Fort Bunker Hill Park Cleanup Event

Brookland Neighborhood Civic Association is sponsoring a Fort Bunker Hill Park Cleanup Event – Sat. April 18.  Please meet us at the corner of 14th & Otis St. NE at 9:00 AM -12 PM.

Corner of 14th & Otis St.

This event is a result of a new partnership with Rock Creek Conservancy, a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting the lands and waters of Rock Creek and other Federal Parks in the District. Fort Bunker Hill Park is managed by the National Park Service, and those of you who visit it know that it’s in need of some local stewardship.

*Please be sure to REGISTER HERE so that we can get an accurate head count on participation. Also, additional information is available on this link. 

Our April Event will focus primarily on cleaning up trash and removing ivy and vines from the trees. Rock Creek Conservancy will be providing trash bags, gloves, and other tools as necessary. Please wear long sleeve shirts and pants and feel free to bring your own tools. Children are welcome to participate.

We look forward to your participation and to future events within our neighborhood.

*For any high school students seeking school credit, please bring proper forms from your school.

Corner of 14th & Otis St.

Welcome to Anita Hairston, the New BNCA President

Last night at the March 17th Meeting, the membership elected the following officers for the 2015 year:


  • President: Anita Hairston
  • Vice President: Daniel Schramm
  • Treasurer: Clyde Blassengale
  • Membership Director: Theresa Fleming
  • Corresponding Secretary: Niels Knutson
  • At-Large Officer: Ian MacFarlane
  • Recording Secretary- currently vacant

Thank you Tom Bridges, for serving as the BNCA President the last 2 years! Your service to our community is truly appreciated!

March 2015 Meeting Update

Tonight will be our March meeting at the Brooks Mansion, and it will largely match our February agenda to include Officer Elections.

We’re hoping to hear from a DC agency (OCTO, on cheap and free internet offerings), we’re announcing a new partnership with the Rock Creek Park Conservancy to help work with the Park Service on Fort Bunker Hill and a SPring Clean-up Activity.

See you at the Brooks Mansion @7PM

BNCA March Meeting- Officer Elections & Much Much More!

March 17th 7-8:30 PM in the Brooks Room at Brooks Mansion at 901 Monroe St, NE DC. Enter on north side facing the CUA/Brookland Metro.

Officer Elections*, Membership Renewal  & a full agenda to report! Due to the snow in February, our meeting and yearly elections were cancelled. We wish all to join us for officer elections, important community news, to renew your membership and celebrate spring!

To Vote* -2014 Members must renew membership prior to voting in 2015. New members or after a lapse in membership of more than one year- must wait thirty (30) calendar days from the date of payment of dues to vote. Dues are $10.00 for each membership.

Thank you to all those who have joined and renewed. For other members please remember to print the BNCA Membership Form from:, complete and return either by snail mail to: BNCA PO Box 4457 Washington, DC 20017, or bring to the meeting.

Looking forward to seeing you!

2015 Membership Form & Survey

Happy New Year, Brookland!

Welcome to 2015. To start things off right, we are posting our annual membership form here for download which you may mail to our post office box with your dues, or bring to our January 20th, 2015 meeting. We’ll have an announcement of the agenda for that event later in the week.

We are also announcing a member/friend survey to help us determine our priorities for 2015, as well as determine if we’re serving our community with our current offerings.

Please take our survey to help us determine the future of BNCA.

Feel free to share this survey far and wide with your neighbors and Brookland friends and businesses.

Joint Meeting with Ward 5 Council on Education

On November 18th at 5:30pm, we will be holding a special joint meeting with Ward 5 Council on Education and representatives of DC Public Schools to discuss Brookland Middle School and the upcoming start of school there in the Fall of 2015. If you have children in grades 5 through 7, or are just interested in the development of the school, please join us at:

Luke C. Moore High School Auditorium
1001 Monroe St NE
Washington DC 20017

June Meeting Agenda, With Special Guest Muriel Bowser

This coming Tuesday night at Howard University School of Divinity (1400 Shepherd Street NE), the Brookland Neighborhood Civic Association and its members welcome Councilmember Muriel Bowser for a wide-ranging discussion of Brookland issues including the WMATA Development Process, WMATA issues, and other concerns of educational and economic interest to the Brookland community. This is a makeup appearance from the April meeting.

We will also have DC Sustainable Energy Utility and some other neighborhood concerns on the agenda. We look forward to seeing you at HUSD!

As the mayoral field shakes itself out a bit, we will also be inviting those candidates on the ballot to speak to the BNCA. This meeting does not constitute an endorsement of Ms. Bowser in any way shape or form.

Membership in BNCA is $10 per year, and we will have membership forms available at the meeting. You do not need to join to attend (but our Treasurer would like it if you did.)

Muriel Bowser Flyer

June 2014 BNCA Agenda

Big Weekend in Brookland!

We have a big weekend ahead of us! The weather forecast is outright gorgeous and everything looks to be coming up Brookland. Here’s our weekly news & notes:

Bowser to attend June 17th BNCA Meeting

We have now confirmed that Ward 4 Councilmember and Democratic Nominee for Mayor Muriel Bowser will be joining us at our June 17th meeting and will be talking about a number of subjects including the new development at the Metro. Please let your neighbors & friends know that CM Bowser will be speaking! We hope to draw a large audience.

MPD looking for help with 12th Street Robbery

A daylight robbery on the 2700 block of 12th Street this week has lead MPD to release this video and request assistance from the public in identifying two persons of interest:

From MPD:

Anyone who has information regarding this case should call police at 202-727-9099. Additionally, information may be submitted to the TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411. MPDC currently offers a reward of up to $10,000 to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for a serious crime committed in the District of Columbia.

House & Garden Tour This Weekend

This Sunday is the annual Greater Brookland Garden Club House & Garden Tour. Tickets are available at the GBGC Website and can be picked up at Petals, Ribbons and Beyond.

This event is a great way to get out and see all of your neighbors and enjoy the beautiful weather.

Brookland’s Finest Bar & Kitchen Opens Monday!

Congratulations to member Tony Tomelden on the opening of Brookland’s Finest Bar & Kitchen, which will open on Monday. They will also be hosting an open house with food on Sunday during the House & Garden Tour! Get out and support our local businesses.

WMATA Releases Some Information Concerning Brookland Development

On Tuesday, May 13th, at the ANC 5B meeting at their demountable on Irving St NE, WMATA’s Stan Wall and team members presented concerning the four development proposals that they have received for the Brookland Metro parcels between Michigan Avenue and Newton Street, west of 10th St NE.

In each, the Brookland Green is preserved, but the four developers – A&R/Urban Atlantic, MRP Realty, Donatelli, and Four Points – each have different visions for the pair of parcels that are available in this solicitation. Please view below the PDF of the presentation given that lists the highlights:

  Brookland — May 13 Community Update from WMATA

Many questions about the affordability of the housing, the retail tenants (Donatelli, for example, mentions a Harris Teeter grocery, but it is unclear at this time if they have a signed letter of intent, and Metro was unable to confirm that at the meeting), as well as construction timeframe.

A summary table is below:

North Units
South Units
Total Units
Retail Sqft
Donatelli??25034,5005 storiesHarris Teeter included, but not yet signed to letter of intent
MRP Realty1501302809,0006 stories
Urban Atlantic/A&R104911951,1355 storiesProposed as Condo development, actually did community outreach
Four Points1461102566,8006 storiesFour Points responsible for Shaw Metro project