Washington, DC

“Dear PoPville,

What is the building with two tall smoke stacks at the western end of the actual Navy Yard, just across from La Famosa? For the several weeks I have lived nearby, there has been nothing to see here. Now, for the second day in a row, there is a huge amount of smoke coming out at the bottom of the building (not even out of the smoke stacks) and a very loud whir of machinery. Read More


1 M Street SE photo by Brian G

Thanks to Brian for sending: “Scissors and Scotch sign is up in Navy Yard and looks close to opening”

A new liquor license placard says: “New Retailer’s Class “C” Tavern featuring an upscale men’s grooming hair salon with a retail bar attached. Total Occupancy Load of 21 with seating for 21 patrons. Applicant is also applying for a Sidewalk Café Endorsement of 22 seats.”

Stay tuned for an opening date.


“Car chase ending at 4th & N, stolen vehicle – foot chase ended in a arrest” photo by Matt J.K.

From Council Members to regular folks – sadly, you just gotta stop doing this. More reports from MPD last night:

“This evening at approximately 6:30 pm, a victim left their car running in the 1000 block of First Street SE while picking up food. An unknown suspect entered their vehicle and fled in an unknown direction.

The First District has seen an elevated level of car thefts–many of which involve cars that are left running or keys that are left in cars. Please always be aware of your surroundings and ensure that you turn off and lock your car even if only getting out for a moment.”

and in the 100 Block of M Street SE:

“This afternoon at approximately 4:55 pm, a victim left their car running while getting out to use an ATM. An unknown suspect entered their vehicle and fled in an unknown direction.”

And in other craziness today: Read More


via google maps

From MPD:

“At approximately 6:35 AM [Sunday] this morning our officers responded the 1100 block of K St. SE for calls for the sound of gunshots. On scene investigation yielded evidence that suspects operating a blue sedan fired handguns and an assault rifle at a victim who was standing in the block. Read More


Photo by Anna Mahalak

“Around 10 am this morning I heard some pops, saw this fire burning underneath 395 outside of the Capitol South Whole Foods. Our homeless neighbors live under there. Praying no one was in the vicinity when the fire started. Authorities/fire department on scene”

Update from DC Fire and EMS: “#DCsBravest responded to an outside fire in the 100 block of H St SE that has been extinguished. There were no injuries. This accounts for smoke that many have seen.”

“Update outside fire 100 block of H St SE. Fire involved a homeless tent beneath freeway. #DCsBravest quickly extinguished fire. Occupant indicated she was using propane, which may explain report of “explosion”. 1 individual with non life threatening injury.”

Thanks to all for reporting around 10:15am.

“smoke visible from Navy Yard looking NE”

“Looks to be a car fire on 695? Tons of black smoke coming up from North Navy Yard.” Read More


From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a homicide that occurred on Wednesday, December 9, 2020, in the 1000 block of 13th Street, Southeast.

At approximately 9:27 pm, members of the First District responded to the listed location for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, members located a male suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene and after finding no signs consistent with life and the victim was pronounced dead. The victim remained on the scene until being transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. Members located an additional adult male victim suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. The surviving victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. Read More


From a press release:

WHAT: The Yards, DC’s most exciting waterfront neighborhood for living, dining, shopping and relaxing, is bringing back Light Yards for its fifth year at The Yards Park! While this year has looked very different, Light Yards will continue its tradition as an opportunity to safely celebrate the holidays in a fun and socially-distant way during a time when many holiday traditions and events are not possible.

The annual holiday installation will feature the premiere of the installation “Stars” by Australian-based immersive light design sculptors Amigo & Amigo. Read More


Monday Morning Message

John actually sent on Friday but feels fitting for a Monday morning: “This was the second sign like this in the bike line on First street SE near the stadium. Somebody’s got jokes.”


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