City Paper is not for tourists
Barry Farm Re(mixed) praises a local dance troupe that gained fame(?) on a reality show: “I’m sad to say that I didn’t get a chance to watch America’s Best Dance Crew on Sunday, and as a result, missed the final performance of River East’s dance crew, Beat Ya Feet Kings. But I will say, that I’m proud of them for making it this far…”
Brookland Avenue praises some Franciscan Monastery honey: “I was lucky enough to get a behind the scenes tour from Chris Schierkolk a Brookland resident, co-moderator of the Brookland Listserv, FMGG member, and apiarist. Chris gave me a pretty in depth tour of the bee keeping operation on the monastery grounds. There are a total of 5 beekeepers that manage 2 apiaries at the monastery.”
The Heights Life praises this past weekend’s Columbia Heights Day and has video of the festivities: “I knew Columbia Heights Day was going to be big this year, I just didn’t know it was going to be this big. The new Harriet Tubman Elementary Field was a great addition, as was the separate performance area with bleacher seating. And there were plenty of things to do, especially for families. But what I liked best was that much of the soccer field was open so people could just hang out. Or play with hula-hoops, which was my favorite.”
The Other 35 Percent has a must-read story with a statistical breakdown of gunshots (or gunshot sounds) per ward. So far this year, Ward 3 had the lowest gunshot sounds with 27 instances. Ward 7 had the highest with 1294. There have been over 5,000 reports of gunfire.
Ward3DC posts some great inside-Cleveland-Park-nerd shit.