Posts Tagged ‘Palisades’

Photo: Woman with Dog

MacArthur Blvd, NW.  © 2013 Matt Dunn

How Did a Bear End Up in Palisades?

It’s been a good week for furry fugitives in the District. Just two days after Rusty the red panda staged a prison break from the National Zoo, a small black bear led D.C. police on a 90-minute chase through Northwest D.C. this morning.
The bear, which weighed less than 100 pounds and was deemed “harmless” by [...]

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: Tweeting Edition

A regular summary of irregular news and notes from neighborhood blogs and email lists around the District.
Cleveland Park Problems: "We live in McLean Gardens and we are having such a difficult time with out 900 Mhz baby monitor. We get a sporadic, static popping noise that forces us to turn it off in the middle [...]

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 [...]

After Potomac Floods, Life Sprouts Anew in Its Gorge

Monday's not-so-surprising flooding on the Georgetown waterfront, among other areas of the Potomac River, is a good reminder that although we Washingtonians live in an incredibly planned and built environment, Mother Nature can still pack a punch. Seasonal flooding has been going on for eons, which has helped carve one of the region's most spectacular [...]

The Needle: Armed and Rich Edition

Kill the Poor: The District's strict handgun control laws, thrown out by the Supreme Court two years ago, turned out to be yet another example of the rich in America being oppressed. Nearly half the weapons registered under the new regulations are owned by residents of Georgetown, Chevy Chase, and Palisades; more than 10 percent [...]

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4800 Block of MacArthur Boulevard NW, July 4

Mary Cheh Didn’t Authorize Gray-Cheh Firetruck Parade Chants

What is it about firetrucks and District politics?
If you happened to mosey on by the antique firetruck parked outside the Palisades Park recreation center on July 4, you might have gotten the sense that Ward 3 Councilmember Mary Cheh has come out in support of D.C. Council Chairman Vincent Gray’s mayoral bid over incumbent Adrian [...]

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MacArthur Blvd. NW, July 4

Candidates Swarm Stinky Palisades Parade

While Palisades residents love their annual July 4 parade and the throngs of local politicians and would-be politicians it brings to their leafy Ward 3 neighborhood, they might be already regretting it.

Neighborhood Watch: Fenty Intervenes in Palisades Tree Massacre

The Issue: As summer began giving way to fall, idyllic life in the Palisades was shattered by a dose of cold, cruel reality from D.C. electricity provider Pepco. To improve electrical reliability, Pepco wanted to cut down about 400 trees in the neighborhood as well as (gasp!) 16 others along a few blocks of MacArthur [...]

Neighborhood Watch: Loving/Hating Sidewalks in Palisades

The Issue: The city announced plans to construct sidewalks on the east side of University Terrace in Palisades as part of a reconstruction project, prompting immediate pushback from some residents who thought they'd make the neighborhood feel more "urban." Who knew four-foot-wide strips of pavement could be so controversial?

Photos: Palisades Parade, An Album

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