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!
3001 Connecticut Ave., NW
— David Alpert (@alpert) July 12, 2018
From a press release:
“Statement on National Zoo Security-Access Plan
The safety and security of the visitors, staff and animals are the No. 1 priority at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo. The Zoo has an existing perimeter that currently has 13 pedestrian entrances. To improve the Zoo’s overall security and visitor experience, the number of pedestrian entrances will be decreased to three–Connecticut Avenue, the lower Zoo (Harvard Street) and the bus parking area near giant panda habitat. These are the three entrances that the vast majority of visitors use now.
Limiting the number of ways people enter the Zoo will enhance security and safety year-round. For the past four years during high visitation days or when there has been an increased threat level, security at these entrances has included bag checks and additional screening. The Zoo will continue this practice. On most days, visitors will use these three entrances as they do now.
The only part of the Visitor Access and Security Fencing Project proposal put forward to the National Capital Planning Commission (NCPC) for approval is the installation of additional fencing, which will begin in 2019. Although the proposal before NCPC refers to additional phased security concepts, these proposals are not under review by NCPC at this time. The Smithsonian is committed to engaging in a public process before submitting new security concepts for review by NCPC. Comments can be submitted to the Smithsonian via [email protected]
FAQ Smithsonian’s National Capital Planning Commission Proposal: (more…)
Sarah Worley shares this gem:
“Overheard at Woodley Park Metro station over intercom: “Attention Metro customers. For your convenience, Metro provides restrooms in this station. Please do not relieve yourself on the platform.”
Ryan Wegman reported on Saturday:
“Secret Service found someone smoking marijuana on Nando’s Woodley Park patio and it appears have arrested and searched the contents of a person (thoroughly). Unlike DC police, no congressional rider forbids SS from enforcing laws related to weed in DC, if anyone knows?”
2631 Connecticut Ave, NW
MPD’s website says:
“A person can still be arrested for:
Selling any amount of marijuana to another person;
Possessing more than two ounces of marijuana;
Operating a vehicle or boat under the influence of marijuana; or
Smoking, eating, or drinking marijuana – or holding or carrying a lighted roll of paper or other lighted smoking equipment filled with marijuana – in any public space, such as:
On any street, sidewalk, alley, park, or parking area;
In a vehicle on any street, alley, park, or parking area; or
Any place to which the public is invited.”