Yikes, thanks to wednesday addams-morgan for sending earlier this morning:
“Someone please tell me why the Dupont Circle fountain is currently blood red before I freak out…”
Might want to hang on to that bottled water for a few more days.
Thanks to all who messaged over the weekend. From ICE OUT of DC!! rally and community response:
“Today at 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Columbia Heights Fountain, 14th St & Park Rd NW
Last week, ICE conducted at least three raids in Northwest DC, including an apartment raid in Mt. Pleasant/Columbia Heights where they indiscriminately arrested any undocumented folks they could find. ICE agents ultimately detained nine people, including those who live in the building **as well as passersby on 16th Street.** ICE also entered a private home near Georgia Avenue and detained two people, and detained a person having dinner on 14th Street, reportedly with collusion from DC police. (more…)
Photo by PoPville flickr user LaTur
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617 H Street, NW
Thanks to Jake for sending word:
“Went to get some much needed late night Chinese food last night at my favorite sit down Chinatown spot and was greeted with some very sad news! Ming’s in Chinatown has closed.”
“FORTHCOMING CLOSURE OF MING’S
As many of you are aware, we have lost our lease due to the upcoming redevelopment of the property. (more…)
Been getting tons of messages (thanks to all who’ve sent) from folks spotting White Whales – thanks to Judith for sending these – they’re multiplying:
“Both spotted near the mall at 3rd & Madison NW and along the outside of the NGA West Building. They are two separate squirrels!”
If you spot a hawk or any interesting wildlife around town, lunching or otherwise, and get a good photo please send in an email where you spotted it to [email protected] and I’ll add it to the queue. Hawks around Town is made possible by a generous grant from the Ben and Sylvia Gardner foundation.
1215 U Street, NW
Very nice. Thanks to all who messaged me. It’s not painted on the wall like the one at Ben’s but it’s on a paper that overlaps the bricks.
By the prolific Aniekan Udofia.
Today, we remember the life and legacy of two trailblazing Negro League baseball players, Mamie “Peanut” Johnson and Josh Gibson. Thank you to @MLB, @Nationals, and @benschilibowl for bringing this beautiful mural to life. ⚾️#SportsCapital pic.twitter.com/bitBaWL6SJ
— Mayor Muriel Bowser (@MayorBowser) July 12, 2018
From DC Water:
“UPDATE 8:23 AM 7/15 The boil water advisory has been lifted for all customers. If you were in the affected area, run the cold water taps for 10 minutes (if water was not used at all during the advisory).”
Full release: (more…)
“just off Beach Drive and Western Ridge Trail, across the foot bridge from Peirce Mill.”
In honor of Bastille Day, It gives me great pleasure to, again, present the most random monument in D.C. – The Jusserand Bench in Rock Creek Park.
“A pink granite bench in Rock Creek Park honoring Jusserand was dedicated by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt on 7 November 1936. It is the first memorial erected on Federal property to a foreign diplomat.”
Ed. Note: The bench does not look particularly pink today.
“Jean Adrien Antoine Jules Jusserand (18 February 1855 – 18 July 1932) was a French author and diplomat. He was the French Ambassador to the United States during World War I.”
See interactive map here
From DC Water:
“Boil Water Advisory Lifted for Most Customers – Continues for Portions of NE Updated 1:00 P.M. July 14, 2018
DC Water has determined boundaries for a smaller affected area under the boil water advisory. No contamination was detected outside of this area. Customers can view the map above or call the 24-Hour Command Center at (202) 612-3400 to verity if they reside in the affected area. Customers located in the affected area should continue boiling water for drinking and cooking until further notice. Customers that are not located in this area are not affected and can use tap water normally. Customers residing in the previous impact area that are no longer under the boil water advisory should run cold water taps for 10 minutes before returning to normal water usage. Running the cold water tap will replace water sitting in pipes during the advisory with clean water from the water main.
The smaller impact area includes portions of neighborhoods east of North Capitol Street, including University Heights, Michigan Park, N. Michigan Park, Queens Chapel and Brookland.
Customers affected by the boil water advisory should follow these precautions: (more…)
Photo credit: M’Bwende Anderson
Shooting was reported outside Takoma Station around 8:20pm.
Update from MPD:
“On July 14, 2018, at approximately 830 pm, the Metropolitan Police were called to the 6900 block of 4th Street Northwest, for the sounds of gunshots. During the investigation, a male suspect was found with a non-life threatening gunshot wound. This person was later placed under arrest for Assault with a Dangerous Weapon and treated at a local area hospital for his injuries. (more…)