15th and Constitution Ave, NE courtesy Capital Candy Jar
From an email:
“The Capital Candy Jar has partnered with local ice cream makers Ice Cream Jubilee and South Mountain Creamery to create an ice cream shop in their Hill East store located at 201 15th Street, NE. To celebrate the launch the new ice cream concept, The Capital Candy Jar is hosting an ice cream social all day Saturday, July 7th and Sunday, July 8th. All ice cream scoops will be just $1.50 each. (more…)
Tuesday night, there was an armed robbery on the 300 block of 13th St SE. MPD sent out alert #I20180348513:
Alert: Robbery (GUN) at 2150 hrs in the 300 block of 13th Street, SE. Lookout for two B/M’s wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt, approximately 5’10 and last seen driving a silver Dodge Caravan.
My video camera (paid for by the city’s program) captured the crime. I emailed the clip to the detective investigating the crime and the neighbor is okay.”
This unit is located at 1500 Pennsylvania Ave, SE. The Listing says:
“Top Floor Penthouse with DEN and available for immediate move-in! Home features Capitol views with Bosch appliances, european style custom cabinetry, quartz countertops, wide plank hardwood flooring throughout & floor to ceiling windows. Located just a few blocks from the Potomac Ave Metro, Harris Teeter & Eastern Market! Garage parking with storage available!”
You can see more photos here.
This 703 square foot 1 bed/1 bath is going for $449,900 ($345 monthly fee.)
courtesy Capital Rowing Club
From an email:
“Have you ever wanted to learn more about rowing? Come down to Capital Rowing Club for National Learn to Row Day on June 2 from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm for a FREE open house.
Capital Rowing Club members will teach you the basics of rowing, offer a boathouse tour and get you out on the Anacostia River! Bring your friends and family and come on down to see what rowing is all about (or get back into it, if it has been a while)! All ages are welcome! 1900 M Street SE“
via google maps
We recently moved to Hill East and while it’s a generally great area, there is one issue we are wrestling with. Hopkins Public Housing essentially hosts outdoor concerts every Sunday morning with various singers. Following this they hook up the ipod and play music till 8 PM. The music is very loud, and we can clearly hear it inside our brick home. The music can be heard for blocks. On Memorial day, they sang and played music all day after they had their ‘concert’ on Sunday. We’re not objecting to playing music, we just don’t want to hear it in our homes.
Despite numerous neighbors’ efforts to contact 311, the police, council members, and asking them to turn down their music, it never stops. No one seems to care about our complaints. We honestly don’t know what to do at this point. Allowable residential noise levels are 60 decibels which is equivalent to normal conversation, and they are obviously disturbing the peace. (See pdf link on bylaws here.)
Thoughts on next steps?”
Ed. Note: To preempt the comments real quick- Say what you gotta say, but please try to say it nicely. Advice, however arguably warranted, will likely not be received well if delivered only with vitriol/derision.
Tracey sends on Monday:
“I just saw this car on 14th NE. Heckuva holiday weekend for the owner of this car.”
via google maps
From Jen, HillEast resident of 15 years:
“Around 730pm last night [Tuesday], Goldy the cockapoo was struck and killed by a car in the crosswalk at the intersection of Constitution and 12th St NE. The motorist was traveling East on Constitution through the four way stop intersection. Goldy’s human, a Capitol Hill resident, was on the other end of the leash in the crosswalk with Goldy when the car struck.
Dr. Antkowiak of AtlasVet heard shouts from his front stoop and ran down to the intersection with two friends. Goldy was on her side in critical shape. Dr. A got a quick history from the owner while starting CPR. Unfortunately, Goldy was too far gone for resuscitation and passed away within 60 seconds or less. The driver of the car did come back and gave Goldy’s human his information. (more…)
In light of all of the news lately where people have been flat out racist, from the Starbucks arrests to the more recent dorm room napping while black incident and the just renting an AirBnB while black situation, this is still happening in our own backyards. We can and must do better then this:
Today in Living While Black: Caleb had a bit of a fever today so I stayed home with him. Not wanting to spend the whole day inside, I took him on a walk to the Kingman Island park near our house. 30 minutes into our stroll I got flagged by a security officer in one of those cars marked “Special Police” on the side. I was a bit confused as to whether she was looking for me to stop but she honked twice and pulled over so I got the picture. She told me that she received a complaint from someone who said there was a “suspicious man” walking on the bike path with a baby. (more…)