What we know now – Traffic & Road Closures– [[no maps currently available]]
•Huge crowds are expected as Pope Francis visits D.C. Sept 22-24th
•Expect 3 days of traffic and transit congestion
•Expect Brookland-CUA station Metro to extremely busy, 9/23 for ‘Mass at the Basilica’
•Metro will run near rush hour service throughout the day
•Amtrak said it’s adding extra trains
•Metro anticipates bus detours and delays. Riders should build in extra time to get to destinations
•Load credit on SmarTrip cards in advance and know your routes
•Fed Govt.is on a “SNOW DAY” the 23rd- check with your employer too!
Itinerary – Pope DC Visit- Large scale rolling road closures are expected:
1.White House(Sept. 23, 9:15 a.m.)
2.St. Matthew’s Cathedral near Dupont Circle (Sept. 23, 11:30 a.m.)
3.Mass of Canonization of Junipero Serra at the Basilica (Wednesday, Sept. 23, at 4:15 p.m.)
•ZERO parking at the Basilica for this Mass
•25,000 people have tickets, expect many more to be outside
•Expect Edgewood, Brookland, and surrounding neighborhoods to be inundated by car/pedestrian/bike parking & traffic.
•Rush hour traffic will be a mess-“UNDERSTATEMENT”
•If able -> DO NOT DRIVE on the 23rd & avoid CUA/Brookland Metro Station <-
4.U.S. Capitol (Sept. 24, 9:20 a.m.)
5.St. Patrick in the City (Sept. 24, 11:15 a.m.)
Several BNCA members in the Perry Place Neighborhood have joined together to stop the development of a garage in our small, family oriented community.
Serious concerns on pollution, congestion, poor land use which will be made worse by the huge influx of cars to the proposed garage. [Think 7 miles of cars back to back!]
A petition has been created to send to Kurt Newman, MD, President Children’s National Medical Center, Ramu Potarazu, Secretary-Treasurer, and 8 others.
If you are interested in signing the petition, please click here: http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/put-pedestrian-safety?source=c.em.mt&r_by=121090
Please feel free to forward this on to your networks!
Please join us for our monthly meeting next week on Tuesday, September 15 at 7:00pm at Elsie Whitlow Stokes School Auditorium, 3700 Oakview Terrace NE, Washington, DC 20017.
Also, be sure to check out the BNCA POST which has some important postings about the proposed parking garage project in the neighborhood and information about how the visit of the Pope could affect our neighborhood.
Lastly, Rhode Island Avenue Fall Festival on October 3rd- looking for volunteers to staff the BNCA table 1-2 hour shifts. Come out and meet your neighbors!! Sign-up sheet avail at the meeting
IF YOU HAVE NOT YET REVIEWED – PLEASE SEE POST ON THE POPE’S VISIT IN SEPTEMBER
Hello BNCA Members:
There is much happening in our neighborhood.. be informed, be involved, become a member or visit us for a meeting.
Brookland Neighborhood Civic Association at Brooks Mansion, 901 Newton Street NE on Tuesday, July 21, 2015. Meeting time is 7:00 to 8:30pm. Entrance door faces the Metro station on Newton St.
The meeting agenda includes:
2. Financial report
3. Dance Place Art Park Update
4. Office of the Attorney General& Office of CM McDuffie Update
5. 2016 Brookland Day [Insights, history, and future]
6. Membership Update
7. Additonal Updates, News, and Announcements [Includes: Pepco meager, Parking garage LTR, 901 Reed St. and Fall FBH Cleanup]
Please mark your calendar. Looking forward to seeing you at our next meeting!
A very good June meeting with our neighbors at Brooks Mansion on Tuesday June 16th, 2015. We look forward to seeing everyone in July!
Time: 7 to 8:30pm
2. Financial report
3. Update on Howard University Divinity School
4. Updates on Multi-unit Development at 9th and Lawrence
5. Update: Pepco/ Exelon Merger,
6.Update: DDOT Livability Discussion
7. Membership Update
8. General Updates, New News and Announcements
The Great Brookland Yard Sale just finished celebrating its EIGHTH ANNUAL SALE for Brookland [and neighboring] friends! This was the “Greatest GBYS Yard Sale” ever with 87+ locations and several multiple family sales!!!
See you all again next year!!! Remember, get out and met your Great Brookland Neighbors!!
See you in 2016!
The Great Brookland Yard Sale is celebrating its EIGHTH ANNUAL SALE for Brookland [and neighboring] residents to host concurrent yard sales.
This is the “Greatest GBYS Yard Sale” ever with 87+ locations!!! Be ready, have your items staged, shopping bags prepped and dollars in your pocket! Go forth, have fun and enjoy meeting your neighbors!!
Please read page Yard Sale Tips for Helpful Hints for a Successful Day of Sales…
Sales will be all over the neighborhood, at both private and business locations! Official registration is closed, but don’t let that stop anyone that wishes to do a last minute sale.Join up with your neighbors for this fun and exciting event!