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.
- Plant life that is springing up in the dark tunnels and stations of the Metro system isn’t some effort at greening the subway. The prevalence of Venus Maidenhair Ferns, including in the Tenley Metro station, is a sign of water issues that consistently challenge the Metro system. ~ In Damp Metro Tunnels, Prehistoric Plants Thrive
- A new Makers-in-Residence program offers artists an opportunity to spend a year working with creation technology – 3-D printers, soldering equipment, drills and presses, a laser cutter, a wire bender, and more – at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library’s Fabrication Lab. Tenleytown residents can be a part of the project and join FreeSpace Collective to create a 3-D map of the neighborhood this Saturday at 3:30 p.m. at the Tenley-Friendship Library. ~ ‘Makers-In-Residence’ Let Their Imaginations Roam Free At The DC Public Library
- On Monday evening, two pedestrians were struck by a car as they crossed Wisconsin Avenue in front of the Tenley Metro station. One of the pedestrians sustained serious but not life threatening injuries. ~ 2 Pedestrians Struck Outside of Tenleytown Metro Station
- In lighter news, it seems recent Tenleytown addition Burger Tap and Shake is earning a loyal following among American University students. Here’s one student’s take on the restaurant. Spoiler Alert: the boozy milkshakes are a big hit. ~ Burger Tap and Shake: Your New “Pub” Destination