Welcoming Friends Old and New to the Neighborhood

Memorial Day weekend brought gorgeous weather and lots of visitors to Adams Morgan. Definitely a nice moment before what is sure to be a busy summertime.


As hotter temperatures (and mosquitos) are arriving in DC, there are many local and national events going on. Whether ANC redistricting, abortion rights, calls for gun control, or the primary elections, June is looking to be packed with action.


Sharing some good vibes via sidewalk chalk over the holiday weekend

Let's take a second to review May 2022, preview June 2022, and share our resident + business in focus plus this month's video briefing.

WHAT WE DID
  • Support for a zoning exception request for a rear deck at a residential property passed 7-0

  • Support for a building permit and HPRB application for a rooftop structure at the Imperial restaurant at 2001 18th St NW passed 7-0

  • Represented ANC 1C at the May 2022 Adams Morgan Partnership BID board meeting

  • Organized a neighborhood street cleanup, which later combined to help with work in the Kalorama Park Butterfly Garden!

  • Shared my thoughts on pedestrian and cyclist safety in a Greater Greater Washington article

  • Signed a letter to DC Council on why DC's proposed FY 2023 budget insufficiently supports domestic violence services

  • Signed a letter to DDOT emphasizing the need for protected bike lanes on Q and R Streets

  • If built, this would create one of the only safe east-west bike routes to/from Adams Morgan


WHAT'S UP NEXT
  • June 1: ANC 1C general meeting (agenda here, link to attend here)

  • June 2: Adams Morgan artist Monica Jahan Bose will reveal her sari art installation at Unity Park

  • June 23: Platform of Hope will be hosting a reception and celebration for their 2022 fundraising efforts

  • Platform of Hope is an Adams Morgan-based program which supports economically vulnerable families; more info on the June 23 event can be found here

  • Ongoing: many liquor licenses in ANC 1C are up for renewal in 2022

  • Please reach out if you have any feedback—positive or negative—on establishments

  • Ongoing: DC Water is finishing up the replacement of lead pipes on Wyoming Ave NW

  • Please continue to contact me with concerns, as this project's schedule has changed multiple times

  • Ongoing: the AMPBID is accepting suggestions for where to install new bike racks

  • Check out this map for guidance and send any ideas you have ASAP!

  • TBA: multiple repairs to Kalorama Park are still pending, hopefully with updates soon


KNOW YOUR NEIGHBORS

Resident in focus: Courtney Bochicchio

Lives on: Kalorama Rd

Originally from: Sudbury, Massachusetts

In Adams Morgan since: 2017

For fun: "My fiancé Chris and I are fortunate to share DC with several close friends from college (JMU), so we often get together to try new restaurants/bars, but whenever I'm home I like to play my guitar or take my dog Hugo on walks throughout the park!"

For work: Marketing director at MtoM Consulting

Favorite part of living in Adams Morgan: "I can't say enough great things about this neighborhood. It is quaint, yet lively, there are always new places popping up to try - but none of which feels too 'touristy'. There are so many places that are dog friendly as well—which Hugo loves! And everyone is so nice and welcoming here. It seems like the people who live here all really care about the neighborhood and each other. There is just a certain character about Adams Morgan that I've always been drawn too—and I certainly don't plan on leaving anytime soon!"



Business in focus: Cosmo Nail Bar

Industry: Health & wellness

Address: 2200 18th St NW

In Adams Morgan since: 2015

Reasonable prices and many services offered at a convenient location!


If you would like to nominate an Adams Morgan 1C03 business or resident (including yourself!) to be featured in a future month's update, message me here


See a reference or abbreviation you don't understand? Look it up in my ANC key term index


Don't miss June's video update! Always about 1 minute long; this month's topic is redistricting