About a week ago, Barracks Row Nooshi morphed into Akeno. Akeno means “sunrise.”
The back story, according to Akeno staff, is that the owners of Nooshi had difficulty finding staff for their Barracks Row outlet and decided to consolidate their efforts at their second Nooshi location at 1120 19th Street, NW, in Dupont Circle. They offered to lease their Barracks Row space to Akeno located in Alexandria.
Here’s a shot of their roof deck overlooking Barracks Row. And here’s a link to their menu: https://www.akenosushibar.com/
Sunday afternoon featured a book sale on Eastern Market Metro Plaza. Turning The Page is a philanthropic non-profit organization based in Washington, DC and Chicago, dedicated to improving the education of public school students. Part of their fund raising activities includes the sale of used books, CDs, DVDs, & Vinyl. The organization holds several book outdoor book sales every week in different locations around the city. Staff says a crew of three or so volunteers set up the sales, transporting boxes of books to the site in rented U-Hauls. Sometimes it takes two hours or more to set up. For more, go here: https://turningthepage.org/
The meeting featured a representative from City Council Chair Phil Mendelson’s office who said that the Chairman would take his lead on supporting interim services from CM Charles Allen. DCPL is resisting a large expenditure of funds to rent space for an interim facility but might be more flexible with respect to funding interim services in a city-owned facility. So far, the likeliest candidate for space appears to be the Arthur Capper Recreational Center at 1000 5th Street, SE. Some ANC6B Commissioners say the rec center would be more accessible for members of the community than the alternative DCPL is suggesting, i.e., using NE Library. Mendelson’s office will continue to explore possibilities with CM Allen’s Office and DCPL. The Taskforce will meet again on Sunday, May 7th.
Digital Art Installation at K Street NOMA Underpass is operational. Artist My Ly’s concept speaks to the multimodal community of pedestrians, cyclists, cars and trains the location represents. Ly created an animated layering of colors and shapes depicting vehicular, bicycle, pedestrian and train movement as a matrix – projected art that captures the movement through the site. The installation employs 12 laser projectors and plays out in a loop-able state which runs over several minutes and repeats. The light and shapes appear to be moving with the traffic to avoid being distracting. The apparent motion is timed to travel in 30 to 35 seconds what a car would take 14 seconds in real time. This is to discourage drivers from racing with the light.
The Week Ahead…& Some Photos from the Past Week
by Larry Janezich
Posted April 23, 2023
Tuesday, April 25
ANC6A Alcohol Beverage Licensing Committee will hold a virtual meeting at 7:00pm.
For info on joining the meeting, go here: https://anc6a.org/community-calendar/
Among items on the draft agenda:
- Discussion of application by Gallery O on H at 1354 H Street, NE, for renewal of its Class C Multipurpose License.
- Discussion of request by Kitchen Cray at 1301 H Street, NE, for a stipulated license while its application for a substantial change to its license is pending.
ANC 6B Executive Committee will hold a virtual meeting at 7:00pm.
For info on joining the meeting, go here: https://anc6b.org/
- The Executive Committee will meet to set the agenda for ANC6B’s May meeting.
The full ANC6B Commission will next hold a virtual meeting at 7:00pm on Tuesday, May 9.
Wednesday, April 26
The Eastern Market Community Advisory Committee will hold an in person as well and a virtual meeting at 7:00pm
in the North Hall of Eastern Market. at 700 Pennsylvania Ave SE at the Yards Meeting Room on 2nd Floor. Please arrive before 7:00pm to assure access. Important as all will be buzzed into building and elevator. If you have entry problems, please text 202-258-5316
To join the virtual meeting go here: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88683331818?pwd=RG5sakE1ZFRPZ3R2N0xxN1E1UVVzdz09
Among items on the draft agenda:
Saturday, April 29
Free Earth Day Concert at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church. The 21st Century Consort returns with “Music for Earth Day” on April 29th. A pre-concert discussion will take place with the performers at 4:00pm in Baxter Hall and the concert will begin at 5 pm. St. Mark’s is at 301 A Street, SE.