New Mural on Park Road and 13th

Be sure to drop by the corner of Park Road and 13th this week to watch the progress on the great new mural from the folks at MuralsDC. This corner has long been a haven for graffiti, so thanks to the artists for putting it to productive use! The . . . → Read More: New Mural on Park Road and 13th

Joe Biden in North Columbia Heights

Check out this video of the V.P. leaving Pete’s Apizza Friday night:

Volunteer Opportunity at 826DC

826DC is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting students ages 6-18 with their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write. Our services are structured around our understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention and that strong writing skills . . . → Read More: Volunteer Opportunity at 826DC

Local Restaurant Round-Up

Lots of new and soon-to-open local restaurants have been in the news lately.  Keep an eye on our local business page, which we will continually update with new web addresses.   Here is a summary of some of the tremendous culinary diversity soon to grace Columbia Heights:

Paila Chilean Grill . . . → Read More: Local Restaurant Round-Up

Halloween Event / Fall Agenda / Rat Abatement

NCHCA, in conjunction with local residents, is currently planning a Halloween event for 11th Street between Kenyon and Monroe, between 5-7 P.M. on October 31st.  Our goal is to have a costume parade featuring neighborhood kids, fun events / giveaways for kids at local businesses, and perhaps a . . . → Read More: Halloween Event / Fall Agenda / Rat Abatement

Support Local Businesses in Express Night Out Voting

Several North Columbia Heights businesses are nominated for the Express Night Out Best of 2011 awards. Be sure to express your neighborhood pride and vote for Pho 14, Taqueria Distrito Federal, Sticky Fingers, Redrocks, Room 11, and Dan Searing!

New Graffiti Abatement Initiative

Passing on this note from CM Graham.  If you see graffiti on public (or your own private) property, please call this number (202.724.8181).  If your neighbors have been victims of graffiti, encourage them to do so as well!  If folks see their tags are eradicated quickly, they will be . . . → Read More: New Graffiti Abatement Initiative

11th Street Debate: 24 Hour Diner?

This article (along with the commentators) from the Washington City Paper discusses the two sides of the debate regarding the proposed 24 hour diner on 11th Street.  ANC1A has already reached a Voluntary Agreement supporting the diner’s liquor license application.   The most recent neighborhood protest was dismissed by ABRA . . . → Read More: 11th Street Debate: 24 Hour Diner?

New Neighborhood Business Links

We have updated our neighborhood business link page by adding links for the following businesses new to Columbia Heights (or coming soon): Coffy Cafe, The Getaway, Lou’s City Bar, Paila Chilean Grill, and Zeba Bar and Grill.  Also new to Columbia Heights is Mr. Larry’s Pet Supply Store on . . . → Read More: New Neighborhood Business Links

Eleventh Street “Hip Strip” …

Featured in Sunday’s New York Times!  As the Times puts it, in somewhat hyperbolic fashion:

Columbia Heights, a neighborhood in Northwest Washington, D.C., that just a decade ago was best known for vacant homes and empty storefronts, saw gentrification come not with the usual creep but with a boom. . . . → Read More: Eleventh Street “Hip Strip” …