by Borderstan.com April 23, 2013 at 4:00 pm 0

From Eliza French. Follow her on Twitter @elizaenbref; email her at eliza[AT]borderstan.com.

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Greenway and Omari. (Image from Hemphill Fine Arts website)

This Wednesday evening, Hemphill Fine Arts will host a reception and performance by acclaimed tabla player Masood Omari and conceptual artist Abigail Adams Greenway.

The tabla is a percussion instrument consisting of two drums: one larger drum on the left, the bayan, and one smaller drum on the right, the dahina. It originated around 5,000 years ago in Northern India, and is now used in Hindustani music throughout southern Asia and Arab-speaking countries.

Omari and Greenway will play an original composition Omari wrote for the event. The piece combines elements from Western music and the classic style typically associated with tabla.

The performance is in conjunction with the current exhibition at Hemphill, “Rewilding,” by Julie Wolfe. Many of her works touch on themes such as “the fluid interdependence of life” and the interactions between humans and nature. The artist abandons the “anthropocentric viewpoint,” in which humans are the most important entity on earth, and encourages the viewer to do so as well.

The Details

  • Where: Hemphill Fine Arts, 1515 14th Street NW, #300
  • When: Wednesday, April 24, 6:30 to 8:30 pm

There is no registration or fee required to attend to the event, but seating is first-come, first-served.

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by Borderstan.com April 23, 2013 at 2:00 pm 1 Comment

"Dog"

The dog park at 17th and S Streets NW. ( Luis Gomez Photos)

From Cara Scharf. Email her at cara[AT]borderstan.com.

On most Saturdays, you can find me at the S Street Dog Park. It sounds normal until you learn that I don’t have a dog. I’m a self-professed “dog-park stalker,” one of those people who stands outside the fence, staring longingly at other people’s dogs because I’m not lucky (read, stable) enough to have my own.

Who You’ll Find at the Dog Park

In all my ogling, I’ve noticed that there are a couple of dog and owner archetypes that inhabit the dog park. Here are a few:

  • The helicopter owners: Watch out, Fido. These people are not leaving you alone for a second. Find a neat stick? Prepare to be scolded. Want to run with the other dogs? Good luck making it three feet before you’re called back. The helicopter owners rarely socialize with other humans, unless it’s to shake their head in commiseration about bad behavior.
  • The social butterfly owners: These owners know everyone else’s name and business. As soon as they arrive, they’re exchanging greetings and asking how your party went last night. This often results in the owners ignoring their dog’s bowel movement or “excessive barking” (which, according to a stern sign, is prohibited).
  • The old dog who can’t be bothered: Take a cue from the white hairs on this dog’s muzzle — he or she is not down with the running around and general merriment of the dog park. You’ll find this dog sitting under a bench out of the sun, but you’ll find its owner in the middle of a snarling pack of canines, desperately encouraging socialization.
  • The runner dog: The gate of the dog park is hardly closed and this dog is already off, running circles around the pee-drenched grass with several other dogs hotly on his tail. He can also take the form of an instigator, the one who doesn’t mind getting in a scuffle or showing some tooth to prove his dominance. Owners might be too absorbed in their cell phones to notice this behavior, or they’re just not sure what to do about it.
  • The little butt-sniffer and the big-butt sniffee who could care less: Self-explanatory… though I should clarify that these are dogs and not humans.

Where do you and your dog fit, or are you a stalker like me?

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by Borderstan.com April 23, 2013 at 12:00 pm 0

"Margarita"

Mariachis and Margaritas this Saturday, April 27. (Borderstan collage)

Put on a sombrero, listen to the mariachis and get into the Cinco de Mayo spirit this Saturday, April 27. It is not going to be like climbing the moon or sun pyramids in Mexico, but you will have fun tasting a different 12-ounce pour or Margaritas along the way during the Margarita March.

Eight local bars will be participating and a portion of ticket sales will benefit Inspirational Medicine and Washington Literary Center.

The Margarita March check-in is from 12 to 4 pm at Alero at 1301 U Street NW. You will then make the rounds, in the order you choose, to the other venues. The tasting tour will last until 10 pm, no need to rush through those margaritas.

Get your tickets here and do your Margarita March as you visit Alero, Bar Rouge, Ben’s Next Door, Judy Restaurant, La Villa, Nellie’s Sports Bar, Tabaq Bistro and Stoney’s.

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by Borderstan.com April 23, 2013 at 10:00 am 0

"Ultimo"

Ultimo: Lounge, Tapas y Carnes at 1633 17th Street NW, formerly La Frontera. (Luis Gomez Photos)

From Luis Gomez. Catch his photos at One Photograph A Day. Follow him on Twitter @LuisGomezPhotos.

There are more restaurant changes coming to 17th Street NW. Not only were Trio and Fox & Hounds sold earlier this year, but the green awnings up the street at 1633 no longer bear the La Frontera sign. It is now Ultimo: Lounge, Tapas y Carnes.

The owner, Jose Ramos Flores, said that the new restaurant will be serving Mediterranean and Spanish inspired food. “It is a complete renovation from management to menu.” The renovation has been going on slowly while the restaurant has stayed open. He wants to keep the customers coming as the “soft” opening goes on and he introduces the neighbors to the new menu.

Ultimo will be offering paella as well as cold and hot tapas. They have created a new bar menu with a renovated wine list and Martini specials.

As the renovation goes on and the new signage comes in, Flores plans on having a grand opening in two weeks.

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by Borderstan.com April 23, 2013 at 9:00 am 0

"Dining"

More than 30 restaurants in the area are part of Dining Out for Life. (Luis Gomez Photos)

You have more than 30 restaurants in the neighborhood to choose from for lunch or dinner on April 25 — it shouldn’t be a hard choice when it comes to supporting a great cause.

Food and Friends is ready to celebrate its 17th Annual Dining Out for Life this Thursday. More than 100 restaurants in the DC area will donate 25 to 110 percent of their proceeds to the organization. The proceeds will help make sure that children and adults facing HIV/AIDS, cancer and other life-challenging illnesses receive the daily, nutritious meals they need.

More than 30 restaurants in the Dupont, Logan and U Street area are participating in Food & Friends Dining Out for Life; check the full list to see all the options.

Dining Out for Life is an international event with funds raised in that city staying in that city.

Get ready, make your reservations and enjoy lunch or dinner for a good cause. Can’t make it out this Thursday? You can still give online to Food and Friends.

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by Borderstan.com April 23, 2013 at 8:00 am 1,673 4 Comments

From Lauren Levine. Email her at lauren[AT]borderstan.com

"Foodie"

Are you truly a foodie? (Borderstan collage)

How often have you read an “about me” for a 20-something and seen “food” or “restaurants” or “being a foodie” listed? “I can’t wait to try that new Mike Isabella restaurant,” they say, “I’m a self-described foodie.”

It’s no secret that food has taken over our country. And as a young professional, you could be struggling with defining your identity, and wind up calling yourself a “foodie.”

As someone who derives great pleasure from food but is certainly no expert and not a foodie, I’m here to guide you through deciding whether you are, or more likely, are not, a foodie.

Do you like going out to eat?

If yes, you are exactly the same as every other person in America. When given the option to cook for ourselves or have someone else cook for us, of course we are all going to choose the latter.

If no, you are most definitely, absolutely not a foodie.

Do you prefer going to restaurants that may be considered “fine dining”?

If yes, that simply makes you well-off, not a foodie. If you are a young professional, and self-described foodie, and you talk a lot about trying fancy new restaurants (and not in the context of restaurant week), then you’re kind of a dick. The rest of us are happy if we can pay rent in DC and maybe get sushi once a week.

If no, you may still be a foodie. Don’t be discouraged.

Do you like to cook?

If you answered yes to the previous questions, but no to this question, you are most definitely not a foodie. You are just lazy.

If yes, you may still be a foodie. Continue on.

Do you make up your recipes?

If no, and you still like to cook, you’re just a normal person. You may own a Joy of Cooking or worse yet, anything by Rachel Ray. But you are certainly not foodie.

If yes, you very well might be a foodie. I’m impressed.

Do you have a food blog?

If you do not make up your own recipes but you have a food blog, you are just a food scrapbooker, not a foodie. You may make my Google searches for “easy healthy turkey burger recipe” slightly easier, but you’re no Jose Andres.

If yes, and you make up your own recipes, you are probably a foodie. Congratulations!

Have you ever thought about food theory?

Can you name different spice palettes? Is food chemistry second nature to you? Can you explain the difference between julienne and chiffonade or hollandaise vs. béarnaise? You’re a foodie.

If not, just give it up. You simply like food, just like the rest of us.

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by Borderstan.com April 23, 2013 at 6:00 am 0

"Fire"

Fire Response is by thisisbossi from the Borderstan Flickr pool.

Photos of the Day are pulled from the Borderstan Reader Photos pool on Flickr.

Today’s photo, Fire Response is by thisisbossi. The photo was taken April 11. DC fire personnel responded to what ended up being a false alarm at the Salem Baptist Church; neighbors on a rooftop deck thought they’d spotted smoke rising from the building.

If you don’t already have a Flickr account, you will need to sign up for one, and then join the Borderstan Reader Photos group. Already a Flickr member? Join the group! You can submit up to five photos per day in the Borderstan reader pool. We are looking for photos from DC’s Dupont, Logan and U Street neighborhoods.

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by Borderstan.com April 22, 2013 at 4:00 pm 0

"Earth Day"

The third annual tree planting to celebrate the 44th Earth Day. (Courtesy WGES)

Today is Earth Day 2013, the 44th celebration since its inception in 1970. As the Earth Day Network explains, “The idea came to Earth Day founder Gaylord Nelson, then a U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, after witnessing the ravages of the 1969 massive oil spill in Santa Barbara, California.

“Inspired by the student anti-war movement, he realized that if he could infuse that energy with an emerging public consciousness about air and water pollution, it would force environmental protection onto the national political agenda.”

Locally, one of the annual events is an annual tree planting by Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF), Washington Gas Energy Services (WGES) and Sterling Planet; the third annual event was in Union Bridge, Maryland, on Saturday.

This is the third annual tree planting event, comprising more than 170 volunteers, including staff from CBF, WGES and Sterling Planet. Traditionally held just before Earth Day, the event benefits the local region in multiple ways. Planting 1,400 native trees and shrubs restores more than 6,000 feet, or seven acres, of stream bank, preventing pollution and runoff into the Wolf Pit Branch stream, which ultimately flows into the Atlantic Ocean via the Chesapeake Bay. These trees will also improve air quality by reducing carbon emissions in the Chesapeake Bay region.

A combined contribution of $132,000 was presented to the CBF-directed Carbon Reduction Fund, with $88,000 donated by WGES and $44,000 by Sterling Planet. Since its launch in 2010, the partnership has provided the Carbon Reduction Fund more than $400,000 in total contributions.

“Events like this tree planting demonstrate how best to save the Bay, through cooperation between government, business and citizens,” said Rob Schnabel, restoration scientist, Chesapeake Bay Foundation. “Today’s donation of $132,000 to the Carbon Reduction Fund from WGES and Sterling Planet will help us clean the water and air of Carroll County. We owe that to our children and grandchildren. We’ve made significant progress. Every effort we make helps finish the job.”

To date, Carbon Reduction Fund projects have supported the planting of more than 9,000 trees in Baltimore, Anne Arundel, Talbot, Frederick and Carroll counties in Maryland. Over a 50-year lifespan, the environmental benefit of these trees equates to avoiding the use of more than 900,000 gallons of gasoline.

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by Borderstan.com April 22, 2013 at 2:00 pm 0

From Rachel Nania. Check out her blog, Sear, Simmer & Stir. Follow Nania on Twitter @rnania, email her at rachel[AT]borderstan.com.

"Wandering Minds"

The Wandering Minds Society in DC. (Photo courtesy of Nikki Enfield)

If you think Washingtonians can’t come together to talk like civilized human beings about guns and gun legislation… well, you might be right. But that doesn’t mean Nikki Enfield isn’t going to try to make it happen.

On Monday, April 29, Wandering Minds will host one of its regular conversations and events — only this time the session will focus on an incredibly charged and politically relevant topic: guns. The event will run from 7 to 9 pm at Public Bar at 1234 18th Street NW.

For the evening, Wandering Minds will host Clinton Yates, columnist for The Washington Post’s “The Root DC” to speak for the pro-gun control side; Andrew Gaeckle, an activist for a moderate path who can also speak as a victim of gun violence; and Maryland State Delegate C. T. Wilson, a former prosecutor turned elected official to stand up for the pro-gun rights side.

All sides and opinions are welcome to join the judge-free debate.

Tickets to next Monday’s Wandering Minds are $9 in advance, $12 at the door and can be purchased online

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by Borderstan.com April 22, 2013 at 12:00 pm 0

"Le Diplomate"

Le Diplomate is truly French. (Laetitia Brock)

From Laetitia Brock. Email her at laetitia[AT]borderstan.com. You can follow her at @FrenchTwistDC and on her own blog, French Twist DC.

The writers here at Borderstan have been tracking the progress at Le Diplomate pretty much since it was announced that Stephen Starr was taking over the former Laundromat building at the corner of 14th and Q NW. Well, it’s finally here!

The 260-seat brasserie soft opened last week and it’s been swamped every night. We’re talking a good hour wait unless you show up right at 6 pm (or even better managed to get reservations). That didn’t stop me from stopping by twice last week to check it out.

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The patio on Q Street. (Laetitia Brock)

So far my first impressions are really positive and Le Diplomate gives out a truly authentic French vibe. I guess you could argue that it’s easier to get it right when you have the full weight of a large restaurant group like Starr Restaurants behind you, but Cuba Libre shows that it’s doesn’t always work out.

Oh, and it helps, of course, that Stephen Starr already owns a very successful French restaurant, Parc, in Philadelphia. But let’s get back to Le Diplomate.

The Space: Bright, Open, Spacious

Starting with the space. I’m not a fan of the very scantily clad ladies on the walls of the women’s restroom (if I want to see boobs, I have two of my own.) The men’s restroom has pictures of half-naked women. So why can’t the women’s restroom have pictures of half-naked men, like Estadio, for example? But that’s pretty much the only negative.

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Kronenbourg on tap. (Laetitia Brock)

The restaurant is bright, open and spacious, with a large bar area and a great patio. I love, love, love the Ricard tables, though I don’t love the $10 price tag on a glass of a pastis as much (in France, it’s more like €2). I love the bistro style tables on 14th Street, and can’t wait to sit there, a cup of La Colombe coffee in hand, reading Le Monde (they have copies of international newspapers and gossip magazines inside) and munching on a croissant once Le Diplomat starts breakfast service soon.

And I adore the “blanchisserie de chemise” (that’s French for laundromat) green room. What a nice way to pay hommage to the building’s previous life!

The Food: Spot On

Now let’s talk about the important stuff: the food. So far everything I’ve had has been spot on. I had to ask for extra bread (the bread is really good by the way) to soak up all the flavorful broth from the moules frites. I pretty much cleaned out the little dish of homemade mayonnaise. It’s so rich but so good.

I devoured the steak frites AND the hand-chopped steak tartare. I believe you can tell a lot about a restaurant by its raw meat, especially when it’s topped by a raw (quail) egg. I loved tasting the lamb shank and the tête de cochon and I can’t wait to try more!

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Steak Frites. (Cecile Remington)

So far, I haven’t felt like trying any of the desserts. I’ve just had the most amazing Cherry Clafouti at Café du Parc the other day, and quite frankly, my sweet tooth and I have pretty high expectations when it comes to French desserts.

Crème brûlée, tarte tatin, baba au rhum, pot de crème, those are all pretty typical French bistrot desserts but they seem a little basic to me and I want something different. I’ve seen their pastry chef post some pretty pictures on twitter though, so I have hope there’s more coming…

The Drinks

If I’m not impressed with the dessert menu, I do love the wine, beer and cocktail selection. The wine list isn’t too intense or long, but there’s something to pair with every dish on the menu as well as carafes of house wine (from La Vieille Ferme). There’s also original cocktails with French names that are kinda hard to pronounce but sound really fancy.

I mean, who wants to order a pressed grapefruit or a head to head when you can ask for a pamplemousse pressé and a tête-à-tête? It would help though if they could train the staff to understand them when people like me pronounce them with French accents.

Finally, I love that they have Kronenbourg en tap, pastis and coffee from La Colombe Torrefaction. Like Stephen Starr, La Colombe’s homebase is Philadelphia, though the owners (a Frenchman and an American) met in Seattle. They too will be expanding into the D.C. market soon when they open a coffee shop at the end of the year at 922 N Street NW, next door to Rogue 24. I’m looking forward to that, too!

I headed back to Le Dipomate for brunch on Sunday so I might have some updates. In the meantime, have you been to Le Diplomate yet? If yes, what did you have? What did you think?

A true French experience.  (Laetitia Brock & Cecile Remington)

A true French experience. (Laetitia Brock and Cecile Remington)

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by Borderstan.com April 22, 2013 at 11:00 am 0

"robbery"

Crime news from Dupont-Logan-U Street.

DC Police reported a robbery with the use of a knife at 1:40 am this morning, April 22, on the 900 block of Florida Avenue NW. The lookout is for two men, both armed with knives, according to DC Police; more details are below.

From DC Police Alerts: “Robbery Knife_0140 hours_900 Florida Avenue NW_LOF: 2 B/M’s, mid 20’s, short hair,  armed with knives. S-1 – black stocking cap. S-2 – white cap.  DO NOT TAKE ACTION CALL 911 W/EVENT #I20130186558, Sent on: 04/22 02:05.”

From the DC Police Twitter feed: “Rob Knife_0140 hrs_900 Florida Avenue NW_LOF: 2 B/Ms, mid 20s, short hair, armed w/ knives. 1 w/ black stocking cap & 1 w/ white cap // 8138.”

Police Alerts, More Information

You can sign up for alerts through Alert DC and get alerts  by e-mail, cell phone, pager or wireless PDA. When signing up, you can select alerts on crime, transportation, utility outages/issues, government closings, breaking news, DC-sponsored events and Amber Alerts. You can follow the DC Police on Twitter @DCPoliceDept.

You can get more information about crime in the Borderstan area through the MPD listservs for the Second and Third Districts on Yahoo! Groups.

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by Borderstan.com April 22, 2013 at 10:00 am 0

"vote"

Polls are open Tuesday from 7 am to 8 pm. (Luis Gomez Photos)

Tomorrow DC voters go to the polls in a special election to elect an At-Large member of the City Council. The seat became open after Phil Mendelson won a special election in November as Chair of the DC Council (in the wake of Kwame Brown’s resignation). Anita Bonds currently holds the seat as a temporary appointee and is a candidate in Tuesday’s election.

There are no party primaries and all six candidates (seven if you count former Councilmember Michael A. Brown who withdrew from the race but remains on the ballot). Bonds is facing Democrats Matthew Frumin, Elissa Silverman and Paul Zuckerberg; Republican Patrick Mara; and Statehood Green candidate Perry Redd.

Voters will also vote on Referendum 8, which would amend DC’s Home Rule Charter to give the city final authority over its own budget; Congress currently must approve all DC budgets. The Washington Post explains what would happen next with Congress if Resolution 8 passes.

Polling Place Locations

Not sure where to vote on Tuesday, April 23? The DC Board of Elections and Ethics (DCBOEE) website has a polling place locator app on its site. You can put in your address or (if you know it) your precinct number and your voting place will come up.

You can also look at DCBOEE maps with precincts by city ward. These are the precinct maps for Wards 1, 2 and 6. The list of precincts in the area area listed below.

Same Day Voter Registration

If you are not registered to vote, you can register and vote on Tuesday. Here is what you need to bring to your polling place on Tuesday — if you are not already registered — according to BOEE.

“If otherwise qualified, you may register at your precinct’s polling place on Election Day and cast a special ballot that same day. Valid proof of residence is either a copy of a current and valid government photo identification, or a copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document that shows the name and address of the voter.”

Borderstan-Area Precincts with Address

  • 4 – West End Public Library, 1101 24th Street NW (Ward 2)
  • 13 -Our Lady of the Americas Auditorium, 2200 California Street NW (Ward 2)
  • 14 – St. Thomas Episcopal Church Parish Guild Room, 1772 Church Street NW (Ward 2)
  • 15 – Foundry United Methodist Church Community Room Lower Level, 1500 16th Street NW (Ward 2)
  • 16 – Fifteenth Street Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall (lower level), 1701 15th Street NW (Ward 2)
  • 17 – Metropolitan AME Church Douglas Hall, 1518 M Street NW (Ward 2)
  • 18 – Kennedy Recreation Center Gymnasium, 1407 7th Street NW (Ward 6)
  • 21 – Watha T. Daniel-Shaw Community Library Large Meeting Room, 1630 7th Street NW (Ward 6)
  • 22 – Garnet-Patterson Jr. High School Auditorium, 2001 10th Street NW (Ward 1)
  • 23 – Rita Bright Community Center Gymnasium, 2500 14th Street NW (Ward 1)
  • 24 – Marie Reed Learning Center Living Room, 2200 Champlain Street NW (Ward 1)
  • 25 – Goodwill Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, 1862 Kalorama Road NW (Ward 1)
  • 137 – Garrison Elementary School Multi-Purpose Room, 1200 S Street NW (Ward 1)
  • 141 – Frank D. Reeves Municipal Center North Lobby, 2000 14th Street NW (Ward 2)

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by Borderstan.com April 22, 2013 at 9:00 am 0

From Melanie Hudson. Follow her at @champagne_me or Email her at melanie[AT]borderstan.com.

"Tango"

Ready to tango? (Melanie Hudson)

It’s April, which means the city has thawed, flowers are blooming, residents are sneezing, and shoulders and bare legs are peeking out from their hiding places. April also means bathing suit season is a shocking month away. For most of us, that sends a terrifying chill through our lightweight cardigans as we realize we must rearrange our schedules to accommodate extra hours in the gym. Boo hiss.

Out of the Gym: Pilates and Tango Dancing

This spring, get out of the gym and get thee to a better way of burning off those winter cassoulets: free Pilates classes outdoors in Farragut Square Park, and not-free-but-worth-it Argentine Tango lessons in Stroga’s gorgeous ballroom.

Tango is intimate and sexy. It’s also really difficult and great exercise. Watching the Tango performed is mesmerizing and hauntingly beautiful — and now, you can quit gawking and try it for yourself. Stroga (1814 Adams Mill Road NW) is hosting several different classes starting Friday, May 3 for all levels, taught by longtime instructor and Tango master Aja Fenn:

  • Four-week beginner series: starts Friday, May 3, 7:30 to 8:30 pm, $40 per class. This is an introduction to Tango for newbies, covering the fundamentals only. Partners are not required.
  • Tango taster class: Saturday, May 4, 5 to 9 pm. Call or email for pricing (202) 238-9642. This is a one day crash course for beginners. Partners are not required.
  • Intermediate Classes: starts Friday, May 3, 8:30 to 10 pm, $40 per class. These classes, taught by visiting instructors, are drop in each Friday for those students who are much further along in their dance. Call for class requirements.

Free Pilates Classes at Farragut Square

If the Tango is not your thing, try something more low-key but still guaranteed to kick your body in shape: Pilates. But not any Pilates — Pilates in the Park: outdoors, downtown, and free.

For 10 weeks starting Tuesday, April 23, the Golden Triangle BID is offering hour-long Pilates classes taught by instructors from everyone’s favorite studio, Yoga District, in Farragut Square Park (intersection of K Street and Connecticut Avenue NW) from 5:30 to 6:30 pm. No registration required but bring your Pilates or yoga mat. Don’t have one? Invest — it’s time to stop sweating on borrowed studio mats, anyway.

If you’re new to Pilates, it’s a low impact exercise to build strength and tone muscles all over your body. Many athletes use it to lengthen muscles for that dancer-like physique. If you’re new to it, it may seem easy until you can’t lift your legs the next day — which would make your Tango class even more challenging.

Check the website for more information or rain delays.  And kick it up a notch — Memorial Day is only a few weeks away!

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by Borderstan.com April 22, 2013 at 7:30 am 0

From Cody Telep. Follow him on Twitter @codywt, email him at cody[AT]borderstan.com.

"crime"

Crime news from Dupont-Logan-U Street.

Two unrelated gun crimes were reported in Borderstan late Saturday and early Sunday morning, by the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD).

18th and Florida NW Gun Robbery

At about 11:50 pm, a victim was robbed at gunpoint in an alley near 18th Street and Florida Avenue NW by two suspects.

The first suspect, who was armed with a black handgun, is described as a black male about 6’2″ tall with a dark complexion and dreadlocks last seen wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt. The second suspect is described as a black male about 6’2″ tall with a medium complexion last seen wearing a red jacket.

Shooting at 8th and N NW

At about 3:45 am on Sunday, April 21, MPD reported a shooting at 8th and N Streets NW. According to a post from police, an officer patrolling in the area heard the sound of gunshots and found a victim who had been shot in the lower leg. He was taken to the hospital for treatment. The suspect was described as a black male with a red shirt and was seen fleeing the scene on foot.

Attempted Robbery at 14th and W NW

Earlier, on Saturday, police made an arrest in an attempted robbery near 14th and W Streets NW, according to a post. A suspect grabbed the victim around the neck and demanded money. He fled after the victim yelled for police and was apprehended a short time later by plainclothes officers. The suspect was arrested for assault with intent to rob.

Anyone with information in any of these cases is asked to call the Metropolitan Police Department at 202-727-9099.

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by Borderstan.com April 22, 2013 at 6:00 am 0

"Painter"

Painter and Blossoms is by MichaelWalkerPhotos from the Borderstan Flickr pool.

Photos of the Day are pulled from the Borderstan Reader Photos pool on Flickr.

Today’s photo, Painter and Blossoms is by MichaelWalkerPhotos. The photo was taken April 12 at the Tidal Basin.

If you don’t already have a Flickr account, you will need to sign up for one, and then join the Borderstan Reader Photos group. Already a Flickr member? Join the group! You can submit up to five photos per day in the Borderstan reader pool. We are looking for photos from DC’s Dupont, Logan and U Street neighborhoods.

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