by Borderstan.com February 4, 2013 at 6:00 am 0

"Rock"

Rock Creek Park is by joshdaniel98115 from the Borderstan Flickr pool.

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

Today’s photo, Rock Creek Park was taken by joshdaniel98115. The photo was taken January 27 in Rock Creek Park.

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by Borderstan.com July 25, 2011 at 8:00 am 1,078 1 Comment

It isn’t going to get any better this week. (Luis Gomez Photos)

From Mike Kohn. Got some news for Mike? Drop him an email or find him on Twitter @mike_kohn.

Good Riddance

Some of the biggest news this weekend came from outside the District, but it’s still worth reporting in case you  missed it. In less than 60 short days, Don’t Ask Don’t Tell will officially be repealed, according to MetroWeekly. President Obama signed repeal legislation back in December 2010, and has certified that the military is ready for DADT to end. The legislation now will go into the “congressional review” period. On September 20, 2011, it’s OK to be out and proud in the military. Get your party heads and Pride posters ready.

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by Borderstan.com June 23, 2011 at 7:00 am 0

Borderstan, P Street, Rock Creek Park

“The Way Of Nature” is from specimenlife in the Borderstan Flickr pool.

From Luis Gomez. You can follow Luis on Twitter @LuisGomezPhotos and at One Photograph A Day.

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

Today’s photo, “The Way Of Nature,” was taken by specimenlife on June 5. The image was taken at Rock Creek Park near 23rd and P Streets NW. The area is also know as “P Street Beach” and is located on the south end of Rock Creek Park. It is part of the National Park Service. The main part of the park encompasses 2.75 square miles (1,754 acres).

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by Borderstan.com September 28, 2010 at 10:31 pm 1,016 0

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From Tom Hay

More Wine and Shorter Lines on P Street

The Logan Circle Whole Foods in the 1400 block of P Street NW announced that the renovation and expansion of the 10 year old store which we reported on in June is nearly complete.   There will be an unveiling of the new mezzanine level cafe on October 1. Check out the store calendar for details on the kickoff which includes entertainment, refreshments and giveaways.

If you’ve been to the store in the last few weeks you may have noticed the expansion of the wine department and addition of a bunch of express checkout lanes along the P Street window wall. While I welcome shorter lines at the grocery store, the new checkout system feels a bit like a DMV queue. Plus it eliminates the window side seating which was great for people watching.

Overall the system is working and I think the changes will be a big hit, especially with football season underway and the holidays quickly approaching.

Tunnel… But No Love

The Washington City Paper Housing Complex Blog reported that construction is set to begin in late October on a gigantic 1,165-room Marriott Marquis at the Northwest corner of 9th and Massachusetts NW.

The saga of building of a large hotel in close proximity to the DC Convention Center has dragged on for years, and while the legal battles have ended, not everyone is happy. The estimated 42-month-long construction is sure to disrupt residents and business owners.

Plans call for the hotel to have several restaurants, cafes and a tunnel under 9th Street.  Not good news for cafes and galleries north of the site who had hoped for increased foot traffic. The hotel will also be within the boundaries of the Arts District which is currently undertaking a branding and marketing effort.

Jogger Gets a Lesson in Safe Sex

Interesting Washington Post opinion piece by a female jogger whose run through the portion of Rock Creek Park known as P Street Beach became her introduction to the notorious hookup spot. After finding the area littered with condoms and condom wrappers, the writer contacted various law enforcement agencies for comment. Seems that patrolling of the area is somewhat lax because of jurisdictional issues between US Park Police and DC Police.

Proposed Metrobus Changes Would Create U Street-Dupont Bus Link

From Greater Greater Washington are some details on proposed changes to the 90-92-93 Metrobus lines that run from the Anancostia Station, along U Street NW, through Adams Morgan ending at the Ellington Bridge on Calvert Street. The recommendations by DDOT and WMATA call for the line to instead continue straight on westbound U Street to Florida Avenue NW, then left on Connecticut, continuing south toward Dupont Circle. The proposed change would create a direct bus link from the U Street Corridor to Dupont Circle.

by Borderstan.com December 24, 2008 at 11:35 am 0

Borderstanians: Following is detailed info on the five robberies that occurred in neighborhoods around Rock Creek Park on Monday evening. This information is from Acting Commander Matt Klein of the MPD Second District. None of the holdups were in Dupont Circle or Logan Circle; all were west or northwest of us.

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