601 Massachusetts Ave, NW

Back in April 2014 we first heard that RPM Italian Restaurant, from celebrity couple Giuliana and Bill Rancic, would be coming to the former NPR building at 7th and Mass Ave NW. But we hadn’t heard any updates since. Now a tipster sends word that not only is RPM Italian still coming but will be joined by a Kapnos (Market?) as well as a SoulCycle. Updates when/if more info becomes available.


@rosemariochoa tweeted us earlier this morning:

“Helicopters, ambulance, police, road blocks. What’s going on in #MountVernonSquare?”

From Events DC:

“The Walter E. Washington Convention Center will host the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) on Saturday, February 28 through Tuesday, March 3, 2015. Attendance is estimated at 17,000.

AIPAC daily activity hours will be 7:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. with the exception of Tuesday, March 3 when the event concludes at 2:00 p.m.

Shuttle operations will take place outside of the Convention Center as follows:

§ L Street NW –Between 7th and 9th streets (north and south sides); and
§ M Street NW – Between 7th and 9th streets (south side)

Restricted Parking
Sunday, March 1 @ 6AM – Tuesday, March 3 @ 6PM

AIPAC has received a permit from the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) to bag the metered spaces outside of the Convention Center on the west side of the 1100 block of 7th Street NW (between L and M streets). Restricted parking hours in this location are from 6:00 a.m. on Sunday, March 1 through 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 3.

L Street Sidewalk Closures / No Pedestrian Access

Saturday, February 28 @ 7AM – Tuesday, March 3 @ 3PM

AIPAC has also received a permit from DDOT to temporarily close the sidewalks outside of the Convention Center on L Street NW between 7th and 9th streets (north and south sides). The temporary closure will be in effect from 7:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 28 through 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday March 3 with no pedestrian access during this period. There may be additional parking restrictions and intermittent road closures without advance notice for security reasons.

You may anticipate an increase in WMATA ridership (especially at the Mt Vernon Sq/7th St-Convention Center station), high demand for taxis and much greater than usual pedestrian and vehicular traffic.

The taxi stand on Mount Vernon Place will be staffed by Events DC transportation staff and officers from the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD).

The appropriate District agencies have been notified for additional traffic monitoring and enforcement of parking regulations in the area surrounding the Convention Center.

As always, we appreciate your patience and understanding. Please join us in welcoming the AIPAC to our community.”

1117 10th Street Northwest

This penthouse is located at 1117 10th Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Step off the elevator directly into the Quincy Court Penthouse, a 2300+ SF residence complete with commanding views of the Washington Monument; 2 private rooftop terraces totaling 1100+ SF, a penthouse bonus room for additional living space, a gourmet kitchen w/ Dacor appliances, two fireplaces, Master Suite w/ custom walk-in closet, sitting room & balcony – 2 parking spaces & extra storage.”

You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/2 bath is going for $2,169,000 ($1,069 monthly fee.)

Photo by @wolfpackwx

From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Major Crash Unit have announced an arrest has been made in a fatal crash involving a pedestrian that took place in the 400 Block of H St Northwest.

On Monday, February 23, 2015, at 4:49 pm, the driver of a black 2013 Nissan Xterra was traveling at a high rate of speed westbound on H Street, N.W. He lost control of the vehicle side swiping several vehicles and other objects before hitting a wall. The impact from colliding with the wall caused the Nissan to flip over and strike a pedestrian, who was standing along the sidewalk. The Nissan then came to rest on its passenger side after making contact with a street light pole. Another pedestrian was then injured by the crash debris.

DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene and transported the pedestrians to area hospitals. The first pedestrian, succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead. The decedent has been identified as 27 year-old, Philip Snodgrass of Baldwin, Maryland. The second pedestrian, an adult male, was treated and released.

The driver of the Nissan was transported to an area hospital with minor injuries. The driver, who has been identified as 33 year-old, James B. Chandler, of Silver Spring, Maryland was arrested following his release from the hospital and charged with Involuntary Manslaughter.

The Metropolitan Police Department is asking anyone with information about this case to call the police at (202) 727-9099. Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.”