The Advisory Neighborhood Commission 4C met on Thursday, October 13th to discuss DDOT’s Livability Study, welcome Congressional Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton and agree to disagree, but nicely from now on.Read More
There's been a desire for an express busline on 14th Street for several years. DDOT studied the need in 2011 and 2012, and recommended that an express line be established. But so far... nothing has been done. There's a new Facebook group set up for residents to work together to push the city to move forward with the plan.Read More
Late last month, the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) released the final report for the Rock Creek East II Livability Study. Over a six-month period, the study looked at safety issues for vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians in Petworth, Crestwood, Brightwood Park and 16th Street Heights. The goal of the study “is to identify opportunities for safer travel for residents of and visitors to the study area, and to improve the transportation network, regardless of how you get around,” according to the final report.
There's a meeting on Friday, 10/21 to discuss the proposed bike lane for New Hampshire Avenue.Read More
Petworth is a unique neighborhood in many ways: we have tree-lined streets, two of DC’s most beautiful Circles, a healthy mix of single-family homes and apartment buildings, and a great sense of community. But one of our most striking characteristics is that we have a host of wonderful local businesses, many of whose owners and employees live right here in Petworth.Read More
It's Halloween time! Besides going door to door looking for porch lights turned on to find the people giving out candy, there's a number of block parties and other events happening to keep everyone entertained, spooked and safe.Read More
"Thrifting," the buying and selling of quality used goods, has been a signature part of 43-year-old Fia Thomas’ life. Coming from a family upbringing in which thrifting was second nature, Thomas started a business made for the enjoyment of her life-long hobby.
This is a special article by Howard University student Sytonia Reid.Read More
The Advisory Neighborhood Commission 4C is meeting on Thursday, October 13th for the October meeting. (The meeting was moved from the normal Wednesday to accommodate the Jewish holidays.) DC Delegate to Congress Eleanor Holmes Norton will be at the meeting.Read More
MPD sent out a warning to residents this week, reminding people that there have been a series of robberies from people supposedly buying / selling things from online sites like Craigslist. Basically, you find a great deal, agree to meet up some place and you end up getting robbed instead of selling your old iPhone.
MPD wants you to be safe, and consider using one of their "Exchange Zones."Read More
Whether it’s fate, kismet or constant coincidence, Carlie Steiner and Kevin Tien spent more than a year bumping into each other working at Oyamel and other DC restaurants, one creating interesting cocktails and the other cooking up inspired cuisine. Now these two are close friends and the partners behind Himitsu, the new Japanese-inspired restaurant opening at 828 Upshur Street. They’re looking to mix their individual skills into a new take on food and drink.Read More
On Wednesday, October 5th, Qualia Coffee will be transporting fans (and those that want a free cup of joe) to Luke’s Diner of Stars Hollows in the setting of the iconic WB show, The Gilmore Girls.
Qualia is one of five coffee shops in the DC area that will be celebrating “Gilmoreversary” (the 16th anniversary of the airing of the pilot episode of Gilmore Girls – for those of us not in the know).
This is the first article by new contributing writer Zina Abdelaziz.Read More
The things that make up our history as a nation come right from our own neighborhood. Learn about Petworth's connection to the new National Museum of African American History and Culture.
With the grand opening and dedication of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC), we see history being redefined and shaped right before our eyes.
Linda Crichlow-White is a well-known educator and author of “Back Then, There,” as well as being a former Petworth resident. While cleaning out her Aunt Edna’s DC apartment, Linda discovered old beauty products and supplies, posters, handbills and other significant items that she donated to the NMAAHC to add to their collection.Read More
Ever since Crane & Turtle closed earlier this year, people have wondered what will be the new restaurant to replace it on Upshur Street. Owner Paul Ruppert opened a short-term concept for Chesapeake seafood called Cappy's Crabs; the plan was for Cappy's to close by Labor Day and for a new idea to open in that space.
That new place is ...Read More