There has been an abandoned car parked continuously in the 1200 block of Monroe Street NW for nearly four months, and I’ve been unable to get it towed. It was first ticketed in March 2014, and it’s been ticketed every Monday (for street sweeping violations) since then. The tickets just continue to pile up on the windshield. I submitted a 311 request in April to get the car towed, and I contacted Jim Graham’s constituent services in May for help getting in touch with DPW– both times I received no response.
I don’t understand how an abandoned car can sit in the middle of Columbia Heights (where parking is already at a premium) for four months. Any idea how to finally get this abandoned car out of the neighborhood? Thanks for any help you can provide!”
A reader sends just after 2:30pm Saturday.
Any car wash recs for a reader? The reader is looking for an alternative to the spot at 13th and N Street that closed to make way for condos in Logan.
A reader sends the photo above and writes:
Location: 13th St NW & Park Road NW, on Park Road NW
Time: 1:15 P.M.”
Ed. Note: You can see the new speed camera locations deployed in May here.
“The Metropolitan Police Department announced today the deployment of new photo enforced locations beginning on or about Wednesday, June 11, 2014.
The deployment locations for the Photo Enforcement Units will be sites where speeding has been identified to be a problem.
The thirty-day educational phase will commence on or about June 11, 2014, whereas violators will receive warning citations. After thirty days of warning tickets, MPD will begin issuing live moving citations to violators.
The new photo enforcement locations are as follows:
@vplus tweets us:
“Google Street View car driving around NoMa today”
Thanks to all who tweeted and emailed just after 10:15am. A reader emails the photo above and writes:
“1 vehicle flipped, 1 in tree. 3 cop cars, 1 fire, 1 ambulance.”
@FelixDub tweets us:
“crazy accident in Logan Circle. Woman was driving up Vermont the wrong way, hit a parked car and flipped.”
@rkendr3 tweets us:
The age old question has finally been answered. Thanks to a reader for sending from Franklin Square on K Street.
Photo by PoPville flickr user ekelly80
“Wondering if you have any advice for me- I’m looking to purchase a car and keep it in the city. (I live in Logan Circle.) After more than a decade relying on mass transit and walking (here in and New York), I need to cut back on standing/walking due to a health condition.
How realistic is it to get a car in the city? I live .6 miles away from my employer, where parking 24/7 is offered for $250/month.
Any advice is helpful, but please don’t snark on me for getting a car while living in a walkable area. Trust me, if I could keep doing without a car, I would!”
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2001 11th Street, NW
Sent around midnight by @IAFF36:
“Car Into Building – 2001 11th St NW – car into bldg, FFs controlled gas & electrical utilities, no structural damage, #DCRA notified”
Did anyone else happen to see it?
In Feb. 2009 a car crashed into Solly’s on the southwest corner of 11th and U St, NW.