Washington, DC


1509 Swann Street, NW

Tom writes:

“1509 Swann, is on the market again. Love how the agent describes it as “historically significant”.

The full listing says:

“Don’t miss the rare opportunity to own a piece of history with this stunning 4 BR ; 3.5 BA Victorian rowhome, built circa 1886, located on gorgeous Swann Street in the highly desired Logan Circle neighborhood. Nestled in the heart of it all, this home offers luxury and privacy within a short walk to endless dining, retail, fitness, grocery, and transportation options. Upon entry, you~ll be amazed by the eleven-foot-high ceilings; the brilliant natural light that floods the living and dining areas; and the dramatic, antique English black marble fireplace, featuring a Venetian plaster chimney. Read More

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Whoa, I hadn’t seen this video over the weekend. Thanks to Movoly for sending our way:

“There was a false alarm of an active shooter at the Capital Pride Parade today in Washington DC that sent crowds into panic. Thankfully everyone is ok… Stay safe!”

The Washington Post reported:

A man with a BB gun angry at another man for hitting his partner allegedly set off events that led hundreds of people to flee the Capital Pride Parade in Washington on Saturday, fearing a mass shooter, D.C. police said Sunday.”

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From the Deputy Mayor for Public Safety:

[email protected] #PrideDc #DCPride – There is NO Active Shooter at Dupont Circle. There are injuries from people running from what they thought were gunshots. But there is NO ACTIVE SHOOTER at Dupont Circle.”

Updates as soon as/if more information is released:

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1735 Connecticut Ave, NW

“Dear PoPville,

There’s a new “business” at 1735 Connecticut Ave NW that seems like an obvious front. My first thought was the latest Dave Eggers reading room, but apparently not. The Googles connect this address to a very odd website (unither.com). My best guess is some sort of “escape the room”, or a new speakeasy. Any insights?” Read More

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From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Second District seek the public’s assistance in identifying two suspects in reference to a Robbery (Snatch) offense that occurred on Thursday, May 30, 2019, in the 1700 block of Connecticut Avenue, Northwest.

At approximately 1:00 pm, two suspects on a scooter approached the victim at the listed location. As the suspects rode by, they snatched the victim’s property then fled the scene.

The suspects were captured by a surveillance camera and can be seen in this video (above.)

Anyone who can identify these individual or who has knowledge of this incident should take no action but call police at (202) 727-9099 or text your tip to the Department’s TEXT TIP LINE at 50411.”

Russ Ptacek witnessed the incident: Read More

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