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24th Annual Brookland Lights Trolley Tour

The Annual Brookland Trolley Tour Celebration of Lights took place this past Sunday, December 16th and broke all previous attendance records. With almost 500 friends and neighbors joining in to celebrate the holiday season, joy was all around!

Relive the magic in the video below, and be sure to join us next year for the 25th Annual Milestone Tour!
More Photos Available Online

Thank You to our generous sponsors and jolly volunteers who made the event possible.

Annie’s Ace Hardware
Brookland Pint
Chipotle
Good Food Market
Potbelly
Right Proper Brewing Co.
San Antonio Bar & Brill
Smith Public Trust
Wardman Wines
Yes Organic Market
Zeke’s Coffee

NoMa Parks Foundation opens rain installation in M Street NE Underpass

Thousands of light-up rods now hang from the Metro underpass on M Street, Northeast.

The first of four planned Art Parks titled “Rain” serves to beautify and brighten the underpass for pedestrians 24 hours a day.  The lights pulse in response to traffic and provide pedestrians a safer, more enjoyable experience. Look for the next NoMa Art Park titled “Lightweave”, beginning construction on L Street NE underpass this November!

PHOTO CREDIT: NOMA PARKS FOUNDATION VIA WASHINGTONIAN.COM/2018/10/26/PHOTOS-DCS-FIRST-UNDERPASS-ART-PARK-OPENS-IN-NOMA/

NoMa Parks Foundation Opens Rain Installation in M Street NE Underpass

Capitol Vista Breaks Ground

As reported by the Executive Office of the Mayor on Tuesday, September 25, 2018:

“Today, Mayor Bowser broke ground on Capitol Vista, a 104-unit affordable housing community in the amenity-rich Mount Vernon Triangle neighborhood in Ward 6. This groundbreaking follows recent affordable housing announcements by Mayor Bowser in the Mount Vernon Triangle neighborhood, which include the grand opening of Plaza West, a 223-unit affordable housing community for seniors, families, and “grandfamilies,” and a groundbreaking on Liberty Place, an affordable housing project which will deliver permanent supportive housing units for those experiencing homelessness and units for veterans.

“As our city continues to grow and prosper, my Administration has remained laser-focused on ensuring residents of all backgrounds and income levels have access to safe and affordable places to live across all eight wards,” said Mayor Bowser. “Capitol Vista is an example of how we are meeting the diverse housing needs of Washingtonians and creating pathways to the middle class at the same time.”

Located at 810 New Jersey Avenue, NW, Capitol Vista will be comprised of 104 studio-, one-, and two-bedroom units for households earning up to 50 percent of the median family income (MFI) or $58,600 for a family of four. Capitol Vista will be a 100 percent affordable community with 3,000 square feet of ground floor retail and space for public art.

Capitol Vista is located in a transit-oriented, growing neighborhood within walking distance of four Metro stations and bus routes. It is also close to a grocery store, multiple places of worship, a library, recreation and restaurants, as well as downtown, employment centers and jobs.

Amenities for residents include a fitness center, conference room, clubroom, roof terrace, and bicycle parking.

The Capitol Vista affordable housing community was made possible through a collaboration of DC Government agencies, including the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development, the DC Department of Housing and Community Development, the DC Housing Finance Agency, and DC Housing Authority. Voltron Community Partners comprised of Dantes Partners LLC, Spectrum Management LLC, The Menkiti Group and Bailey Real Estate Holdings, will develop the project.

Mayor Bowser has designated September 24 through October 1 as #RootstoRoofs Housing Week across DC. The Capitol Vista groundbreaking is one several events highlighting the Bowser Administration’s progress in providing all Washingtonians a fair shot by creating and preserving affordable housing. Since coming into office, the Bowser Administration has delivered 6,000 affordable units, with another 5,200 under construction.

At the event, the Mayor was joined by Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development Brian Kenner and Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen.”

Executive Office of the Mayor Newsroom

Learn more about Capitol Vista by visiting the project page.

Early Childhood Academy profiled in Commercial Observer

As reported by Christina Sturdivant-Sani of Commercial Observer on September 13, 2018:
“The Real Estate Struggle Is Real for DC Charter Schools”

“We’re incredibly excited to be able to bring a new building to this charter school serving very low-income students—it’s heavily aligned with our mission of transforming neighborhoods,” said Brian Burke, Executive Vice President at The Menkiti Group.

See the full Commercial Observer story here.

See our project page on the Early Childhood Academy PCS for more detail.

2017 School Lottery Mixer – January 9th

Have you successfully (or perhaps not-so-successfully) navigated the world of the DCPS educational lottery system? Do you have a child or grandchild who will be school-aged in a year or two and are curious about the process?
We’re kicking off the new year by inviting parents of current and rising DCPS and charter school students to the Menkiti Group office (3401 8th Street NE) for the 3rd Annual Brookland Parents Lottery Mixer, scheduled for January 9th from 6-8pm. It’s a very informal way to meet other parents, ask and answer questions, and prepare yourself for the application process.
If you haven’t RSVPed, please mark your calendars and do so here:  http://www.tinyurl.com/lotterymixer
We are fully subscribed on wine, plates, cups, etc.  Bring a snack if you would like, but otherwise, we are set.  Babies in arms only please.

JANUARY 2017 | SEMI-ANNUAL KIDS CLOTHING SWAP

So nice, we have to do it Twice! Semi-annual kids clothing swap begins January 2nd to help kickstart your 2017 purge! 

Have your little ones grown by a size or two? Do you have a few bags of clothing after Christmas you can’t use any more?

Please bring your gently worn clothing to the Menkiti Group office (3401 8th Street NE) starting Monday, January 2nd

Porch Pickups are BACK! Send us an email HERE to let us know that you need your clothes picked up from your porch. Please provide name and address of pickup.

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We’ll assemble and organize all donations, and then welcome you back on Saturday, January 7th from 11am-1pm to pick out new threads for your children.
Are you expecting? Please come by and get started on your infant wardrobe! No donation of clothing or money required.

Did you JUST donate those old clothes but can still use the next size up? Come anyway! Nobody will be turned away, and any leftover clothing will be donated to a local charity.

Spring Kick-Off and Clean-Up! Sat. March 12th

Are you ready to box up your snow gear and break out your sandals? 
This week of warmer weather and extra hours of daylight is a welcome reminder that spring is near. A season where we spend more time outdoors- whether it’s gardening, playing sports, or socializing – and we interact with our communities and neighbors in a fresh way. Our team has the privilege of working with home-buyers and home-sellers across the DC Metro area every day, and while the physical structure of the house is often our initial focus, it’s often other attractions of an area that make it home.
One of the greatest attractions across the District are our beautiful community parks, where our children play and where we form relationships with neighbors, both old and new. To kick-off spring with a little fun and community service we would like to invite you to join our MG Residential team at Turkey Thicket Recreation Center in Northeast on Saturday, March 12th from 9:00-11:00 am. We’ll socialize with snacks and games, but will also take time to clean-up areas of the park that might need refreshing. Later this month, we’ll also participate in Noyes Park‘s spring kick-off and garden opening! Stay tuned for more details on that.
As a member of a community, we take pride in walking the walk – taking care of one another and our shared resources. As spring begins to blooms, we hope to see more of our friends, neighbors, and clients out and about!

January 9th Kids Clothing Swap

We’ve moved the semi-annual kids clothing swap up a little in January to help with your 2016 purge! 

Have your little ones grown by a size or two? Do you have a few bags of clothing you can’t use any more? Please bring your gently-worn clothing to the Menkiti Group office (3401 8th Street NE) starting Monday, January 4th. We’ll assemble and organize all donations, and then welcome you back on Saturday, January 9th from 11-1 to pick out new threads for your children.

Are you expecting? Please come by and get started on your infant wardrobe! No donation of clothing or money required. 

Did you JUST donate those old clothes before the holidays but can still use the next size up? Come anyway! Nobody will be turned away.  And any leftover clothing will be donated to a local charity.

We are happy to arrange porch pick-up of clothing on Thursday, January 7th. Please email Katie Britton (katie@menkitigroup.com) to make arrangements.

2016 School Lottery Mixer – January 6th

Have you successfully (or perhaps not-so-successfully) navigated the world of the DCPS educational lottery system? Do you have a child or grandchild who will be school-aged in a year or two and are curious about the process?
We’re kicking off the new year by inviting parents of current and rising DCPS and charter school students to the Menkiti Group office (3401 8th Street NE) for the 2nd Annual Brookland Parents Lottery Mixer, scheduled for January 6th from 6-8pm. It’s a very informal way to meet other parents, ask and answer questions, and prepare yourself for the application process.
If you haven’t RSVPed, please mark your calendars and do so here:  http://www.tinyurl.com/lotterymixer
We are fully subscribed on wine, plates, cups, etc.  Bring a snack if you would like, but otherwise we are set.  Babies in arms only please.