2M Pool Re-Opening

We are happy to welcome 2M residents back to the rooftop pool.

The 2M rooftop pool is back just in time for the Summer season! To ensure residents are enjoying the pool re-open in the safest way possible, we have some important guidelines in place.

Please review the following guidelines carefully:

IMPORTANT POOL GUIDELINES:

  • The 2M rooftop pool will be open Monday-Sunday from 10 AM – 7 PM
  • The rooftop remains open until 9 pm, but ask that you start to exit the pool area before 7 pm to allow proper cleaning.
  • Do not use the pool if you are sick, have tested positive for COVID-19, or were exposed to someone who tested positive.
  • Remember to wash your hands and person before entering the pool area.
  • We are required to allow no more than 30 residents around the pool at the same time and only 9 residents to be in the pool at once. 
  • The max amount of time for each person will be 2 hours per day.

DC will be performing inspections from time to time and so, please help us in allowing the pool to remain open for the summer by following these restrictions: 

While at the pool, on the rooftop and in the restrooms, you must practice social distancing of 6 feet or more and must wear a face mask at all times except for when you are in the pool itself. You will notice we had to arrange the chairs so there is separation on the pool deck.

Please wipe down the lounge chair, if you choose to use one, after you finish and please do not share food, toys, grills, drinks, goggles, towels, etc. or engage in physical contact with those outside of your household while at the pool or on the roof.

HOW TO RESERVE THE ROOFTOP POOL:

Should you choose to use the pool, please email or call the front desk to submit the name of each person looking to use the pool and the 1-hour or 2-hour time slot you are requesting to assist us in crowd management.  Per our contractor’s guidelines, each resident will be asked to sign in with their full name, apartment number and phone number and must review and sign the attached waiver and acknowledgement form before using the pool.

 

Black-Owned Businesses near NoMa DC

Today we recognize Juneteenth. Our Nation’s second Independence Day, that celebrates the abolition of slavery. As we take a step back and think about the monumental impact this day in 1865 had on people of color, we must also look at Juneteenth today as yet another opportunity to reflect on our place in present history. To ensure that we continue to do our parts to ultimately eliminate the systemic racism and the social injustice that still exists for Black people currently.

Let us all remember Juneteenth as a massive milestone in history, but more importantly, as a reminder of the conversations that still need to happen and actions to take to achieve the goal of equality.

While there is a multitude of ways, you can be an ally for #BlackLivesMatter causes, one constant that serves as a positive impact is consumer support. So in observation of the Juneteenth Holiday, we encourage our residents to support a local Black-owned business today by becoming a customer. 

Living in the NoMa neighborhood puts you within walking distance of some popular black-owned establishment staples in the District! 

Check out our list below! 

Ben’s Chili Bowl

Address: 1001 H St NE

Serving as a DC staple restaurant for over 60 years, Ben’s Chili Bowl has been the go-to food location for celebrities, politicians, tourists, and DC residents alike. 

And what makes this establishment a DC treasure is its authenticity. The counter, booths, and stools are all original; the fresh homemade chili is still made with love, using the same secret recipe, and service and quality as guiding principles. 

Stop by Ben’s Chili Bowl for a real taste of DC. Whether it’s one of their famous chili bowls, a milkshake, or the many other delicious menu items.

Busboys & Poets: K Street

Address: 450 K St NW

Busboys and Poets is a community gathering place. First established in 2005, Busboys and Poets was founded by owner Andy Shallal, an artist, activist, and restaurateur. After opening the flagship location at 14th and V Streets, NW, the neighboring residents, and progressive community embraced Busboys, particularly activists opposed to the Iraq War. Busboys and Poets is now located in seven distinctive neighborhoods in the Washington Metropolitan area and is a cultural hub for artists, activists, writers, thinkers, and dreamers.

Busboys & Poets delicious menu options cover a wide selection of brunch, happy hour, lunch, dinner, and dessert options. Some of our favorites include the sweet potato pancakes, lamb sliders, and the key lime pie. Busboys & Poets offers vegan and vegetarian selections as well. 

This restaurant is open for pick-up and delivery options. Visit their website for more information. 

Turning Natural

Address: 1380 H St NE

Turning Natural is more than a juice bar, it’s a health movement! The mission of Turning Natural is to bring better choices to communities that are underserved; making healthy foods affordable, cool, and ultimately taste like magic! Community and integrity being two of our main core values, they pride ourselves on educating, reconnecting cultures, and providing juices made with love and precision. Their main interests are good vibes, better food, and excellent company!

Stop by today for a wide selection of fresh smoothies!

Half Smoke

Address: 651 Florida Ave NW

You haven’t eaten until you have tried a delicious half-smoke meal from the popular Half Smoke restaurant in the Shaw neighborhood. Few things actually live up to the hype of what is advertised. This restaurant’s food is one of those things. 

Half Smoke is open for pick-up and delivery options. Visit, halfsmoke.com for more information

 

Milk & Honey In Smith Commons

Address: 1245 H St NE

Milk & Honey In Smith Commons didn’t invent brunch, but they might have perfected it! Whether it’s a quick breakfast meeting with colleagues, brunch with friends and family, lunch alone, or a carry-out to dine at home or your office, Milk & Honey Cafe is something special! Their mouth-watering menu features some of the most addicting dishes including their award-winning shrimp and grits as well as the berry and cream fresh toast dish that will most certainly keep you coming back.  

This establishment is available for pick-up and delivery options. Visit milknhoneycafe.com for more information

Po’ Boy Jim

Address: 709 H St NE

Po Boy Jim is a family-owned restaurant that specializes Po’ Boys that are traditional and/or uniquely crafted. We aim to provide our patrons with high-quality food and beverages in a casual, rustic environment, so that food, drinks, and customer service are the highlight of the experience.

Try one of their classic Po’ Boy sandwiches, and you’ll immediately want to come back every week! 

Visit, poboyjim.com for more pick-up and delivery options.

 

DC Conscious & Cafe 

Address: 1413 H St NE

DC Conscious & Cafe is more than a place that serves food and drinks; it’s a community with a very simplistic and fundamental mission; the interaction and engagement of all residents and stakeholders to foster shared experiences that promote awareness, understanding, and appreciation of our differences, similarities, talents, and challenges. 

Dive into a cultural experience like never before when you chow down on their house favorites like the Yassa Burger, Apple Sage Love Boat, or one of their savory taco selections.

DC Conscious & Cafe is available for pick-up options. Visit their website for more information.  

Meet the 2M Team: Brandon McCarthy

 

What was the path that led you here, either personally or professionally?
The path that led me professionally to property management was curiosity on how property management is ran and learning all I can about the commercial real estate business and personally I just like committing myself to helping others.

What made you want to come work for WC Smith/2M?
What made me want to work for WCSmith is that I heard great things about this company through a friend of mine. I stumbled on to 2M after working at another WC Smith property for a couple months and I saw an opportunity to come over to 2M and I had to take it because it was such a gorgeous building.

What do you like to do when you’re not working?
When I am not working I like to enjoy time with my son and mingle with friends and family.

Where do you see NoMa in 5 years?
In 5 years I see NOMA booming into a highly professional and beautiful area somewhat like the NW region.

If you only had 1 day in DC, what are your top 3 musts?
If I had one day in DC, my top 3 things to do will be of course take in the sights, meet the President of U.S. and eat and drink at every bar and restaurant.

If 2M were a song, movie, super hero what would it be?
If 2M was a song it would be We Are Young by F.U.N.

What do you think draws residents to 2M/NoMa now?
I think the location and amenities is what draws people.

What is your favorite green feature at 2M?
My favorite green feature here at 2M is the garden area on the rooftop.

What is your favorite 2M amenity?
My favorite amenity at 2M is the entire rooftop because of its scenery.

Describe your perfect day at 2M:
My perfect day at 2M will just be me relaxing by the poolside with friends.

Why would your pet love to live here?
A pet would love 2M because of other pets and the dog park area.

If you could choose a floor to live on at 2M?
I would live on the 10th floor.

3 words to describe 2M/NoMa?
Fun, Lively and Professional.

Meet the 2M Street Team: Albina

The leasing office will soon be open, and we are proud to say that 2M is staffed with some of the friendliest, most helpful people in all of DC! The 2M Street team has been hard at work creating a community, but we asked them to take a few moments to introduce themselves and to give an insider perspective on what life at 2M will be like. Without further ado, we proudly introduce…

Albina Kuznetsova, Leasing Consultant

Meet the 2M Street Team-Albina

 

What made you want to come work at 2M?
I always wanted to work for a company with a great reputation; this is why I chose WC Smith. I am very excited to work in one of the most beautiful buildings in NoMa with a close knit team and the cutest puppy social media has ever seen.

What do you like to do when you’re not working?
When I am not working I still like to stay busy and entertained.  I enjoy attending concerts, festivals, new restaurants and of course shopping. I also love outdoor activities.

Where do you see NoMa in 5 years?
NoMa is an emerging neighborhood with a bright future. It is currently in the process of developing into one of DC’s most vibrant neighborhoods with great infrastructure, restaurants and shops.

If you only had 1 day in DC, what would be your top 3 musts?
1. Get a pedicab and see the sites of DC
2. Go to as many museums as I can, because Washington, DC is the only city where you can visit the majority of the (Smithsonian) museums for FREE
3. I would definitely see the White House and take tons of pictures

What is your favorite green feature at 2M?
My favorite green amenity at 2M is the electric car charging station.

What is your favorite 2M amenity?
One of my favorite amenities is the rooftop pool where residents can enjoy the most amazing and breathtaking views.

Describe your perfect day at 2M:
My perfect day at 2M starts with a cup of coffee from the Resident Café.  I would then take Emmy for a walk to our beautiful private dog park. Afterwards, I would invite my friends over to BBQ in our beautiful grilling area, but after having all that fun I would need a vigorous workout in our state-of-the-art gym. My day would conclude with watching a romantic comedy with my boyfriend in the Theatre Room.

Why would your pet love to live here?
My pet would love to live at 2M because he can have so much fun interacting with other dogs at the dog park.

Stay tuned for more “Meet the 2M Street Team” posts!