Posts Tagged ‘Bloomingdale’

Sarah Jessica Parker and Frank Gehry Eat Dinner at Big Bear Cafe

Yes, the tales of rapidly changing Bloomingdale are getting trite, but here's one more example that the neighborhood has, well, changed: Celebrities are going there.
Last night, Sarah Jessica Parker, Frank Gehry, artist Chuck Close, and Troy Andrews (aka Trombone Shorty) gathered at Bloomingdale's Big Bear Cafe for a casual dinner.
Big Bear knew they were coming [...]

It Rained. D.C. Hasn’t Washed Away Yet. People Tweeted.

The rain is falling, D.C. is under a flood warning until 3 p.m., and a flash-flood watch is in effect until tomorrow at 6 a.m. While the city hasn't seen any extreme flooding today, according to DC Water spokesman John Lisle, the agency has a crew on the streets monitoring two adjacent neighborhoods that typically experience [...]

When Gentrification Rode Into Bloomingdale, Windows Cafe & Market Saddled Up

When he opened Windows Cafe & Market in Bloomingdale in 2001, Hunegnaw Abeje peddled mostly beer and chips from behind a Plexiglass window. Now, he stocks $10 organic maple syrup, and the Plexiglass is long gone.
Windows is typical of the D.C. corner stores that have upscaled in an attempt to grab hold of the new [...]

Fruit-Throwing Tweens Terrorize Bloomingdale

Normally, the sight of a child with a fruit would be a warm one. But that's not the case in Bloomingdale. Fruit-throwing adolescents are causing so much trouble that two police districts have had to get involved, according to listserv emails first posted on PoPville.
The trouble started on March 19, according to the email from [...]

Bloomingdale United

I grossly miscalculated this thing. The plan was to walk around my neighborhood—the perennially chill, increasingly crunchy Bloomingdale—and then head to U Street, and then get to the White House just as Ohio or Florida broke for the winning candidate in order to shoot choppy footage on my white iPhone.
Instead, Karl Rove is playing fuzzy [...]

District Line Daily: Sandy in Pictures

A morning roundup of news, opinion, and links from Washington City Paper and around the District. Send tips and ideas to citydesk@washingtoncitypaper.com.
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Now that Sandy's passed, remember the megastorm in a photo essay, available in the print [...]

The Bloomingdale Horseman of the Apocalypse?

Bloomingdale floods whenever the sky gets cloudy, so naturally, with Hurricane Sandy approaching, far stranger things are happening on the streets there.

The Needle: Leslie Knope on D.C.

Train in Vain: Councilmember Jack Evans promises that Metro will be open for spectators leaving late-night Nats games, but he's mum on who's footing the bill. -3
Hollywood on the Potomac: Apparently, those Parks & Recreation scenes filmed in Washington this summer paid off. In one episode, character Leslie Knope, played by Amy Poehler, describes Washington [...]

The Needle: Stolen Hooters BMW Reappears

Beaming Beemer: The man who lent a strange couple his BMW at a Fairfax City Hooters last month has gotten his car back. Police found the car in Fairfax County, where it still had the laptop and engagement ring the owner had left in it. A strange story comes to a strange end.  +0
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Neighborhood News Roundup: Peak Yums Edition

A regular summary of irregular news and notes from neighborhood blogs and email lists around the District.
Burning Up: Over the past week, a flurry of letters between the Bloomingdale Civic Association and the would-be manager of the supposedly forthcoming Engine Company 12 have been exchanged—predominately via local blogs. We Love DC has a very apt [...]

Neighborhood News Roundup: Everyone Wants to Live in Ward 6 Edition

A regular summary of irregular news and notes from neighborhood blogs and email lists around the District.
We Won't Go: The Hill is Home has been all over the consideration of parts of Ward 6 (Hill East, Near Southeast) being moved to Ward 8—better known as Marion Barry's preferred method by which to increase the size [...]

Neighborhood News Roundup: A Very Merry Unbirthday To You Edition

A regular summary of irregular news and notes from neighborhood blogs and email lists around the District.
O Bikeshare, Where Art Thou? With the news of the expansion of Capital Bikeshare, The Hill is Home has asked readers where they might like to see a station—if the neighborhood is lucky enough to snag one or more [...]

Neighborhood News Roundup: Grrr Edition

A regular summary of irregular news and notes from neighborhood blogs and email lists around the District.
I Love the 90s: The 90 bus line's stops in Adams Morgan have been rerouted to accommodate the 18th Street streetscape construction, and some residents are none too happy. Writes one, on the Adams Morgan email list, "Who the [...]

Neighborhood News Roundup: In Transit Edition

A regular summary of irregular news and notes from neighborhood blogs and email lists around the District.
Parking Fairies: From the Bloomingdale blog comes an announcement by a local resident who has convened a "parking focus group" because, "...CM Thomas and Dr. Johnson expressed that they wanted to empower members of the community to take charge [...]

Photo: From the Series: Other People’s Pets

Three for the Road,  First Street NW, November 24

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