A reader reports:

“Happened right at the end of the presidential debates at Camden Roosevelt on 16th and V NW. Neighbors heard tires screeching and then a loud crash like a trash truck emptying a dumpster. I can’t tell if there is any structural damage to the building, but his car is straddling the surrounding fence. The ambulance is still here, so I doubt the driver is seriously injured. The assumption is a drunk driver, but I have no way of knowing that for sure.

Update since my last email: We saw who we assumed was the driver walking from one ambulance to another. He seemed unsteady, but I still couldn’t tell if that was because he was under the influence or shaken up from the incident. Our building appears to be fine–the fence took the bulk of the impact and two window frames in our gym appear to be slightly damaged.”

Another reader sends a shot from 16th and W:



“Dear PoPville,

Leaky Fire Hydrant Causing Algae Growth. The fire hydrant at 15th and U St NW has been leaking (with an out-of-order sign attached to it) for weeks. So long, in fact, that it’s causing algae to grow on the sidewalk.”

Another reader flagged this over the weekend and DC Water has replied:

“This hydrant is in the system pending repairs. Thanks guys.”

Ed. Note: DC Water is very responsive on twitter (and here) so don’t hesitate to contact them should encounter a water issue.

Photo of 1300 block of U Street, NW Sunday morning by Mike Levine

Mike reported:

“Sunday morn: Police tape up, pool of blood on sidewalk”

Alert DC reported earlier:

“Stabbing at 0351 hrs in the 1300 block of U Street, NW. No Lookout”

via google maps

From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred in the 400 block of Riggs Road, Northeast on Sunday, September 25, 2016.

At approximately 2:42 am, members of the Fourth District responded to a call for the sounds of gunshots in the area of Nicholson Street and Kensington Place, Northeast. While responding, they were flagged down in the 400 block of Riggs Road, Northeast and found an adult male, unconscious and unresponsive, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. DC Fire and EMS personnel responded to the scene and determined life-saving efforts were futile. The victim remained on the scene until being transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.

The decedent has been identified as 22-year-old Marcellus Thomas, of Northeast, DC.”

1405 T Street, NW

Thanks to Courtney for sending:

“signage up for Colada next to Lupo Verde and Ice Cream Jubilee

Back in April we learned that Colada Shop was:

“Named after the iconic Cuban-style coffee, Colada Shop is a concept that blends together the contemporary lifestyle of Washingtonians with the Cuban tradition of starting and ending the day. Paying homage to the Caribbean way of coffee, food, cocktails and social lifestyle, Colada Shop will be a casual café and eatery where guests come for the quality and stay for the company. (more…)

1923 13th Street Northwest

This house is located at 1923 13th Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Offers due Tues 9/20 at 2 pm. Gracious 4bd/2.5ba row house steps from Logan & U Street w/ open floor plan, exposed brick & 3 fireplaces! Large & sunlit master suite w/ sitting room and roof deck. Legal 1BR rental w/ C of O has gas fireplace, full bath & W/D. Great condo alternative as the rental unit can subsidize a substantial portion of the mortgage.”


You can see more photos here.

This 5 bed/3.5 bath is going for $1,539,900.

courtesy TICO

From an email:

TICO on 14th Street [1926] is introducing “Taquito Tuesdays” – a Tuesday night special including two crispy taquitos with house made slaw, a seasonal salsa, which will vary depending on available produce, and sour cream for $5. The taquito flavors will change weekly, but will always feature one meat and one vegetarian option. Recent and upcoming fillings include chipotle beef, pollo tinga, smoked tuna and chipotle, poblano rajas with corn, and potato with Cotija cheese with a seasonal heirloom tomato molcajete salsa. Taquito Tuesdays will be available at the bar only every Tuesday night beginning at 4:00 p.m. while supplies last.”

926 U Street, NW

Back in June we learned:

“…Together they aim to bring a service-driven, neighborhood retreat with cocktails that will just happen to be, of the highest quality.

The bar’s concept yields from the service industry’s well-known “service bar” where the goal is to make a large number, and variety of cocktails, quickly and well. SBDC aims to define what is to be a casual, neighborhood cocktail bar with high quality cocktails, and a price range that says “see you back here tomorrow.” Featured highlights include an all-day happy hour menu with $7 Cocktails, $7 Pop & Ponies, buy-one-get-one shots and a “snug room”, modeled after the small, private drinking rooms of the 18th century Scottish and British pub culture. The SBDC Snug Room will have an intimate capacity of five to six guests, with a special window to the bartender, and offer a shareable cocktail menu exclusive to the Snug Room…”



“Dear PoPville,

So DDOT did a beautiful job redoing the intersection of Florida/15th/W Sts. There is better traffic flow and a really nice protected (2-way!) stretch of the bike lane, and it looks great. But is anyone ever going to use these bike racks that are isolated on the traffic island? They’re not next to businesses, houses, or the park. Not clear why anyone would park a bike there except to get it stolen…”

Ed. Note: I’ll also echo kudos for the protected bike lane. And I don’t see why folks wouldn’t use the bike racks – it’s not far from Meridian Hill, houses on 15th and businesses on 14th and U. As to whether or not bikes will get stolen there, that I don’t know.