Sunday, October 07, 2007
I look forward to seeing many of you at the launch party this Thursday 8pm at Temperance Hall. More details to come on the new site.
And please do let me know if there are any questions or concerns.
This site is nothing without you guys!
CLICK HERE FOR THE NEW PRINCE OF PETWORTH.
Saturday, October 06, 2007
Friday, October 05, 2007
When I think of Sotheby's Realty, I think of Georgetown or Kalorama or Gramercy Park. Now we can add upper Columbia Heights to the list.
Ed note: This house is located not too far from Taqueria Del Distrito Federal. A commenter mentioned the unpleasant sight of public urination on 14th St. Thus the title of this post. I know, I know, if you have to explain it then you shouldn't use it. Damn.
"I have a few questions of the day. Recently, I met a neighbor who has spent the last 37 years living on my block, raising children, and working at at least one business in the neighborhood.
She described the block of 37 years ago as being full of children, who were constantly running in and out of various families' houses, and she said that her children were raised by the entire community.
Today, we have very few children on the block... or maybe they just stay out of sight. I know two boys who ride their big wheels in the alley, but that's it.
Why are there no more families with young children?"
If you would like to submit a Friday question of the day just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
* 11:00 AM Pet Walk held outside of Sticky Fingers Bakery at 14th Street & Park Road
* 12:00-6:00 PM Festival Begins at Harriet Tubman Elementary School at 11th & Kenyon Streets
Wonderland Ballroom Bandstand:
* 1:05-1:45pm—Isabel Jazz Quintet
* 2:05-2:45pm—Flex Mathews
* 3:05-3:45pm—THE FIF
* 5:15-6:00pm—Pure Light Seed
Activities & Attractions:
* Rita’s Children’s area with a moonbounce and face painting
* Sticky Fingers and Columbia Heights Coffee’s Seniors pavilion with coffee and pastries
* Family Picnic area
* Food and Clothing Drive to benefit Martha’s Table and Harriet Tubman Women’s Shelter
* Local businesses, community organizations, and artisans
* Special appearances by local leaders
Thursday, October 04, 2007
Located just a few blocks north of Gloria's Pupuseria you can find this popular Taqueria at 3463 14th St. If you are looking for authentic you need look no further. Again, even the Coke's come in those awesome glass bottles and they taste slightly sweeter because they are bottled in Nicaragua. I had a beef tostada which was delicious and I saw other folks eating burritos which looked pretty mean as well. And even better news - they deliver if you are in a 2 mile radius (202-276-7331). Enjoy.
"Laying in bed with my wife this past weekend, hearing gunshots outside the window of Illinois, between Farragut and Gallatin...I came to the resolution I would purchase a shotgun for the safety of those in my home. An end I would have swore to never happen in my life, but our fear is becoming a daily piece of our District of Columbia life. And that is a tragedy."
the crime. I've noticed while walking my dog that there are signs
posted on some of the trees on the 1300 block of Sheppard stating that
if more than 2 people are found loitering they can be arrested. It's
some sort of community-based initiative to make that block a "drug
free" zone. Does anyone know how to spearhead such an effort? Does
there have to be prior incidents to establish an area as a problem
before an initiative like this can be done?"
Anyone familiar with this?
For a picture of the sign click here.
Wednesday, October 03, 2007
Hold on I have to stop laughing for a second. Ok, this is a photo from my local bodega in Petworth (from the cell phone, c'mon I can't always have my camera on me). At any rate, I was stunned and overjoyed to see that they were selling the traditional kosher wine Manischewitz. Manischewitz is the sickly sweet wine that every Jewish boy and girl knows all too well. Why it is being sold in Petworth that probably has a .05% Jewish population is beyond me. But the mere thought of someone slugging Manischewitz on the side of the road is simply beautiful. And a bit sad. I think this may be the only bottle of Manischewitz in the world that is located behind two inches of bulletproof glass...Now if you'll excuse me, I have some Manischewitz to drink.
him up New Hampshire Ave heading NE until they got into the shadow of
the trees. He was beaten unconscious and has several staples and
stiches. I'm very grateful that he's alive. Given the way he was
injured it easily could have not turned out that way."
Council Member Bowser responds: "I'm very sorry to hear about this incident. I am copying Commander Burton to have him increase officers and patrols in the area around the Petworth Metro station and the adjoining neighborhoods with specific attention in the later evening hours. The community's continued vigilance is important and we will follow this case closely."
My two cents: This is a tragic occurance and I wish the victim a speedy recovery. I still feel that these incidents, thankfully, are rare. But please be careful and use good street smarts - pay attention to your surroundings, don't talk on a cell phone while you walk late at night and don't listen to your ipod. Having said that, no amount of street smarts can always prevent an incident like this. So hopefully, we will get more MPD patrols as well.
Monday, October 01, 2007
Many of you probably saw the article in today's Post titled In Columbia Heights, Room for the Little Guys.
The article says: "The $149.5 million DC USA project is being developed by Grid Properties of New York. President Drew Greenwald said the firm will reserve 15,000 square feet, or about 11 percent, of ground-floor retail space for local and minority-owned businesses, under an agreement with the District to buy and develop the land. He will reduce rents by 30 percent to encourage smaller tenants."
But for me it is the little touches exemplified by this photo that I hope we never lose. This wonderful women sells sugar cane, mangoes and a variety of other tropical fruits. I bought a bag of sliced mango for 2 bucks. Not bad. I certainly hope these authentic street vendors will have a place as well.
As I've written before Columbia Heights Coffee located on 11th Street between Park and Monroe is one of my favorites. So I was wondering what are people's favorite places to work or study with free wifi? For those who say CH Coffee is too small, there is good news on the way. They have purchased the space next door and eventually will be expanding. When speaking with the proprietors they couldn't tell me exactly when the expansion will take place but my guess would be in a year or so. So what's your favorite?
For the expats who are curious about the condos being built above the metro, this is for you. You can see some serious steel(?) beams have been set otherwise despite a ton of work it still looks like a gigantic hole in the ground. But I believe they aren't supposed to finish until 2009...