10/04/15 8:58am


Thanks to all who emailed and tweeted us:

“Same block as the fire over the summer (this one 1626). Firefighters arrived at 7:45am. Had to break down the door and through all of the windows on each level. Sawing through all of the window bars. Unsure if anyone was home or injured. Now at 8:05 there isn’t anymore smoke billowing out of the house and firefighters are coming out.

Update – thankfully no one was inside.”

10/03/15 8:07am

via google maps

From @DCPoliceDept:

“Shooting at 0106 hrs,700 blk of H Street, NE. No lookout”

@alanhenney tweets:

“3 SHOT w/1 man unconscious, 700 blk H St NE. U/D TRIPLE SHOOTING w/1 in CARDIAC ARREST, 7th & H Sts NE, DC. Took DC OUC about 10 mins to dispatch.”


“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a homicide which occurred in the 700 block of H Street, Northeast on Saturday, October 3, 2015, at approximately 1:06 am.

Members of the First District heard the sounds of gunshots and were directed to three adult males suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. Members immediately began lifesaving efforts on the victims, with the use of trauma kits. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services transported two adult males to area hospitals. The third victim, an adult male, succumbed to his injuries on scene and was pronounced dead. Preliminary information has revealed that the victims and the decedent were shot while the decedent was attempting rob the other victims.

The decedent has been identified as 32-year-old Jerome Leroy Wright of Northeast, D.C.”

10/02/15 4:25pm


From a press release:

Tickets are on sale now for the Smithsonian’s National Zoo’s frighteningly fun adults-only Halloween event, Night of the Living Zoo. The event, hosted by Friends of the National Zoo (FONZ), will be held Friday, October 30, from 5:30 to 10 pm. With live music, craft beer, food trucks, a costume contest, performance artists, and DJ Squirrel spinning spooky beats, it’s a wicked night of fun, all in the name of conservation. (more…)

10/02/15 4:05pm

4016 Georgia Ave, NW

A bit of an update on yesterday’s great news about the Latin Wine Bar coming to Upshur Street in the Riyad Market space. Back in July I had posted about a Latin American Wine Bar coming to Georgia Ave (see photo above.) These are the same folks. Sadly/happily the deal for the Georgia Ave space fell through. Stay tuned for updates on the Upshur space as construction commences.

Ed. Note: I do not have a good memory.

10/02/15 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.


Holtby (named after Braden Holtby, the Caps goalie of course) the English Cream Golden Retriever. Taking a break from the city to explore Great Falls, VA”


“George, in Brookland, in a bag.”

Raven - belly rubs

“My little girl named Raven, absolutely loves belly rubs :)

10/02/15 3:10pm

From MPD:

“The Metropolitan Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying and locating two persons of interest in connection with a Robbery Force and Violence offense, which occurred on Sunday, September 27, 2015, at approximately 2:00 am, near the intersection of 9th and T Streets, Northwest.

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.”