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“Assault on 2nd and Todd Pl NE

I’m writing to let the PoPville community know of an assault that happened to me at approximately 6:45am this morning [Thursday] as I was getting into my car to head to work. A man was sitting on the sidewalk near my car mumbling incoherently. While unlocking my car door he approached me from behind and threw a rock at me, striking my elbow. He ran away quickly while I jumped into my car. Luckily the rock missed my head and I only have a swollen arm to deal with. He did not try to snatch my purse.

I filed a police report and they are on the hunt for him during their normal patrol of the neighborhood. He is a black male, approx 5’6″, 140 lbs, age 30-35. He was wearing a white t-shirt and dark pants. He ran down 2nd St NE towards McKinley Tech High School. I believe he probably ducked into the alley parallel to T St. or T St.

Stay safe!”

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Elyse reports:

“Eckington last night: Car turning left crashed into cop driving the WRONG WAY down RI Ave with siren off. A few witnesses, but more would be good. Cop apparently trying to blame the driver of other car (who was driving the right way!)”

Another reader reports:

“FYI – crazy trees down in Eckington on Quincy – looks like it has been cleared.

Also – probably unrelated, but we have a power outage on R street NE from the second half of First to at least Eckington Pl.”

Photo by PoPville flickr user Phil

From MPD:

“Homicide- 300 block V ST NW NE

On Sunday, July 03, 2016, at approximately 9:46PM, Fifth District officers responded to a call for a shooting. Upon arriving on scene, an adult male victim was located suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. Despite extraordinary lifesaving efforts by MPD and DCFEMS personnel, unfortunately the victim displayed no signs of life on the scene, and was therefore not transported to a medical facility. There is no further information that is available for release at this time, as the investigation is ongoing.

Any persons with information regarding this crime may contact the Homicide Branch at 202-645-9600, or the MPD Command Information Center at 202-727-9099. Reference CCN# 16-109-918.

Persons with information may also anonymously text via cell phone to 50411. Text, photo and video messages are monitored by members of the department 24 hours a day, seven days a week.”


The decedent has been identified as 42-year-old Omar Lindsay of no fixed address.”


“ADW Gun- 2600 blk Rhode Island Ave NE

On Sunday, July 03, 2016, at approximately 11:50PM, two victims report while in the rear of the residence they heard three shots and realized they had been struck. Both victims were conscious and breathing and were transported to local hospitals for treatment. The suspect fled on foot.

Lookout: black male, wearing a black t-shirt and blue jeans

Any persons with information regarding this crime may contact the Fifth District Detectives’ Office at 202-698-0260, or the MPD Command Information Center at 202-727-9099. Reference CCN# 16-109-962.”

138 Quincy Place Northeast

This unit is located at 138 Quincy Place, Northeast. The listing says:

“Open Sun 6/12 2-4! 2BR/2.5BA pet-friendly Eckington 2-level condo with approx 1600 SF of sophisticated modern living. Open floor plan features hardwoods, exposed brick, recessed lighting & gourmet kitchen w/stainless-steel appliances, Italian granite counters & island. 2 master BRS w/ luxurious ensuite baths w/ porcelain tile & spa showers. In-unit W/D, ample storage throughout, & secure parking.”


You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/2.5 bath is going for $625,000 ($168 monthly fee.)

This unit is located at 204 Randolph Place, Northeast. The listing says:

“NEW CONVERSION in Eckington! This lovely 3 bd/3ba, 2 en-suite unit is bright and abounds custom finishes throughout!!! Gleaming HW floors, LED recessed lights, solid-coe s/s apps, slow-close cabinets, custom built-in wine rack/refuse bins. LED back-lit soap niche in master bath w/ dual shower heads, vanity & heated floors. Closet built-ins, deck & patio. PARKING INCLUDED!!”

You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/3 bath is going for $615,000 ($215 monthly fee.)

49 Todd Place Northeast

This house is located at 49 Todd Place, Northeast. The listing says:

“2BR/1BA townhouse located near The Metropolitan Branch Trail, 2 metro stops, other public transit options, shops, dining & more! New carpet & freshly painted throughout. Large eat in kitchen & a living room with a marble wood burning fireplace. Charming front porch greets you & the backyard offers a patio for outdoor entertaining. Easy street parking & minutes to downtown & Union Station.”


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This 2 bed/1 bath is going for $389,900.


Weighting Historic Designation: Problems in Democracy Town

“Dear PoPville,

Eckington is one of many rapidly changing communities in Washington DC, with over 4120 residents [1], a number of which are low-income or elderly and/or disabled. Rapid changes in both the economic and racial composition of the neighborhood has stoked fears of gentrification as well as unbridled development, with its rushed and often ugly buildings. Historic Designation seems like a sensible response to the rapid pace of change.

Historic Designation, aiming to preserve the historic and cultural resources of the community, is in many ways a very appealing concept. But its implications are far-reaching and often unconditional. With greater oversight over developers and preservation of character, comes strict limits on homeowner rights and financial burdens on low-income households.

There is a broad set of pros and cons worthy of community discussion, including:

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DC’s procedures for setting neighborhood Historic Designation status are at best lacking. Requiring only that a community group research neighborhood history, perform outreach, apply for designation, and defend its position in front of a seven- to nine-person Historic Preservation Review Board (HPRB). How the community group and the HPRB determine whether or not to proceed is up to them.

This process is rapidly creating new divisions in an otherwise tight-knit neighborhood. (more…)

212 T Street Northeast

This unit is located at 212 T Street, Northeast. The listing says:

“Beautiful 2 BR condo in the heart of Eckington, under $300K! Garden style with only 4 units & relaxing patio space out front. Unit features gleaming hardwood floors throughout, brick accent walls, bay window, granite counters, updated appliances & stacked W/D in the unit. Renovated bathroom. Ideal location- less than a mile to NoMa, Rhode Island Metro and Union Market! Don’t miss this unit!”


You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/1 bath is going for $289,900 ($200 monthly fee.)

gun shots

Update from MPD:

“On Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at approximately 1142 pm a man responded to the 300 block of U street NE to complete a sales transaction for a pair of shoe that were purchased over the internet. When the man arrived he was approached by the purchaser and two additional individuals. The suspects robbed the man and as he fled to his car the suspects shot at the man striking him in the leg. Fifth District Officers responded to the scene and conducted an initial investigation which lead to the recovery of one semi-automatic hand gun.”

A reader reports:

“In addition to the incident of gun shots that occurred about 12:50 am on April 26, 2016, there were multiple gun shots heard last night and police activity seen, again, in the 1900-2000 block of 3rd St. NE. While there appeared to be an investigation two days ago conducted in the alley behind 3rd Street, last night the police taped off an area directly on 3rd Street near U Street. (more…)