@bardobeer tweets the photo above “working on brewery”.
Another amazing haul – this one from Trinidad:
“eggplants, green onions, cantaloupe, cucumber, cayenne peppers, figs, strawberries, basil and summer sweet tomatoes.”
Photo by PoPville flickr user KJinDC
The Fifth Police District has made a significant arrest of an individual involved in a series of Home Break ins that occurred in and around our Bloomingdale/Edgewood Communities.
This suspect was arrested yesterday evening by members of the Fifth District Detectives Unit acting upon information provided by a victim. Armed with this information, 5D Detectives were relentless in following up on that information which led to this arrest.
This arrest led to a search warrant that yielded a number of personal items that had been taken from homes listed below (more…)
“On or about Wednesday, July 31 at approximately 10:30 a.m. the newly installed pedestrian HAWK (High-Intensity Activated crossWalK) signal at the Florida Avenue and 11th Street NE intersection will be made fully operational. This pedestrian HAWK signal is the sixth one to be installed in the District by the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) to help pedestrians safely cross high traffic volume streets.
District law requires motorists to legally stop and give the right of way to pedestrians within crosswalks. However, DDOT research has shown that on busy, high traffic roadways, only about one in four drivers are willing to stop for pedestrians in the crosswalk. If appropriate warrants are met, a HAWK signal can be installed on those roadways that do not meet engineering standards for installing a conventional traffic signal.
This pedestrian HAWK signal is currently operating in a flashing yellow mode to acclimate and alert drivers to the new signal. The HAWK’s full signal cycle and push buttons will be operational on or about July 31.
How Does A HAWK Signal Work (more…)
Well this is awesome – thanks to Shannon for sending word and photos. From Woz Cup 2013:
“We are honored to host the International Segway Polo Community in Washington, D.C., from July 20th to the 24th for a four day World “Woz” Challenge Cup at Hotchkiss field at Gallaudet University. The Cup will not only showcase the beauty of Washington D.C., but will also offer Segway Polo teams from around the world a chance to meet and play the sport they love.”
And there is still time to watch them:
How much does it cost to come watch the Woz Cup?
Nothing! It’s free!
Where is the Woz Cup?
Games will be played on Hotchkiss Field at Gallaudet University in Northwest Washington DC.
When will games take place?
Games will be played Sunday, July 21st through Wednesday, July 22.
Game times are 10am-1pm and 5pm-8pm. The Championship game is scheduled to start at 5pm on Wednesday.
What is Segway Polo?
Basically, Segways + Polo = Segway Polo!
2 teams of 5 players each (riding Segways, of course) attempt to put hit a ball through the goal of the opposing team. Play consists of 4 8-minute chukkas. For more, check out the International Segway Polo Association.
Who plays Segway Polo?
This year, 9 teams from 5 countries will compete:
Balver Mammuts (Germany)
Blade Allstars (Germany)
Funky-Move Turtles (Germany)
Polo Bears (USA)
Silicon Valley Aftershocks (USA)
Segway Polo Club of Barbados
Stockholm Vikings (Sweden)
Stockholm Saints (Sweden)
A few finishing touches still ongoing but opening Mon. 5pm. Photo courtesy Bill Stewart
Plans for the bar include self serve taps, 500 outdoor seats, a funky building made from shipping containers, and the biggest brewery in the DC area. Bardo Rodeo operated in the 90′s as the largest brewpub in the country. The 22000 sq. ft. facility included 900 indoor & 700 outdoor seats and a 25-barrel brewhouse. As one of the first bars in the Clarendon neighborhood in Arlington VA, Bardo brewed 4000 kegs a year and enjoyed thousands of visitors each weekend.
From the folks at Bardo:
“come by and drink some beer, play some cornhole, watch a movie, and enjoy the summer nights!”
They open Monday at 5pm! Regular hours will be 5pm to 1am.
From @DCPoliceDept just after 3am:
“Shooting//1200 b/o Mt. Olivet Rd NE//LOF 2 suspects wearing black mask”
This rental is located at 1206 16th Street, Northeast:
The listing says:
“Very nice townhouse in Trinidad. 3 bedrooms on second level, updated full bath on second level. New kitchen with gas stove, frig w/ice maker, dishwasher and disposer. Washer and Dryer. Remodeled full bath on first floor. Off street parking in rear. Two porches in rear, one on second level and one on first level off remodeled kitchen. To show is to rent!”
You can see more photos here.
This 3 bed/2 bath is going for $1,550/Mo.
“The Metropolitan Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a critical missing person identified as 7 year-old Michael Kingsbury. He was last seen on Sunday, July 7, 2013, between 9:00 and 9:30 am in the 1700 block of West Virginia Avenue, NE.
Michael is described as a black male, approximately 4’3” tall, approximately 60 pounds, dread locks, with a light complexion. He was last seen wearing a pull up and may be in need of medical attention.
Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Michael Kingsbury is asked to call the Metropolitan Police Department at 202-727-9099, Youth Investigations Division at 202-576-6768 or 911.”
Updated from MPD:
I need your help, i’m the owner of 1007 Florida Ave NE. About 2 years ago construction started in the lots immediately next to my house at 1009 and 1011 Florida Ave NE. However, the site has been left abandoned by inexperienced Virginia developers leaving a 30 X 60 ft gaping hole that is an eyesore, a cause of significant health concerns and a massive safety issue.
I’ve reached out to my ANC 6A01 rep, Tommy Wells Office, DCRA and the Mayors office asking for assistance in dealing with this owner, but i’ve gotten nowhere.
I’ve been very amenable to work with with the owners in order to complete this project. I signed authorization documents and were very patient as they repaired damage they caused to our home. I’ve been in contact with the owners and have listened to repeated instance that construction will commence when permit issues are resolved. Two years later still no building and now no plan to complete the long abandoned project.
The attached pictures show the lots and since they are open holes after any rain they become a haven for mosquito’s in the summer. This causes an issue for the entire neighborhood.