Posts Tagged ‘Petworth’

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Caribbean Day Parade 2011

June 27, 2011

The annual DC Caribbean Day Parade down Georgia Avenue was shorter this year and was sadly marred by a shooting  late in the afternoon. But Rachel and I caught some of the parade – the costumes were as outrageous as in years past – and we tried to take some “family friendly” photos:

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14th Street triangle baking experiment…

May 10, 2011

Many recent DC park renovations are honestly impressive, so the paving over of the little triangle at the intersection of 14th, Oak, and Ogden Streets NW seems even more depressing. Before it was torn up and paved over, this park used to have benches popular with a  “colorful crowd” (which responded to the park’s closing last year by moving down the block). In the weeks since it was reopened, I have yet to observe anyone try out these strange stool-like structures. Is the new tree-less cement expanse some sort of urban baking experiment?

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Tree-shick!

May 4, 2011

1205 Shepher Street Tree

Props to Rachel and a handful of neighbors for drawing attention to this big old tree at 1205 Shepherd Street, which was recently marked with the “orange dot of death,” indicating the DC Urban Forestry Administration planned its removal. Last weekend the dot was removed!

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So long “stinky” Safeway?

January 25, 2011

Woohoo! Petworth’s “stinky” Safeway is getting a major makeover. How big is the news? Local blogger Prince of Petworth captures the spirit, “This news is so huge that I have passed out twice since starting to write this and I’m only on the first paragraph. This is, in the parlance of our times, a true gamechanger.”