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A reader reports Friday afternoon:

“I just got home from a long Friday very mad that I saw three motorcycle cops speeding down the Metropolitan Branch Trail at 5:30 PM with no sirens or lights. I am 100% certain that motor vehicles aren’t allowed on the trail and am of the belief that cops aren’t supposed to endanger lives (we all know the reality).”

Side note from REI:

“Met. Branch Trail Safety & Access Study:Public Input Meeting

Date: 6/16/2015
Event Location: REI Community Space at Wunder Garten: 150 M St. NE Washington, DC
Time: 5:30 – 7:30 PM EDT

Description: The NoMa Business Improvement District, Metropolitan Police Department, District Department of Transportation and local stakeholders, leaders and advocates are leading an effort to enhance safety, accessibility and the user experience on the Metropolitan Branch Trail. This effort has been underway since April and the project team is in the process of finalizing recommendations for improvements to be implemented. The team is looking for input from the public (you!) on the concepts and ideas that have been developed thus far. These ideas have come from one-on-one conversations with stakeholders, public workshops along the trail, and over 750 responses from a public survey. Whether you are a trail user or not, your participation is essential to the success of this process.”

Given all the crime reports we’ve heard if they were responding in an official capacity – I think I’d be ok with it. If it deters crime would you support MPD motorcycles on the the Metropolitan Branch Trail or do you think that’d be too dangerous?

rental

This rental is located at 701 Florida Avenue Northeast. The Listing says:

“1-bedroom + PLUS Den, 1 bath. 4 Blocks from NoMA Metro. Close to Downtown, Union Market and the shops, galleries and restaurants of H Street. HVAC and Washer/Dryer. Duplex apt.Hardwood floors, W&D, stainless steel appliances, washer & dryer in unit, quartz counters, custom kitchen & tiled baths.”

rental inside

You can see more photos here. This 1 bed/1 bath is going for $1,775/Mo.

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Photo from last year courtesy Union Market

From a press release:

“On Friday, June 5, 2015, Union Market – the vibrant district in Northeast DC – will bring back its wildly popular drive-in movie series. Best known for honoring themed movies, the June 2015 series will “flashback” every Friday, rolling out films that salute the ‘80s and ‘90s decades. The June line-up will feature blockbuster hits Jurassic Park, Pretty Woman, Space Jam and Beverly Hills Cop. Union Market’s June Drive-In Series is supported by Shinola, the makers of handcrafted, American-built watches, bicycles, leather goods and journals.

The classic American pastime will take place in Union Market’s spacious parking lot, projected on the two-story front wall. The fare is $10 per car, or free in the picnic area for walk-ups & bikers on a first come, first serve basis. Car passes can be purchased here, with a portion of ticket sales benefitting the Wheatley Education Campus, located in DC’s nearby Trinidad neighborhood. Patrons can either tune in through a car radio or listen over the market’s loud speakers.

The DC Rollergirls will return to this year’s series, on-hand delivering speedy snacks and drinks on wheels. All 40 Union Market vendors will remain open for service, and cinephiles craving a salty-sweet mashup will enjoy complimentary Shinola Cola and popcorn throughout the evening.

EVENT DETAILS:

WHEN
Kicks off on Friday, June 5, 2015
Gates open at 6:00 p.m. Gates close at 7:45 p.m. Film begins at 8:00 p.m.
Union Market Parking Lot
13905 5th St. NE

MOVIE LINE-UP
Friday, June 5 – Jurassic Park
Friday, June 12 – Pretty Woman
Friday, June 19 – Space Jam
Friday, June 26 – Beverly Hills Cop”

From @DCPoliceDept:

“1D Shooting- 1200 blk N.Capitol St NW, 2152 hrs. No lookout/”

Ed. Note: On Sunday morning there was a Shooting Homicide in the 1800 block of North Capitol St, NE.

Also on twitter a couple readers tweet @PoPville around 11pm:

“Gunfire in Columbia Heights? Sounded like 6 or 7 shots near 11 and Girard. Or I don’t know what gunfire sounds like.”

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1340 4th Street, NE

Last month we learned that Masseria was coming to the old school part of Union Market. Lots more info from a press release:

“It is with great excitement that we share the news on Stefanelli’s first solo venture, Masseria, opening early Summer 2015 in the Union Market district of Washington, DC.

Masseria, a new restaurant and a first for chef Nick Stefanelli, will be a celebration of big, harmonious flavors and the finest Italian cooking that shaped his palate as a child. The restaurant’s name carries a heartfelt meaning, defining the charming agricultural farm of the Puglia region, which is heavily rooted in Stefanelli’s heritage. All of which means that running his own restaurant will now be more of a lifestyle than a profession, by taking the pretense out of fine dining and keeping it to just a whisper through its service. Entering into a handsome courtyard with relaxed seating, Masseria, an exclusive restaurant for 60 guests, will combine the raw and simple look of an Italian country estate, the industrial grit of the Union Market district, and the undeniable chic of its fashion-savvy chef-owner. Italian food that sings with touches of coastal cultures will be a fitting reward for all who dine at Masseria, because Stefanelli and his skillful team – comprised of General Manager and Advanced Sommelier David Kurka, formerly of Brabo and CityZen, and head bartender Julien-Pierre Bourgon of the acclaimed cocktail lounge PX – believe so passionately in both provenance and taste.”