Ed. Note: We spoke about some basements getting battered in Edgewood here.
We moved into our brand new construction house in Brightwood/Manor Park 6 days ago and had some major flooding (2-3 feet of water in the basement). The alley and yard funneled directly down into our basement. The drain in our yard and at the bottom of the stairs leading into our basement did nothing and neither did the sump pump (that had a battery backup). Read More
Nick Schieber. Photo by Cassandra Hetherington
Cassandra Hetherington is a a volunteer for Uptown Main Street. She wrote about Maria Villalta and Pica Taco here.
Thanks again to Cassandra Hetherington for sharing with us:
“Musicians Jamaal and David sip beer and discuss their upcoming performance at a nearby coffee house. Due to the dark cloudy skies and threat of rain, Jamaal left his guitar at home so for now, they are unable to practice playing their instruments together. Jamaal and David, both residents of Manor Park, met at Jackie Lee’s many moons ago and quickly became friends. This is exactly the kind of neighborhood bar Nick Schieber, Jason Crafton, and Amanda Kelsey hoped to create when they opened Jackie Lee’s on Kennedy Street NW.
Having moved to D.C. from Florida a decade ago, Nick spent the majority of his adult life working in restaurants; most recently at the Red Derby on 14th Street NW. Jackie Lee’s relaxed and welcoming vibe, a reflection of its owners, has attracted a diverse clientele of mostly neighbors into this restaurant and bar. Read More
5700 Blair Road NE. Photo via Bright MLS
“Welcome to 5700 Blair Rd NE Washington DC 20011. 5700 Blair Rd NE is a brand new home which was completed in March 2020. Read More
5505 1st Street, NW just north of Kennedy (and Missouri)
Thanks to Colin for sending:
“I was driving by 1st and Kennedy and I was surprised to see that La Coop Coffee–which you’ve posted about before–is looking close to opening. Just checked their IG account for the first time, and they soft open today! So excited to have a coffee shop within walking distance!” Read More
Photo by Mama Ray “another shooting on Meridian Pl, NW!This time at 3:30AM”
“On Thursday, June 25th, 2020 at approximately 3:00 am, Fourth District responded to the 1500 block of Meridian PL NW in reference to a shooting investigation. The victim was an adult male, who was conscious and breathing, suffering from a gunshot wound to the body. The victim is being treated at an area hospital for non-life threatening injuries.
This case is actively being investigated by Fourth District Detectives.
Anyone with any information is encouraged to call MPD on 202-727-9099.” Read More
The motorcyclist that died in this crash was Romain Picou. Romain died Wednesday morning driving to work on Kansas Avenue NW, when a car turning left from Madison entered the one lane road and Romain’s lane. Romain hit the passenger door and was thrown off of his motorcycle. The driver of the vehicle was taken to the hospital with minor injuries. Romain died from his.
Romain was my friend and a brother. I simply don’t have the words to convey the character, class, and charisma he carried with him everywhere he went. His light was snuffed too soon and while it breaks my heart, I am honored to have known him. Read More
Thanks to CAH for sending from Manor Park: “And here go! Abandoned scooter blocking alley & sidewalk!”
We’ve been seeing this bird in the alley behind 4th Street NW between Marietta Place and Nicholson Street. It must have either escaped or been released. I can get pretty close and have put out some feed. I wouldn’t know what to do if I actually caught it. Any ideas would be much appreciated.”
This house was under construction for a while, but for the last few months there hasn’t been any activity. When it was first breaking ground there were rumors of permit issues and that the neighbors were upset that it was built on a former small grassy area. Does anyone know what’s happening with it?”
via google maps
Ed. Note: The GoFundMe for the victim is closing in on $35,000 of it’s $40,000 goal. Thanks to all who’ve given.
“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch announce an arrest has been made regarding an Assault With Intent to Kill (Gun) offense that occurred on Tuesday, January 1, 2019, in the 100 block of Kennedy Street, Northwest.
At approximately 12:23 pm, members of the Fourth District responded to the listed location for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, members located an adult male suffering from a gunshot wound. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene and transported the victim to an area hospital for treatment of life threatening injuries.
On Wednesday, January 02, 2019, 20-year-old William D’Sean Wrice, of Northeast, DC, was arrested and charged with Assault With Intent to Kill (Gun).”