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From MPD:

“he Metropolitan Police Department seeks the public’s assistance in identifying and locating a suspect in connection with an Assault with the Intent to Commit First Degree Sexual Abuse and Kidnapping that occurred in the 200 block of Elm Street, Northwest.

On Wednesday, November 11, 2015, at approximately 9:30 pm, the victim was walking in the 200 block of Elm Street, Northwest, when a male suspect forced her into a nearby alley and attempted to sexually assault her.

The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 6’ tall, 200 pounds, 25-35 years old, dark complexion, wearing all black clothing and a black ski mask.

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.”

1901 3rd Street Northwest

This house is located at 1901 3rd Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Stunning piece of Historic Ledriot Park, being offered for sale! Beautiful early 1900~s construction awaits your ideas and renovation. Over 4000sq-ft of living space on 5 lvls, three car garage, and many original characteristics throughout. Nestled on Anna J. Cooper circle makes this a rare find. Blks to Metro & Shopping. Sold As-Is. Condo Possibility.”


You can see more photos here.

This 7 bed/4.5 bath is going for $1,695,000.


From an email:

“On Thursday, October 8th from 6:30pm-8:30pm, the Common Good City Farm will be holding it’s 4rd Annual Night on the Farm, which provides the opportunity to come tour the farm (located in The Park at LeDroit at 3rd and V), sample local food, local beer, and learn more about the amazing programs that CGCF brings to the DC Community. The event features delicious food from local restaurants (including Big Bear Cafe, Dino’s Grotto, The Royal, Smoke & Barrel, and Table), as well as craft beer from Right Proper Brewing Company, all to sate your palate while learning about urban farming from our student volunteers. It’s a great night, a fun time, and helps support an incredible organization.

The event had been originally scheduled for October 1, but was rescheduled due to weather.

Tickets are $50, and can be purchased here.”

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From MPD:

“At approximately 5:30 PM, this evening [Sunday] we received a call for the sounds of gunshots in the area of 4th and Elm St, N.W.

A quick response by nearby police officers and several citizens who called 911 we were able stop the involved parties.

As a result, we recovered two handguns.”

A resident inquired – “Were arrests made? Were they shooting for fun or in process of other crimes?”

One arrest at this time. There were no other crimes associated.”

501 Florida Avenue, NW

From a press release:

“The Royal in LeDroit Park has announced it will launch a seven-day-a-week happy hour and weekday late-night happy hour starting on Monday, August 10. Running from 3-6 p.m. daily and 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. on weekdays, The Royal will offer specials on classic cocktails, housemade vermouth on draft, wine by the glass and tallboy cans.

The Royal will invite people to come by every day from 3 to 6 p.m. to enjoy the following specials:

$5 house vermouth
Beverage Director Horus Alvarez makes his own vermouth for the bar from start to finish, aging the 20+ ingredient aperitif in 53-gallon barrels for months at a time. The vermouth is served on draft from a vintage copper fire extinguisher.
$5 Narragansett tallboys
$7 classic cocktails
Guests can enjoy a selection of eight classics ranging from a Daiquiri with El Dorado White Rum, lime juice and sugar, a Paloma with Cimarron tequila, lime, grapefruit and soda, a Caipirinha with cachaca, fresh limes and sugar, and a Rye Old Fashioned with Pikesville Rye, bitters, sugar and water.
$7 wine by the glass
one red, one white (daily rotating selection)

And for night owls, the same specials will be offered Sundays through Thursdays from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. for their new late-night happy hour.

The Royal’s new happy hours launch on Monday, 8/10.”

1901 4th Street, NW

The LeDroit Market just reopened in January. Thanks to a reader for the heads up – that the building for sale again but note “Market has just started a 5 year lease with additional 5 year option”:

“Amazing opportunity to own and live in an historic landmark building. Ledroit Park market is downstairs and luxurious 3 bedroom, 2 bath owners unit with top notch renovations upstairs. This property features a gourmet kitchen, custom master bath, huge deck and a private garage with extra storage. Market has just started a 5 year lease with additional 5 year option. Steps to everything.”

It’s going for $1,799,000.

the royal
501 Florida Ave, NW

The Royal looking good! Thanks to a reader for sending. Please note that The Royal is “closed today, but will be open tomorrow at 7am for coffee, and dinner/cocktails later that afternoon!”

Anyone else take a taste last night?

“The drinks were fantastic. The blue is AGUARDIENTE PUNCH with blackberry, vanilla, cassis, citrus; the orange is ROYAL CUP with ford’s gin, cucumber, strawberry, ginger beer, the martini-style one was PASSION OF THE SPICE with milagro blanco tequila, jalapeno, passionfruit, lime. Innovative cocktails!”



501 Florida Ave, NW

Sweet – The Royal soft opens today:

“Need a caffeine fix? We’re #softopening today w/limited coffee service 9-1 & free samples of our house #coldbrew!”

On the LeDroit Park listserv an ANC commisioner adds:

“-5pm to close, the bar will be open.”

Thanks to a reader who stopped in earlier for sending these shots: