About

The Brookland Bridge was started in 2012 to chronicle the happenings in Brookland, a neighborhood in Northeast Washington DC. We started the blog because we saw the neighborhood we love transforming before our eyes and realized that our fellow neighbors needed a reliable, straightforward source of information about coming changes and the day-to-day happenings and events that make our community what it is. Our goal is to post one story a day, and to present a variety of content that will interest a wide swath of the community. Please note, we just don’t have the resources to update the blog on a real-time enough basis to keep the neighborhood updated on topics like missing people and pets or breaking crime stories, despite those being worthy topics. We hope you enjoy the blog and comment on the posts.

Neighborly,
Shani and Astrid

4 thoughts on “About”

  1. Hi!
    My name is Mykalee McGowan and I am a reporter for the Howard university service! I am doing a story about what attracts homebuyers to Brookland. I just moved to this area so I would like to hear from a someone who’s knows a bit more about this area than I do. I would love to hear your input! Please contact me at mykie222@yahoo.com or 9177555485.
    -Mykalee

  2. Good afternoon.

    The Office of the Attorney General for DC is hosting a housing forum next Thursday to educate residents on consumer protection issues around home repairs, flipped houses, mortgages and foreclosures. This is largely in response to the issue of illegally flipped houses that was in the news heavily a couple weeks ago and the calls OAG has gotten since then. We wanted to forward this information to you because we know that this is an issue of real concern for many of your readers. So I hope you will help us publicize this event through your blog.

    If you have any question, please feel free to contact Sean Treanor at Sean.Treanor@dc.gov or at 202-715-7728.

    Thank you,
    Kenneil Cole

  3. SHOW ANNOUNCEMENT: The Intrinsics, April 23.
    The Intrinsics, April 23, 2016, 8 p.m.
    Rock and Roll Hotel DC, 1353 H Street, NE, Washington DC

    The Intrinsics promise to get you on your feet this Saturday at Rock and Roll Hotel.

    The Intrinsics came together in the fall of 2013 in the basement practice rooms beneath the campus of Harvard University. Co-founders Ethan Simon and Rachel Horn, who’d met as fellow jazz hosts at Harvard’s student radio station, shared a deep love for the timeless soul sounds of 1960s Memphis. It wasn’t hard to convince friends and classmates that what their campus needed was a band that would harness powerful grooves, expressive vocals and hard-hitting horns—and channel it all into a live experience whose noble goal is simply to have you dancing.

    Though reverence of Stax Records was the original impulse for The Intrinsics, the band’s influences sprawl across eras and genres. Of course, this includes undisputed soul greats like James Brown, Etta James, Otis Redding and Irma Thomas, but the band also finds inspiration in everything from J.Dilla’s beats to Bruno Mars’s showmanship, along with the work of Boston-bred contemporaries Eli ‘Paperboy’ Reed, Lake Street Dive and Jesse Dee.

    The 9-piece band now includes students from Harvard and Berklee School of Music, who’s bios are packed with musical distinction. (Tree Palmedo is working on a joint degree from Harvard and the New England Conservatory and is a winner of 7 Downbeat Student Music Awards in Jazz. Ethan Simon studied with DC native Lafayette Gilchrist. He is the son of David Simon, who raised him on an ample dose of the New Orleans music that inspired HBO’s Treme.)

    The band recently released a CD of original tunes (https://theintrinsics.bandcamp.com/). They are excited to play in the area and have limited availability for interviews this week.

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