Any word on what happened on 8th and Florida NW? Who street blocked off by police. Does not look good.”
One reader hears/saw a “dead body found in car on 8th Street NW”
“any idea what’s going on at the tidal basin with the helicopter? Lots of sirens”
Alan Henney reports:
“BODY FOUND IN TIDAL BASIN- In the area of “swan boat” (paddle boat rentals). Body was discovered by paddle boaters. U.S. Park PD calling for CID.”
Thanks to Joel for sending photos around 1pm. DCFD reported:
“Vehicle struck building 18th & P Streets NW. No structural damage. We evaluated 4 patients and transported 1 with serious non-life-threatening injuries.”
From a press release:
“HopFest 2018, the only DC beer festival by local brewers, for local brewers, is back for the 4th year in a row to support the DC Brewers’ Guild. Breweries from across the DMV will come together at DC Brau Brewing Company on Saturday, April 7th from 1pm to 5pm for an afternoon of hoppy beers, including old favorites, one-offs, and hard-to-find rare brews.
The $35 HopFest ticket includes a complimentary DC Brewers’ Guild tasting glass with unlimited pours of more than two dozen hop-forward craft brews. Participating breweries include Atlas, DC Brau, Right Proper, 3 Stars, Bluejacket, Calvert, Denizens, District Chophouse, Gordon Biersch, Port City, Adroit Theory, Mad Fox, The Brewer’s Art, Old Ox, Old Bust Head, Manor Hill, Vanish, and more! (more…)
— Victoria Chamberlin (@VOBOE) March 30, 2018
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1400 Irving Street, NW (formerly Acre 121 and Commonwealth Gastro Pub)
Spring is finally here so let’s have a happy hour to celebrate!! This one will be at the new Bicycle themed spot, Bar Roubaix, in Columbia Heights. We’ll have select $4 beers and specialty cocktail!! For my patrons who get t-shirt rewards, the new ones are in and you’ll be able to pick them up here Thursday April 5th!! I’ll be emailing ya via Patreon so you can let me know what size you’d like. Have a great weekend and happy Passover and Easter to those who observe.
Thanks to Doug for sending word about another E Scooter option: “the original scooter share from out west, @BirdRide, just dropped a bunch of them around 14/U NW”
I spotted the guy above in Navy Yard. The bird follows Waybots and the Lime Scooters.
— Bird (@BirdRide) March 29, 2018
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I live in in North Columbia Heights, but am struggling to find a quality butcher shop nearby. The butcher section at the Safeway and Giant near me simply don’t have the quality of cuts I prefer. Wondering if your readers have any suggestions?”
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Here’s a type of rain that won’t get you down! Beautiful Rainey is a gorgeous and super friendly Russian Blue. Sadly, after 15 years of life together, her dear owner could no longer take care for her, and Rainey is looking for a new family to call her own. She is a very friendly, easy-to-handle, and knows how to be a purrfect roommate! She is hoping to find a place in your home and heart where she can spend her golden years. In return, this lovely lady will be a wonderful friend and companion. To learn more about Rainey, check out her profile and contact the Humane Rescue Alliance.
Are you ready to take home a real life-size teddy BEAR?! Well, here I am! I came to the Humane Rescue Alliance this past winter and have been looking for my forever home ever since. My friends here have been working to get me ready to go home! They have worked to build my confidence; bringing out the happy go lucky guy I am! I am very food motivated so teach me some tricks; I like to learn! I would do really well in a home with humans that love to take adventures! I want to go on runs or hikes in the mountains … maybe you could take me to the beach and we can find out if I like to swim?! Night time calls for cuddles on the couch and licks on the face. I am a big goofball with one handsome smile and a heart full of love. Come and meet me today! To learn more about Bear, contact the Humane Rescue Alliance.
Two weeks ago, I was riding my bike down a Connecticut Avenue coming from Woodley park towards Dupont Circle and I went to merge onto Florida Ave (very steep slope) and when I hit a massive pothole in the middle of the lane. I flipped over the handle bars and injured my shoulder and knee pretty badly. I had to go to the ER ($300 co pay) and they told me a have an injury rotator cuff injury. X-rays are of little diagnostic value when a rotator cuff tear is suspected and I was told I would need to get an MRI to see if there is any serious muscle and tendon damage. The co-pay on the MRI would be another $1,000 and would mostly likely be given the ultimatum of having surgery, which is invasive and has very mixed results. I did some research and many rotator cuff injuries can become permanent. I am obsessed with fitness and and very concerned that I will have to deal with this for an extended period of team, and at worst case, in perpetuity.
I went back earlier this week to take a picture of the pot hole, but it had already been covered, but you can get an idea of the size from the work they did to it. My question is if there is any legal action I can go after DC for the safety hazard of this huge pothole? The problem as I see it is finding someone to take the case because the damages probably aren’t too large thus any reputable attorney won’t want it on a contingency basis, which means you’d be paying per hour; or some hybrid of the two. The legal costs could turn out be higher than the recovery costs. The size of the pot hole is exorbitant and particularly dangerous coming down a steep slope. I might be facing the harsh reality that this might become of business decision of assessing the probability of success of favorable legal outcome against DC vs. just be waste my time and more of my money in trying to fight this. Any thoughts or experience on this would be helpful. Thanks.”