11/25/15 12:05pm

2414 18th Street, NW

Thanks to a tipster for sending word that the former Shawarma Spot has been leased to Yamas Mediterranean Grill. This will be Yamas’ 2nd restaurant in DC – they opened one at 16th and U on New Hampshire back in May 2014. The Shawarma Spot most recently closed back in August after a roller coaster of openings and closings. Stay tuned for an opening date for Yamas when it’s announced.

11/25/15 11:05am

1933 9th Street, NW looking north towards Florida Ave/U Street and the Warby Parker

Congrats to Riide who are opening up their first brick and mortar in Shaw on Saturday. They’re located right next to the Serve U Liquor on 9th just south of Florida/U St. Hours will be 11-7 daily and on Saturuday they’ll have free Compass Coffee all day!

“We engineered an electric bike you can count on. A beautifully simple design. If you know how to ride a bike, you know how to riide. Just get on, twist the throttle, and go.”





11/25/15 9:45am

via google maps

From MPD:

“On Tuesday, November 24, 2015, at approximately 10:35 pm, a female complainant was walking in the 200 block of 8th Street, Southeast, when a male suspect approached from the rear and pushed her to the ground. Taken was a tote bag containing personal items. The suspect fled the scene in an unknown direction. The First District Detective’s Office is currently investigating this offense. Anyone with information regarding this offense is asked to call (202) 299-2025 or (202) 727-9099.”


“This incident has been classified as an Assault with Intent to Commit First Degree Sex Abuse.

The victim was accosted by the suspect who originally demanded her property and subsequently forced her pants down. After obtaining her property, the suspect fled the area.

Anyone having information regarding this incident is asked to call our Command Information Center at (202) 727-9099 or Text Tip at 50411.”

11/25/15 9:30am

Photo by PoPville flickr user Jonathan Rogers

You can talk about whatever is on your mind – quality of life issues, a beautiful tree you spotted, scuttlebutt, or any random questions/thoughts you may have. But please no personal attacks and no need to correct people’s grammar. This is a place to vent and/or celebrate things about daily life in DC.

11/24/15 10:05pm


From MPD:


During the upcoming holiday season, please be mindful of any package deliveries made to your home. Please note some of the package prevention tips that I have included below.


Package thefts are crimes of opportunity. The Metropolitan Police Department would like to remind citizens to take extra care this time of year when having mail and packages delivered to their residence. Package thefts from doorstops and front porches during the day usually increase between the months of November and January. There are steps you can take to be proactive in keeping your package safe from theft.