2014 Mount Vernon Triangle Perception Survey

The Mount Vernon Triangle CID  has released the results of their 2014 perception survey. Over 400 people living, working and simply interested in this neighborhood responded. View the results here. Of note, the respondents mostly gave high marks for5thandKmurals4 community cleanliness but were divided on the sense of community. Respondents expressed an overwhelming desire for more green space and want to see the farmer’s market return in the spring.

This survey is an important annual tool to measure community satisfaction with keeping our community clean, safe and fun. Thanks to everyone for giving your feedback. It helps our MVT CID work better, smarter and more responsively.

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Who Let the Permit Out?

On Tuesday, November 18, utility relocation work will continue on the Third Street Tunnel with Phase 2 being given extended permit hours allowing construction Third Street Tunnel Utility Workactivity to continue on weekdays until midnight. This permit is different from the first phase of the utility work which allowed activity until 10 p.m. on weekdays. The Phase 2 construction activities could last six months and will take place along Massachusetts Avenue and H Street NW between 2nd and 4th Streets NW.

Under this permit, the District Department of Transportation (DDoT) will allow construction activities during the following hours:

  • Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to midnight
  • Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Triangle and nearby residents have lived with construction for years and generally tolerate it well as a temporary inconvenience to future improvements. But what do you think about construction occurring late into a weekday work night?

What is the latest time that construction should be allowed in the neighborhood?

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City Center Dog Park Mystery Solved!

UPDATE 11/16/2014 – City Center DC has confirmed that the public dog park will be open by mid-week. They are still finalizing the hours and actual open date. This post will be updated when the grand opening is finalized.

Representatives from City Center DC have given details to The Mt. Vernon Triangle Blog about the mystery dog park.  A City Center Dog park will open to the public at 10th St, NW between New York Ave and I. This will be an 8 minute walk for Triangle residents (.4 miles away from 5th and K). The convenience of this location cannot be denied. The park will be managed and operated by City Center DC’s Common Area Association . The question is, how will City Center amenities compare to the Shaw Dog Park?

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In other dog park news, show your support Saturday, November 15th for the Shaw Dog Park’s 6th Annual Anniversary Party. From 11:00 am – 1:00 pm, grab your people and paw pals to celebrate with this neighborhood fixture.  Count on refreshments, t-shirts for sale, and prizes donated by local businesses. Shaw Dog Park, located at 1673 11th Street NW, has boasting rights of DC’s “first official public dog park,” managed by the Shaw Dog Park Association in cooperation with the DC Department of Parks and Rec.  For Triangle residents, its an 18 minute walk (.8 miles away from 5th and K).  Weekday hours are 7:00 am – 10:00 pm and weekend hours run 8:00 am – 10:00 pm. 

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Do Three Restaurants Make a Triangle?

alba_patio1The Washington Business Journal has announced a third planned restaurant for Alba Osteria partner Hakhan Ilhan. Ottoman Taverna will be located at 425 Eye St. NW next door to Alba Osteria and will be a full-service Turkish restaurant. Ilhan is also planning a restaurant called L’Hommage Bistro Francais at 450 K St. NW.

Needless to say, I am excited that Ilhan has chosen the Mount Vernon Triangle with his plans for restaurant domination.

You can learn more about his concept in the WBJ blog.


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The Results Are In…

Election Day 2014

Triangle residents and nearby neighborhoods have reelected almost the entire Advisory Neighborhood Commission 6E with voting totals ranging from 260 to 730 votes. The ANC6E has improved greatly over the last several years with the dedication of our unpaid volunteer neighbors who have taken on this often thankless position.

Congratulations to -

ANC6E01 Alex Padro – 53.67 percent of the vote
ANC6E02  Kevin Chapple – 42.19 percent of the vote
ANC6E03  Frank Wiggins – 60.61 percent of the vote
ANC6E04  Rachelle Nigro – 59.59 percent of the vote
ANC6E05 Marge Maceda – 71.77 percent of the vote
ANC6E06 Alfreda udd – 39.77 percent of the vote

Also please congratulate Charles Allen who is now the Council Member Elect for Ward 6.

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Vote Today! Your Voice Matters

You have gotten the stacks of candidate postcards which go directly to recycling, fast forwarded through the commercials, gotten bored by the debates and have become indifferent to the election outcomes. So why vote when it seems that your vote does not really matter – especially as a District voter with limited voting rights?

Your vote gives you and your neighborhood a voice. Elected officials know the numbers. When a neighborhood has strong election participation, they pay more attention to it when issues arise that impact the area.

The saying “All politics are local” is true. Your local elected officials decide how much you pay in taxes, manage the school system, make sure that police, fire, EMS and other government functions respond to your needs. Voting is their performance review.

Today, Triangle residents have the chance to elect their new Ward 6 Council Member, two At Large Council Members, a new Mayor and other important elected positions and initiatives. Go to the DC Board of Elections web site (dcboee.org) to review the ballot, confirm your voter registration and find your polling place.

Most Mount Vernon Triangle residents will be voting at Walker Jones Education Campus at 1125 New Jersey Avenue NW.

Are you voting (or have early voted) in the 2014 General Election on Tuesday?

  • Yes - I have voted in the 2014 General Election. (100%, 17 Votes)
  • No - I am not voting in the 2014 General Election. (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 17

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What To Do With The Extra Hour


Falling back last night gave us an extra hour! You can use it in the neighborhood by –

  1. Attending the Washington Craft Show at the Washington Convention Center that will be running until 5 p.m.
  2. Attend a highlights tour at the Smithsonian American Art Museum at 2 pm or 4 pm. or a Docent’s tour next door at the National Portrait Gallery at 1:30 pm or 4:30 pm
  3. Listen to a great acoustic set by Pete Yorn at 7 pm at the Sixth and Eye Synagogue.
  4. Attend Feed the Soul Writing Workshop to learn how to write for a cause and with purpose at Busboys and Poets, 5th and K , at 7 p.m.

What are you doing with your extra time?


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Early Voting Underway Until November 1st

Beyond the race for Mayor of the District, this week you have an early opportunity to also make your voice heard on some very important local races. The best site to view your individual ballot in advance of going to your polling location is at the League of Women Voter’s website.

Of note to Triangle residents is the election of Advisory Neighborhood Commissioners for ANC 6E as well as the opportunity to vote in three races for membership on the City Council. The ANC is the body that advises the Mayor, Council and District agencies about issues that impact the immediate neighborhood such as crime, parking, zoning, liquor licenses, etc.

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Event Tonight with Mario Batali and Triangle Resident Jim Webster

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Mount Vernon Triangle foodie and Washington Post writer has co-authored America: Farm to Table: Simple, Delicious Recipes Celebrating Local Farmers with celebrity chef Mario Batali. This book is an ode to the American farmer and will be presented by Batali and Webster at Sixth and Eye Synagogue tonight at 6 p.m. If you are a foodie and want to hear more from about the importance of farm culture and its impact on American food, attend this local event. Books will be available as well!!

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