Posts Tagged ‘Cleveland Park’

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: 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: Not Just For the Late Night Shots Crowd Edition

A regular summary of irregular news and notes from neighborhood blogs and email lists around the District.
More Than the Sum of Tom-Tom: The Very Cherry AdMo Pop-Up Shop sprung up to fill the empty space on 18th Street left by Uptowner Deli, but members of the Ward 1 email list are crediting it with more [...]

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: Un-hearty Edition

A regular summary of irregular news and notes from neighborhood blogs and email lists around the District.
Tag, You're It: Park View D.C. looks at the prolific work of neighborhood tagger "nero"—with pictures!—intending to highlight why his graffiti is a blight on the neighborhood. But some commenters feel that publicly shaming the tagger isn't the best [...]

Neighborhood Watch: Librarian Layoffs Rattle Cleveland Park

The Issue: After the D.C. Public Library announced citywide staff reductions in early June, Cleveland Park residents flocked to their community Listserv last week to gripe about the decision. Residents' anger seems to stem from the seemingly high number of employees dismissed from the Cleveland Park library, specifically. Out of the 40 library employees laid-off across D.C., five worked [...]

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Neighborhood Watch: National Zoo Metro Stop, ‘Pity the Unknowing Tourists’

The Issue: It’s elephant feeding time! As tourist season nears, local businesses around the Woodley Park-Zoo/Adams Morgan Metro station gear up for zoo-goers, leaving eateries and shops near the Cleveland Park Metro out in the cold. In the early '80s, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) designated Woodley Park as the official National Zoo [...]

In Cleveland Park, Honk if You Hate Speed Humps

Speed humps are for traffic control, but they're so much more than that. With throwing people into the stocks out of fashion, humps are the only form of social shaming we have left.
But some drivers on Cleveland Park's Newark Street refuse to accept the concept of "reasonable speeds." Since speed humps (or bumps, if you [...]

Neighborhood Watch: The Cleveland Park Giant Grocery Controversy Lives On

The Issue: The never-ending battle (read: 10 years) over construction of a new and improved Giant on Wisconsin Avenue seemed to have finally ended last summer when the Zoning Commission voted unanimously in favor of the project. Not so! There's another twist that has tied things up – potentially for a few more years.

Our Morning Roundup: Which Ward Has Heard The Most Gunshots?

Barry Farm Re(mixed) praises a local dance troupe that gained fame(?) on a reality show: "I'm sad to say that I didn't get a chance to watch America's Best Dance Crew on Sunday, and as a result, missed the final performance of River East's dance crew, Beat Ya Feet Kings. But I will say, that [...]

Dear Abby: Should I Take Advice from My Neighborhood Listserv?

The other day, City Paper asked: Is Cleveland Park dead?
Well, this blogger submits that it can't be, even if the Starbucks and 7-Eleven did close. Because its neighborhood listserv – #1 in CP's "Best of D.C." issue – now has its own advice columnist! And she, like, used to dole out advice at Playboy [...]

VIDEO: Is Cleveland Park Dead?

Cleveland Park is starting to look like an old steel town. Last week, Starbucks and 7-Eleven closed, adding to a growing list of shuttered shops: a Blockbuster, a Magruder's, a Cold Stone Creamery, etc. WUSA's Bruce Johnson examined the corpse last week wondering why such an elite 'hood had fallen on hard times. Councilmember Mary [...]

Our Morning Roundup: Hung Up Edition

Good Morning, City Desk readers!  While City Paper is busy commemorating Sexist Day here at the office, all sorts of newsy events are happening all over the city, so here it is.

Alexandria Police Chief David P. Baker announced his retirement yesterday afternoon, ending a 40-year career in law enforcement.  This comes in the aftermath of [...]

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