This spot must’ve been super sweet back in the day:
This spot must’ve been super sweet back in the day:
This rental is located at 218 Channing Street, Northeast. The listing says:
“BROOKLAND RENTAL!!! CONVENIENTLY LOCATED near shopping, Rhode Island Ave METRO Station and bus routes; just minutes from downtown and Capitol Hill. MUST SEE!!!”
You can see more photos here.
This 2 bed/1 bath is going for $2,200/Mo.
4th Street, NE b/w Adams and Bryant
Thanks to a reader for sending word that Chez Hareg has reopened under new management at 2312 4th Street, NE. Anyone know who the new management is?
Update from MPD:
“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a homicide in the 800 block of Channing Place, Northeast.
On Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at approximately 11:12 am, an adult female was found deceased in the 800 block of Channing Place, Northeast. The decedent was subsequently transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner pending autopsy.
On May 8, 2014, members of the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner determined the Cause of Death to be blunt force injuries and asphyxiation and the Manner to be Homicide.
The decedent has been identified as 75 year-old Mary Houston of Northeast, 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.”
Photo courtesy Edgewood Community Garden
From an email:
“Good afternoon, everyone,
I wanted to reach out to all of you today to make you aware of an unfortunate incident that occurred at the Edgewood Recreation Center and Community Garden this past weekend. This garden is free and open to Edgewood neighbors and friends.
Approximately 40 volunteers gathered on Saturday at our annual spring planting at the Edgewood Community Garden located on the grounds of DC Parks and Recreation, Edgewood Recreation Center. Upon finishing, we had cleaned the entire picnic area, planted, and covered our 10 raised garden beds. Pictures of the garden planting and clean up are included.
Around 3pm that day, college aged students started to arrive at the picnic and garden area for the popularly advertised Dreams Never Die (DND) organization that was established by Howard University (HU) students (but in no way affiliated or supported by HU) “DRANKNIX II” party cause we down for whatever food, drinks and liq provided party. Approximately 500-700 people came to this party and trampled on the garden beds and left the premises trashed and damaged.
We want to restore the garden with Edgewood neighbors and Howard University’s Green Team and Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., Alpha Chapter, but we need your help to restore the garden as well. Considering that the garden is free and open to the public, we rely on generous donations from private individuals to sustain our efforts. We spent nearly the $400 we had available for this growing season for this weekend planting day. We want to restore the garden with our neighbors and Howard University Green Team student organization, but we need your help as well.
Please consider donating any amount (even $5 will go a long way!) you can today so we can begin planning for our restoration event. Your gift is tax-deductible and will be of great help in taking the next steps to restore and beautify the area again.
You can donate to the garden by clicking on this link and then locate the “Donate Now” button (please ensure that you include in your donation comment section “Edgewood Community Garden”). You can also send a check that is written out to the Friends of Edgewood Recreation Center to:
PO BOX 25172
Washington, DC 20027
Thank you for all of your supportive emails, phone calls, Facebook posts and positive energy you’re sending our way now, but most of all, since the beginning of this adventure.
To read more about the garden: Edgewood Garden
Co-Director, Edgewood Community Garden”
“WELCOME TO THE CITY LIVING IN BROOKLAND ENJOY THIS SPACIOUS STUDIO CONDO GRANITE COUNTERTOP,STAINLESS STEEL APPLIANCES,HARDWOOD FLOORS ,MAPLE CABINETS WASHER AND DRYER IN UNIT.WHAT A GREAT GIFT FOR THE SPRING ENJOY!!!SECTION 8 VOUCHERS WELCOME.”
You can see a few more photos here.
This studio is going for $975/Mo.
“Lovely three level townhouse w/hardwood floors throughout, separate dining, open kitchen, finished basement, CAC, den with slider doors to the deck, fenced yard, 2 carport parking, as-is condition. Walk to Rhode Island Subway, Home Depot, CVS, Giant Food, banks, and restaurants. Call owner for appointment until box is installed. Contract is contingent on seller finding a home. Please LOCKUP.”
You can see a few photos here.
This 3 bed/1.5 bath is going for $399,000.
On Sunday night @DCPoliceDept tweeted:
“Shooting in the 300 block of Adams Street, NE @2020 hours. No Lookout.”
Washington Post reports the incredible details:
It [the bullet] pierced the pocket of his hooded sweatshirt and bored into his wallet, going through his diver’s license, a bank card and a folded $10 bill. It struck five more cards and broke partway through the wallet’s cover, shattering the glass front of his smartphone.
“I am generally not a religious man, but this guy is blessed,” said D.C. Police Cmdr. Andrew Solberg, a 26-year veteran who heads the 5th District station, covering the area where Harris lives. “I want to go over and touch this man’s hand or clip off a lock of his hair. I want to rub him and feel some magic.”
You can see a photo of the wallet that saved the man’s life here.
Washington Post reports:
“A charter school teacher walking on the Metropolitan Branch Trail in Northeast Washington was beaten and robbed Thursday night by a large group of assailants, according to D.C. police.”
“The Metropolitan Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying and locating multiple persons of interest in connection with a robbery force and violence which occurred in the 600 Block of Rhode Island Avenue, NE.
On Thursday, October 31, 2013, at approximately 9:15 pm, an adult male victim was walking in the area of the 600 Block of Rhode Island Avenue, NE when one of 10 persons gathered announced a robbery and the entire group assaulted him, took his property, and fled the scene. The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment.
The persons of interest are described as black males between 18 to 22 years of age.
Anyone with information on this case is asked to call the police at (202) 727-9099.”
Photo by PoPville flickr user KJinDC
Earlier in the week MPD posted “Weapon Recovery in the 600 Block of Girard Street, NE” to the MPD-5D listserv:
“Day Watch Patrol Service Area (PSA)502 Units led by Sergeant Steinhilber responded back to this area for a complete canvass once day light broke and recovered a black 9MM HELWAN semi automatic handgun, from the front of an address in the 600 Block of Girard Street, NE, behind a cable box. The weapon was loaded with one round in the chamber and one round in the magazine. The hammer on the weapon was cocked!”
A member responded:
“Were any prints able to be lifted from the handgun? Did the fact that you are not equipped with enough manpower to police all 911 calls, prevent you from sitting on this firearm for a period of time to see if someone might come to get it?”
MPD responded this morning:
“The weapon is being processed at our state of the art Forensics Lab that performs a number of tests on firearms, magazines and ammo. We are staffed to manage calls for service and other self initiated assignments that come forth each tour and most importantly we are in the risk management business. That risk involves decision making concerning weapons. I would rather work the recovery with forensic analysis and good old fashion police work than risk the loss of a crime gun back into our community. I have made more death notifications to loved ones in 31 years than I care to think about. I cannot imagine the anguish a parent, wife/husband, brother/sister, extended family, friends, relatives and associates would feel hearing a family member was killed with a gun we were capable and able to recover immediately but chose to sit on in an attempt to make an arrest that may or may not be prosecuted. I will gladly leave those cases to TV and Hollywood.”