticut Ave, NW
Where the first atomic clock was developed!!
From a press release:
“Whittle School & Studios, the world’s first global school, today announced their Washington D.C location, the first of two campuses. The other, located in Shenzhen, China, will be announced in March. The global PreK-12 school, headed by educational pioneer Chris Whittle, is slated to begin classes in the Fall of 2019.
Whittle School & Studios will be one school with campuses in more than 30 of the world’s leading cities. At capacity, they will boast a diverse student body of more than 90,000 full-time students and hundreds of thousands of part-time students, with a single faculty of over 10,000, tied together by a common curriculum that will be adapted to local laws and needs. The campuses will all work collaboratively through constant exchanges and online activities supported by a unique global headquarters, creating an organization linked with a new collective intelligence unlike any single-site institution in the world. (more…)
Trisha reported Saturday afternoon:
“Good thing the fire truck was already on the street when this happened!
Yuma St NW, across from the UDC athletic building. The car was actually trying to pass the fire truck when it started to smoke. The truck wisely pulled forward.”
This rental is located at Upton and Connecticut Ave, NW. The Craigslist ad says:
“$1600 / 600ft2 – Modern English Basement Close to Metro
English basement apartment available for rent in historic 1924 row house available for move-in immediately.
What you get:
– Brand new appliances (Washer/Dryer, Dishwasher)
– FREE wifi! (Tenant responsible for cable and electric)
– Separate entrance with motion activated lights for safety
– Gorgeous natural light as well as recess lights installed in the unit
– Separate heating and cooling system with temp controlled by tenant (plus insulated windows for optimal warmth during the winter)
Pet friendly on a case by case basis. (more…)
4000 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
From an email:
“After almost 20 years in business, Cafe Ole will be closing on January 31st. Fannie Mae is moving downtown and the building is being redeveloped. It has been a great run and we would like to thank all of our customers for making it such a success. Please come by for a last meal and a toast to the future!
Cafe Ole is currently located at 4000 Wisconsin Avenue, NW. We are looking for a new home!”
Photos via DC Fire & EMS
DCFD reported 5:30pm Friday:
“Crash with overturned Conn. Ave and Yuma St. NW. At least 3 vehicles involved with 1 overturned. 1 patient being prepared for transport with potentially serious injuries. Other patients being assessed.
Update crash at Conn. Ave & Yuma St NW. 1 serious & 3 minor injuries all adults transported. 3 other adult patients assessed by EMS and declined further treatment.”
On Saturday morning my daughter spotted this guy/gal walking up Veazey Street very casually and confidentially. S/he was beautiful – large and very healthy looking. Sadly, I couldn’t get my camera out until s/he turned around headed towards Reno Road. Then about 30 seconds later a hawk landed on a branch about ten feet from here. Awesome. Take note squirrels.
If you spot a hawk or any interesting wildlife around town, lunching or otherwise, and get a good photo please send in an email where you spotted it to [email protected] and I’ll add it to the queue. Hawks around Town is made possible by a generous grant from the Ben and Sylvia Gardner foundation.
Though Wikipedia tells me they were acquired by Verizon in 2006.
This rental is located at 4607 Connecticut Avenue, NW. The Craigslist ad says:
“$1500 / 322ft2 – Extra Storage, Resident Controlled Heat & Air Conditioning, Elevator
Distinctive Art Deco style combined with modern community amenities in a desirable location surrounded by convenient shopping dining and entertainment destinations–this is life at The Chesapeake Apartments. (more…)
The following was written by PoPville contributor David McAuley, founder of Short Articles about Long Meetings.
“We have absolutely no interest in doing Airbnb,” one of the owners of 3629 Windom Place NW said.
Still, rather than take the owner’s word for it, Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 3F/Van Ness voted to stipulate in its endorsement of zoning relief that the owners of the home will not use their planned basement apartment as a short-term homeshare. The unanimous vote of the ANC took place at its regularly-scheduled November 21 meeting.
3629 Windom Place is a single-family home located on a triangular lot at the corner of Windom Place and Reno Road. The couple living there wishes to convert the basement into a separate apartment and rent it out. They might be able to do so as a “matter of right”, that is, without zoning relief or ANC approval, except that they wish to put the door to the proposed basement apartment in the front of the building, and not the side or the rear. A front-facing door requires zoning relief, according to DC regulations.
The owners told the ANC they chose a front entrance because the alternatives would require extra lighting. The extra lighting would shine into the windows of their only neighbor’s house, they explained, while front entrance lighting, if any, would not. (more…)