The Fight For Ivy City

Cross-Posted From Street Sense Written by Eric Falquero Three children race through the intersection of Providence and Capitol streets NE. Two kids ride scooters and one is on a bike. An oncoming taxi stops short. Danger seen, crisis averted. But traffic pollution poses a more insidious threat to neighborhood health, local activists say. And it is proving harder to […] . . . → Read More: The Fight For Ivy City

Ivy City to Mayor Gray: ‘Let us breathe’

Cross-posted from The District Chronicles A hearing was scheduled last week, likely to be rescheduled due to Hurricane Sandy, in the case of Vaughn Bennett et al vs. Mayor Vincent Gray and the Union Station Redevelopment Corporation, DC’s most significant environmental justice case in recent years. In a David and Goliath story, the tiny Ivy City community, […] . . . → Read More: Ivy City to Mayor Gray: ‘Let us breathe’

Ivy City’s 100 Year Celebration

The Centennial of the Alexander Crummell School, a long-neglected historic landmark in the Ivy City community, was celebrated on Saturday, November 19, 2011. (Yes, this post is well after the fact, but certainly still relevant.) Empower DC released the Ivy City Neighborhood & Oral History Project, a book that features photos, excerpts from oral history […] . . . → Read More: Ivy City’s 100 Year Celebration

100 Years of Crummell School: The Lost Heart of a Community

On Saturday November 19th Empower DC hosted the 100 Year Anniversary Celebration of Crummell School. The celebration also covered by local media with a video by NBC 4 and an article from the Washington City Paper. The school is located in Ivy City, a historically African American neighborhood in Northeast Washington, DC. The school was […] . . . → Read More: 100 Years of Crummell School: The Lost Heart of a Community