Echostage by Doug Van Sant
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From a press release:

“Washington, D.C. (September 19, 2016) — This Saturday, September 24, D.C.’s famed concert and nightlife venue Echostage will celebrate its four-year anniversary in style with a free concert and party for fans. Internationally acclaimed DJs Deorro and MAKJ will provide the soundtrack for the night-long bash while party-goers enjoy a complimentary open bar to get the bash started from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. Washingtonians 18+ can reserve free tickets to the event on Echostage’s website.

Since its inception in 2012, Echostage has attracted industry EDM and hip hop heavyweights such as Tiesto, Calvin Harris, Snoop Dogg, Armin van Buuren, Avicii, Jay-Z, and Hardwell. (more…)

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“Dear PoPville,

Vocal residents in Langdon and Woodridge have successfully lobbied for a liquor license moratorium in the vicinity of Echostage, Stadium Club, Bliss, The Scene, etc. There will be a 30-day public comment period once the notice is up on the DC Register.

While I’m glad the radius is only 600 feet from the intersection of Bladensburg Rd. and 24th Pl. NE, and not the 1800 feet frequently requested, I’m still dismayed that residents are intent on suppressing economic development in this otherwise underutilized area of the city for the sake of their own street parking conveniences.”

The Alcoholic Beverage Control Board (Board) approved proposed rules on September 7, 2016 in response to community petitions for a limit on certain liquor licenses in the Langdon Park and Woodridge communities. The proposal is not yet in effect as it is still subject to a 30-day public comment period.

The proposed moratorium would extend 600 feet in all directions from the intersection of Bladensburg Road and 24th Place, NE. Within the zone, two restrictions would apply for a three-year period. First, the proposed rules would place a limit of three class C nightclub and multipurpose facility licenses in the zone. Second, the proposed rules would not allow new entertainment endorsements to be issued to restaurants and taverns in the area. (more…)

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From DPR:

“The DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) in conjunction with the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (CAH) is hosting the 2nd Annual Chuck Brown Day. The free event celebrates the music and memory of DC’s Go-Go music legend Chuck Brown.

The celebration features musical performances by the Chuck Brown Band, with Plunky and the Oneness, and Secret Society. The event also includes information tables and a children’s area with the Chuck Brown Foundation’s annual “back to school back pack giveaway.” Bring a blanket or lawn chair for an afternoon of entertainment in honor of the godfather of Go-Go Chuck Brown.

What:
Chuck Brown Day

When:
Saturday, August 20, 2016

Time:
3 to 7 pm

Where:

Chuck Brown Memorial Park
2901 20th Street NE”

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1812 Bryant Street Northeast

This unit is located at 1812 Bryant Street, Northeast. The listing says:

“Charming Channing Court! Woodridge near New York Ave. Moments to down town, Brookland and Rhode Island Ave. 1.2 miles to Rhode Island Ave metro. Two level condo with townhouse feel. Wood burning Fireplace, HWF, Granite, Stainless, large finished attic, two master bedrooms with baths, ample closet space, washer/dryer, fenced back yard. Pet Friendly. Parking space included. OPEN SUNDAY 12-3”

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You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/2.5 bath is going for $325,000 ($162 monthly fee.)

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From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch announced the arrest of two suspects who were wanted in connection with a triple homicide that occurred in the 1800 block of Franklin Street, Northeast on Tuesday, April 23, 1991.

At approximately 10:12 am, Fifth District Officers responded to a call for an unconscious person. Upon arrival, they located two adult males and an adult female; all were unconscious and suffering from gunshot wounds. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Service personnel responded to the scene and found no signs consistent with life.

On Tuesday, February 16, 2016, pursuant to DC Superior Court Arrest Warrants, members of the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested 44-year-old Michael Green of Northeast, D.C. and 45-year-old Benito Valdez, of Arlington, Virginia. They are both charged with First Degree Murder While Armed in the shooting deaths of 29-year-old Curtis Pixley, of Northeast, D.C., 24-year-old Keith Simmons, of Fort Washington, MD, and 23-year-old Samantha Gillard, of Southeast, D.C.”

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From an email:

“On Thursday night Mayor Bowser hosted a community meeting at New Cannon Baptist Church in Ward 5 to discuss her plan to end homelessness in all 8 wards. The community was told that the city intends to build a homeless shelter at 2622 25th Place NE in the neighborhood of Langdon. Many residents attended the event and expressed their strong opposition to the proposed location, citing concerns for both for the homeless families and the additional impact on the community which has numerous homeless shelters already.

Statement from Rhys Gerholdt (a Langdon resident near the proposed location): (more…)

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From MPD:

“The Fifth District is currently investigating a triple shooting that occurred at approximately 11:40 p.m. in the 3000 block of 25th N.E. One victim sustained a gunshot wound to the shoulder, second victim sustained a gunshot wound to the torso and third victim sustained a gunshot wound to the upper body. The suspects were described as black males, wearing dark pants and a dark shirts.

Anyone who has information regarding this case should call police at 202-727-9099. Additionally, information may be submitted to the TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.”

Update:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a homicide which occurred in the 3000 block of 25th Street, Northeast on Friday, September 4, 2015, at approximately 11:35 pm.

Members of the Fifth District responded for the report of a shooting and upon arrival, they located two adult males suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services transported the victims to area hospitals. A third victim was transported to a local hospital in a privately owned vehicle. Two of the victims were admitted with serious injuries and one adult male succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead.

The decedent has been identified as 22 year-old Davon Wade, of Northeast, D.C.”

This house is located at 2007 Franklin Street, Northeast. The listing says:

“FABULOUS RENOVATION. 3 FINISHED LEVELS, CUSTOM DESIGN, HIGH-END FINISHES THROUGHOUT, AMAZING FRONT PORCH, NEW REAR DECK PERFECT FOR SUMMER ENTERTAINING, GREAT LARGE YARD & 2 PARKING SPOTS! OPEN FLOOR PLAN ON MAIN LEVEL, HARDWOOD FLOORS, NEW WINDOWS, DOORS, HVAC, WATER HEATER AND MORE! A MUST SEE!”

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This 4 bed/3.5 bath is going for $599,900.