Category Archives: Ward 5

Ward 5 Community Happy Hour Coming To Bidwell At Union Market Thursday

union market dc opening 090912 1This Thursday, April 2nd the Ward 5 Community Happy Hour will be at Bidwell Restaurant at Union Market. This is a make-up event from last months happy hour, which was cancelled due to the snow storm. Here is the info from a recent email:

Meet your neighbors — Support local — Share some laughs, Why not? Join your fellow Ward 5 Residents for Happy Hour at Bidwell Restaurant!
Thursday, April 2, 2015 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Bidwell Restaurant
1309 5th ST NE
Washington, DC 20002
Please feel free to invite and share this information with your neighbors!
For more information contact us via email at
ward5communityhappyhour@gmail.com,
find us on Facebook ‘Ward 5 Community Happy Hour’ or find us on Twitter @ward5happyhour.

Ward 5 Happy Hour Visits Union Market’s Bidwell Thursday

union market dc opening 090912 1This Thursday, March 5th the Ward 5 Community Happy Hour will be at Bidwell Restaurant at Union Market. Here is the info from a recent email:

Meet your neighbors — Support local — Share some laughs, Why not? Join your fellow Ward 5 Residents for Happy Hour at Bidwell Restaurant!
Thursday, March 5, 2014 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Bidwell Restaurant
1309 5th ST NE
Washington, DC 20002
Please feel free to invite and share this information with your neighbors!
For more information contact us via email at
ward5communityhappyhour@gmail.com,
find us on Facebook ‘Ward 5 Community Happy Hour’ or find us on Twitter @ward5happyhour.

 

Ward 5 Happy Hour Visits El Camino In Bloomingdale This Thursday

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Image courtesy of El Camino restaurant in Bloomingdale

This Thursday, February 5th the Ward 5 Community Happy Hour will visit Bloomingdale’s newest hot spot, El Camino. Here is the info from a recent email:

Meet your neighbors — Support local — Share some laughs, Why not? Join your fellow Ward 5 Residents for Happy Hour at El Camino!
Thursday, February 5, 2014 6:00pm – 8:00pm
El Camino
108 Rhode Island AVE NW
Washington, DC 20001
Please feel free to invite and share this information with your neighbors!
For more information contact us via email at
ward5communityhappyhour@gmail.com,
find us on Facebook ‘Ward 5 Community Happy Hour’ or find us on Twitter @ward5happyhour.

CM McDuffie’s Statement On Proposed Auto Body Spray Paint Booths

Ward 5 Business Washington DC
CM McDuffies greets Ward 5 Business Leaders at a Brookland event.

Ward 5 Councilmember McDuffie’s Office reached out to us to share this message about two potential auto body paint spray booths nearby.

Dear Residents,

Last night, I joined community leaders and residents at the District Department of the Environment (DDOE) to testify against two proposed air quality permits to operate auto body paint spray booths in Ward 5’s Brookland and Woodridge neighborhoods. The first permit, #6963, to T&W Auto Company, Inc., is to locate at 1736 Rhode Island Avenue, NE, and the second, #6962, to SMART Automotive, is to locate at 2615 Evarts Street, NE.

As I mentioned in my testimony, I have submitted seven letters opposing the issuance of paint spray booth permits in Ward 5 since taking office in 2012. In the letters, I speak to the environmental and health effects of the volatile organic compounds emitted by paint spray booths. Air quality has been a major policy focus of mine. I have successfully authored two laws, the “Air Quality Amendment Act of 2014” and the “Solid Waste Facility Permit Amendment Act of 2014”, in an effort to improve air quality for Ward 5 residents through the enhanced enforcement of existing laws, particularly with regard to emissions from industrial businesses. Even with our efforts through the legislative process, violators consider paying the new fines as part of the cost of doing business. This is why I am opposing the permit applications for these two businesses.

I am very concerned about the consequential effects of adding any additional spray booths to our ward. These businesses operate without the proper buffers, and given their proximity to residences, negatively impact the quality of air, water, and soil. Equally disturbing, the clustering of these types of businesses creates an unknown harm to associated neighborhoods with unidentified long-term effects. We all recognize the need for industrial-zoned businesses to sustain the development of our growing city; however, we must seek a balanced approach that does not jeopardize the safety of our residents who are most impacted by the location of these businesses.

I want to thank DDOE for its diligence in responding to residents’ complaints and citing bad actors. Above all, I want to recognize and give special thanks to Advisory Neighborhood Commissioners Debbie Smith-Steiner, Nolan Treadway, Walter Deleon, and Michael Morrison, Brookland Neighborhood Civic Association President Tom Bridge, Woodridge South Civic Association President Carlos Davis, and all of the residents who came out to testify against the proposed permits.

Although we have laws on the books to address environmental nuisances, we must remain vigilant when similar cases arise. I look forward to working with you to improve the quality of life for every neighborhood in Ward 5 and across the District of Columbia.

In Service,

Councilmember Kenyan R. McDuffie, Ward 5

Chairman Pro Tempore

Chair, Committee on the Judiciary

1350 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Suite 506

Washington, DC 20004

Ward 5 Happy Hour Visits Costa Brava In Bloomingdale Thursday

Previous Ward 5 Happy Hour at Menomale.
Previous Ward 5 Happy Hour at Menomale.

This Thursday, January 8th the Ward 5 Community Happy Hour will visit Bloomingdale’s newest hot spot, Costa Brava. Here is the info from a recent email:

Meet your neighbors — Support local — Share some laughs, Why not? Join your fellow Ward 5 Residents for the 1st Happy Hour of the New Year!
We’ll be at the new restaurant Costa Brava! Look for us UPSTAIRS

Thursday, January 8, 2015 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Costa Brava
1837 1st St., NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 680-8090

Their usual happy hour is from 5-7p, but they’ll extend HH specials until 8p for our group. You’ll find us upstairs!
Please feel free to invite and share this information with your neighbors!
For more information contact us via email at ward5communityhappyhour@gmail.com, find us on Facebook ‘Ward 5 Community Happy Hour’ or find us on Twitter @ward5happyhour.

Ward 5 Happy Hour Returns To Boundary Stone Thursday

Ward 5 Happy Hour Brookland
Boundary Stone Dining Area. (Photo Courtesy of Boundary Stone.)

The next Ward 5 Happy Hour will take place this Thursday night. This time around it will be held at Boundary Stone in Bloomingdale. Here are the details from the Ward 5 Happy Hour crew. For more info check out the Happy Hour’s event page: Come on out, meet some neighbors and keep the good times going.

Thursday, December 4, 2014 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Boundary Stone
116 Rhode Island Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 621-6635
Their usual happy hour is from 4-7p, but they’ll extend HH specials until 8p for our group. You’ll find us up front! Please feel free to invite and share this information with your neighbors!
 
For more information contact us via email at ward5communityhappyhour@gmail.com,
find us on Facebook ‘Ward 5 Community Happy Hour’ or find us on Twitter @ward5happyhour.

Ward 5 Happy Hour Visits Brookland Pint This Thursday

Brookland Pint Dining Room
Brookland Pint Dining Room

The next Ward 5 Happy Hour will take place this Thursday night. This time around the Happy Hour will visit one of  the area’s new hot spots, Brookland Pint. These events are always lots of fun. Come on out, check out this new establishment and meet some neighbors. Here are the details from the Ward 5 Happy Hour event page:

Join your fellow Ward 5 Residents for Happy Hour at Brookland Pint!

Thursday, November 6, 2014 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Brookland Pint
706 Monroe Street NE 20017
Washington, DC

Please feel free to invite and share this information with your neighbors!

For more information contact us via email at ward5communityhappyhour@gmail.com,
find us on Facebook ‘Ward 5 Community Happy Hour’ or find us on Twitter @ward5happyhour.

As the Ward 5 Happy Hour folks say: Meet Your Neighbors – Support Local – Share a Few Laughs – Why Not?

Ward 5 Happy Hour Comes To Brookland’s Steele Plate This Thursday

The next Ward 5 Happy Hour will take place Thursday, October 2nd, from 6:00 – 8:00 pm. This time around the Happy Hour will visit one of  Brookland’s new hot spots, Steel Plate. These events are always lots of fun. Come on out, check out this new establishment and meet some neighbors. Steel Plate is located at 3523 12th Street, NE . As the Ward 5 Happy Hour folks say: Meet Your Neighbors – Support Local – Share a Few Laughs – Why Not? For more information, check out the Ward 5 Happy Hour Facebook event page.

Ward 5 Happy Hour Visits Brookland’s Finest This Thursday

Brookland's Finest LogoThe organizers of the Ward 5 Happy Hour are checking out one of Brookland’s newest eateries, Brookland’s Finest, for this months event. The happy hour is taking place Thursday September 4th  between 6-8pm. These events are a great chance to connect or reconnect with friends and neighbors. Here are the details about the event or visit  the Ward 5 Happy Hour facebook page. See you there!

Ward 5 Community Happy Hour
Meet your neighbors — Support local — Share some laughs, why not?

Join your fellow Ward 5 Residents for Happy Hour at Brookland’s Finest!Thursday, September 4, 2014
6:00pm – 8:00pm
BROOKLAND’S FINEST
3128 12th Street, NE, Washington, DC
(between Irving & Jackson Streets)

Weather permitting will allow our group the entire patio section for our happy hour!

Feel free to invite your neighbors!

For more information contact us via email at ward5communityhappyhour@gmail.com,

find us on Facebook ‘Ward 5 Community Happy Hour’ or find us on Twitter @ward5happyhour.
Transportation tips :If you’re driving … There is mix of free and paid street parking with no restrictions for Ward 5 residentsIf you’re taking the metro or bus get off at either Brookland or Rhode Island stations. The restaurant is walking distance from both stations conveniently located on 12th Street (between Irving and Jackson Streets)If you want to bike … the closest Capitol Bikeshare stations are at 12thand Newton St. NE AND 10th and Monroe St. NE

August Ward 5 Community Happy Hour At Bidwell In Union Market

union market dc opening 090912 1The organizers of the Ward 5 Happy Hour are turning to one of Union Market’s establishments the Bidwell Restaurant for this months event . This Thursday August 7 between 6-8pm you will have yet another chance to connect or reconnect with friends of neighbors.

You can see the details about the event on the Ward 5 Happy Hour facebook page.

bidwell
Photo courtesy of Bidwell Restaurant