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The Morning Metropolitan

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Good morning Georgetown, here’s the latest:

  • Serendipity 3 already lost its Executive Chef. Could signal trouble, but then again, Hook lost Barton Seaver pretty soon after it opened (although not nearly this soon) and it turned out alright. Plus, Serendipity already has lines out the door, so that weighs in its favor.
  • Not too much else going on, but don’t forget the Rose Park Farmers Market tonight.
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The Morning Metropolitan

Photo by J.S. Clark.

Good morning Georgetown, here’s the latest:

  • This Sunday at 5:00 in Rose ParkVolta Park is the first Concert in the Park from CAG.
  • And speaking of Rose Park, the Rose Park farmers market is this afternoon.
  • If your looking for a slightly quieter affair Sunday night, stop by St. John’s Parish (also at 5:00 on Sunday) for a fundraiser for the DC Public Library Foundation. Carol Joynt will be there to talk about her new book. Sales and donations will benefit the Georgetown Library.

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ANC Preview: Odds and Ends Edition

As we suffer through the last days of this lousy Smarch weather, we can look hopefully on the fact that next week is April. We can get through this! And with the first week of April comes the April ANC meeting. And the agenda for that meeting has been released, and it’s a mix of odds and ends.

French Market

The French Market returns again this year on the weekend of April 29th. It’s a great affair highlighting the stores on the north end of Wisconsin Ave. GM thinks it would be even better if they closed down traffic on Wisconsin Ave. for the event and created a true plaza, but that’s not in the cards. Even taking out a lane of parking to increase space would be great, but the city refuses to shut down only a part of the road for events like this.

Anyway, it’ll still be a great event and wonderful way to support the Book Hill shops.

Georgetown Village

The Georgetown Village is an effort by citizens in Georgetown to replicate a program that has been successful in other neighborhoods, like Capitol Hill. What this program is designed to do is to encourage seniors to age-in-place and continue living in the communities that they’ve grown to love by creating a network to “support the medical, functional, emotional, social, and spiritual needs of older adults.” In real world terms, that could mean rides to the Safeway or a doctor, daily check-ins, and social events, among other things. Small things that can cumulatively really make the difference between staying in your home or not.

Right now, the Georgetown Village effort is recruiting its inaugural members and will hold a kick-off meeting on April 26th at 6:30 at the Georgetown Presbyterian Church. Continue reading

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The Morning Metropolitan

Photo by M.V. Jantzen.

Good morning Georgetown, here’s the latest:

  • Rose Park path changes proposed.
  • Next Tuesday, Sprinkes Cupcakes will be handing out free cupcakes at G.U. (plus a few other places around town over the next week). The final battle begins!

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The Morning Metropolitan

Snowy Washington Harbour sidewalk by Brownpau.

Good morning Georgetown, here’s the latest:

  • Yesterday’s Current had an op-ed by Georgetowner Cary Mitchell arguing against turning the Rose Park Path into a multi-use path. In it he states that he doesn’t like to “rat out” bikers for biking on the path. What he doesn’t note is that riding on the path is completely legal. It’s also unfortunate that he, a self-proclaimed biker, dismisses the need to bike on M St. If he feels so uncomfortable  biking on M St., perhaps he should be advocating for improvements there too, instead of telling bikers they should just use the Rock Creek trail to go down to K St.
  • GM got in too late last night to compile any more news, but he’ll catch up tomorrow.

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Graffiti under the Key Bridge by Kevin H.

Good morning Georgetown, here’s the latest:

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We Need More Bikeshare Stations, But Where?

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Capital Bikeshare has been a hit since it started September 20th. There are 4,480 members and a total of 52,000 trips have been taken. In October alone, there were 36,762 trips using over a million minutes of bikeshare time (that’s an average of about 27 minutes a ride). Those are really great numbers.

They’re so great that DDOT is already announcing that it’s going ahead with its first expansion. Twenty additional stations will be added next spring. Certainly DDOT is going to be hearing from a lot of sides where to put those stations, but GM believes that at least one of them should go to east Georgetown. Right now there’s a bit of a hole in coverage for east Georgetown, and putting a station there would benefit residents and neighbors greatly.

But where exactly? GM’s got a couple of ideas:

Rose Park:

Rose Park has a bunch of strengths. It sits between M and P, which are the two primary routes that people take from central DC to Georgetown. It has nice paths which connect down to Rock Creek Park. It’s a popular destination for people visiting the neighborhood either to sunbathe or play tennis, etc. And finally, while most of it is federally owned (which makes it tough if not impossible right now to put a station there) a small section near the tennis courts is city-owned. Continue reading

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