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Photo by PoPville flickr user KJinDC

From MPD:

“On October 23, 2014, members of the Fifth District Vice Unit conducted an operation to identify and apprehend persons involved in the theft of mail packages in PSA 501. During the operation, members observed an individual in possession of a stolen package and effected an arrest. The theft occurred in the unit block of Rhode Island Avenue, Northwest. The stolen package and its contents were documented and returned to the rightful owner.

With the help of the Fifth District Detectives Unit and the US Postal Inspection Service, the person arrested has been linked to numerous package thefts throughout the Fifth District dating back to January 2014.

The individual was also in possession of Halloween Costume which may have been taken from a package in an unreported theft. If anyone has knowledge of a missing mail package containing a Halloween Costume, please contact me at the email address or phone numbers listed below.

Thank you,

Lieutenant Ramey Kyle
Fifth District
VICE, Street Crimes, Warrant Squad
1805 Bladensburg Road, Northeast
Washington, D.C. 20002
202-698-0150 station
202-384-7577 cell
ramey.kyle(at)dc.gov”

“Dear PoPville,

There were two attempted muggings last night in Bloomingdale. First was on T street near 1st. Second one was on Seaton Place. I know because I helped stop the first one but he got away. Apparently the guy tried again a couple blocks from us but he failed and ran away again. 0 for 2 on the night. Not a smooth criminal.

Anyway, just thought it may be something you’d like to post so people in Bloomingdale stay alert. The guy was clearly not very smart if he was trying to mug people like 15 minutes apart.

He wasn’t brandishing a weapon so the threat was somewhat minimal, but you never know what he’ll bring with him next time, especially if he’s desperate.”

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108 Rhode Island Ave, NW

It’s been a while since we heard about El Camino coming to Rhode Island Ave by Boundary Stone – but I took a peek earlier in the week and they are nearly finished with the buildout. I was told if all goes well they should be able to open by the end of the month. El Camino is the:

“full-service restaurant featuring traditional-style Mexican food with a variety of Latin cocktails, by the partners behind 1905 Bistro & Bar as well as Tony Lucca and Phil Rodriguez also of Sticky Rice DC.”

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and around the corner is Costa Brava.

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1837 1st Street, NW

The even longer wait for Spanish tapas serving Costa Brava looks to be coming to an end too. Sign is up and construction seems to be wrapping up as well. Their facebook page says:

“Barcelona meets DC Lounge!”

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113 Rhode Island Ave, NW

And across the street from El Camino is Showtime who have applied for “a sidewalk café with an occupancy load of 6 seats”.

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This rental is located around 1st and T Street, NW. The listing says:

“This sunfilled and spacious top-floor 2 bedroom (each w/ensuite bathroom), 2.5 bathroom apartment is a unique find in the vibrant Bloomingdale neighborhood. The renovated unit features a gorgeous DC view (WA monument and Capitol Building) and amazing daylight with 13 windows, two skylights, and a southern exposure facing a quiet tree-lined street. Enjoy the best of both worlds… the modern conveniences of a renovated unit with the charm of one of DC’s most desirable and beautiful neighborhoods.

The generous open-concept living space features a gas fireplace, hardwood floors, and a large chefs’ kitchen with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances including a gas stove, microwave, and dishwasher. The unit has an exceptionally spacious master bedroom, walk-in closet with built-ins, programmable dimmable lighting, full-size washer/dryer, and blackout blinds in the bedrooms. No detail was missed.

AVAILABLE FOR IMMEDIATE MOVE IN!”

You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/2.5 bath is going for $2,900/Mo.

32 U Street Northwest

This house is located at 32 U Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Modern meets rustic with this beautifully renovated home – Features high ceilings, gourmet kitchen w/ quartz counters and SS appls. Every turn showcases unique modern finishes and breathtaking charm. Beautiful hardwood floors, along with a flat screen and fireplace makes this THE home to entertain. Also features a finished LL complete with a bedroom, wet bar, ample storage and separate entrances”

You can see more photos here.

This 4 bed/3.5 bath is going for $799,900.

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1700 1st Street, NW

Already pretty big but super popular so very good news. I’m guessing it’ll wrap around onto 1st Street? From a liquor license placard out front:

“Requesting expansion of sidewalk café seating from #38 to #99.”

Sidewalk cafe hours are listed as Sunday through Wednesday: 7am-10:30pm and Thursday through Saturday: 7am-11:30pm.

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1st and R Street, NW

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rear looking east toward 1st