Washington, DC

Readers report:

“some protestors have climbed the tower crane at Florida & 5th NE”

Stay tuned for a presumable banner/sign drop. [If you get photos please send to [email protected] or @PoPville on social media.]

Photo by Robert Powers

From MPD:

“The District of Columbia has recently witnessed a recent spike in Theft One Stolen Automobile to include vehicles that are running unattended and not locked. This evening members of the 5th District Patrol responded to a report of a Theft One Stolen Automobile in the 30 block of K Street NE. As officers arrived they were informed by the complainant that while delivering groceries they left their vehicle running unattended and not locked. The complainants related that as they exited the vehicle and walked away the vehicle was stolen. Additionally the complainants advised they left their young child in the vehicle. Thankfully, this incident ended with members of the 5th District patrol recovering the young child unharmed. Read More


Georgia and New Hampshire Ave, NW

From a press release:

“The first-ever modular apartment building in Washington, DC is taking shape just steps from the Georgia Avenue-Petworth Metro Station. In just eight days, 44 custom designed modular “boxes” shipped from Pennsylvania have been lifted into place by crane to create 16 of Modo’s 17 three-bedroom apartments.

Modo is designed to appeal to the young twenty-somethings of Generation Z. Read More


3418 11th Street, NW

Thanks to readers for sending the update on the Italian restaurant coming to the old Maple space, and Columbia Heights Coffee before that, (I think to be called Osso Bucco):

“Rumored to be opening for daytime mid October”

Stay tuned for more info and an exact opening date.

Ed. Note: If you missed Maple’s Lamb Ragu and want to take a crack at it, here’s the recipe.


3rd and L Street, NE courtesy NoMa BID

From a press release:

“The NoMa Parks Foundation, an affiliate of the NoMa Business Improvement District (BID), announced today that it has acquired the parcel at 1100 Third Street NE, at the corner of Third and L Streets NE. The now-vacant property, which consists of 5,800 square feet of land, will be turned into a public park owned by the District of Columbia government.

“This parcel is the long lost twin sister to the adjacent, award-winning Swampoodle Park, which opened in 2018, and has become a neighborhood favorite for both people and pets,” said Robin-Eve Jasper, President of the NoMa Parks Foundation. “We look forward to working with the community and our DC government agency partners to deliver the perfect bookend to complement Swampoodle Park and bring yet another remarkable new park to NoMa for the community to share and enjoy for years to come.”

The NoMa Parks Foundation purchased the property at 1100 Third Street NE from Jemal’s 1100 3rd LLC for $3.4 million. Read More


From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Fifth District seek the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect in reference to a Theft One offense that occurred on Monday, September 21, 2020, in the Unit block of N Street, Northeast.

At approximately 4:45 pm, the suspect approached the victim as she unloaded her car at the listed location. The victim placed the dog carrier down on the sidewalk. The suspect took the dog carrier and fled the scene. Read More


via google maps

From MPD:

“The Third District is currently investigating a shooting in the 3100 block of Hiatt Place NW. an adult male has sustained critical gunshot wounds to the upper body.

Anyone with information is asked to call 202-727-9099.”

Full release from MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a homicide that occurred on Wednesday, September 30, 2020, in the 3200 block of Hiatt Place, Northwest.

At approximately 1:14 am, members of the Third District responded to the listed location for the sound of gunshots. Upon arrival, officers located an adult male suffering from a gunshot wound. Read More


Awesome. Thanks to John for sending: ” Bald eagle spotted eating on telephone pole in alley behind N St NW near 5th St on the morning of the 25th.”

Some other Bald Eagles recent sightings here.

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.


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