From a press release:

“Rhode Island Row invites the community to attend its inaugural Neighborhood Tree Lighting and Open House holiday event, hosted by WPGC’s DJ Flexx. Guests will enjoy live performances, photos with Santa, festive entertainment and more. In addition to its holiday open house, Rhode Island Row is the new flagship location for the WPGC Coat Drive 95, in partnership with Salvation Army, a DC tradition more than 20 years in the making. WPGC will broadcast live from Rhode Island Row, collecting coats and winter accessories donations for the Salvation Army. When guests donate a coat or winter accessory they will receive one free ticket for photos with Santa to be redeemed during the Rhode Island Row holiday open house.

Event schedule is as follows:

10:00am to 7:00pm – WPGC Coat Drive 95, benefitting the Salvation Army
6:30pm to 9:00pm – Photos with Santa, free face painting, free balloon twisting, roaming festive entertainment and live performances
7:00pm – Tree lighting with a live special performance from the all-male choir from Greater Mt. Calvary Holy Church, located in front of Carolina Kitchen

Where: Rhode Island Row, 2300 Washington Place NE, Washington, DC 20018
When: November 22, 2014, from 6:30pm to 9:00pm
Cost: This event is free and open to the public”


From a press release:

“What: Bad Saint, the District’s only Filipino restaurant, is set to open in Columbia Heights this winter. The restaurant will be under the ownership and direction of Nick Pimentel of Room 11 and Genevieve Villamora. Chef Tom Cunanan (Ardeo/Bardeo, Tarsier Catering) will be heading up the kitchen. Curious diners won’t have to wait for winter to acquaint themselves with Bad Saint’s menu: The team will be bringing Filipino food’s greatest hits to Dolcezza in just a couple of weeks for a merienda pop-up: a snack-style meal served between lunch and dinner.

The merienda pop-up menu will feature items such as pancit sotanghon guisado – savory sautéed mung bean noodles; ukoy – sweet potato and shrimp fritters; and lumpiang shanghai – crispy spring rolls, also known as Filipino food’s gateway drug. Items will range from $5.00 to $8.00. During the pop-up, Dolcezza will be serving Filipino-inspired gelato and sorbetto behind the tasting room counter.

From the Bad Saint team:

Philippine cuisine is a crossroads cuisine. It layers Malay, Chinese, Spanish, Mexican and American influences. Bad Saint will pay homage to the deep roots of Filipino food using the bounty of the Mid-Atlantic.

Co-owners Genevieve Villamora and Nick Pimentel and Chef Tom Cunanan are the Filipino Americans behind Bad Saint. Together they bring over 25 years of local restaurant industry experience to the table, along with an evangelist’s zeal for Philippine cuisine.

When: Sunday, November 9 from 3:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Where: Dolcezza Gelato Factory & Coffee Lab, 550 Penn St. NE, Washington DC 20002″


From an email:

“Rhode Island Row, in DC’s Brentwood neighborhood, will be the first venue to screen the digitally remastered “Halloween (1978)” film on a 20-foot outdoor jumbo screen on Saturday, October 26 at 7 pm. This version has never before been available to the public. The event will feature an outdoor beer garden and food by Bergami’s Pizza. This event is 21 and over.” (more…)

From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating an undetermined death, which occurred in the 1400 block of Downing Street, Northeast.

On Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at approximately 7:21 pm, Fifth District police officers responded to the report of a shooting in the 1400 block of Downing Street, Northeast. Upon their arrival, they located a juvenile male conscious and breathing with an apparent gunshot wound. DC Fire and EMS personnel responded to the scene and transported the victim to a local hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

The decedent has been identified as a 13 year-old juvenile male of Northeast, Washington, DC

The decedent’s remains have been transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. A determination of the cause and manner of death is pending the results of an autopsy.

The investigation is continuing.

The Metropolitan Police Department is asking anyone with information about this case 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.”

1308 Bryant Street Northeast

This rental is located at 1308 Bryant Street, Northeast. The listing says:

“Spacious condo close to it all! This home comes complete with wood floors, one bedroom, one full bath with plenty of space for study, sleep and storage. Enjoy your in-unit front loading washer and dryer along with your own private off-street parking space for one car and yard. Only a hop, skip and a jump to Rhode Island Metro Station, grocery store and restaurants. Pets on a case-by-case basis.”

You can see more photos here.

This 1 bed/1 bath is going for $1,385/Mo.

Photo courtesy Rhode Island Row (2300 Washington Place, NE by the Rhode Island Ave Metro

When clicking on locations from their website it reveals more coming soon spots:

“H St., Washington DC
Fort Totten Square, Washington DC
Capitol Gateway, Washington, DC”

From a press release:

“Chef/Owner Lance London is pleased to debut his new burger concept, TKO Burger, in the vibrant new community of Rhode Island Row, a mixed-use development located just steps from the Rhode Island Ave-Brentwood metro at 2350 Washington Place, NE, 20018. This is London’s fourth restaurant in the DC area as he is the proud chef/owner of The Carolina Kitchen with three locations in Washington, DC, Largo, MD and Hyattsville, MD. TKO Burger will open April 17th 24th, and serve lunch and dinner, in addition to offering carryout for those who wish to grab-and-go. (more…)

@DCPolicedept tweeted:

“Robbery Hold up gun_1813Hrs_1300 Block Rhode Island Ave_3 B/M’S wearing All Black Clothing armed W/ assault rifle.”

@DCAlerts confirmed it was in NE.


“The Metropolitan Police Department has announced an arrest in the armed robbery of an establishment, which occurred in the 1300 block of Rhode Island Avenue, NE.

On Monday, March 17, 2014, at approximately 6:12 pm, three suspects, one of them brandishing a firearm, entered an establishment in the 1300 block of Rhode Island Avenue, NE. The suspects took US Currency and merchandise and then fled on foot.

On Tuesday, March 18, 2014, detectives of the Metropolitan Police Department arrested 24 year-old Jonathon Raiford of Northeast, Washington, DC charging him with Robbery.”

2300 Washington Place, NE

From a press release:

“Chef/Owner Lance London of The Carolina Kitchen is pleased to announce the February 28th March 16th opening of his first restaurant in The District. The 6,000 square-foot Carolina Kitchen will serve authentic Southern comfort fare in the vibrant new community of Rhode Island Row, a mixed-use development located just steps from the Rhode Island Ave-Brentwood metro stop at 2300 Washington Place, NE, 20018. This is London’s third restaurant in the DC area as he is the proud chef/owner of Carolina Kitchen in Largo, MD and Carolina Kitchen Bar & Grill in Hyattsville, MD. The Carolina Kitchen will serve lunch and dinner, in addition to offering a carryout for those who wish to grab-and-go.

“The Carolina Kitchen will have something for every occasion,” says Lance London. “The restaurant will be in the city, feel like the country and taste like the south. I’m thrilled to serve savory home-style cooking that everyone can appreciate.”

London’s menu, inspired by fresh ingredients found in his grandmother’s recipes, will include a variety of appetizers, homemade soups and salads, home-style meals, sandwiches, famous fried chicken, and a number of “Ma Pearl’s” specialty entrées. The restaurant will also feature a custom glass oyster bar, unique to the Rhode Island Row location. Appetizers on the opening menu will include Southern Fried Lobster Tail hand-breaded, golden fried and served with dipping sauce; Crab Claws steamed and seasoned, served with warm butter; Fried Green Tomatoes and Pan Fried Asparagus hand-breaded with parmesan cheese and country fried served with spicy Creole dipping sauce; Rustic Chicken Soup For The Soul with sauteed chicken, onions, peppers, tomatoes, cabbage and potatoes; Myrtle Beach Salad mixed field greens, dried cranberries, mandarin oranges, grapes, sliced almonds and blue cheese crumbles with housemade Caribbean mango vinaigrette, as well as four flavors of Rocky Mount Wings: Old Bay, Grilled Guinness BBQ, Grilled Jerk, Spicy Fried and Spicy Thai Chili. (more…)