A look at what's going on in Trinidad, on H Street, and in the larger area north of Capitol Hill.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Bullfrog Bagels Opens Today


Bullfrog Bagels (7am-4pm daily) is up and running in their new permanent space inside of the Star and Shamrock (1341 H Street). They have an impressive little set up on the left side of the bar.
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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Chupacabra Latin Eating Contest at the H Street Festival


Local News Round Up

The Apollo site as it appeared in 2012

The Washington Business Journal has the latest renderings and info on the Apollo project (north side of the 600 block of H Street) which will boast apartments, and a Whole Foods.

Urban Turf covers real estate pricing news in Trinidad.
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More Images of Local Tagging

A reader sent in these photos of damage caused by taggers who recently went on a rampage in the neighborhood. They vandalized dozen of residences both south and north of H Street.  You can see video of the suspects on a previous post. This post is photo heavy. I am adding a link to this group of photos (a Flickr set) both here, and to the earlier post. So follow the link above if you are worried about loading time, or otherwise want to control how you see the photos.

The suspects caught on tape
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Tips for Saturday's H Street Festival


I'd like to offer a few tips that might be useful (especially for those of us that live around here) to help you enjoy Saturday's H Street Festival:

1. Plan ahead for travel because the street will pretty much be blocked off all day.

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Are Your Ready for the H Street Festival?

H Street Festival 2014 from Michael Price on Vimeo

I hope the answer is yes, because it's this Saturday from 12-7pm. The H Street Festival has grown into DC's largest neighborhood based festival (at least that was true the last I heard) drawing crowds in excess of 100,000 people. It offers diverse musical entertainment. You can typically find hip hop, rock, gospel, jazz, and more. If the visual arts are more your thing, they've got that too (including some interactive exhibits).  This year's Festival reportedly features upwards of 500 performers and artists doing their thing on 14 different stages.
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Can You Identify These Vandals? [UPDATED]

We've see a rash of incidents in which vandals spray paint their tags on houses, fences, and other surfaces. The culprits hit dozens of properties. Luckily, someone caught two of these individuals on tape. Shown here are "Ms. Behave" and "DRIP" or "DROP." Call 202-727-9099 with any information. Here is a series of photos of some of the damage they left behind.
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Neighborhood: A Pop-Up Gallery Opening at Batter Bowl Bakery

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Though they will have free pastries at this event, you will surely also want to check out the regular offerings from Batter Bowl Bakery (403 H Street).

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Weekend East City Event Round Up: Hyattsville Arts Festival Edition

At the 2013 Downtown Hyattsville Arts Festival.  Photo by Phil Hutinet for East City Art.

Thursday, September 11
Gallery NK - 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
New H Street Gallery opens! For more information about the opening, click here.
Gallery NK is located at 321 K Street NE in the alley between "H" and "K" Streets NE. 

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Tuesday, September 09, 2014

MOTH Family Fest Sunday 9/14

kids at moth
Photo from MOTH Facebook page

Any of us who have lived around here for any prolonged period of time have noticed the baby boom in our area. I've seen it here in Trinidad, over in Rosedale, down in Near Northeast, & (obviously) in the larger Capitol Hill north area.

Multiple readers have written in asking me to let readers know about the upcoming MOTH (Moms On The Hill event. Details appear below:
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Lost Cat: Phineas

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A reader writes in with news of a lost cat in our area. Have you seen him?

REWARD - NE Washington, DC
8/28/2014 Lost Cat: Phineas, a 2 year old neutered male Himalayan long hair weighing 6 lbs, last seen on 28th in the alley between 7th and 8th Street off of I Street NE in Washington, DC. Phineas is off white with dark grey legs cat. He's mostly an indoor cat. He's microchipped,
Reward for his safe return.
Please contact Mary Hallam (mfh1031[at]yahoo.com) or 202-544-2016.

Lowes Breaks Ground in DC

Reader photo 

A reader writes in with news that the home improvement store Lowes has broken ground at Dakota Crossing. This is a bit outside of our area (it's near the Costco), but I figured it might be of interest to many readers.

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Monday, September 08, 2014

Sadness Town Presents a Live Podcast Event on H Street

Microphone, a photo on Flickr by Salina Canizales. Used under a creative commons license

I received a note about a pretty interesting event at Little Miss Whiskey's tomorrow night:

I'm a DC-based comedian recording a live comedy podcast called Sadness Town at Little Miss Whiskey's [1104 H Street] on Tuesday, September 9th. The idea of the show is that I have another comic come on, share a handful of songs that were important to them in high school, then we kind of riff on nostalgia and embarrassment for an hour to an hour and a half. I've recorded shows live around DC at Bier Baron and a few house venues, and the first couple episodes are up on iTunes. This is my first attempt at doing a show on H Street and I'd really appreciate any help in getting the word out.

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New at Union Market: dc dosa


While perusing the stalls at Union Market (1309 5th Street) this weekend I noticed a new addition (I believe it was in a space previously occupied by Gone Native). Dc dosa prepares dosas (sort of a South Indian crêpe) made with three different types of lentil bases. All of their dosas are gluten free and vegan. But don't let that convince you they lack flavor, because that is certainly not the case.

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Thursday, September 04, 2014

The 5x5 Project Brings Music & Public Art to H Street & NoMa

The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities has organized a free concert and reception at the now vacant R.L. Christian Library space (1300 H Street). This is part of the larger 5x5 Project, which is billed as DC's largest public art project. This is opening weekend for the project, which will run for three months, and consists of public art, events, and happenings.

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Circus at the O! 9/6


Art Exhibit: 8pm No Cover
Variety show: 9-11pm
Tickets: Advance $15, Day of $20
Tickets available online or in person at Cirque Du Rouge Tattoo (416 H Street). This event is 21+.

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