Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Tonight: DDOT Arboretum Bridge & Trail Project Meeting

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DDOT will hold a meeting tonight (Tuesday, May 21) from 6:30-8:30pm at the National Arboretum (3501 New York Ave. NE) to present design concepts and gather comments from the community. If you can't make tonight's meeting, they are holding another meeting tomorrow (6:30-8:30pm) at the Department of Employment Services (4058 Minnesota Ave. NE).

You can read more about what the project involves on the Anacostia Watershed Society's website, but this project is part of the Anacostia River Trail network ("ART"). Upon completion the 28 mile long network will connect the Arboretum with the Anacostia Waterfront and improve access to nearby neighborhoods.

Monday, May 20, 2019

Speeding Driver on Florida Ave Takes Out Light Pole, Ghost Bike, Car, & Fence

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Photo by Twitter user Blaise (@DC1F525)

Early Saturday morning (about 4:08am) a Chevy Tahoe traveling eastbound at a high rate of speed struck a light pole at 12th and Florida Avenue NE before also hitting a parked car, a no parking sign, a couple of trees, and a metal fence before coming to rest outside the tall townhomes on the corner of 12th & K Street NE. The light pole hit by the driver had a ghost bike attached to it as memorial to cyclist David Salovesh who was killed by a speeding driver of a stolen van who ran a red light (and also hit a car and tree) at the intersection last month.

Stabbing in at 16th & D Street NE

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There was a stabbing at 16th and D Street NE last night a little after midnight. I do not have any information on the status of the victim. The full text of the alert appears below.

Stabbing at 0019 hrs at 16th and D Street, NE. Lookout for a B/M wearing a black or grey shirt. 
DO NOT TAKE ACTION CALL 911 W/ EVENT #I20190292000
Sent to 5th District (PSA 501-508) Alert DC 
Sent by MPD Cad # 11045

Friday, May 17, 2019

Bar Bullfrog Now Open on H Street NE

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Photo by Barred in DC (on Twitter @BarredinDC)

Bullfrog Bagels celebrated the grand opening of Bar Bullfrog last night in the former Star & Shamrock space at 1341 H St. NE. You can download their full menu (all day, dinner, and brunch) from their website).  For dinner appetizers/small plates are price $7–11 and entrĂ©es $12–22. The offerings are pretty diverse, so I am confident something is going speak to just about any potential diner. In the mix you'll find bagel pizzas and sandwiches, brisket tacos, cauliflower with chile flakes/garlic/anchovy, pastas, mussels, and pierogi.

Hours:
Monday - Closed
Tue, Wed, Thu open 4pm - 12am
Fri, Sat, Sun open Noon - 1am

Thursday, May 16, 2019

The Deal with that Dangerously Delicious Pies Petition [UPDATED]

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Dangerously Delicious Pies decorated for the holidays in late 2017

Many of may have seen the vaguely worded petition that circulated online yesterday regarding Dangerously Delicious Pies (1339 H St. NE). The local shop, which recently once again was named the Washington City Paper Best of DC Readers' Pick for best pies, is in the process of renewing its ABRA license and they have a hearing scheduled for Monday, May 20 at 10am (2000 14th St. NW, 4th Floor). The deadline for petitions and letters of support was May 6.

The pie shop's petition is brief and doesn't give a lot of context for what is actually happening. Here's the petition statement:

A tale as old as time: We, an established DC small business, literally a mom and pop business run by a husband and wife team for over 9 years in the H st corridor, are being challenged by a neighbor who moved in just 1 year ago. We are humbly asking for the support of the community we live to serve and have loved to be a part of over the past decade. Thank you so much for your continued support.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Mehari Sequar Gallery Opens Tomorrow w/the Works of Artist Jamilla Okubo

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East City Art alerted me that H Street NE has a new 1,400 square foot art gallery that will hold its first opening tomorrow from 8–11pm. Mehari Sequar Gallery (1402 H St. NE) is an independent gallery dedicated to articulating global narratives by examining the world through art. Their first show, “Ain't going to tell you no story, Ain't going to tell you no lie,” highlights the mixed media works of Jamilla Okubo. Okubo's work "explores the folklore and proverbs of daily life in Black America. Experiential context sets the stage of Okubo’s paintings, with imagery that offers partial view of protected spaces where tales and talk circulated, enabling the passing on of wisdom through stories." Okubo's work will remain on view through June 7.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Watch Those Streaming DC United Games at Duffy's

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Duffy's Irish Pub (1016 H St. NE) has good news for DC United fans who might be worried about missing out on games since the team announced their multi-year streaming deal with FloSports, a subscription service that has the exclusive rights to broadcast at least 21 of 34 league matches this season. Duffy’s has made arrangements to stream the DC United Games in HD to our large screens via a beta pilot with Rockbot TV and FloSports.  The tavern will show the first streaming match tomorrow (Wednesday, May 15 at 8pm) when DC United faces off against Toronto FC. It's a great excuse to take advantage of Duffy's half price wings on Wednesday special, and the bar did just win the Washington City Paper's Reader's Choice for Best Wings in DC (they've held the honor several for several years running).

Monday, May 13, 2019

ANC 5D Meeting Tomorrow (Tuesday, May 14)

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Advisory Neighborhood Commission 5D will host its monthly public meeting tomorrow (7pm) at 371 Morse St. NE (Behind the Trader Joe's). The agenda appears below.

Welcome & Reports
  • Call to Order & Roll Call – 7pm (Comm. Lee)
  • Adoption of the Agenda – (Comm. Lee)
  • Adoption of the Minutes – (Comm. Linehan)
  • Chairperson’s Report – (Comm. Lee)
  • Treasurer’sReport – (Comm. Shropshire)