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Northeast corner of 7th and E right above Bakers and Baristas

Yikes. Thanks to Teal for sending from Penn Quarter/Chinatown:

“This past Saturday I saw a building that was falling apart! Part of it fell into the sidewalk and there were tons of emergency responders. Do you know anything about it?”

I feel like a saw a couple tweets about this but can’t find them know. Anyone know who they stabilized this? Is the sidewalk blocked off underneath?

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Photo REY LOPEZ

From a press release:

“Beginning on Friday, May 3rd, Japanese chicken-centric eatery Bantam King (501 G St NW) based in Chinatown just around the corner from older culinary sibling Daikaya, will be re-opening its popular seasonal ‘Walk-Up Window’. The Walk-Up Window will feature a creative new line-up of sweet and savory soft serve options from Chef Katsuya Fukushima and team just in time to welcome spring and surging temperatures.

Open to the public during Bantam King’s regular business hours (Sunday – Thursday 11:30AM -10:00PM, Friday – Saturday 11:30AM-11:00PM), the ‘Walk-Up Window’ will serve an assortment of rotating sweet and savory soft serve options including: Fried Chicken Drumette in Vanilla Soft Serve with Ichimi Honey ($5.50), and Vanilla Soft Serve with Chicken Caramel and Peanuts ($4), just to highlight a few. Mochi will also be available (2 Pieces for $5), and Purin – Japanese Caramel Custard Pudding ($2.50). Read More

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A reader in this morning’s rant/revel writes:

“?: I saw something that looked like snow out of the window of my office building. My coworkers and i were shocked. Snow in May? I doubt it. I think something exploded and sent white debris to the grown but it looks crazy in any case.”

What the – thanks to Shelley for sending:

“seems as if multiple washing machines exploded on a rooftop in Chinatown this morning. Soapsuds/snowflakes are flying around everywhere. Any idea what’s going on?” Read More

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via google maps

From MPD:

“MPD units were advised of a victim that walked into the hospital and then reported being shot in the area of 500 G Street NW. The Victim advised that after leaving a nearby bar, he became involved in an argument with other persons that had been in the same bar. The verbal argument turned physical and the victim states that one of the males then shot him in the hip. Read More

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6th and G Street, NW

From WMATA:

” Metro today announced that it is offering its downtown DC headquarters site – home to the Jackson Graham Building – for development under a long-term ground lease. The offering is extremely rare in the DC real estate market, both in terms of location and size and represents a prime opportunity to re-develop the site for future high-density office, residential, hotel or mixed-use development. The 1.1-acre (48,401 square foot) site spans an entire city block and is located in the heart of the city’s Gallery Place retail and entertainment district, across the street from the Capital One Arena and the National Building Museum, and within a one-block walk to Gallery Place and Judiciary Square stations, providing convenient access to the Red, Green, and Yellow lines.


Renderings by Perkins & Hill via WMATA

Because Metro would retain ownership of the property under a long-term lease, any development would have the potential to generate sustained revenue for Metro to support bus and rail operations, help keep fares affordable, and contribute to the transit agency’s long-term financial stability. Read More

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736 6th Street, NW

I told you the lunch options keep getting better and better in Chinatown! Outdoor seating coming too for Little Sesame:

“A restaurant that will serve hummus bowls, pita sandwiches and salatim.The licensee is requesting a Sidewalk Café with seating for 8 patrons. Interior seating for 9, with a Total Occupancy Load of 14.”

Little Sesame opened their second outpost here March 13th. Mackenzie proclaims to us on twitter: Read More

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From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a homicide that occurred on Saturday, March 23, 2019 in the 1200 block of Brentwood Road, Northeast.

At approximately 10:26 pm, members of the Fifth District responded to the listed location for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, officers located an adult male, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds, in the 1300 block of Saratoga Avenue, Northeast. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene and transported the victim to an area hospital. After all life-saving efforts failed, the victim was pronounced dead.

The decedent has been identified as 23-year-old Rafiq Hawkins, of Northeast, DC. Read More

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