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by Prince Of Petworth November 19, 2018 at 9:25 am 0


800 block of Jefferson Street, NW

From MPD:

“On Sunday November 18, 2018, at approximately 6:25pm Fourth District members responded to call for sounds of gunshots, in the 800 block of Jefferson ST NW. Upon their arrival they located a victim, who had been shot multiple times. The victim was suffering from life threatening injuries and was transported to an area hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.

This case is actively being investigated by MPDs Homicide Branch. Anyone with any information is encouraged to call MPD on 202-727-9099.”

A reader reported:

“I heard eight or so shots. Heard a similar number near there yesterday [Saturday] at 8pm.

Another reader heard the Saturday 8pm shooting was around 5th and Kennedy Street, NW.

by Prince Of Petworth November 13, 2018 at 11:45 am 0

This house is located at 3901 Illinois Avenue, NW. The Bright MLS listing says:

“This stately end-of-row townhome has been meticulously reinvigorated by McGovern Design Studio. The classic architecture of this circa 1912 residence boasts formal sophistication and inviting practicality. 3 Bedrooms, Den and 2.5 Bath’s offer flexible living space with room to grow. Situated on an expansive corner lot, this stunner has an abundance of outdoor entertaining space. Only blocks from the Georgia Ave / Petworth METRO Station.” (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth November 13, 2018 at 9:25 am 0


8th and Upshur St, NW

Thanks to all who emailed about the sad Ruta Del Vino news. On Friday night SAF wrote us:

“Just came home from happy hour at Ruta Del Vino. Apparently tomorrow is their last day. We are all upset about this.”

At request of the owners I didn’t post anything and was hoping to learn more info yesterday but I didn’t hear back from them.

Update from the owners:

“To our regulars and our wonderful staff, thank you for the many friendships we made over the last two years. To all of our guests: it was an honor to serve you.

We would love to hear from anyone interested in taking over the lease. It’s a turnkey opportunity on a very hot block. Anyone interested can reach us at [email protected]

Based on the number of emails I’ve received this has really hit Petworth folks hard. Ruta del Vino transformed this corner two years ago: (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth November 8, 2018 at 10:45 am 0

Thanks to Susan for sending a sad update on the legendary Evelyn Y. Davis, who’s tombstone is in Rock Creek Church cemetery in Petworth. “Queen of the Corporate Jungle. 1929 – Forever”

The New York Times reported yesterday:

“Evelyn Y. Davis, who spent more than 50 years haranguing American executives at shareholder meetings as she pushed companies to be more frugal and transparent, died on Sunday in Washington. She was 89.”

Unfortunately I can’t find my other old photos but Atlas Obscura has some good shots and writes:

“The notorious gadfly decided to erect her own postmortem monument in 1981 to celebrate her successes. She used the tombstone to list her resume, divorces (there are four, two of which were etched in at later dates), and the fact that she never had children. One of the accompanying stones contains a quote that clearly sums up her philosophy on life: “Power is greater than love, and I did not get where I am by standing in line nor by being shy.”

Ed. Note: Gore Vidal, Tim Russert, a Prime Minister and a Princess are buried in this cemetery among other notables.

by Prince Of Petworth November 6, 2018 at 2:45 pm 0

“Dear PoPville,

We have continuous accidents at the corner of Arkansas and Iowa Ave, NW. My roommate has a broken leg from someone who hit him and another previous accident here had three people laying in the grass for about 30 minutes until the ambulance came. This one (photo above) happened Friday night. But, the city doesn’t want to put lights in because it’s an emergency corridor for vehicles. Well, how about all of the emergencies that are happening as a result of not putting lights in? I held a little girl in my arms tonight who was so upset. Enough is enough. This is a problem and we need to fix it.”

by Prince Of Petworth November 5, 2018 at 10:45 am 0


via google maps

“Dear PoPville,

We haven’t been able to find much information on this so I’m sharing it far and wide for help.

On Saturday afternoon there was major police presence on Upshur between 4th and Illinois. We saw multiple police officers take down a man on the sidewalk. Eventually they took the man away on a stretcher.

Later that evening we stopped to talk to some neighbors on their front porch, right where it happened. The told us that they saw a man and kids (I believe they said grandkids) running up Upshur saying a man was in Grant Circle with a knife trying to hurt them. The neighbors took them in as the man with the knife approached. They were able to lock the door just in time. The man was on their front porch trying to get in as they called the cops. They even mentioned that he threw up on their porch. The police came and arrested him.

This story is way too similar to the awful story from Logan Circle a few weeks back. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth November 1, 2018 at 11:35 am 0

This house is located at 611 Jefferson Street, NW. The Bright MLS listing says:

“Perfect in Petworth! Over 2500 square feet home is the perfect investment with comps over $800K. Located near shopping and metro. This home has been loved by it’s owner for the last almost 40 years. The home is SOLD STRICTLY AS-IS. The homes old world-charm is accented by it’s 4 large bedrooms, and 1.5 bath which is quite unique in the DC area. Rear parking is also unique! Time to negotiate!” (more…)

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