Washington, DC

A reader reports:

“So a drunk ass driver ran 2 red lights, hit 3 cars in front of cops who didn’t do much (until calls to 911 started, and people flagged them down) last night, and hit 3 cars total before hitting the curb to a stop. cars hit were on 2900 block of Georgia Ave, NW. finally hit a curb and stopped on the corner or Georgia and Girard. Read More

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Sherman and Irving Street, NW. Photo by Grant

Around 3:15pm Alert DC Traffic Police reported: “Traffic Alert
700 b/o Irving St NW btw Sherman Ave and Georgia Ave NW [EB One-Way] due to Police Activity
Alternative Route[s]: Park Rd, Harvard St, Lamont St
Watch for MPD direction // Closures are subject to change”

Some are hearing this was a shooting but that has not been confirmed at the moment. Update when more is known.

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Ed. Note: Let me tell you about back in the day

From the Mayor’s Office:

“Today, Mayor Muriel Bowser announced that the District will host its inaugural Open Streets event on Saturday, October 5, 2019, along Georgia Avenue, NW. Nearly three miles of the avenue will be free of vehicular traffic between 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., allowing residents to walk along and in the roadway and enjoy a wide range of activities for all ages, abilities, and backgrounds. Read More

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3001 Sherman Ave NW, at the corner of Columbia

Thanks to Amanda for sending an update on the former Stop & Go market space: “They are steadily renovating and I have seen them holding capoeira classes a few times as I walked past. A new banner just went up that says something like Brazilian American Cultural Center. It says grand opening August 24th. Samba, Portuguese, Capoeira, cooking, film…looks interesting!” Read More

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Sherman Ave NW between Euclid and Fairmont

From MPD Saturday:

“Location of incident: in the rear of 2200 Q Street, NW.

At approximately 12:00 pm., a suspect fired a weapon at the listed location.

Members on the scene recovered two shell casings. No victim, no vehicle, or property were damaged.

Also, no weapon was recovered. If you have tips, video or other information related to this incident, please call our Command Information Center at 202-727-9099. If you prefer text, please send to our text tip line at 50411.”

From MPD Sunday/Saturday night 1am (see photo above): Read More

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via google maps

From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Sexual Assault Unit have announced a suspect has been arrested in an Assault with the Intent to Commit First Degree Sexual Abuse offense that occurred in the 2600 block of Georgia Avenue, Northwest, on Tuesday, May 28, 2019.

At approximately 6:50 pm, the suspect approached a female victim while she was walking at the listed location. The suspect physically assaulted the victim with the intent to commit a sexual act. The suspect fled the scene but was apprehended by responding officers.

On Tuesday, May 28, 2019, 30-year old, Robert Marion Buck of Washington, DC, was arrested and charged with Assault with the Intent to Commit First Degree Sexual Abuse.”

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What’s up soccer legend Diego Armando Maradona? I spotted him last week on the side of the delicious Napoli Pasta Bar. [One of the club teams Maradona played for was Napoli.]

Yesterday Stacy was kind enough to send a bit of info about the artist:

“The piece was created by DC native Akeel Ali, also known as Black Frontiersmen, a local artist who has been working to beautify the neighborhood–and DC in general–with his art. His art can be seen on U Street and in Shaw, with more projects coming soon.” Read More

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