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1270 4th Street, NE photo by Daniel Swartz

From an email:

“We have pulled out of the La Cosecha market and continue to look for a home for Amparo. We are working on some exciting projects that we will announce as soon, while continuing to push forward.

Amparo owner and Chef Christian Irabién’s modern Mexican restaurant Amparo Fondita will no longer be a part of La Cosecha. Irabién, whose resume includes Oyamel vows to continue searching for the right brick-and-mortar location.”

Full press release: Read More


North Capitol and P Street photo by camille

From MPD:

“Detectives with the Metropolitan Police Department’s Major Crash Investigations Unit are investigating a traffic fatality involving a single vehicle and a pedestrian that occurred on Friday, January 3, 2020, in the 1400 block of North Capitol Street, Northeast.

At approximately 5:15 am, the victim was walking eastbound, mid-block, in the 1400 block of North Capitol Street Northwest to the Northeast side when a sedan traveling northbound on North Capitol Street, Northeast struck the victim. The operator of the vehicle stayed on scene. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene and transported the victim to a local hospital. After all life-saving efforts failed, the victim was pronounced dead. Read More


via google maps


“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a homicide that occurred on Monday, December 30, 2019, in the 600 block of M Street, Northeast.

At approximately 9:15 pm, members of the Fifth District responded to the area for the sounds of gunshots. Officers located an adult male at 8th and H Street, Northeast. The male was unconscious and unresponsive, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. 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 21 year-old Jibri West, of Northeast, DC. Read More


Photo by PoPville flickr user C Buoscio

From the Attorney General’s Office:

“Attorney General Karl A. Racine today filed a lawsuit against Greyhound Lines Inc. for allowing buses to idle at Union Station for longer than the legal limit, polluting the air and endangering the health and safety of commuters and workers. A joint investigation by the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) and the Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE) documented 50 Greyhound buses parked, stopped, or standing at Union Station with their engines running for longer than the three-minute legal limit, many for more than 20 minutes. With this lawsuit, OAG is seeking to collect at least $216,000 in penalties, reimbursement for costs of the investigation, and a court order to stop Greyhound from violating the District’s air pollution control laws moving forward. Read More


From a press release:

“Today, Washington, D.C.-based restaurateur Antonio Matarazzo and chef Matteo Venini announce the expansion of their modern, fast-casual pizza concept, Stellina Pizzeria, to 508 K Street NW in summer 2020. More imminently, the duo will bring a traditional Italian pasticceria, Annaré, inside Union Market on December 16.



Tim sends the cryptic message: “in NE last night.” You have been warned. The local liquor stores should probably be alerted too.

If you spot a hawk or any interesting wildlife around town, lunching or otherwise, and get a good photo please send where you spotted it to [email protected] and I’ll add it to the queue. Hawks around Town is made possible by a generous grant from the Ben and Sylvia Gardner foundation.


From NPR:

“NPR is excited to welcome back All Crafts Considered, a fan favorite holiday event here at the NPR Headquarters. After a two-year hiatus, All Crafts will be in its sixth year at NPR, and we’re inviting the public in to enjoy an afternoon of shopping and holiday cheer. There will be unique gifts and homemade goods by an array of local artisans and makers from all around the DMV area.

The Commons, NPR’s fan shop, will also be open, offering an array of great gift ideas for public radio fans of all ages! Read More


This is the old Sugar Factory space on the first floor.

Hotel Chocolat’s website says:

“When the very first Hotel Chocolat shop opened its doors to guests in North London in 2004, it was the start of a revolution in British chocolate. Two entrepreneurs, Angus Thirlwell and Peter Harris, were on a mission to make chocolate exciting again.

Today, we have 103 shops as well as cafés and restaurants, Read More


via Eventbrite

Thanks to Matt for sending: “it seems like an important event for those living in the NoMa area, and I’m not sure how many people actually know about it.”

Community Conversation: NoMa Homeless Encampments:

by Street Sense Media
Thu, December 5, 2019
5:45 PM – 8:00 PM
Father McKenna Center
19 I Street Northwest

A moderated discussion about city and community responses to tent encampments and the people who rely on them.

About this Event Read More


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