05/25/15 9:06pm

7th and O St, NW

Update from MPD:

“The Third District is investigating a shooting that occurred at 6th and N St that occurred about 20 minutes ago. [just before 9pm]

Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Metropolitan Police Department on 202-727-9099.”

A reader tweets us:

“Shots fired on 7th and O. Careful out there!”

I asked if MPD was on the scene:

“yes along with ambulances…. same spot as usual.”

On the Shaw listserv a resident writes:

“We were just out walking the dogs, and a block away (near 7th & O) a loud shot rang out followed by screams and chaos, and then sirens. There had been a party going on there. There may have been some additional shots. This happens repeatedly in that same area, yet there were on police in the area when it happened.”

05/25/15 1:20pm


From MPD:

“On today’s date [Saturday] at around 1:56PM, in the 1300 block of H Street, Northeast, (2) individuals were involved in a verbal altercation that resulted in (1) of the individuals stabbing the other in the arm.

The victim was transported to an area hospital where he was treated for his injury and released.

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


“On May 24, 2015, at approximately 8:00 P.M., 4D units responded to a 911 call for a shooting alongside of 5601 13th Street, N.W. An adult male victim was located in the 5600 block of Georgia Avenue, NW, suffering from a gunshot to right foot. The victim reported that a black male wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans approached him in the alleyway and stated, “Give me your phone.” The victim attempted to punch the suspect, at which time the suspect pulled out a dark handgun and shot him in the foot. The suspect then fled westbound towards 13th Street, and the victim ran east towards Georgia Avenue. The victim was transported to a local area hospital for treatment of his injury.”


“On May 25, 2015, at approximately 12:02 AM, Fourth District units responded to the area of Rock Creek Church Road and Warder Street, NW, for the sound of gunshots. While canvassing the area, officers located an adult male in the 3600 block of Warder Street, NW, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound to the left arm.

The victim was initially uncooperative with the officers. He was transported to a local area hospital for treatment of his injuries. While at the hospital, the victim reported that an African American male with a dark complexion shot him from across the street while he was standing on the porch of a house located in the 3600 block of Warder Street, NW.

The victim stated that he was at a party that was being hosted at the house, but he did not know the individual who shot him. After the shooting, the suspect fled on foot, and was last seen running northbound on Warder Street, N.W.”


“On May 25, 2015, at approximately 3:21 A.M., three victims were standing outside of an apartment building in the 900 block of Gallatin Street, N.W., when they were approached by an African American male wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and dark pants. The suspect pointed a black handgun at them and demanded their money. One of the victims handed the suspect some cash. At this time, the suspect was startled and fired several shots at the victims. One victim was shot in the hand, and one victim was shot in the leg. The suspect fled and was observed entering a black sedan. The vehicle fled northbound on 9th Street.

4D Officers observed a vehicle that matched the lookout in the vicinity of 5th Street and Missouri Ave, NW. When the officers attempted to stop the vehicle, the driver immediately fled northbound in the 5700 block of 5th Street. When the driver attempted to turn onto Marietta Place, he lost control and struck a fence and a fire hydrant at the intersection. The suspects bailed out of the vehicle and fled into the east alley of the 5800 block of 5th Street. A perimeter was established and K9 units and a helicopter were deployed. No suspects were arrested, but multiple items of evidence have been recovered. The vehicle driven by the suspects was also found to be stolen. It is believed that the suspects may have committed additional robberies in the Fourth District earlier in the night/ morning. The victims of the robbery/ shooting were transported to a local area hospital and are being treated for non-life threatening injuries.”

From @DCPoliceDept:

“May 24th – 1D Stabbing, 0636 hours, 1200 block of North Capitol Street NW. No lookout.”

Shooting 2102 hours 500 block of 58th Street, NE

From DCAlerts:

Stabbing at 0327 hrs in the 600 blk of T St NW. No lookout.”


Also on Saturday @Kevin_Barta tweeted us the wild photo above:

“J&J charters bus on fire on I-395 bridge in #DC”

05/22/15 2:50pm

1240 9th St, NW

Feels like we’ve been talking a ton about yoga lately – well here’s one more.  Shaw Yoga is now open above Lost & Found on 9th Street by the Convention Center.

“Namaste Shaw! We are thrilled to open the doors of our light-filled studio to the Shaw and greater DC Community. Yoga means union: of body and mind, of individuals, of intention and action. Shaw Yoga sits at a crossroads in DC. Walk out of the studio and look left, and you see the houses and smaller businesses of Uptown. Look right, and the bustle of Downtown greets you. Across the street sits the Convention Center. To this urban union point, we bring the uniting opportunity of yoga. Come relax, breathe, stretch, sweat, strengthen, and grow with us.”


05/22/15 2:25pm

Open House: Lee and Marty from ChristineDriscoll on Vimeo.

“The first two episodes follow one character, Tabitha, while she looks for a spot in a group house in the competitive and high-strung world of DC group houses. As anyone familiar with the process knows, the challenge of convincing strangers that you are the best possible version of yourself is sometimes demeaning, always strange, and often funny.”

Open House: George and Chuck from ChristineDriscoll on Vimeo.

1437 Spring Rd. Nw

This rental is located at 1437 Spring Rd. NW. The listing says:

“Bright sunny, recently remodeled condo with large bedroom.

-washer/dryer in unit
-central a/c and heat
-large walk-in closet with built in shelving
-large bedroom close with built-in shelving
-gas stove and oven
-stainless steal applicances
-granite countertops
-jacuzzi bathtub
-gas fireplace
-high ceilings and crown moulding
-bike storage in building

close to 16th street buses, metro, bikeshare station, shopping, restaurants and bars.”

You can see more photos here.

This 1 bed/1 bath is going for $1,650/Mo.

05/22/15 1:20pm

Photo by PoPville flickr user Kevin Wolf

“Dear PoPville,

Here’s our dilemma and we are looking for advice and insight.

We’ve redone our basement apartment in our new house (less than 2 months ownership) in the hopes of renting it out and mitigating the monthly mortgage payment. However, we are finding that it is rather loud down there–footsteps and voices carry, and we have two kids under 5. We are now considering trying to do Air BnB instead of having a renter so that we do not have to be on tenterhooks about any noises disturbing our renter at any time and instead can just be careful about volume whenever someone is in the basement as an Air BnB client.

The house is under 1 mile from the Brookland metro, and the basement is about 500 sq feet with two rooms, a bathroom, a kitchen, its own entrance and its own washer/dryer. Would it make more sense to rent it and have a consistent stream of money coming in while being very careful with noise every day OR to try the Air BnB market where we’d be able to be more relaxed about kids’ play and general ambient noises, but we would have to make up any differences in monthly payments ourselves? Convince me!”

05/22/15 12:50pm

6445 Luzon Avenue Northwest

This unit is located at 6445 Luzon Avenue, Northwest. The listing says:

“Great Location! Great Building! Spacious 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath, well cared for Coop Building, Coop Fee covers everything except TV & Phone.Convenient to 16th Street and Ga Ave public transportation, and Downtown Silver Spring.”


You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/1 bath is going for $205,000 ($826 monthly fee.)