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.”
via google maps
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…)
From a press release:
“Aria Development Group has purchased the 25,000 square foot property located at the corner of Florida Avenue and North Capitol Street NE. The developer is planning a prominent mixed-use building for the site, which will include multifamily residential. This acquisition represents the culmination of three years of patient assemblage to connect tree-lined P Street NE with Florida Avenue and North Capitol Street. (more…)
25 Florida Ave, NW via Fiddleheads
Got a query I’m hoping someone else knows something about!
I’ve been getting my hair cut at a Fiddleheads, which specializes in curly hair, for about a year now. I’ve been calling them for over a week now to try to schedule an appointment, but nobody answers and the phone now goes to a prerecorded message saying something like ‘Welcome to your Verizon mailbox…’ (more…)
via google maps
From MPD around 3am:
“The Third District is currently investigating a shooting in the 200 block of W Street NW. An adult male has been transported to an area hospital with a non life threatening gunshot wound to the leg.
Motorists and pedestrians can expect road closures and should avoid the area.
Anyone with information is asked to call 202-727-9099.”
via Google Maps
Saw “neighbor reports shoot-out on the 100 block of Bryant Street” on the Bloomingdale blog– from Nextdoor yesterday. Of particular concern is “Police told neighbors that crime scene investigators don’t show up to a crime scene unless there’s a victim,” though a neighbor found a shell casing.
Nothing like being gaslighted (gaslit?) by MPD.”
Ed. Note: The nextdoor report says that there was 5 shots fired from two cars (at each other) around 1:18pm. “Would it really require someone being shot to investigate?”
Looking towards 108 Rhode Island Ave, NW via El Camino
More big, sad scuttlebutt – a tipster hears El Camino’s closing party is September 15. And those in the know say this is very likely happening.
“El Camino offers California-inspired Mexican food and drinks in Bloomingdale!” and opened up back in October 2014.
“We are sad to announce that we have decided to close El Camino after dinner service on Saturday, September 15. (more…)
From Big Bear:
“STOP BY BIG BEAR THIS SUNDAY
WE’RE HOSTING A FISH FRY
5:00 – 8:00 PM
Sunday September 2nd
All ages welcome!”
1st and R Street, NW
This rental is located at 205 R Street, NW. The Craigslist ad says:
“$2800 / 2br – 1204ft2 – Great Three Level Rowhome in the Heart of Bloomingdale w/ Large Patio!
Welcome to 205 R Street! You’ll fall in love with the charm of this very unique two bedroom, two and a half bathroom rowhome in the heart of Bloomingdale. This home features three levels of living space along with two master suites and a large back yard.
Home Features: (more…)