Last October we wrote about some cool street art near the Metro, but then it disappeared. We were happy to see two new pieces in the pictures below, that appear to be from the same artist, since they are also coated in plastic and screwed to street sign poles. One is on Monroe Street and 8th Streets NE, near the entrance to the Arts Walk, the other is on Monroe Street between 9th and 10th Streets NE along side the 901 Monroe development site. If you are on Monroe street anytime soon, check out them out.
It’s been a while since we did a “Brookland in Photos” post. Actually too long. When we started the blog over two years ago (!!) one of the driving concepts behind it is that we saw the neighborhood transforming before our eyes (for better, or for worse), and we felt a need to document that. As life’s demands and circumstances have ebbed and flowed, it has been harder to meander the streets of our neighborhood and take photos like I used to, and I regret that. But, I digress, here is a pic of the transformation going on at the corner of 12th and Jackson Streets NE. Three longtime businesses have relocated, and a small apartment building and an empty lot have all made way for the new Jackson Place Flats development, which will bring 34 condo units to Brookland. To see what this corner used to look like, check out our blog post from December 2013.
We hope everyone out there is enjoying this Valentine’s Day. We spotted these “sweet” street art pronouncements on 10th Street and Irving. If you like these, check out the street art from last year’s Valentine’s Day post.
I went out for a late night walk and enjoyed our beautiful neighborhood, which is covered with a white blanket.I hope you enjoy these photos.
We thought we would share these photos taken a few weeks ago when Brookland’s beautiful trees were in their full fall glory. Enjoy!
Halloween 2013 has now come and gone. As usual, Brookland’s kids came up with some great costumes and were out in large numbers. Here is a sampling of the kids that came to our door.
Today was a great day to take photos around the neighborhood so we took advantage and captured some of the spooooky decorations on Franklin, Irving, Kearny, Newton, Perry, Quincy, 10th and 12th Streets, NE.
We hope you all have a fantastic and safe Independence Day! Here are some photos of American flags from around the neighborhood – from 10th, 12th, 13th, Irving, Jackson, Kearny, and Perry Streets, NE.
Now that summer is in full swing, Brookland’s trees are displaying their glory. I don’t know if I have a favorite tree, but if I would have to pick, the weeping willow would be high on the list. Hope you enjoy these pics of trees from around the neighborhood.
We snapped this pic of a cute little kid chatting with one of the Monks at the annual Franciscan Monastery plant sale.