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by Borderstan.com — June 27, 2013 at 12:00 pm 0

From Namita Koppa. Email her at namita[AT]borderstan.com.

"Chocolate"

Chocolate, anyone? (Namita Koppa)

I don’t know what the weather gods were thinking, but apparently as soon as the summer solstice descended upon Borders tan, the temperature climbed up too. It is HOT out there, guys! While beer is flowing here and here and here, sometimes it’s nice to sit down with something slightly more G-rated.

Like an ice cream sundae.

What better topping for an ice cream sundae than chocolate syrup?

What if I told you that the chocolate syrup you buy in the grocery store takes you 15 minutes to make in your own home?

Check this for your next summertime party:

Chocolate Syrup

(minus artificial sweeteners and preservatives)

Ingredients

  • ¾ Cup Water
  • 1½ Cup Sugar (adjust to taste!)
  • ¾ Cup Cocoa
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 2 Tablespoons Corn Syrup or Maple Syrup

Directions

  1. Over medium heat, whisk all of these ingredients together until well-blended, smooth, and shiny.
  2. Let cool for 10 minutes before serving over ice cream, stirred with milk, in coffee, or with a spoon of your favorite nut butter!
  3. Other variations include making the chocolate sauce with less sugar and mixing it with a bit of Sriracha. Serve over poultry or even as a simple substitute for mole sauce.

Enjoy!

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by Borderstan.com — June 18, 2013 at 9:00 am 0

From Mathew Harkins. Email him at mharkins[AT]borderstan.com.

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Martha’s Table on 14th Street NW. (Luis Gomez Photos)

There’s a lot to be thankful for in our community. Borderstan is home to some wonderful development projects, from new condos and apartment buildings to new supermarkets to a seemingly unending supply of new restaurants, bars and cafes.

There are a lot things being offered in the neighborhood, so why not carve a little time out of your day to give something back?

Along with all those great things mentioned above in the neighborhood, there are some great venues for volunteering here in Borderstan.

N Street Village

N Street Village, located on N Street between 14th Street and Vermont Avenue, is a facility designed to help homeless and low-income women in our neighborhood through supportive services and housing. NSV takes a broad, holistic approach in assisting these women as they face a number of challenges that vary from individual to individual, including homelessness, addiction, mental illness and more.

A selection of the volunteer opportunities at NSV includes: tutoring, preparing and serving meals, maintaining the courtyard garden, helping with fundraising and much more. To find out more about these opportunities and to apply to volunteer, head over to the NSV Volunteer page.

Common Good City Farm

Since there’s no better way to state it than what’s already on their website, Common Good City Farm’s mission “is to grow food, educate, and help low-income DC community members meet their food needs.” Located just outside the Borderstan area near V and 4th Streets, CGCF is exactly what it sounds like: a small farm in the middle of the city that teaches residents and students about food production, healthy eating and environmental sustainability.

Just last year, they CGCF “provided over 6,300 pounds of fresh vegetables to low-income families.” There are many ways to help, including donations, dropping off scraps for composting and volunteering on the farm itself. See their Get Involved page as well as their Volunteer page for more information.

Martha’s Table

Located on 14th Street between V and W Streets, Martha’s Table uses education, nutrition and family support services to address poverty and issues stemming from poverty. Some of their volunteering opportunities include preparing food, tutoring children and staffing their mobile soup kitchen. You can find out more about these opportunities and fill out a volunteer application on their Volunteer Opportunities page.

Other Organizations

  • Bread for the City – “The mission of Bread for the City is to provide vulnerable residents of Washington, DC, with comprehensive services, including food, clothing, medical care, and legal and social services, in an atmosphere of dignity and respect.”
  • SOME (So Others Might Eat) – “An interfaith, community-based organization that exists to help the poor and homeless of our nation’s capital. We meet the immediate daily needs of the people we serve with food, clothing, and health care.”
  • DC Central Kitchen – “Through job training, healthy food distribution, and local farm partnerships, DC Central Kitchen offers path-breaking solutions to poverty, hunger, and poor health.”
  • Church of the Ascension and Saint Agnes – A local church, located on Massachusetts Avenue between 13th and 12th Streets, with a handful of programs that reach out to the neighborhood through blood drives, partnering with other institutions (like NSV), working with local seniors and the disabled, and more.

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by Borderstan.com — June 14, 2013 at 1:00 pm 0

From Mathew Harkins. Email him at mharkins[AT]borderstan.com.

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A nice outdoor space to celebrate Father’s Day. (Luis Gomez Photos)

According to Wunderground.com, the weather here in DC should be pretty nice for Father’s Day this Sunday. This means that no matter the type of dad that you have, there’s something for you to do together, both indoors and outdoors. You’ve surely been thinking of something nice to do for the guy but incase you haven’t, we’ve put together some ideas for you.

What Father’s Day list is complete without a recommendation for brunch? We have neither the time, space, nor bandwidth to list all of the places offering brunch and/or brunch specials on Father’s Day, so let me just mention one here. The Hamilton, admittedly a little out of the Borderstan boundaries, is putting on a Father’s Day Gospel Brunch at 12:30 pm on Sunday. I wouldn’t include it here if it didn’t sound pretty awesome. Buy your tickets, get there early for good seats and your fill of Southern breakfast classics, and then hear a great show at 1 pm by the Gospel Persuaders.

Okay, so you’ve eaten way too much mac and cheese, beef brisket, french toast and home fries. Provided you and Dad can still move, take advantage of the great weather by renting some bikes from Capital Bikeshare and touring around some of Borderstan’s great parks. In case you didn’t make it into brunch – I know, everybody seems to be out – you can pack a picnic and relax in Logan Circle, Meridian Hill Park, or wherever your favorite place is.

Is Your Father The Handyman Type?

We are fortunate to have one of the very best hardware stores in town at Logan Hardware on P Street. If there is a project he has been working on, has been planning to work on, or is even just lingering in the back of his mind, the smart and friendly staff will be able to help out. And even if there isn’t a household project in mind, this store is stocked with enough stuff that something will likely catch his attention. For bonus points, offer to help out with whatever he’s working on.

Is Dad The Sporting Type?

The Nationals are going to be playing the Indians in Cleveland at 1:05 pm on Sunday, so why not treat the guy to some beer and bar food at one of our sports bars? Maddy’s Taproom, Stoney’s, Buffalo Billiards, etc.; there’s no shortage of places to while away the afternoon in the glow of America’s pastime. If he’s more of an Orioles guy, the Red Sox will be visiting Baltimore at 1:35 pm on Sunday. If you’re ambitious, head out to Baltimore; if you’re feeling local, sidle up in front of those bar televisions with your neighboring Nats fans.

Whatever you do, there are two things to remember. One, your dad enjoys spending time with you no matter what you’re doing, so don’t stress out too much and just have a good time with the guy. Second, try not to convince your dad that Father’s Day was last weekend. I did that last Sunday and stressed how good of a son I was because I remembered Father’s Day was the 9th while he thought it was the 16th. It made him happy at the time. I think he’ll be laughing at me come this Sunday.

Enjoy your day, dads!

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by Borderstan.com — March 5, 2013 at 9:00 am 0

From Josh Kramer email him at joshk[AT]borderstan.com and follow him on Twitter at @jessohackberry.

Be ready for Wednesday snow. (Luis Gomez Photos)

Be ready for Wednesday snow. (Luis Gomez Photos, Snowpocalypse, February 2010)

Whether it will be one inch or one foot, it looks like the DMV will be seeing some snow in the next week. Call it the “Snowquester” or call it “Snowpocalypse” or even “Snowmageddon.” Should a thick blanket of white fall upon Greater Washington and predictably disable all activity, you’re going to want to be ready… to relax.

Here are some pro tips in typical DC fashion: a guide for maximizing the potential of your fun and relaxation while stuck at home.

7 Wonders

So, you’ve played Settlers of Catan? Maybe you saw it on Parks and Recreation or you even traded lumber for ore in public at Borderstan’s Board Room. Take your civilization-building to the next level with 7 Wonders.

In this 2010 Greek game for two or more, each player uses different categories of cards to amass resources, wage warfare, and build wonders. Just like in Catan, there are complicated-to-explain rules and the player with the most victory points wins. What makes 7 Wonders different is that no one can tell who’s winning until the end, and that a full, three-age game can be completed in less than an hour.

DC Public Library

The DC Public Library isn’t what it used to be. It’s much more! Take a popular novel, say… Everything is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer. A quick search on the library site reveals not only that the book is available in multiple locations, but that you can also get the audiobook on CD, a free download of the epub or kindle version of the book and a DVD of the 2006 movie based on the book.

Snow keeping you at home longer than you thought? No problem, renew online. When I actually wanted to listen to the JSF audiobook, I slipped into old routines and looked for a torrent online. It was actually a pain to try and find one and instead I went to the MLK Library downtown. Welcome to 2013, when it’s more convenient to go to the library than to download media illegally.

Advanced Netlfix

Okay, Ms. “I don’t watch TV,” let’s talk about Netflix. Ever since the company changed their price structure, separating the instant, streaming content from the DVD-by-mail service, the quality of what’s available online has been going up. But when you’re home for multiple days, it’s time to get serious about your queue and how you watch it.

If you have a TV, but not a Wii or Xbox Live, then it’s time to think about Roku. For $50, you get a little box that uses wifi to connect your tv and any online video account you already have. Parents have HBO? HBO GO works on there, too. Then it’s time to move past the basics. If it’s a really long break consider starting the entire run of Cheers or Star Trek: The Next Generation. Or maybe movies that have slipped out of notice like Mike Judge’s Extract from 2009. Dig Deep.

Urban Snowshoeing

If the clouds really deliver, then why not have some fun outside of your home fortress/prison with urban snowshowing? Snowshoes, even cheap ones on Amazon, allow you to distribute your weight and walk on top of the snow instead of slogging through it. I watched this video so you don’t have to, and it seems that snowshoeing technique can be boiled down to this piece of advice: walk.

Rock Creek Park, Fort Reno and even Malcolm X (Meridian Hill Park) all provide plenty of stomping ground to explore, and are possible to be reached by foot from Borderstan.

Thanks for reading, and remember to get ready for snow and to be prepared… for fun!

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by Borderstan.com — February 11, 2013 at 7:35 am 0

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Crime news from Dupont-Logan-U Street.

DC Police reported a gun robbery at 7:02 am today, February 11, on the 1800 block of 12th Street NW, between S and T Streets. The lookout is fora man wearing a blue hoody and a ski mask, according to the DC Police Twitter feed and Police Alert.

From DC Police Alerts: “ROBBERY (GUN) 0702 HRS_1800 BLK OF 12TH ST. NW_LOF B/M, BLUE HOODY WEARING A MASK DO NOT TAKE ACTION CALL 911 W/EVENT #I20130064842″

From the DC Police Twitter feed: “3D Robbery Gun-1800 blk 12th St NW/ B/M, 5’10. 160 lbs, blue hoody, blue jeans, mask covering face, L/S E/B on T St. NW//4014″

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 — December 31, 2012 at 10:37 pm 0

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Crime news from Dupont-Logan-U Street.

DC Police reported an armed robbery around 9 pm, Monday, December 31, on the 1900 block of 7th Street NW, just south of Florida Avenue NW. Police reports say the man was wearing a ski mask.

From DC Police Alerts: “3061 CONFIRMED A Robbery while Armed in the 1900 blk of 7th St., NW LOF;B/M, 19-20, 6’1″, 185-190lbs, drk complexion, wearing a ski mask, drk jkt & pants DO NOT TAKE ACTION CALL 911 W/EVENT #I20120652946, Sent on: 12/31 21:01″

From the DC Police Twitter feed: “Robbery w/ Armed in the 1900 blk of 7th St., NW LOF;B/M, 19-20, 6’1″, 185-190lbs, drk complexion, wearing a ski mask, drk jkt & pants/ 5760″

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 — November 22, 2012 at 9:00 am 0

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Have a great Thanksgiving Day from Borderstan.

At Borderstan we are thankful for many things. For example, we have had a great year covering the day-to-day of our community. We live in a diverse growing neighborhood where we can shop, enjoy restaurants and bars, galleries, theaters, great parks, sports and schools, all within walking distance.

Our contributors cover the neighborhood everyday, and they are also thankful for many things (and not so thankful for others). Here’s their list!

Rachel is thankful for

  • Her family and friends.
  • Her health.
  • Blogs – all of them.

Scott is thankful for

  • His family and friends – what’s life without them?
  • Reverse commuting in a car. No traffic or Metro in his daily life.
  • Chocolate. Mmmm.

Scott is not thankful for

  • Presidential Elections – glad that’s over with.
  • DC cabs still not taking credit cards. Reason #121343 we aren’t/won’t ever be near NYC.
  • The best DC team not playing. Man he misses the Capitals. End this stupid strike.

Michael is thankful for

Michael is not thankful for

  • Expanding number of people who fail to properly use and navigate a sidewalk.
  • Discovery of the ACKC closure (yes, that’s right, it’s been almost a year and he still haven’t found a replacement).
  • Return of the cold – is it just him or does everyone suffer from seasonal depression?

Leslie is thankful for

  • The cutest small human she’s ever seen.
  • Family and friends who love her despite faults (Husband most of all).
  • Pumpkin-pecan pie.

Danny is thankful for

  • Corny, but true: Friends and family.
  • The Washington Nationals. As a DC native, he has never experienced the kind of joy that he did this year watching the Nats play. Even after feeling the crushing blow that was Game 7, it was amazing to care about a DC sports team that much.
  • Good food. Watching the quick growth of DC’s food scene has been amazing, even if it still has lots of catching up to do. His three favorite new spots? Little Serrow, Toki Underground and Izakaya Seki.

Danny is not thankful for

  • People biking on the sidewalk. Seriously, it is called the sideWALK. Warning: If you try to pass him on a bike while he is on the sidewalk, he will not make it easy for you.
  • The Washington Wizards. If you are able to keep a Wizards game on for more than five minutes without convulsing/feeling ill/throwing something, than you should win a prize.
  • Foodie culture. Food should be good; it should be fresh; it should be appreciated. But, it should not be some type of status symbol or idolized. There’s no such thing as that “hidden hot spot” and bad service at a restaurant should not be accepted as part of the “vibe” of the place.

Chelsea is thankful for

  • Exact change. She doesn’t care how obsolete you think the penny is, because giving or receiving exact change is THE BEST feeling ever. And if you have an extra penny, leave it for the next person behind you or in the tip jar – pay it forward.
  • The first amendment. In spite of differences in beliefs, the fact that this exists is so liberating and inspiring. Every year she is grateful that she lives in a country that allows her to freely express herself and live without constraint or self-restraint.
  • Her community. People are friendly and inspiring. The compassion she finds among neighbors revives her faith in humanity and feeling, and she is grateful to have experienced that firsthand over the past year since she’s moved to DC.

     Chelsea is not thankful for

  • Georgetown on the weekends. Get a metro stop people. She needs to be able to get to the nearest Sephora without riding out to the next CITY to get her $40 moisturizers. Or get better parking. Better yet, make the walk over actually enjoyable by widening your sidewalks, since clearly every tourist and college student in town needs to use the entire pathway for themselves and their iPhone5s.
  • Political parties. But at least the lack of bipartisanship makes her thankful that the election is over and she won’t have to hand over her abortion, voting or equal pay rights yet.
  • Social media. She’s over it. She’s also over the articles you’re reading, the meme you laughed at and the photo you posted of your lunch.

Dafna is thankful for

  • Family and friends.
  • A roof over my head (and a walk-in closet).
  • It’s a tie: Attractive, well dressed men/Karl Lagerfeld.

Dafna is not thankful for

  • People with no sense of humor.
  • Men in suits that don’t fit them.
  • Uggs.

Nick is thankful for

  • The support of his partner, Chad
  • Goodness of others
  • #DCTech

Cecile is thankful for

  • Super grilled cheese and Stoney’s amber Ale at Stoney’s.
    • Having access to so many art galleries, such as Long View and the Hamiltonian.
    • People watching on a sunny day in Dupont!

Kim is thankful for

  •   The resurgence of offal on DC restaurant menus.
  •   Living in a city with underground power lines during a storm.
  •   Being lucky enough to have love, family and security in a world where those things are precious.

Kim is not thankful for

  • That they’re even having discussions about Season 9 of HIMYM. I love the show more than life itself, but it needs to not keep dragging along. End on a high note, Carter and Bays!
  • Another year of all my favorite sports teams losing in dramatic or devastating fashion.
  • The ongoing failure of the DC Metro system.

Luis is thankful for

  • The love of his little family, Matty and Lupe.
  • A great team of contributors in Borderstan.
  • Being able to enjoy what he is doing.

Luis is not thankful for

  • Winter

Matt is thankful for

  • His husband.
  • His dog, the most awesome in the world.
  • Living in neighborhood where he can walk everywhere and always run into someone he knows

Matt is not thankful for

  • A city government that still hasn’t figured out how to better deal with the city’s population growth and development.
  • The DC metro area’s lack of adequate public transportation.
  • Winter.

Aparna is thankful for

  • Wine, great food, weekends, Netflix, Twitter, friends, laughter and a good night’s sleep.
  • All the amazing opportunities she has had this year (even if she failed to use them!)
  • Her husband emptying the dishwasher, doing the laundry AND making a delicious home-cooked meal.

Aparna is not thankful for

  • The five pounds that she is going to put on during the holidays!
  • People who get out of their seats on the crowded bus before their stop. Nice way to get everyone standing to move around and make it generally unsafe.

Alejandra is thankful for

  • A booming dining and drinking scene in the neighborhood.
  • A community where she can walk down the street and always run into people, shop owners and purveyors that she knows.
  • A community that values living, eating and drinking better.

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by Borderstan.com — November 15, 2012 at 10:00 am 0

On Tuesday former DC Council Chairman Kwame Brown faced sentencing in federal court and the DC Superior Court.

In June, Brown resigned from the City Council after pleading guilty to bank fraud for lying on two bank loan applications a few years prior and for violating campaign finance laws.

Earlier in the day Tuesday, Brown was sentenced in federal court (for bank fraud) to one day in custody and six months of home detention. In the afternoon, Brown was sentenced to two years of probation and 480 hours of community service (for the campaign finance violations).

So now we ask you, Borderstan: Do you think justice has been served?

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by Borderstan.com — October 24, 2012 at 2:00 pm 0

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Let the Music Play. (Luis Gomez Photos)

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

Borderstan is a neighborhood steeped in music and cultural history — 100 years after the area’s famous jazz days, it is still home to DC’s music and art scenes. Yes, the area is also booming with restaurants and new development, but if there is one thing that prevails in the neighborhood, it’s music venues.

On any given night, District residents can check out nationally respected and home-grown talent at a variety of locations, all within blocks from each other. So, if you’re looking to hit-up DC’s music scene, here are some of the neighborhood favorites:

Borderstan Music Venues

  • 9:30 Club (815 V Street NW). Probably the most widely known music venue in DC, the 9:30 club brings in well-known musicians and sometimes features local artists.
  • Black Cat (1811 14th Street NW). Black Cat is a large venue on 14th Street that has two different stages (one main and one downstairs). The club hosts several live music shows, as well as D.J. events and other types of shows.
  • DC9 (1940 9th Street NW). The calendar is always full of options at this 9th Street venue that hosts smaller national and local acts. The club’s weekly Liberation Dance Party is also a favorite among frequenters.
  • U Street Music Hall (1115A U Street NW). This D.J.-owned and operated dance club also hosts live music in its 500-person capacity basement room.
  • Howard Theatre (620 T Street NW). The Howard Theatre is one of DC’s most historic music venues. The calendar is full of eclectic offerings, from R&B artists to indie rock bands and even a Harlem Gospel Choir brunch on Sundays.
  • Velvet Lounge (915 U Street NW). Velvet Lounge is another smaller, yet very popular, music venue in the area. The venue attracts local and national musicians and offers live music most nights of the week.
  • Vegas Lounge (1415 P Street NW). This Logan Circle bar and lounge hosts a lot blues, R&B and soul music.
  • Bohemian Caverns (2001 11th Street NW). Considered one of the best spots for live jazz, Bohemian Caverns is also one of the more historic DC jazz clubs. Today, it still offers live music most every night of the week.
  • Patty Boom Boom (1359 U Street NW). Patty Boom Boom is the place in the neighborhood to hear Reggae and Jamaican-influenced dance music. Yes, it’s D.J.’d music, but the club plays some great music.
  • Twin Jazz (1344 U Street NW). Another favorite jazz club in the area, Twin Jazz features live jazz music most nights of the week.
  • Tropicalia (2001 14th Street NW). Newer to DC’s music scene, this ’60’s Brazilian-inspired club hosts live music and D.J.’d music most nights of the week.

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by Borderstan.com — May 22, 2012 at 4:00 pm 0

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

A male was assaulted Friday morning at about 8:15 am in the alley between Swann Street and S Street NW near 16th Street NW. According to a reader report and Prince of Petworth, the suspect approached the victim in the alleyway and attempted to rob him.

Crime news from the Dupont-Logan-U Street area.

During an altercation between the two men, the suspect hit the victim with a brick. The suspect then fled down Swann Street towards New Hampshire Avenue NW. The victim was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

No arrests were made in the case and Third District detectives continue to investigate the case.

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by Borderstan.com — May 3, 2012 at 2:21 pm 110 0

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Development at 14th and Belmont Streets NW. (Luis Gomez Photos)

By Michelle Lancaster. You can follow her and let her know your news on Twitter @MichLancaster. Email her at michellel[AT]borderstan.com.

The New York Times recently took note of 14th Street’s transformation in a piece entitled, “A Street’s Grit Gives Way to Glamor.” While The Times loves to deliver backhanded compliments to our fair city, this one gets to the heart of a brewing neighborhood debate: How many luxury apartments and expensive restaurants are too many?

While no one is really mourning the loss of liquor stores or pawn shops (well, a few are), there are many area residents we’ve spoken to that worry about how high rents are climbing for real estate and retail in the area. The Times credits the area’s explosive growth to the opening of Whole Foods in 2000.

In case you don’t feel like reading the Grey Lady, the article does get around to this question at the end of the article, asserting that many residents are happy with the transformations but there are a few that miss the grit. You may recall a Q&A piece with national journalist (and Borderstan resident) Julie Mason in which she mentioned how she missed seeing the transvestite prostitutes in the ‘hood.

What about you? Are you happy to trade Central Mission, hookers and a pawn shop for the possibility of ‘little’ big box stores?

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by Borderstan.com — February 19, 2012 at 10:30 am 0

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by Borderstan.com — January 17, 2012 at 7:36 am 0

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Borderstan: News from Dupont-Logan-U Street

From DC Water around 2 am on Tuesday, January 17:

“DC Water crews/contractors are currently repairing a broken 12 inch water main located on U St between 13th and 14th St NW. Some customers in the area may experience a disruption in water service until repairs are complete. Traffic is not impacted by the repair work.”

And this update around 5 am via DC Alert:

“Update: DC Water reports that the water main break on U St. between 13th and 14th streets NW, is affecting 14 commercial buildings, not 31. Restoration time remains 6 to 8 hours.”

More information: Contact DC Water at 202-612-3400 or [email protected].

by Borderstan.com — January 13, 2012 at 10:00 pm 0

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Borderstan: News from Dupont-Logan-U Street

The DC Jewish Community Center is hosting its semi-annual used book sale on Wednesday, January 18, from 4 to 8 pm. The JCC is at the corner of 16th and Q Streets NW. Used CDs and DVDs will also be on sale.

The JCC is accepting donations of books, CDs and DVDs in good condition from Sunday, January 15, through Tuesday, January 17. Donations can be dropped off in bags or boxes with the front desk or put in the library; please mark them as donations.

by Borderstan.com — January 13, 2012 at 12:21 pm 0

News from Dupont-Logan-U Street

The DC Department of Public Works is observing the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday on Monday, January 16. As a result, there will be no trash and recycling collections. Parking regulations will not be enforced either.

In once-a-week collection neighborhoods, collections will “slide” to the next day. In twice-a-week collection neighborhoods, Monday and Thursday collections will be made Tuesday and Friday, and Tuesday and Friday collections will be made Wednesday and Saturday. Trash and recycling containers should be put out for collection no earlier than 6:30 pm the night before collection and removed from public space by 8 pm on the collection day.

As for parking enforcement, there is no enforcement of parking meters, residential parking, and rush hour lane violations. DPW also will not tow abandoned vehicles. Parking enforcement will resume Tuesday, January 17.

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