A regular summary of irregular news and notes from neighborhood blogs and email lists around the District.
All-Caps Everything: We thought our grandmas were the only members of the rarefied class who still can’t figure out the caps-lock button. But an overly excited member of the Shepherd Park email list proves us wrong: “WE CAN’T CHANGE THE WORLD OVER NIGHT, BUT WE CAN SAVE A LIFE IF WE PUT FORTH THE EFFORT TO DO SO!” Yeah, and just how does the member think a life can be saved? “Stand together as a COMMUNITY for this fun filled game of flag football.” Oh.
Special Parking Snowflake: A member of the Chevy Chase email list writes, “While looking for a parking space down near Barracks Row (8th Street, SE) the other day, I noticed that parts of 7th Street, SE, have been zoned ‘no parking’ for anyone without a Zone 6 resident permit—at all times. At least residential parking restrictions in other Wards, allow for a two-hour window for ‘out of zoners.'” He continues, “How did this happen? Who makes these decisions? Why should people get to close off their neighborhoods to other DC residents, who also pay taxes?” A second member writes, “This also exists in Georgetown, Columbia Heights and a few other areas where residential parking is at a high premium.” He links to a DCist piece about enhanced residential parking permits.
Special Workout Snowflake: “I’ve been requesting this for years. I would like to see at least a small set of Pull-Up Bars, Dipp Bars, Crunch Benches, Push Benches, etc, added to the running track and tennis court,” a member of the ANC 6A email list writes. He goes on to explain why exactly a public amenity should be required to accommodate his dream-gym wishes.
Free in Brookland: “Traditional Medicinals organic ginger aid caffeine free herbal tea. Got it at YES market to help combat my awful morning sickness and heartburn the first trimester but never opened it. Free for the taking!” writes a member of the Brookland Kids email list. Insofar, no other members are clamoring for the free tea.