08/03/15 8:32pm

Meanwhile in AdMo. Fire on Euclid between 17th and Ontario

Posted by Megan Henszey on Monday, August 3, 2015

Thanks to a reader for sending the video to the PoPville facebook page.

@IAFF36 tweets:

“Working fire 1700 block Euclid St NW Engine 9 reporting fire 2nd & 3rd floors”

“Update 1700 block Euclid St NW fire fighters are reporting the fire is knocked down. Extensive overhaul still needs to be done”

A reader writes:

“a photo of the smoke from the fire at 17th & Euclid. This was taken around 8:15pm, shortly after the first firetrucks went racing by. Taken from the 16th & Columbia Rd intersection.”

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08/03/15 4:30pm

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Thanks to all who sent emails about the DC Police Union’s Synthetic Marijuana: The Red Herring for DC’s Spike in Crime:

“After another violent week in D.C., five more people have been murdered, bringing this year’s total homicides to 84. The District is now on pace to see yearly totals we have not seen since 2008. The increasing murders aren’t the only problem. Both violent crime and property crime are following the same trends. The media has turned to the Chief and the Mayor for answers, and they’ll both tell you the same line: Synthetic marijuana is on the rise and causing unchecked violence. What they won’t show you is any data that supports that position. No arrest stats, no seizures of the nefarious product, no statistics showing how the rise in use correlates to the violence, or even that there’s any rise in use in the first place. They’ll just give you some anecdotal evidence of a handful of overdoses, an increase in ambulance trips to the ER, and some stories of bizarre behavior exhibited by users (which is akin to users of PCP―a notorious D.C. street drug). After describing the irrational actions of users, the administration then leaps to the conclusion that this is the reason that thefts, robberies, burglaries, assaults, and even murders are skyrocketing. So the question is this: How could these issues be so intertwined? Well, the D.C. Police Union doesn’t believe they are.

The story of synthetic marijuana as the catalyst for epidemic violence is a convenient one, but a fallacy none the less. What’s a more likely scenario? That MPD is understaffed and has been abruptly stripped of 125 officers who took a proactive, tactical and learned approach to making thousands of arrests per year, and now crime and violence is filling this new void? Or is it that some chemical sold in shady corner stores has turned the entire city into homicidal maniacs? You be the judge. And the next time someone tells you the problem is synthetic marijuana, ask for the stats and research. Don’t be deceived by this administration’s (Synthetic) Reefer Madness.”

Read the full post here.

08/03/15 3:50pm

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3605 14th Street, NW

A few weeks ago we learned about plans for The Airedale Gastropub and Beer Garden coming to Columbia Heights:

“Our bar program includes prosecco based cocktails, European classics like the Aperol spritz, French 75 and the Pimm’s Royal Cup as well as our own creations. The selection of spirits will be quite whiskey-forward with ryes and bourbons being well represented at all price points. We also plan on serving an Old Overholt soft serve, each serving containing a full shot of rye. We will offer an entire range of classic, handmade cocktails as well. There will be 15 beers on tap and we will make our own Radler (don’t worry we’ll have Stiegl too).

The menu is classic European bar and cafe food served a la carte. The focus is on authentic, accessible pub and bar food from across Europe with one or two local favorites added as well. I have attached a preliminary menu for your consideration.”

Like the toned down paint job?

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Previously:

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08/03/15 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 6-8 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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“Annie in Petworth getting comfy in her new home (adopted July 1, 2015).”

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“This is Lupa of Mt Pleasant. She loves silencing squeaky toys and snacking on carrots and prosciutto.”

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“Daisy the Blue Point Siamese from Columbia Heights just wants to sleep in, please.”

08/03/15 3:13pm

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A reader reports:

“I’m not sure what was going on exactly, but there was some sort of protest at the P street Whole Foods around 1:30pm. All of a sudden people just started chanting near a hummus display in front of the cookies. The police probably arrived in less than 2 minutes and told the protest leader they had to get out of the store, then they marched out single file, yelling their chant, and stood outside. The whole foods staff was pretty great about the incident — the check out lines kept moving….”

1260 21st Street Northwest

This rental is located at 1260 21st Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Spacious, beautifully updated condo ideally located in the heart of Dupont Circle. Well maintained home w/ gleaming hardwood floors, chef’s kitchen, huge walk-in bedroom closet. 2 Metro lines, shopping, dining, entertaining are nearby. 24-hour front desk, rooftop pool w/ gorgeous city views, and a serene courtyard terrace. Monthly condo fee includes ALL utilities. Pets welcome. Walk score: 100″

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You can see more photos here.

This 1 bed/1 bath is going for $1,900/Mo.

08/03/15 2:10pm

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Mike Maguire

Terminating a lease in the District

“First-time DC renter here, moved from another city (where I rented and owned) so I’m trying to get some clarity.

We started a lease in late December 2013. That term ended on December 31, 2014. Our landlord emailed us to tell us that the lease was now month-to-month and we needed to give 30 days’ notice.

We’ve rented another place. We want to move out on August 15. On July 1, we sent a letter to our landlord telling them we were ending the lease. Landlord responded about two weeks later saying that we couldn’t end the lease in the middle of the month, and that we had to stay until the end of the month. The lease is silent on this point.

DC Tenant Survival Guide and DC Code seem to say all we have to do is give 30 days’ notice; we gave way more than that.

Am I missing something? What remedies do we have?”

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08/03/15 1:20pm

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More on that other shooting in Park View that fell under the radar Thursday night. It is equally as disturbing if not more so than the others – from MPD:

“The victim was in the 600 block of Newton when he was approached by three suspects, two of which brandished handguns and demanded his money. The victim fled from the suspects and was shot. The second victim was in the same block and observed the shooting the first victim, he too was shot. Both victims were treated at local hospitals for non-life threatening injuries. The suspects are described as:

Suspect (1): B/M, 6’1”, 180 lbs, 23 years of age, medium complexion, long dreadlocks, wearing a black shirt with black jeans, armed with a gun

Suspect (2): B/M, 23 years of age, medium complexion, long dreadlocks, wearing a burgundy hooded shirt armed with a handgun

Suspect (3): B/M, 6’0”, slim build, dark complexion, long dreadlocks, armed with a handgun”