A reader reports Sunday:

“We literally just installed our Ring video doorbell yesterday and our house was burgled early this morning. We live on 14th St between Taylor & Upshur. The man just walked in the front door (forcing the lock with a pocket knife) walked into our home and took a laptop. Our dog was right there but in her crate. She barked and woke me up, but I didn’t realize anything was missing till 2 hours later. Have contacted Police and filed a report but wasn’t sure if there was anything else proactive to do? I’ve attached some pictures in case anyone recognizes him.

FYI, just an update that we miraculously recovered the laptop this morning. It’s a crazy story but we located it 4 hours after the burglary. We located it via the ‘find my mac’ feature. We went to the vicinity (by Fort Steven) and called police. In the meantime my wife randomly asked some kids we saw near where the laptop was located and they recognized the man. He apparently showed up that morning bloodied and seemingly high. They called an ambulance and when the cops showed up he had a warrant and was this arrested. I guess everything he had was left at that families house so they brought my laptop & charger out to us.

Still trying to actually get the computer unlocked & functioning, but glad to have it physically in my hands.”

From Alert DC at 10:50am:

“ADW (GUN) at 1040 hrs in the 700 block of Upshur Street NW Lookout for 3 B/M’s, L/S driving a burgundy vehicle unknown make and model possible armed
DO NOT TAKE ACTION CALL 911 W/ EVENT # I20170294436”

Ed. Note: Last week a 17 year-old juvenile arrested for assault and armed robbery 11:45am Tuesday at 9th and Upshur St, NW

Update from MPD:

“Around 10:45 am today, MPD responded to the sounds of gunshots in the 700 block of Upshur St NW. Arriving units found the adult male victim suffering from a gunshot wound. He was transported to a local hospital for the treatment of a non-life threatening injury. 4D detectives are investigating this case.

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

From DDOT:

“The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) will temporarily close one travel lane continuously in Grant Circle NW from 6 pm Sunday, May 21 through noon Saturday, May 27. During this time, DDOT will also temporarily close one northbound travel lane on New Hampshire Avenue NW between Upshur Street NW and Grant Circle.

The closure is needed for a traffic study designed to improve transportation safety for all Grant Circle users, and to slow speeding drivers. During the study, Grant Circle operations will be reduced to a single travel lane, and crosswalks into the Circle will be shorter. (more…)

821 Upshur Street, NW

From an email:

“Happy hour at Taqueria del Barrio runs from 4pm-8pm on Tuesdays through Fridays, with specials available at the bar or in the lounge seating tucked behind the bar. Drink specials include their $7 Margarita del Barrio (mezcal, pineapple, habanero-turmeric syrup), $5 classic margaritas or seasonal punch of the day, $6 select wines, and $1 off a rotating selection of draft beers. Food specials include $5 ‘gringo’ tacos with beef stuffed inside crispy taco shells, $5 guacamole, $5 mini torta Mexican sandwiches, $6 queso dip, and $7 nachos topped with Taqueria del Barrio’s homemade mole. (more…)

via google maps

From MPD:

“On Tuesday, May 16, 2017, around 11:45 a.m., the victim was in the 4200 block of 9th Street, NW, when he was approached by two suspects one of whom assaulted him and the other brandished a handgun and took the victim’s property. Both suspects fled from the scene of the robbery. Based on the investigation conducted by the 4D detectives and the responding officers, an arrest was made of one of the suspects. This suspect was identified as a 17 year-old juvenile male of Northwest, Washington, DC. The detectives are working to identify the second suspect and are hopeful to make another arrest in this case.”

140 rock Creek Church Rd, NW

From an email:

““MEMBERS WANTED AT THE OLD SOLDIERS HOME GOLF COURSE LOCATED AT THE ARMED FORCES RETIREMENT HOME IN PETWORTH. For many of you who may be unaware, the Old Soldier’s Home Golf Course, located on the same property as President Lincoln’s Cottage, is open for membership and current members are interested in recruiting new members to help keep the golf course running optimally. This nine-hole golf course and driving range is currently one of the best kept secrets in Washington, D.C. and current members are looking to change that. In the past, the approximately 200 active members of the course may have been inclined to keep the course a secret because it had enough money to operate, so this may be one of the reasons why so few people even know the course exists and that joining is very easy!

Due to a recent drop-off in funding, the plan for the 2017 season is for the members to volunteer a few hours each week to maintain and run the course, mainly, physically maintaining the course by cutting the grass, etc. Those members will still be paying a $700 annual membership for the privilege to play the course and participate in the maintenance, which we believe is a strong testament to how much this golf course is valued by its current members. With an increase in membership, this will not be necessary and members will be free to enjoy as much golf as their schedules can handle. (more…)

3632 Georgia Ave, NW

From an email:

“Join neighborhood activist group and Women’s March Huddle, Petworth Persists, for a “Hear Our Voices” Postcard Party at Walters Sports Bar from 5-7 pm on Saturday.

While D.C. residents don’t have voting representation on the Hill, we do have voices – and we’re louder together. Stop by on Saturday to send a collective message to Congress while meeting like-minded neighbors and enjoying Happy Hour specials on the back patio.


slims hours
Georgia and Upshur Street, NW

Slim’s saga continues. I’ve been getting tons of emails/tweets asking if they’ve permanently closed. On May 9th they tweeted:

So much for late night eats. Stay tuned.

829 Quincy Street, NW

This rental is located at 829 Quincy Street, NW. The Craigslist ad says:

“$1305 / 450ft2 – Don’t wait! These spacious apartment homes are going fast! (Seconds to Petworth Metro)


Pricing: $1305 / month*

Bedrooms: Efficiency Bathrooms: 1 Footage: 450 sq ft

Features in this apartment home:

+ Bike room
+ Walk Score: 93
+ Enormous walk-in closets
+ BBQ and Picnic Area
+ Finely crafted hardwood floors
+ Package receiving
+ All your utilities included

Amenities at our property: (more…)