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Land Swap Agreement Saves Brookland Green From Development

Land Swap Agreement Saves Brookland Green From Development

In March, Mayor Vincent Gray and Ward 5 Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie announced that the city reached a tentative deal with WMATA to spare the Brookland Green from development.[read more...]

Edgewood Charter School Offers Fine Arts Education

Edgewood Charter School Offers Fine Arts Education

It’s 8:50 a.m. on a Friday morning and the kindergarten violin class has already started to play at the William E. Doar, Jr. Public Charter School for the Performing Arts in Edgewood.[read more...]

Artist Cedric Baker Brings Paintings, Wisdom to Brookland

Artist Cedric Baker Brings Paintings, Wisdom to Brookland

The owner of studio 23 at Monroe Street Market, Cedric Baker uses his paintbrush to make social commentary. In particular, he focuses on issues impacting African Americans.[read more...]

Rhode Island Avenue Gym Fulfills Lifelong Dream of Ward 5 Resident

Rhode Island Avenue Gym Fulfills Lifelong Dream of Ward 5 Resident

Dedication and hard work led Mr. Carroll, a Ward 5 resident, to open his KAAOS Gym and Athletic Training Center on Rhode Island Avenue NE in December.[read more...]

Yarn Bombers Strike Brookland

Yarn Bombers Strike Brookland

On a sunny day in February, yarn bombers took the Monroe Street Bridge. The yarn bombers spent hours attaching at least 10 yards of knitted and crocheted pieces to the chain link fence rising above the bridge and over the train tracks.[read more...]

Studio Eco Bricolage Opens at Monroe Street Market

Studio Eco Bricolage Opens at Monroe Street Market

Artists Leda Black, Marcelle Fozard and Annalisa Leonessa all specialize in different forms of art, yet the three women came together to open Studio Eco Bricolage at Monroe Street Market.[read more...]

Edgewood Arts Building Opens for Community Use

Edgewood Arts Building Opens for Community Use

The Edgewood Arts Building is open for “everything and anything,” said Amanda Barber of CulturalDC, the non-profit organization that manages the property.[read more...]

SCRAP DC Relocates to Brookland

SCRAP DC Relocates to Brookland

The new location allows SCRAP—called a “creative reuse center”—to carry a larger supply of arts & crafts supplies and to offer art classes and programs to the community.[read more...]

Metro to Develop Land Surrounding Brookland Metro Station

Metro to Develop Land Surrounding Brookland Metro Station

In November, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority announced that it is seeking a developer to build a mixed-use project on two parcels of land surrounding the Brookland Metro station.[read more...]

Ward 5 Residents Ready to Enjoy Playground Re-Do at Turkey Thicket

Ward 5 Residents Ready to Enjoy Playground Re-Do at Turkey Thicket

Features include new play equipment, seating, a community garden and accessibility for people with disabilities.[read more...]

Interim Library Opens in Woodridge

Interim Library Opens in Woodridge

Where has the Woodridge Library gone? The building is now surrounded by a chain link fence. A banner announces that the new Woodridge library will open in 2015.[read more...]

Steel Plate Applies for Liquor License

Steel Plate Applies for Liquor License

Diton Pashaj, owner of Bloomingdale’s Rustik Tavern, is set to open his first restaurant in Brookland this spring. The restaurant, called Steel Plate, will be located at 3523 12th Street NE.[read more...]

Features

Poet Dan Vera Finds Home in Brookland

Poet Dan Vera Finds Home in Brookland

Brookland resident Dan Vera published "Speaking Wiri Wiri," a book of poems that explores his Cubano upbringing in South Texas.[read more...]

The Red Hen Lands in Bloomingdale

The Red Hen Lands in Bloomingdale

Ward 5 residents who bemoan the lack of local fine dining options have cause to celebrate: The Red Hen is expected to open in mid-April.[read more...]

Harvey’s Market: Local Butcher Is a Cut Above

Harvey’s Market: Local Butcher Is a Cut Above

The changing times have brought changes to Harvey’s Market, a Washington-based butcher well known to regular shoppers at the D.C. Farmers Market, an indoor market which was recently renovated and reopened as Union Market.[read more...]

Thai Food on First: Aroi Thai Offers Fine Thai and Japanese Cuisine in Bloomingdale

Thai Food on First: Aroi Thai Offers Fine Thai and Japanese Cuisine in Bloomingdale

“Pad Thai, curry, and California Rolls within walking distance? You can’t beat that.”[read more...]

Little Ricky’s Brings Cuban Food, Culture to Brookland

Little Ricky’s Brings Cuban Food, Culture to Brookland

What sets Little Ricky’s apart from the typical Cuban restaurant is the fact that it recreates the atmosphere of a paladar.[read more...]

Kindcare Animal Hospital Makes Way for Brookland Animal Care Center

Kindcare Animal Hospital Makes Way for Brookland Animal Care Center

Neighborhood veterinarian Dr. Ericson Isles has retired and Dr. Shearon Smith is being welcomed as his replacement.[read more...]

Brookland Farmers Market: 12 Years of Good Food at Good Prices

Brookland Farmers Market: 12 Years of Good Food at Good Prices

Located steps away from Brookland/CUA Metro station, the market is a relatively undiscovered gem.[read more...]

Providence Opticians: Local Business Unites Family, Eyeglasses and Art

Providence Opticians: Local Business Unites Family, Eyeglasses and Art

The Winslow siblings have been working with their hands for decades.[read more...]

New Restaurant Will Bring Spain to Bloomingdale

New Restaurant Will Bring Spain to Bloomingdale

After a trip to the northeastern coast of Spain, Larry Holden found the inspiration for his first business venture.[read more...]

Scrap DC Sells Used Materials to Artists and Crafters

Scrap DC Sells Used Materials to Artists and Crafters

If ever there was a brick and mortar store proving that one person’s trash is another person’s treasure, this is it.[read more...]

Kennedy Care Offers Personalized Home Care to Local Residents

Kennedy Care Offers Personalized Home Care to Local Residents

Pledging to offer compassionate, personalized and dependable home care services, Kennedy Care opened its first D.C. office in Ward 5.[read more...]


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