The Corner Forum
Sunday, March 30, 2003
Issue #25


KINGSMAN: Joel Scharfer, financial adviser of the Charter Schools Development Corporation, left a voicemail message for me on Friday, saying: "The City Council approved the Kingsman sale last week. We closed on Wednesday of this week, so we're now the proud owners of the Kingsman site, and we are applying for permits as we speak. We will start doing work on the annex in May, for Sasha Bruce to take possession of the annex for the September 2003 school year, and right after that, we'll begin work on the main building. Everything's on course. [ANC Commissioner 6A05] Michael Musante, was very helpful in helping us get this through the City Council, along with the City Council members Sharon Ambrose, Jim Graham and Harold Brazil." ( —Marc Borbely, 536 13th St. NE)

CHERRY BLOSSOMS: The National Park Service forecast yesterday that the cherry blossoms around the Jefferson Memorial will be in peak bloom (with 70% of the trees blooming) for eight days starting this Friday. Last weekend, the Park Service was still forecasting that the days of peak bloom would start the Tuesday after, on April 8. (Info: ( —Marc Borbely, 536 13th St. NE)

HOUSES FOR SALE: If you have met one of the area's new residents or know someone about to move out, please ask them if they'd like to introduce themselves or say goodbye. According to the Long & Foster Web site,, viewed yesterday, the real estate listings for the Corner Forum area have changed as follows... Two houses are newly listed: 1227 Duncan Place NE ($320,000) and 1205 E St. NE ($330,000). One house has come down in price: 1342 E St. NE (was $310,000; is now $299,999). Two listings remain unchanged from last week: 1302 E St. NE ($485,000) and 1364 Emerald St. NE ($365,000). ( —Marc Borbely, 536 13th St. NE)

CORNER FORUM ACKNOWLEDGMENTS: The following people helped produce or distribute last week's (March 23) Corner Forum: Marc Borbely, 536 13th St. NE (editing, folding, distributing) and Tammi Cioffi, 536 13th St. NE (proofreading). There are 59 households in the area that have subscribed to the Corner Forum (21 on Emerald Street, 19 on E Street, 13 on 13th Street, and six on Duncan Place).§