New bike & pedestrian trail coming to Piney Branch Parkway

New bike & pedestrian trail coming to Piney Branch Parkway

It's not just the roadway that is being replaced on Piney Branch Parkway. The DC Department of Transportation plans to update miles of bike and pedestrian pathways across the Rock Creek Park. This will impact vehicle access to Piney Branch Parkway, as DDOT plans to close Piney Branch Parkway to westbound traffic, maintaining eastbound traffic.

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Update: Piney Branch Parkway Rehab starts next week

Update: Piney Branch Parkway Rehab starts next week

Piney Branch Parkway, which runs from Arkansas Avenue NW down to Beach Drive, is terrible. The roadway doesn't have potholes, it has some random flat and smooth spots surrounded by gouges, bumps, crevices and canyons. Finally, the National Park Service is getting the road resurfaced, and it all starts on May 29th at 9am.

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"Truth Among Liars" culture & art house pops up on Upshur for 12 days only

"Truth Among Liars" culture & art house pops up on Upshur for 12 days only

What is true, what is exaggeration, and where does art intersect? 

Tom Pipkin, the creator of the local favorite Petworth Jazz Project, and the force behind the Celebrate Petworth Festival and the Petworth mural, is doing more than just asking those questions. Starting May 30th and going until June 9th, he's opening "Truth Among Liars," an art and cultural pop up on Upshur Street that will address the apparent absurdity of the answers. Every night is a different theme, and each night is going to be a cool experience.

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Mignot Restaurant & Cafe brings a taste of Ethiopia to Petworth

Mignot Restaurant & Cafe brings a taste of Ethiopia to Petworth

It seems that constant work is paying off for Sina, who owns this welcoming Ethiopian restaurant with her daughter, Rebecca. Mignot has a 4.5 star rating on Yelp and has built up a reputation for the best Ethiopian food in the neighborhood. That’s no small feat given the proliferation of Ethiopian eateries in the District.

Get to know Mignot, the next edition of the Petworth News Restaurant Spotlight.

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AFRH skips DC Zoning and Comp Plan, goes the federal action route

AFRH skips DC Zoning and Comp Plan, goes the federal action route

A recent article from the Washington Business Journal reports that the Armed Forces Retirement Home (aka the Old Soldier's Home) has decided to bypass the normal comprehensive planning processes in DC for the redevelopment of their property and move forward with redeveloping 80 acres using a "federal action." In fact, AFRH will be the body to give out work permits and certificates of occupancy, not DC government.

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Upshur Park to get an Avengers-themed Little Free Library, celebration Saturday at the park

Upshur Park to get an Avengers-themed Little Free Library, celebration Saturday at the park

In what has to be one of the coolest little projects around, Disney and the Little Free Library are unveiling a Marvel Avengers: Infinity War-themed Little Free Library at Upshur Recreation Center on Saturday, May 26th.

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Petworth Jazz Project jumps into its new season on May 26th

Petworth Jazz Project jumps into its new season on May 26th

Local jazz pianist Federico Gonzalez Peña and kids’ musician Baba Ras D kick off the 2018 season!

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Highlands' owners raise awareness and funds for an issue near to their heart

Highlands' owners raise awareness and funds for an issue near to their heart

The owners of the Highlands, Moe and Berty Garay, lost their daughter Gabriela to a brain aneurysm last September. Out of the pain of that loss, they've decided to honor Gaby's memory through supporting a non-profit that was important to her. On June 2nd they are hold a fundraising event to benefit building a home for disabled adults in Moneague, Jamaica called Gaby's House. 

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It’s raining, it’s pouring, the Powell Carnival will still be soaring! 

It’s raining, it’s pouring, the Powell Carnival will still be soaring! 

Not sure if you've noticed, but it's kind of raining out there! That won't stop the Powell Community Carnival -- it is still going on this Saturday, May 19th from 11:00-5:00pm.

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Piney Branch Parkway to get repaved, pleasing car struts and driver backs

Piney Branch Parkway to get repaved, pleasing car struts and driver backs

Piney Branch Parkway, the inlet from Petworth onto the Rock Creek Parkway and destinations north and south, is made up of about three feet of flat road surface... and about a mile of holes, gouges, pits, cracks and bumps that drivers either swerve around or sacrifice their cars' struts to the terrible road. It's not a pleasant ride. That’s soon changing…

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Meet your local MPD PSA 407 officers this Saturday, May 19th

Meet your local MPD PSA 407 officers this Saturday, May 19th

How well do you know the officers who patrol the Petworth area? Now you have an opportunity to get to know two of the leaders of Police Service Area 407 on Saturday, May 19th from 9-11am at Slim's Diner (4201 Georgia Ave NW) at a new series called MPD on the Patio.

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