Monthly Archives: August 2022

The Week Ahead…& Past Week Photos (Arrest Made In Lincoln Park Emporium Robbery)

The Week Ahead…& Past Week Photos (Arrest Made In Lincoln Park Emporium Robbery)

by Larry Janezich

Posted August 7, 2022

The Capitol Hill Cleaning Emporium. Photo: Hilary Russell

According to CM Charles Allen, MPD has made an arrest in the January 28 robbery of the Lincoln Park Cleaning Emporium.  Allen says DNA testing on a mask the robber dropped at the scene of the robbery led to the arrest.  He is currently being held in custody.  See CHC January story here:  

DGS readies Eastern Market Metro Plaza for Jay Coleman’s public art piece “Loveful Hands.”  Here’s the fenced and shielded area outside the Metro entrance. 
Here’s a look behind the curtain last Tuesday.
And here’s the schematic of what the Coleman’s elevated bronze sculpture will look like.
Last Tuesday evening at 5:30pm, two individuals were arrested after crashing an allegedly stolen car in front of 156 12th Street, SE – one block south of where multiple law enforcement agencies were setting up for MPD’s National Night Out.
The Ward 6 ANC candidate list portends major changes in as most current commissions in the four ANCs on or bordering Capitol Hill appear to not be seeking reelection.  There are 31 seats in those four ANCs and currently it appears that only 12 incumbents are running for reelection.  Thirty-nine potential candidates (listed below) have picked up nominating petitions from the DC Board of Elections, (including the 12 incumbents).  No one has picked up a petition for 6D04 and petitions must be filed by August 10.  There’s still time.  CM Charles Allen tells you how to jump into the race here:

The Week Ahead…

…is quiet as far as civic community meetings go. 

CM Charles Allen has moved fill the gap , announcing on August 2 that Ward 6 Week is back after a two year hiatus. 

This week-long celebration of Ward 6 sponsored by Allen features numerous events across the Ward – all free unless otherwise noted.  Some events have limited capacity so RSVPs are first come, first served.  If you RSVP for an event, but cannot attend, please email Casey Simmons on Allen’s staff to make sure your spot can go to someone else.  csimmons@DCCOUNCIL.US

Here’s the schedule of events on or nearest to Capitol Hill.  For additional info and to RSVP, go here: You can also follow the links below to go directly to the RSVP for each event. 

Monday August 8

Splash in the Six: Bring your own picnic and playdate at the Eastern Market Metro Park Splash Park. (Eastern Market Metro Park, 11am-1pm) Register here:

Tuesday August 9

ARTECHOUSE: Visit the immersive Aṣẹ: Afro Frequencies exhibit 10am – 2pm. The ARTECHOUSE team has offered Ward 6 Week attendees 200 tickets. Please see instructions to register on Allen’s website here:       

Biergarten Haus Trivia: Test your knowledge and grab a beer at one of Ward 6’s best trivia nights. (Biergarten Haus, 7-9pm)  Register here:

Wednesday August 10

Beat the Streets: Join Allen and the MPD First District for the Beat the Streets community event with music, games for kids, food, and info for residents (The Wharf, 1-7:30pm) Register here:

Thursday August 11

Help Harvest at Hopkins: Help tend to the gardens at Hopkins Apartments, harvest crops for the Building Bridges Across the River CSA and Farmers Market. Kids are welcome – snacks and water provided. (Hopkins Housing Complex, Bridge Park Plot, 10am-12pm)  Register here:

If you are bringing a child, please email Kim on Allen’s staff so they can prepare age-appropriate tasks.   Space is limited so please RSVP.  Dress for the dirt.  Wear comfortable shoes.

Friday August 12

Coffee at The Roost: Have coffee with CM Allen and talk about any issue, big or small. (The Roost, 10-11:30am)  Register here:

Live, On the Hill Jazz at Eastern Market Metro Plaza.  Join Allen and neighbors for a live performance in the park.  (Eastern Market Metro Plaza, 5-6pm)  Register here:

Salsa Dancing at The Wharf.   Salsa dancing on a pier overlooking the Washington Channel.  Drinks and food available for purchase nearby (Transit Pier at The Wharf, 7-9pm) Register here:

Saturday August 13

Barracks Row Firehouse Tour: Tour a firehouse and meet the firefighters of Engine 18.  SOLD OUT.  

Northeast Neighborhood Library Family Story Time:  Allen will be the guest reader for Family Story Time at the Northeast Branch Library.  Story time will be in the library garden, or in the Children’s Room on the 2nd floor in case of bad weather. (Northeast Neighborhood Library, 11-11:45am) Register here:

Southwest Community Day:  Mingle with neighbors and enjoy some fun, resources from a wide range of nonprofits and government leaders.  (Lansburgh Park, 10am-2pm)  Registration not required. 

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Out and About – Mangialardo’s 

Out and About – Mangialardo’s 

by Elizabeth Eby

Posted August 3, 2022

I couldn’t have chosen a better day for my visit to Mangialardo’s sub shop.  A schools-out kind of feeling floated around the store, even the boss, Tony Mangialardo, couldn’t stop smiling. It was Friday and the last day before the shop closed for vacation.  It was also family day, one of Tony’s six children, her husband and son stopped in for a sub and a hug.  Another Mangialardo family member took off his apron and came out from the kitchen for the family photo. And, the shop just won a RAMMY award as “hottest sandwich shop” from the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington.

Tony Mangialardo (at right) and family members show off the RAMMY Award.  

Mangialardo’s opened in its present location in 1957.  Tony is the third generation of his family to stand behind the very same counter.  His great grandfather started out as a lamplighter in New York and then worked his way through Pennsylvania selling produce from a wagon and then a truck.  At first it was a corner store and deli but soon the sandwich business took over the whole shop.  Customers included a large and regular contingent of FBI agents who invented their own sub.  Other customers saw it and started ordering “one of those Gman sandwiches.”  It is comparable to an Italian sub with extras. It’s still the best seller.

Here is the Gman sub, on a hard roll with generous amounts of lettuce, tomatoes, peppers, onions, mayo and mustard. It felt like it weighed a pound when I carried it home.  Unfortunately I wolfed down the other half before I thought about taking a photo.  It can be had on a soft roll but the top slice of hard roll makes a built-in edible napkin as it slides along the sandwich when you bite down.

Each of Tony’s six kids has worked in the shop.  Tony likes tradition, and he figures one of them will take over when he retires.  He likes that the Gman is still the best seller; they still order hard rolls from Catania Bakery on North Capitol.  Tony can’t mention Catania without bragging that his grandfather continued to chew those hard rolls without his dentures as a sign of strength and fortitude.

This is not the spot for fancy pants or no crusts.  There is not a place to sit – the room is spotless but this is a carry out.  You can order by phone, fax or walk in. You can specify a pick up time or ASAP which is usually 30-45 minutes. 

Décor is limited to a huge bulletin board entirely covered with customers’ badges, mostly law enforcement and fire crews.  Many badges are from out of state.  It’s interesting to note how many Federal agencies have their own police force with their own badge.

The menu includes 10 varieties of cold subs: cold cuts, cheese, tuna and chicken salads along with 6 hot subs: pizza, meatball, corned beef, roast beef and variations thereof.  Toppings are generous and all subs include cheese unless specified.  Chips, slaw, brownies and drinks are the rest of menu.  Most subs cost $11.  Most sandwiches cost about $11. 

Mangialardo’s is located at 1317 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE.  Parking is catch as catch can but there is often an open space in front of the store.  Open M-F, 8-3. Closed Saturday and Sunday

Out and About is an occasional photo feature by artist, photographer, gardener, and Capitol Hill resident Elizabeth Eby.  She finds vignettes while out and about on or near Capitol Hill.


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