— Hillary Moore (@_HillaryM) March 29, 2020
And thanks to Jon for sending below Sunday: Read More
380 7th Street, SE
Yikes. Thanks to Brett for sending: “they are literally boarding up Sephora in Eastern Market as if a hurricane is coming.”
Loosens collar. Read More
This rental is located at 218 9th Street, NE. The Craigslist ad says:
“$1650 / 1br – 850ft2 – Large 1 Br garden apartment by Supreme Court
Freshly remodeled. Large 1 bedroom 850 square feet garden apartment on picturesque and quiet 9th street at Constitution Avenue. Perfectly located between Eastern Market and H street, a short walk to the Capitol and to the Supreme Court. Relaxing large backyard under the shade of trees. Great spot for outdoor parties! A rare feature for center-city! Large living room with French windows. Bedroom with a separate exit to the backyard. The apartment has a nicely equipped kitchen and bathroom (dishwasher, gas powered oven, full-size gas-powered washer and dryer.”
Ed. Note: PoPville is not affiliated with any ‘Rental of the Day’ properties. Rent at your own risk and proceed with caution as you would with all Craigslist listings.
701 8th Street, SE
Back in January we broke the news that Spring Mill was closing and Call Your Mother would be taking over the space. Thanks to Kristin for the excellent update of the progress. Stay tuned for an opening date as construction progresses.
Justin sends the crazy shot above around 6:45am: “In Capitol Hill at the 11th St / 395 interchange…there is zero warning by MPD that you can’t continue down 11th St until you get to the cleanup and then are forced into the interstate.”
MPD reported at 5:41am: “First District patrol units are on scene of an overturned truck carrying trash. Read More
601 2nd Street, NE at F Street.
“Ah, but a man’s reach should exceed his grasp, Or what’s a heaven for?” ― Robert Browning
Ed. Note: It was inevitable.
Parakeet running with a group of unruly sparrows on Capitol Hill
It was with a bunch of sparrows that it seemed to be hanging out with…
Not exactly camouflage by the Hart Senate Office parking lot bushes (East Side across from St. Joseph’s Church)”
Ed. Note: The last time we posted about this parakeet @PoPville on twitter a reader responded that they’ve tried to catch him/her multiple times but have been unsuccessful. I think they said they’ve been leaving bird seed, let’s not go there, and provided some sort of shelter. Of course this memory could be tainted by the gin.
430 8th Street, SE
Thanks to Caroline for sending:
“No more Subway in the Eastern Market area! I tried to open the door to head in for my morning Oven Roasted Chicken on wheat and then saw the sign. It’s a loss for me. I loved the staff here. One employee’s wife even made my whole family traditional Tanzanian garments for Christmas one year.”
Updates when we learn what becomes of the space.
Ed. Note: Other fast casual chains folks are missing.
via google maps
Update from MPD:
“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s First District announce an arrest has been made in reference to an Assault with Intent to Kill and a First Degree Cruelty to Children offense that occurred on Wednesday, February 12, 2020, in the 800 block of Maryland Avenue, Northeast.
At approximately 4:51 pm, members of the Special Operation Division were flagged down by citizens, in reference to a juvenile victim being assaulted, at the listed location. Officers apprehended the suspect. The suspect and victim were transported to area hospitals for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.
On Wednesday, February 12, 2020, 28 year-old Idreis Alexander Augustus, of Springfield, VA, was arrested and charged with Assault With Intent to Kill, First Degree Cruelty to Children, and Destruction of Property.”
From MPD Wednesday:
“This evening at approximately 4:55 PM, a man who appeared to be under the influence of drugs assaulted a young child who was walking with a parent near 9th St NE and Maryland Ave NE. Several passersby assisted the child’s mother in stopping the assault and detaining the perpetrator. Read More
A group of white supremacists from what I believe is the group Patriot Front marched on the Capitol about an hour ago [Saturday]. I got caught up in a group of people following them. We were surrounded by mounted and bike police–and I’ve never seen so many police in one place. They were chanting “Life, Liberty, Victory!” and some other gibberish. They assembled on the lawn for about 10-15 minutes, the leader monologued through a bullhorn (it was hard to understand much of it), they chanted once more, and then turned to march north.
Note that many of these brave patriots marching on the Capitol to demonstrate the truth of their convictions were concealing parts of their faces with bandannas or white turtlenecks.”
Ed. Note: I also received a lot of messages about a huge police presence around the Walmart on H Street, NW – apparently it was a staging/protection area for the marchers.