Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Street Memorial for Mr. Tommy Wong | Columbia Pike

This street memorial honors Tommy K. Wong, 52, who was murdered about 4:00 PM Friday July 27, 2012, in his store, Capital Jewelers, 3219 Columbia Pike, Arlington VA. Video cameras show that he was murdered during a robbery. His death was discovered by his family after he did not come home that evening. Arlington Police are searching for the suspect.

The Washington Post has published interviews and other information about this sad turn of events. It can be viewed here.

Mr. Wong has been described by friends, family, and other members of the Columbia Pike business community as a warm, dedicated family man, and his loss has been devastating to all who knew him.

May his memory be for a blessing, and peace return to his family and community.

Photography by Lloyd Wolf.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Around the Pike- street views on a hot summer day

Along the Pike, from the eastern to central sections.

Photography by Lloyd Wolf.

A few views from Johnson Hill

The historic Johnson Hill neighborhood, formed in part from Freedman's Village, is at the far easern end of Columbia Pike. There are numerous historic homes, and the Hoffman Boston School, currently an active elementray program, was the African-American high school during segregation.  

Photography by Lloyd Wolf

East end of the Pike- summer views

Photographs from the eastern end of Columbia Pike, including some from the Johnson Hill neighborhood.

Photography by CPDP intern Marina Ralph.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Pan American Bakery

The Pan American Bakery, located at 4113 Columbia Pike in Arlington, features a wide range of Latin American specialties, prepared on the premises. 703-271-1113

Photography by Lloyd Wolf.

El Pike

El Pike Restaurant is an established  and well loved authentic Bolivian neighborhood restaurant, located at 4111 Columbia Pike Arlington VA 22204. 703-521-3010

Photography by Lloyd Wolf.