Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Bike Lanes Come to 15th Street

After much public comment and with no clear winner among the four options offered by DDOT, a fifth hybrid alternative has been designed and is being installed on 15th Street. This alternative includes both north and southbound bike lanes. Vehicle traffic will continue to have three northbound lanes. You can visit the DDOT website to read about and view this design by pasting the following address into your browser: ddot.dc.gov/ddot/frames.asp?doc=/ddot/lib/ddot/information/studies/15th_street/15thstnw_alternative_draft.pdf

DDOT will start the installation of a protected south-bound bicycle lane on 15th St NW between Mass Ave NW and U Street NW between Monday, Oct. 26, and Monday, Nov. 2, weather permitting.

Work is expected to last approximately 5 days. The contractor will work during the hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. During the work, parking onn the west side will be restricted and will be released as work on the section is completed.

If you have any questions, please contact Mr. James Cheeks at

Saturday, October 10, 2009

MASA 14 Opens

Last night MASA 14 opened to a VIP list of guests. I was privileged to be included to sample the offerings at our newest restaurant. Delicious small plates were everywhere last night as guests enjoyed the Latino-Asian cooking. This was followed by a selection of dessert plates that finished off the evening. The ambience is urban and minimal with exposed brick walls and a bar that runs the depth of the restaurant. It is conveniently located at 1825 14th Street, next to VASTU, and I look forward to stopping in again soon. For more information, please visit their website at www.masa14.com.

Best wishes for much success to Latif Guler, Manager, and the chefs, Richard Sandoval and "Kaz" Okochi, and the staff of MASA 14. Welcome to the neighborhood!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Dupont Circle House Tour 2009: "Weekend in the City" to be held on Oct. 16, 17, 18

This Year's House Tour will expand the tour in a variety of ways to raise more money for the charities DCCA supports. Join in, meet your neighbors and help shape this exciting event by contributing your time, talents and ideas: Contact House Tour Chair, Robin Diener.

There’s still time to volunteer
for the 2009 House Tour on Sunday October 18. Volunteers are needed as house monitors and to assist with Afternoon Tea at the Washington Club. Volunteers earn a free ticket to the tour and an invitation to the volunteer “after party” on Sunday evening. Please contact volunteer coordinator Kay Marlin to sign up for a shift. Please specify if you prefer 1st shift or 2nd and if you are volunteering with a particular person or group.

There’s still time to contribute as a Patron, Benefactor, or Sponsor. Have your name listed in the 2009 House Tour brochure and in the Dupont Current.

There’s still time to advertise in the tour booklet contact Robin Diener 202 431-9254.

There’s still time to buy tickets. Tell your friends! Purchase online ($25 in advance/$30 day of). Tickets will be available in the following locations about Sept 25:

AXIS SALON - 1509 Connecticut Avenue, NW
DESIGN WITHIN REACH - 1838 Columbia Road, NW
GREATER GOODS - 1626 U Street NW
HOME RULE - 1807 14th Street, NW
JAVA HOUSE - 1645 Q Street, NW
TRUE VALUE HARDWARE - 1623 17th Street, NW
TRIO RESTAURANT - 1537 17th Street, NW