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Hasn't been much swirling around lately worthy of a full blog post, but here are a couple items so that people don't think I've shut down (though most of them have already been seen on my Twitter feed, aka the "I'm Too Lazy to Blog" feed):
* The light tower at the Yards Park is being installed today, about four weeks in advance of the scheduled grand opening on Sept. 10. I hope to have pictures at some point.
* Greater Greater Washington reports that MPD fanned out around Nationals Park on Wednesday night, ticketing drivers and pedestrians and handing out flyers on safety. GGW also brings up the public meeting held by Tommy Wells back in March about the notion of reworking M Street under the "Complete Streets" principles of creating road networks that work for pedestrians young and old, cyclists, public transportation users, and drivers. by doing things such as adding dedicated bike lanes, creating safer crosswalks, etc. At that meeting, residents of Southwest were unimpressed with the possibilities, but the few Southeast residents in attendance seemed more open to it.
UPDATE: TBD reports that the truck driver in last week's incident is not being cited.
* The Post did a video feature on Hoopernatural, the hula hooping fitness outfit. They are running classes for mixed-levels of hoopiness during August at Canal Park, on Saturday mornings from 10 to 11 am.
* The Capitol Riverfront BID is running a survey to get feedback from residents, workers, and visitors on the types of events the BID holds (concerts, outdoor movies, farmers' market, etc.). Let your feelings be known here.
* While my griping about the bad signage on the SW Freeway (highlighted again by the Post on Thursday) is technically out-of-boundaries, it is on topic to also mention to DDOT that the various blue "services" signs for the South Capitol Street exits on I-395 probably need to get rid of the gas station icons, since the days of having three gas stations right on South Capitol and two within a few blocks to the east are long gone. (But @DDOTDC has put me in a time out after Thursday's flurry of transit-related tweets, which also included this good suggestion from a reader about the need for a left-turn signal on northbound Third Street, SE at Virginia Avenue, for people needing to get onto I-395 southbound.)
* And I stumbled across this study by the New America Foundation about "online-only" news outlets in DC. It counted 61 of them, noting that the "city's oldest local blogs that still command an audience began to spring up in 2003," with JDLand being one of the "original few," thanks to my January 2003 vintage. The piece looks at DCist, GGW, Prince of Petworth, And Now Anacostia, and TBD (though it hadn't yet launched), along with a few nice words about this site. But I have been thinking a lot lately about how I'm an old lady compared to the rest of the DC neighborhood blogosphere, and this article (coming on the heels of my [redacted] birthday) certainly reminded me of it. :-)
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JC says: (8/13/10 8:19 PM)
A left turn arrow from 3rd onto 395 SB would be such an amazing improvement. I can't even begin to describe how much that one simple light would improve traffic flow through the neighborhood. It couldn't be easier as a daily user of this intersection to see this is needed. But DDOT will surely want to spend 6 months recording data and 6 months writing a report before any conclusion is formulated. I predict it will be installed one week before the road closures for the railroad tunnel construction.


AKR says: (8/14/10 8:48 AM)
RE: Left turn light. Aye! Start the study now and maybe CSX can pay for it. With redevelopment at 225 Virginia, I can only imagine it will be needed more. Plus they should allow street parking on only 1 side of 3rd street. It is far too narrow for 2way traffic AND 2way parking. With the tunnel there, the 2way traffic needs to continue.


MJM says: (8/14/10 6:22 PM)
The tower is up


Sophia Monster says: (8/15/10 9:28 AM)
I got curious about the other bloggers you mentioned to I went to take a look... it looks like the blogger from Anacostia actually just moved to JDLand - link

Kinda funny.


JW says: (8/15/10 10:28 AM)
Is there any new info on Van Ness School? I chatted with Tomy Wells recently and he said they are going to reopen the school.


JD says: (8/15/10 11:22 PM)
I haven't heard anything one way or the other on Van Ness, other than there's lots of talking going on about it, as there has been for a long time. Residents talking to DCPS, the Marines talking to DCPS about the school site (in terms of the Marines looking for a new barracks location), the DC Housing Authority talking to DCPS about co-locating the school and the long-delayed community center.... But there's been no public pronouncements.


Will says: (8/16/10 1:16 PM)
What's the deal with the closed gas stations? I apologize if this subject has been covered already. Thanks for the informative post.


JD says: (8/16/10 1:22 PM)
Hi Will--

Back before all the development started, there were four gas stations in Near Southeast, at South Capitol and I, South Capitol and N, Half and M, and 11th and M. (There was also a fifth one, across the street, on the west side of South Capitol and K, in Southwest.)

The Half and M and South Capitol and N station sites were bought by Monument Realty, and the stations closed. (They're now parking lots.) The other three--all Exxon stations--stopped operating, but they haven't been sold. Exxon has done some sleight of hand to move the ownership of the properties to their Exxon Foundation, maybe so that the foundation makes the money if and when the sites are sold.

I had fun back in the day with my Tracking Gas Prices at Half and M page, from 2003 to mid-2006:

link


Will says: (8/16/10 2:40 PM)
Thanks for the quick reply. It's too bad about all the gas stations closing. The hood sure could use one now. You are the BEST!

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Foundry Lofts ('12)
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Yards Park ('10)
Velocity Condos ('09)
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