1648 North Capitol Street, NW
From the fine folks at The Pub & the People:
“We’ve put up a heated, dog-friendly holiday tent! It features festive decoration, hot holiday cocktails in cute wintry mugs, snuggle blankets and music. It’s also a great space for groups (including private events), happy hour, brunch and dinner! The tent will be up through mid-March.”
Some cocktail selections: (more…)
From an email: “A group of us in Bloomingdale are attempting to raise funding to support construction of the Tricia McCauley Memorial Herb Garden in LeDroit Park, with construction scheduled to begin early in the New Year.”
For those not familiar with Tricia you can read about her tragic story here. She was a beloved member of Bloomingdale and so many other communities. RIP.
The fundraiser says:
“Friends and family of Tricia McCauley, in partnership with Common Good City Farm, are honoring her legacy through the creation of the Tricia McCauley Memorial Fund. The fund will preserve Tricia’s love of herbalism and teaching through supporting the ongoing cultivation of the medicinal herb garden, now The Tricia McCauley Memorial Herb Garden, as well as herbalism workshops at Common Good City Farm. (more…)
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On November 9th a reader asked us:
“Any idea why the FBI and MPD are investigating in the unit block of Adams, NW?”
Thanks to another reader for responding with this likely related article from the Washington Post yesterday:
“A D.C. man who described himself as a white nationalist to law enforcement officers and became a social-media follower of the suspect in the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting has been arrested on a gun charge after his worried relatives contacted the authorities, according to federal court filings.
Clark, who lives in the Bloomingdale neighborhood, was arrested Nov. 9, court filings show, after two family members alerted police to his increasingly agitated outbursts, including that the 11 victims of the Pittsburgh shooting “deserved it.”
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A reader reported last night:
“My neighbor at Parker Flats (2035 2nd Street, NW) was nearly mugged just now (around 7pm) & barely made it in our gates but MPD won’t file a report even though 3 guys threw themselves at our gate trying to get him. Basically they said that since an actual crime was not committed, there was no reportable action.
McDuffie’s office got back to me this morning with a link so my neighbor could file a complaint with the police about the officers not filing a report. McDuffie’s office expressed concern. [“That’s concerning. Would the near-victim be interested in filing a report with the Office of Police Complaints?”] My neighbor was chased by the 3 guys who then slammed against our big metal gates as he closed them, but wasn’t harmed. Apparently the also tried to get into an Uber while it was at a stop sign w a passenger on our corner (2nd & V Sts NW) but the Uber sped off and they threw rocks at it. They also badgered another resident w/o was walking his dogs.”
1800 block of 1st Street, NW
I think there was a carjacking of a cab in Bloomingdale last night right at the busy intersection of 1st and Rhode Island NW. It happened in front of the bikeshare/liquor store/Thai place on 1st, around 7:30pm.
I had headphones in, but I heard shouting and noticed an altercation happening in a cab as it rolled forward. It seemed like the cabdriver was on the outside of the cab and there was a person inside trying to get in the driver seat, possibly from the back or the passenger seat. The driverside window was down and the cabdriver was reaching in physically fighting the person inside as the car rolled forward and smashed into a parked car. At that point, the person on the inside threw the car in reverse. The cabdriver still had at least an arm in the window and was dragged backwards and eventually fell on the street. The car sped off southbound down 1st. (more…)
Emma sends the photo above from 8:15pm Wednesday Night: “Wendy’s intersection pile up. Of last night’s pile up. I counted 7 cars — minimum– and you can imagine the traffic pile-up behind this mess. People were losing their minds.”
DC Traffic Police reported:
“Multi-Vehicle Collision on New York Ave btw First St and Florida Ave NE; All-Travel Lanes SHUT DOWN in both directions – Find an alternate route
MPD and DCFEMS on the scene // Crane 3, 5 are en route”
“Update – DPW is in the process of clean-up the debris/fuel spill Duration: Estimated 30 minutes All damaged vehicles consolidated to both right curb lanes along New York Ave”
From DC Fire and EMS:
“Crash with multiple injuries 1st St and NY Ave NE. 6 vehicles involved. #DCsBravest transporting 6 Pts, 2 of whom have potentially serious injuries.”
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From MPD at 10:54pm:
“Earlier today 5D officers responded to a call for a stabbing at 1501 North Capitol St NE. Responding units located an adult male suffering from a stab wound to the lower right abdomen. V1 was transported to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries. This case is currently being investigated by Fifth District Detectives. Anyone with information regarding this offense are urged to contact MPD at 202-727-9099 or text us at 50411.”
This rental is located at 212 Florida Ave, NW. The Craigslist ad says:
“$1375 1 Bedroom English Basement in Bloomingdale for Rent
One bedroom, one bathroom English basement available ASAP. Located at 2nd and Florida Ave NW.
The unit has all tile floors, decent storage space and a fully closed off bedroom (this is not a studio masking as a 1 bedroom). (more…)