Thanks to a reader for sending.
Thanks to a reader for sending.
In the continuing saga of snakes raining down from the sky, this one landed three feet from me when I was at the Glover Park community garden on Saturday. I think–I hope–that a bird dropped it. And am very grateful it didn’t land on me, or I’d still be screaming.”
2505 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
I almost missed this massive news when I headed to the beach last weekend:
“Award-winning chef Michael Schlow, owner and operator of TICO on DC’s 14th Street corridor, The Riggsby in the Carlyle Hotel – Dupont Circle, and the recently opened Alta Strada and Conosci in Mt. Vernon Triangle, will open Casolare, a restaurant in the newly renovated Glover Park Hotel. The coastal Italian restaurant, designed by Brian Miller of Edit Lab at Streetsense, is set to open in July 2016.
Casolare’s cuisine will bring coastal Italian fare to Glover Park with food from the regions of Amalfi, Sardinia, Puglia, Cinque Terre and Livorno. A vast majority of the cuisines represented are from the south of Italy, and the menu will offer antipasti, wood stone-fired pizzas and a wide selection of seafood. Many of the dishes are adaptations of what Schlow learned from home cooks throughout his travels to Italy and will feature traditional favorites such as eggplant parmigiano, as well as a Sardinian rigatoni tossed with white beans, diced soppressata, black olives, tomatoes and chilies and a traditional ravioli from Puglia stuffed with potato, mint and pecorino. (more…)
This rental is located at 2720 Wisconsin Avenue, Northwest. The listing says:
“Lovely 1BR unit in Glover Pk close to shops, dining, National Cathedral, AU, & Georgetown. Building features a roof deck w/ the most awesome views in DC! Unit has been repainted & parquet floors have been refinished. Tons of closet space. Easy access via Metro bus to downtown, Georgetown, Tenley & Friendship Hts. Easy on-street parking. Great boutique building,”
You can see more photos of the view here.
This 700 sq/ft 1 bed/1 bath is going for $1,600/Mo.
Photo by PoPville flickr user Erin
From the MPD-2D Listserv:
“Greeting to the citizens of the Second District,
The person responsible for the theft of flowers in the Second District was arrested on Friday, May 6, 2016. This was an example of the community and law enforcement officers sharing information and being on the lookout for the alleged suspect.
A few days ago, emails were sent to the community regarding a person who for years had stolen flowers from private yards and on public space. On Friday, May 6th, 2016, around the evening hours, a Georgetown Resident observed the individual in the Glover Park area and called the police dispatcher. Members of the Second District and Uniform Secret Services Division responded to the location and arrested the flower man for an outstanding warrant. Since this is an ongoing investigation there will be no other details provided at this time. (more…)
Photo by Jamie Fuller
Jamie tweets us the scene just after 8am:
“police activity after stabbing and building evac @39th and tunlaw nw”
“Homicide investigation continues in 4000 b/o Tunlaw Rd. Appears to be domestic in nature and POI has been detained”
Update from MPD:
“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a fatal stabbing that occurred in the 4000 block of Tunlaw Road, Northwest on Friday, April 22, 2016.
At approximately 6:09 am, members of the Second District responded to calls for a suspicious package. While on the scene, members responded to the reporting person’s apartment where they located an adult female, unconscious and suffering from apparent stab wounds. The victim was transported to an area hospital where all lifesaving efforts failed and was pronounced.
The decedent has not been identified at this time as it is still pending notification of next-of-kin.
On Friday, April 22, 2016, members of the Homicide Branch arrested 59-year-old Charles Elvis Sykes of Northwest, DC. He is being charged with Second Degree Murder while Armed.”
This rental is located at 3921 W Street, Northwest. The listing says:
“Come check out this one bedroom one bath in Glover Park. This unit is tucked away right up against a National Park. Enjoy the beauty of Washington, DC with the tucked away views. Also, you will have your own private screened in porch area. Come see it now!”
You can see more photos here.
This 1 bed/1 bath is going for $1,530/Mo.
Update: The gofundme language now says (original language below):
“After spending the evening with friends, Corporal Michael Schroeder, was found with wounds that are consistent with being attacked from behind and kicked. Cash was most likely taken, though his wallet and phone were untouched, but at this time it is unconfirmed. The details lead us to believe that he was knocked unconscious and dragged in between two parked cars and left to die in temperatures below freezing.”
A local Glover Park businessman passes a message on from the ANC rep for the area:
When I saw this story posted on the Glover Park Listserve yesterday, I immediately checked with the Commander for MPD’s 2nd District because I too was surprised to have not heard about this assault. The answer I received from Commander Melvin Gresham is that the incident was being treated as an accident and not an assault. In other words, the police believe the marine fell and hit his head after a night out.
I am in no position to know whether the police are correct or if the marine’s family is correct in their belief that he was assaulted. But as people look at this story and draw their own conclusions and decide how to act, please know that there are apparently two sides to this story.
Commissioner, ANC 3B-05 and
Chairman, Citizens Advisory Council for MPD’s 2nd District”
This attack Friday the 12th in Glover Park [ed. note: the gofundme says Feb. 11th so maybe it was after midnight?] received, from what I can find, zero press coverage. I am a former classmate of this man’s brother, and was hoping you might post a link to the gofundme campaign to help mitigate some expenses.” (more…)
courtesy Matt Shlonsky Memorial Fund
I was a close friend of Matt Shlonsky, the American University alum who was killed in the Shaw Metro shooting in August. Since that time, a group of Matt’s friends and I have established a Memorial Fund in his name with American University’s School of International Service. The Matt Shlonsky Memorial Fund was established within American University’s School of International Service this fall.
This event will be the second fundraiser for the Fund, and is scheduled for 7:00pm on February 11th at Town Hall in Glover Park [2340 Wisconsin Ave NW]. The goal is to raise an additional few thousand dollars, as well as spread awareness about the Fund and our goals. So far we have raised close to $25,000, which is half way to our goal of $50,000, at which point the Fund will exist in perpetuity.”