04/17/14 3:15pm

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1309 5th Street, NE

From Union Market:

The Union Market Drive-In is free to attend! Parking is $10 per car, but seating in the picnic area will be first come first serve, free of charge. The parking lot will open at 6pm and the movies will begin at 8.

Purchase parking now!

Friday, April 18, 2014
National Lampoon’s Vacation

Friday, April 25, 2014
Frozen

Friday, May 2, 2014
Diner

Friday, May 9, 2014
People’s Choice: James Bond Edition (voting will take place on Facebook)

From Russia With Love
The Spy Who Loved Me
Goldfinger”

04/15/14 10:55am

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From a press release:

“The NoMa Parks Foundation announces today an international design competition to transform four railroad underpasses in NoMa. The long hoped-for initiative will turn the underpasses at Florida Avenue, NE, and K, L and M Streets, NE, into stunning contemporary art installations, and further strengthen east-west connections in NoMa and to Capitol Hill.

Qualifications are due May 9, 2014 and will be followed by a formal RFP issued to qualified entrants. Neighborhood residents could begin to see installation start as early as 2015. Details about the competition can be found at www.NoMaUnderpasses.org.

By transforming these thoroughfares with a series of interactive design solutions, NoMa will ensure these spaces are vibrant, safe, dynamic and inviting for vehicular, bicycle, and pedestrian traffic moving through the neighborhood. As the NoMa Parks Foundation and the NoMa BID begin to implement projects from the 2012 Public Realm Design Plan, we are closely following the community input that played a strong role in the decision to move this particular project forward.

The NoMa Parks Foundation seeks artists and designers who will envision bold, creative approaches to the underpasses. Finalists will receive stipends to refine their ideas prior to final selection. The selected artists/designers will be responsible for final design and oversight of installation.

This design competition is the first project to be funded by the $50 million grant from the District of Columbia government to improve parks and public spaces in the NoMa neighborhood.”

04/11/14 11:25am

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Elevation building in the 100 block of Florida Ave, NE

From a press release:

“MRP Residential, a residential development and investment management firm, today announced Union Social, the latest dining experience from local restaurateur Reese Gardner, is coming to Elevation at Washington Gateway. Union Social is slated to open this fall.

Gardner, who operates Copperwood Tavern, Irish Public House, The Mighty Pint and Wilson Tavern through his Wooden Nickel Bar Company, will bring his farm-to-table approach to the NoMa neighborhood via Union Social. Union Social is a DC Metro inspired casual, fine dining restaurant featuring a scratch kitchen and craft bar.

Architecturally designed to replicate a train station or bus terminal by Maggie O’Neill, who previously collaborated with Gardner on Irish Public House and Copperwood Tavern, Union Social’s 5,600-square-foot space will feature marble and steel elements, subway tile and other accents.

Elevation at Washington Gateway includes 400 units, ground-level retail, and a 600-space parking garage. As part of the residential complex, MRP Residential is constructing a European-inspired central plaza with a dramatic water feature and a pedestrian stair connection to New York Avenue, NE. The 14-story apartment building, located adjacent to the NoMa/Gallaudet U Metro Station, will open its doors this summer.”

04/09/14 10:55am

From MPD:

“The Metropolitan Police Department seeks the public’s assistance in identifying several persons of interest in connection to the homicide of Daniel Short, which occurred in the 400 block of Florida Avenue, NE.

On Sunday, February 23, 2014, at approximately 3:30 am, members of the First District responded to the area of the 5th and K Streets, Northeast for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival on the scene, members located an adult male suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel transported the victim to a local hospital, where he was later pronounced dead. He was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner pending an autopsy.

The investigation has revealed that the shooting occurred in the Fifth District, in the 400 block of Florida Avenue, Northeast.

The decedent has been identified as 36-year-old Daniel Calvin Short of Southeast, Washington, DC.

The Metropolitan Police Department currently offers a reward of up to $25,000 to anyone that provides information which leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons wanted for any homicide committed in the District of Columbia.

Anyone with information about this case is asked 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.”

633 M Street Northeast

This rental is located at 633 M Street, Northeast. The listing says:

“Gorgeous remodel in the New NoMa Community. 2 master suites and sitting room. Hardwood floors throughout and ceramic tile baths. Enjoy the gourmet kitchen and 4 season room adjacent to the formal dining room. Take advantage of local amenities like Union Market, Noma Row, Gallaudet & H Street Restaurants is just a stone’s throw away. Take a five minute walk to the METRO. Oh it~s so convenient !!”

You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/2.5 bath is going for $2,900/Mo.

04/01/14 1:30pm

“Dear PoPville,

Looking for some help to see if any witnesses were around at 4:30am at Florida and P st NE, the morning of March 29th. My brother was struck on his bike in the crosswalk of P st by a red light running driver and was hurt pretty bad. He has already had surgery to put a rod in his leg and may have a broken wrist too. We are looking into getting some camera footage from the XM building. Apparently the driver was not ticketed and they aren’t even calling it an accident just an incident. My brother was heading home from his bartending job and is now in a pretty bad spot with no health insurance, and he can’t work to support himself. Not really wanting to start the standard cars vs bikes flame war just trying to see if anyone was around at that time – its a long shot I know, but figured I would try.”

04/01/14 11:00am

From MPD:

“The Metropolitan Police Department is seeking 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 in the area of the 300 block of Florida Avenue, NE.

On Saturday, March 29, 2014, at approximately 7:30 pm, an adult female was walking in the area when she was approached by an unknown suspect. The suspect produced a pocketknife and forced the victim to walk with him to a nearby alley where he attempted to sexually assault her. The victim yelled for help and the suspect fled.

The suspect is described as a black male, in his late 40s, 5’8″ to 5’9″ in height, 150 pounds, brown complexion, brown eyes, missing teeth, mustache, and displayed cuts on arms. He was last seen wearing a grey short sleeve shirt, black jacket, black shoes, and dark jeans held up with either a shoestring or flex-cuff.

Anyone with information should call 202-727-9099. Additionally, information may be submitted to the TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.”

03/26/14 11:30am

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Photo via NoMa BID

Tweeted by the @NoMaBID:

“The theme for 2014 #NoMaSummerScreen is…UNLIKELY FRIENDSHIPS. Vote for which films you want to watch w/your buds”

Choices include:

“Unlikely Friendships” will be the theme of this year’s NoMa Summer Screen. Please select your top 10 favorite movies from the list below.

THE DARK KNIGHT: (PG-13) When Batman, Gordon and Harvey Dent launch an assault on the mob, they let the clown out of the box, the Joker, bent on turning Gotham on itself and bringing any heroes down to his level.(2008)
TURNER AND HOOCH: (PG) A detective must adopt the dog of a dead man to help him find the murderer.(1989)
THE KARATE KID: (PG) A handyman/martial arts master agrees to teach a bullied boy karate and shows him that there is more to the martial art than fighting. (1984) (more…)