Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Silver Spring News 'N Notes

A few miscellaneous things I had lying around...

- Downtown Silver Spring will be getting a new bike station in the triangular area along Colesville between Discovery and the Metro station entrance. Amazing, this is technically considered a park. This may truly be the least pleasant park on earth. (I think they should also bring back the old clock while they're at it.)

- There may be a new community garden on Fenton Street. If the plan passes, and I don't see why anyone would oppose it, plot prices will range from $30 to $50 per year. I can imagine they'd go fast.

- This made me chuckle. The owner of this house in the residential neighborhood of Indian Spring Terrace installed their own parking meter on the curb. I was tempted to put a nickel in, but was worried I'd somehow break it.





17 comments:

Big Bubba said...

Man, I got to get me some of them parking meters. That is just pure genuis. I have 2 to 3 cars parking in front of my house on a daily basis. Granted, they don't have to feed the meter. But, I'm betting there are enough morons out there that I could make a few bucks.

Anonymous said...

When was the photo with the clock taken?

ISCA Resident said...

Parking meter is funny, but I think it's a form of art. If you look around that yard, you'll notice other interesting pieces.

Danielle Meitiv said...

I couldn't make it to the meeting - I hope there was a lot of support, because it's a great use of the space. No one 'rests' there now (even though the county calls it a 'resting area.') Gardeners would improve the site on their own dime, and be visible users of the space.

Sligo said...

Re: Photo

I believe that photo is circa late 70's.

Re: Meter

It is definitely some sort of art.

Sligo said...

Also, there are plenty of parking meters on eBay.

Anonymous said...

New bike station, community garden, Silver Spring Park mixed use development, and new IMAX...not bad. Not bad at all.

Sooner or later, naive people are going to figure out Silver Spring is a pretty darn cool place to live.

Anonymous said...

Oh, and there's also a couple big projects on GA Ave moving forward (outside of DTSS, both north and south).

http://dcmud.blogspot.com/2010/11/georgia-avenues-beacon-center-gets-its.html

http://dcmud.blogspot.com/2010/11/montgomery-county-planning-board-gives.html

Anonymous said...

TBD cites this blog in a story about the soon to open Babe's Sports Bar. The owner explicitly says that it will NOT be a club like Gallery (or Galaxy? Whatever club was there before) andwill strictly be a sports bar like the old place. Anyone ever go to it when it was open in Tenlytown?

http://www.tbd.com/blogs/tbd-neighborhoods/2010/11/sports-bar-to-open-in-silver-spring-4182.html

Sligo said...

Yes, but that was almost purely a pool hall and you could smoke in DC back then, so I imagine the atmosphere will be a bit different.

Anonymous said...

Since it's getting colder, anybody know when Veteran's Plaza turns into an ice skating/ice boarding rink? Maybe they'll have it coincide with the Thanksgiving Parade?

Anonymous said...

My grandpa was a co-owner of Babe's back in the day, and my mom worked there too. I remember going from time to time to play games. Some of the areas News anchors like George Michael were regulars, and Willie Nelson visited once and toured my moms Toyota Previa because apparently he was really fascinated by it.

Mike said...

The plan is to open the ice rink the day of the Thanksgiving parade.

WashingtonGardener said...

DM - the Fenton Park community garden mtg is not til next Mon Nov 8 so you did not miss it andcan still attend to show your support - see this week's Gazette for details.

SilverSpring_Florist said...

I agree that this is a great use of space, and this is an awesome form of art. They are really working hard to make downtown Silver Spring a nice place to do things.

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