Photo by Mathias.
“car on fire in brightwood park at Piney Branch and Sheridan. no one knows where the owner is…”
4th and Kennedy Street, NW
A reader reports at approximately 2:45pm:
“All the kids OK, but they are assessing any structural damage. Apparently the driver was speeding through the alley. Another car was also hit (not pictured.)”
1221 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Streets Market and Cafe has now opened their 2nd location at 13th and Mass. Ave, NW. They opened their first DC location at 14th and Belmont Street, NW back in 2014.
709 Kennedy St, NW
“*****ANNOUNCEMENT: The Kennedy Street location is officially closed. Visit us at our new location 300 Riggs Rd. in September of 2017.*****”
I ran across some rather disturbing graffiti in the alley between Gallatin and Hamilton streets. Although the graphical representation of a noose isn’t the same thing as the physical nooses recently found at local schools, churches and museums, it’s nevertheless disturbing. It’s hard to interpret this as anything but the mark of hateful and poisonous ideals. I don’t know whether this particular defacement is meant to intimidate the residents of the property where it was found or is a random placement, but it’s troubling all the same, particularly as this is a residential neighborhood and the paint seems to be relatively fresh. I’m sending so that those in Ward 4 can remain watchful for individuals intent on divisive behavior within our midst.”
Any other possible interpretations?
A reader reports an incredibly disturbing event that happened 3am last night around Jefferson and Kennedy Street, NW. Ed. Note: I have the video but am only posting this still because I want to blur out the face.
“…a half naked woman was banging on my door at 3am. A man coaxed/pulled her away. I called the cops, they drove by once. Saw nothing. I went and checked my security cameras and got footage. Then called 911 2 more times. They never returned. I gave up 50 minutes later. I went out and looked and couldn’t find anyone. I was up until 4:10am waiting and they never came back. I told the operator I had footage of this. It’s insane.”
Last night a reader reported around 10pm:
“possible shooting at 5th and Jefferson NW Street closed & cop looking for casings (looks like it at least).”
Other residents have been inquiring about the incident on the listserv, will update when/if MPD responds.
Also this morning readers write:
“There were at least 10 police cars on the corner and they had blocked off the Randolph Street coming off of 14th St NW. Any idea what’s going on over there? They had a fancy looking guy in a suit walking towards what I assumed was the site of the incident.”
5420 3rd Street, NW
OK so Cidery? Check. Brick Oven Pizza? Check. Revamped Jackie Lee’s Lounge? Check. Next up for Kennedy Street? Finally some info on The Library that a lot of folks have been asking about! From an email:
“A neighborhood restaurant and bar where you can browse our Persian American menu featuring kabobs, meet your community, explore new drinks, play a game or read a book.
The Library plans to be open the week of June 26th and they are currently looking for front of house staff. They can contact Meredith at firstname.lastname@example.org.”
Stay tuned for updates. In the meantime a little taste:
116 Kennedy Street, NW
Thanks to all who sent updates from the Kennedy Street Development Corporation:
Well, we have some exciting news to report: Jackie Lee’s is returning in a new incarnation!
Partners Nick Schieber, Jason Crafton, and Amanda Kelsey, who have worked at various neighborhood bars throughout the District, plan to open a neighborhood tavern and restaurant under the name Jackie Lee’s (in homage to the former establishment).
Among other exciting things, we hear that there will be a horseshoe shaped bar, “smokehouse style” food, and weekend brunches.”