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Bipeds of Brookland: Kelly King
Kelly King

Kelly King came from Texas to study dance at the University of Maryland and “fell in love with  four entire seasons.”  She appreciated exploring contemporary modern dance under Alcine Wiltz, while he was Chair of the Department of Dance, at University of Maryland.  She now is very happy to have a career as a dancer, and choreographer with 24 years teaching what she loves. “I offer dance in theaters, schools, corporations, studios, day centers, homes, and crosswalks.  I am closest to my definition of the divine when I am dancing.”

Kelly currently directs the Kaleidoscope dance ensemble once a week, with employees of the IMF and World bank from all over the world, and is a collaborator with Body Wise Dance where she

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2622 10th ST NE Washington DC | $599,000
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2622 10th St NE DC Exterior front

Experience the cozy charm of urban living with this three-level renovation marvel in DC’s popular Brookland neighborhood.

Inside, you’ll find three bedrooms, one of which could easily be transformed into a quiet den or home office, as well as a separate bathroom with beautiful white tile work and a generous skylight. Head downstairs and you’ll find living and dining areas just waiting for your own personal touches, as well as a kitchen with breakfast bar and brand-new appliances.

Step out back and you’ll be on a deck perfect for lounging, growing potted herbs for home-cooked meals, and watching Metro trains pass by (quietly) in the distance. The

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For Sale: 1329 Ritchie Pl NE Washington DC.
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3 bedrooms | 2.5 bathrooms | Original woodwork | Quiet one-block street | Fenced-in backyard | Central AC & Heat | Tree-lined street | $669,000

 1329 Ritchie Pl NE Exterior front

Forget those soulless renovation jobs. Instead, imagine yourself in this move-in ready home that combines 21st-century updates with old-world charm and original, unpainted woodwork.

Come home from the end of a busy day and relax in a front room whose windows let in plenty of light. The kitchen, complete with stainless-steel appliances, marble countertops, and industrial-chic lighting, is matched by a classic dining room where you can enjoy leisurely dinners or breakfast on the go. Look out the windows and

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For Sale: 724 I St SE Washington DC.
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2 bedrooms | 2.5 bathrooms | En-suite master bathroom | Design-ready basement | Private backyard patio | Walk to Metro | $789,000

 724 I St SE Front Exterior

Welcome home to a comfortable, charming 2-bedroom row house around the corner from the eclectic shops and award-winning restaurants of the Eastern Market neighborhood.

Right away, you’ll walk into the main living room, the perfect space for entertaining guests or binge-watching your favorite television show. The kitchen, complete with new appliances, features a wide island for preparing dinner (or midnight snacking). A cozy back room leads onto a private, fenced-in patio where you can relax with takeout from one of the

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Bipeds of Brookland: Paul Artisst
Bipeds of Brookland: Paul Artisst

Paul Artisst was born in DC and recounts sitting on a bush to watch Franklin Roosevelt’s Inauguration parade, being an official at Mike Tyson’s last fight, and many details from an extraordinary life in between.  Born in DC, he grew up in the segregated city suffering through the Great Depression.  His parents worked hard to support their family, always sharing with their neighbors and stressing the importance of education. He remembers wandering around downtown near the White House and swimming in the reflecting pool by the Lincoln Memorial and in the Tidal Basin. “It was enjoyable to be down there, and across the Tidal Basin, where the Jefferson memorial is now, that wasn’t there then.”

After being drafted and

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For Sale: 3813 17th PL NE Washington DC.
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Renovated & Expanded | 4 Bedrooms | 3.5 Baths | Wood Floors | Fireplace | Central AC & Heat | Private Patio | Garage Parking I tree-lined street | $799,000

3813 17th Pl NE Front Exterior

Welcome home to spacious, gracious living in Brookland! This smartly renovated brick Colonial with attached garage greets you at the entry with gleaming wood floors and large windows with glorious fresh sunlight. The hardwood floors flow throughout the house to the living room where the fireplace warms you up in the cold winter months and Central AC keeps you cool as the temperatures soar. Invite all your friends and family for parties hosted in the grand dining room, where a wall of windows overlooks

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Bipeds of Brookland: Sr. Licia Lupinacci
Sr. Licia Lupinacci

Sr. Licia Lupinacci was born the ninth child of a family in a village in southern Italy.  She remembers Germans troops occupying a village nearby and hearing American planes bombing before Allied troops landed.  Two of her older sisters had joined the Little Workers of Sacred Heart and so she spent much time visiting the convent as a child.  At 16, she decided to become a sister, too.


At 20, she came to the US, landing at Ellis Island and speaking no English. She and other nuns traveled to DC to work at the St Josaphat Ukrainian Catholic Seminary on Taylor St.


In 1973, the sisters moved to their current house on 15th Street, NE. They furnished it with donations from neighbors. One day a neighbor

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Bipeds of Brookland: Jeremy Vera
Jeremy Vera


Born in Buffalo. Moved back to Puerto Rico. Hopped around California and Arizona as a high-schooler. Took a college internship in South Africa, then a Peace Corps stint in Guatemala. Finally, in August 2008, a permanent job in Washington at the Latin American Youth Center.


Jeremy Vera’s journey to Brookland is the definition of multicultural.


And it continues now, where he and his partner, Brian, host high school foreign exchange students through the Ayusa program.


“When I was sixteen, I met my first foreign exchange student, who became one of my best friends,” Jeremy recalls. “I started seeking out foreign exchange students as friends because I thought they were so interesting. I had

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1352 Newton St NE Front Exterior

Beautiful Brookland: Live Here!
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Fully Renovated Home  | 4 Bedrooms | 4 Baths | Enormous Yard | Off Street Parking| Close to Metro |

Welcome home to this fully renovated four bedroom/ four bath home just two blocks from the metro. Enjoy gatherings in the generously sized and open living/dining/kitchen area graced by a fireplace and French doors that lead to the rear deck which overlooks the enormous back yard. The kitchen is updated with cherry cabinets, granite counters and stainless steel appliances. Beautiful hard wood and tile floors lead you throughout the house.   An abundance of newly trimmed windows creates a natural light flow throughout the home’s layout. The second floor is home to three

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1033 Michigan Ave NE Exterior Front

Beautiful Brookland: Live Here!
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Renovated Kitchen  | 3 Bedrooms | 2.5 Baths | Enclosed Patio | Assigned Parking| Close to Metro |

Welcome home to city living! This three bedroom/ two and a half bath condo is in the heart of Brookland. The enclosed patio greets you and invites you to enter the home that welcomes you with marble tile upon entry and hard wood floors in the living room. Enjoy cozy nights by the wood burning fire place. Central air will keep you cool when the temperatures soar. Great home for entertaining with the open dining room and living room right off of the patio. The updated kitchen will delight you with marble counters and stainless steel appliances. The master bedroom on the

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