SYMHM: Anti-Semitic Flyers, Joan of Arc Repairs, Farragut North Mess

by December 7, 2011 at 8:00 am 1,477 0

Joan of Arc, Meridian Hill Park, Luis Gomez Photos

The Joan of Arc Statue in Meridan Hill Park is getting repairs, including a new sword. The statue was a gift from the “Ladies of France in Exile in New York” in 1922, according to Wikipedia. (One Photograph A Day)

From Michelle Lancaster. Follow her and tell her your news on Twitter @MichLancaster or email her at [email protected].

Cleveland Park Targeted With Anti-Semitic Literature

Sometimes we venture outside our ‘hood when the news compels us. And the distribution of anti-Semitic posters to what appears to be targeted households in Cleveland Park, as per reports on the Cleveland Park listserv, compels us. In an account posted to the list serv, and confirmed by other members, a number of households had homemade flyers, covered in copy-pasting anti-Semitic language and references, delivered to their front doors. This kind of hate mail is bad enough, but is made worse by the fact that not all households received this little gift. On more than one street, it was only delivered to houses where Jewish families, or those that “looked Jewish,” lived. The flyers and incidents were reported to the police on Monday evening.

Joan of Arc Gets Waxed

The Joan of Arc statue in Meridian Hill Park is getting a little TLC. According to one observant reader (hat tip to Chris Siddall), the statue is getting a few new pieces, including the replacement of a sword. She is also getting some work done, including a new coat of patina and a wax. As you can see from her glamor shots in DC Memorials, this is a long overdue update for the French lady. I bet Carla Bruni approves.

Farragut North Station to Stay in Disrepair

Well, at least for now, as WMATA is focusing their attention on the Dupont Circle station. The Red Line, as we all know, has more than its fair share of issues and the Examiner reports that Farragut North has perhaps some of the most pressing. You know about the water leaks if you ride through the area and if you read any papers at all about a year ago, you know they found asbestos in the ceiling panels while beginning the renovation. While that remediation has recently ended, don’t expect a smooth ride through these two stations on the Red Line for awhile.


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