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  • Posted Churches & Bike Lanes to In Shaw - Mari in the Citi
    DDOT held a much, much better meeting Saturday than the first meeting in October about the bike lanes to connect Shaw with Penn Quarter and Downtown. It was orderly, no opportunity for hijacking, and residents, such as myself had a...
  • Posted Old timers, new timers, and possibly misplaced credit to In Shaw - Mari in the Citi
    If you work at a place that has been around for a long time and in an industry is not known for quickly chewing up people and spitting them out, you may have a number of old timers about. You...
  • Posted Snowed in the City to In Shaw - Mari in the Citi
    I really like living in a walkable neighborhood and the worth of living here proved itself after this blizzard, snowzilla or the Blizzard of 2016 or whatever the kids are calling it these days.Friday, I showed up to work for...
  • Posted Is that thing on top new? to In Shaw - Mari in the Citi
    I've been watching this building as the wind slowly undresses it, ripping away the Tyvek from its plywood skin.And today I'm just noticing the roof top access.Is that new?...
  • Posted That horrible stench on the 400 blk of Q St NW to In Shaw - Mari in the Citi
    I was walking this weekend toward the Giant and I passed by my alley and was assaulted by a smell that I've been working to keep out of my house for the past few weeks. It's hard to describe because...
  • Posted Know your public housing to In Shaw - Mari in the Citi
    There are plenty of places within the historic boundaries of Shaw that are mistaken for public housing that is not public housing or no longer public housing. What is public housing? That's housing "owned and managed by the District of...
  • Posted Well a New Year A New Blog to In Shaw - Mari in the Citi
    Yes, I know I quit three years ago. The In Shaw Blog as it had grown from its start in 2003 when the neighborhood was in the process of gentrifying and I wanted to describe where I lived, mainly to...
  • Posted Test. Test. Test. to In Shaw - Mari in the Citi
    Yeah. I might come back.Maybe.January 2016...
  • Posted Thanks, bye to In Shaw - Mari in the Citi
    If you see me say hi. Say hi to your neighbors as well. Thanks for reading the blog. It has been fun. It's been great seeing the neighborhood change and grow. Anyway, I'll be at TruxtonCircle and DC Vacant Properties. Bye,...
  • Posted Tuesday Misc- Few random thoughts to In Shaw - Mari in the Citi
    The SUV selling drugs- it must have moved because I can't find it. Don't get a roof deck- Don't bother with a roof deck unless you are a big apartment building or if it is right off of a kitchen. Roof...
  • Posted Banished? Productions to In Shaw - Mari in the Citi
    I just found out ?banished?productions has a Wikipedia page. Neat. What can I write on my last day about them? I first encountered the local performance company at the 2009 Fringe Festival. I had no interest in Fringe Festival stuff...
  • Posted Where is Shaw? to In Shaw - Mari in the Citi
    Historically it is here: or here or here I'll acknowledge times change. Truxton Circle is making it's own history and getting cut off from the rest of Shaw by the ward system, but wards came with Home Rule and Home Rule...
  • Posted Yellow Tape- Crooked House to In Shaw - Mari in the Citi
    This will be cross-posted with DC Vacant Properties This is 1801 & 1803 6th St NW. 1801 looks very vacant and appears it may one day fall down. Problem is that it is attached to 1803 6th St and I...
  • Posted InShaw- Gentrifiying still to In Shaw - Mari in the Citi
    I don't know if I want to proclaim that Shaw is done gentrifying, not since there was some police action in my alley the other day. Between trying to see over high fences and straining to hear  radio chatter, police...
  • Posted Buying in 20001 in 2001 to In Shaw - Mari in the Citi
    The people who you could say were part of the late 90s-early 2000s gentrification wave were a completely different set of folks than the millennials continuing the trend now. I believe that because buying and living were different then, I...
  • Posted Age diversity to In Shaw - Mari in the Citi
    Just as a note: There is no more (or should be no more) CAPTCHA for the next few days. I had it off for a few hours and got slammed with spam.What makes my street and my immediate neighborhood great...
  • Posted Looking forward to 2014 to In Shaw - Mari in the Citi
    ...even though I won't be blogging here. At DC Vacant Properties, yes. At www.truxtoncircle.org, yes. At the Bureau of Fight Club's agency blogs: the public one,occasionally; the internal employees' only one, daily. I found a list I made last year...
  • Posted Arboreal Outlaw to In Shaw - Mari in the Citi
    There were plenty of things I had to leave out for the "Cleaning Up with Brother Brian and Father Watkins"  or otherwise it would have been too long. One part that was cut out was about Brian's tree activities.In addition...
  • Posted 1628 4th St NW to In Shaw - Mari in the Citi
    I am hoping by posting this that the owner of 1628 4th Street NW will fix her property and to possibly warn future renters. But who am I kidding, it's Gemma and renters rarely do this level of research before...
  • Posted Quickie post- Change to In Shaw - Mari in the Citi
    Okay yesterday I discovered that old photos I put on a thumbdrive degraded. Degraded badly. I also discovered that photos taken prior to 2006, not thrown on the web are not on the CDs and the external hard drive I...
  • Posted Sidewalk closed, go walk in traffic to In Shaw - Mari in the Citi
    Today I decided to take Rhode Island Avenue to the 7th St bus stop. Not doing that for a while. That is because there is something going on with the northern 600 block of R.I. Ave. I think it...
  • Posted Cleaning up with Brother Brian and Father Watkins to In Shaw - Mari in the Citi
    Since this blog is going to end soon I decided to do something a little different. This is a much longer post than normal, regardless I hope you enjoy it. Brian cleaning 4th St NW Brian Bakke and Monsignor James...
  • Posted The thing about co-ops, affordablity and deals with the devil to In Shaw - Mari in the Citi
    NW Co-opI have a 'fee simple' bias. For myself I don't care for condos and sure as heck don't care for co-ops either. While we're at it, not a fan of HOAs either. Personally, I like owning the dirt...
  • Posted The Rent Is, What It Is to In Shaw - Mari in the Citi
    Not too long ago I was recollecting my early days in DC, Back in 1995-1996 I moved to the DC area (bouncing from MD to VA and later back to MD) with my first job working for the government as...
  • Posted Things left undone to In Shaw - Mari in the Citi
    I was reminded at a neighborhood gathering involving lots of small people and maybe too much colored sugar, that holy smokes this blog will come to an end in 2 weeks. So today I figured I should clean out my...
  • Posted Affordable no mo to In Shaw - Mari in the Citi
    I honestly cannot remember who I was talking to about affordable housing, but somewhere in the discussion I wondered aloud about the long term plan for such projects. What happens 30 years after the building or complex built to...
  • Posted Why I love Uber to In Shaw - Mari in the Citi
    I wasn't feeling well the other day and took a half day off from work. There were a few things I wanted to finish and foolishly thought I could do a few hours work and come back home to bed....
  • Posted Le Fini is a hair salon to In Shaw - Mari in the Citi
    Thank you to my neighbor who alerted me to what was Le Fini. It's a place to get these Brazillian blow out things and hair extensions and stuff. See Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/LeFiniTheSalon See Twitter- https://twitter.com/HairNatsii See Yelp- http://www.yelp.com/biz/le-fini-hair-by-victoria-washington Website- http://www.lefinithesalon.com/...
  • Posted Le Fini to In Shaw - Mari in the Citi
    What is it? I dunno. It's on the 1500 blk of New Jersey Ave NW...
  • Posted Just say no to brick to In Shaw - Mari in the Citi
    I did a little shoveling of icy slushy stuff last night, only after I heard my neighbor doing some shoveling. I shoveled the space in front of my house and then a bit more for my neighbors. I made...
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