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“Dear PoPville,

I thought that adults with helpless children has some sort of security, but no! I was parked in front of my house (1700 block of 4th Street) unloading my car, my two-year-old was in his car seat, and the guy ran over flashing his gun and yelling obscenities. I told him I had a child in the car and he still said “Just give me everything.” He then jumped in a minivan and sped away… luckily I got the license plate and used my Android Tracker to chase the phone around town, and the cops are on it, and we are both safe, so I’m feeling a lot of relief. But how hostile do you have to be to rob a mother with her 2-year-old who is unloading begonias from her car? The guy got my phone, wallet, 200 cheerios and some diapers.

52 O Street, NW

From an email:

“This annual event invites the public into the creative spaces of the artists and designers who work and live in the artist studios at 52 O Street. Visitors will have the opportunity to meet artists, learn about their creative process and purchase artworks directly from the site of creation.

The building will be open for visitors to explore and meet the artists from 11am to 6pm the weekend of Saturday May 21st and Sunday May 22nd.

Conveniently located a short walk from the NOMA Metro Station on the Red Line, in the Washington DC Truxton Circle neighborhood, the 52 O Street Artist Studios is between North Capitol Street and First Street NW (north of New York Ave).

Facebook event page.”

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From MPD:

“Good evening. On April 11, 2016, at approximately 920 PM, units responded to the 100 block Q St NW for reports of a shooting. Upon arrival, a victim was located suffering from multiple points of trauma to the body. The victim was transported to an area hospital where they remain in critical condition. Anyone with information is asked to call the Fifth District Detectives Office at 202-698-0660.”

Greg Dixon tweeted us:

“shooting was in the parking lot on the 100 block Q NW. Ambulance took at least 1 person away.”

Davis Bates tweeted us:

“Oh shit, at least 12 shots fired in in quick succession in Bloomingdale/Truxton Circle area.”

Thanks to all who tweeted us (@PoPville) and emailed [email protected]

220 P Street, NW

“Dear PoPville,

Remember the building that collapsed a couple years ago on P? It was recently finished and a few of the units are on the market now. The most expensive is $1.3 million! I don’t think I have seen anything listed that high in Truxton. They are nice looking units, but that seems crazy. Then again, the Ditto development on NJ and P could be in that range if the 5th and Q units are any sort of a price point.”

Chef Vallcorba at ANXO Pop up Crane and Turtle - Skeiky
Alex Vallcorba, photo by Farrah Skeiky

From a press release:

“Chef Alex Vallcorba, who has been working with the ANXO team since its first pop-up back in July of 2015, has become ANXO’s Executive Chef.

Alex Vallcorba was born and raised in Barcelona, Spain and has been passionate about Basque culture since childhood. Vallcorba isn’t new to DC; he has cooked at Obelisk, Black Salt, 2 Amys, and served as Hank’s Oyster Bar’s Chef. In between kitchen jobs in DC, he lived and worked in Basque Country for six months, cooking at Assador Etxebarri: a Michelin-starred restaurant specializing in wood grilling. This experience reflects Vallcorba’s love of ingredient-driven, rustic cooking.

This change comes about as Chef Brad Walker departs from the ANXO team. From Chef Walker:

“I have come to the difficult decision to part ways with ANXO. I absolutely wish them the best of luck in their efforts and look forward to the opening.” (more…)

134 Q Street Northwest

This rental is located at 134 Q Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Beautiful 2BR/1BA Townhouse style condo minutes to the METRO, Shopping, and all that DC has to offer. Hardwood floors throughout. Kitchen ceramic tile, great appliances, and plenty of cabinet space. Awesome size laundry room with washer and dryer. Updated bathroom with with ceramic tile and beautiful vanity. Large bedrooms with plenty of closet space.”


You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/1 bath is going for $1,700/Mo.