Wednesday, June 24, 2009

baraki update—construction commences

it was mentioned first on the eckington listserv, but i thought people would like to see some photos—visible construction at baraki (the bar that will be opening at the southeast corner of 1st and T streets nw in bloomingdale) hopefully soon!

they're tearing up the concrete along both first and T where the outdoor seating will be (to replace it with another surface? bricks? i'm not sure—there was no one there to ask this evening).

it's exciting to finally see some progress! maybe we'll finally have a place where eckingtonians can come over and discuss the finer points of how cool a neighborhood bloomingdale is over a pint. :)

Monday, June 15, 2009

historic district facade grants

over at and now, anacostia, dg-rad shows some photos of houses whose exteriors have been made beautiful thanks to grants from the district's historic homeowner's grant program. there is a sliding scale for eligibility based on income.

houses in ledroit park can qualify for these grants as well. here are some before pictures for a pair of houses on the north side of the 200 block of rhode island avenue. i'll put up some after pictures soon.