From MPD:

“At approximately 3:30 AM, a black male walked up to another black male in the 1700 block of Columbia Road, NW, and shot him. The victim’s injuries are non life threatening at this time, and was tranported to an area hospital for treatment. Anyone with information in reference to this shooting is urged to contact the Third District Detective’s office on 202-673-6918.”

1737 Columbia Rd NW

Thanks to a reader for sending word:

“Have you heard anything about the Crumbs & Coffee shop in Adams Morgan on Columbia Rd? It has been closed for the past couple weeks (doors locked, lights off, etc.) and today I saw a sign that said “we are closed -mgmt”. It was unclear, however, if that meant permanently closed or temporarily.

It is a solid little neighborhood spot, with friendly people, and a down-to-earth atmosphere.”

Word on the street is closed for good but I’ll update when/if it becomes official. Coffee glut in Adams Morgan?



Update from a reader:

“The ‘fire’ was smoke at the Harris Teeter. I just talked to a store manager. The store is closed pending health department inspection. No idea when it will reopen.”

From @dcfireems:

“Report of fire: 1600blk of Kalorama Rd NW – Units enroute. #dctraffic #movetotherightdc”

From @DCPoliceDept:

“Traffic Advisory/Building Fire reported in the 1600 blk of Kalorama Rd NW/Street Closures on Kalorama Rd NW btwn 16th & 17th St NW/”

From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Youth Investigations Division have announced that an arrest has been made in a child sexual abuse case. On Monday, June 1, 2015, the Youth Investigations Division received information regarding an allegation of sexual abuse involving a juvenile at Oyster-Adams Bilingual School in the 2000 block of 19th Street, NW. School teacher, 31 year-old Giovanni Pena, of Northwest, was arrested by members of the Youth Investigations Division on Tuesday, June 2, 2015 and charged with Second Degree Sexual Abuse of a Child.

Anyone who has information regarding similar offenses involving Mr. Pena is asked to call police at 202-727-9099. Additionally, information may be submitted to the TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411. Anonymous information can be submitted by calling or texting anytime.”


This rental is located at 1954 Columbia Road, Northwest. The listing says:

“Chic, light, and bright city flat in thought after Kalorama, hardwood floors, updated kitchen, living/dining combo, stunning views from rooftop terrace, perfect location, walk to Dupont Circle, restaurants, and Adams Morgan Nightlife. Close to two metros. Move-in ready!”

Unfortunately no interior photos but I like the price – the 1 bed/1 bath is going for $1,600/Mo.


“Dear PoPville,

My husband and I were walking home past the former Italian embassy at 2700 16th street, and these signs were posted. It’s been marked vacant as of today, 5/28 and the white flyer on the right lists violations for overgrowth of the yard and graffiti. Admittedly, I don’t think I’ve noticed any work being done since maybe last summer, but this seemed like it was going to be such a cool development and use of a great old building!

Curious if you or anyone else knows what’s going on here.”