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From MPD:

“On Thursday, April 27, 2015, at around 11:26PM, a citizen walking westbound in the 1700 block of D Street, Southeast, was approached from behind by (2) subjects, described as black males between 17-24 years old, thin build, wearing masks, who snatched her pocketbook off of her shoulder and began hitting her causing her to fall to the ground. During the struggle for the pocketbook, one of the subjects brandished a firearm.

After obtaining the pocketbook, both subjects ran to an alley off of D Street, Southeast.

The victim sustained minor scratches but refused medical treatment.

This case is currently being investigated by the First District Investigative Unit.”

The victim described her experience on the Hill East listserv:

“Unfortunately, I was mugged at gunpoint tonight around 11:30 on the 1700 block of D Street SE as I was walking home from the Metro. I heard and then saw the two assailants running behind me. I wasn’t able to outrun them and fell to the ground as they grabbed my bag away from me. It was only then that I saw the gun. They hit me a few times (luckily, not very hard) and then ran away with my purse down the alley that is between 17th and 18th. I heard tires screeching shortly thereafter. Fortunately, I wasn’t physically injured more than a scrape to the knee when I feel. I am grateful for the kindness and concern of the neighbors down the street who let me come inside their home to use their phone to call the police and of my friends (also neighbors and parents to a newborn) who stayed with me as I was interviewed by the police and as we waited for the CSI. I am also grateful for the police who came quickly and were very professional and thorough.

On the off chance that you spot a discarded Coach black tote bag or a pair of women’s Asics Nimbus running shoes (that look like this.), please let me know! My running shoes with custom-made and brand new orthotics were inside my bag, and I doubt that the thieves have much use for them.

Stay safe! The police said that there have been several muggings recently as people have been walking home from the Stadium Armory metro.”

metro drill
Photo by PoPville flickr user Brian Mosley


“Metro Transit Police and the District of Columbia Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department will conduct a full-scale emergency response drill at Stadium-Armory Station on Sunday, August 23, from 7:45 a.m. until approximately 10 a.m.

During the exercise, emergency responders will simulate a smoke/fire incident in the tunnel outside of Stadium Armory. Metropolitan Police Department and DC Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency also will participate in the exercise.

metro irony

On Facebook, Arnaud Carpentier notes the “Sweet Metro Irony…” in the screenshot above from Metro’s website – due to the scheduling conflict with a DC United match at RFK.

Information for Riders (more…)

This house is located at 951 14th Street, Southeast. The listing says:

“Five Finished Levels Custom Designed & Green Engineered * Spectacular Entertaining Space Inside&Out * Chef’s Kitchen, Fireplace, Bamboo Floors, EcoCline Roof, GuardFoam Insulation * 2-Story Master Loft w/Private Roof Deck * Second Master Suite w/Bath & Balcony * Income-Generating 2BR/2BA Basement w/CofO * OSP Available * Near Potomac Metro, Harris Teeter, Eastern Market, Barracks Row * See 3D Tour”

You can see more photos here.

This 6 bed/5.5 bath is going for $1,420,000.

Photo by PoPville flickr user Lucas Keene

From a press release:

“RFK Stadium, once featured every Sunday throughout the NFL season, will return to hosting prime time football on Friday, September 18 for the AT&T Nation’s Football Classic®. The annual football game pitting the 100-year storied rivals, Hampton University and Howard University, will be nationally televised live on ESPNU and streamed across the globe on ESPN platforms.

“Events DC is excited to bring the Hampton-Howard rivalry back to RFK Stadium as part of the AT&T Nation’s Football Classic,” said Erik A. Moses, senior vice president and managing director of Events DC, Sports & Entertainment Division. “When we developed the Classic in 2011, the plan was always to feature notable historically black colleges and universities on a grand scale in RFK Stadium and having ESPN as the broadcast network this year enhances the platform.

Tickets for the 2015 AT&T Nation’s Football Classic® are currently on sale through Regular priced tickets start at $25 (plus fees) with group discount rates and suite level experiences available as well. For additional information, please visit”


From the Washington Post:

“A pregnant woman biking home from work was stabbed Tuesday afternoon near Congressional Cemetery in Southeast Washington.

The victim said she does not know what the man’s intentions were — perhaps he was trying to steal her backpack, she said…. and just moved to the District from Hawaii about a month ago.”

Old Trusty’s Signage at 1420 Pennsylvania Ave, SE

From an email:

“Trusty’s Full-Serve “The Hill’s Neighborhood Bar & Grill” is celebrating our 10th Anniversary all week long! We have partnered with another local institution Jan’s Tutoring House located only one block from Trusty’s as our neighborhood charity and 10% of all proceeds from this week will be donated to them to help fund their mentoring and tutoring programs for school ages students throughout the neighborhood and DC as a whole. Please join us in helping Jan’s Tutoring House, while playing board games, grabbing a burger and tossing back a cold one or two at Trusty’s.”

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1524 Independence Avenue Southeast

This rental is located at 1524 Independence Avenue, Southeast. The listing says:

“3 Blocks from metro ! Bike Share across the street! Beautiful , Hip, I bed condo. Open plan kitchen, dining, living,beautiful modern kitchen, high end stainless steel appliance, granite, breakfast counter.Washer and dryer in unit, walk in closet, southern exposure light and bright, large windows. Available 07/22/2015 -VACANT”

You can see more photos here.

This 1 bed/1 bath is going for $1,750/Mo.