I know I’ve posted it a dozen times but God dammit it gets better and better every time I pass it!
Photo by PoPville flickr user Beau Finley
“Metro today completed a major capital project to replace six escalators at Woodley Park Station, including the three longest escalators in the District of Columbia.
Metro’s contractor, KONE, replaced the escalators two at a time in succession. The overall project took more than two years to complete, including site preparation, demolition and removal of the old escalators, installation of complex gantries and cranes to move the new escalators and supporting structures into place, as well as testing and tuning.
“Metro’s infrastructure is aging and this is another example of the kind of investment that is needed across the system to provide customers with good, safe and reliable service,” said Metro General Manager/CEO Paul J. Wiedefeld. “Before being replaced, these escalators were more than 30 years old and beyond their useful life. With these brand-new escalators customers will see the improvement.”
Courtesy Smithsonian’s National Zoo
From an email:
Where: Smithsonian’s National Zoo | 3001 Connecticut Ave., NW Washington, DC 20008
Date: Saturday, May 6th, 10am-2pm
Learn about the wildlife in our backyard and see science in action at this celebration of birds that come near and far to stop by our city. Scientists from the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center will be banding local resident and migratory birds, just as they would when conducting research in the field. There will be games, crafts, and challenges to learn about birds. There will be a free tasting of coffee that creates bird habitat. See, hear and learn about these amazing creatures from the scientists who study them!”
I think we may have a Faye Dunaway here, alas, it’s already been commemorated in vinyl…
This rental is located at 2800 Connecticut Avenue, NW. The Craigslist ad says:
“$1337 / 465ft2 – Woodley Park Studio Live/ Connecticut Avenue!
Modern Studio Home with a Stainless Steel Appliance Package, all in Woodley Park!!!”
Photo by PoPville flickr user Sanjay Suchak
A reader wishes to convey this public thank you to two riders on the Red Line Friday night:
“I really appreciated their kindness and looking out. Hope to run into them again sometime.”
“To the two ladies on the Redline train Friday night who were kind enough to chat with me when the older gentleman was too (uncomfortably) talkative, thank you. I really appreciate your approach and apologize for not being more responsive. Exhausted after a week of work travel but will not forget your kindness and will be sure to pay it forward.
–The girl who got off at Woodley Park Station”
This studio is located at 2745 29th Street, NW. The craigslist ad says:
“The Delano: best Studio in the building! Top floor with great light, first month FREE!
2745 29th Street, NW | #602 | Washington, DC 20008
Don’t miss out on this gorgeous renovated apartment with first month free!
Combining modern living with a classic art deco feel, this gorgeous studio is not to be missed! This apartment was recently renovated to include laundry in unit, hardwood floors, and an updated kitchen with custom cabinetry, granite counter tops, and stainless steel appliances (30” gas range, built-in microwave, dishwasher, and refrigerator with ice maker). Immediately off of the kitchen is a perfect dining space separated from the living room. (more…)
This rental is located at 2701 Calvert Street, NW. The Craigslist ad says:
“$3355 / 2br – 1184ft2 – Free Daily Breakfast, Large Dogs Accepted, 24 Hr Concierge
* Granite Countertops
* Glass Tile Backsplash
* Under Cabinet Lighting
* Stainless Steel Whirlpool Appliances
* Gas Stove, Refrigerator/Freezer with Icemaker, Microwave, Dishwasher & Garbage Disposal
* Krono Hard Wood Floors
* Ceramic Tile Floor Bathroom
* Wall to Wall Carpet in Bedroom(s)/ Bedroom Closet(s)
* Walk-in Closet
* Designer Track Lighting
* Full-sized Washer and Dryer in Every Unit
* Air Conditioning
* Environmentally Friendly Low VOC Paint
* Roommate Friendly Floor Plan (In 2-Bedroom Apartments)
* Private Patio or Private Balcony (on Select Apartments)
* Short-Term and Furnished (Corporate) Options Available, Call for Pricing
Community Features (more…)
“2800 block of 29th St NW”
If you spot a hawk or other bird of prey around town, lunching or otherwise, please send a photo and an email where you spotted it to [email protected] Hawks around Town is made possible by a generous grant from the Ben and Sylvia Gardner foundation.
Ollie via Smithsonian’s National Zoo
In other Woodley Park wildlife news:
“We have not found Ollie yet. There were no sightings overnight. If you do spot her please call 202-633-7362.”