The Corner Forum
Monday, April 21, 2003
Issue #28


PARKING ON EMERALD: Wickey Cartwright (671-0579), the Department of Public Works parking specialist and manager for Ward 6, said today that Emerald Street will not be zoned for residential parking until June or July. He said he will wait until early May to see if Lacey Bigelow (1317 Emerald St. NE) is able to gather enough signatures on his petition against zoned parking. A petition circulated by Maureen and Klaus Nielsen (1312 Emerald St. NE) late last year and signed by a majority of the block's residents had requested the zoned parking. Mr. Cartwright said that the city did not want a repeat of what happened on the 1300 block of E Street, where a counter-petition forced the city to take down signs that had already gone up. He said that, to his knowledge, the 1300 block of E and Emerald Street are the only blocks in the city where residents have pursued counter-petitions. He also said that even if there was no talk of a counter-petition on Emerald, the process would not be any faster, since zoned parking is established only once every quarter, and he had been unable to get all the paperwork done for it to be established this quarter. ( —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 Saturday, the real estate listings for the Corner Forum area have changed as follows... Three houses are no longer listed: 1205 E St. NE; 1219 E St. NE; and 1342 E St. NE. One house is newly listed: 1386 E St. NE ($159,000). Four listings remain unchanged from last week ago: 408 13th St. NE ($412,000); 1364 Emerald St. NE ($365,000); 1302 E St. NE ($459,000); and 1227 Duncan Place NE ($320,000). ( —Marc Borbely, 536 13th St. NE)

CORRECTION: David Kinsey's (524 13th St. NE, Apt. A) current studies were incorrectly identified in last week's issue. He is taking pre-law at American University. §