courtesy Friends of the National Zoo
From Friends of the National Zoo:
“Visit the Smithsonian’s National Zoo for its annual holiday lights festival, ZooLights, powered by Pepco. ZooLights is a free event, and this year half-a-million environmentally friendly LED lights will illuminate the Zoo for 37 nights–from Nov. 23 through Jan. 1, 2019 from 5 to 9 p.m.
Guests can look forward to some new eye candy at Gingerbread Village, a magical area of frosted cookies and lollipops, giant gingerbread people cut-outs and a gingerbread throne perfect for friend-and-family photos. Visitors also can pause outside the Elephant Community Center to see a dazzling laser-light show, sponsored by Pepco, or board the Smithsonian’s National Zoo Choo-Choo, sponsored by Metro by T-Mobile, for a journey around the Kids’ Farm. (more…)
Photo by PoPville Flickr user brunofish
From the Mayor’s Office:
“Mayor Bowser’s Department of Transportation (DDOT) today announced five new pick-up/drop-off pilot locations following the successful Connecticut Avenue Pick-up/Drop-off Zone Night Life Pilot. Following a 30-day notice and comment period, the Administration will launch the new 24-hour passenger and commercial loading zones in high-demand areas.
“Our goal with the expansion of this pilot is to reduce conflicts between vehicles, pedestrians, and cyclists,” said Mayor Bowser. “By rethinking how we move people and goods between the street and the sidewalk, we can better adapt to a changing transportation landscape and find new ways to work together to meet our Vision Zero goals.”
The new pilot locations will be exclusively used for pick-up/drop-off and commercial loading 24 hours a day. (more…)
Thanks to Ryan Wegman for sharing with us:
“Woodley Park’s very first zoo dedicated mural is coming along (Calvert & Conn.) Now that it’s nearly complete, here’s what the finished product will look like (with minor changes — elephant holds an orange!).”
Ed. Note: This replaces the one that was tagged last November and is across the street from the iconic Marilyn Monroe mural.
Photo Credit: Roshan Patel, Smithsonian’s National Zoo
But still, good news!!
From a press release:
“The Smithsonian’s National Zoo is buzzing over a new pollinator-themed playground: Me and the Bee, sponsored by Land O’Lakes Inc. Adjacent to the Kids’ Farm and Conservation Pavilion, Me and the Bee encompasses 4,900 square feet of space where children of all ages can climb atop honeycomb steps, slide down a tree stump overflowing with golden honey and crawl inside hollow trees where bees make their abodes. The playground was made possible by support from farmer-owned cooperative Land O’Lakes Inc. Open to the public during regular Zoo hours, Me and the Bee is an inclusive playground with ADA-accessible features. (more…)
This house is located at 2920 Cortland Place, NW. The Bright MLS listing says:
“This is an impeccable renovation & expansion of a classic Tudor home, set in a picturesque park scene, in the heart of the city. The kitchen features top of the line finishes but also an inviting usable space. The entire property includes warm hardwood floors and gorgeous woodwork. The spacious master suite and four other bedrooms, all in the upper levels of the home, create the perfect home.”
You can see a virtual tour here.
This 5 bed/4.5 bath is going for $1,750,000.
This rental is located at Connecticut Ave at Cathedral Ave, NW. The Craigslist ad says:
“$950 Bring Balance to the Force and be our 5th Roommate
Greetings! This group home currently housing 3 women and 1 man, all young professionals, has a vacancy on the second level in a quiet, spacious room with a deep closet and shared bathroom. (more…)
From the National Capital Planning Commission:
“At NCPC’s July 12 meeting, the Commission heard the Smithsonian Institution’s proposal for supplemental fencing and consolidated entrances around the National Zoo. The Commission deferred taking an action and requested that the Smithsonian provide a security assessment and conduct public outreach before coming back later in the fall. As a result, on August 1 at 6:30 pm, the Smithsonian will host a public meeting on the project in the Zoo’s Conservation Pavilion.
[NCPC also approved preliminary site development plans for a landscape design project that is part of the South Capitol Street Corridor and the new Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge. The design features a large traffic oval at either side of the bridge over the Anacostia River. Discussion and comments focused on the programming of the east oval and the types of amenities that should be provided for the community.]
More on the Zoo’s August 1 Meeting (more…)
Thanks to Amanda for sending from Woodley Park. Here’s to hoping everyone gets their water back soon. Smoke ’em if you got ’em and have a great weekend!