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Jul 12. ANC2B monthly meeting, Brookings Institution,
1775 Mass Ave.
Dec 20. DC Council passed a new Advisory Commission law that among other "improvements" requires ANCs to provide advance notice to businesses and residents directly affected by upcoming agenda items, but real-life commissioners say the notice requirement will be difficult to carry out, given that volunteer commissioners already have a lot to do. Dupont Current writer Mark Lieberman notes that John Fanning, chair of ANC 2F (Logan Circle), thinks the new notice provision would also allow lawyers representing alcohol-serving establishments to dismiss ANC protests of license applications “as a procedural technicality.” Which could deal resident objections out-of-order on alcohol license objections - a long time goal of the alcohol bar. DCCA president Robin Diener called the bill “garbage.” ANC 2B voted unanimously against the amendments.
Mar 21. Apartment fire at 1 Scott
Circle. Confined to one unit by fast fire dept appearance and tossing
any possible fuel items out the window. Owner absent but appeared about
two hours later, who then found no room at the nearby inns filled with
cherry blossom tourists. Saved by what she called an angel who
offered a night's sleep. Present at the scene were about eight
firefighters, three fire trucks, Eva Lewis from Mayor's office, and
Commissioner Abigail. Owner could retrieve highest value items from the
lawn and secure them in the apartment which was still partly
functional. Desktop computer out the window, laptop still in apartment
apparently still working.
Mar 3. Police arrested a second man in connection with a stabbing death that occurred at Barcode in January. [Borderstan]
Feb 17. The ABC Board shut Midtown's roofdeck at 11PM on weekdays and midnight on weekends because its music was disturbing residents of two nearby condo buildings. After a long delayed protest hearing on the license renewal. Read the Board Order.
THANK YOU to all who helped with preparing for and cleaning up after the Snowzilla.
Jan 12. Zoning Board green-lighted St Thomas Condo-Church project at 18th & Church
Oct 21. ABC Board long postponed hearing on whether to renew
alcohol license of Midtown club 1219 Conn Ave. Midtown said they're
doing everything right with new acoustic enginering of roofdeck..
Residents said acoustics show two big obvious flaws of excess music in
the nieghborhood, and owner shows inappropriate behavior as owner of
nearby Dirty Martini club
pouring loud music for at least two years into neighborhood as
evidenced by complaints from Palladium condominium residents with no
enforcement action by ABRA on every one of 31 complaints. Decision
expected in 90 days.
Oct 9. Proposed renovations and additions for 1514 Q St as
another fill-in project comes before ANC2B on Oct 14 as a prelude to
review by Historic Preservation Review Board. See drawings overall scheme and page one and page two of the project. If
these do not load properly, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for
Jul 9, 2015. Hearing on proposed Nightlife Noise Regulation law. Abigail and several other ANC2B people, especially the DC Nightlife Noise Coalition, testified in support. ABRA proposed a modified new law with a "audible sound" standard and a steeper fine schedule for violations. Details at the DC Nightlife Noise Coalition website.See News Archive for older News stories.
Feb 20, 2017. construction beganMay 13, 2016. Abigail voted with the ANC2B majority that the revised concept still does not meet ANC's criteria.
Oct 2, 2014. Abigail memo
Jack Evans to delay HPRB hearing on St Thomas
Church. Evans's reply: I plan
to convene a group of neighbors on Church and P Streets,
representatives from the church, the development team and the ANC to
continue strong community dialogue to refine the plans for any
development. ... Unfortunately, it’s not possible for the
District to purchase the park land.
Sep 29. Proposal for Eleanor Roosevelt Trail with park at 18th and Church Streets by Sarah Peck
A win-win for church and city in Dupont. St. Thomas’ Parish in Dupont Circle has waited 40 years to replace its Gothic church that burned in 1970. Selling land would finance a new church to house its growing, vibrant congregation. But a proposed condominium raises community fears of congestion, loss of historic ruins and incompatibility with its neighborhood. A new round of government reviews begins Sept. 29 with a special meeting of the Dupont Circle advisory neighborhood commission. But must there be a condominium? St. Thomas’ wants a church. The community wants a church and park, but not a church and condominium. And other new housing nearby is already increasing demands on infrastructure, including a need for parks. What if we could gather enough public and/or private money to rebuild the church and preserve a park? St. Thomas’ could use the park for weddings and children’s play, and the community could continue to enjoy the beautiful, restful stopping place that St. Thomas’ has generously provided for 40 years. A statue of former parishioner Eleanor Roosevelt could inspire us to take up her advocacy of human and community building. The park already draws visitors from beyond the immediate area. As a friend of St. Thomas’ since 1983 and an advisory neighborhood commissioner in Dupont Circle, I seek a win-win where the church is satisfied and the community saves rare open space in Dupont Circle.
Bombay Express in the
former House of Kabob space 1339 M Street.
Halal Guys 1331 Connecticut.
Siren by Robert Wiedmaier
within The Darcy Hotel, 1515
Le DeSales, DeSales St,
classic French cuisine with a modern twist.
Red Apron burgers taking GBD vacated space at 1323 Connecticut
NAZCA MOCHICA Peruvian to 1633 P St where Skewers and Cafe Luna were. a cebiche bar, tapas bar, Pisco bar.
Buredo 1213 Conn Ave, claiming
a unique, fresh lunch option of
handheld, burrito-size sushi rolls, former space of Pinkberry FroYo
Brick Lane restaurant to 1636 17th St, where Salon
Radiator, at 1430 Rhode Island Ave. NW. featuring
contemporary American small plates with global influences
The Little Beet in the former Pei Wei space 1212 18th Street. 100% gluten-free it saysGo Home
1331 Connecticut formerly Kababji. full-service sports-themed restaurant serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner with a full bar. Requesting an Entertainment Endorsement.
Five Guys coming to 1140
19th St, former Noodle and Company space
Compass Coffee 1776 I St
replaces Dickey's Custard
Lawson's Deli 17th & M moving from 15th & L.
Duke’s Grocery’s Proper Burger was #5 of the best 100 burger
palaces in the country, satys Thrillist's food
critic. [Popville.com, May 25, 17]
Apr 14, 2016. Midtown
PartyPlex 1219 Conn Ave closed for good after the ABC Board cut
its late-night hours.
May 8, 2014 Dupont residents settlement agreement for peace,
and quiet with Rosebar on noise (music). Rosebar keeps the loud
music it wants inside with excellent sound absorbing walls and
downward aiming the sub-woofers.
For the breakfast eaters. From Aparna Krishnamoorthyin or next to 2B05: Luna Grille, Trio, Java House, Commissary, Beacon Bar & Grill, Tabard Inn (upscale), The Chickery 1300 Conn, sandwich breakfast at Bub and Pop’s 1815 M Street. Also in residential places with good reviews: The Federalist, The Jefferson (upscale), City Place Cafe. e-mail Abigail with any great discovery.
Good neighbors. Restaurants on Conn Ave that respected their backdoor 18th St neighbors' right to reasonable quiet by restraining their night outdoor operation: Luna Grille, DGS Deli, Mad Hatter.Go Home
311 ■ Minor property crimes, such as thefts and car break-ins, unless the incident is in progress or just occurred ■ Lost or found property valued at $5,000 or less ■ Noise complaints ■ Questions about emergency services ■ Non-emergency city service requests mpdc.dc.gov ■ Lost property ■ Lost vehicle tags ■ Thefts and car break-ins ■ Destruction of property ■ Damage to property ■ Use only when you’re certain no police follow-up is needed
■ 24/7 hotline to reach a supervisor in a particular police district
with an urgent complaint regarding police services received ■
District, 202-437-7632 ■ 2nd District,
202-438-4421 ■ 3rd District,
202-276-7462 ■ 4th District, 202-391-7177
More MPD non-emergency contact information on the department’s website, mpdc.dc.gov
quit. an alert
that the copper downspout thieves are out there and active
If you see anyone on a ladder, or by a house removing downspouts, make
a note of any details (license numbers, clothing) and call 911.DO NOT
If your car gets bumped from behind - beware of a scam that
your car IF they can drive it. What to do ---- Take Your Keys and Lock Your
the bumpers than skedaddle, try to get the license number. Do not
confront them. If in any doubt, call 911. [police reminder from
The Dupont/Logan smash-and-grab crime wave culprit got a 36-month sentence after forty arrests.
Police Lt Porter at ANC2B meeting warned that bike thefts are endemic, and that the MPD has about 200 unclaimed recovered stolen bikes. Likewise theft from auto is common and warned to keep interior clear of anything that looks valuable. He also urged that "if you see anything, call the police immediately".
Street Crime. Occasional robberies, some with violence, mostly after dark in commercial parts of ANC2B and West End. Get instant e-mail police reports from DCAlert. Some tips on avoiding crime travel with others in lighted areas and don't display anything worth grabbing.
my advice is (A) not sit down on a bench while waiting for a metro. By the time I had stood up and grabbed all my grocery bags, the teenagers already had a 45 second lead on me; and (B) don’t check your iPhone while on the metro platform. [cellphone snatch victim on Metro platform on PoPville]
Crime is falling. Some crimes have all but died out. Last year there were just 69 armed robberies of banks, building societies and post offices in England and Wales, compared with 500 a year in the 1990s. In 1990 some 147,000 cars were stolen in New York. Last year fewer than 10,000 were. [The Economist, Jul 19, 2013]
May 15 Robbery 900 block, 17th St.; 10:29 p.m. (with
gun). May 14 Assault with a dangerous weapon 1200 block,
Connecticut Ave.; 4:07 a.m. (with knife); Apr 30 Assault
with a dangerous weapon 1100 block, Vermont Ave.; 1:32 p.m; April
29 Robbery 1200 block, Connecticut Ave.; 4:26 a.m.; April
29 Robbery 1300-1699 block, Connecticut Ave.; 4:56 a.m; Apr
25 Assault with a dangerous weapon 1400 block, P St.; 8:16
p.m. (with knife); Apr 23 1600-1699 block, Q St.; 5 a.m. (with
gun); April 22 Burglary 1500 block, Q St.; 2:24 p.m.; Mar
24 Assault with a dangerous weapon Scott Circle; 8:28 a.m. (with
knife); /////Dec 18. Assault with a dangerous weapon
(knife) 1800 block, Mass Ave. 5:12 a.m; Dec 5 robbery 1200 block
18th St, 2 PM; Nov 19. Robbery 1700 blk P St 8:38 AM.; Nov
12. Robbery at 2158 hrs in the 1300 block of 14th Street,
NW; Oct 30. Assault with a
dangerous weapon 1200 block, Conn Ave 4:15 a.m; .Oct
16 Robbery 1200 block, 18th
St. 4 AM; Oct 11 Robbery
force & violence 19th & N Streets 8:30 PM; Oct 7 Stabbing 1400 blk N
Street 2:15PM; Oct 7 Assault
with a dangerous weapon 1400 block, N St.; 5 PM ; Burglary at
0212 hrs in the 1500 block of Mass Ave NW; Sep 15
Burglary 1222 block, 17th St. 9AM; Sep 15
Burglary 1500 block, Q St. 3 PM; Sep 10 Assault with a gun 1300 block,
Connecticut Ave. 5AM; .Sep 8. Burglary 1600 block, Q St.; 8 AM;
Sep 2 Robbery 1-7 block, Dupont Circle; 5:16 a.m; Aug
21. Assault with a dangerous
weapon 1000 block Connecticut Ave 10 PM; Aug 18 Motor vehicle
1500 block, 16th St. 9 PM;
Aug 17 Motor vehicle theft 1700 block, Rhode Island Ave.; 8 PM;
Aug 13. Robbery 1600
block, Rhode Island Ave. 6: AM;.
Jul 31. Assault with dangerous weapon
1200 block Conn Ave 4AM; Jul 28 Robbery 1400 block, K St. 9
AM; .Jul 9 Robbery (w knife) 1500
block, P St. 12:10 AM; Jun 25 Assault with a dangerous weapon 1200
block, 18th St. 1AM; Jun 21 Robbery (w gun) 1400 block, 17th St.
6 AM; Jun 19 Burglary 1500 block, Rhode Island Ave. 9 AM; Jun 18
Assault with a dangerous weapon
1200 block, Connecticut Ave.; 4 AM; Jun 15 Burglary 1500 block,
Rhode Island Ave. 1 AM;. Jun 13 robbery
1400 block, P St 2PM ; Jun 11. Robbery at 2105 hrs in the
1400 block of K st NW; Jun 3 burglary
1600 block, Rhode Island Ave. 4 AM; May 24 robbery 1400
block, P St. 7 PM; . May17. Robbery Hold Up Gun 9:45
AM,1000 block of G Street,
MLK Library; May 16 Assault
with a dangerous weapon (knife) 1800block, M St. 3
AM; May 15 Assault with a
dangerous weapon (knife) 1700 block, L St.; 8AM; May 5.
Confirmed Robbery 0246 hrs in the 1700 block of H Street NW.;
Apr 14 Robbery 1300 block, 15th St.
6AM; burglary 1700block, N St., 11PM; Apr 13 Robbery (gun) 1500-block, Rhode Island Ave.;
2AM; Apr 13 Burglary 1700, N St. 5AM; Apr 12. Robbery
Gun, 2249 hours, 1500 block of Rhode Island Avenue; Apr 11
Burglary 1500 block, 17th St. 9AM;. Apr 7. Robbery Force 8:25 PM
1700 block of Church St NW; Apr 3 Robbery 1700 block, Mass Ave. 1 AM;
Apr 3 Burglary 1000 block, 16th St. 10 PM; Apr 3 Robbery (gun) 1600 block, K St. 11
AM; Apr 2. Robbery F&V 2253 hrs 1700 block of Mass Ave
NW' Apr 1 Robbery 1600 block, K
St. 10 AM; Mar 19 Motor vehicle theft 900 block,
17th St. 8 AM;
Mar 18 auto theft 1600 block, Rhode Island Ave. 6 PM; Mar 16
Burglary 1500 block, 17th St. 2PM; Mar 14 Motor vehicle
theft 1200-1221 block, 17th St. 2PM; Mar 13 Assault with a dangerous weapon (gun) 1700
block, Rhode Island Ave. 6 AM; Mar 4 Assault with a dangerous weapon 1800
block, N St. noon; Feb 20 Motor vehicle theft
1200 block, 15th St.
Feb 17 assault w dangerous
weapon 1100-1199 block, 15th St. 6AM; Feb 16
robbery (of establishment) 1600blk of K St 8PM; Jan 29 Assault with a dangerous weapon (knife)
1300block, Connecticut Ave.10 PM; Jan 28 Assault with a dangerous weapon (knife)
1700 block, Rhode Island Ave. 3 AM; Jan 26 Robbery (gun) 1600 block, Massachusetts
Jan 24 burglary 1500 blk M Street 3AM; Jan 21 burglary 1700
blk N Street 10 AM and noon ; Jan 19 burglary 1700 blk N
Street 3AM; Jan 15 Burglary 1100 block, 16th St. 10 AM;
Jan 11 Assault with a dangerous weapon (knife) 1200 block, 18th
St. 10 PM; Jan 1 Assault with a dangerous weapon 1218
block, Connecticut Ave.5 AM
See Crime Archive for older crime stories.Go Home
May 1, 2015. Study committee for West Dupont moratorium
recommends ending the moratorium. ANC2B to decide its position on
Nov 20. The ABC Board voted to renew the East Dupont Circle Moratorium for a three-year period with significant modifications, as recommended by ANC2B. It ended the licensing cap on restaurants, multipurpose facilities, and off-premise retailers. It continued to allow the issuance of two licenses to taverns; prohibit the licensing of any nightclubs; and exempt hotels. Board Decision.
to the ABC
Board Oct 24 hearing on a
120 day extension of the East Dupont moratorium, arguing for time to
collect and analyze pertinent business data.
ABC Board accepted the DCCA request for a 120 day extension of the 17th St moratorium and scheduled a public hearing for Oct 24, 9:30-11:30 at Reeves Bldg. Submit request to speak and written testimony by COB Oct 18.
Go, go, U Street, you never had it so good, explained ABC Board Member Mike Silverstein, in denying the moratorium petition by Shaw Dupont Citizens Alliance in a 4-0 vote. In legal language the complaints of the neighbors for peace, order, and quiet did not rise to the standard for a moratorium for over-concentration of alcohol licenses. The dominant influence was the legal requirement that the Board give great weight to the opinion of the affected ANCs (1B, 2B, 2F, and 6E) who cumulatively voted 28-1 against the petition. Silverstein told the history of U Street rising from destruction after the riots to the opening of the Metro station to a lively prosperous strip of high and rising property values. The Board’s complete 31-page opinion.
Aug 14. ANC2B voted 4-4 (with the Chair's vote deciding) to adopt a resolution that recommends that the ABC Board retain a modified 17th Street moratorium for three years that removes any restriction on restaurants. It was free market champions against neighborhood guardians. Abigail voted for the resolution after her two alternative proposals were defeated 7-1. The next and final decision is the ABC Board hearing followed by an order at a future date.
Aug 14. Abigail introduced two proposals for dealing with the expiration of the East Dupont alcohol moratorium. First, petition the ABC Board for an emergency extension of 90 days for further study of the pertinent facts and build a consensus. Second, a work plan for further data collection. Considered a good thing to do but not urgent enough to delay the main vote. She further proposed development of guidelines for future ANC2B policy on new and changing licences.
May 22. Borderstan. The ABC Board heard about 30 testimonies from residents, groups, ANCs, and alcohol businesses on the proposed 14th & U Streets moratorium. A fair report by Dave McAuley.ANC2B voted 6-1 against the proposed 14th & U Moratorium, May 8, with Abigail voting for. That makes all four affected ANCs voting against it even though three Citizens Associations voted for it.
See more on the moratoriums: rules, history, and coming events.Go Home
May 2017 DDOT Bicycle Program Specialist Mike Goodno says
plans to improve 15th St from E St to NY Ave maybe by summer. Restripe
the faded pavement markings; Move the existing “Stop for Peds” pavement
markings farther away from the crosswalks; Remove a flex post in both
directions near each crosswalk and replace with a “Stop for
Pedestrians” pylon; targeted traffic safety enforcement.
[Greater Greater Washington, May 10]
May 5, 2016. In late April,
Dutch cycling experts met with DC area planners, engineers, and feds to
look at cycling conditions in the West End neighborhood. They all
teamed up to draft a plan that would build connections to trails and
add new segments of on-street bikeways, all with the goal of creating a
safe, easy-to-use cycling network. [Tracy Low, Greater Grater
Oct 21, 2014. councilmember Jim
wants to make it illegal to ride a bicycle or ride a Segway on the
sidewalk along roads when there is a bike lane going in the same
direction, except for children 12 years and under.
[David Alpert, GrGrWash]
REMINDER: no bikes on sidewalks S of Mass Ave. must use bike lane on
bike lane streets.
A new study in Portland finds that 94% of bicyclists stop at red lights there. A 2012 analysis of DC cycletracks found 60% of riders stopped at red lights on the 15th Street cycletrack. [David Alpert, Greater Greater Washington, July 1]
bike to the Capitol?:
It's now against the rules to park a bike at the Capitol, even on bike
racks, without a permit. Capitol Police say they won't enforce the new
rules against visitors, but that could change. (Roll Call)
mile in their
Starting next year, Edinburgh will require city truck drivers to take
cycling lessons, to help them empathize with cyclists. London has tried
the opposite approach, inviting cyclists into the cab of a truck.
(Scotsman) [from Greater Greater Washington ]
Nov 19. Everywhere (almost) Capital Bike Share announced its 300th bike rack.
Close calls on L Street cycletrack: A cyclist with helmet cam catches footage of near misses on L Street cycle track, despite ample signs, barriers, and painted lanes. Will narrowing the cycle track keep vehicles out?...As Daniel Duane explains in the [New York] Times, most crashes involving a cyclist never lead to any charges or other consequences, But studies in Arizona, Minnesota and Hawaii suggest that drivers are at fault in more than half of cycling fatalities. [David Alpert, Greater Greater Washington , Nov 12] Wars over territory get ugly.
Oct 25 More bikes, more often. After a lengthy trial process, San Francisco BART will allow bikes on all its trains at all times, after a test period public support was quite high. Crowding did not get worse, and 79 percent of riders wanted to see the ban lifted entirely.[Dave Edmonson, Greater Greater Washington]
Sep 18 "Zebras"
go-ahead for Pennsylvania Ave bike lanes. Drivers making illegal
U-turns on Pennsylvania Avenue are a danger to cyclists in the bike
lanes, but a small physical barrier called a Zebra (a striped hump)
could stop them
once and for all.
Capital Bike Rentals still popular and expanding, bicycle lanes still developing.
If bike lanes are good, why not.... The Los Angeles city council recently voted to fund an initial redevelopment of Broadway into a legitimate pedestrian plaza — reducing six lanes of road down to three. [Eric Jaffe, The Atlantic Monthly]
Jul 10 A DC Council committee unanimously approved a series of bicycle safety measures, The Bicycle Safety Amendment Act, sending them to the full council. [story by Bradie Holt, Dupont Currect, Jul 10]
The District’s public meeting May 15 on its plans
protected bike lane on the north side of M Street brought out about 100
people to hear the Department of Transportation’s plans. ...
is committed to raising the percent of
trips by bicycle from 1% in 2000 to 5% in 2015. For more
and other late night rowdiness
for 18th Street and Jefferson Place. See DC Nightlife Noise Coalition
Fast cash. District collecting serious cash on K Street and New York Avenue and others from traffic speed cameras. $82M since 2011. WaPo story May 28 by Ashley Halsey
Tracking DC gov. DC gov has two websites where citizens can find how gov is doing in a variety of areas. track.dc.gov for the performance of various agencies and access information about budgets, spending, news, and performance indicators for siome agencies. data.dc.gov for figures for crime incidents, purchase orders, building permits, and housing code enforcement. More details
DMV no longer issues driver’s licenses and
cards over the counter, instead providing 45-day paper documents and
sending cards in the mail. [Dupont Current, Oct 16, 2013]
(new) Early 20th Century style: Doctor makes house calls . home, office or hotel room, mobile medical care and physician house call services, 24/7. Note: not an endorsement, and not a substitute for emergency care.
DDOT fills thousands of potholes during the annual post-winter Potholepalooza campaign. Report your favorite pothole: Call the Mayor’s Call Center at 311; Online Service Request 311.dc.gov ; Send a tweet to twitter.com/DDOTDC ; E-mail Potholepalooza
Zoning: up for grabs Smart growth; city is re-examining how to accomodate more residents and businesses comfortably and safely.
Gentrification. a marvellous uplifting of the east Dupont area, especially residences on 16th and businesses on 14th and U Streets. new eateries, retailers, condos, etc. In other parts of the city, particularly around NoMa, building construction is so widespread that traffic crawls. ... the Urban Land Institute found DC to be the most financially secure and rapidly growing city in the US, in a 2011 study requested by the DC Public Library Trustees, says DCCA.Welcome to my world, says Ramon Estrada about the boom at 14th & U Sts. the development along 14th Street from Logan to Cardozo-Shaw and I tell observers that the planning for this development occurred 10-15 years ago and what they are seeing is the result of a lot of money being directed and invested in our neighborhood. Ramon was ANC Commissioner for the area and is now president of the DCCA. And lives within hearing of the pounding late night music.
How high is enough? DC Building Height Master Plan Study. get auto e-mail visit ncpc.gov/heightstudy. The Committee of 100 on the Federal City (C100) fully supports the HBA the way it is and feels that any loosening of its restrictions takes us down a slippery slope. .... The National Capital Planning Commission and D.C. Office of Planning unveiled a few images from their modeling study of what the District would look like under various changes to the law. Pictures of the city with a 300 foot ceiling. [City Paper, Aug 2] .... a private organization IMBYDC condemns the study on August 14 by arguing the failure of the three governing principles of the study: The first principle basically excludes changing much of anything. The second necessarily requires a height restriction low enough to encompass several miles of development. The third is too broad to have much meaning on its own. None were subjected to serious cost-benefit analysis before deciding that they are worthwhile principles to guide future policy in the district.
No issue is too small or too complex, we are committed to helping residents navigate through our government’s agencies and getting results in a timely, efficient and satisfactory fashion. We are results oriented and accountable to the residents directly, says Francisco “Paco” Fimbres, Director of the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Engagement (ONE). Has anyone any stories about dealing with ONE?
Intellectual stimulation. A bounty of lectures and discussions (some with lunch) listed on LinkTank.
Pedestrians awareness. "more people cycling, and more elderly walking,'' "both distracted driving and walking—drivers focused on their smart phones at the wheel and pedestrians doing the same on foot." [DC pedestrians] "cited drivers running lights, speeding or failing to stop for pedestrians" ... [for DC] More cameras are planned, and education campaigns have been directed at pedestrians and drivers, [Donna Bryson, Wall Street Journal, Jul 30]
Feb 28, 2014. Mayor Gray is planning to establish a "technology corridor" stretching from 7th Street and New York Avenue NW to Georgia Avenue and Kansas Avenue NW as part of a new "Digital DC" initiative..... includes a venture fund to provide training and resources to early-stage D.C. entrepreneurs to establish a pipeline and clustered ecosystem of tech talent near the District’s existing tech hub. [Washington City Paper]. Note: the country teems with Silicon Valley wannabes handing out tax breaks and other money to dreamy promises. But a few apps shops won't create permanent jobs.
Logan Circle Heritage Trail 1.5- mile self-guided tour of Logan Circle with 15 poster-sized signs, depict the rise, fall, and revival of the neighborhood, traces various phases of Logan Circle’s past — its Civil War camps and old churches, its intellectualism and activism, its prostitution and crime — before its evolution to today’s upscale arts district [story from Katie Pearce, Dupont Current, Jul 10]
Need to refill water bottles? find businesses that provide free tap water to anyone with a reusable container. The free TapIt Metro DC app . more than 200 locations in the District To download www.mwcog.org/environment/water/cec.aspTrees. citywide effort for greenery. Urban Forestry Administration aiming for 40% canopy. Plant or adopt a tree
DDOT will deliver free watering bags for every young tree — planted in the last three years — adopted through the “Canopy Keepers” program. The Gatorbags wrap around the base of the trees, and volunteers must fill them with 20 to 25 gallons of water per week, which slowly drips into the soil. visit ddot. dc.gov/canopykeepers.Jul 17. The D.C. Council has tentatively approved a major expansion of no-smoking zones in the city to include areas within 25 feet of any playground, private or public school play area, recreation center or Metrobus stop. The only caveats are that private homeowners or tenants who live within the 25-foot limit could still smoke on their own property, and that the bill won’t cover federal parks. [from Elizabeth Wiener, Dupont Current]The Republic of India bought 1438 U St. to construct a “state-of-the-art cultural center”.
National Trust for Historic Preservation building, 18th & Mass, being sold to AEI, with easements to preserve the historic interior. Story in Dupont Current, Jun 5.
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