Posts Tagged ‘Brookland’

Combination Bike Store and Coffee Shop Coming to Brookland

Some of the most well-tread clichés about D.C.'s changing neighborhoods will soon combine into one project: A combination bike shop and coffee bar in Brookland.
The owners of Dupont and Foggy Bottom's Filter Coffee and Logan Circle's The Bike Rack are teaming up for the new project and are calling it the "first true bike shop/coffee [...]

From Housing Complex: Neighborhood Branding, Brookland Edition

My colleague Lydia DePillis is not terribly impressed by branding attempts in Brookland:
The problem with neighborhood branding is that many neighborhoods are similar: They have trees. They have history. They are close-knit communities.
For that reason, the four design concepts the Office of Planning has offered for a Brookland brand could probably apply to any number [...]

Looking for the Weed Man

The surviving member of a team of masked robbers that allegedly invaded a home rented by Catholic University students has pleaded guilty. Stefan Fields admits that he and two other friends busted into the house in Brookland in February looking for money and marijuana. In the end, police arrested Fields and shot his two cohorts. [...]

Neighborhood News Roundup: That Just Hurts Edition

A regular summary of irregular news and notes from neighborhood blogs and email lists around the District.

Save the Newel Post!: Park View D.C. ponders a single-family home renovation that has progressed quite oddly: "According to the permits on the front it still looks like the house is intended to be a single family home with [...]

Neighborhood News Roundup: Jemal’s Hookers LLC Edition

A regular summary of irregular news and notes from neighborhood blogs and email lists around the District.
No Beer Here: New Columbia Heights ruminates that the empty lot at 14th and W streets NW, which is slated to be redeveloped as condos, would make an excellent beer garden: "That said, wouldn't it make an awesome place [...]

Neighborhood News Roundup: High Powered Firearms Edition

A regular summary of irregular news and notes from neighborhood blogs and email lists around the District.
The Adams Morgan Bogeyman Succeeded: Unsurprisingly, ANC 2B voted against the liquor license application for a restaurant in the old post office building on 14th and T streets NW. Borderstan reports that a large mix of supporters and opponents [...]

Neighborhood News Roundup: Very Scientific Edition

A regular summary of irregular news and notes from neighborhood blogs and email lists around the District.
We Won't Go: JDLand continues with diligent updates on Near Southeast's fight to stay in Ward 6. A band of concerned residents has been laying it on thick, asking elected officials to leave them out of the redistricting process. [...]

Neighborhood News Roundup: Cat’s Meow Edition

A regular summary of irregular news and notes from neighborhood blogs and email lists around the District.
#four26dc: Happy voting to those who head out to the polls and cast a ballot for the At-Large D.C. Council election today. Bryan Weaver, who snagged the City Paper endorsement, also has the favor of at least one local blog. [...]

Neighborhood News Roundup: That Is Not Cute Edition

A regular summary of irregular news and notes from neighborhood blogs and email lists around the District.
For the Birds, III: Last week in Brookland, it was hummingbirds. This week, the neighborhood email list is chattering about robins—and, more specifically, how to kindly relocate them, without displacing them entirely. (Perhaps a metaphor for D.C.'s demographic growing [...]

Neighborhood News Roundup: Puppet Master Edition

A regular summary of irregular news and notes from neighborhood blogs and email lists around the District.
Bon Voyage, Burro: FoBoBlo reports that The Burro, Foggy Bottom's only non-chain Mexican restaurant, will be closing its doors today. Apparently, "a handwritten sign posted on their door makes the sad announcement.  I spoke with the cashier inside, who [...]

Neighborhood News Roundup: Brown-Headed Cowbird Editon

A regular summary of irregular news and notes from neighborhood blogs and email lists around the District.
For the Birds, II: Brookland is all about bird-watching these days. After a discussion over the weekend on what plants might best attract hummingbirds, a member of the neighborhood email list notes, "We have a bunch of brown headed [...]

Neighborhood News Roundup: Hide Your Lilacs Edition

A regular summary of irregular news and notes from neighborhood blogs and email lists around the District.
More Like Bladensburg Parkway: Frozen Tropics reports that Denny's will open its second D.C. location at 17th Street NE and Bladensburg Road (its first is on Benning Road in Deanwood). Commenters aren't completely convinced that the chain should be [...]

Neighborhood News Roundup: Spring Cleaning Edition

A regular summary of irregular news and notes from neighborhood blogs and email lists around the District.
Hell No: "We came. We protested. We chanted. What started out as 2, became 3, which eventually became 10 and then multiplied into 20. Ward 7 needs a lot of things. Another liquor store is most definitely NOT one [...]

Neighborhood News Roundup: Neighborly Concerns Edition

A regular summary of irregular news and notes from neighborhood blogs and email lists around the District.
Hug a Grad Student Today: Of much discussion on the Brookland email list has been what to do with the Colonel Brooks Tavern, a neighborhood institution that some feel should stay, and some feel should go. While the conversation [...]

Surviving Suspect From Brookland Home Invasion Will Remain at D.C. Jail

Throughout a D.C. Superior Court hearing on Thursday, Steffan Fields, a tall and wiry 21-year-old with a vine-like tattoo winding down his right arm, looked forward without engaging the audience in the third-floor courtroom. So it must have been difficult for the prisoner to get an idea of just who was sitting behind him.
After the [...]

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