The Week Ahead…& Some Photos from the Past Week

The Week Ahead…& Some Photos from the Past Week

by Larry Janezich

Posted August 14, 2022

Last Friday Night Live Jazz on Eastern Market Metro Plaza featured Herb Scott.  Here he is early in the performance playing Sam Cooke’s “Bring It on Home to Me.”  After Friday’s night’s performance, Friday Night Live Jazz at Eastern Market Metro takes a break and returns on Friday, September 2. 
Milesanna White (at left) who works for the National League of Cities engages CM Charles Allen on violence prevention efforts and how programs are integrated into childhood years.  White later said, “It was great hearing about efforts to provide a more integrated approach, especially in our neighborhood.”  Allen held community office hours last Friday morning on the sidewalk in front of The Roost on Pennsylvania Avenue, SE.

Swimmers who frequent Rumsey Pool next to Eastern Market have been frustrated by the closures (plural) of the pool over the last month or so. 

Rumsey, which was closed for a month to repair a ceiling in danger of collapse, reopened for a week and closed again because of an issue with the pool’s HVAC system.  Repairs were scheduled for last week, but didn’t happen and the pool remained closed on Saturday.  Planning and design work for a major renovation of Rumsey is scheduled to begin this fall.
ICYMI – Last week Washingtonian reported that Newland restaurant which opened four months ago in the space formerly occupied by Montmartre, served its last dinner on July 30.  Elliot Williams of the DCist reported rising food costs, labor shortages, and economic uncertainty as among the reasons.  Chef Andrew Market’s Beuchert’s Saloon and Fight Club, around the corner on Pennsylvania Avenue remain open. You can read Markert’s letter announcing the closure on Instagram, here:  

These vintage cars lined up outside of Rumsey Center last Friday were part of a scene for the Netflix film Rustin currently under production in the city.  According to Wiki, “[t]he story revolves around gay civil rights activist Bayard Rustin, who organized the 1963 March on Washington. The film is produced by Barack Obama and Michelle Obama’s production company Higher Ground Productions.” Photo: Hilary Russell.

The Week Ahead…

The week ahead remains pretty quiet, with ANC6A being the outlier.

Monday, August, 15

ANC 6A Transportation & Public Space Committee will hold a virtual meeting at 7:00pm.

For info on joining the meeting, go here:

Among items on the draft agenda: 

  • Public Space Permit Application. Proposed six foot tall security fence at Brown Memorial African Methodist Episcopal Church (130 14th Street at North Carolina Avenue, NE).
  • DDOT Notice of Intent to install multimodal safety enhancements along C Street from 11th to 15th Streets, NE.
  • DDOT plans for Low Impact Development (LID) to improve pedestrian safety and incorporate Green Infrastructure Retrofits at several intersections in ANC 6A. Patrice Brooks from DDOT will present on the proposed concepts, which include closing off West Virginia, NE, between 8th Street, NE, and K Street, NE, and installing a bike share station that incorporates community art and green space. Additionally, DDOT is also proposing to close off the northwest side of West Virginia Avenue, NE, to prevent southbound traffic on 9th Street, NE, and eastbound traffic on L Street, NE, from entering the intersection and to reserve unused impervious areas for green space.
  • Update on Florida Avenue, NE, traffic calming and protected bike lanes.

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  1. Daniel+Buck

    “Elliot Williams of the DCist reported rising food costs, labor shortages, and economic uncertainty as among the reasons” for Newland’s demise. Really? Monmartre was successful for 20 years in that same location. Other restaurants on Capitol Hill thrive.
    Perhaps Newland’s difficulties had something to do with it’s fancy, limited menu and high prices being out of synch with the neighborhood. As Yogi Berra said, “When people don’t want to come, nothing will stop them.”