tent fire December 1st, 2022

Ed. Note: Last weekend the Post had an editorial “It’s time to clear out the McPherson Square encampment”

A reader passes on the below letter from the National Mall and Memorial Parks:

“The National Park Service (NPS) will clear the unsheltered encampment at McPherson Square on February 15, 2023, shifting the closure date up two months from the initial posted closure date of April 12, 2023. The updated closure date responds to the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services’ (DMHHS) January 9 request that NPS close the McPherson Square encampment on February 1 because high levels of illegal drug activity and other dangerous and unsafe activities significantly impede social services outreach and endanger social services providers, mental health clinicians, unsheltered individuals, and the public. Following DMHHS’ request, the NPS considered the recommendation of the United States Park Police (USPP) in determining the February 15 closure date. Read More

via Compass Coffee

Good news on the coronaville coffee front from Compass Coffee (thanks to Noa for sending yesterday):

“We’re super excited to announce the reopening of two downtown cafes! This morning, we reopened our McPherson Square and 18th and Eye locations!! We’re happy to be back open and we’re looking forward to seeing everyone :)

We’ve missed you.”


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