Thanks to Jane for sending:
“Collards, kale, chard, lettuce, peppers, beans, and melons! The Columbia Heights Green off 11th, in the alley behind near El Chucho. Our garden is owned by Washington Park and People and run by a core group of neighbors. We are always looking for folks to want to join or learn about community gardening. Folks are welcome to stop by Saturday mornings at 10am to learn more or for a tour!”
If you get a great one please send an email to [email protected] with ‘Great Garden Haul’ in the subject line along with a photo and description of your haul including what neighborhood you’re in. Try to get yours in by Labor Day. Thanks!
Ed. Note: The Prince Shrine is still tops.
Thanks to Susan for sending from 3rd and M St, NE near the Uline Arena/REI.
Photo by Tom Pino
— Tom Pino (@MasePino) July 19, 2017
The scene on Monday:
Photo by Rasha
Rasha explains the location:
“A visual on his charging pad.”
Photo by Rasha
11th Street, NW between Irving and Kenyon
Ed. Note: This is not the first time the police have become involved.
I am writing to inform and update you about an issue that occurred in Columbia Heights this past week – and ask for your support.
As many of you know, Latino and black residents of the community play soccer everyday after school or work at the field of Harriet Tubman Elementary School on 11th between Irving and Kenyon. Many of the residents have been playing there for 20+ years. Their kids come out of school and play on the playground at the field while their parents or siblings play soccer. My husband is one of the people who plays there.
This past Wednesday a pay-to-play sports league (Zog Sports) showed up and kicked them off because they paid $4000 for a permit to reserve the field Monday, Wednesday and Thursday for the next two months (the entire summer break). On Tuesdays there is already a Bocce league.
The community members bought the soccer goal nets and when they learned they would not be able to use their field until September went to remove the nets. DC Parks and Rec and the police we’re called and one guy was given a fine and 5 year ban from all DC Parks and Rec spaces – even though he had the receipt for the nets. The community was then told that if they play more than a 3-on-3 pick up game, they have to buy a permit to play on the field they have been playing on for over a decade. Mind you, this private league charges $90 a player in order to afford the permit and DC Parks and Rec is now asking community members who already pay for the field through our taxes to pay to play there even though they are not an organized league. (more…)
If you have any animal/pet photos you’d like to share please send an email to princeofpetworth(at)gmail(dot)com with ‘Animal Fix’ in the title and say the name of your pet and your neighborhood.
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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…)
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A reader reports:
“So this happened late afternoon Friday, July 14 in Petworth, in the 900 block of Randolph Street, NW. I live a couple doors down. Our management company is trying to obtain the police report but it doesn’t appear anyone in our condo association witnessed the accident. I’m absolutely baffled as to how the car made it this far (you can’t tell from the pic but it took out a metal railing by the stairs along with a good chunk of the brick). It’s very lucky it was raining Friday, as there are often kids or dog walkers along that sidewalk.”
“The retailer has signed a lease to do a temporary location at 1090 F St. NW in Penn Quarter, which was formerly home to an American Apparel store.”
STAY TUNED for the pop up’s opening date and more on Union Station. (Baruch Ha’shem)