06/13/14 3:10pm

From MPD:

1:04 p.m. – 200 Blk. Parker St., N.E. – The complainant reports that a black male, approximately 30 years of age, approached her vehicle and tapped on the window with a handgun. The suspect then entered the driver’s seat of the vehicle and once inside, stole 3 of the complainant’s credit cards from her bag. The suspect fled the scene on foot.”

06/09/14 11:55am

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3rd and K St, NE

“Dear PoPville,

Just walking by popular neighborhood Indian restaurant Indigo this morning (3rd & K St NE) and noticed a fresh coat of yellow paint (building used to be white). Perhaps in celebration of their one year anniversary? Certainly adds some much needed color to the neighborhood.”

Their one year anniversary is in Sept. but for whatever reason looks great! On June 4th they tweeted a photo of this menu – any must order items?

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06/08/14 8:18am

From @DCPoliceDept:

“Multiple Shooting- 0306 hrs, 1st & M St NE/ No lookout”

Updates when/if more info is released.

UPDATE 5pm: Still no info from MPD but a PoPville twitter follower says:

“Eyewitness in my building who was on the ground said someone started shooting right as Ibiza was letting out. Nothing more yet.”

UPDATE 6:30pm from MPD:

“On Sunday, June 8, 2014, at approximately 3:05 am four individuals sustained non-life-threatening gunshot wounds. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel transported them to a local hospital. The case was closed with the arrest of two adult males who were charged with Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (Gun).

06/03/14 10:25am

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Dangerously Delicous Pies opened their Union Station outpost almost exactly two years ago in June 2012 in the old Vacaro’s spot in the food court. In the forum a reader asks:

“It’s been a frustrating day, so I went to Union Station to drown my sorrows in pie and the counter is empty! Not just devoid of pie, but the cash register is gone too – does anyone know what happened?”

Owner Sandra Basanti responds via email:

“We just closed last week as they begin renovations and begin replacing the escalator, which is currently shut down, that ran directly in from of our spot in the food court. There is some major construction going on in that wing. We had so many lovely regulars visit us that have reached out and we are sad to not be able to serve them every week but we hope to be invited back to serve pies at union station perhaps after renovations or in a new spot.”

Dangerously Delicious Pies’ original DC space is located at 1339 H St, NE. You can see their menu here. And in Feb. 2012 they opened up a spot in Chinatown at 901 7th Street, NW.

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100 Florida Avenue, NE

Union Social is the spot in the new Elevation building that is

“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.

Union Social is a DC Metro inspired casual, fine dining restaurant featuring a scratch kitchen and craft bar.”

They’ve also applied for a liquor license that says:

“New restaurant serving American food with summer garden seating 50 patrons. Total load is 250.”

Hours are listed as Sunday through Thursday 7am – 2am and Friday & Saturday 7am – 3am.

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05/22/14 4:45pm

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Photo via NoMa BID

From a press release:

“Filmgoers, rejoice: you can watch your favorite movies under the stars at NoMa Summer Screen next week! NoMa’s signature event series, showing 13 weeks of films fitting the theme “Unlikely Friendships,” will once again be held on the Loree Grand Field at Second and L Streets, NE.

NoMa Summer Screen is a free, outdoor film series in NoMa, Washington, D.C.’s most connected neighborhood. Every Wednesday from May 28 to August 20, hundreds of neighbors gather at 7 p.m. for music, giveaways, food trucks, picnicking, and fun for all ages. Films start at dark. All movies are screened with subtitles. Coolers, children and friendly (leashed) dogs are welcome. The 2014 series is sponsored by Storey Park, a 712,000 SF project with office, retail and residential in the heart of NoMa, coming in 2016.

Now in its seventh year, the award-winning series will feature “Unlikely Friendship” films: coming-of-age tales, time-travel comedies, `80’s classics, and more:

· May 28: Back to the Future (PG, 1985) rest of the schedule after the jump. (more…)

05/21/14 10:25am

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550 Penn Street, NE behind Union Market

A week ago we learned that Angelika Pop-Up! Movie Theater was coming to the space behind Union Market next door to the new Dolcezza Gelato Factory. Lots more info now known from a press release:

“DC’s acclaimed Union Market and Reading International, Inc. (NASDAQ: RDI), have announced that the Angelika Pop-Up, a three screen micro cinema located in the growing Union Market district, will open on June 13, 2014. The Angelika Pop-Up will serve as the DC hub of Angelika’s signature mix of specialty film programming and unique events during the development of the permanent Angelika Film Center expected to open in late 2015 at Union Market.

As announced in late 2013, Reading International signed a lease for an Angelika Film Center in Union Market. This new multi-screen cinema will combine the most cutting edge presentation technology with elements of luxury and comfort in stylish surroundings reflective of the creative spirit existing at the Market, an artisanal, curated year-round food market featuring over 40 local vendors. While this new state-of-the-art Angelika Film Center is scheduled to open at Union Market in late 2015, the Angelika Pop-Up will satisfy a growing demand for unique entertainment to complement the Market’s vast culinary offerings.

“The vibrancy and creativity already existing at Union Market make it a perfect home for the Angelika Pop-Up,” says Ellen Cotter, chief operating officer of the US Cinema division of Reading. “And, we are honored that our state-of-the-art Angelika in development now will be part of the continued re-shaping and transforming of this important area of Washington DC.”

“Our vision for Union Market is to create a place that brings together the innovative and creative community of DC,” says Jodie McLean, President and Chief Investment Officer of EDENS, developer of Union Market. “The caliber of Angelika’s programming and its overall commitment to emerging and established filmmakers from both here and abroad makes them the ideal partner for Union Market and the surrounding DC neighborhood.”

For the Pop-Up, a raw warehouse space was converted into three intimate screening rooms. This will offer an immediate venue for the culturally rich DC community to enjoy not only a range of independent, foreign and specialty films, but also specially tailored film-based events, panels and unique alternative content. By providing opportunities to connect with the films and each other, the Angelika Pop-Up at Union Market aims to support a creative community of local, national and international filmmakers, artists, and film enthusiasts.

In addition to the familiar theater concessions of popcorn and soda, a menu featuring a selection of packaged snack foods and drinks of the gourmet quality Union Market guests are accustomed to will be curated by former Food Network executive Bruce Seidel (Hot Lemon Productions) and former Food Network chef Santos Loo. Among the special items that guests can enjoy before, during or after their film are: Rosemary Truffle Popcorn, Crunchy Kale Chips, Maple Bacon Chuao Chocolate Bars, Intelligentsia Coffee, and a selection of craft bottled beers and wines. While this temporary micro cinema will not offer all the luxurious amenities of the future state-of-the-art cinema, the Angelika Pop-Up will feature pristine new Barco digital projection and digital sound as it offers a sneak-peek of the provocative and intelligent programming the neighborhood deserves. The Pop-Up will operate seven days per week, with showtimes and advanced reserved seating available at www.AngelikaPopUp.com.

Below is a description of some upcoming films scheduled to open at the Pop-Up. (more…)