May 2017

Found 9 blog entries for May 2017.

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

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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

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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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Bipeds of Brookland: Sandy Hassan
Sandy Hassan
Sandy Hassan was born in Washington DC. “The first school that I could not go to, which was across the street from my house, was Phillis Wheatley, named after a black poet, and black kids couldn’t go there.” Instead she traveled by bus to get to another school at age 5. At the age of 10 she was finally allowed to go to Wheatley, thanks to the Supreme Court decision.

She served as a marshal at the March on Washington in 1963.  Unfortunately, her duties placed her far from the stage, but she did get to usher Malcolm X to the front. She was also member of SNCC  at Howard University‚Äč, and in the 1960s went with integrated groups to Virginia to see if they would be served in restaurants. “We never got served.”

She was a dancer

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1210 Perry exterior

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Renovated Kitchen  | 2 Bedrooms | 1 Bath| Central AC I Assigned Parking| Close to Metro |

Welcome home to this two bedroom/ 1 bath condo in the heart of Brookland.  Amazing birds eye view of Brookland through the large windows that greet you upon entry.  Hardwood floors welcome you into an open and updated space.  The kitchen is decked out  with stainless steel appliances and quartz counters that flow into the breakfast bar.  Enjoy all the comforts of home with a washer/dryer combo unit, Central AC, and bright spaces.  The master bedroom is generously flanked with two large closets.  Plenty of storage space with a designated storage area included.  No need to worry

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Bipeds of Brookland: Daniel Ramos Durand
Daniel Durand

As a young boy in Lima, Daniel Ramos Durand had a habit of disappearing at parties.

“My family would ask, ‘Where’s Danny?’” he recalls. “And I’d be off playing with dogs in the backyard.”

In 1999, Danny came to the United States to work as a chef in the D.C. area. In 2004, he moved into a house on Irving Street where he currently lives with his wife, Elizabeth, their two cats, Luna and Sheba, and their black lab, Kala.

“The restaurant business burned me out,” he recalls. “I was working fifteen- and sixteen-hour days. My wife would only see me at night. So that’s when, in 2007, I began to follow my other passion, which is animals.”


Danny started out as a part-time dog walker for a company in Dupont

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901 Jackson St NE Front Exterior

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Renovated Kitchen  | 3 Bedrooms | 1.5 Baths | Fenced Yard | Off Street Parking| Close to Metro |

901 Jackson sits on a corner lot on a shaded tree lined street. The front porch invites you to sit, relax and enjoy the breeze. The updated home greets you with hardwood floors and arched entry ways. When the weather gets cool, sit by the fireplace in the living room. The kitchen is updated with stainless steel appliances and marble counters. Step out onto the large deck from either the kitchen or the dining room. Enjoy the massive fully fenced-in back yard; the perfect space for outdoor entertaining. The second floor is home to three bedrooms. The spacious master

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Bipeds of Brookland: Frances Kim Walters
Frances Kim Walters

Frances Kim Walters started her professional life as a teacher but says “I realized I liked playing with 3rd graders more than I liked teaching them.” So she went to Michigan Law School, where she met her husband, and after graduating they came to DC to work for law firms. Frances found she was more interested in working with wrongly convicted prisoners, and now works for a nonprofit organization, which relies completely on donations.  “I’ve been with Mid Atlantic Innocence Project for 3 years now and I absolutely love it and I can’t see doing any other kind of work.”

Her office gets over 500 letters a year from prisoners who say they are innocent and have no money to appeal their conviction. “For the very,

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1011 Sigsbee Place NE DC
1011 Sigsbee Pl NE Front Exterior 1
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Renovated Kitchen  | 3 Bedrooms | 1.5 Baths | Central AC | Fenced Yard | Close to Metro |

Truly a quintessential Brookland home, this 1922 bungalow’s curb appeal exudes charm and serenity as you approach it on Sigsbee Place.

A screened-in front porch is ideal for enjoying morning coffee or afternoon tea.   A warm, open living room, dining room and newly renovated kitchen welcomes you upon entering. It’s perfect for entertaining but also cozy for enjoying on a daily basis. The upper level offers a large open space – great as a bedroom, office or studio. The lower-level basement with a rear entrance and plenty of light is perfect for laundry,

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