Daily Gripe: The District


Posted at 06:37 PM ET, 09/22/2011

Metro bus pass doesn’t last full 7 days, says griper

Our griper says that depending on when a Metro bus card is purchased, you might not get the full seven days.

By Akeya Dickson  |  06:37 PM ET, 09/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Unfixed, The District, Maryland, Virginia

Posted at 04:04 PM ET, 09/16/2011

Weekly roundup: Va safety week, gameday traffic

We pulled together all of the resolved and soon-to-be -resolved issues from the past week.

By Akeya Dickson  |  04:04 PM ET, 09/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Weekend roundup, Fixed, Maryland, The District, Unfixed, Virginia

Posted at 07:10 PM ET, 09/12/2011

A sidewalk hole could send walkers careening

A dislodged pothole cover could cause problems for pedestrians walking and not paying attention.

By Akeya Dickson  |  07:10 PM ET, 09/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The District, Unfixed

Posted at 02:42 PM ET, 09/08/2011

Stumped: a tree planting request in Georgetown

The District Department of Transportation plants new trees in the winter, and plans to add this one that our griper reported to the list.

By Akeya Dickson  |  02:42 PM ET, 09/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The District, Unfixed

Posted at 04:43 PM ET, 08/29/2011

Gripers report leafy victims of Hurricane Irene

Gripers submitted pictures of trees knocked down and around by Hurricane Irene.

By Akeya Dickson  |  04:43 PM ET, 08/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The District, Unfixed

Posted at 04:19 PM ET, 08/24/2011

Wilson Aquatics pool survey

Residents have until Sept. 9 to fill out an online survey about the polarizing pool lane lengths at Wilson Aquatics Center: 50 meters vs. 25.

By Akeya Dickson  |  04:19 PM ET, 08/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The District, Unfixed

Posted at 11:27 AM ET, 08/23/2011

Thirsty in Garfield Park

A griper reports a water fountain that’s not giving up any water.

By Akeya Dickson  |  11:27 AM ET, 08/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Unfixed, The District

Posted at 05:30 PM ET, 08/19/2011

Weekly round-up: wasps, soccer and weed update

We pulled together all of the resolved and soon-to-be -resolved issues from the past week.

By Akeya Dickson  |  05:30 PM ET, 08/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Weekend roundup, The District

Posted at 02:09 PM ET, 08/18/2011

Meridian Hill Park soccer, just fun or destructive?

A griper takes issue with team sports being played in the revitalized park in Columbia Heights. Do you?

By Akeya Dickson  |  02:09 PM ET, 08/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The District, Unfixed

Posted at 03:49 PM ET, 08/17/2011

Wasps are nothing to play with

A griper reports wasps in a Chevy Chase playground that have driven children away from the sandbox.

By Akeya Dickson  |  03:49 PM ET, 08/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The District, Unfixed

Posted at 12:58 PM ET, 08/15/2011

They’re fixing it: Weed-be-gone

A griper’s complaint about weeds results in much-needed sprucing up on K Street.

By Akeya Dickson  |  12:58 PM ET, 08/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fixed, The District

Posted at 04:39 PM ET, 08/10/2011

Weeds line K Street in northwest

Griper recommends that weeds sprouting up along K Street are ‘sprayed and killed.’

By Akeya Dickson  |  04:39 PM ET, 08/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The District, Unfixed | Tags:  weeds, K Street

Posted at 12:11 PM ET, 08/09/2011

Parking tickets, a staple of the District

Capitol Hill or Dupont Circle, where's the best place to get one of drivers’ biggest headaches — a parking ticket.

By Akeya Dickson  |  12:11 PM ET, 08/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The District, Fixed | Tags:  parking, tickets

Posted at 12:55 PM ET, 08/08/2011

50 meters vs. 25 meters: Which side of the lane are you?

Competitive and recreational swimmers disagree on how long lanes should be at Wilson Aquatic Center.

By Akeya Dickson  |  12:55 PM ET, 08/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The District, Unfixed

Posted at 03:31 PM ET, 08/05/2011

D.C. can be so trashy sometimes

Gripers snap pics of trash throughout the city.

By Akeya Dickson  |  03:31 PM ET, 08/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The District, Unfixed

Posted at 10:57 PM ET, 08/04/2011

Escalators at Union Station frustrate commuters

Metro has been working on the escalators at its busiest station since last year, riders are ready for them to be up and running.

By Akeya Dickson  |  10:57 PM ET, 08/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The District, The District | Tags:  Metro, escalators, Union Station

Posted at 04:59 PM ET, 08/01/2011

District parking amnesty starts today

Pre-2010 ticket holders have two weeks to fill out a form and pay for parking offenses sans penalities.

By Akeya Dickson  |  04:59 PM ET, 08/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fixed, The District

Posted at 11:19 AM ET, 07/27/2011

Chat today at noon: Weigh in on metered parking and more

The Department of Public Works is hosting a live online chat focused on all things parking today.

By Akeya Dickson  |  11:19 AM ET, 07/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The District, Unfixed

Posted at 10:56 AM ET, 07/25/2011

Free parking dwindling in Brookland, says Griper

A Griper is frustrated with metered parking forcing her to park three blocks away from her Brookland home.

By Akeya Dickson  |  10:56 AM ET, 07/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The District, Unfixed

Posted at 10:28 AM ET, 07/14/2011

Rush-hour renegades

More and more motorists are parking along 16th Street during rush hour.

By Akeya Dickson  |  10:28 AM ET, 07/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The District, Fixed

Posted at 04:33 PM ET, 07/13/2011

Oh. Deer?

Who should move a dead deer laying in a post office in Southeast?

By Akeya Dickson  |  04:33 PM ET, 07/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The District, Unfixed

Posted at 02:47 PM ET, 07/07/2011

Twitter Chatter: sounding off about Metro changes

Replacing station names, getting rid of the Metro brown color and lingering queries about whether the new rail cars will be on time.

By Akeya Dickson  |  02:47 PM ET, 07/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Maryland, The District, Virginia

Posted at 12:55 PM ET, 07/06/2011

Community Conversations: What gripes have you brought up with your neighbors?

Share your stories about issues with neighbors and in your neighborhood with The Daily Gripe.

By Akeya Dickson  |  12:55 PM ET, 07/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Unfixed, The District

Posted at 06:11 PM ET, 07/05/2011

Grab a seat

A couch/sofa chair/loveseat has been sitting on the sidewalk for about a week.

By Akeya Dickson  |  06:11 PM ET, 07/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The District, Unfixed

Posted at 12:46 PM ET, 07/05/2011

Fireworks fail for some hopeful viewers

Several people were told they couldn’t watch fireworks at the Key Bridge, a popular spot for checking out the show for more than 20 years.

By Akeya Dickson  |  12:46 PM ET, 07/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The District, Unfixed, Virginia

Posted at 04:05 PM ET, 06/24/2011

They Fixed It! Constitution Ave sign issues

Dcquilter identified signs on Constitution Avenue that the commenter said was mislabeled.

By Akeya Dickson  |  04:05 PM ET, 06/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fixed, The District | Tags:  Sign issues, DDOT

Posted at 06:32 PM ET, 06/22/2011

Taxi! Taxi?

Frustrated baseball fans leaving the Nationals game Friday night wait more than a half hour at a cab stand.

By Akeya Dickson  |  06:32 PM ET, 06/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Unfixed, The District | Tags:  Nationals, taxi gripes

Posted at 07:20 PM ET, 06/13/2011

To sweep or not to sweep on Corcoran Street

A griper reports that months after WASA completed construction, street sweeping hadn’t resumed on Corcoran Street in NW.

By Akeya Dickson  |  07:20 PM ET, 06/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The District, Unfixed | Tags:  street sweeping, Logan Circle, parking enforcement, District Department of Public Works, WASA

Posted at 05:17 PM ET, 06/06/2011

Trash cans, road blocks, what’s the difference?

A frustrated Griper reported a Northeast household that leaves its trash and recycling cans in the way.

By Akeya Dickson  |  05:17 PM ET, 06/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The District, Unfixed | Tags:  trash cans, neighbor issues, district, district department of public works

Posted at 03:49 PM ET, 05/25/2011

D.C. Government hops on SeeClickFix

The District government is now receiving non-emergency reports through SeeClickFix

By Akeya Dickson  |  03:49 PM ET, 05/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The District

Posted at 03:12 PM ET, 05/18/2011

Truck takes one-way shortcut... the wrong way

The Department of Public Works advises how to report wayward garbage trucks.

By Akeya Dickson  |  03:12 PM ET, 05/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The District, Unfixed

Posted at 03:48 PM ET, 02/28/2011

NW resident persists in getting danger tree cut

Who got it done: Pepco and the District Department of Transportation How long to fix it: 6 months The good news is that Pepco and DDOT don't go around cutting trees down all willy-nilly. The bad news is that it...

By Akeya Dickson  |  03:48 PM ET, 02/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fixed, The Daily Gripe, The District

Posted at 02:46 PM ET, 02/03/2011

Which way?

Sign snafus in Northwest D.C. are flummoxing residents and passersby. Sean Wieland, a See Click Fix member, reported that a street sign in the Brightwood neighborhood at 5631 Colorado Ave. appears to be facing the wrong direction....

By Akeya Dickson  |  02:46 PM ET, 02/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The District, The District

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 01/24/2011

Commuter Alert: Sherman Avenue now one lane

Sherman Avenue is getting a makeover. Starting Jan. 10, the thoroughfare near Columbia Heights and the U Street corridor has been reduced to one lane in both directions between Barry Place and Fairmont Street. When the project is done there...

By Akeya Dickson  |  07:00 AM ET, 01/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The District, The District

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 01/18/2011

Watch your head

The sky isn't falling in Anacostia but errant tree branches certainly are. A resident said he contacted the District Department of Public Works and the mayor's office about removing a dead tree that was felled during Snowmageddon nearly a year...

By Akeya Dickson  |  07:00 AM ET, 01/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The District, The District

Posted at 05:14 PM ET, 08/24/2010

Neighbor: Tree is going to take out a power line

Who's responsible: District of Columbia or Pepco Number of votes to fix: 1 After the damage wrought by recent storms -- especially to our electrical grid -- griper Richard Bellin was wondering why no one has dealt with a tree...

By Washington Post Editors  |  05:14 PM ET, 08/24/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The District, The District

Posted at 07:35 PM ET, 08/23/2010

Wait, was that a sign?

Who's responsible: D.C. Department of Transportation Number of votes to fix: 1 Griper Kaleb reported drivers heading north on 7th Street in NW D.C. are constantly making illegal right turns onto H Street, even though it is prohibited. So are...

By Washington Post Editors  |  07:35 PM ET, 08/23/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The District, The District

Posted at 10:50 AM ET, 07/23/2010

Circle of confusion

Who's Responsible: District Department of Transportation Number of Votes to Fix: 15 The intersection of New York and Florida avenues in Northeast D.C. is one of the busiest in the city. It was also one of the most dangerous, which...

By Will Koper  |  10:50 AM ET, 07/23/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The District, The District

Posted at 08:48 PM ET, 07/01/2010

Neighbors: Bike parking scarce at Francis Pool

Who's responsible: D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation Number of votes to fix:6 A bike ride to the pool is a summer rite for many kids, but at the Francis Pool in D.C.'s West End neighborhood in NW you might...

By Washington Post Editors  |  08:48 PM ET, 07/01/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The District, The District

Posted at 05:02 PM ET, 06/16/2010

Spelunking in Georgetown

Who's responsible: National Park Service Number of votes to fix: 10 Entering the Foundry Branch Tunnel feels a bit like an Orphean descent, as cool, damp air rushes up toward bikers and joggers crossing under the C&O Canal and the...

By Christopher Dean Hopkins  |  05:02 PM ET, 06/16/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The District, The District | Tags:  Foundry branch, bike commuting dc, bill justice c&o, c&o canal, crescent trail, foundry branch tunnel, foxhall, georgetown