Update: “PEPCO reports all power is now restored in the Northwest area of 16th & Columbia Road.”

From AlertDC: “PEPCO reports a power outage in the vicinity of 16th Street and Columbia Road, NW, affecting the Cardozo, Columbia Heights, Lanier Heights, and Mount Pleasant neighborhoods. The estimated restoration time is 3PM. Affected customers can contact PEPCO on 1-877-737-2662.” Read More


“Dear PoPville,

I live next door to 2920 Ontario Rd. It is an abandoned building in Lanier Heights. As another anecdote in the blighted building saga of DC, 2920 Ontario Rd. started to collapse last night. We heard and felt several large booms during the thunderstorm that were louder than normal thunder. Our building even shook a little bit. Some neighbors went outside to inspect and we discovered 2920 Ontario had collapsed in on itself and some debris fell into the alley. Read More


via google maps

From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Sexual Assault Unit announce an arrest has been made in reference to an Assault with Intent to Commit First Degree Sexual Abuse offense that occurred on Saturday, May 22, 2021, in the 2900 Block of Adams Mill Road, Northwest.

At approximately 8:45 am, the suspect approached the female victim, on a trail, at the listed location. The suspect assaulted the victim with the intention of committing a sexual act. Read More

Adams Morgan Inn Says Good-Bye after 38 Years — by Adam Crain, owner, Adams Inn B&B

“After 38 years, the 27-room Adams Inn on Lanier Place in Washington DC is now closed, another victim of the Covid pandemic. Founded in 1983, Adams Inn’s namesake was its Adams Morgan neighborhood. There were two previous owners before I became owner in 2001. It is sheer coincidence that I share the same name as the Inn.

Adams Inn prided itself on affordability, always offering several rooms for under $90/night. With an average room rate of $128/night, breakfast included, the Inn was flooded with budget-conscious travelers. Our 86% annual occupancy rate was one of the city’s highest year after year. Many guests were repeat visitors, and many stayed for weeks at a time.

The Inn offered an intimacy rarely seen at larger hotels. With a small staff and low turnover, I got to know my staff; and they in-turn got to know our guests. My staff’s work ethic never ceased to amaze me; sick days were a rarity, and the work was fast paced. Most employees lived, at best, paycheck to paycheck, some hovering just beyond poverty. All were consumed with providing for their families, and as a result they yearned for work. I cannot imagine a group of harder working people. Yet because Covid devastated the hospitality industry, many will likely be left behind even as the economy recovers. Read More


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