Change Coming to Saratoga Avenue

Change Coming to Saratoga Avenue

On February 15, 2015, The DC Voice wrote an article about the future plans for Brookland Manor. “Mid-City Financial Reveals New Brookland Manor Plans” was one of our first articles on upcoming changes to Saratoga Avenue in Ward 5.  I drove through Saratoga today and realized that the transformation is starting. The fences are up […]

It’s Easier to Ask Forgiveness at 2424 Evarts

It’s Easier to Ask Forgiveness at 2424 Evarts

“It’s easier to ask forgiveness than to beg for permission” seems to apply to the way things happen in Ward 5.  In this case it applies to the home of the new DPR work site coming to 2424 Evarts Street. That was the sentiment that came out of last weeks ANC 5C meeting. The lease […]

The Silent Displacement

The Silent Displacement

Watching the slow but steady transition of Ward 5 is heart-wrenching. Three story houses go up in a month. Whole blocks vanish in a week. Landmarks are gone forever. That’s the trend throughout DC. Ward 5 is no exception. But the real question is who’s protecting us against the silent displacement taking place? With one […]

This Can’t Be Good!

This Can’t Be Good!

New York Avenue is one of the major corridors in Ward 5. It supports over 100,00 cars a day. Rapid and cargo rail roar through several times a day. And a growing bicycle community waits for some new pathways to take advantage of this thoroughfare. But a closer look at the overpass on Montana Avenue […]

This is History!

This is History!

“This is history!” Those were the words of Gloria McKissack who journeyed from Nashville, Tennessee to the opening of the National Museum of African American History & Culture (NMAAHC). This was probably the sentiment of everyone that came to the Mall yesterday. Thousands of people ventured to the Mall yesterday to be a part of […]

Crummell School Presentations

Crummell School Presentations

Crummell School RFP Developer presentations were held at Bethesda Baptist Church on Capitol Avenue Thursday evening. Dion Townley, Project Manager, of DMPED kicked off the meeting. Nearly a hundred residents were on hand to watch the three finalists present their plans for Crummell School. Crummell School was designed by Snowden Ashford in 1910, and named […]

It Was All Cool At Alice’s

It Was All Cool At Alice’s

It was nearly 100 degrees outside but it was all cool at Alice’s Jazz and Culture Society (AJACS). Alice’s is a not-for-profit jazz club in the Brookland neighborhood. All ages are welcome. That was apparent last Thursday evening featuring a free evening of jazz for children and adults. Alice’s is located at 2813 12th Street […]