Borderstan

Dupont – Logan – U Street

TUESDAY: PSA 208/Dupont Meets at 7 PM


PSA 208 covers the Dupont Circle neighborhood and part of Kalorama Circle. West Borderstan (west of 15th Street) is in PSA 208. (Image: MPD Web site.)

PSA 208 covers the Dupont Circle neighborhood and part of Kalorama Circle. West Borderstan (west of 15th Street) is in PSA 208. (Image: MPD Web site.)

The public is invited to the October meeting of Police Service Area (PSA) 208 is tonight at 7 p.m. at 1620 V Street NW at the MPD 3rd District headquarters (even though PSA 208 is now part of the 2nd District). PSA 208 covers the Dupont Circle neighborhood, including West Borderstan.

PSA 208 meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month and a forum for residents to meet with members of the MPD to discuss issues of concern. You can join the MPD 2nd District listserv on Yahoo! Groups. The PSA 208 commander is Lt. Scott Dignan.

October 20, 2009 Posted by | Borderstan, D.C. crime, Dupont Circle, MPD, PSA 208, public meetings | , , , | 1 Comment

This Week in Borderstan: MidCity B.A. Mixer, ANC 2F Meets


MONDAY: MidCity Business Association Mixer on Monday, October 5, 6 to 8 p.m., at Solly’s at 1942 11th Street NW: “Meet and Mix with MidCity business owners, community members, civic leaders and politicians. Learn about MiDCity BA’s continuing efforts to promote more constructive, proactive policies around nightlife management. Learn what city leaders plan to do to help ensure that MidCity’s commercial corridors thrive and retain their unique mix of independent businesses, restaurants and cultural venues.” RSVP to Natalie.

WEDNESDAY: Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 2F, Wednesday, October 7 at 7 p.m., Washington Plaza Hotel, 10 Thomas Circle, NW: The agenda for ANC 2F/Logan Circle is online at the ANC 2F website. ANC 2F meets monthly at the Washington Plaza Hotel on the first Wednesday of the month.

October 4, 2009 Posted by | Borderstan, D.C. Government, Logan Circle, on community, on events, on local politics, PSA 307, public meetings, Shaw | , , , , | Leave a comment

Stuff You Might Have Missed


dcist has a slide show of some the visiting Teabaggers (yes, I still laugh about the use of the term), birthers and such on the National Mall on Saturday. We saw a handful of the visitors (we identified them by their hats and shirts) walking on the 1400-block of P Street NW last night in front of Halo and Stoney’s. My guess is that they were mystified by the site of… oh, a bunch of things… most likely by the fact that all kinds of people manage to get along with one another.

Over at the blog, Who Murdered Robert Wone?… is there a potentially huge new development in the case?

The report of the special committee of ANC 2F-Logan Circle on the Arts Overlay zone for the 14th and U Streets corridors is covered and analyzed… Mr. 14th & You has covered the process all along (with several very good postings) and was a member of the committee. In addition, Greater Greater Washington has also covered the process and weighs in with an analysis of the committee report.

I picked this up up from Loose Lips at the Washington City Paper: “Capitol Hill family wants to raise chickens in their backyard. City says no way. But WTTG-TV reports that the family is ‘working with the office of DC Councilmember Tommy Wells to try to get the law changed.’ ” I will admit that if the economy gets any worse, I may consider some chickens for our back garden.

And a nod to Real World DC: “September 8: Cast member Ashley now bartends at McFaddens near GW…. BREAKING: September 8: Cast member Erika reportedly quits and leaves.”

September 13, 2009 Posted by | arts, Borderstan, D.C. Government, DC politics, local business, Logan Circle, public meetings, U Street NW | , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Wed. at ANC 2F: 14th St. Arts Overlay Committee Report


What will the Arts Overlay Committee report say about the number of restaurants and clubs on 14th Street NW. Pictured: Ristorante Posto, at 1515 14th Street, NW. (Photo: Luis Gomez.)

What will the Arts Overlay Committee report say about the number of restaurants and clubs on 14th Street NW. Pictured: Ristorante Posto, at 1515 14th Street, NW. (Photo: Luis Gomez.)

The September meeting of Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 2F/Logan Circle is Wednesday, September 2 at 7 p.m. Same location: Washington Plaza Hotel, 10 Thomas Circle NW.

Agenda highlight: The Arts Overlay Committee will give its report as it relates to the 14th and U Streets area. Here is a June 16 posting on the committee… and there are good postings at 14th and You on the Arts Overlay Committee: Continue reading

August 31, 2009 Posted by | arts, Borderstan, D.C. Government, DC politics, local business, Logan Circle, on local politics, on the blogs, PSA 307, public meetings, Shaw | , , , , | Leave a comment

Dupont: Monthly Walks with PSA 208 Lieutenant


PSA 208 covers the Dupont Circle neighborhood and part of Kalorama Circle. West Borderstan (west of 15th Street) is in PSA 208. (Image: MPD Web site.)

PSA 208 covers the Dupont Circle neighborhood and part of Kalorama Circle. West Borderstan (west of 15th Street) is in PSA 208. (Image: MPD Web site.)

Attention, residents of Police Service Area (PSA) 208, which is primarily the Dupont Circle neighborhood (including West Borderstan)… this message is from Lt. Scott Dignan, who has returned to lead PSA 208:

Starting September 2009, PSA 208’s leadership team invites you to attend the first Monthly Walk with Your PSA 208 Lieutenant. The purpose of this monthly walk is to extend the already scheduled PSA 208 Monthly Meetings out to the community and citizens, by affording you and the leadership an opportunity to walk through your neighborhoods while discussing community concerns.

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August 27, 2009 Posted by | Borderstan, Dupont Circle, MPD, on community, on crime, PSA 208, public meetings | , , | 1 Comment

TUESDAY, 7 PM: PSA 208 Meeting


PSA 208 covers the Dupont Circle neighborhood and part of Kalorama Circle. West Borderstan (west of 15th Street) is in PSA 208. (Image: MPD Web site.)

PSA 208 covers the Dupont Circle neighborhood and part of Kalorama Circle. West Borderstan (west of 15th Street) is in PSA 208. (Image: MPD Web site.)

The monthly meeting of Police Service Area (PSA) 208 is tomorrow night, Tuesday, August 18, at 7 p.m. Location is the 3rd District headquarters (even thought 208 is in 2D) at 1620 V Street NW.

Even if you live in East Borderstan (east of 15th) and are part of PSA 307, you are still very welcome to attend.Cross-border issues related to Borderstan are often discussed. This is a good opportunity to meet the new PSA 208 commander, Lt. Scott Dignan, and some of the officers who patrol our area.

August 17, 2009 Posted by | Borderstan, Dupont Circle, MPD, on crime, PSA 208, public meetings | , , , | Leave a comment

Wednesday: ANC 2B/Dupont Meets


ANC 2B/Dupont Circle is one of the largest in the city, with nine single-member districts. (Map: ANC 2B Web site.)

ANC 2B/Dupont Circle is one of the largest in the city, with nine single-member districts. (Map: ANC 2B Web site.)

The August meeting of Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 2B/Dupont Circle is  Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the D.C. Jewish Community Center at 16th and Q Streets NW (entrance on Q Street). The agenda is here (PDF).

Starting with the September meeting, ANC 2B will meet at the Brookings Institution, 1775 Massachusetts Avenue NW.

August 11, 2009 Posted by | Borderstan, Dupont Circle, on local politics, public meetings | , | Leave a comment

TONIGHT: PSA 208 Meets at Omega Bar, 7 PM


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Police Service Area 208. (Map: MPD Web site.)

The monthly Police Service Area (PSA) 208 meeting is tonight at 7 p.m. at Omega Bar (not at 3D police headquarters on V Street NW).

Even if you live in East Borderstan (east of 15th) and are part of PSA 307, you are still very welcome to attend.

A number of new officers are being assigned to West Borderstan/PSA 208. Officers Smith, Schwartze and Hansohn have been reassigned.

From PSA 208 / Rob Halligan:
On Tuesday July 21st, the Dupont/Kalorama Public Safety/PSA 208 Meeting will meet from 7 to 8:00pm at MPD Omega (big brick building in the alley between P, O, 21st and 22nd, probably upstairs, ask the staff for the police meeting room [it is probably upstairs]. Please spread the word to people who live and work in that area. We’ve been trying to vary the location of the Dupont/Kalorama Public Safety Meeting every other month. Please come up with a location for the September meeting (always the 3rd Tuesday of the month, otherwise at 1620 V Street NW) if you have some issues in a particular area.

July 21, 2009 Posted by | Borderstan, D.C. crime, Dupont Circle, MPD, on community, PSA 208, public meetings | , , , | Leave a comment

Wednesday: ANC 2B Meets; “Local 14” Application on Agenda


ANC 2B/Dupont Circle is one of the largest in the city, with nine single-member districts. (Map: ANC 2B Web site.)

ANC 2B/Dupont Circle is one of the largest in the city, with nine single-member districts. (Map: ANC 2B Web site.)

The July meeting of Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 2B / Dupont Circle is this coming Wednesday, July 8, at 7 p.m. at the D.C. Jewish Community Center at 16th and Q NW (entrance on Q Street).

Item of note on the agenda is the liquor license application for the new establishment planned for 1832 14th Street NW, “Local 14.” For some background information, please see the posting on Local 14 over at 14th & You blog: “Plans for ‘Local 14’ Take Shape.”

Remember that West Borderstan (west of 15th Street) is part of ANC 2B while East Borderstan is part of ANC 2F/Logan Circle.The Borderstan commissioners on ANC 2B are Victor Wexler-District 5 and Jack Jacobson-District 4.

Agenda follows (plus a link to the PDF here).

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July 7, 2009 Posted by | Borderstan, D.C. Government, DC restaurants, Dupont Circle, local business, on community, on local politics, on the blogs, PSA 208, public meetings | , , , , | Leave a comment

Wednesday: ANC 2F Meets; R St. Sidewalk Trash on Agenda


ANC 2F/Logan Circle meets July 1 at the Washington Plaza Hotel. One agenda item is

ANC 2F/Logan Circle meets July 1 at the Washington Plaza Hotel. One agenda item is "1400 Block of R Street, NW: Street/Sidewalk cleanliness."

The Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2F/Logan Circle meets Wednesday night, July 1 at 7 p.m. at the Washington Plaza Hotel, 10 Thomas Circle NW. One item of note on the agenda of interest to some Borderstanians is “1400 Block of R Street, NW: Street/Sidewalk cleanliness.” The item is under “Community Development Committee Report (Michael Benardo, Chair) – 8:25 p.m.”

  • Who: Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 2F
  • What: Regular Monthly Meeting
  • When: Wednesday, July 1, 2009 at 7 p.m.
  • Where: Washington Plaza Hotel at 10 Thomas Circle NW

The agenda is available at the ANC 2F Web site. Remember that East Borderstan (east of 15th) is in ANC 2F.

June 27, 2009 Posted by | Borderstan, D.C. Government, DC politics, Logan Circle, on local politics, public meetings | , , , , | Leave a comment