Neighborhood in the News
In case you missed them, here are a few stories we came across this week covering the greater Tenleytown area that we thought were worth a second look.
- Tenleytown is leading the pack – among bike riders that is. According to Capital Bikeshare data, the Bikeshare station at the intersection of Wisconsin Avenue and Albemarle Street is among the top five originating stations for two-wheeled travelers in the District. More than 35,000 trips have pushed off from the Tenleytown station. Local blog District, Measured crunches the numbers. ~ Which Capital Bikeshare stations see the most traffic?
- Ever wanted to reach back in time? Friendship Heights resident and textile conservator Julia Brennan literally holds a piece of history in her hands, as one of those entrusted with restoring coronation robes worn by Lady Astor. ~ How do you save a lady’s coronation robe? Very carefully.
- If you like navigating the District bureaucracy and want to make things happen in Ward 3, then you might be just the person to be the next Outreach and Service Specialist from Ward 3. The Executive Office of the Mayor is hiring. ~ Ward 3 — Outreach and Services Specialist
And while these aren’t quite from this week, they were too good to omit:
- It seems Tenleytown hasn’t always been a quiet neighborhood. That’s right, once upon a time a naked man on an epic bender ran through these placid streets creating something of a stir. Ghosts of DC has found another historical gem that’s worth reading all the way to the end. We had quite the chuckle at what happened when he finally came to his senses. ~ Who Was the Naked Wild Man of Tennallytown?
- In less sensational news, Ghosts of DC also uncovers a journalist’s account of President Abraham Lincoln surveying the troops near Tenleytown as the Civil War encroaches on the capital. ~ Civil War Reaches Tennallytown