04/29/17 2:28pm

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via google maps

From MPD:

“On April 28, 2017 at approximately 7:30 pm, a 911 call was received for the sounds of gunshots in the 1400 Block of Wisconsin Avenue NW. Second District units responded to the location and were unable to locate a victim or crime scene.

Shortly thereafter, a victim arrived at GW Hospital suffering from a minor injury. A preliminary investigation revealed that this incident did not involve the victim being a target of a crime. This investigation is ongoing and there is no perceived danger to the community.”

So what are the options here? Man shoots self? Shot by a friend? Stray bullet?

04/29/17 8:00am

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Harrison Jones

Wow this is cool – Harrison writes:

“The Washington Monument casts shadows in the sky while rain falls on the evening of April 25, 2017 in Washington.”

Have a great weekend!

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04/28/17 4:00pm

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courtesy Race for Hope

From owner Nic Makris:

“With the support of DCBrau the Blaguard (2003 18th Street, NW in Adams Morgan) and Homestead (3911 Georgia Avenue, NW in Petworth) are donating $2 of every DCBrau pint sold to Race for Hope, a charity 5k here in DC to help fund brain tumor research.

Last year, only a few days prior to Homestead opening, the mother of Nic Makris (owner of The Blaguard and Homestead), passed away following a valiant 11-year fight with brain cancer. The months leading up to her passing, and months following, were incredibly difficult for Nic and his family, but their family is not alone. Everyone has been affected by cancer whether as a patient, family member or friend. We have the opportunity to fight back against this disease and Nic and his family have invited the public to come and support them in our fight against cancer!
The week-long fundraiser at the Blaguard and Homestead runs May 1st-May 6th. With the purchase of any DCBrau $2 gets donated to their Race for Hope team, Chris’s Cronies, in honor of Nic’s mother, Christine Makris. There will also be a fundraising event and DCBrau Collaboration tap takeover on May 6th, 2017 from 2-7pm at the Blaguard, and there will be a TON of raffle prizes, including gift cards, Nats/O’s tickets, sports memorabilia, a “Friday Night on the River” package, a bottle of Pappy Van Winkle, Port City Brewery tour for 12 and more! If you can’t make it by for a pint or to the fundraiser, but you’re still interested in supporting the event, please consider joining Chris’ Cronies and walking/running in the Race for Hope (May 7th) at Freedom Plaza. To join the team, or make a donation directly to their team, please visit www.braintumorcommunity.org/goto/chriscronies2017.
04/28/17 3:30pm

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“My Inauguration Brings All the Peeps to the Yard by K. Lorenzana and S. Byham

We wanted to highlight the difference in crowd size and attendee demographics between the 2009 and 2017 inaugurations. The 2009 side is filled with hope and change and tiny Uncle Joe posters. The 2017 side has more of a ‘peeps grab back’ vibe as president cheeto, with a tiny hand and long red tie, is sworn in.

The second pic is a peep’s eye view of 2017 – replete with MAGA hats and the original ‘T inserted in the P’ campaign logo.”

No more new entries are being accepted though there are still a few in the queue that I’ll post next week. Then I will then pick 5-10 finalists that you guys will vote on. I will take the winners out to dinner (courtesy Carmine’s Family Style Italian Restaurant) and drinks (unless the high school kids win, then just dinner.)

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04/28/17 3:15pm

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.

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“One of 5 newborn foster kittens Columbia Heights – they will be ready for adoption around June 10!”

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“Caption: Robbie (l) and Camden (r) playing the laziest round of bitey face. Follow them on instagram: @cam_and_robbie.”

04/28/17 2:45pm

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251 Florida Ave, NW

Well this turned out awesome.

From a press release:

“Owner Matt Weiss (201 Bar, Barrel, Union Pub & McClellan’s Retreat) is poised to open his latest venture Truxton Inn, a neighborhood cocktail bar. Situated at the crossroads of Florida Avenue and Rhode Island Avenue in Bloomingdale, Truxton Inn is set to debut Tuesday, May 2nd.
Truxton Inn’s cocktail program is under the direction of Brian Nixon, who also runs the bar at McClellan’s Retreat in Upper Dupont Circle.

“First and foremost, we were looking to create a neighborhood bar, with really great cocktails,” explains Nixon. The menu at Truxton Inn is separated into two parts, The Classics featuring six classic cocktails like the Old Fashioned, Negroni and Manhattan and six that are Recommendations, Nixon and team’s interpretation of those classics. Highlights from the Recommendations menu include the JFK on Vacay with Maui Pineapple Rum, Rhum Agricole, Passionfruit, Lime and House Made Mulled Simple Syrup, the No sé – groni with Ilegal Joven Mezcal, Peychaud’s Aperitivo, Punt E Mes and the Truxton Inn Manhattan with Truxton Inn Select Whistle Pig Barrel 276, Antica Carpano, Benedictine and Angostura Bitters. Both menus will change every other month.

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In addition to cocktails, the menu will offer a select list of beers and wine, including local beers like 3 Stars and DC Brau. Nixon also plans on using local spirits, like One Eight Distilling Vodka and their Rock Creek Rye, Republic Restoratives Civic Vodka, Murlarkey Gin, Cotton & Reed Rums and All Spice Dram. Another fun touch are “Snaiquiris,” Nixon’s mini version of the JFK on Vacay, his take on a classic daiquiri.

Like McClellan’s Retreat, Truxton Inn is an warm, intimate space, fashioned to feel like a neighborhood bar that has been a fixture for many years. They will offer small bites like charcuterie and cheese, as well as Texas style Kolaches from Republic, an owner favorite.

Weiss and long time collaborator Molly Allen worked together on the design of the space, aiming to create the feel of a classic Inn or hotel bar, but with a more modern aesthetic. A green marble bar top, antique couches and funky light fixtures complete the space, which seats 50. A patio is planned for the warmer months.”

Tons more photos after the jump (more…)

04/28/17 2:15pm

1100 First Street, SE

This rental is located at 1100 First Street, SE. The Craigslist ad says:

“$1902 / 555ft2 – Modern Interiors & Beautiful Finishes | 24Hr Concierge+Rooftop Terrace

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This is my DC. This is Onyx on First.
Style ST2 — Studio 1 bath / 555 sq ft / $1,985 – $2,340
Onyx on First

Property Description
Charming studio apartment home with modern decor, spectacular views, and stainless steel appliances. This place has everything that you need to just move in and start living. Contact our friendly management team to schedule an appointment.

Property Amenities (more…)

04/28/17 1:45pm

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A reader reports:

“They are tearing down the old rowhouse office building at 19th and N St NW in Dupont Circle. I’m amazed this building lasted as long as it did. The building’s brick work was still in really good shape, but I guess the land and developable air value was just too great to pass up.

It was fun to watch the Destroyer at work. The kids who were walking by or in their strollers were loving it!”

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And thanks to The Family Meal‏ for sharing the demo at the old Zenebech space (and neighbors) near the Howard Theatre in Shaw.

Standby for a new 7 story building coming here.

04/28/17 1:15pm

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Lorie Shaull

From WMATA:

“Metro adds Red Line single tracking this weekend for targeted stray current testing.

Metro will perform maintenance work over the weekend of April 28-30 to keep trains operating safely and reliably.

Metro today announced the addition of single tracking this weekend on the Red Line to allow for targeted “stray current testing” (SCT) in a section of the downtown core where wayward electrical current has resulted in three service disruptions this month. The most recent incident, yesterday, caused a suspension of Red Line service between Dupont Circle and Gallery Place during the morning rush hour.

Metro has scheduled the work carefully to ensure that service is operating on both tracks before and after Wizards games at the Verizon Center, as well as the end of Saturday’s Climate March.

Highlights Ed. Note: I feel like they should come up with a better word than highlights…

Red Line trains operate every 24 minutes
Free shuttle buses replace Orange and Blue line trains between Foggy Bottom and Federal Triangle (see below for details)
Silver Line trains will operate every 20 minutes between Wiehle-Reston East and Ballston only
Yellow Line trains operate every 20 minutes between Huntington and Mt. Vernon Square only.
Free shuttle buses replace Green Line trains between Greenbelt & Prince George’s Plaza due to SafeTrack Surge #14 (more…)

04/28/17 12:45pm

georgia ave
Photo by PoPville flickr user Rich Renomeron

“Dear PoPville,

There is a a growing problem on Georgia Avenue that authorities have not taken action. There is a group of men that are loitering outside what seems an abandoned home in the 5800 block Georgia Avenue NW on a 24 hour basis.

They stay in the front steps and porch drinking, doing drugs and having sex in public. Since it’s not a lit area, the group has grown from a couple to individuals to a sometimes crowd. Not only are they littering and damaging a neighborhood that is looking to improve, but they actively harass the public that walks by or parks on the street as patrons of the few business on the block. In some instances even having drunken individuals laying passed out on the sidewalk, hanging personal clothing garments on the parking meters and signs and even threatening local neighbors. (more…)