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Holy crack! Thanks to a reader for sending this photo of a home that’s “about to collapse” in the 5400 block of 9th Street, NW. Apparently construction crews were digging a new foundation after demolishing a home and this resulted in damaging the foundation of a neighboring home that is now expected to a collapse, per DCRA. Yikes.

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Update – thanks to a reader for sending last night:

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Julian Ortiz

“Dear PoPville,

This happened at the intersection of 7th and Gallatin NW, just south of Kennedy St.

Yesterday my husband and I had an intense and scary encounter with a pit bull while walking our dog Lucky, a twenty-three pound mixed breed. Before I give you the harrowing details, know that everyone’s ok, but I want to share it to highlight three important message:

1) NEUTER your dog! There is absolutely NO reason for anyone who isn’t a professional dog breeder to have intact dogs (and even that’s questionable in many cases). Especially male dogs. Period.

2) EVERY DOG should have BASIC OBEDIENCE TRAINING and SOCIALIZATION with both dogs and people. Especially larger, powerful breeds.

3) NEVER let your dog roam freely and never just stick it out in your yard, even if you think it can’t get out.

Here’s what happened. We took Lucky on a long walk yesterday afternoon. About a mile from our house in a residential neighborhood we spotted a large pit bull that was off leash with no human in sight across the intersection we were approaching. This was a big dog, I’d guess 70-80 lbs, with a huge head, ripped muscles, and an intense stare.

Now, I know that pit bulls are great dogs and that most problems associated with them are 100% caused by how people raise and treat them. But I’m not so naive to think that there’s not the seedy pit bull dog fight/guard/status culture going on in DC where these dogs are trained and encouraged to be aggressive, especially towards other dogs. We had no way of knowing which kind of pit bull we were about to encounter. (more…)

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A reader reported around 6:30pm Monday night:

About 10 shots fired. They hit two homes. Street blocked off between Gallatin and Farragut”

MPD reported:

“At approximately 1823 hours, the 4th District received a call for the sounds of gunshots in the 5000 b/o 5th Street N.W.

Upon MPD arrival, members discovered shell casings on the street and one on the front porch of a house in the 5000 b/o 5th Street N.W. A closer examination of the shell casings revealed that the shells in the street were a different caliber from the shell casing located on the front porch.

Members also discovered that three house sustained minor damage as a result of the shots being fired. (1 window and drain gutters)

4th District members canvassed the area for witnesses and learned that a group of individuals were sitting on the front porch of the house in the 5000 b/o 5th Street N.W. One of the individuals on the porch, who also lives at the location, was identified. While this individual and his friends were on the porch, another male or group of males approached on foot. Words were exchanged and shots were fired.

We believe at this time that an individual on the porch exchanged gun fire with the individual(s) on the street due to the location of the shell casings found and different calibers.

Detectives are interviewing the person on the porch who lives at the location at this time. The individual is being very uncooperative.

Detectives are in the process of obtaining a search warrant to check the inside of the location for one of the weapons involved in this incident.”

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5420 3rd Street, NW at Kennedy

A reader reports:

“Looks like real progress at 5424 3rd Street, NW! Do we have any idea what’s coming here? All I got is a tavern and what looks like condos.”

Recently a liquor license placard was posted for Library Tavern that says:

“New Class “C” Tavern with 85 seats and a Total Occupancy Load of 85. Requesting an Entertainment Endorsement.”

Anyone happen to hear other details/plans? Updates when more is known.

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This rental is located at 5302 Illinois Avenue, Northwest. The listing says:

“Totally renovated 3 bedroom 1 1/2 bath townhouse in Petworth. Wood floors throughout. Living room with gas fireplace, dining room, kitchen with stainless steel and granite, 1/2 bath, rear deck on main floor. 3 bedrooms (1 small) on 2nd floor with 1 full bath. Enclosed rear paved patio Alarm system. Available December 5th. No smokers and no pets.”

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You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/1.5 bath is going for $2,850/Mo.

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A reader reported Monday night:

“This happened today at the corner of Georgia Ave and Hamilton St. (approximately Georgia Ave., NW) There were also children in the car, but no one was seriously injured (according to the store clerk).”

DC Fire and EMS reported:

“Car into store 5200 block Georgia Ave NW. Checking for injuries and assessing structural damage. Also have odor of gas. PIO enroute.”

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“Ga. Ave update. Both Pts tx. Gas Co. on scene dealing with leak. 3 evacuees from store and adj. apt remain outside until gas leak secured.”

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Photo by Farrah Skeiky

From a press release:

“WHAT: ANXO Cidery & Pintxos Bar begins its wholesale program with four DC-area Whole Foods locations beginning Thursday, October 27th. As the district’s first licensed winery (since prohibition), we’ve had the opportunity to collaborate with some of the world’s best cider-makers and fermenters both prior to and following our opening at 300 Florida Avenue. Production and wholesale will continue to expand as we open our Cidery and Tasting Room in Brightwood Park in early 2017.

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“The 1,300 square foot Cidery and Tasting Room at 711 Kennedy Street NW will be the center of all ANXO cider production upon opening. The tasting room includes a bar that seats 30, and will function as a neighborhood bar three days a week. In addition, we look forward to hosting events that celebrate cider and DC’s growing community.” (more…)

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From a press release:

“Mayor Muriel Bowser joined Ward 4 Councilmember Brandon Todd, District Department of Transportation Director (DDOT) Leif Dormsjo and DC Water Clean Rivers Project Director Carlton Ray to kick off a multimillion dollar revitalization project in a historic section of Kennedy Street, NW. The revitalization is a collaborative project that will improve traffic and pedestrian safety and increase green infrastructure. The project will span Kennedy Street from Georgia Avenue to North Capitol Street in the Ward 4 neighborhoods of Brightwood and South Manor Park.

“When this project is complete, residents and businesses along the Kennedy Street corridor in Ward 4 will have all new infrastructure,” said Mayor Muriel Bowser. “This is a project that I have cared about for a long time, and my Administration pledged to get the work done. The revitalization of Kennedy Street represents another significant investment in our neighborhoods.”

The project is scheduled to be completed in fall 2017 and represents a total investment of $10 million. Additional elements of the planned revitalization include: (more…)

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From MPD on Sunday:

“Shortly after 2 AM this morning, MPD received multiple calls for the sounds of gunshots in the vicinity of 8th & Kennedy Streets, NW. Additionally, MPD’s Shotspotter detected the sounds of gunshots at multiple locations. Fourth District units were in the area and also heard the gunshots. The area was canvassed but no victims were located. However, we received an additional call from the 5500 block of 9th Street, NW, stating that a bullet had broken an apartment window in the block. A unit responded and recovered the bullet from the apartment.

Anyone with information regarding these sounds of gunshots is urged to call 202-727-9099 or text 50411.”

Ed. Note: earlier we reported four houses had been hit by gunfire on the 800 block of Crittenden St, NW that same night.