Washington, DC

“Dear PoPville,

I live at 1st and R St. NW near Big Bear Cafe in Bloomingdale. was awakened at 2:44am this morning by an unusually loud, low-flying helicopter. It seemed to be making repeated passes right over our house in intervals of about 30 seconds (i.e. never straying far from directly overhead. Objects on shelves and nightstand and walls in my room were rattling when the helicopter passed over our house. This lasted for quite some time — approximately 20 minutes. Any idea what was going on?”

A few folks also inquired @PoPville on twitter and Alan found from US Park Police that: “The Eagle was assisting MPD with a critical missing 70 y.o. with dementia.”


via google maps

From MPD:

“The First District is currently investigating a shooting that occurred this evening at approximately 7:30 pm. The victim, an adult male, reported that while in the 1200 block of North Capitol Street NW he sustained a gunshot wound to the arm. The victim was taken to a local hospital and is in stable condition. There is no lookout information at this time.

This incident is being actively investigated by detectives from the First District. Should anyone have information about the incident, please contact the First District detectives office at 202-299-2025, or the Metropolitan Police Department’s Command Information Center at 202-727-9099.”


“Dear PoPville,

The last several nights- there are two mysterious trucks with what looks like giant vacuums on them next to the train tracks above 2nd and K St NE. They seem to start late evening and run non-stop until about midnight and are so loud! I’m a block away and Indoors, a decibel app messures 45dB and if I open the window of my apartment it reads ~80dB. Loud enough to be super annoying at night. Wondering if anyone in the community has insight as to what this machinery is and/or what the project is?”


Town 2.0 is a Go!

1001 North Capitol Street, NE at K Street

I’m only a week late but better late than never (thanks to all who messaged!) Mark Lee broke the news on his Facebook:

“DC ABC Board approves licensing for gay nightclub Town to re-open at new location in a former church building at the corner of North Capitol and K Streets, rejecting ANC and protest group objections. Board grants extended operating hours (5AM Fri-Sat, 4AM Sun-Thurs) but limits use of outdoor space until 2AM.”

Town Danceboutique closed after 10 years in Shaw in 2018. Updates as 2.0 gets closer to opening.


Helluva Way to Wake Up

Thanks to Christy for sending:

“I saw this last Thursday on my walk to work over on L Street NE near 4th Street. I’m not quite sure what the story is here, but the wheels were still there so I’m not sure if this post counts. The car was removed from the street by the time I walked home that evening.”

Ed. Note: Definitely counts as a helluva way to wake up. Post carbque maybe?


The best-selling Pan con Chicharron features salted pork tenderloin boiled then lightly fried on a bed of grilled sweet potato slices and topped with Peruvian Brothers’ signature Salsa Criolla. (Photo courtesy of Peruvian Brothers)

From a press release:

“The sibling duo behind beloved D.C. food trucks ​Peruvian Brothers ​- Giuseppe and Mario Lanzone – are opening their first brick-and-mortar location in the ​Union Market District​’s vibrant new Latin marketplace, ​La Cosecha​ (1280 4th Street NE) next month.

The Peruvian-style sandwiches, empanadas, desserts and hot sauces that power their award winning food trucks will now have a permanent place to call home when the new Peruvian Brothers officially opens with an all-day celebration on ​Saturday, February 1​. Read More


In addition to the shooting in Park View which is now a homicide the following also occurred yesterday.

From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a homicide that occurred on Sunday, January 26, 2020, in the Unit Block of N Street, Southwest.

At approximately 2:15 pm, members of the First District responded to the rear of the listed location for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, officers located a male, suffering from gunshot wounds. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene and transported the victim to an area hospital for treatment of life threatening injuries. After all lifesaving efforts failed, the victim succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead.

The decedent has been identified as 36 year-old Eric Delonte Barbour, of Southwest, DC. Read More


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