Washington, DC

Photo by James Hong

From MPD just after 9pm:

“The Third and First Districts are investigating a shooting in the area of North Capitol and New York Ave NW. An adult male has been transported to an area hospital with a non life threatening gunshot wound to the torso.

Anyone with information is asked to call 202-727-9099.”

via google maps

From MPD:

“On October 20, 2020 at approximately 6:35 pm, and unknown suspect fired multiple shots in the 800 block of Crittenden St, NW, striking two adult male victims, and fled the scene in an unknown direction and manner. Read More


140 rock Creek Church Rd, NW across from Slash Run and the Hitching Post

Ben (and Loren) ask last night:

“Any clue why we are hearing Taps around 9pm in north petworth/brightwood park many nights? It sounds like someone is playing it, not a recording.”

Rachel replied, it’s from the “Old Soldiers Home, every night at 8:56pm.”


3718 14th Street, NW at Quincy Street, NW (next to the also awesome Lyman’s Tavern)

Ed. Note: Red Derby has been awesome since 2007, with your support they will continue to be so in 2027.

“Dear PoPville,

I am writing to give a huge shout-out to the team at Red Derby – Sasha, Bianca and Ruby. For 28 straight Fridays, they have SUPPORTED us with terrific take out drinks and food. Each Friday, a small group of us gather for a few libations outside after a long week of work and the team at Derby always delivers. It’s become a tradition. It’s given us something to look forward to during this nightmare and it also helped support one of our absolute favorite local establishments. I highly recommend you check them out.”


Ed. Note: In August 2020 we reported: “Memorandum of Understanding Signed for Armed Forces Retirement Home Redevelopment”, “includes approximately 4.3 million square feet of new development and adaptive reuse of historic buildings, as well as more than 20 acres of publicly-accessible green space”.

“Dear PoPville,

Saw this banner briefly over the weekend along Rock Creek Church Rd, where 5th St NW turns into Park Place. Read More


Georgia and Upshur Street, NW

A few folks have been writing in: “I noticed that work has started on the interior of the old Slim’s Diner in Petworth. Any idea of what is going to open in its place?”

A few weeks ago Eater DC reported:

“The chef behind one of the most respected barbecue joints in the D.C. area will turn his attention to fried chicken buckets, chicken wings, and chicken sandwiches at a new restaurant coming to Petworth’s main drag later this year. Read More


Georgia and New Hampshire Ave, NW

From a press release:

“The first-ever modular apartment building in Washington, DC is taking shape just steps from the Georgia Avenue-Petworth Metro Station. In just eight days, 44 custom designed modular “boxes” shipped from Pennsylvania have been lifted into place by crane to create 16 of Modo’s 17 three-bedroom apartments.

Modo is designed to appeal to the young twenty-somethings of Generation Z. Read More


845 Upshur Street, NW

Thanks to Ryan for sending on Friday: “I just walked by the new ramen spot on Upshur and I was surprised to see it open.”

Check out their menu here.

Menya Hosaki’s website says:

“MENYA HOSAKI aspires to serve ramen with love and integrity. From broth to noodles, tare to chashu, every element is made in house and warmly brought to your table.”

current hours: Read More


201 Upshur Street, NW. Photo by DC Fire and EMS

UPDATE Thursday, Sept. 24:

“SLASH RUN STAFF AND CONTRACTORS CAME TOGETHER AND WORKED THROUGH THE NIGHT 48 hours later we have the green light to open WE REOPEN TODAY! Come get a burger we missed you!!”

Tuesday afternoon DC Fire & EMS reported: “Update Box Alarm 200 block Upshur St NW. #DCsBravest have placed the fire under control with no injuries. Investigators on scene.”

Slash Run writes on their Facebook:

“Hey everyone thanks for reaching out and all your kind words and support!
We will be closed temporarily until we get this all cleaned up and get the green light to reopen!
Small roof fire from replacing a portion the roof.”


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