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Found 10 entries for March, 2016.

 Bipeds Of Brookland:


Introducing the people who make Brookland their home, one step at a time.


Tony Senerchia
Tony Senerchia


Tony Senerchia was born in Brookland. His maternal grandmother came to the neighborhood in 1933 to attend Catholic University. His father later attended Catholic to study music, and met his mother here. They raised seven kids in a house they bought and fixed up on Otis Street.


“My dad was a music teacher. Everyone always asked me what instrument I played, and always seemed a little disappointed when I said, 'I don’t play anything.' I love music but I didn’t take to playing it at all."


"I could always do things with my hands. I’m passionate about education and manual skills and

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Bipeds Of Brookland:

Introducing the people who make Brookland their home, one step at a time.

Alex King

Alex King Dragon Gate


Alex King lives in the house where he grew up in Brookland. He remembers building fortresses with friends in Ft. Bunker Hill Park. He’s now raising his children there.

He took his first Tai Chi class for an exercise credit at GWU. He liked it so much he enrolled several times. “When I graduated I sought out a Tai Chi and Kung Fu school, and jumped in head first.” Alex has competed in and judged tournaments all over the US and abroad. He has been to China several times to study and to visit temples in the Wu Dong Mountains where his Kung Fu line originated.

Today he runs a traditional Kung Fu and Tai Chi studio from his house

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644 Independence Ave SE Washington DC
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4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms

644 Independence Ave SE DC exterior 
644 Independence Ave SE DC front stairs

A truly gracious Victorian jewel in the heart of Capitol Hill, this historic 1888 row house with 4 bedrooms boasts classic original architectural details throughout.   As you walk through the main floor your eye is drawn to gorgeous woodwork, triple layer molding, wall sconces, chandeliers, wainscoting, and three fireplaces - all restored and maintained with impeccable craftsmanship. Ideal for entertaining, the home’s southern lit living room parlor leads into a formal dining room and stunning kitchen that overlooks a serene landscaped patio. The lower level is perfect to relax with its large family room and guest bedroom and bath. Off- site garages for 1 or 2 cars

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Introducing the people who make Brookland their home, one step at a time:

Phil Blair

Phil Blair

Phil Blair has always felt at home in Washington even though he was born in Texas and raised in Maryland. He considers himself a Latin American, having lived many years in South America.

Phil moved to Brookland 25 years ago because he heard about the community’s battle to keep people from building a freeway through the neighborhood. He felt good that this place had a history of fighting for the city.

“It was a nice vibe knowing there were people here who fought for something that mattered and won. I like the idea that here you walk down the street, you meet people you know, and you have a conversation. If you want to walk for exercise you don’t do it in Brookland.”

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Brookland Perfection
3004 17th ST NE DC.
3004 17th ST NE DC. Exterior

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This stunning three-story beauty is destined to be your forever home! The minute you step onto the wide, wrap-around porch, you'll envision summer evenings sipping lemonade on the rockers. Walk inside to imagine winter days, cozied up with a book or playing games, warmed by the wood-burning stove in the fireplace.  Daydream - and unwind - in any of the three large bedrooms and the top level master-suite with spa-like amenities. This one is meant for you.

On the main level, the kitchen anchors the home, its large window over the sink looking out onto the mature trees shading the expansive  yard. Stainless steel appliances and granite countertops, with ample counter space, bring this space into…
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Brookland Bungalow Perfection
Open House Sunday March 20th 1-4 pm
1010 Sigsbee Pl NE DC exterior. Beautiful Brookland

Bliss and charm! This thoughtfully upgraded and deeply-loved bungalow looks onto quiet Sigsbee Place in the heart of Brookland. After you've enjoyed the calming view from the front porch, enter through the wooden front door and into the light-filled living room perfectly set up for relaxing and entertaining. Cheerful light pours in through the large windows that circle the house and illuminate the warmth of the original heart of pine wood floors. There is a separate dining room and living room for guests and family to relax and unwind. The original and lovingly restored woodwork throughout is simply breathtaking!

The efficient and space-saving kitchen with ample cabinets allows

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Introducing the people who make Brookland their home, one step at a time:

Mrs. Jackson

Bipeds of Brookland: Mrs. Jackson

Mrs. Jackson grew up in Washington and has taught in Brookland for 29 years.  She moved with her husband into the neighborhood 13 years ago.  She enjoys living near the school and her students. Mrs. Jackson began her teaching career at Brookland Elementary School and when the school transitioned up the street to Brookland Education Campus at Bunker Hill, she remained with her students and is still there teaching second grade.

"Many of the students that I currently teach and have taught over the years, are children of parents which I had taught so many years ago.   I appreciate the fact that most of the older students that have become productive members of

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Hikes Near DC to Look Forward to This Spring

Long to go a-wandering along a mountain path?  The chill of winter can sink into your bones and make you doubt that spring is ever coming, but I promise, it will.  The sunshine will return, the days will get longer, the snow will melt and mother nature will be waiting to welcome your boots back to the trail.  Check out these DC area hiking areas - all within Friday night decide-to-leave-last-minute-after-work or Saturday morning mini-road-trip-to-go-coffee-sipping distance from the district.  Get your trail research on to get you through the winter, then lace up your boots when the spring sun shines and go!  


Rock Creek Park

Washington, DC


DC’s own Rock Creek Park offers a commute-free

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531 Ingraham St NE Washington DC
Open House Sunday March 13th 1-4 pm
531 Ingraham ST NE DC kitchen
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This is the home to call your own! This perfectly appointed home is both welcoming and modern, with all the right touches. The open floor plan on the main level leads to an airy, bright kitchen that was recently renovated with custom wood cabinets, granite countertops, and stainless steel appliances. Entertain in the large dining room and relax and play in the bright living room. Beyond the kitchen is a covered and screened-in porch with ceiling fan, perfect for enjoying your morning coffee or to spend the day with the paper. Notice the powder room on the main level, the fenced-in backyard, and the parking pad - this house has it all!


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Introducing the people who make Brookland their home, one step at a time

Joe Kim

Joe Kim

Kim Hak Mun was a banker in Korea.  He says that was not hard work only using his head. But he came to the US with his wife in 1988 after waiting 10 years for a visa that would allow him to work.  He bought Joe’s Mini Mart on 12th street, named after his nephew, from his brother-in-law, and became known as Joe to the people of Brookland.  He was in the store from six in the morning to nine at night every day to keep it open, cleaning stocking and selling.  After 20 years of running his own store Joe closed it to take care of his wife who was dying of cancer.  Eight years ago, after the death of his wife, he came to work at Yes Organic Market. He moved into the

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