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

Friday, January 30, 2015

Addis Ethiopian Restuarant Now Open at 707 H Street

ethiopian food by aaaaavry
ethiopian food, a photo by aaaaavry on Flickr. Used under a Creative Commons License
District Cuisine posted something January 19th announcing that Addis would open within a week or so and it happened last night. Late last week I was able to briefly chat with the owner who told me that they will immediately (soft) open with lunch and dinner service seven days a week. Addis does not currently have a liquor license, but the owner told me he intended obtain some sort of license that would allow Addis to serve beer and wine in the near future. Addis will have 59 seats with a total occupancy of 65. They will be child friendly, with highchairs available. They do plan to offer some sort of children's menu during certain times/days, but it seems like they are still trying to work that out. They do not anticipate offering any sort of entertainment in the near future. 707 H Street has been many things in recent years including J & V Pawn, and more recently the clothing stores Unik Style and Casual Corner. Back in 2011 someone also tried to open a place called Xclusive at 707 H.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Neighbors Petition to Save the Wylie Street Garden

From the Change.org petition:

Cities need gardens!  The community of ANC6a in Northeast Washington DC is growing with development and an exciting place to live.  The Wylie Street Garden has created community among the longtime and new residents over 10 years.  Two of three lots are privately owned and one is owned by H Street Community Development Corporation HSCDC.  The community of this neighborhood, HSCDC and property owners recognize the how public gardens bring value to our lives.  Time spent engaged in a green space after creates appreciation, communication, reflection and conversation.  We intend to save and update the only remaining green space along the H Street corridor as the heart of H Street that represents our historical path of perseverance.  Signing this petition will make a difference in every day of our city living in a great neighborhood.

Kathy Henderson Channels Kirby Delauter (AKA Stop Filming Public ANC Meetings)

Kathy Henderson is hopping mad that someone filmed two recent public ANC 5D meetings (portions of one meeting and the entirety of a second meeting) and posted them on YouTube. She really doesn't like that I embedded the videos on my blog so more people could watch them. She posted some weird messages to the Ward5 email list last night. Here is the exchange for your edification:

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

ANC 5D Special Mtg in Video, Open Letter, & Press Release

Video shot by Edward Milton

Okay, Friday's ANC 5D special meeting was the shortest ANC meeting I've ever been to (17 minutes); it was also exciting and full of surprises. First surprise: the ANC voted 3 to 2 not to participate in the ANC Security Fund. This caught me completely off guard and led to the second surprise: me on video. This is not me at my most articulate, and I certainly did not plan to be on camera. But very soon after the vote, Chair Kathy Henderson adjourned the meeting and I jumped up and asked for a little more discussion of the issue because I had not even contemplated the possibility of the ANC voting against participation. However, as I learned from subsequent discussion with the commissioners who opposed joining the ANC Security Fund, they had good reason to do so.

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Monday, January 26, 2015

Tomorrow: Trinidad Neighborhood Association Mtg


The Trinidad Neighborhood Association meets tomorrow Tuesday January 27th from 7-8:30pm at 1310 Childress Street.

On Agenda:
* DPR Spring Break Camps
* New Advisory Neighborhood Commissioners
* TNA Board Elections
* Metropolitan Police Department Update
* Department of Public Works

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Shooting in 900 Block of H Street

I'm getting conflicting reports of a shooting on H Street NE. I suspect that what may have happened is that there was a shooting near 8th & H and the victim (or another involved party) progressed to around 11th or 12th and H and headed east. I understand that portions of H Street have been blocked off.

[UPDATE: I'm told the shooting actually occurred in the 900 block of H Street, possibly in the H Street Connection parking lot near the 7-11]

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Friday, January 23, 2015

Weekend East City Event Round Up: January Super Saturday Edition

Plattner: Chronicles of War/Saints and Martyrs (the one with the Goya Third of May) 2007. 
Oil and Gold Leaf on Linen on Panel 40”x50” Courtesy of American University. 

Saturday, January 24

artdc Gallery – 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Join artdc for #WeTweetArt V3.0 the third version of their social media connected show. Viewers are welcome to visit the gallery or go online to connect with artists. The DC area artists involved in this show are working to connect with the whole world via social media so spread the word. For more information, click here.

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Thursday, January 22, 2015

Reminder: ANC 5D Special Meeting Tomorrow (Friday)

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ANC 5D Chair Kathy Henderson has scheduled (notice was sent out last week, so it is timely) a special meeting for 7-7:30pm tomorrow evening (because it is never a bad sign to schedule a public meeting for a Friday night). This meeting concerns financial matter (participation in the ANC Security Fund). This is the only topic on the agenda.

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