A few folks wrote in last night:

“any idea what’s happening on 13th and Clifton?”

Alan Henney tweets the bizarre/frightening situation:

PERSON TRAPPED IN TRASH CHUTE/COMPACTOR, 1312 Clifton St NW-DC. 2 rescue squads attempting rescue now.”

“u/d WOMAN DOWN TRASH CHUTE- Wardman Ct Apts @ 1312 Clifton St NW. 3sty fall to sub-basement-in compactor for 90mins.Conscious/going to Med*”

Updates when/if more is known.

1421 Columbia Road Northwest

This unit is located at 1421 Columbia Road, Northwest. The listing says:

“Hurry to this sun-drenched South facing 2-bedroom condo in the heart of Columbia Heights. One block to Metro, Target, Giant, & great dining & night life options in the C.H., A.M., Logan and other closeby neighborhoods.Stack w/d in unit.Gleaming hardwood flrs & bay windows. Walkscore = 99. Renov. kitchen with Corion counters, breakfast bar & pass thru window . Low condo fee. Pet friendly building.”


You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/1 bath is going for $385,000 ($290 monthly fee.)

via google maps

From MPD:

“At approximately 9:19pm [Thursday], officers in the Crime Suppression Team responded to 2369 11th St for a “fight”. The officers observed several potential suspects in the area. These suspects fled from the officers. Three suspects were stopped. In the immediate area where the suspects fled, a loaded .380 caliber handgun was located and recovered. Anyone with information is asked to call MPD.”

Photos courtesy Chick Fil A

From an email:

“One hundred people walked away with a years worth of free Chick-fil-A this morning after camping out (some more than 24 hours) in front of the new restaurant in Columbia Heights. The 100th person signed up around 7:30 p.m. with 10 alternates signing up right after them.

Participants were welcomed with a loud celebration of pots banging and “Chick-fil-A”
chants. The doors to the restaurant opened up shortly thereafter.

We are also continuing to collect new children’s books at the restaurant until 9 p.m. tonight. The books will be placed in a Book House and donated to Harriet Tubman Elementary School.

With 70 seats inside [3100 14th St, NW], customers will be able to stay connected through the restaurant’s free Wi-Fi. The restaurant is open Monday through Saturday from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., serving a full breakfast menu until 10:30 a.m. Like all Chick-fil-A restaurants, it will be closed on Sunday.”



3000 Georgia Ave, NW

Ed. Note: Tons of folks have written – apologies for the delay in posting.

“Dear PoPville,

I am not sure if anyone else has written in to you about this, but Mayor Bowser and the D.C. Government recently announced a proposal to redevelop the Park Morton public housing community at the Bruce Monroe Park site in the Columbia Heights/Park View/Pleasant Plains neighborhood in NW DC.

The community can’t afford to lose Bruce Monroe Park. The park includes basketball courts, tennis courts, a pavilion, and a community garden. The park is used and loved by an entire neighborhood that is diverse ethnically, socioeconomically and across all ages. The park is also used as a recess, gym and after school play site for the kids at Ceasar Chavez Public Charter School.

This is not an issue of choosing Park Morton redevelopment OR keeping the Bruce Monroe Community Park. There are alternative options to redevelop Park Morton and keep Bruce Monroe Park. For example, there are several abandoned, vacant and dilapidated buildings that line Georgia Avenue that would be a much better solution than paving over a beloved park.

The city should: (more…)


A reader writes:

“730am… Are people camping out to be first customers tomorrow? Or is this line for something else?”

From a press release:

“Ten years after Chick-fil-A® opened its first licensee location in Washington, D.C., on the campus of Catholic University, the chain is continuing its expansion into the heart of D.C. The new restaurant in the DC USA Complex will open Nov. 4, bringing 100 new jobs, the chance for 100 adults to win free Chick-fil-A meals for a year and the opportunity for community members to donate books that will benefit a local community organization.

After 12 years and more than $25 million in free food given away, Chick-fil-A’s “First 100” celebration continues to be the chain’s signature grand opening event, which transforms the restaurant grounds lot into a 24-hour community friendly party as the crowd awaits the opening. (more…)

2015 Halloween Contest

“What: Columbia Heights Halloween Dog Costume Contest
When: Saturday, October 31st, 2015 at 5:45 pm
Where: 11th and Park Road Dog Park Lot
Why: To support the newly formed 11th and Bark Dog Park nonprofit.

There is no cost for entry and a variety of awards being given out to dogs and their owners!

Prizes will be given for the following costumes:

Owner & Dog Combo
Most Original

sherman homicide

From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch have announced an arrest has been made in the homicide which occurred in the 2900 block of Sherman Avenue, Northwest on Tuesday, October 20, 2015, at approximately 11:10 am.

Members of the Third District responded to a call for the sounds of gunshots. Upon their arrival, they located an adult male suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. The victim succumbed to his injuries on scene and was pronounced dead.

The decedent has been identified as 38-year-old Marcus Manor of Northwest, D.C.

On Monday, October 26, 2015, pursuant to a DC Superior Court arrest warrant, members of the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested 28-year-old Kevin Chase of Northwest, DC. He was charged with First Degree Murder While Armed.”