Friday, October 31, 2003


Monthly Forum

Invited guests include representatives from the following

Metropolitan Police Department

Howard University
re. their proposed Middle School for Math and Science

Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency
re. their interest in locating a field unit in Ward Five

Where: Trinity College
125 Michigan Avenue, N.E.
When: Tuesday, November 4, 2003
Time: 7:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M.

Monthly Meeting

Where: Greater Mount Calvary Holy Church
605 Rhode Island Avenue, N.E.
When: Tuesday, November 18, 2003
Time: 7:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M.

Monday, October 27, 2003

ANC 5C Links

Provides links to sites that have an interest to residents and neighbors of ANC 5C, which includes the Eastern Shaw area.

Monday, October 20, 2003

Housing Needs for the City and Region:
Does the superheated housing market in Logan Circle contribute to
concentrated poverty in Ivy City?

A discussion with Margery Turner, Urban Institute

October 21, 2003
John A. Wilson Building
1350 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Room 412
6:30 pm, Refreshments; 7 pm, Program

A new study led by Margery Turner shows a troubling trend in the rise in
concentrated poverty in certain D.C. neighborhoods. Evidence suggests that
displacement of poor families from strong housing markets in neighborhoods
like Logan Circle might contribute to the concentration of poverty in
neighborhoods like Ivy City. What are the implications of these trends for
housing policy in the City and region? Join us for a discussion with
Margery Turner as she presents her findings and considers strategies to
address current challenges. See Housing in the Nation's Capital 2003,
prepared by the Urban Institute for the Fannie Mae Foundation at:

This effort builds on Ms. Turner's earlier analysis on gentrification, and
how its negative consequences can be avoided if affordable housing is
preserved in areas facing high demand for homeownership. See: Leading
Indicators of Gentrification in D.C. Neighborhoods,

RSVP (attendance only): WRN, 202/667-5445, or e-mail: This event is free of charge. For more about
WRN, see:
This event is second in a series of four on Housing for the City presented
by the Washington Regional Network for Livable Communities (WRN). The Fall
2003 WRN Forum Series: Housing for the City focuses on the critical issue of
affordable housing in the District of Columbia. The Washington Regional
Network for Livable Communities' Forum program engages activists,
decision-makers, and business leaders in discussions of state-of-the-art
practices for accommodating regional growth and creating diverse, livable

This series is sponsored by the Enterprise Foundation and the Fannie Mae

October 20, 2003 -- Garden Resources of Washington announces --


What kind of bulbs? A mix of daffodils, tulips, crocuses, etc.

How many can we have? Depends upon the area you plan to plant.

When should they be planted? As soon as possible.

When will they bloom? At different bloom times, ranging from early March to late May.

Who can get bulbs? Groups engaging neighbors, youth, adults, club members, etc. in community & youth garden projects at diverse locations such as: parks, schools, community facilities, nursing homes, public housing, etc. These can be located in any part of the city, but priority will be given to projects located on Capitol Hill and projects benefitting low-income city residents.

How do we get the bulbs? Contact GROW (see details below) to place a request and to set up an appointment for bulb pickup.

How do we plant bulbs? GROW will provide easy to follow soil preparation and planting instructions.

What if we don't have funds for soil preparation or tools? GROW may be able to provide these materials. Contact GROW (see details below) for simple application information on getting this extra help.

How to contact GROW: E-mail or call 202-234-0591 (don't stop by the office; the bulbs are not there!)

Friday, October 17, 2003


TELEPHONE: (202) 832-1965/1966


Monthly Meeting

Invited guests include representatives from the following

Metropolitan Police Department
Office of the People's Counsel
North Capitol Neighborhood Development, Inc.
North Capitol Collaborative, Inc.
North Capitol Area Business Association, Inc.
North Capitol Main Streets

Where: Paul Laurence Dunbar High School
1301 New Jersey Avenue, N.W.
When: Tuesday, October 21, 2003
Time: 7:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M.


Monthly Forum

Where: Trinity College
125 Michigan Avenue, N. E.
When: Tuesday, November 4, 2003
Time: 7:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M.

Tuesday, October 14, 2003

Shaw House Tour
Sunday, October 26, 2003, 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Shaw is much more than just the neighborhood where the new Washington
Convention Center is located. Residents, businesses, and institutions have
been working for years to renovate 100-plus-year-old buildings, turning one
of Washington's oldest neighborhoods into the place to be in Washington, DC.
Some of these outstanding architecture and interior design efforts have been
recognized with feature articles in the Washington Post and Metro Weekly.

Come discover some of DC's best-kept secrets as you visit:

· One of the oldest churches in the District, and its "secret garden."
· Three row houses that have been converted into a complex dedicated to
public service, including a remarkable chapel.
· A bed-and-breakfast in a former mortuary.
· A former run-down rooming house that now boasts marble floors and an
impressive collection of local artists' work.
· A former lumber store converted into office space, featuring lots of
elaborate woodwork and skylights.
· And other newly-renovated homes filled with surprises.

Along the way, you'll meet some of the proud homeowners, entrepreneurs,
organizations, architects, designers, and developers that are helping to make
Shaw's renaissance a reality. And also see some of the diamonds-in-the-rough
that still await restoration. Sponsored by Shaw Main Streets, Inc.

Tickets: $15.00 in advance, $20.00 on the day of the tour
To get tickets, mail a check (payable to Shaw Main Streets) to Shaw House
Tour, Shaw Main Streets, 614 S Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001, or at the
following locations:

Advance sale tickets will be available from Monday, October 6, 2003 to
Saturday, October 25, 2003 at:

City Museum of Washington, DC Gift Shop
801 K Street, NW
Tuesday-Sunday, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

City Living, DC Style! Expo
Washington Convention Center
801 Mount Vernon Place, NW
Friday, October 24th, 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Saturday, October 25th, 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Sunday, October 26th, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Alperstein’s Furniture
1015 7th Street, NW
Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM

Warehouse Theater Café
1021 7th Street, NW
Monday, Wednesday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM; Tuesday, Thursday-Saturday, 8:00 AM to
10:00 PM

Miller Copying Service
1111 7th Street, NW
Monday-Friday; 8:30 AM to 6:00 PM; Saturday, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Crimpz, Inc.
1125 7th Street, NW
Tuesday-Friday, 10:00 AM to 6:30 PM; Saturday, 8:00 AM to 2:30 PM

Modern Liquors
1200 9th Street, NW
Monday-Saturday, 9:00 AM to 7:30 PM

DC Guesthouse
1337 10th Street, NW
202- 332-2502
Monday-Saturday, 9:00AM to 5:00 PM

Brian MacKenzie Infoshop
1426 9th Street, NW
Monday-Thursday, 12:00 PM to 9:00 PM; Friday, 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM; Saturday,
10:00 AM to 10:00 PM; Sunday, 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Chain Reaction Youth Bike Shop
1701 6th Street, NW
Wednesday-Friday, 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM; Saturday, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Lee’s Flower and Card Shop
1026 U Street, NW
Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM; Saturday, 8:00 AM to 1:00PM

African American Civil War Memorial Museum Store
1200 U Street, NW
(202) 667-2667
Monday-Friday, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM; Saturday, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Urban Essentials
1330 U Street, NW
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, 12:00 PM to 7:00 PM; Thursday, 12:00 PM to 8:00
PM; Saturday, 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM; Sunday, 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Maison 14
1325 14th Street, NW
Tuesday-Thursday, Saturday, 11:00 AM to 7:30 PM; Friday, 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM;
Sunday, 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Timothy Paul Carpets + Textiles
1404 14th Street, NW
Tuesday-Saturday, 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM; Sunday, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Logan Hardware
1416 P Street, NW
Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM; Saturday, 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM; Sunday,
10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Flowers on Fourteenth
1718A 14th Street, NW
Monday-Friday, 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM; Saturday, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Garden District
1801 14th Street, NW
Monday-Friday, 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM; Saturday, 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM; Sunday,
11:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Home Rule
1807 14th Street, NW
Tuesday-Saturday, 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM; Sunday, 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM

On Sunday, October 26, 2003, tickets will only be available at Immaculate
Conception Roman Catholic Church, northeast corner of N and 8th Street, NW,
during tour hours, and at the City Living, DC Style! Expo at the Washington
Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place, NW, from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Tuesday, October 07, 2003

Washington-Area Gentrification,
a Panel Discussion with Mayor Williams

Wednesday, October 15th, 6:30-8:30pm
The City Museum, 801 K Street, NW (Mount Vernon Square)

Gentrification – the influx of high-income individuals into
previously poor neighborhoods – is one of the most important
phenomena shaping 21st-century Washington.

Yet rarely is gentrification discussed with much respect for the
complex group of forces that it represents. This panel discussion,
with experts from the fields of government, development and community
activism, aims to promote a responsible and informative public
dialogue on this contentious issue.

· Anthony A. Williams, Mayor of the District of Columbia
· Al Eisenberg, former chair of the Arlington County Board,
current Vice
President for Government relations at the Washington Board of Trade
candidate for the Virginia House of Delegates
· Jim Abdo, president of Abdo Development, a builder of luxury
urban homes in
Washington's Dupont, Logan Circle and Capitol Hill neighborhoods
· Maria Maldonado, Director of Housing Programs at Casa of
Maryland, an activist
organization for Maryland's Latino communities

Erik Wemple, editor-in-chief of Washington City Paper and frequent
guest on
WAMU's Kojo Nnamdi Show, will moderate the discussion.

The event is hosted by the City Museum; The Next American City (a new
of urban affairs); the Loeb Fellowship of Harvard; and the Washington
Paper. It is free with museum admission: $3 adults, $2 students and

About the City Museum of Washington, D.C.
Located in the historic Carnegie Library building, the City Museum of
Washington, D.C. is the only museum dedicated solely to the history
of the nation's capital. The City Museum features a groundbreaking
multimedia show entitled, "Washington Stories;" changing exhibits
currently featuring: "Sandlots to Stadiums: A History of Sports in
Washington, D.C.," and "Taking a Closer Look: Images from the Albert
Small Collection;" an archaeology lab (opening October 2003); and a
D.C. visitor information center. It is managed by the Historical
Society of Washington, D.C. The City Museum is located at 801 K
Street, NW. For more information call (202) 383-1800 or visit

About The Next American City
This new national magazine asks, "Where will we go from here?" In a
rapidly changing urban landscape, how can businesses and developers
thrive? How can cities and suburbs expand their economies? And how
can our society successfully address social and environmental
challenges? The Next American City answers these questions with
clear and accessible stories on issues central to how our cities and
suburbs are changing -- including but not limited to architecture,
planning and development, transportation, urban economies, housing,
environmental issues, labor issues and workforce development,
education, crime, and religion. The result: a thought-provoking
national magazine that engages not just the planner, architect,
developer, or policy analyst but also the
businessperson, school board member, artist, and community activist.
It's a conversation that The New York Times correctly dubs a "subtle
plan to change the world." Find out more and subscribe at

For more information, contact:
Josh Olsen
The Next American City
209 W. 108th St., #11
New York, NY 10025

Monday, October 06, 2003

Late but...

Invited Guests Include Representatives from the Following:

Third District, Metropolitan Police Department
The Assembly of Petworth
Smokefree DC
United Planning Organization

Monday, October 6, 2003
Mount Sinai Baptist Church
3rd and Q Streets, N.W.
Rooms 1 and 2
7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

For more information regarding the meeting and/or the Association,
contact J. Berry at (202) 387-8520

Agency Offers Emergency Food Aid
The D.C. Department of Human Services has set up a one-week emergency
stamp program, totaling about $4 million in federal aid, for District
residents who lost food during Hurricane Isabel. Current food stamp
recipients will receive half of their monthly allotment to compensate
food lost during the storm, and those who lost income or had to buy
emergency goods can receive special assistance to purchase food. New
applicants for food stamps will also get one month of benefit
until Oct. 6 at seven service centers run by the Departments' Income
Maintenance Administration: 508 Kennedy St. NW, 5 N St. NE, 645 H St.
3917 Minnesota Ave. NE; 3851 Alabama Ave. SE; 400 South Capitol St. NW;
2100 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. SE. The agency's food stamp customer
service hotline is 202-724-5506.

Public Notice of the 10/7/2003 and 10/21 Meetings of ANC 5C

TELEPHONE: (202) 832-1965/1966


Monthly Forum

Invited guests include representatives from the following:

Metropolitan Police Department

Office of the People's Counsel

Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate
re. a building that they plan to demolish and reconstruct on their

Where: Archbishop Carroll High
4300 Harewood Road, N. E.
When: Tuesday, October 7, 2003
Time: 7:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M.


Monthly Meeting

Where: Paul Laurence Dunbar High
1301 New Jersey Avenue, N.W.
When: Tuesday, October 21, 2003
Time: 7:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M.



Mt. Sinai Church in basement 7PM Q St & 3rd ST NW.

Friday, October 03, 2003

Convention Center Area Strategic Development Plan

Planning Workshop #1
Project Review and Community Visioning

Tuesday October 14th, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Kennedy Recreation Center
7th and P Streets, NW (main gymnasium)

This study includes the area bounded by 11th Street, Vermont Avenue on the
west, U Street and Florida Avenue on the north, New Jersey Avenue on the
east, and Massacusetts Avenue and New York Avenue on the south. Join the
Office of Planning for the first of four planning workshops to discuss the
future of your neighborhood.

* Meet the team working on this planning initiative.
* Talk about how having the convention center in the community can help to
build stronger neighborhoods.
* Learn about housing and retail issues in your community.
* Find out about future meetings.

RSVP with Chris Shaheen
DC Office of Planning

Chris Shaheen
Ward 2 - Neighborhood Planning Coordinator
801 N. Capitol Street, NE, Suite 4000
Washington, DC 20002

Wednesday, October 01, 2003

Disaster Recovery Center Will Go to Washington Neighborhoods

September 30, 2003

Disaster Recovery Center Will Go to Washington Neighborhoods

(Washington, DC) The DC Emergency Management Agency (EMA) and the US
Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
will bring a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) to the people in areas of the
District who were affected by Hurricane Isabel.

The Disaster Recovery Centers, which will operate from the EMA Mobile
Command Vans, will be available from 9 am to 6 pm at the following sites and

Date and Locations:
Wednesday and Thursday October 1 and 2
1) 3924 Minnesota Ave., NE Chartered Health Parking Lot
2) Lot 4 RFK Stadium

Friday and Saturday October 3 and 4
1) 2100 Martin Luther King Ave., SE
2) Alabama Ave and Good Hope Rd, SE Safeway Parking Lot

Monday and Tuesday October 6 and 7
1) 16th St. and Colorado Ave., NW Carter Barron Amphitheater
2) 4th St. and Rhode Island Ave., NE (old Ames)

Wednesday and Thursday October 8 and 9
1) 4450 Wisconsin Ave., NW Tenley-Friendship Library
2) 2200 Champlain St, NW Marie Reed Learning Center

Friday and Saturday October 10 and 11 (Tentative)
To be determined at a later date To be determined at a later date

Disaster Recovery Centers are designed to provide detailed program
information to those who have already applied for assistance under President
Bush's September 20 disaster declaration for the District of Columbia.
Representatives of the District, federal, and voluntary agencies will be
present, including loan officers from the US Small Business Administration.

"The DRC will give residents an opportunity to meet one-on-one with District
and federal officials to discuss specific aspects of their damage claims and
get answers to any questions they may have," said DCEMA Director Peter G.

Applicants are encouraged to apply by using the FEMA toll-free registration
number: 1 (800) 621-FEMA (3362). The TTY number is 1 (800) 462-7585 for
those who are speech- or hearing-impaired. Recovery specialists are
available to take calls from 7 am to midnight, EDT, seven days a week until
further notice. To date, more than 700 District residents have called to

On March 1, 2003, FEMA became part of the US Department of Homeland
Security. FEMA's continuing mission within the new department is to lead the
effort to prepare the nation for all hazards and effectively manage federal
response and recovery efforts following any national incident. FEMA also
initiates proactive mitigation activities, trains first responders, and
manages Citizen Corps, the National Flood Insurance Program and the US Fire

Desi Deschaine
Community Outreach Coordinator
Executive Office of the Mayor
1350 Pennsylvania Ave. NW Suite 211
Washington, DC 20004

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