A few readers messaged photos from Michigan and North Cap around 7pm. One reader responded:
“About 10ish shots fired from a car around 5:15pm”
Alert DC reported: “MPD reports the 100 block of Michigan Ave NW is closed in both directions due to police activity. Please use alternate route.”
Elsewhere last night MPD reported around 8:30pm:
“Shooting in the 2300 Block of Rhode Island Ave NE. Lookout for a small grey car traveling east on Rhode Island Ave NE. DO NOT TAKE ACTION, CALL 911″
Updates if when more is known.
via google maps
“On October 15, 2019 at approximately 2:53 PM, members of the Fifth District responded to the Unit block of Bryant Street NE for the sound of gunshots. An adult male victim was subsequently located at an area hospital suffering from two apparent gunshot wounds which were deemed non life threatening.
The offense is being investigated by Detectives assigned to the Fifth District Detectives unit.
Anyone having information relating to the shooting is asked to call (202)727-9099.”
Thanks to Katrina and Patrick for sending: “Some tomatoes, eggplants, and strawberries from a potted garden in Stronghold!”
If you get a great garden haul this spring/summer please send a photo to [email protected] and let me know what neighborhood you are in. Thanks! Great Garden Haul is made possible by a generous grant from the Ben and Sylvia Gardner foundation.
“On 4/8/19, at approximately 6:00 p.m., First District officers responded to the 200 block of N Street SW for the sound of gunshots. Officers found evidence of gunfire, including damage to a fence. Read More
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: Read More
Thanks to Bry for sending from Michigan Ave & North Capitol Street, NE.
Closeups after the jump. Read 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. Read 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