Archive for New Hampshire Avenue

Tree Watering Planned for Saturday

Posted in City Services, Plants & Gardening with tags , , on August 5, 2009 by Kent

New Hampshire treesPitching in to help care for the new trees on New Hampshire Ave near the intersection of Georgia Ave. has been tough.

The trees southwest of Georgia Avenue have been in particular need.

To that end, there has been a call for All Hands on Deck this Saturday at 7:00 am to water this section. If you have the time and ability, gather at the sculpture at the Metro station. The more the better.

The watering will be done with buckets — the water being supplied by Donatelli from the new construction across the street.

Trees in New Hampshire Median Need Your Help!

Posted in Columbia Heights, Park View, Plants & Gardening with tags , , , , , on July 15, 2009 by Kent

The trees along New Hampshire Avenue between Georgia and Sherman Avenues are in horrible shape, being stressed due to lack of water. If you live along this stretch of road and would be willing to help keep them watered … the neighborhood and the trees NEED YOUR HELP!

The good news is that Casey Trees will be watering them tomorrow morning.

The bad news is that I alerted DDOT to this Sunday night, and they quickly indicated that they would contact Casey Trees. It wasn’t until the last 12 36 hours, starting with Wayan Vota last night and me this morning that Casey seems to have gotten wind of the problem.

While we have a small victory that the trees will be watered tomorrow, Casey Trees is looking for a neighborhood solution. So, if you live in the area and are willing to assist, please speak up.

You can see from the photo below that Wayan Vota supplied how rough the trees have gotten.
Thirsty Trees in New Hampshire Ave Median


New Hampshire Median Work Expands

Posted in City Services, Columbia Heights, Park View with tags , , , on July 6, 2009 by Kent

I was very relieved to see that the installations of medians on New Hampshire Ave. wasn’t going to only be between Georgia Ave. and Grant Circle. About a week ago they started to do the work below, which is between Georgia Ave. and Sherman Ave.

What I like about it so much is that there won’t be a gap between the streetscaping they are planning to do on Sherman and Georgia Aves. Also, who wouldn’t like some hot pavement replaced by grass and trees. They add so much to a neighborhood.
New Hampshire Ave Median work

Get Your Fireworks!!! While They Last

Posted in Holidays, Park View, Petworth with tags , , , , on June 30, 2009 by Kent

The firework stand on the corner of Rock Creek Church Rd & New Hampshire Avenue is finally open for business … so get them while they last!Fireworks stand open

Then and Now: 1808 New Hampshire Avenue

Posted in Dupont Circle, Then and Now with tags , , on June 12, 2009 by Kent

1808 New Hampshire AvenueThen: Photographed in January, 1912, at the time of the Cromwell-Stotesbury wedding, the double home at 1808 New Hampshire is shown with snow on the ground.  To read about the Cromwell-Stotesbury wedding, which was attended by President Taft, you can read the January 19, 1912 New York Times article here. The limousine in the photograph may be President Taft’s.

1808 New Hampshire Ave at SwannNow: Today, 1808 New Hampshire is the location of the Swann House Bed and Breakfast.

S and T Street Triangle Parks Progressing Well

Posted in Dupont Circle, Parks, Pets with tags , , on June 10, 2009 by Kent

T Street parkFollowing up on my April 2nd post, I visited the S and T Street parks yesterday. They seem to be progressing well. The T Street park looks to be nearly done. It has pavers and only appears to be lacking benches. The plantings are small, but all seem to be in.

The T Street park — destined to be the City’s first official dog park — still has a lot of work ahead of it. The infrastructure being installed looks like plumbing, which makes sense to me. Despite the current state of the park, it doesn’t mean that things could wrap up quickly. It all depends on how extensive the renovations yet to complete are.

S Street park

Accident on New Hampshire Avenue

Posted in Crime, Petworth with tags , , , , , on June 7, 2009 by Kent

Petworth News has an interesting post on an accident last night caused by a car speeding away form police after it had been pulled over. The pattern sounds similar to other recent auto crashes in the area. Upon impact, the youths fled the scene. I find it particularly interesting that the new medians, which aren’t even complete, contributed to an accident whith oncoming traffic as the fleeing car turned into the wrong lane and, presumably, couldn’t cross over into the correct lane because of the medians.

For photos and more details, go to the Petworth News post here>>