Georgia and Upshur Street, NW

* Knock wood, God willing, Fingers crossed, Baruch Hashem. For real this time if all goes well.

With Shaw like fervor, Petworth’s restaurant scene continues to explode. I’ve been getting lots of emails from folks spotting diners at the long awaited Slim’s. These have been private events but I’m told it is very very likely they’ll be open to the public on Wednesday.*

In the meantime I call dibs on a booth:

photo credit Seth Kaplan

photo credit Seth Kaplan

photo credit Seth Kaplan

photo credit Seth Kaplan


via google maps

From MPD:

“4th district officers responded for a shooting in the 4400 block of Iowa avenue around 1715 hours . Once on the scene they located a female victim 30 years of age with a gunshot wound to the buttocks. She was taken to an area hospital with non life threatening injuries. This case is on going. We are asking if anyone have any information regarding this incident please call 202-727-9099.”

Shubha J tweeted us at 1:25am:

“@PoPville woke up with a start at 1am to what sounded like ton of gunfire. 9th & crittenden NW. Now 3 cop cars on block looking around…”

MPD reported:

“On June 24, 2016, at approximately 1:30 am Fourth District officers were canvassing in reference to sounds of gunshots in the area [900 Block Allison Street Northwest]. Suspect was spotted in the block, and attempted to flee. Officers were able to apprehend suspect. Once, apprehended officers recovered a handgun from suspect. Suspect was arrested for Carrying Pistol Without License.”

3911 Georgia Avenue, NW – my photo from 2013 to the left, Homestead’s today to the right

Petworth busting into to the Shaw action…

From a press release:

“The team behind The Blaguard – the beloved neighborhood bar in Adams Morgan – will officially open its new restaurant, Homestead, Thursday, June 23, 2016 in the heart of Petworth at 3911 Georgia Avenue NW. The menu – developed by Executive Chef Marty Anklam – will focus on chef-inspired comfort foods in family-style portions, seasonal cocktails, and local, responsibly sourced ingredients. Homestead’s opening marks the first solo restaurant venture from Nic Makris, co-owner of The Blaguard, as well as the return of Chef Anklam to his hometown roots. (more…)

Photo by PoPville flickr user Claire Uziel

“Dear PoPville,

Our next door neighbors (row house in Petworth) started building an addition onto the back of their house with no permits. They are doing the work themselves. They’ve been working outside legal construction hours, including on Sundays and as late as 10:30 pm, doing loud drilling and hammering. The addition/work site is inches from our bedroom window. A stop work order was issued, but they are ignoring it and still doing construction. I’ve now noticed that the roof on the addition likely hangs over our property line (Our house has an addition in the back that is more narrow than the front of the house/property line). DCRA has told us that the property line issue is a “civil matter” and that there’s nothing they can do about it. Is this true? Do we have any recourse? Is the property line encroachment going to make it hard to eventually sell our house? Any advice would be much appreciated!”


No lectures please, please just keep your eyes peeled if you live/work nearby. Thanks. Contact jaxphoto(at) with any info.

“Dear PoPville,

Around 9am this morning someone smashed my front passenger window on 7th St NW between Randolph and New Hampshire and grabbed a backpack off the front seat. I was only away from the car for about 1 minute so I think the person was on a skateboard or maybe a bicycle? Or a fast runner Bc I saw no one when I came back out.

Several key items were in the bag that I desperately need to have found:
MacBook Pro 13″ retina laptop, Serial number: C02NG69WG3QJ
2 external hard drives (desperate to find these drives)
2 mifi units
Insurance card

The backpack looks like the attached photo, with a White House patch on it, and one of the drives is labeled like the second photo only it says “2016” instead of 2015. Third photo is similar to the second drive that was in the bag only that one is labeled as “Ghana 2015 A” I believe. It’s a 1 terabyte seagate.

Fourth photo has a strip identifying the drives with my email and phone number. I’m not sure if the two drives that were stolen had that on it or not.

I sorely need the drives back, they are my backups which I normally store inside safely. They have files of photographs that don’t exist anywhere else from my job as a photojournalist for the Associated Press and personal photo files as well. If anyone finds them, in whatever condition, please contact me. No questions asked.

Inside is also a MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Mid 2014) with a purple cover. There is a round sticker that says “AP” on the front along with Velcro strips.

There are Bernie Sanders and Ted Cruz stickers from when I covered their campaigns on the back.

I also had two mifi units to connect to the Internet in the bag, and a passport of me valid for four years, along with some cash and a discover card (which I’ve canceled)

It was only in the car for less than a minute in broad daylight. I’ve done a police report but need your help to get back my files, please help!

Contact jaxphoto(at) with any info.”

1224 Shepherd Street Northwest

Today’s rental is located at 1224 Shepherd Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Renovated 3 bedroom in Columbia Heights on two levels. Two secondary bedrooms have dens. Walk to Metro and bike share, close to Military bases. Shopping convenience to CVS, Target, Giant, Safeway, new Walmart, Yes Organic. Located close to Upsher Park, access to new Library, Yoga Center, PNC Bank and Washington Sports Club. Alarm service and lawn maint included. 1 parking back driveway. No pets.”

Ed. Note: close to Military bases? That’s a first…


You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/1 bath is going for $2,995/Mo.


“Dear PoPville,

My husband and I are wondering if we are the only ones that find this odd. Our neighbors are having a BBQ/party and the cops showed up [over the weekend]. At first we thought maybe there was a noise complaint, but they started eating the food off the grill and have now been there for over an hour. It started with one MPD vehicle and now there are two. They are in their uniforms and in marked cars. Are they on the clock? Is this appropriate? Wondering your thoughts. This is in Petworth on Georgia Ave (4D).”

shots fired

DVD reports:

“responding to incident in alley between Shepard and Randolph NW. Detectives on the scene.”

Another reader reports:

“I heard approximately 5 loud, single gunshots near 13th and Randolph St NW at 4:30am this morning. Immediately following the incident, there was audible talking in the alley between the 1300 block of Sheperd St and Randolph St NW. I called the police within a minute of the incident to report what I had heard. A 911 operator picked up right away and, in the time that it took me to explain what had I had heard, a police vehicle had already pulled into the alley. The police vehicle stopped halfway down the alley and an officer rushed out of his vehicle with gun drawn shouting in the direction of the audible talking in the alley following the gun shots. Within a minute, two other officers were running towards the commotion. Additional police vehicles came and left the scene during the course of this past halfhour.

There was another single loud bang sound at 5:06am. It was unclear whether or not that was a gunshot and/or related to the initial incident.”

via google maps

MPD reports just before 4am:

“Shooting//1600 Montello Ave NE //No lookout”