A reader reports just after 4pm:
“there was just a shooting in Eckington on Eckington Place, north of FedEx and just south of Qualia Coffee. A guy was shooting from the northwest corner of Eckington Pl and Q St NE and I saw a kid go down and stay down. Probably 6 or 7 shots. Obviously traffic around Dave Thomas Circle is a no-go.”
“Alert: Shooting, 1551 hours, 1500 blk Eckington Pl NE, Lookout for a B/M, 5’11, black sweat shirt, grey sweat pants, black shoes L/S W/B on Harry Thomas Way NE”
Update from MPD:
“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a homicide that occurred on Friday February 15, 2019, in the 100 block of Harry Thomas Way, Northeast. (more…)
1400 Irving Street, NW courtesy Bar Roubaix
“Sim’s Creole Kitchen, the Mardi Gras pop-up at Bar Roubaix in Columbia Heights, is bringing Bourbon Street to the DMV this Saturday! If you can’t make it to New Orleans for Mardi Gras…We Gotcha Baby! Admission is $10 and includes one Hurricane cocktail or Abita beer. Bring your appetite, second line rags, umbrellas, whistles, and wear your best Mardi Gras costume to win a $100 Sim’s Creole Kitchen gift card to use on your next visit. (more…)
Photo by David Bell
Thanks to David for sending this amazing photo from the Wharf earlier this month.
And Phil Yabut for sending the beauty below from Capitol Hill:
14th and Park Road, NW
“The 4th District continues to work on issues of concerns, namely prostitution on and around the 14th St corridor between Park Road N.W. and Spring Road N.W.
I would like to report that 7 recent arrests for prostitution were made in the area as a result of a focused effort.
These arrests were result of the concerns the community voiced and the information they provided in reference to prostitution and human trafficking as a whole.”
Thanks to Anders for sending from Sandy Spring Rd and Aspen NW:
“a local problem-solver has plugged my street’s enormous and neglected pothole with my street’s discarded and neglected child safety seat”
Your captions in the comments – winner gets a free PoPville t-shirt!
Photo by PoPville flickr user Erin
Just wanted to give readers a heads up about a scam we encountered while driving home on Valentine’s Day. We were stopped at a red light, and the man in the car next to us honked at us several times and signaled to us to roll down our window. I did, and he said my front right tire was “wobblying really bad” and I needed to pull over ASAP. (more…)
U Street between 14th and 15th Street, NW
Thanks to a reader for sending word. This will be Solidcore’s 7th D.C. location. Updates as they get closer to opening.
“Members of the ATF/DC Arson and Explosives Task Force, which includes members from MPD, DCFEMS, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, announce an arrest has been made in reference to an Arson offense that occurred on Wednesday, January 23, 2019, in the 5000 block of Connecticut Avenue, Northwest.
At approximately 10:44 pm, DC Fire and EMS and officers from the Second District, responded to an establishment, at the listed location, for the report of a fire. (more…)
705 6th Street, NW
Ouch. Thanks to Alex for sending last night.
If anyone works nearby, please let us know if they’ve reopened!
Update from Daikaya:
“On Thursday, February 14th we were notified regarding various issues at Daikaya by the DOH. We took immediate action investigating and correcting all issues brought to our attention the same day we received the report from the DOH but were not able to schedule the re-inspection the same day. We were able to schedule the re-inspection with the DOH this morning, Daikaya passed the re-inspection, and we were able to reopen for lunch today. The safety of our guests is our absolute priority, and to ensure their safety and trust, we have proactively put procedures in place to prevent any further issues moving forward. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused our guests, and look forward to providing the same enjoyable service and positive experiences our guests have grown to love at Daikaya.”