DPR plans to completely renovate both the little and big kids playgrounds, regrade the field and install a larger stage with a pavilion roof, upgrade the splash park, improve ADA access throughout the park, and install an outdoor teen hangout area with swings and other “passive movement” structures.Read More
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Two third-year nursing students at the Catholic University of America in Brookland are taking a class in Community Health, and as part of their course requirements they are conducting a “windshield survey” of a neighborhood in DC — in this case, Petworth. They’re hoping you’ll anonymously answer some questions about the neighborhood.Read More
Following the closing of some local businesses, Petworth is at a unique crossroads concerning its economic development. Do we let commercialization take its course, overrunning the surrounding local enterprises? Or do we change the tide and take action to support our neighbors’ businesses?
A Georgetown University non-profit is ready to offer micro-transactional loans to small businesses to help them succeed.Read More
What if you could go for a walk and talk to someone, dig into what’s going on in your life and have someone there to help? That someone is the Kennedy Counseling Collective, and they’re starting a new program to help neighbors get the benefits of therapy while reducing stress.Read More
DC’s newest fall music festival is just around the corner (Saturday, October 19th, 11am - 6:30pm). Down in the Reeds is a day long fall music festival, celebrating the power of music to heal across culture and community.Read More
Petworth used to have a post office on 9th Street. Even if the people who worked there weren’t always the nicest, it was convenient. When it closed in 2015, people wondered what was going to come next. Condos? A new business? In 2017, we found out it was going to be a youth pre-adjudication center run by the DC Courts. And now, it’s getting ready to open.Read More
On Monday September 16, 2019, two incidents of gun fire impacted our community near 4th and Taylor Streets. In total, 40+ rounds of bullets were shot in the direction of a house and/or individuals in our community. Bullets hit several houses and the community is scared and angry.
A guest article by Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner Jonah Goodman (4C10).Read More
This year’s Celebrate Petworth Festival was another great event — weather was good, music was great, food was awesome and the crowds numbered into the thousands. Here’s some video and photos!Read More
There can be magic when local businesses decide to work together, and this is especially true for Upshur Street’s Lulabelle’s Sweet Shop and Loyalty Bookstore, who are teaming up to encourage reading by giving a sweet reward!Read More