by Emmy Elfin Some blizzard, I said to myself when last Tuesday dawned. But it was still my kind of weather and I couldn’t wait to go out. There must be some polar bear in my DNA, according to my companion. I’m no fan of deep water and I never swim, but a couple of […]
Welcome Forest Hills high-risers! We are a vital and diverse community of 31 high-rises, consisting of 18 apartment buildings, 10 condominiums and 3 cooperatives. We even have one low-rise garden apartment community in our midst.
- North - Bordered by Nebraska Avenue, includes Archstone Connecticut Heights and the Ellicott House.
- South - Just below Tilden Street, including Sedgwick Gardens and 3801 Connecticut Avenue, NW.
- East - The Archstone Consulate and the entire Van Ness complex representing all three types of high-rises: Van Ness East condominium, Van Ness North cooperative and Archstone Van Ness South apartments.
- West - Yuma Gardens on Yuma Street - our one garden apartment community.
by Barbara Cline I see them and often wish I lived there, too: Those amenity-rich new high-rises, featuring top-of-the-line appliances, on-site fitness studios and luxurious lounge areas. So why don’t I move from my amenity-poor 1958 high-rise and join the party? Because high-rises built in DC after 1975 have no rent control. The additional rental […]
by Barbara Cline Last month, the DC Rental Housing Commission announced that the 2014 Consumer Price Index for urban workers (CPI-W) will be 1.4%. This percentage is the basis for the 2014 rent increases for the approximately 79,000 DC rent-controlled apartments, effective from May 1, 2014 through April 30, 2015. Ward 3 has 16.2%, or […]
Most of us are familiar with the concept of the carbon cap-and-trade for emissions control. The District Department of the Environment (DDOE) is the first city in the U.S. to establish a stormwater cap-and-trade market called Stormwater Retention Credit trading. Evan Branosky, the DDOE environmental specialist in charge of this program, tells us about this […]
There’s a new grocer in town, and it’s not like the rest. The only way to shop at Relay Foods is to go online. Then, you pick up your purchases at one of several locations around the area. Or, you can pay a fee and have the items delivered to you. Relay also works with […]
by Barbara Cline This Saturday, I will be attending the 6th Annual Tenant & Tenant Association Summit at the Kellogg Conference Center at Gallaudet University. I encourage all renters – whether renting an apartment, condo, co-op or room(s) in a private home – to attend as well, because many renters are unaware of their many […]
by Brady Holt Current Staff Writer The University of the District of Columbia is preparing to lease up to 15 apartment units for its students in a building across Connecticut Avenue from its Van Ness campus. A committee of the school’s board of trustees voted Thursday [August 15] to authorize the bulk lease in The […]
Marjorie Rachlin first checked in with the gardeners of the Melvin Hazen Community Garden a year ago. She figured it was time for another visit. Here are the people and the plants she found there. Last week I stopped by the community garden on Sedgwick Street to see what’s growing. Tomato plants were everywhere, four […]
by Barbara Cline Forest Hills condo owners who want their buildings to be greener should see what the Master-Metered Condo Alliance is doing. Although this group is only for Maryland properties, DC condominium owners are invited to attend their meetings at Bethesda Green. I attended a meeting in January after finding Bethesda Green (BG) at […]
On Saturday, September 28th, the 6th Annual Tenant and Tenant Association Summit will be held at the Kellogg Conference Center at Gallaudet University. The event is FREE. And the information and aid you receive could save you hundreds of dollars. A year ago, our High-Rise Life columnist Barbara Cline told us about her experience at […]