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From DCPL:

“Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library
1630 7th St. NW
Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, 6:30 p.m.

During the height of the crack epidemic that decimated the streets of D.C., Ruben Castaneda covered the crime beat for The Washington Post. The first in his family to graduate from college, he had landed a job at one of the country’s premier newspapers.

But his apparent success masked a devastating secret: he was a crack addict.

Even as he covered the drug-fueled violence that was destroying the city, he was prowling S Street NW, a 24/7 open-air crack market, during his off hours. S Street Rising is a study of the city itself as it tried to rise above an era of crime and violence that earned Washington the title of “Murder Capital.”

Join Castaneda as he shares his professional and personal experiences as a crime reporter in late 1980s and 1990s Washington, a city then under siege.”

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Rendering of 2030 8th Street, NW courtesy JBG

From a press release:

“The JBG Companies and Walton Street Capital are excited to announce the commencement of sales at an iconic building in the North End of Shaw neighborhood. The mixed-use residential and retail project is located at 2030 8th Street, NW and features 62 residences offering dramatic floor-to-ceiling windows offering panoramic views of the city. Building amenities include ground floor restaurants, public and private rooftop terraces, a fitness center and a resident lounge.

The building features one and two bedroom residences with over nine-foot ceilings, and interior design finishes paying homage to the structure’s commercial past – when it served as a plumbing supply warehouse. Prices range from the upper $300s to $1.9 million. Floor plans, features and renderings are now available on the 2030 8th Street website.

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Interior finishes will be a study in cool, contemporary design incorporating natural finished, hardwood floors, custom cabinetry and stainless steel appliances. Bathrooms will be appointed with floating vanities, floor to ceiling porcelain tile surrounds and full-width mirrors.
The building was designed by the New York-based firm, Morris Adjmi Architects, which has recently completed a number of prestigious projects in Tribeca, SoHo and the Gansevoort Market Historic District in New York, including the distinctive High Line Building and 837 Washington.”

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Photo by PoPville flickr user carstenschmidt

From MPD:

“On Saturday, October 18, 2014, the 2014 Howard University Homecoming Parade will take place in the District of Columbia. In conjunction with this event, there will be several street closures that motorists should take into consideration:

The staging area time will be 7:00 am in front of Johnson Administration Building (2400 6th Street NW) on the campus of Howard University. The parade start time will be 10:00 am and will conclude approximately at 12:30 pm at which time the roadways will re-open to traffic.

Parade Route

North on 6th Street, NW
Left onto Fairmont Street, NW
Left onto Georgia Avenue, NW
Southbound on Georgia Avenue, NW
Left onto Florida Avenue, NW
Continue eastbound on Florida Avenue, NW
Left onto 5th Street, NW
Northbound on 5th Street, NW
Right onto T Street, NW
Eastbound on T Street, NW
Left onto 4th Street, NW
Continue Northbound on 4th Street, NW
Left on Howard Street NW (End of the parade)”

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Photo by PoPville flickr user sarah.gerrity

From WMATA:

“Reconstruction of the Metrorail system will continue over the weekend of October 17-19 with service adjustments beginning at 10 p.m. Friday and continuing through system closing on Sunday.

This weekend, Orange, Silver, Blue, Green and Yellow line trains will run every 16 minutes, rather than every 12 minutes. On the Red Line, buses will replace trains between Rhode Island Ave and Silver Spring stations on Saturday and Sunday only. (more…)

1826 9th Street Northwest

This rental is located at 1826 9th Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“STUNNING 2 LV THAT WILL SURPASS ALL EXPECTATIONS`! ENORMOUS LIVING & DINNING AREA WITH HIGH CEIL & GAS FPL, BAY WINDOW, GOURMET KIT W/CORIAN C’TOPS &STAINLESS SPPLS, TWO SPACIOUS BR’S UP W/LOADS OF CLOSET SPACE, GREAT LOCATION JUST OFF U STREET CORRIDOR AND NEAR METRO. BEAUTIFUL THROUGHOUT.”

Unfortunately only one photo of the interior but it’s a good one.

This 2 bed/2.5 bath is going for $2,800/Mo.

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Thanks to all who passed on the email:

“Please help me find my way back home. I was last seen on 8th and T NW. My name is Lizzy but I am deaf so I can’t hear you if you call me please be patient if you find me because I will be a little scared but I don’t run so fast. If you see me or find me please TEXT 202-802-8365 . the nice person will help me get home if you see this please share it so other people can help look for me. I’m very little and very scared and I need to go home”

UPDATE: Found

1819 10th Street Northwest

This rental is located at 1819 10th Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Beautiful Colonial end-unit in the heart of U-Street corridor! This immaculate home has recently been completely renovated from the ground-up. Hardwood throughout, recess lighting, 2 floors with 2 master bedrooms, separate dining room, 2 gas fireplaces, cedar built-ins, dual vanities in master bath, custom windows, crown molding, and much more! U-street Metro in view and walking distance to Shaw.”

You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/2.5 bath is going for $4,500/Mo.