Monthly Archives: October 2019

The Week Ahead…CM Charles Allen Holds Community Office Hours Friday at Radici – 8:00am

A Climate Strike Poster featuring Greta showed up in the alley on the 300 block of Seventh Street, SE, last week.  (Click to enlarge)  @AbsurdlyWell says limited quantities are available: See here https://absurdlywell.bigcartel.com/ 

The Week Ahead…CM Charles Allen Holds Community Office Hours Friday at Radici – 8:00am

By Larry Janezich

Monday, October 14

ANC6B Barracks Row Working Group meets at 6:30pm, 700 Pennsylvania Avenue SE – First Floor Conference Room.

Among items on the draft agenda:

Presentation/Questions:  Andrew DeFrank the new Ward Six DDOT Liaison.

Safety:  Questions/ Ideas for Safety Improvements

Positioning/Marketing:

Block Grant Funds – Ideas for usage

Holiday Plan/Ideas for Barracks Row and Eastern Market

How business can connect with future holiday events

4TH ANNUAL CAPITOL HILL HOLIDAY SIP AND SHOP – Monday, December 9th, 5:30pm to 8:30pm – https://capitolhill.org/calendar-2/#!event/2019/12/9/sip-and-shop

The Holly Days – Eastern Market – Nov 30th to Dec 31st – https://www.easternmarketmainstreet.org/thehollydays

Holiday Tree Lighting – Big George and the Menorah

Collective Business Services:

Collective Snow Removal, rat abatement, alley power washing and other services possibly offered by Barracks Row Main Street for a fixed price.

Tuesday, October 15

ANC 6B will meet at 7:00pm at Hill Center, 921 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE.

Among items on the draft agenda:

Presentations:

Capitol Hill Village – Presentation on home health care aids for older Capitol Hill residents – tentative.

DGS and City Administrator –tentative.

UPDATE on District Soul Food Restaurant & Lounge, 508 8th Street, SE, Class “CR” Restaurant License Renewal.

Wisdom, 1432 Pennsylvania Ave SE; Class “C” Tavern License Renewal.

328 Kentucky Ave, SE; Zoning Adjustment Application to allow construction of two story, principal dwelling unit addition on existing retail building.

1421 D Street, SE, Zoning Adjustment Application to allow construction of a rear and third-floor addition on an existing, attached principal dwelling unit.

333 9th Street, SE, Zoning Adjustment Application to allow construction of a two-story rear addition.

339 9th Street, SE; Historic Preservation Application concept approval for rear 2-story addition and interior renovations.

411 New Jersey Avenue, SE, Historic Preservation Application, concept approval for two new row houses, three-stories, brick with mansards.

138 11th Street, SE, Zoning Adjustment Application to allow construction of a two-story accessory structure at the rear of the existing detached principal dwelling unit.

 138 11th Street, SE, Historic Preservation Application, concept approval for a new two-story garage on alley.

Emilie’s at 1101 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE, Public Space Application for a new sidewalk café.

& Pizza, 405 8th Street, SE, Zoning Adjustment Application –  Minor Modification to extend fast food use for 10 additional years to 2029.

716-718 L Street, SE, Zoning Adjustment Application to allow construction of an addition to the existing detached building, and to convert it into an 18-unit apartment house.

528 1st Street, SE, Historic Preservation Application, concept approval for new front basement entrance.

Eastern Market Metro Plaza Parks, Public Space Application for permanent improvements.

Zoning Commission Case 19-15, Text Amendment: Short Term Rentals; Airbnb Zoning Regulations.

Update on Pennsylvania Avenue Bike Lane Study –Mike Goodno, DDOT Bicycle Program Specialist.

Resumption of discussion on 17th Street, SE, Bike Lane & potential connections to Anacostia River Trail.

Traffic Calming/Control Requests for ANC 6B support.

6th & A Street all way stops (6B02) tentative.

11th & North Carolina signal timing (6B05) tentative.

11th & D calming (6B04).

11th & 395 calming (6B07).

100 block North Carolina hump (6B01).

14th & A Street SE all way stops (6B08).

17th & D Streets SE calming (6B09).

ANC6A Alcoholic Beverage Licensing Committee meets at 7:00pm, at Sherwood Recreation Center, 10th and G Streets, NE. 

Among items on the draft agenda:

Discussion of license renewal request for Mythology, Lore & Dirty Water/Beetle House DC at 816 H Street, NE.

Discussion of license renewal request for Biergarten Haus, at 1355 H Street, NE.

Discussion of license renewal request for Ella Grace, at 1421 H Street, NE.

Discussion of license renewal request for Langston Bar & Grille, at 1831 Benning Road, NE.

Discussion of license renewal request for Dio Wine Bar at 904 H Street, NE.

Discussion of license renewal request for The Haymaker at 1015 H Street, NE.

Discussion of license renewal request for The Queen Vic at 1206 H Street, NE.

Discussion of license renewal request for Roses Dejavu at 1378 H Street, NE.

Discussion of license renewal request for Sospeso at 1344 H Street, NE.

Discussion of license renewal request for Bullfrog Bagels at 1341 H Street, NE.

Discussion of license renewal request for H Street Country Club at 1335 H Street, NE.

Discussion of license renewal request for The Elroy at 1423 H Street, NE.

Discussion of license renewal request for Copycat Co. at 1110 H Street, NE.

Discussion of license renewal request for Duffy’s Irish Pub at 1016 H Street, NE.

Discussion of license renewal request Little Miss Whiskey’s Golden Dollar at 1104 H Street, NE.

Discussion of license renewal request for Nomad Hookah Bar at 1200 H Street, NE.

Discussion of anticipated license renewal requests (awaiting placards):

Red & Black, LLC, t/a 12 Twelve DC/Kyss Kyss at 1210 H Street, NE.

Dynamix Lounge, LLC, t/a Dynamix Lounge at 1220 H Street, NE.

On the Rocks at 1242 H Street, NE.

The Pug/Toki Underground at 1234 H Street, NE.

Truth DC 78 at 1220 H Street, NE.

Mexican Grill at 1251 H Street, NE.

Halftime Sports Bar at 1427 H Street, NE.

Hill Prince at 1337 H Street, NE.

Cantina Y Taqueria at 1358 H Street, NE.

Kitsuen at 1362 H Street, NE.

O2, 1350 H Street, NE.

Rock N Roll Hotel at 1353 H Street, NE.

The Outsider at 1357 H Street, NE.

Discussion of substantial change request by Daru at 1451 Maryland Avenue, NE (to change hours of service inside premises.

Be a Volunteer with Good Neighbors Capitol Hill Refugee Resettlement. Tutor and mentor volunteer orientation meeting, 7:00 – 8:30pm at St. Mark’s Church, 301 A Street SE in the Elder’s Room on the lower level.

You can participate in a way that works best for you, whether weekly with tutoring or mentoring or less frequently with apartment set ups or special events or helping with communications. Visit our website: http://www.goodneighborscapitolhill – Tuesday, October 15 (7:00 – 8:30 pm) at St. Mark’s Church – 301 A Street SE in the Elder’s Room on the lower level.

Wednesday, October 16

Eastern Market Community Advisory Committee meets at 7:00pm, North Hall, Eastern Market, 225 7th Street, SE.

Among items on the draft agenda.

Introduction of the grant recipients for the strategic plan

Capital Improvements Report on Eastern Market Signage

Tenant’s Council Report

Market Managers Report

Lease update

Parking

Friday, October 18

Councilmember Charles will have community office hours on Frida at 8:00am, at Radicci, 7th and C Streets, SE, across from Eastern Market.

 

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Youth Stabbed at Capitol South Metro Suffers Life Threatening Injuries – Another Youth Arrested

MPD – including a homicide detective – at the scene of the arrest of an individual at 8th and Pennsylvania Avenue this afternoon.  Photo is at circa 2:20pm.

Youth Stabbed at Capitol South Metro Suffers Life Threatening Injuries – Another Youth Arrested

By Larry Janezich

According to MPD, a teenager was stabbed shortly before 1:00pm today at the Capitol South Metro Station.  According to press reports, he was not breathing when first responders arrived at the scene.

Police were searching for a young female in connection with the incident, described as 14 years old, black, with short dreadlocks and wearing a black, hooded sweatshirt.

At about 1:00pm this afternoon, police arrested an individual matching that description.  (Capitol Hill Corner witnessed the arrest.)  The young person (gender was not clear to the observer) was waiting at the bus stop on Pennsylvania Avenue on the west bound lane at the 8th Street intersection.  Officers approached and asked if s/he had gotten off the Metro.  The response, if any, was inaudible.  The officers instructed the person to kneel and place hands behind his or her back.  As the scene unfolded, more police arrived in marked and unmarked cars, until there were about 8 vehicles in and around the intersection.  It was not clear that this arrest was connected to the Capitol South Metro incident, other than by circumstance of time, place, and description.

Meanwhile, police had closed down the Capitol Hill South Metro Station as they investigated the incident and trains bypassed the station.

A circa 2:20pm, passing by the location of the arrest, police had put yellow crime scene tape around the area where the arrest had taken place.  A homicide detective was among the officers who were on the scene.

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The Week Ahead…. “Radish so red…”

Eastern Market Farmer’s Line, Saturday, October 5, circa 11:00am. Produce from H3O Farm, Orange, Virginia.  In some accounts, the radish symbolizes immortality.    Here’s a link to a NYT recipe for a radish and butter sandwich:   https://cooking.nytimes.com/recipes/1017323-radish-sandwiches-with-butter-and-salt

 

 

The Week Ahead…

By Larry Janezich

Monday, October 7

Capitol Hill Restoration Society Historic Preservation Committee meets at 6:30pm, Kirby House, 420 10th Street, SE. 

Agenda not available at press time.

Tuesday, October 8

**The Full ANC 6B meeting has been rescheduled for October 15, 2019 at 7:00 PM at the Hill Center (921 Pennsylvania Ave SE).**

Be a Volunteer with Good Neighbors Capitol Hill Refugee Resettlement. Tutor and mentor volunteer orientation meeting, 7:00 – 8:30pm at St. Mark’s Church, 301 A Street SE in the Elder’s Room on the lower level.

You can participate in a way that works best for you, whether weekly with tutoring or mentoring or less frequently with apartment set ups or special events or helping with communications. Visit our website: http://www.goodneighborscapitolhill

Thursday, October 10

(New date) Advisory Neighborhood Commission 6C meets at 7:00pm, Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Avenue, NE.

Among items on the draft agenda:

Presentations:

D.C. Health Benefit Exchange Authority—Emilia Cortes Gomez

D.C. Office of the Inspector General—Jaime Yarussi

U.S. Census Recruiting—Patricia Nelson

201 D Street, NE, The State Room, license renewal, Class C tavern.

1222 First Street ,NE, CitizenM Hotel, new construction application.

601 New Jersey Avenue, NW, Brewpub, Sidewalk café, application pending.

Union Station, west loading dock security—New signage to improve safety.

215 G Street, NE, Capitol Hill Montessori School, School bus staging discussion, continued.

629-631 Florida Ave NE, New construction application, stoops and utilities.

Louisiana Avenue, NE, Protected bike lane, Columbus Circle to Constitution Avenue.

19 4th Street, NE, Two-year extension sought by Hillsdale College.

Discussion: Zoning regulation amendments, short-term rentals, Petition from DC Council.

NoMa Parks Foundation update.

K, L, M Street NE underpass encampments.

Thursday, October 10

ANC6A meets at 7:00pm, Miner Elementary School, 601 Fifteenth Street, NE.

Among items on the draft agenda:

Presentations:

Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) – 1D Representative and 5D Representative

DDOT Ward 6 Liaison –  Andrew DeFrank

Letter to the DC Lottery indicating the community’s preference that establishments that offer sports wagering not require significant cash on hand.

1370 H Street, NE, Consideration of committee recommendation that ANC 6A take no action regarding the CT license application of the Gold Room Bar Lounge.

Proposed potential micromobility corral locations: the 1400 block of H Street, NE; at the intersection of H Street, Maryland Avenue; and 15th Street in the existing no-parking striped zone; 10th and H Streets, NE (on 10th Street north or south of H Street); and 8th and H Streets NE (on 8th Street north or south of H) in the no parking zones near the intersections.

802 10th Street, NE, Zoning Adjustment application for special exceptions to allow construction of a new three-story flat with a cellar level, roof deck and a rooftop access penthouse at on the condition the applicant provide a shadow study and making best efforts to get letters of support from the Ninth Street, NE neighbors.

803 Maryland Avenue, NE, Historic Preservation application to permit addition of a brick second story with studio and roof deck to a one-story brick garage,

1363/1365 A Street, NE, Historic Preservation Application to construct two new two-story garages.

Book Talk:  A Well-Read Woman: A Discussion with Kate Stewart, 7:30pm, Northeast Library.

Third generation librarian Kate Stewart will speak on her book A Well-Read Woman: The Life, Loves, and Legacy of Ruth Rappaport, which follows the life of a legendary Capitol Hill resident from Nazi Germany to Seattle, Israel and Vietnam, and the Library of Congress. Copies of the book will be available for sale and signing. Prior to the discussion with Stewart, stop by for a brief introduction to the library’s Memory Lab at 7 p.m.

Friday, October 11

Capitol Hill Arts League Results/Reception for GO DARK members juried exhibit.  Reception with Artists Friday, October 11, 5:00-7:00 PM Free and open to the public.

Phil Davis, juror, has selected the following artists to show in Go DARK:

Gregg Adams, Kim Bursic, Judith Capen, Karen Cohen, Marilyn Christiano, Deb Furey, Tara Hamilton, Jim Huttinger, Vince Iannacchione, Fatuma M. Iman, Joann Laboy, Eileen Leahy, Wan Lee, Robert Lipartito, Mike McSorely, Dave Mann, Jane Mann, Charles Martin, Rindy O’Brien, Mai Pham, Ann Pickett, Erika Rubel, Judith Searles and Karen Zens.

Saturday, October 12

Friends of the Southeast Library Book Sale, 10 am—3 pm.  History, biography, mystery, fantasy, literature, photography, cookbooks — many brand  new. Plus, most books are only $1. Proceeds from sales help fund library programs for children.

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Book Talk on Capitol Hill’s Legendary Ruth Rappaport – NE Library, Thursday, October 10, 7:30pm

Kate Stewart, author of A Well-Read Woman.

Book Talk on Capitol Hill’s Legendary Ruth Rappaport – Northeast Library, Thursday, Oct 10

by Larry Janezich

Capitol Hill resident Ruth Rappaport had a remarkable life and career.  Author Kate Stewart – a third-generation librarian – will discuss her book, A Well-Read Woman: The Life, Loves, and Legacy of Ruth Rappaport at 7:30pm on Thursday, October 10, at Northeast Library.

Rapport’s story spans from her childhood in Germany where she was a witness to the devastation of Kristallnacht and a Leipzig book burning to her death in 2010 after retiring from the Library of Congress in the early 1990s.  She worked as an editor of Seattle’s Jewish Transcript, a press photographer for Acme News, and as photo archivist for the Foreign Press Office for the fledgling state of Israel.  She managed libraries for the U.S. Air Force in Okinawa and for the U.S. Army in Saigon.  In 1970 she quit working for the military and went to work for the Library of Congress.

Her first job at the LOC was cataloging the FBI’s collection of confiscated books deemed pornographic or erotic.  Rapport spent a life time fighting censorship and supporting human rights.  She was one of the organizers behind the Library of Congress Professional Guild, a task undertaken when workers felt unfairly burdened by management quotas for cataloging books.  The “loves” in the sub-title refer to details from Rappaport’s journal – which also tells a larger story of gender inequality in a world where the double standard was the standard.

Rappaport continued to be active in the community after retirement, becoming a founding member of Capitol Hill Village and of Hill Havurah on Capitol Hill.  She died in 2010 and her memorial bench is located in Congressional Cemetery.

Everyone Home DC (formerly Capitol Hill Group Ministry) awards the Ruth Rappaport Wisdom Award annually to recognize an individual who “has displayed remarkable warmth, wisdom, and commitment to the Capitol Hill Community.”

Copies of the book will be available for sale and signing.

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Emilie’s – A Trendy New Capitol Hill Restaurant – Opens Tuesday, October 10

Emilie’s – A Trendy New Capitol Hill Restaurant – Opens Tuesday, October 10

by Larry Janezich

Emilie’s, Chef Kevin Tien’s upscale eclectic restaurant coming to the new Frager’s Building at 1101 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE, is set to open next Tuesday.  The 5,175 s.f. restaurant will seat 110 in the dining areas and 48 in the lounge/bar.  An application for an 80 seat sidewalk café comes up before ANC6B this month and will likely open later in the year.  The main dining room will include at 10 seat communal table and an open kitchen layout with chef’s counter.

In recognition of Tien’s culinary imagination combining Asian, Latin American, and Southern flavors, his first restaurant – Himitsu – was named Eater’s Best New Restaurant in America in 2017 and one of America’s Best New Restaurants in 2017 by Bon Appetit.  Patrons of Emilie’s can expect the same bold approach to his cuisine.

The menu will feature large, family style plates and smaller a la carte menu choices.  In addition, diners will be offered small plate daily specials circulating through the dining area on carts – “tableside” dining.  The menu will change regularly, and feature products from a local community of producers, farmers and ranchers.

Capitol Hill’s latest celebrity chef, Tien is a veteran of Iron Chef Gauntlet and a Finalist in the James Beard Foundation Rising Star Chef of the Year, 2018.  He has cooked for chef Aaron Silverstein’s Pineapple and Pearls and chef Jose Andres’ Oyamel, among others. Tien, until recently, was the co- owner of the highly acclaimed Himitsu in Petworth and earlier this year, opened Hot Lola’s, a restaurant specializing in spicy chicken, in Ballston Quarter’s food hall, Quarter Market.

For his new restaurant concept, Tien partnered with the same restaurant group behind JINYA Ramen Bar, Sheesh Grill, and Hot Lola’s: Sam Shoja, restaurant expert;  developer Arris Noble, and inKind’s Johann Moonesinghe.

Initially, Emilie’s will be open for dinner service from 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and 5 p.m. – 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Lunch and brunch services will be added at a later date.  Reservations may be made at https://resy.com/cities/dc/emilies.

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