Washington, DC

2nd and L Street, NE

Thanks to all who’ve reported: “huge smoke plume on or under train tracks at 2nd & M Street, NE”

“Heard explosion from inside my apartment next door.”

“Something exploded under the bridge on L St NE. Loud explosion followed busy huge fire and smoke.”

“Fire is out now. Some hero first responders out here got it under control quickly.”

DC Fire and EMS reports: “Box Alarm 100 block L St NE. Fire beneath the railroad underpass involving a homeless encampment. No injuries reported.”

Developing: Read More


Thanks to Sarah and Dennis for sending. Dennis reports: “Union Market’s rules: they divided the stores between grocery and takeout.”

Sarah reports: “Union market requiring everyone to order through an app and then have things brought to them. it looks like most will take caviar, door dash, postmates, grub hub, and Uber eats. Peregrine espresso uses an app called Joe Coffee.”


From a press release:

“Chef Eric Adjepong, a first-generation Ghanaian-American bringing West African cuisine to the mainstream, will open his first solo restaurant, On the Double, this spring. The fast-casual counter in Union Market will offer food of the African diaspora through the lens of a Caribbean-style roti shop, giving guests a more approachable introduction to African cuisine. Read More


From MPD:

“On March 1, 2020, members of the Fifth District responded to the 100 block of New York Avenue NE for the report of a shooting. Officers located two adult males in a vehicle in the 1400 block of First Street NE suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. As officers were rendering aid to the two victims a third adult male was located at a gas station at the intersection of Florida Avenue NE and P Street NE. The third male was also suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. All three of the males sustained serious, but not life threatening injuries.

During the course of the investigation a semi-automatic handgun was located and the offenders were arrested. Read More


First and Pierce Street, NE

Thanks to Sam for sending:

“This sign’s being installed today at the lot at First and Pierce Streets NE, which has been used as a NoMa community hub (including for summer movie screenings and as a sometimes illicit dog park) for the last few years. Looks like the party’s ending in a couple weeks.”


601 2nd Street, NE at F Street.

“Ah, but a man’s reach should exceed his grasp, Or what’s a heaven for?” ― Robert Browning

“Dear PoPville,

Duet has been closed since the fire in December and I noticed today that the sign had been replaced. Looks like an outpost of Masala Art. Hope they can make it work, though I miss Toscana!”


“Dear PoPville,

My neighbor’s dog was stolen from her yard Saturday at 4th and L St. NE. We are desperate trying to get the word out. All of our neighbors are coming together, doing whatever we can to get this puppy home. This has been reported it to the police and animal control. If anyone else has camera footage or information that may be helpful, please contact Kelly. Pictures of Lady, female pitbull, brown with white markings, un-spayed, not microchipped (above.)


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