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Survey: What Can Acacia Bistro Do For You?

Survey: What Can Acacia Bistro Do For You?

Last fall, Forest Hills Connection conducted a retail survey on Van Ness retail needs and wants. The results of the restaurant section of the survey found a split between our neighborhood’s residents and workers.

The number one choice for those who live nearby was for a casual, kid-friendly restaurant. …

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Make way for ducklings: Forest Hills edition

Make way for ducklings: Forest Hills edition

by Marlene Berlin

Last Thursday, July 24th, I decided it was time to check out the progress of the Linnean Playground stream restoration project. It had been a long time since I had walked its length from Broad Branch Terrace at Fessenden to Linnean Avenue.

I spotted Keith Underwood, the …

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Basking in the sun and a smaller power bill

Basking in the sun and a smaller power bill

by Michela Perrone

We live on 30th Street between Albemarle and Brandywine. And although there are a lot of trees in our neighborhood, our backyard is relatively open to the sun. So in April of this year, we responded to DC SUN, a local organization that promotes residential adoption …

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A Night at the (Amphi)theater

A Night at the (Amphi)theater

Tonight’s the last musical master class of a two-week series at UDC’s outdoor amphitheater, located just to the west of the UDC tennis courts between Windom and Yuma.

This session will feature jazz vocalist Lori Williams. Get there by 6 p.m. to catch the jam session with students and …

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Crosswalk Scrubbed at Yuma; More Time to Cross at Albemarle

Crosswalk Scrubbed at Yuma; More Time to Cross at Albemarle

by Marlene Berlin

All the way back in November, when the Park Van Ness project closed the sidewalk along 4455 Connecticut, ANC 3F Commissioner Sally Gresham and I had a list of suggested safety improvements for pedestrians. One of those suggestions involved removing the crosswalk markings across …

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What DC Water’s Doing on Appleton and (Eventually) Albemarle

What DC Water’s Doing on Appleton and (Eventually) Albemarle

by David Jonas Bardin

DC Water is installing new ductile iron pipe that will be used in place of the old cast iron water mains. Once it’s done, DC Water says the result will be improved water quality, reliability, and in some places, higher water pressure.

The old mains are …

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Serve Your Community. Run For ANC.

Serve Your Community. Run For ANC.

Interested in serving your community? Want to play a greater role in shaping local policy and addressing neighborhood issues? We last asked these questions two years ago, and it’s time again to call for candidates to represent us on ANC 3F. The man who has represented 3F07 for …

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An Election Day First: Vote for DC Attorney General

by Marcia Wiss

DC voters will be able to vote for the Attorney General of the District for the first time ever on November 4th, 2014. In 2010, the voters of the District voted for a charter amendment that mandated that the post switch from being an appointed one to an …

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You’re Invited: Master Classes at UDC’s Amphitheater

For the past week UDC has been hosting master classes by musicians and singers at its lovely outdoor amphitheater. Four more sessions remain.

With the exception of the Denyce Graves master class Wednesday evening, the remaining sessions are being held at the amphitheater from 6:00 to 7:45 p.m. (regardless …

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Shipping Containers As Housing in DC

Architect Travis Price, who has become an adviser in the Van Ness “visioning” process, has been rather busy this week. Besides leading Saturday’s charette on a Van Ness neighborhood hub, our Forest Hills neighbor has been hard at work on a Brookland apartment project that’s making the news …

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Charette Imagines Windom Pl. As ‘Natural, Musical’ Hub

Charette Imagines Windom Pl. As ‘Natural, Musical’ Hub

by Marlene Berlin and Mary Beth Ray

Natural. Sustainable. Musical. Certainly not terms you’d use to describe Connecticut Avenue at Windom Place today.

But the group that gathered at the July 19th streetscape design charette were focused on what the Van Ness intersection could be, with the right elements.

“Imagination and money are …

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2800 Block of Davenport Closed For New Sidewalk

2800 Block of Davenport Closed For New Sidewalk

by Marlene Berlin

For years, those who walk the 2800 block of Davenport, whether to visit a friend or to hike to Rock Creek Park via Broad Branch, have had to dodge the vehicles that race around the street’s blind curves. But we will soon see a welcome addition …

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ANC Funds Concept Design for New Van Ness Hub

ANC Funds Concept Design for New Van Ness Hub

by Marlene Berlin

Remember when Van Ness neighbors and planners spent one March Saturday brainstorming a new function for the intersection of Connecticut Avenue and Windom Street? Their goal was to reimagine the area as a “beautiful and inviting” neighborhood hub.
Some spaces on either side of …

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Broad Branch Ducklings Are Growing Up

Broad Branch Ducklings Are Growing Up

by Marlene Berlin

What do I do when I want to procrastinate? I go to Broad Branch stream to see what’s new and hope to catch sight of the ducklings.

This past Wednesday was one of those days. First I saw a lone female, which flew off with my approach. …

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What Is That Noise? Part 2: The Plot Thickens

What Is That Noise? Part 2: The Plot Thickens

Let’s start with a recap:

At 7 a.m. Tuesday, neighbors heard a series of loud booms, and the noise didn’t stop until about 9:30 a.m.

Suspect #1 was the Park Van Ness project at 4455 Connecticut. Sally Gresham, the ANC 3F commissioner whose single member district includes the Park Van …

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DC Water Connecting the Dots for Better Maps

DC Water Connecting the Dots for Better Maps

by David Jonas Bardin

At first I noticed only one surveyor, and asked, “What’s going on?”

He was Cal Somers from DC Water’s Engineering Department, assigned to prepare a super-accurate map of water pipes under Brandywine Street. Why? Because in a couple of years DC Water plans to …

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