04/19/15 8:28am

View from 7th and Q St, NW

Thanks to all who tweeted info and photos to @PoPville while this was all going down around 7th and O St, NW around 9:30pm.

Photo tweeted to us at 7th and P St, NW

It’s not clear exactly what happened as no official police report has been released as of yet but Alan Henney tweeted:

“7th & O Sts NW, police calling for BACKUP, lge crowd, surrounding police van, need help from adjacent patrol districts. Injuries and arrest.”

“u/d 7th & O Sts NW, DC, DISTURBANCE, police trying to clear area ASAP. 1 PD car in crash, also ATVs involved. Angry crowd.”

“u/d 7th & O Sts NW, police have 1 arrest + 1 man injured; need tow trucks for 1 DC police SUV + maybe 2 ATVs. PD trying to get out of area”

Other tweets from readers:

“At least 30 sirened police cars + firerrucks + ambulances FLYING down U from http://14th.WTF ? @PoPville”

“What the hell is going on in shaw right now – seen 10 cops speed by and choppers circling with a search light #shawdc @PoPville”

“Riot-like atmosphere at 7th and O NW right now. Hundreds of unsettled witnesses, cops have the block locked down.”

“Hey @PoPville huge police presence at the 7th and o st complex. We heard maybe some gun shots? Now tons of police. Any idea what’s going on?”

Updates when more info is known.

From MPD:

“On April 18, 2015, at approximately 11:47 PM, Fourth District officers were dispatched for the sounds of gunshots in the 1600 block of Webster Street, N.E.

After canvassing the area, a victim was located in the 4300 block of South Dakota Avenue, N.E. The victim was found to be suffering from gunshot wounds to the lower back and neck. Pursuant to a preliminary investigation, it was determined that the victim was shot during a robbery that occurred somewhere in the vicinity of the 1600 block of Webster Street, N.E. The victim fled the scene in his vehicle, and crashed into a pole and a fence in the 1600 block of Webster Street, N.W. The victim later stopped his vehicle on South Dakota Avenue. The victim was transported to a local area hospital for treatment of his injuries.

As a result of the preliminary investigation, Fourth District officers made two arrests and a loaded handgun with an extended magazine was recovered from the scene.

Additional evidence has also been recovered, but the investigation is continuing as several suspects are still at large. Anyone with information about this offense is asked

to call the MPD Command Information Center at 202-727-9099. Thank you for your assistance!”

04/17/15 4:25pm

8th and Monroe Street, NE

From an email:

“It’s finally here: Bikes & Coffee!

Years of dreaming, planning and hard work are becoming a reality, and we couldn’t be more excited to share it with you. Join us Saturday for the GRAND OPENING of our new shop in Brookland.

We’ll offer basic bike maintenance on the Arts Walk (and balloons!)
The Monroe Street Market will host it’s first Farmer’s Market of 2015
Our friends at Brookland Pint will celebrate by pouring coffee brews all weekend [“18 amazing coffee beers”]

We can’t wait to see you all Saturday on the Arts Walk at 716 Monroe St. NE!”

04/17/15 3:50pm

904 Palmer Alley, NW

From a press release:

“Robb Duncan, Washington’s premier gelato artisan and co-owner of Dolcezza, is pleased to unveil his newest location which will open April 17, 2015 at 904 Palmer Alley, NW, 20001 at CityCenterDC. Dolcezza CityCenterDC will debut a new way to enjoy coffee made by harnessing high-pressure nitrogen to create a smooth, creamy iced coffee. Dolcezza’s nitro coffee is unmatched in the DC region and is unique because of the way it infuses nitrogen using a special patented-membrane at the point-of-sale using Dolcezza’s own custom recipes and Stumptown’s seasonal, single origin beans. The system used to make this new offering was created by AC Beverage Inc. — pioneers of the draft beer and beverage industry — using their expertise of draft beer technologies and adapting it to coffee. Priced at $5.50 per cup, Dolcezza’s nitrogen coffee program will offer fans their favorite cup of coffee with added flavor, elevated caffeine, and a smoother taste. Additional benefits include:

• Dolcezza’s nitro coffee will always taste fresh because it is only in contact with nitrogen at the point of sale. So there’s less time for the nitrogen to denature the coffee concentrate.

• Dolcezza has the creative freedom to experiment with an unlimited number of coffee recipes.

• Dolcezza’s process will give the coffee a smoother texture and showcase the natural sweetness of their recipes.

• Dolcezza will be able to adjust parameters to deliver varying nitro coffee experiences, from spicy and dark brews similar to a Double IPA to lighter and more floral blends reminiscent of a Belgian Ale.

Dolcezza will also be showcasing their close partnership with Stumptown by being the first in the DC region to sell and stock Stumptown cold brew coffee + milk.

The 1,200-square-foot space boosts a 10-foot-long communal table that can accommodate ten guests, as well as a standing bar for ten that runs along 9th Street. The space also incorporates a private alcove near the entrance that can accommodate up to four guests seated. The tables and light fixtures throughout the space were created by Housewerks, a salvage industrial outfitter out of Baltimore, Maryland. Also of note is the coffee bar and espresso station, which is a custom state-of-the-art setup conceived, designed, and built by the coffee wizard of Baltimore, Bruce White of Perfect Brew.”


“Hours of Operation:
Monday through Thursday: 7 AM to 11 PM
Friday: 7 AM to 12 Midnight
Saturday: 8 AM to 12 Midnight
Sunday: 8 AM to 10 PM”


04/17/15 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.


“Willow (formerly Foxy), a Homeward Trails/Monthly Adoptable Animal Fix alum, now rules the roost”


“Luckie. Lazy afternoon in Brightwood”


“This is Cairo from Capitol Hill.”

04/17/15 3:10pm

Photo by PoPville flickr user nevermindtheend


“Reconstruction of the Metrorail system will continue over the weekend of April 17-19 with schedule adjustments on two of six rail lines.

This weekend, Orange, Silver, Blue and Yellow line trains will operate at regular intervals. On Saturday, Greenbelt Station will be closed; however, Green Line trains will operate at regular intervals between College Park and Branch Avenue stations. Green Line trains will operate at regular intervals on Sunday. Red Line trains will operate every 15 minutes with additional trains between Grosvenor and Silver Spring during daytime hours.”


“Tomorrow (Saturday, April 18), a major concert will be held on the National Mall that could draw a large number of attendees.

Due to the potential for crowding, Metro is encouraging concertgoers to use stations other than Smithsonian. Suggested Metrorail stations near the National Mall include:
• L’Enfant Plaza
• Metro Center
• Federal Triangle
• Archives
• Federal Center SW

Metro is advising customers that selected trains may bypass Smithsonian station if the station becomes crowded.”