Mike’s family and friends invite you to a celebration of his life on Sunday, May 1st at 11:00 am at the Dupont Circle Hotel, 1500 New Hampshire Avenue NW, in the Dupont Ballroom. A light reception will follow. All are welcome to attend and we encourage you to share this invitation.
It is with great sadness that we acknowledge the passing of Commissioner Michael Feldstein, who has served the residents and businesses of district 2B-01 on the Dupont Circle Advisory Neighborhood Commission for almost eight years. Mike passed away in his home on April 13th following an extended illness.
Mike was a true leader who constantly pushed for progress and inspired those around him with his vision, kindness and tenacity. Throughout his career in international development and aid, and then in his work for the neighborhood, he was a strong advocate for the most vulnerable among us, especially for those who suffer quietly or without the ability to ask for help. In Dupont, he fiercely championed the beautification and utilization of our public spaces to the benefit of all of us.
Mike’s passing has already left a palpable hole in our neighborhood. We were consistently amazed by his ability to bring people together. Wherever his travels took him, he developed fast friendships and built strong relationships. His personality and ability to bring people together helped define our community.
Those who knew Mike know that he would never want anyone to make a fuss about him, but he did say that if friends were insistent they could honor his memory through a donation to the Dupont Circle Village, whose members rallied around Mike in his last days and weeks. Mike’s family, which includes so many neighbors, community members and friends, are planning a ceremony in celebration of his life the weekend of April 30. Please check back here for more details.
His family in Dupont Circle misses him dearly.
ZPD Agenda (July – 2014)
- BZA Application BZA #18-802 for construction at 1727 Mass Ave NW (7:00pm)
- HPRB Application HPA #14-530 for construction at 1772 Church St – St Thomas Church (730pm)
The Dupont Circle ANC is seeking candidates to fill its two available paid internship opportunities:
The Desi Deschaine Memorial Community Involvement Internship
Our Community Involvement Internship position is named in honor of Desi Deschaine, former communications and community outreach staff member for Ward 2 Council Member Jack Evans’ office. The Deschaine Community Involvement Intern helps the Commission develop strategies for effective communication with residents, businesses, and other stakeholders; develop and implement press and social media outreach; and enrich the neighborhood by working with other community organizations, non-profits, businesses, residents, and other stakeholders to support neighborhood events and activities. The Deschaine Community Involvement Intern receives a stipend each semester. The expected time commitment is 5-10 hours per week, or 20-25 hours per month.
The Jeff Coudriet Memorial Public Policy Internship
Our Public Policy Internship is named in honor of Jeff Coudriet, former legislative staff member for Ward 2 Council Member Jack Evans’ office. The Coudriet Public Policy Intern helps the Commission improve the overall quality of its decisions and recommendations by researching and reporting on relevant public policy matters — such as best practices in liquor licensing, zoning matters, and historic preservation, or legislation and public policy that affects the neighborhood. The Coudriet Public Policy Intern receives a stipend each semester. The expected time commitment is 5-10 hours per week, or 20-25 hours per month.
Interested applicants for these intern positions should contact Chairperson Will Stephens at email@example.com with a resume and statement of interest by March 15, 2013. Also enclosed here is a flyer advertising the internship positions.
12 restaurants in the Dupont Circle neighborhood (ANC 2B) have been named in the Washingtonian’s annual “100 Very Best Restaurants” — including 2 in the top 10. 17th Street and the P Street “Restaurant Row” were well represented.
The 12 named Dupont restaurants are:
- Komi (#2) – 1509 17th Street NW
- Little Serow (#7) – 1511 17th Street NW
- Adour @ The St. Regis – 932 16th Street NW
- The Bombay Club – 815 Connecticut Ave NW
- Boqueria – 1837 M Street NW
- DGS Delicatessen – 1317 Connecticut Ave NW
- Eola – 2020 P Street NW
- Kaz Sushi Bistro – 1915 I Street NW
- Obelisk – 2029 P Street NW
- Plume @ The Jefferson – 1200 16th Street NW
- Sushi Taro – 1503 17th Street NW
- Vidalia – 1990 M Street NW