From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Youth Investigations Division have announced that two arrests have been made in the first degree child sexual abuse which occurred in the 3200 block of Park Place, Northwest.

On Thursday, July 17, 2014, the Youth Investigations Division learned of a sexual assault that occurred at an unknown location in the District of Columbia. Subsequent investigation identified the location of the assault as the 3200 block of Park Place, NW, where a juvenile was sexually assaulted by two adult males.

On Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at approximately 7:21 pm, members from the Youth Investigations Division arrested 45 year-old Orlando James Roberts of Northwest, Washington, DC, and charged him with First Degree Child Sexual Abuse.

Subsequently, at approximately 8:30 pm, members from Prince George’s County Police and District Heights Police Departments arrested 19 year-old Javon Rashawn Henson of District Heights, Maryland, pursuant to a DC Superior Court arrest warrant, which charges him with First Degree Child Sexual Abuse. Mr. Henson is being held as a fugitive.”

3217 Georgia Ave, NW

“Dear PoPville,

Ana finally got her menu printed—and it is quite something to behold, on many levels! The typos, starting with the incorrect address and days of the week, the foods not matching their titles, the giant black fish on a plate, and my favorite, the whole chicken: it comes with rice and beans, yet the photo is of a whole chicken resting on a plate of French fries. I also like the jalapeno with the Mexican flag on the front panel.

ana’s_menu (PDF)

I will say though, the food is absolutely awesome. I got 3 tacos, rice and bean for only $9 the other day, and they cook it from scratch right in front of you.”


Thanks to @ryanpougiales for tweeting us the photo above:

“Filipino church at Morton and Sherman set to become condos”

OPaLdc’s website says:

“Call it eclectic. Call it cool. Anyway you color it, Morton Street Mews is an exciting new addition to downtown DC. Each of the community’s 26 two-level condominiums feature modern aesthetics on the inside and a bold mixture of new and existing urban architecture throughout. Tucked between the Columbia Heights and Petworth Metro stations and just a block away from the neighborhood shops and restaurants lining 11th Street, Morton Street Mews is also effortlessly walkable. Fortunately, you’ll have off-street parking to accommodate your car while you enjoy all the conveniences these refreshing, colorful city homes provide!”

Rendering via Opaldc

“Dear PoPville,

There is a guy going around exposing himself on the 700 block of Kenyon between Sherman and Georgia Ave. I’ve seen him do it once personally and then this morning while on my way to work, a girl came up to me while she was walking her dog and told me a guy just did it to her. I tried to get a picture of him, but I wasn’t fast enough and he rode away on a bike. From what I did see though, he looked like the same guy I saw exposing himself about a week ago in an alleyway near the intersection of Sherman on Kenyon and this occurred on the street in the same area (actually right across from Chavez Charter School…so that adds to the ick factor). He’s hispanic, about 5’6″, he was wearing a blue t-shirt today. Those are unfortunately all the details I have. Both incidents have occurred in the morning before 8 AM.

Just thought people should be aware and if you see anything like this to contact MPD.”

Ed. Note: MPD has been notified about these particular incidents.

715 Kenyon Street, NW

I’ve been dying to see how this new building turned out. From their website:


BRAND NEW – six unit apartment building in Columbia Heights
4 Two-bedroom/two-bath and
2 Three-bedroom/two-bath residences”

You can see what the units look like inside here.

I was able to get a couple of prices:

UNIT #3 2BR/2BA $2,550/mo
UNIT #4 3BR/2BA $3,550/mo
Parking $85/month

There is an open house Thursday 6-8pm.


From a press release:

“A report of “deplorable housing conditions” at Park Morton on a local blog has been determined to be fictitious.

The District of Columbia Housing Authority takes complaints seriously. DCHA immediately investigated a Prince of Petworth post that featured several housing violations. The claims made in the post were found to be fabricated. The blog post has since been removed from the site. Ed. Note earlier this week the post was removed at the request of the OP who at the time said he felt threatened. Nevertheless, my sincere apologies to the DC Housing Authority if the photos were indeed fabricated by the OP.

During the inspection, it was determined that the online post was submitted by an adult dependent of a Park Morton resident. That dependent admitted to causing the destruction of property and making a false report to a neighborhood website. DCHA repaired the issues.

It is DCHA’s mission is to provide quality affordable housing to extremely low- through moderate-income households while fostering communities and cultivating opportunities for residents to improve their lives.”

3013 Georgia Avenue, NW

“Dear PoPville,

I wanted to invite you to an awesomely unique new happening on Georgia Avenue. Kokeb restaurant is opening an Ethiopian Brunch starting this Sunday, June 29th from 11am – 1pm.

The grand Opening will feature a buffet of amazing dishes, a traditional coffee ceremony, spiced bloody mary’s, honey wine, and music. We will also be selling goods handmade by Ethiopian in a partnership with myfight, a group that is fighting poverty by creating international marketplaces for skilled women.

Going forward, the restaurant will open at 10 am Saturdays and Sundays.

I lived in Ethiopia for two years as a Peace Corps volunteer. Kokeb to me represents what Ethiopia feels and tastes like and this is extends to the genuine hospitality of the owner.”

3112 Georgia Ave, NW

An interesting piece of scuttlebutt passed on from a reader:

“I was in the L&N Thrift Store on Georgia Avenue and the lady in there told me that they were selling the building to a developer who was going to put that building together with the one next door to assemble a lot to build condos on.”

Ed. Note: Before moving to Georgia Ave, L and N Thrift was located at 1830 14th St, NW now home to the Amsterdam Falafel in Logan.

With word that Mike’s Thrift store will also likely be closing on H Street – are there any good thrift stores left in the District?


Here’s the article mentioned in this morning’s rant/revel – D.C.’s last serial killer: The Princeton Place murders, 20 years later:

“D.C. was a different place then, particularly on the rougher edges of town, and the brutality of the Princeton Place murders seemed to catch the zeitgeist. D.C. was Murder Capital, U.S.A. Gentrification was a rumor. Drug markets were open-air and in your face. Police were overwhelmed. The coroner’s office was a mess . . . and, lost in the shuffle, black women caught up in drugs, sometimes in prostitution, started to disappear.”

Read the full story here.