800 Upshur Street, NW

From the Mayor’s Office:

“On Tuesday, February 21 at 6:30 p.m., Mayor Muriel Bowser will join Ward 4 Councilmember Brandon Todd to sign the Extreme Weather Protection for Animals Emergency legislation into law. Introduced by Councilmember Todd, the legislation will require dog owners in DC to ensure that dogs left outside during the winter are sufficiently protected from inclement weather.

Known as Momma’s Law, the legislation is named after a dog that was repeatedly left outside in below-freezing temperatures in the Petworth neighborhood. In January 2016, concerned neighbors grabbed the attention of local leaders and residents when they tried to intervene to get the dog properly sheltered.

Tuesday, February 21, at 6:30 p.m.

Mayor Muriel Bowser
Brandon Todd, Ward 4 Councilmember

Ruta Del Vino
800 Upshur Street, NW”


A reader reports:

“There was a huge fire at 5am in the house at the corner of 10th and Rock Creek Church Ext – right next to the mural. Flames were 20+ feet high when I finally woke up and saw it.”

video by Piama Habibullah

From AlertDC:

“DC Fire EMS reports the fire has been knocked down with 5 displacements (adults) with 4 dogs. The street closures remain the same at this time due to fire apparatus. Red Cross, DDOT, MPD and Ward Outreach have been notified.

Street Closures:
3700 block of 9th St NW
3600 block of New Hampshire Ave NW
3600 block of Rock Creek Church Rd NW.”

DC Fire & EMS reported:

“9th St fire under control. Still no injuries reported. Request @RedCrossNCR for 5 displaced adult occupants.”

Update 7am:

“DDOT reports the fire activity in the 3700 block of 9th St NW has cleared. The following street closures have reopened.
3700 block of 9th St NW
3600 block of New Hampshire Ave NW
3600 block of Rock Creek Church Rd NW.”

shooting petworth sentencing

From MPD:

“District Man Sentenced to Seven Years in Prison
For Shooting Man in Back on Northwest Washington Street
Defendant Fired 11 Shots at Group of People on Springtime Afternoon

David Gore, 36, of Washington, D.C., was sentenced to seven years in prison for firing 11 gunshots at a group of people in Northwest Washington, hitting one victim in the back. (more…)

petworth shooting
Photo by CH

“Something’s up near the 800 block of Crittenden – Buchanan to Decatur and 8th to 9th was blocked off”

“Dear PoPville,

It was a quiet morning around Sherman Circle when I decided to take my dogs for a walk. Just as I open the door the Ring doorbell activated itself and caught on video this crazy amount of gunshots. So scary and so dangerous!! There is a significant amount of cops at 9th and Crittenden… again!! Already a busy summer around that area. Just wondering when is going to stop!!”

MPD reports:

“Today around 11:00 am, MPD responded to the sounds of gunshots in the 4700 block of 9th Street, NW. The victim was located at a local hospital and is currently undergoing emergency medical treatment. The case is being investigated by detectives of the Fourth District. There is no additional information that can be provided at this time.

Anyone with information regarding this offense can call the MPD at (202)727-9099 or text at 50411.”

“Here we are at Hanks”

“Dear PoPville,

This week in DC and around the world people have been taking part in the second action from the 10 actions 100 days campaign started by the Women’s March. The goal of the campaign is to keep the momentum from the march going. “Huddles” have been formed where small groups are meeting to action plan in people’s homes/ restaurants and bars. Thus far 4,037 huddles have been formed worldwide. There were numerous ones in our own neighborhood this week. The momentum is so strong that once a huddle was published on the site it filled to complicity right away. The Women’s March Campaign provides everything the facilitator needs. The facilitator is only responsible for hosting/ finding a place and then publishing the huddle to the site.

Hank’s Cocktail Bar in Petworth was kind enough to host our Petworth Huddle. I thought they were a very appropriate place to meet since they are strong believers in our cause. The staff at Hank’s went out of their way to accommodate us. It was great experience, meeting new people from the neighborhood and working on an action plan to resist the damage the current administration is causing the country.

The idea is to keep these huddles going as we continue to #resist.”

via google maps

About all those sirens part two.

From MPD:

“Shooting at 0211 hrs at Georgia AVE NW/Delafield Pl NW. No Lookout at this time”

fire out
Photo by Erdem

A reader reported:

“Our apartment building, Cathedral Mansion across from the Zoo, caught fire tonight. I woke up to fire alarms and smoke at 10:25pm. We had a bit of smoke in our apartment, but that has dissipated now at 11:08pm. Pretty scary. Looked like it was contained to the end of the second floor. No idea what happened, but the DC fire department was thankfully on the job!”

self reporting tool
Photo by PoPville flickr user Miki J.

“Dear PoPville,

There have been, just in my small universe, three incidents in the last four days of individuals using “go back home”, “this is my country”, “where are you from” “get out muzzie C^&*” interactions in the last four days. All three of the incidents were in Petworth/Park View. Two of them may be related. We, some of us lawyers, have checked DC ACLU, and SPLC, and there’s not a specific reporting mechanism on issues like this within DC.

Could you please ask people to fill out this form if they have had any incidents. And if there’s someone who specializes in how to turn these encounters into appropriate identification and tracking of bad actors to pass on ways to do so?”

After two friends within an hour, and three within two days faced confrontations that tread the hate-crime line, we are creating this self-reporting form for individuals to report incidents of intimidation, hate crime, and other danger in the face of political beliefs. The hope is we can establish patterns if needed. All responses will be kept confidential, and contact information if disclosed will only be kept by the database administrator.

429 Delafield Place

This house is located at 429 Delafield Place, NW. The MRIS listing says:

“This completely renovated row home by H2DesignBuild has everything a homeowner could want. The home is 4 Bed/3.5 bath and includes, Italian Marble, Select HW Floors with walnut stain, custom Trex deck, secured parking, front/rear basement entrances, wet bar, porcelain foyer tile, and Pella windows. Located in the heart of Petworth approx 15-minute walk to the metro.”


You can see more photos here.

This 4 bed/3.5 bath is going for $694,016.

lincolns cottage
140 Rock Creek Church Road, NW

From President Lincoln’s Cottage:

“On July 4, 1864, the same day the Lincoln family moved to the Cottage for the last time, Abraham Lincoln signed into law An Act to Encourage Immigration. This legislation cemented Lincoln and the Republican Party’s platform pledging that immigration “should be fostered and encouraged by a liberal and just policy.”

American by Belief, a new special exhibit opening this fall at President Lincoln’s Cottage, introduces the public to Abraham Lincoln’s little known immigration policies. Lincoln believed that America offered immigrants the full realization of its founding promises and a fair chance to succeed. Some of these very principles continue to draw immigrants to the United States 150 years later.

American by Belief opens on October 16, 2015, in the Robert H. Smith Visitor Education Center and will remain open for two years.

Follow here for immigration stories visitors have left us in the exhibit.”