10/21/14 2:10pm

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Photo by PoPville flickr user ianseanlivingston

Mt. Pleasant Roof Walking:

“I live on the top floor of a row house in Mt. Pleasant and have been woken up several times in the last year by footsteps on the roof in the middle of the night. Sometimes this happens on extremely cold nights and I can’t imagine why anyone would be walking on the roof in those conditions. I know what animals on the roof sound like and I know what footsteps sound like, so I’m certain that someone is actually walking around up there. Does anyone know anything about this? Is there anything we can do? I’m bothered by it not only because it wakes me up, but also because I wonder if someone is thinking about breaking into the house via the skylight.”

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10/21/14 1:20pm

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“Dear PoPville,

We live in H Street, NE and this [Monday] afternoon, a woman campaigning for a DC Attorney General candidate knocked on our door. My wife was home but did not answer as she was nursing our 2-month-old. The campaign worker remained on our porch for a few minutes and sorted through some paperwork. Clearly oblivious to my wife sitting just inside the window, the woman then reached down, picked up our older son’s bag of sidewalk chalk, and nonchalantly placed it in her own bag. She then left and headed down the sidewalk towards the next house. My wife ran outside with the baby and demanded the chalk back, and the campaign worker silently returned it.

That an adult would steal a bag of sidewalk chalk is mind boggling to say the least. But to have it stolen by someone campaigning for the DC Attorney General is simply stunning. I do not share this as part of a political agenda, as up until this afternoon I had really not given any thought to this particular race [though I certainly have now].”

10/21/14 12:55pm

DC8483086 - Exterior (Front)

This unit is located at 1449 Harvard Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Beautiful Boutique Condominium completely renovated in 2012. This Gorgeous 2 BR/2 BA Unit Opens up with an Expansive Bay Window. It includes an Open LR/DR., 10′ ceilings, H/W Floors, Recessed Lighting, Marble Tile Bathrooms, Caesar Stone Counter-top and SS Appl. Located in Vibrant Columbia Heights. It’s 1 Block to CH Metro Center, Shops and Restaurants.”

You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/2 bath is going for $499,900 ($154 monthly fee.)

10/21/14 12:25pm

I seriously don’t mean to be flippant nor am I trying to start a blame the victim post here. However, I do think it’s important to remind some folks that it is not a good idea to walk around late at night with phones, ipads, kindles or other electronic devices out. You are distracted and a target and MPD continually tells us thieves are looking for this. I’m not suggesting people be terrified and cower in their homes but it is important to not get complacent and exercise street smarts as well.

From MPD:

“At approximately 12:55 a.m. [Saturday], a citizen was walking in the 1400 Block of Maryland Avenue, NE with his Kindle Fire in his hand. He was approached by 3 black males who struck him in his head and robbed him of his Kindle Fire. The citizen was treated by medics on the scene and no arrest have been made at this time.

S1 was described as a black male in his early 20’s 5’8-5’9 in height. S1 had dreadlocks and was wearing a hat and blue jeans.

S2 was described as a black male in his early 20’s 5’8-5’9 in height. S2 was wearing a Holly Hanson Jacket

S3 was described as a black male in his early 20’s 5’8-5’9 in height. S3 was wearing a T-shirt and sweat pants.

The First District Detective’s Office will be investigating this case.”

10/21/14 11:45am

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2101 L Street, NW entrance on 21st

From a press release:

“DC’s new Thai restaurant Soi 38, which offers traditional Northern Thai street food inspired by its night markets, is bringing Thailand’s Mid-Autumn Moon Festival to DC with a brand new Thai-inspired cocktail menu. Soi 38′s new cocktail program includes seven drinks, each featuring a different central Thai ingredient.

The dynamic new cocktails are a collaborative project between Soi 38′s native Thai team and J.P. Caceres’s Menehune Group, under the direction of Chad Spangler. The menu includes variations on the classics, like the Matcha Green Tea Old-Fashioned, a well-balanced stirred drink made with Angostura and lemon bitters, house Matcha Green Tea Syrup and Four Roses Bourbon, as well as inventive new drinks like the Som Tum Sling, which captures the flavors of the traditional Thai green papaya salad in a glass through Thai Bird Chile and Black Pepper Syrup and Lemongrass-Black Pepper infused gin.

During the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival in Thailand, it’s traditional to bring fruit and incense to local temples. To channel that custom, the new cocktail offerings also include a Passionfruit-Tamarind Margarita and a Koh Pi Pi Daiquiri, made with lychee, Thai basil, lime and Bacardi rum. Other drinks include the Kaffir Lime Mojito, the Siam Mule, ginger beer, lime juice and galangal-infused Tito’s vodka, and the Lemongrass-Yuzu Fizz, a fizzy, refreshing highball made with lemongrass-coriander syrup, yuzu juice, soda and rum.

These new craft cocktails round out Soi 38′s increasingly lauded dining experience. The new cocktail menu ranges from $11-$13 and is now available at Soi 38. Cocktail menu after the jump. (more…)

10/21/14 11:15am

“Dear PoPville,

In Shaw below U Street a man was attacked by a group of approximately 10 males, estimated to be in their late teens or young adults, as he walked north on 10th Street NW between R and S Streets shortly after 10 p.m. on Friday, October 17, 2014. It is not known whether the group intended to rob the man or if they were only interested in injuring him.

The victim had walked west on R Street past the site of the closed Shaw Junior High School and then turned right, after the Way Back to Pentecost Church, to walk north on 10th toward S. As he walked up the right sidewalk of 10th, several members of a group started following closely behind him. Across the street, additional members of the group followed him from the left sidewalk. The victim moved into the street and started walking at a faster pace up the middle of the road but the attackers coordinated to surround him. The group then converged on the victim, ran toward him, and began attacking with punches as the victim ran for safety toward the intersection of 10th and S. The victim was knocked to the pavement with punches and he crawled into the middle of the intersection so that passing traffic would cause the attackers to disperse.

Passersby subsequently came to the victim’s aid and a parking enforcement person on the street called 911. The police arrived as the attackers continued north on 10th.

Officers of the Third District Metropolitan Police Department assigned a case number to the incident but it is not known if any of the attackers were apprehended. It was classified as a “simple assault” but that would seem like a low charge considering the organized nature of it and the fact that it was not just a threat but was actually carried out in a violent manner. I don’t want to interfere with whatever investigation the police might be conducting, but at the same time I think people in the neighborhood should be notified.”

10/21/14 10:45am

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La Colombe’s Blagden Alley Spot, technically 924 N Street, NW

Exciting tweet from @nevinmartell:

“Head’s up coffee lovers! @LaColombeCoffee will open a new cafe w/ a cupping room at 6&I NW early next year.”

Also happy to see @LaColombeCoffee retweeted it.

La Colombe opened their first DC location in Blagden Alley back in February next to Rogue 24.