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Bipeds of Brookland: Njambi Wynn

Bipeds of Brookland: Njambi Wynn
Njambi Wynn has taken DC public school students to perform in Senegal, Ghana, and South Africa. “The children loved it. We had a fabulous time. The children stayed with host families.  Living with a family is key. I raised money, I sold t-shirts. I asked everybody I knew, and every day I sold popcorn at lunch. You know you just try to come up with ideas to facilitate the trip.”

Njambi loves dance but “When I went to college there was no such thing as dance as a major, so I had to major in physical education.” While she was a PE teacher, a DC administrator developed a plan to integrate arts into the academic curriculum. “I did the dance movement component and we went into the elementary schools and we would train the

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For Sale | 2301 S Joyce St Arlington, VA |$799,000 | 3 Bedroom |2.5 bath | | Awesome yard with brick patio | 2 car parking | close to Metro |

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2301 S Joyce exterior front
Welcome home to this charming 3 bedroom/ 2.5 bath brick Colonial on tree lined S. Joyce Street in Arlington, VA. The handsome landscaping escort you to the front door. Upon entry, the foyer will greet you with wood floors that extend throughout the house. Stay warm and cozy by the fireplace in the living room. The separate dining room gives you plenty of space to entertain in. The kitchen is upgraded with granite counters and stainless steel appliances. A half bath and office space complete the first floor. A stained glass window meet you at the second floor landing that is home

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Bipeds of Brookland: Andrew Knox

Andrew Knox

Andrew Knox has worked hard to eliminate environmental emissions from his home. “The basic idea of Net Zero is, we make as much energy from our solar as we use in a year, but over the course of a day right now we’re probably pushing some of our extra electricity out to the grid. On some cold nights we pull from the grid, but over the course of the year, it nets out.” 

He explains that most Net Zero house are new structures built to be efficient, but Andrew was interested in the challenge of converting an existing house to become Net Zero. The challenge included improving insulation as well as installing solar panels for electricity, a solar water heating system, and a geothermal cooling and heating system. The

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Open House Sunday March 12th 1-4 pm
For sale | 4 Bedroom | 3 Bathroom | 2 car garage | Finished in-law suite | Solar panels | $749,000
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3735 17th PL NE Washington DC: Beautiful Brookland

A truly charming brick Colonial, this 1940 home conveys “welcome” immediately upon entry. Golden hardwood floors and a fireplace with a highly efficient wood stove will warm your body and pocket book. Ideal for entertaining small and large crowds the open living/ dining area overlooks a backyard ready for gardening and fun times.   An enclosed sunroom perfect for starting outdoor plants leads to a covered deck complete with built in furniture.   The contemporary kitchen has a large open area great for doing those diverse household projects and for entertaining too.

The lower level is so

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817 G ST SW Washington DC
$949,000 | 4 Bedroom | 3.5 BA | 2 car garage
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817 G St SW Front Exterior
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This rarely available 4 level, 4 bedroom, 3 ½ bath corner townhome welcomes you with tons of natural light and wood floors. Enjoy grilling on the deck right off of the large eat-in kitchen. The spacious living room greets you with lots of windows, built-in shelving and a fireplace. The grand master bedroom abounds with high ceilings, a large master bath with double vanity, and a separate bath and shower. Plenty of space for all your closet needs with the walk-in closet. The large open space on the fourth floor function as a master suite with its own bathroom. No need to worry about parking with an attached two car garage. HOA

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3630 13th St NE Front Exterior
3630 13th ST NE Washington DC
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Welcome home to this Victorian jewel in coveted Brookland! The wrap-around porch of this stately queen beckons you to relax with your favorite drink. Elegance abounds with a grand foyer, wood floors, ten-foot ceilings, gracious rooms divided by tall pocket doors, oversized windows, chandeliers, and stained glass windows.
This home was lovingly renovated with sensitivity to its fine architectural details and woodworking elements. The neighboring living and formal dining rooms boast ornate fireplace mantels and three period pocket doors! This grande dame features a modern, renovated kitchen with large eat-in space, complete with stainless steel appliances and a six-burner stove with

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Bipeds of Brookland: Constance Gates
Bipeds of Brookland: Mrs. Gates
Mrs. Gates has an ear for music. “If I can hear it, I can play it.” Born in Portland, Oregon, in 1931, her family moved down the coast to LA before crossing the country to Charlotte, NC, with her father who was a minister in the AME Zion church. “My mother was a nurse.  She could remember when John Wayne walked into Queen of Angels Hospital, and the nuns went crazy.  She had never seen sisters go crazy.”

Mrs. Gates  has lived in Brookland since 1982. “I’m a 1953 graduate of Howard University School of Music.  I was the first black teacher hired to teach music in Bethlehem, PA.” She lived in the steel town for years with her first husband who was a minister. She taught middle school music and remembers the challenge

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Bipeds of Brookland: Alex Mathews
Alex Mathews


Alex Mathews was living in Hyattsville in 1978 when he drove through Brookland with an architect friend from NY, who said, “are you looking in this neighborhood? This is a wonderful neighborhood.” He believes “it was that architectural eye that caught their fancy on Brookland.” The house he found needed a lot of work. He fixed it up with the help of his father who was a plumber and was very good with his hands.

He remembers that in Brookland, “you couldn’t walk down the street without someone saying hello to you. Unfortunately, that’s no longer the case. The old timers wouldn’t only say hello, they’d cross the street and say hello. Everybody’s too busy for that now.”

Alex was one of the original subscribers

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2825 63rd Ave, Cheverly MD.
Open House Sunday 1-4 pm
$329,000 |3 Bedroom |2 Bathroom | Hardwood Floors | Massive wood deck | Screened in porch | Awesome yard

2825 63rd Ave Cheverly, MD Exterior Front 1Welcome home to this charming three bedrooms, two full bath brick Colonial in Cheverly, Maryland.  Wood floors greet you and tons of natural light warm the space.  Central Air will keep you cool.  The separate dining room and living room are connected with an arched entryway.  Chair rail molding in the dining room and crown molding throughout the first floor enhance the rooms.  The kitchen is handsomely updated with stainless steel appliances and granite counters that feed into the dining room.  The finished basement greets you with custom built-ins that cover an entire wall and new carpeting.  A full

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 Bipeds of Brookland: Isaiah.


Isaiah started playing chess when he was very young. He remembers playing often with a Boy Scout leader at the old coffee shop on 12th Street.  He also played on the chess club while a student at Elsie Whitlow Stokes PCS in Brookland. “Chess was more than a game for me, it had complexity and that’s what drew me to it.”

Isaiah graduated from School Without Walls and just finished his first semester at University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC), “I’m getting a BS in Mathematics. I was thinking of doing a dual in Math and Physics but the coursework is a lot.”  He has always enjoyed math. “In Kindergarten, I knew how to count by 2s, 3s, 4s, and 5s without them telling me how. As I moved up I realized the math in

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