07/29/15 1:20pm

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Yesterday @MathewFriedman tweeted us:

“Are these ever going back up? NJ Ave and Warner NW.”

Some discussion followed and I’m curious what folks think here – do these signs actually work? Personally when I would cross at New Hampshire with these signs, every single time I felt like there was a significant possibility of getting killed. Do they give a false sense of safety? What can be done to improve their usefulness or do you think they should be scrapped altogether for something else.

07/29/15 12:45pm

DC8702278 - Exterior (Front)

This unit is located at 1111 23rd Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“NEW LISTING! Stunning Ritz penthouse gorgeously and extensively renovated from a 5BR to 3BR with an extraordinary mahogany library and climate-controlled wine cellar. Features an upper level solarium with a large rooftop terrace, 3 add’l terraces (totaling 2,200sf), and 3 reserved parking spaces. Building features 24-hr concierge, doormen, and valet. Truly a remarkable property.”

DC8702278 - Living Room

You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/4.5 bath is going for $6,900,000 ($6,080 monthly fee.)

07/29/15 12:15pm

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From MPD:

“Detectives from the Criminal Investigations Division are investigating a series of potentially linked Armed Robberies that occurred in the early morning hours of Tuesday July 28, 2015. The incidents are as follows:

· 12:15 am at Quesada Street and Western Avenue, NW, two suspects robbed a victim at gun point of his property.

· 12:45 am in the 5400 block of Connecticut Avenue, NW, a single suspect robbed a victim at gun point of her property.

· 1:00 am in the 3500 block of Albermarle Street, NW, two suspects robbed a victim at gun point of his property.

· *1:45 am in the 4200 block of Arkansas Avenue, NW, three suspects robbed two male victims at gunpoint of their property.*

· 2:43 am in the 1200 block of G Street, NE, two suspects robbed a victim at gun point of his property.

· 2:45 am in the 800 block of 11th Street, NE, two suspects robbed a victim at gun point of his property.

In all the cases the suspect(s) are described as:

· Suspect one: black Male approximately 20-25 years old tan or brown safari or fisherman type hat armed with a handgun.

· Suspect two: black Male approximately 20-25 years old wearing a white T shirt or tank top armed with a handgun.

· A vehicle that may have been used is described as a gold or tan older model passenger car.

· *The third suspect in the Arkansas Avenue case is described as a black male in his 20s wearing a white t-shirt and blue jeans.*

Anyone who has information regarding this case should call police at 202-727-9099. Additionally, information may be submitted to the TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411. The Metropolitan Police Department currently offers a reward of up to $10,000 to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for a robbery committed in the District of Columbia.”

07/29/15 9:50am

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From an email:

“Our friend, nightlife guy, and one of the co-owners of Costa Brava in Bloomingdale Doug Brown passed away over the weekend. On Saturday from 5pm – 10pm and on Sunday from 12pm – 5pm Costa Brava in Bloomingdale is doing a memorial for him and donating all the proceeds to the Brown Family. I think there’s a lot of people that liked him and would want to stop by.”

07/29/15 9:23am

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Beau Finley

@SimonOgus tweets us:

“@PoPville Orange line not working, broken train supposedly at Rosslyn. Had to get off at Farr west.”

From WMATA:

“Orange/Silver Line single tracking, Clarendon-Foggy Bottom, due to a disabled train approaching Rosslyn. 9:12a #wmata”

“Blue Line delays due to disabled Orange Line train in approach to Rosslyn. Trains holding Downtown. 9:09a #wmata”

“Blue Line: Delays may exist in both directions due to congestion on the Orange/Silver Line.”