7th and Pennsylvania Ave, SE
Last week we marveled at the old Hine School transformation.
From a press release:
“The cold-press craze will soon touch down in Eastern Market. Stanton Development and EastBanc, Inc. announced today that DC’s popular fresh-pressed juicery, JRINK, has signed a five-year lease and will open a 471-square-foot specialty shop at 750 C Street, SE. Founded by two former Wall Street women, JRINK makes being healthy, easy, with numerous pop-up shops inside fitness studios across the DC metropolitan area. This is JRINK’s first leased standalone storefront property and will feature its entire assortment of locally-sourced nutritious beverages, as well as new made-to-order items such as smoothies, toasts, and bowls. JRINK is known throughout the national capital region as conveniently delivering farm-to-bottle-to-fridge healthy cold-pressed juices, a method of juicing that puts 30 percent more juice in each bottle with 40 percent more nutrients with no added sugars, preservatives or processing. JRINK is slated to open mid-September at Eastern Market and its new Capitol Hill location will be the company’s flagship site. (more…)
This rental is located at 821 Maryland Ave, NE. The Craigslist ad says:
“$1624 / 1br – 821 Maryland Ave NE – 203 | $1624 | 1 bed, 1 full bath | Walk to H St.
Enjoy 1920’s style with 21st century amenities. Residents at The Barbara of Capitol Hill enjoy coinless laundry, cardio fitness room, sitting garden with community gas grill and 1/2 priced Wi-Fi from DC Access. Best of all The Barbara is extremely pet friendly by accepting up to two cats or up to 80 lbs. of one dog (no breed restrictions) with an approved Pet Application and $100 Pet Deposit per pet. Additionally residents are encouraged to take advantage of our state-of-the-art Resident Portal to view building announcements, make online rent payments electronically and to report and track any issues with your apartment.”
The 1000 block of 6th St, NE is almost equidistant between the new H St. Whole Foods and Union Market. It is the home to JO Wilson Elementary School Athletic Fields, a new Capitol Bikeshare dock and the recently opened Old City Market. It is also home to one vacant house that since the late spring has become a nearly daily meeting place for a few of the blocks residents and dozens of non-residents. This week, the notice in the photo was posted on the wall of the Old City Market. Why? Because most days, beginning in the early afternoon, people congregate either in front of this vacant house to party or spread out around the entire block.
The party often lasts well past midnight and has included rowhouse shaking bass, air compressor fueled car washes, frequent dice games, alcohol drinking, marijuana smoking, people making lean (a mix of soda and codeine cough syrup for those of you not in the know) and the occasional bbq (on Memorial weekend there were over 100 people and two grills going at 1am) not to mention the constant barrage of fireworks (legal and illegal) over July 4th weekend. Parking has become so difficult on the block for residents that most mornings the street is virtually empty because residents have chosen to park elsewhere, even when spots are available. A few of the people definitely live on the block (although none are the owners of the vacant home) but many of the license plates are from out of state.
The other night a large SUV with Florida plates was blocking the alley and people were just hanging out around it. (more…)
419 8th Street, SE
They’ll stay open for delivery and takeout during the renovations. Any fans?
Streets of Washington, written by John DeFerrari, covers some of DC’s most interesting buildings and history. John is the author of Historic Restaurants of Washington, D.C.: Capital Eats, published by the History Press, Inc. and also the author of Lost Washington DC.
Providence Hospital on Capitol Hill, circa 1910 (author’s collection).
Just a few blocks south of the Library of Congress once stood the city’s largest and most prestigious hospital, founded in the urgent, needy days at the dawn of the Civil War. Because the modern Providence Hospital is now located in Brookland, it can be easy to forget how important this institution was for the rapidly growing central city in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Providence pioneered modern hospital practices at a time when Washington sorely needed them. (more…)
525 8th Street, SE
From a press release:
“After recently celebrating their one-year anniversary at their Florida Avenue location, the ANXO team introduced breakfast last weekend to their Kennedy Street Tasting Room. This weekend Timber Pizza is coming to Porrón by ANXO on Barracks Row with their own breakfast menu, pizza and Lost Sock Coffee. (more…)
This rental is located at East Capitol Street NE at 6th SE. The Craigslist ad says:
“$2500 / 1br – 1250ft2 – Large furnished 1 BR apartment in grand Victorian home
** Place is currently rented through August 27th, 2017. Please contact about dates starting after that day. **
Short-term rental offered in newly furnished apartment. I am looking for a multi-month lease at the rate of $2,500/month, but I can also work out a daily rate.
Large, sunny one bedroom apartment in classic Victorian home on East Capitol. Often called an English Basement, it comprises the entire first floor of the home. It has a private entrance at front and rear.
It is furnished with new or excellent condition furniture and other furnishings.
The bedroom is well lit by south facing front bay windows, and the living room is lit by 3 large windows and glass doors front and back. It has a full kitchen with dishwasher, gas range (oven and broiler), microwave, toaster, coffee maker, etc. The bathroom is large and includes a tub/shower, and it attaches to the laundry room and additional closet/storage room. The living room is very large. Back door opens onto back garden and sitting area. (more…)
Do we have we a rogue sandwich board writer on the loose or do you think this was intentional?
Maybe they were big 18th Amendment fans?
Or maybe the word has finally lost all meaningful meaning. Or maybe it’s pretty funny and we all need to lighten up. I’m sure it’s not funny to some experiencing tough times. I don’t know anymore. It’s too hot out and the freaking mosquitoes are killing me. Of course if it is a rouge sandwich board writer…
613 Pennsylvania Ave, SE
A reader reports at 1pm:
“Not sure what’s up. Everything between 2nd and 3rd street, including Starbucks, Sweetgreen, Capitol Lounge, etc.”
My office is at 2nd & Penn. We were told bomb sniffing dogs had a hit on explosives in the vehicle that crashed into the barricade.
— Guerrilla Ontologist (@GRLA_Ontologist) July 17, 2017
From U.S. Capitol Police:
“The U.S. Capitol Police are continuing to investigate a suspicious vehicle located at Second Street and Independence Avenue SE. As a result of this investigation, the following road closures are in effect:
– Independence Avenue between Washington Avenue SW and Third Street SE
– Pennsylvania Avenue between Second and Third Streets SE
– Second Street between East Capitol and C Streets SE
– First Street between East Capitol Street and Independence Avenue SE
All staff and other personnel are directed to avoid this area until further notice.”