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Re: ISO info on the re-opening of Beach Drive

Ralph Allen
 

Perhaps a compromise that allows only rush hour traffic and no through traffic at other times. Additional signs will  be necessary since people will speed back to their start once they realize the park is not throughway. I have seen this with people driving 40MPH plus to make up for lost time. The park has many more pedestrians than before the closure. The question is will the pedestrian use continue after the virus has subsided. I believe that it will continue since so many more people are now aware of this resource. 

Thanks,
Ralph

- previous message -
Yeah, when I am in my car heading into Maryland, I miss the park. When I am on my bike, I am so happy it is closed. Even walking the trails is much more pleasant, quieter and sweeter smelling. Am I the only one who remembers when cars had to ford the creek up near Military?
I would consider supporting reopening Rock Creek to cars only if the speed limit could be controlled – perhaps speed bumps/humps/tables every quarter mile or speed cameras – and limited to cars with no emissions or strong emission controls. When the road was open to commuters in the past, most drove 15-20 miles over the limit, many were faster, and it was much harder to breathe. This was very hazardous and unhealthful for all people and animals.


Free Office Items at 4301 Connecticut Ave #free

Mary Peckiconis
 

I have updated the items; I have added meeting supplies, badge inserts, tent cards, name badge kits, clear whiteboards and more.
Many binders and hanging folders still. I appreciate all of those who have come by.
https://photos.app.goo.gl/o72kqSWP3t7wi5Ru9      

Mary Peckiconis
Genetic Alliance
4301 Connecticut Ave NW #404
Washington DC 20008
202.421.1424 cell


For Sale: Children's Bookcase #furniture #forsale

JBSaltzman@...
 

For Sale: Children’s bookcase.

Description: White. Two shelves with pull out drawer. Seven years old. Very good condition (select paint stains on one side).
Brand: Pottery Barn Kids (Cameron).
Dimensions: 40”(H), 20.5”(D), 29.25”(W).  

Price: $50.00  

Delivery: Come and get it. 

Josh Saltzman
Veazey Street 
JBSaltzman @ gmail dot com


Free rug #free

Christina Ianzito
 

We have a gray area rug, about 8x10 in good condition — it’s a very light neutral gray or beige with a darker band around the edge. It looks discolored but that’s just the marks from vacuuming. Let me know if you want it and I can leave it on our porch, on Veazey street.

Thanks,
Christina Ianzito
christinaianzito @ yahoo dot com


Real Estate News and Needs from Jennifer Knoll

Jennifer Knoll
 

So much exciting real estate news and lifestyle tips this week in my newsletter HERE: https://www.compass.com/notifications/emails/01e60476-c97f-463d-b56a-fe4eb9f89680.html

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Considering selling? I have buyers searching for the following types of homes:

West of Reno Rd. in Cleveland Park, North Cleveland Park or AU Park up to approximately $6m

•  Already renovated, walking distance to retail from Woodley Park through the Town of Chevy Chase up to $1.6m
•  West End or another location walking distance to the IMF Condo, minimum 2 bedroom 2 full bathroom, pet friendly with nice views up to $1.6m
•  Move-in condition Single Family Home in Cleveland Park up to $2.4m
•  Home in Bethesda or Chevy Chase DC or MD, near Western Avenue under $1.4M
•  Home in AU Park up to $2.25m
•  Homes that need complete renovation any place in NW DC, Chevy Chase MD (west of the park) and select areas of Bethesda, MD
•  Home in AU Park or North Cleveland Park that is NOT renovated
•  Teardown or gut renovation project in Arlington
•  Home in Wakefield, AU Park, Wesley Heights, North Cleveland Park for up to $2.3m
•  Home in Tenleytown up to $1.4m
•  Serious buyers looking for 2 or 3 bedroom condo or co-op in Van Ness or Cleveland Park, patio or large balcony is a plus
•  Fixer Upper in Cleveland Park up to 2m on a larger lot.
•  I have multiple buyers looking for homes in upper NW from Woodley Park to Wesley Heights to Chevy Chase, MD from $900,000-$2.350,000
•  Teardown or gut renovation project in NW from Woodley Park all the way through Bethesda, MD

Jennifer Knoll
Senior Vice President
M: 202.441.2301
O: 202.386.6330
jennifer.knoll@...

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Re: ISO info on the re-opening of Beach Drive

Ako & Jeff Schwartz Shigihara
 

Yeah, when I am in my car heading into Maryland, I miss the park. When I am on my bike, I am so happy it is closed. Even walking the trails is much more pleasant, quieter and sweeter smelling. Am I the only one who remembers when cars had to ford the creek up near Military?

I would consider supporting reopening Rock Creek to cars only if the speed limit could be controlled – perhaps speed bumps/humps/tables every quarter mile or speed cameras – and limited to cars with no emissions or strong emission controls. When the road was open to commuters in the past, most drove 15-20 miles over the limit, many were faster, and it was much harder to breathe. This was very hazardous and unhealthful for all people and animals.

Jeff on 28th St near the Zoo

- previous message -

Beach Drive is indeed a commuter route, which has never precluded the use of the overall area for recreation -- though not much used for recreation daily if one's empirical observations are trustworthy. (And once dark, there are few pedestrians, joggers, stroller moms and dog walkers meandering in the park anyway.) It's not like Central Park, abutting large apartment buildings without lawns and trees. If Rock Creek Park were merely a park, no road would have been built its entire length. That a 10-mile roadway is off limits to cars is ludicrous, and we suffer the results every day on 16th St, Cathedral Ave, Connecticut Ave, Wisconsin Ave, Reno Rd. Heavy traffic on the main north-south roads blots out retail commerce for hours because curbside parking is eliminated for rush (hah!) hours. (Maybe the loss of retail sales taxes is made up from parking tickets, $100 a pop.)

Furthermore, why shouldn't commuters enjoy the beauty of Rock Creek Parkway and Beach Drive? Why deny them the pleasure of enjoying the winding road along the woods, as refreshing for them at the end of the day as for people on foot. The mayor wants slower streets; the park road has always been thus. Of course now she is getting slower clogged streets all around. Once again, failure to think conceptually. (And punishing commuters is so satisfying.)


ISO: Creative Materials (looking to reuse + reinvigorate)

Alston Taggart
 

Hi neighbors,
 
Over the weekend, I attended a workshop at Myth Gallery, New Orleans, to meet/work with my favorite artist/maker, Betsy Youngquist, Now that I am back home (and super inspired), I want to make with my twin teens!
 
In the spirit of renewing and recycling, I am looking to gather unused items:
  • Old costume or broken jewelry 
  • Glass/metal Beads
  • Porcelain doll/doll parts
  • Luxury fabric pieces (silks, velvets, satin, old ties…) 
  • Old silverware (metal spoons and knives)
I am happy to come by to pick-up when easy, or feel to drop off on my porch if better for you.
 
Thanks for your consideration.
 
All the best,
Alston
4117 Fessenden Street NW
202-744-7958
alston @ studiored dot us


Re: ISO Good PNC Loan Officer

Cindy Sherman
 

I can highly highly recommend Paul Maysak (paul.maysak@...; 202-835-5194; 202-302-0152). First of all he will get you the best interest rate you can find anywhere.  Secondly, he responds quickly to emails and is efficient.  He was our loan officer when we refinanced our home loan a few years ago. We recently bought a condo in CO as a rental property and he had our pre-approval letter to the seller in an hour. Because of that the seller took no other offers. He’s fantastic.

Cindy Sherman

- original message -
If you have had a good experience with a local PNC Mortgage Loan Officer, I would be very interested in hearing from you.


Re: ISO info on the re-opening of Beach Drive

Stephanie Gerard
 

Beach Drive is indeed a commuter route, which has never precluded the use of the overall area for recreation -- though not much used for recreation daily if one's empirical observations are trustworthy. (And once dark, there are few pedestrians, joggers, stroller moms and dog walkers meandering in the park anyway.) It's not like Central Park, abutting large apartment buildings without lawns and trees. If Rock Creek Park were merely a park, no road would have been built its entire length. That a 10-mile roadway is off limits to cars is ludicrous, and we suffer the results every day on 16th St, Cathedral Ave, Connecticut Ave, Wisconsin Ave, Reno Rd. Heavy traffic on the main north-south roads blots out retail commerce for hours because curbside parking is eliminated for rush (hah!) hours. (Maybe the loss of retail sales taxes is made up from parking tickets, $100 a pop.)
 
Furthermore, why shouldn't commuters enjoy the beauty of Rock Creek Parkway and Beach Drive? Why deny them the pleasure of enjoying the winding road along the woods, as refreshing for them at the end of the day as for people on foot. The mayor wants slower streets; the park road has always been thus. Of course now she is getting slower clogged streets all around. Once again, failure to think conceptually. (And punishing commuters is so satisfying.)
 
Steph Gerard
Woodley Rd


ISO: carpenter for custom storage bench

Sonya Hutton
 

Hello Neighbors,

We're looking for a recommendation for a carpenter who can make a custom storage bench for us under a window.

Please let me know if you know of anyone who might be able to do this kind of woodworking.

Thank you,
Sonya
sonyahutton @ yahoo dot com


Re: ISO dentist recommendation

Anne Morin
 

Dr. Michael has retired. He sold his practice to Pamela Vranis, DDS. Her website is vranisdental.com.  
 
I have seen her once and was impressed with her thorough approach to troubleshooting a problem.
 
Anne Morin

-previous message-
Dr Peter Michael
5100 Conn Ave NW Suite 201
202-363-1337

Dr Michael is an excellent dentist whose opinion you can fully trust. He is good at identifying and fixing problems but would never push you to do anything unnecessary. Very reasonable charges even if you don't have dental insurance.


Announcing the Arrival of Mandarin Summer Camp in DC!

Mindi Susskind
 


CommuniKids Language School is thrilled to announce that we will be offering 7 weeks of Mandarin Immersion Camp in a fun, safe environment in TENLEYTOWN this summer. The program will take place at Wisconsin Avenue Baptist Church located at 3920 Alton Place. NW Washington DC 20016.

Give your child a passport to the world this summer! Immerse your child in the Mandarin language through fun activities that include: cooking, music, dance, art, and stories from a Mandarin Speaking country! Every week children explore a country through games, songs, crafts, and arts while learning a language! Children spend their day indoors and outdoors engaging with peers, playing, learning, and developing skills that help them become global citizens!

Our Mandarin Summer Camp is offered for children 3-6 years of age in our WABC, Washington DC location through an exciting Around The World experience. For details and pricing please click here.

Our Tenleytown, UDC Van Ness, and Cathedral Commons locations will continue to offer our Spanish Summer Camp.

Early Bird pricing has been extended to February 16, 2022. Don't miss out on the savings!

Mindi Susskind
Director Of Marketing
CommuniKids Preschool and Children's Language Centers

 
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Re: ISO dentist recommendation

Christine Chen
 

Dr Peter Michael
5100 Conn Ave NW Suite 201
202-363-1337

Dr Michael is an excellent dentist whose opinion you can fully trust. He is good at identifying and fixing problems but would never push you to do anything unnecessary. Very reasonable charges even if you don't have dental insurance.

Christine
Conn Ave NW


Re: ISO dentist recommendation

wgorlick
 

Following the regrettable but well-deserved retirement of the amazing Dr. Selvaggio (and the people who purchased his practice were tied to a larger firm that buy dental practices around the country and then greatly raise prices), I found on this listerv the recommendation for Dentist Martin Turner, and I recommend him. I have seen the great amount of care and time he devotes to doing a filling, applying layer after layer, which is time consuming but enhances the performance of the filling so it doesn't disintegrate over time. He is also more reasonable in price than some others.  

Dr. Martin Turner
730 24th St NW #15, Washington, DC 20036
202.393.3880

Because price is a limiting factor for many, it would be very helpful if people post their experience on prices as well as quality. I know this is challenging, the fees are not transparent and insurance coverage makes it more difficult, but just noting the need to compare fees too, because they vary wildly from dentist to dentist and depending on what insurance, if any, the patient might have.

- Warren


Re: Bulldozing Cleveland Park

aylian1175@...
 

To Ben Barry:

There are few urbanist groups in the area I would encourage you to join. Joining is free:
 
Right here in the neighborhood there is Cleveland Park Smart Growth, "If you live in the greater Cleveland Park area (including Van Ness and Woodley Park) and support policies that 
  • advance greater, more sustainable, density
  • prioritize pedestrians, biking and transit
  • promote equitable housing
  • champion urban vitality, and
  • strike a balance between preserving our past and growing our future
… this is the group for you!"
 
Similar to CPSG, but with a broader geographic range of interest is is the urbanist group Ward 3 Vision, "Ward3Vision is a group of residents who can imagine our neighborhoods as even better urban places – more walkable, sustainable, and vibrant. We work to ensure that D.C. grows in a way that is environmentally and socially responsible, positive, and progressive, while respecting the character of our residential neighborhoods and bringing the vitality of urban life to our commercial corridors."
 
The regional group that promotes urbanism in DC, MD and VA is the Coalition for Smarter Growth.

Thanks,
Ellen Herr
Steering Committee Member, CPSG

- original message - 
Is anyone aware of any YIMBY advocacy groups in Cleveland Park that one could join to make our collective voices heard more effectively on these issues?


Re: ISO new accountant/CPA for tax preparation

Bruce Maliken
 

I’ve been happy with my accountant for the past 19 years…
 
Andrew Mitchell
amitchell@...
(301) 652-5040
Dembo, Jones, Healy, Pennington & Marshall, PC
6010 Executive Blvd., Suite 900
Rockville, MD  20852 
Phone-301-770-5100
 

Bruce Maliken
UPandRunningSvcs@...
(240) 475-4193 
Web site: www.upandrunningcomputerservices.com

- original message -
Our tax accountant retired so we are looking for a new preparer for individual tax preparation. Fairly straightforward, but seem to have more forms to complete every year. 
Any recommendations (or people/places to stay away from) are welcomed!


ISO advice for infants with GERD or similar gastro issues

Jenni R
 

Hi neighbors!

We are first time parents with a nine week old who is being treated for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and is being evaluated for other GI issues. We were wondering if any other parents in the area are in or have been through a similar situation. It's hard! We'd love to swap advice on supporting baby, medical and childcare, or just to relate and have some company. Let us know!

-Jenni and Ian
Veazey and 38th
jromanek @ gmail dot com 


Re: ISO new accountant/CPA for tax preparation

Lori Helene Gronich
 

I recommend Huey and Associates. They've always done a good job for me. The contact information is: https://www.hueyassociates.com/

Good luck!
Lori

- original message -
Our tax accountant retired so we are looking for a new preparer for individual tax preparation. Fairly straightforward, but seem to have more forms to complete every year. 
Any recommendations (or people/places to stay away from) are welcomed!


ISO Good PNC Loan Officer

Christina Adams
 

If you have had a good experience with a local PNC Mortgage Loan Officer, I would be very interested in hearing from you. Email me at aulaw2004 at aol.com.
 
Thanks,
Christina

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