From DC Water:
“Two initiatives to assist flood victims were announced by DC Water last night, including one that will give residents direct financial assistance with removing standing water damage in their homes.
The two programs are one time only and are aimed at helping customers who were impacted by the historically heavy rainfall of September 10 which caused heavy flooding in upper Northeast DC and across the region. Read More
300 Evarts Street, NE courtesy DPR
From the Department of Parks & Recreation:
“The Bowser Administration and the DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) will host its weekly produce giveaway at the city’s first rooftop community garden on Tuesday, September 1 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Edgewood Recreation Center in Ward 5.
The rooftop farm is the first of its kind at a DPR facility and is classified as a green roof. The farm is 55′ X 48′ (2640 square feet) with five raised beds to assist seniors and people with disabilities. There is special soil used to reduce the weight of the roof and the farm is designed to grow a large amount of food in a small space. Read More
Photo by EP
Readers reported a huge emergency response around 10:30pm last night. EP reported from 3rd and Rhode Island Ave NE:
“We saw everything happen. Sounded like a bomb. Bottom fell out of car, big fire that dissipated quickly. The car spun out, hit another car, and spun into the median and up the street. Parts of the car everywhere.”
“On April 27, 2020, members of the Fifth District Crime Suppression Team were proactively patrolling the Eckington and Edgewood neighborhoods in relation to a number of recent offenses in the area. Members observed an SUV that was taken in an Armed Carjacking on April 25, 2020. As Officers approached the vehicle numerous subjects fled. In a combined effort patrol officers and Crime Suppression Officers were able to stop and identify the seven occupants of the SUV and recover a semi-automatic handgun, as well as the stolen SUV. Read More
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
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.
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
Thanks to Liz for sharing that Edgewood love: “January 15 and there are still Christmas lights up all over the neighborhood.”
From Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie:
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.
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
Saw this on my bike ride home tonight on the MBT and it filled me with rage. It’s right by the entrance to the RIA metro next to the emerging Bryant Street development.
Let’s have a debate about neighborhood improvements, but don’t be an asshole homophobe and hide behind your cowardly can of spray paint!”