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14th and Monroe St, NW Photo by DJ JunglEE

Update from Alert DC:

“MPD reports the following road closures due to police activity: 1400 Block of Monroe Street, NW and the 3200 – 3400 Blocks of 14th Street, NW. Please seek an alternate route.”

Update 1pm: “MPD reports the police activity in the area of Monroe and 14th Streets NW has ended and the associated road closures are open for travel.”

Emily reported around 11:15am: “Gunshots heard near Holmead place in Columbia Heights?”

Dorie replied: “Reports of drive-by-shooting”

A replied: “Yes. I was driving Lyft less than a half a block away from the shooting. Didn’t take time to look behind me. Got tf out of there instantly.” Read More


3548 14th Street, NW

Thanks to all who passed on the sad news from The Pinch:

“They say all good things must come to an end… Sadly after nearly 8 great years The Pinch will be closing it’s doors. We’ve enjoyed our time spent here in Columbia Heights and getting to know our neighbors and friends and would love to see you all before we go! Our last night will be Tuesday 10/22/19!

The Pinch opened here back in mid-2012. Previously the space was home to El Salvadorena. Updates when we learn what becomes of the space.


14th and Meridian Place, NW

Josh reported at 10:20pm: “multiple gunshots just fired at 14th and meridian NW. Apparently it happened on the sidewalk and the victims dragged themselves into Johnny’s side door.”

From MPD:

“Alert: Shooting at 2220 hrs in the 1300 block of Meridian Place NW. Lookout for 3 B/M’s in a white honda vehicle”

Alan Henney reported:

“DOUBLE SHOOTING INVOLVING A TEEN- 14th St at Meridian Pl NW-DC in the Columbia Heights Neighborhood. 17yom shot in the leg and 26yom shot in the arm.”


via google maps

From MPD:

“The Third District is currently investigating a shooting inside of a building in the 3000 block of 14th street NW. An adult male has been transported to an area hospital with a non life threatening gunshot wound to the leg. This incident is alleged to have taken place inside of a building. Officers and detectives are on scene and are continuing to investigate.

Anyone with information is asked to call 202-727-9099.”


“Dear PoPville,

A friend of mine was walking down Sherman Ave at Euclid and was told that they could not keep walking south due to an active gas leak. They aren’t even letting crew members or folks that live on that block in. Does anyone know what’s going on or when it will be resolved? I’m not sure where to look for that info. (Side note, my building is in this photo and my dog is inside with the windows open.. should I worry??)”

Side note: Nearby DC Water reports, “Emergency shut on 8″ water main due to struck service on the 1000 Block of Girard St NW between 11th St and Sherman Ave NW. ETA 6-8 hours”


Tons of messages started coming just before 10pm last night. Not sure if there were two incidents but we got the video above after 2am. Did anyone happen to hear what was up.

Ed. Note: I find with the fog/clouds that video above is mesmerizing and I cannot stop watching it.


3704 14th Street, NW

From a press release:

“Little Havana, Solis’ critically acclaimed Cuban restaurant, will close at the end of the day on Saturday, October 5 after just over a year of operation. Fans have just a few more chances to enjoy Little Havana’s favorites like their Cubano sandwich, Lechon Caribe, and the Instagram-worthy Piña Colada which is served in a pineapple.

The space currently occupied by Little Havana at 3704 14th Street NW will house a new concept from Chef Solis called Anafre. Ananafre, meaning “portable oven” in Spanish, is traditionally a clay pot that has an opening in the bottom where hot coals are placed that then heat up the dish on top of the pot. Read More


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