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From a press release:

“New Kitchens On The Block returns to Mess Hall on Sunday, April 5, 2020. The seventh edition of the now-biannual food festival offers a onetime-only opportunity to savor signature dishes and drinks from 9 of DC’s most hyped new restaurants by the city’s buzziest, award-winningest chefs – before they open.

NKOTB 7’s participants are: Read More

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4th and Rhode Island Ave, NE Photo by mebates

A couple weeks ago only the Deli and Doughnuts sign was revealed.  Now we got a drink too – thanks to mebates. So cool.

If you have a photo of a neat find from your house or place of work please send an email to princeofpetworth(at)gmail.com thanks. Please let me know where/what neighborhood you found it in too. Thanks.

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Thanks to a reader for sending: “I live next door to a new construction project at 4th and Rhode Island ave in Edgewood. During the Demo of the old abandoned buildings we noticed this gem of a sign and wanted to share!”

If you have a photo of a neat find from your house or place of work please send an email to princeofpetworth(at)gmail.com thanks. Please let me know where/what neighborhood you found it in too. Thanks. Read More

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From Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie:

“Neighbors,

In response to a spate of recent violent incidents in Ward 5, last week I shared that I would be providing a more detailed update, as well as hosting a series of community conversations around public safety. I called upon Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) to increase patrols and have been working with both MPD and Office of Neighborhood Safety and Engagement (ONSE) to confront recent challenges. Please find below specific actions taken by MPD and ONSE in response to my requests.

Finally, I want to invite all residents to attend and participate in one of three upcoming community conversations on public safety taking place this Saturday, December 14, Monday, December 16, and Wednesday, December 18 (full details below). While I understand the notice for these meetings is relatively short, I did not want to delay these important conversations.

In service,

Kenyan

Update from the Metropolitan Police Department:

The Fifth District Crime Suppression Team is targeting all of Brentwood, Langdon, Edgewood, and Brookland neighborhoods on a daily basis, 7 days a week.

Additional officers and beats: Read More

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From a press release:

“New Kitchens On The Block returns to Mess Hall on Sunday, October 20, 2019. The sixth edition of the now-biannual culinary event series offers a onetime-only opportunity to savor signature dishes and drinks from 10 of DC’s most hyped new restaurants by the city’s buzziest, award-winningest chefs – before they open.

NKOTB 6’s participants are: Read More

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6th and Rhode Island Ave, NE

From the Mayor’s Office:

“Mayor Muriel Bowser, Ward 5 Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie, and Interim Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development John J. Falcicchio broke ground on Phase I of Bryant Street, a 13-acre mixed-use development that will deliver 487 apartment units, a nine-screen cinema, and 35,000 square feet of retail to Ward 5. The District provided a Tax-Increment Financing (TIF) agreement for the first phase of the development, which is expected to generate about $4 million in annual tax revenue. Read More

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716 Monroe Street, NE

Thanks to Juan for sending:

“Bummer loved this place but not surprised given the closure of Bike Rack next door.”

Fox Loves Taco posted on Instagram:

“Dear Brookland & Edgewood friends, neighbors, and patrons: We’re very sad to announce the closure of Fox Loves Taco. Unfortunately, due to issues beyond our control, we are unable to keep this location operational any longer. Read More

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via google maps

From MPD:

“5th Districts units were patrolling around the 100 block of Franklin Street NE when officers heard multiple gun shots [4:30am]. Officers then canvassed the area, shortly after hearing the gun shots MPD received a 911 call for a subject who reported he had several gunshot wounds. The victim further reported that three subjects attempted to rob him at gun point while wearing ski masks. The 5th District Detectives Office is currently investigating this case.”

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