Rock Creek Church Rd, New Hampshire and Georgia Ave, NW

“Dear PoPville,

I was narrowly grazed by a car around 10pm tonight [Thursday] at the intersection of Georgia Ave + Rock Creek Church Rd NW. This is par for the course around Petworth Metro, as New Hampshire adds turns lanes that no one seems to expect pedestrians to be in – although the right of way is theirs. While walking south on GA with the right of way, I was narrowly grazed by a black Honda Civic who chose hot to yield although Rock Creek at this junction amounts to a service road and I had a walk sign & undeniably, the right of way. This is par for the course on GA Ave – If you need to speed down Rock Creek Church – either stop acting like an a**hole or go back to burbs. I EXPECT this while crossing Georgia Ave. Otherwise, follow basic road rules!”

via google maps

A reader reports:

“A young man in his 20’s was assaulted at 8pm last night [Monday] at Kansas Ave & Quincy St. After stealing all his personal belongings, they ran up the 3800 block of Kansas Ave and west on Randolph St towards 14th St.

Not only is this disturbing because it happened so early in the evening when many of our families are still out and about, but it further illustrates the spike in crime in DC — especially near the Petworth metro and upper 14th St.

The young man was ok from what I understand, but was still at the hospital at the time of this email.


He is doing well as I understand it. Very well liked in the neighborhood. Not seriously injured although he did sustain injuries. There is (another) community crime meeting to discuss this with MPD. Kid was 20 years old walking home from the Coupe at 8pm.

Community Meeting to Discuss Brutal Assault at Kansas Ave & Quincy St

Date: Thursday November 12, 2015
Time: 6:30 pm
Location: Raymond Recreation Center
3725 10th St NW”

via google maps

Received a large number of tweets last night about hearing 7-8 shots fired in Petworth.

Details from MPD:

“At approximately 1130 pm officers received a call for Sounds of Gunshots in the 400 block of Delafield Place, NW.

Officers quickly responded and observed a dark colored SUV making a U turn in the block.

An attempt was made to stop the vehicle and the vehicle fled through the rear alley of the 800 block of Crittenden St., NW.

Officers then observed the vehicle being parked in the 800 block of Decatur St, NW. Suspects exited the vehicle and ran through the alley.

A perimeter was established and K9 was called. A concerned resident was able to assist officers with narrowing their search to a smaller area.

Officers located both suspect hidding in a yard while police K9 dogs were able to locate a semi automatic hand gun believed to have been used by the suspects.

An examination of the vehicle the suspects were driving revealed a large quantity of Crack.

Great work as a result of the police and community partnership established in PSA 407!”


From an email:

“November 10: Cuba Photo Exhibit & Dialogue

It’s that wonderful time of year when we can all get to enjoy great photography exhibits and events all over DC as part of FotoWeekDC, taking place November 7-15. On November 10, join Photographer Roshani Kothari for an exhibit & dialogue on Cuba at Petworth Citizen. This has been a momentous year in Cuba-U.S. relations and let’s get together to celebrate and have a dialogue about its implications.

Date: Tuesday, November 10
Time: 6:30-8:30 pm
Location: Petworth Citizen, 829 Upshur St NW, Washington, DC 20011

About the Exhibit (more…)

Upshur Street Books
827 Upshur Street, NW

From a press release:

“LEADING D.C. BARTENDERS LAUNCH NEW COCKTAIL SERIES IN READING ROOM AT PETWORTH CITIZEN. Beginning on October 30th, Chantal Tseng, Daniel Searing and Carlie Steiner will be taking over the back room of Petworth Citizen on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights for “Cocktails at the Reading Room.”

First up is LITERARY COCKTAILS with Chantal Tseng. Starting Friday October 30th, Tseng will create a changing menu inspired by literature. The first weekend will focus on the short stories of Edgar Allen Poe. Every Friday and Saturday night Tseng will create a new theme based on classic literature. The Reading Room will be open from 7pm – Midnight.

Daniel Searing and Carlie Steiner will launch special Thursday night events starting on November 5th. More details on Thursday nights will be available soon.

Petworth Citizen was opened by Paul W. Ruppert in September 2013 as a neighborhood bar with craft cocktails and innovative bar food.

Jerry Zawacki, who recently became chef, is creating a special bar snacks menu for this series.

Chantal Tseng is passionate about telling stories with her cocktails and linking them to classic literature. She is a founder of Mockingbird Hill and Red Eye Menus, a recognized sherry expert and a collector of vintage cocktail books. She was recognized as a Top 25 Bartender in the nation in 2013 by Daily Meal.”

Happy Anniversary Upshur Street Books – Party Sunday:

“I hope you might join us for our First Anniversary Open House on Sunday night from 6-8pm in the new Third Floor space above Slim’s [4201 Georgia Ave, NW].

One year ago on November 1st, Upshur Street Books became a part of the DC literary community. Since then many people have contributed to help make the bookstore a success: owner Paul Ruppert; manager Anna Thorn; our booksellers Karin, Lily, Peter, and Sara; our customers; and lots and lots of amazing authors. We did it!

A new independent, community bookstore is an achievement to be proud of. Thanks for being a part of it – now come help us celebrate!

The party will take place at our newest event space on the third floor of the forthcoming Slim’s Diner. There will be music by Paperhaus and Sean Barna, food, drinks, special discounts, and delightful bookish conversation. The bookstore will be open from 10am to 9pm.”