08/30/15 2:09pm

From Smithsonian’s National Zoo:

“Our panda cub has been visible on the panda cams several times since yesterday. Keepers left some sugarcane for Mei Xiang in her den yesterday afternoon, and around 1 p.m. she decided to eat some! That is the first time she has eaten since giving birth. She put her cub down for a few minutes while eating, giving panda cam viewers an excellent view of him. He is starting to get black markings around his eyes, ears and back. He also picked up his head and grunted (which is a happy noise) while Mei ate. Mei put him down again early this morning for a few seconds while she sat up. The cub is nursing well and the panda team is very happy with his progress.”

08/29/15 7:41am

police

From MPD at 2:45am:

“The third district is investigating a shooting that occurred had 2400 block of 18th St., Northwest. [at Belmont] Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Metropolitan Police Department on 202-727-9099.”

and

“On Friday, around 11:20 PM, MPD was called to the 4400 block of 6th Place, NE, for a person suffering from a gun shot wound. The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment of a non life threatening injury. The victim did not provide any usable lookout for a suspect at this time.”

and

“Alert: Shooting at 0333 hrs at 901 Gallatin St NW. No Lookout at this time”

and

“Alert: Shooting at 2345 hrs. in the 4900 blk of B St., SE.”

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating two homicides that occurred on Friday, August 28, 2015, at approximately 11:45 pm, in the 4900 block of B Street, Southeast.

Members of the Sixth District heard sounds of gunshots in the area and located three male victims who were suffering from apparent gunshot wounds.

The first male victim was discovered unconscious and unresponsive. DCFEMS arrived and found no signs consistent with life.

The second male victim was transported to an area hospital where lifesaving efforts were unsuccessful and the decedent was pronounced dead.

The third male victim was transported to an area hospital and is expected to survive.”

and

“MPD is working a confirmed shooting at South Capitol St SE / Atlantic Street SE /”

and

“Alert: Shooting- 1600 blk of R St. SE at 2227 hrs., No lookout at this time”

Ed. Note: Earlier Friday evening was the shooting on Crittenden and there was reports of a big fight after an Eastern High School football game that required a huge police response including a helicopter.

08/28/15 7:48pm

map
via google maps

A reader reports at 7:30pm:

“Some kid, probably 17 – 20 years old just got shot on the 1200 block of Crittenden Street NW. I just happened to be walking south down Georgia Ave from the bus stop when the police swarmed the block. I counted 7 cars, 2 bike cops, 1 police motorcycle, 2 white shirts, and fire/ems both on the scene. The police told the crowd all they heard was a guy got shot, but is going to live. They just put the kid on the stretcher and wheeled him into the ambulance. Looks like he got shot in the front of his neck. He was conscious and looking around. This has to stop.”

Confirmed:

“MPD is on the scene of a shooting in the 1200 block of Crittenden St. NW. No look out”

Update from MPD:

“On Friday, August 29 around 6:45 PM in the 1200 block of Crittenden Street, NW, MPD responded to the call for a shooting. Located was a victim suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment. The injury sustained by the victim is non life threatening. There is no available lookout for the suspect at this time.”

08/28/15 4:30pm


Photo courtesy Boundary Stone Bike Ride

From an email:

“Join us for a bike ride around the oldest federal monuments, the DC boundary stones: http://www.boundarystones.org/ The whole ride (including bike back to Boundary Stone) is a metric century; each side is approximately 15 miles – join us for 1, 2, 3, or all 4!

Meet at Jones Point Park at 9am, wheels up 9:30am.

As always, the ride will be sponsored by Boundary Stone DC = ride shirts and an awesome after-party at the bar with specials on DC Brau Brewing Company beers! This year, our new partner Phoenix Bikes will be on-hand at the ride start and rest stop(s) for bike safety and maintenance checks.

Mark your calendars, register to make sure you get a tshirt and swag bag, spread the word (#BSride2015) and check the Facebook event for more details!”

08/28/15 4:05pm

Exterior Rendering
630 14th Street, NE renderings courtesy S2 Development

From an email:

The Jackson is a 7-unit building in Capitol Hill being delivered by the same architect and developer team behind the new Huntress Coal Oil building at 1225 10th Street, NW.

Renderings have been revealed for The Jackson – a new boutique condominium building in Capitol Hill, steps from the H Street Corridor. The Jackson provides the luxury of new construction quality while fitting within the neighborhood’s charm. The building features six large flats and a private carriage home, offering spacious living rooms open to the chef’s kitchens along with two bedrooms and den, custom designer bathrooms, tall ceilings, and private outdoor spaces. Delivery is expected in Fall 2015.”

Interior Rendering

08/28/15 3:45pm

map
via google maps

From MPD:

“On Thursday, April 27, 2015, at around 11:26PM, a citizen walking westbound in the 1700 block of D Street, Southeast, was approached from behind by (2) subjects, described as black males between 17-24 years old, thin build, wearing masks, who snatched her pocketbook off of her shoulder and began hitting her causing her to fall to the ground. During the struggle for the pocketbook, one of the subjects brandished a firearm.

After obtaining the pocketbook, both subjects ran to an alley off of D Street, Southeast.

The victim sustained minor scratches but refused medical treatment.

This case is currently being investigated by the First District Investigative Unit.”

The victim described her experience on the Hill East listserv:

“Unfortunately, I was mugged at gunpoint tonight around 11:30 on the 1700 block of D Street SE as I was walking home from the Metro. I heard and then saw the two assailants running behind me. I wasn’t able to outrun them and fell to the ground as they grabbed my bag away from me. It was only then that I saw the gun. They hit me a few times (luckily, not very hard) and then ran away with my purse down the alley that is between 17th and 18th. I heard tires screeching shortly thereafter. Fortunately, I wasn’t physically injured more than a scrape to the knee when I feel. I am grateful for the kindness and concern of the neighbors down the street who let me come inside their home to use their phone to call the police and of my friends (also neighbors and parents to a newborn) who stayed with me as I was interviewed by the police and as we waited for the CSI. I am also grateful for the police who came quickly and were very professional and thorough.

On the off chance that you spot a discarded Coach black tote bag or a pair of women’s Asics Nimbus running shoes (that look like this.), please let me know! My running shoes with custom-made and brand new orthotics were inside my bag, and I doubt that the thieves have much use for them.

Stay safe! The police said that there have been several muggings recently as people have been walking home from the Stadium Armory metro.”

08/28/15 3:30pm

If you have any animal/pet photos you’d like to share please send an email to princeofpetworth(at)gmail(dot)com with ‘Animal Fix’ in the title and say the name of your pet and your neighborhood. Your photos will go into the queue (usually 2 weeks wait) and will be posted in the order I receive them. If you’ve already entered your pet and would like to do so again – that’s no problem – just space the entries out a bit. Please try to send horizontal photos 640×480 (medium size on your iphone) if possible. If you’re not using an iphone any size is fine.

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“Nadine comes from an illustrious line of Georgia Avenue Rhodesian Ridgebacks!”

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“Three legged Baloo”

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“Four legged Mowgli”

08/28/15 3:10pm

metro track work
Photo by PoPville flickr user Julian Ortiz

From WMATA:

“Reconstruction of the Metrorail system will continue over the weekend of August 28-30 with service adjustments on five rail lines beginning at 10 p.m. Friday and continuing through system closing on Sunday.

This weekend, Green Line trains will operate at regular weekend intervals. Red Line trains will operate every 20 minutes. Orange, Silver, Blue and Yellow line trains will operate every 18 minutes with Yellow Line trains operating to Mt. Vernon Sq only.”