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620 T Street, NW

“Dear PoPville,

I attended a party the night of Friday, October 17, 2014 at Howard Theatre. While walking up the stairs at the venue, I was approached by a man in the stairwell who I did not know and who would not leave me alone, when I turned around to walk away from him, he grabbed my butt. I hit him away from me and he pushed me twice, causing to to grab the railing to keep from falling down the stairs, and causing my cell phone to fly out of my hands. When I pointed him out to security, I was told by different security guards, “We’re closing in 30 minutes anyway, what’s the difference?” “He’s a street n____, and street n____s kill bitches for causing scenes like this.” and “Technically you were attacking him since you followed him out of the stairwell.” Not only did security fail to help me, but they blamed me for this attack.

I filed a police report with a DC Sex Crimes detective that night, and emailed a letter to Howard Theatre on Sunday the 19th (to which I received no response.)

This is a venue that hosts many concerts and events. The specific party is part of a celebration for Howard University’s homecoming and is attended by many college age women. I would like to know that they are going to do something to ensure that women are not accosted and that security is not negligent at future events.”

Update: A change.org petition has been created here.

“Dear PoPville,

In Shaw below U Street a man was attacked by a group of approximately 10 males, estimated to be in their late teens or young adults, as he walked north on 10th Street NW between R and S Streets shortly after 10 p.m. on Friday, October 17, 2014. It is not known whether the group intended to rob the man or if they were only interested in injuring him.

The victim had walked west on R Street past the site of the closed Shaw Junior High School and then turned right, after the Way Back to Pentecost Church, to walk north on 10th toward S. As he walked up the right sidewalk of 10th, several members of a group started following closely behind him. Across the street, additional members of the group followed him from the left sidewalk. The victim moved into the street and started walking at a faster pace up the middle of the road but the attackers coordinated to surround him. The group then converged on the victim, ran toward him, and began attacking with punches as the victim ran for safety toward the intersection of 10th and S. The victim was knocked to the pavement with punches and he crawled into the middle of the intersection so that passing traffic would cause the attackers to disperse.

Passersby subsequently came to the victim’s aid and a parking enforcement person on the street called 911. The police arrived as the attackers continued north on 10th.

Officers of the Third District Metropolitan Police Department assigned a case number to the incident but it is not known if any of the attackers were apprehended. It was classified as a “simple assault” but that would seem like a low charge considering the organized nature of it and the fact that it was not just a threat but was actually carried out in a violent manner. I don’t want to interfere with whatever investigation the police might be conducting, but at the same time I think people in the neighborhood should be notified.”

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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