A reader reports:
“Our camera caught this guy stealing the bench right off our front porch after testing it out to make sure it felt just right . This is why we can’t have nice things (that aren’t secured by multiple locks…) The gall is amazing! Even the cops were like ‘whoa, that is nuts!'”
More video: (more…)
Thanks to Bry for sending from Michigan Ave & North Capitol Street, NE.
Closeups after the jump. (more…)
via google maps
A reader reports:
“I witnessed a hit and run accident at around 9:25 this morning at the corner of North Capital and Channing (not sure of the cross street, but it was around there). I was a few lanes away from the crash, in no position to stop, but I saw a car speed away from the scene (I’m not clear he was even at fault in the accident) and saw it was a black sporty Chevrolet with a license plate ending in 8085. I tried to follow the car to get the full plate, but he was going faster than I wanted and traffic didn’t allow me to catch up. I called MPD but they didn’t seem especially interested. No pedestrians or bikers were involved, just cars.
Hope no one was badly hurt but perhaps this information is useful to some one.”
This rental is located at 100 Michigan Avenue, NE. The Craigslist ad says:
“$1779 / 1br – 700ft2 – Caring and Award Winning Staff, Recycling, Roommate Style Apartments
Living within easy distance of dining, shopping, entertainment, and recreation becomes your reality at The Cloisters. Enjoy the convenience of city living along with the benefits of a more spacious, quiet, and affordable location, and take advantage of award-winning resident services that are focused on providing a sophisticated lifestyle. This is life at The Cloisters Apartments in DC. (more…)
I’m sure when this sign was first posted many years ago it took a lot of courage to do so. I’m happy to say the street was clean as a whistle when I passed by last weekend.
From an email:
“This art installation is down the narrow Stronghold alley, overlooking the Glenwood cemetery (Micro Showcase, 21 Evarts St NE). Signs of Regret.”
If we were walking down a street that ends with our lives, what are the road signs we might wish to heed as we travel? –Brian Levy
Bronnie Ware is an Australian nurse who spent several years working in palliative care, caring for patients in the last 12 weeks of their lives. Ware writes of the phenomenal clarity of vision that people gain at the end of their lives, and how we might learn from their wisdom. “When questioned about any regrets they had or anything they would do differently,” she says, “common themes surfaced again and again.” She recorded their dying epiphanies in a book, Five Regrets of the Dying.
Installed at the Micro Showcase, overlooking the Glenwood Cemetery, in September 2016
Hard to believe but this the same house that was hit a couple weeks ago (that video shows the thieves pretty nonchalant with an alarm going off) – the owner writes yesterday:
“House got robbed a few weeks ago. New guys thought about it today.”
The alleged burglar enters around minute 1:49 on this video. A reader sends from Stronghold and says it took place October 2nd at 1:30pm and stolen was “Jewelry, passports, GoPro. And stole the camera that was taping him!!”
“Boombox DC is a private effort among friends and neighbors to create and then use an inspired artist/studio space, and we would like to share the concept with others.
It is not a profit-making venture and thus we will not offer services or rent out space, but would love for you to come by and see it once it’s up.
Boombox DC will be built out of two used 45-foot High Cube Shipping Containers that will be merged together lengthwise, then divided up between a 20 foot garage and a 25 foot artist studio.
The structure and use fully complies will all DC Zoning regulations for a “Garage/Artist Studio” and we have valid and comprehensive DCRA building permits fully approved. Everything about this is legit. There will be no business activity on the site.
We hope to be done by the end of the summer and once the fence is back up and the landscaping is done we hope many will be more pleased with the design.”
If you have a photo of a neat find from your house please send an email to princeofpetworth(at)gmail.com thanks.
Thanks to a reader for sending the second neat find from Stronghold:
“We found this bottle of whiskey in a wall when we renovated the kitchen in our house. The house was built in the early 1900s, 1918 I think, although we also found a newspaper dated 1911. Unfortunately, the bottle was empty”
The reader did a little digging and found:
” Kinsey, as best as I can tell was a whiskey distillery located in Linfield, PA. It had a long, complicated and at times confusing history that goes back to 1891 when it was founded by the 33 year-old Jacob G. Kinsey, includes a dark period during Prohibition, and concludes in 1979 when the bottling line shut down for the last time.”