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“Dear PoPville,

7th st NW bike lane painted over this morning [Monday], sharrows instead. There goes my safe commute. why? You can see the sharrows and the blacked out bike lane across the street, along with the spray paint guides for the other lane in the foreground. This is the block of 7th between N and O, NW.”

Ed. Note: Looks like it could have something to do with that construction sign in the background – maybe it’s only temporary until the work is completed?

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Kevin Wolf

From a press release:

Trump International Hotel, Washington, D.C. will open in September 2016 dramatically ahead of schedule. With its opening, the Nation’s Capital will now be home to an iconic and historic super-luxury hotel rivaling the best of other international capital cities.

“For decades people have looked in wonderment at the magnificence of the Old Post Office building and structure. There is nothing like it and we are so proud to have not only brought this incredible building back to life, but also to a position far greater than it ever was at its previous zenith. It was an honor to have dealt with the professionals at the General Services Administration. It was their total passion and hard work that helped bring this unrivaled project to fruition,” says Donald J. Trump.”

Ed. Note: Still waiting to hear which restaurants will be accompanying the hotel at 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue NW…

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via google maps

From MPD:

“Crime Alert – There was a fatal stabbing last night inside the Barcode located at 1101 17th Street NW. Police are still on the scene investigating. There are no street closures at this time.”

Alan Henney tweeted:

“DOUBLE CLUB STABBING- Bar-Code at 1101 17th St NW-DC. 1 man critical, other serious. Crime scene INSIDE club.”

Update from MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a fatal stabbing that occurred inside of an establishment in the 1100 block of 17th Street, Northwest.

On Sunday, January 31, 2016, at approximately 11:40 pm members of the Second District responded to an establishment for the report of a man down. Upon arrival members located two adult male victims suffering from stab wounds. D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Services transported both victims to local hospitals for treatment. The first victim is in stable condition. The second victim succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead.

The decedent has been identified as 29-year-old Robinson Pal of Riverdale, Maryland.

The Metropolitan Police Department currently offers a reward of up to $25,000 to anyone that provides information which leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for any homicide committed in the District of Columbia. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the police at (202) 727-9099. Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.”

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via Golden Triangle BID

From the Golden Triangle BID:

“This year’s Golden Cinema movie theme is “Hail to the Chief” and we’d like YOU to select the movies we will show! The movies will be played in Farragut Park on Friday evenings starting at sunset, from May 20 through July 22 as part of the Golden Triangle BID’s Farragut Fridays.

Please select your top 5 movies.”

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Vote here

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From MPD:

“Members of the Metropolitan Police Department’s Narcotics and Special Investigation Division Human Trafficking Unit announced arrests have been made in a recent joint prostitution enforcement operation conducted with the Third District Crime Suppression Team.

On Friday, January 8th, 2016, five adult males and an adult female were arrested. They all have been charged with Solicitation of Prostitution.

On Saturday, January 9th, 2016, four females were arrested. They all have been charged with Solicitation of Prostitution.

These recent arrests took place in the Downtown area in Washington, DC.

The Metropolitan Police Department continues to respond to complaints about crime and encourages the public to contact the Metropolitan Police Department with those concerns.”

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Photo by Dan Swartz courtesy Pennsylvania 6 DC

From an email:

“I’m excited to share that Pennsylvania 6 DC [1350 I Street, NW] will be launching its brunch menu this Saturday, January 16.

The unique element to this brunch will be the Champagne Bar which will be held in the chandelier-dripping, Oxford Room. The Champagne Bar will be flowing with mixers and garnishes such as tropical juices, artisan elixers like elderflower syrups and delectable fruit slices. Not your typical bottomless brunch but more of an upscale champagne tasting with contemporary American brunch fare. (more…)