Wednesday, March 31, 2010
A number of the changes Metro is considering greatly affects Columbia Heights, including a proposal to eliminate Yellow Line service to Fort Totten. Ward One Councilman Jim Graham has made it clear he is against the Yellow Line cut. And the MidCity Business Association has started an advocacy campaign to keep public transportation options available to locals and neighborhood visitors, alike. Visit midcitylife to sign the petition.
What are your ideas to fix Metro?
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Here is what ULI had to say about Columbia Heights:
Columbia Heights, Washington, DC (The Government of the District of Columbia) Arising from a city-led initiative to revitalize a neighborhood destroyed in the riots following Martin Luther King, Jr.'s assassination, Columbia Heights features 1.2 million square feet of new development, including more than 600 housing units, 650,000 square feet of large-format and community retail, and refurbished cultural and public spaces.
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Best Bakery - 1st: Sticky Fingers Bakery
Best Burger - 1st: Five Guys
Best Electronics Shop - 1st: Best Buy
Best Neighborhood Bar - 1st: Wonderland Ballroom
Best Pho - 1st: Pho 14
Best Thai Restaurant - 1st: Thaitanic
Best Vegan Restaurant - 1st: Sticky Fingers Bakery
Best Outdoor Patio - 2nd: Wonderland Ballroom
Best Place to Smoke Weed - 2nd: Malcolm X Park
Best Singles Bar - 2nd: Wonderland Ballroom
Best Up and Coming Neighborhood - 2nd: Columbia Heights
Best Dive Bar - 3rd: Wonderland Ballroom
Best Greasy Spoon - 3rd: Florida Avenue Grill
Best Metro Stop - 3rd: Columbia Heights
Best New Bar - 3rd: Room 11
Best New Yoga Studio - 3rd: Quiet Mind
Best Pizza - 3rd: Pete's Apizza
Staff Pick: Best Bar with Board Games - Red Derby
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Alero provides some of the most generic Mexican food in all of DC. But their margarita pitchers are maybe my favorite... after Las Placitas on Capitol Hill.
And to answer your question PoP, YES this IS a good fit for that space. The problem I always had with Rumberos is that it was overpriced and not that interesting. Alero is not that interesting, but the price is right.
I really hope they do late night, because SOMEONE in Columbia Heights needs a better, cheap late night.
Thursday, March 18, 2010
More information about the renovation and expansion of the Mt. Pleasant Library is available here - http://dclibrary.org/node/608.
Monday, March 15, 2010
Friday, March 12, 2010
Design Assistance Workshops:
Wednesday, March 24 from 6:30 - 8 pm
Saturday, March 27 from 12 - 1 pm
Both will be held at the DCCAH office – 1371 Harvard Street NW. Those interested in submitting a proposal are encouraged to attend. The workshops will be facilitated by Jann Rosen‐Queralt who is responsible for the mosaic design of the metro and fountain plazas.
Proposal deadline: Monday, April 12 at 6:30 pm
Download the full call for artists here (424 KB pdf)
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Lots of excellent history for the CH resident can be found here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Columbia_Heights,_Washington,_D.C.
Monday, March 8, 2010
Just a few days ago they were out of one of the only veggie items on the menu - the mushroom dish. So we ordered the "Vegetable Tempura," which I would not describe as tempura at all, but rather deep-fried beer-battered carrots. The vegetables are grease soaked by the time they reach the table, there was probably a 2:1 batter to veggie ratio, and I think there were two or possibly three vegetable varieties at most.
In case you'd like to disagree and try it out, here is in the info:
$5/$11/$16 Veggie Tempura & Oven Roasted Madeira Mushrooms in the Living Room
Vegetarians need not be wary of the Living Room at Social our food specials will make any Monday better! The Oven Roasted Madeira Mushrooms are a delectable meat-free option served with creamy Herbed Goat Toast, coupled with the Veggie Tempura, Social can be your dinner destination.
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Street cleaning resumes March 22. Ticketing for not complying begins March 29.
More info here.
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
WHEN: Saturday, April 3, 2010 from 9AM – 12PM
WHERE: Across Columbia Heights in Washington, DC
WHAT: Columbia Heights Spring Clean is a neighborhood-wide yard sale and charity drop-off event
WHO: The event is open to all Columbia Heights residents who want to hold a sale, participate in a group sale, volunteer or shop
SIGN-UP: Email Josef Palermo at firstname.lastname@example.org