The Corner Forum
Sunday, July 6, 2003
Issue #37


H STREET PLAYHOUSE: "The Gospel at Colonus," playing at the H Street Playhouse (1365 H St. NE) through Sunday, July 13, received an excellent review in Thursday's Washington Post. "The spirited cast assembled by director Paul-Douglas Michnewicz for Theater Alliance infuses each of the 19 numbers with a relentless energy," the newspaper's review said. "The performers are a glee club in the truest sense; their ecstatic pleasure in making beautiful music is positively catching." The review is online at Tickets are free to everyone living in the Corner Forum area.

POLICE BOUNDARIES: In a June 12 letter to Chief Ramsey, ANC 6A expressed concerns about the police department's proposal to increase the sizes of the Police Service Areas (PSAs) in the city. "We are concerned about the implications of the new PSA boundaries for meaningful participation in community policing," the ANC said. "We fear that the new, larger PSAs will result in fewer opportunities for residents to interact with individual officers." The ANC requested that the eastern boundary of the proposed PSA 102 be moved from 15th to 16th Street, which the ANC called "a natural break in the community." It asked that the southern boundary of the PSA be East Capitol Street instead of Constitution Avenue. For a map of the boundaries proposed by the police department, see page 5 of the May 11 issue of the Corner Forum.

CORRECTION: In last week's issue, on page 3, Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner Jessica Ward's district
was incorrectly listed. She is the commissioner for district 6A06.

ANC CONTACTS: The new mailing address for Advisory Neighborhood Commission 6A (our ANC) is P.O. Box 75115, Washington, DC 20013.

COMINGS AND GOINGS: 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 from June 26 as follows: 408 13th St. NE has been re-listed at a lower price ($349,990; was $385,000 two weeks ago; was $412,000 May 29); and 1239 Duncan Pl. NE ($354,900) has been re-listed at the same price. Listings for 1232 Duncan Pl. NE
($349,000) and 1320 Emerald St. NE ($345,000) are unchanged.

CORNER FORUM ACKNOWLEDGMENTS: The following people helped produce or distribute the June 28 issue of the Corner Forum: Marc Borbely, 536 13th St. NE (editing, folding, distributing); Tammi Cioffi (folding); and Sharon Cochran (distributing). There are 73 households in the Corner Forum area that are subscribed to the newsletter (26 on E Street, 24 on Emerald Street, 16 on 13th Street, and 7 on Duncan Place). §