Wednesday, May 31, 2006


Cracktastic: adj.
1. describes the price of a home for sale that is so high that one wonders if the person who priced the house smokes crack

Ok, we didn't coin this new word. That honor belongs to Mari at Cracktastic is such a great word though, we had to share it!

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Brookland's Tuesday market returns

According to Mary Pat on the Brookland listserv, the Tuesday vegetable market has opened for the season. The location is the same as last year:10th Street and Otis Street NE (next to the Brookland Metro parking lot) It will be open from 4 pm until 7 pm on Tuesdays until Thanksgiving.

Boring stuff: Best of Washington DC T-shirts and Gifts provides this information as a public service and is not affiliated with the market or its sponsors.

Volleyball continues at Turkey Thicket Rec Center

From the Brookland listserv:
Play volleyball with you neighbors on Tuesdays at 7:15 pm at the Turkey Thicket Rec Center.

Disclaimer: Best of Washington DC T-shirts and Gifts is not affiliated with Turkey Thick Recreation Center.

Friday, May 26, 2006

Thursday, May 25, 2006

Get veggie seedlings at multi-family yard sale

This is from the Brookland list serve:

Multi-family Block Yard Sale on Sigsbee Place, NE
Saturday, May 27, 9 am - 2 pm

They'll be selling all the yard sale staples, like appliances, clothes, furniture,
kitchenware, rugs, trinkets AND

Vegetable Seedlings
only $0.50 each plant!

Big Rainbow (large, yellow with red stripes)
Bird (semi-wild)
Cherokee Purple (large red/purple)
German (oblong from Eingeltingen village in southern Germany)
Mr. Stripey (large, yellow)
San Marzano (Roma)
Striped Roman (oblong red/orange stripes)
Zapotec Pleated (large, Mexican)

Criolla Sella (oblong)
Hidalgo Chile (similar to Serrano)
Hot (mixed varieties)
Hot Yellow

Long Purple (Chinese)

Celriac (root vegetable)

Basil (mammoth leaf)
Cilantro (fine, cut-leaf)

Getting there: Enter Sigsbee Place off of 10th Street NE, one block south of Taylor (near
Turkey Thicket)

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Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Finding DC's Community Gardens

At Best of Washington DC T-shirts and Gifts, we've noticed that some of you are finding this blog because you're searching for community gardens. Here's where to find DC's community gardens.

Happy Gardening!

For the Washington Gardner

Washington Gardener

Friday, May 19, 2006

Brookland nonprofit provides low-cost computer classes

Byte Back, a Brookland-based nonprofit, offers low-cost computer training. Course offerings include Excel, Powerpoint, PC Beginners, Word, and more. Best of all, tuition starts at an affordable $50. Byte Back is conveniently located near the Brookland metro.

Disclaimer: Best of Washington DC T-shirts and Gifts is not affiliated with Byte Back.

Thursday, May 18, 2006

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

New poll asks you how to achieve DC voting rights

Tell us how you think DC should go about getting voting rights. Vote in the poll on the right side bar.

Here are your choices:
1. Lobby for the Davis DC Voting Rights bill.
2. Don't settle for anything less than statehood.
3. Retrocede to Maryland.
4. Throw a no taxation without representation tea party on the Georgetown Waterfront.
5. Start an aggressive, national PR campaign to educate Americans about DC's 2nd class citizenship.

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Highlights of tonight's ANC 5A07 meeting

Once again Commissioner William Boston put together an array of interesting presenters for the monthly meeting of SMD 5A07.

Officer Robinson from Metropolitan Police gave an interesting talk about his experiences as he walks the beat on 12th street NE. He also provided excellent crime prevention tips. Officer Robinson cautioned homeowners to beware of unknown contractors and yard helpers. He said they sometimes seek that work to see what is available in the home.

A couple of representatives from the DC Office of Planning tried to give a presentation, but the barrage of questions they received prevented them from doing so.

The Brookland CDC gave a presentation on Newton Theatre's recent addition to the DC registry's list of historic places. The CDC also announced it will hold its annual meeting, which is open to the public, on June 12 at the Brooks Mansion.

Monday, May 15, 2006

Endorsing candidates for mayor, city council or whatever

So we got an e-mail from a candidate for city council. The candidate asked us to endorse him in this blog. Uh, no. Best of Washington DC T-shirts and Gifts does not endorse candidates.

Friday, May 12, 2006

Brookland wins best neighborhood poll

Brooklandwon the best DC neighborhood poll with 36% of the vote. 28% of participants wanted to pick a community that wasn't on the list. Here are the rest of the results.

Foggy Bottom 8%
Logan Circle 4%
Petworth 4%
Shaw 0%
Hillcrest 4%

Visit us next week to vote in the new poll.

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Thursday, May 11, 2006

ANC 5A07 Meeting is Tuesday

William Boston
SMD 5A07

Tuesday, May 16, 2006
6:30 – 8:30

Slowe School Library
1404 Jackson Street, NE

Invited Guests:

1 5th District Police
2 Brookland CDC
3 Deborah Crain/Ellen McCarthy, DC Office of Planning
4 Community Concerns

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Play Volleyball Tuesday at Turkey Thicket Rec Center

Join your Neighbors for Volleyball

Tues. 5/16 at 7PM to 8 PM
Turkey Thicket Recreation Center
Come dressed to play

Usual disclaimer: Best of Washington DC T-shirts and Gifts is not affiliated with the rec center or the volleyball team.

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Last chance to vote for the best DC neighborhood

Vote now for DC's best neighborhood. Just make your click in the right side bar. The polls ends this week.

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Saturday, May 06, 2006

Stop, Blog & Roll focuses on Ward 5

Check out Stop, Blog and Roll , a blog about Washington DC's Ward 5. Blogger and Woodridge resident Jaime has catalogued a tremendous amount of community resources. You'll find meeting schedules for the ward's civic associations and ANCs as well as a calendar of community events, and much more.

Monday, May 01, 2006

Brookland poetry reading features chocolate

A Poet's Choice Reading with
a fine artisan chocolate tasting

BAWA Poetry Reading
Wednesday, May 3rd
7 to 8 pm
Brookland Visitor's Center
3420 9th Street, NE
( 1/2 block from Brookland/CUA Red Line Metro)
Across Monroe Street, and right across 9th Street from
Colonel Brooks' Tavern

For more information visit Brookland Area Writers and Artists

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