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via go fund me’s Help Jin Recover- CQ Carjacking

From an email:

“Neighbors,

I have set up a GoFundMe page for Jin, who was the victim in the Carjacking on 18 Dec. 2015. This crime was a horrendous crime and very serious as this crime and the recent robberies have made many in our community concerned for there safety. While this GoFundMe page will not stop crime, it will show the support of our community to one of our neighbors, Jin, who is currently recovering from the aggravated assault from being carjacked which caused serious bodily harm and required surgery. Jin is currently at home recovering.

She suffered one broken nose bone, few broken jaw bones, broken left lips and 2 broken teeth, which required oral surgery and 12 stitches on my lips and still have severe headaches. She also suffered a big blow to her head.

I have received overwhelming support for this GoFundMe page and know that our community is more than neighbors, friends and people. We are a support structure that provides to the needs of others to help them build, grow, and overcome what life throws at them.”

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8th and L Street, SE (just south of Barracks Row)

Checking in on The Brig – it’s gotta be ready by the Spring. Other beer gardens in the works are:

The Midlands (Park View)

TAKODA, sorta, (Shaw)

Boulder/Bolder Beer Garden (Trinidad)

Bardo Riverfront (also Navy Yard – closer to the ballpark)

Possibly one at the former Lux Lounge (in the Squangle)

And beer gardens that we already have:

Dacha (Shaw)

Garden District (U Street)

Wunder Garten (when it warms up again, NoMa)

Sauf Haus Bier Hall (Dupont)

Biergarten Haus (H Street, NE)

Bardo (Trinidad)

Wonderland (Columbia Heights)

DC Reynolds (Petworth)

Bier Baron (Dupont)

Bluejacket (Navy Yard)

Not too mention the other hybrids – overall not too shabby!!

billy joel
Photo by PoPville flickr user Bossi

From a press release:

“The Washington Nationals and Live Nation Entertainment are proud to announce that by overwhelming demand, Legendary Musician Billy Joel will return to Washington, DC to perform at Nationals Park on Saturday, July 30, 2016.

This performance will make Billy Joel the first artist in history to play Nationals Park in a record-setting third appearance. Tickets for the general public go on sale Friday, January 29 at 10:00 AM at Nationals.com/BillyJoel. (more…)

iceyards event

From an email:

“ICE YARDS
AT THE YARDS

Saturday, January 23
2-6 PM

$10 Admission!
21+ & Over

Featuring
Ice Bars + Cocktails * Boozy Snow Cones * Frosty Beer Garden
Apés Ski Lounge * Outdoor Fire Pits * Ice Graffiti Wall
Ice Shuffleboard & Cornhole * Indoor Snowfall * Food Vendors

Musical Performances by
Jeff From Accounting
Party Like It’s…
DJ Jerome Baker

Beer Garden by
Due South

Tickets on sale now:
IceYards2016.eventbrite.com

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Phil

From a press release:

“Nationals Host 2016 Racing Presidents Auditions on January 17

WHAT: Washington Nationals fans will have a chance to run for office when they try out to become one of the Racing Presidents on Sunday, January 17 at the Washington Nationals Youth Baseball Academy.

Candidates looking to fill the shoes of George, Tom, Abe, Teddy and Bill have been invited to the Youth Baseball Academy to perform a freestyle dance, run a 40-yard dash and participate in two races from center field to first base. In addition, each applicant will be required to answer questions from a panel of Nationals entertainment staff members.

Racing hopefuls were pre-selected from a pool of applicants who submitted their cover letter and resume. Participation in the tryout is by invitation only and not open to the public. Tryouts will take place regardless of weather conditions. (more…)

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A reader reports:

“Out with the old, in with the new…dismantling the old trapeze school and putting the finishing touches on their new location at New Jersey and N St. SE…directly across from the US Dept of Transportation. (former NGA site).”

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“Also, a new pier being built directly off the boardwalk at Yards Park.”

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via google maps

From MPD:

“On Friday December 18, 2015, at 9:00PM members of the First District responded to the 300 block of L Street, SE for the report of a carjacking (unarmed).

The complainant in this case states that she had just parked her vehicle and was removing items from within the trunk when two suspects approached her from the rear. One of the suspects’ punched the complainant in the head causing her to fall to the ground. The suspects then entered the complainant’s vehicle and fled the scene.

Both suspects were described as black males wearing dark gray hoodies. The complainant’s vehicle is described as a 2004 Honda Civic, silver in color, bearing DC registration.

Anyone with information about the above 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 message 50411.”

Alan Henney tweeted:

“CAPITOL HILL CARJACKING, 300 blk L St SE-DC. 52YR-OLD woman struck by fist/blunt object in head/jaw, was unconscious, bleeding from jaw.”

From a neighborhood listserv:

“I was carjacked and assaulted by 2-3 guys around 9:30pm at L street between 3rd and 4th street, SE Washington, DC on Friday December 18, 2015.

I was taken to the GW hospital ER Room by the police around 10:00pm.

I suffered one broken nose bone, few broken jaw bones, broken left lips and 2 broken teeth. I also suffered a big blow to my back head. I had an oral surgery and 12 stitches on my lips and still have severe headache. I was released from hospital Sunday afternoon, December 20, 2015. It will take a few months and additional 2-3 surgeries in order for me to recover.

I lost my iPhone, car, wallet and some other personal items inside of the car.

My car is a silver Honda Civic EX sedan with 4 doors and a moon roof with DC plate number EG2475.

Please contact me or call the police if you happened to see the car.”