Washington, DC

From MPD around 5:30am: “The Third District is currently investigating a traffic accident in the 1200 block of U St. NW, which resulted in a fatality.”

Update from MPD:

“Detectives with the Metropolitan Police Department’s Major Crash Investigations Unit are investigating a traffic fatality involving a single vehicle and a pedestrian that occurred on Friday, November 29, 2019, in the 1200 block of U Street, Northwest.

At approximately 3:10 am, the victim was in the roadway, at the listed location. A dark colored SUV, traveling east, struck the victim then fled the scene. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene and transported the victim to a local hospital. After all life-saving efforts failed, the victim was pronounced dead. Read More

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Photo by Joyce Karam

Around 9pm reports starting coming in to us @PoPville:

“Anyone know what those gunshots were near Florida and Ontario NW DC just now?”

“sounded like several gunshots fired near 16th and U St NW, followed by sirens. Any idea what’s happening?”

“16th + V St NW PD confirms they are responding and heard the gunshots from the station. No other details.”

“There are like 10 police cars and a helicopter with a search light in Adams Morgan at Ontario and Kalorama rd nw”

“Police helicopter with spotlight circling broadly from DuPont to meridian hill park”

“I counted 11 shots.”

Joyce Karam reported: “Walking back from dinner, got trapped in shooting near Florida & 18th NW Washington DC.

Police on scene but lot of gunshots fired (at least 4). Chasing suspects now.”

Update from MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Third District have announced an arrest has been made in reference to an Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (Gun) offense that occurred on Tuesday, November 26, 2019, in the 1700 block of Florida Avenue, Northwest.

At approximately 8:56 pm, the suspect approached the victims at the listed location. The suspect brandished a handgun and began to shoot at the victims. The suspect then fled the scene. No injuries were reported on scene.

On Tuesday, November 26, 2019, 31 year-old Chibuzo Onukwufor, of Bowie, MD, was arrested and charged with Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (Gun).”

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2208 14th Street, NW

From Esquire’s Best New Restaurants in America, 2019: “#1 Seven Reasons

Ten minutes north of the White House and its sour, divisive rhetoric, immigrants are throwing a party. Unfettered joy radiates from inside Seven Reasons as you stand outside the front door, and once you enter and sit down, that joy makes itself known–proudly, defiantly–in the riot of flavors and hues that chef Enrique Limardo sends out from the kitchen. Limardo and several members of his team come from Venezuela, a country in the midst of collapse, and yet the Latin American food and cocktails at Seven Reasons–a mountain of black rice topped with prawns and pork cheeks, a salad in which the summery tang of tomatoes has been concentrated into cubes of jelly, a platter of hamachi tiradito whose pink and green splashes of salmon roe and jalapeño could hang in an art gallery–serve up jubilation as a remedy for pain and color as a cure for the blues. Is there almost too much packed into each bite? No one’s complaining. More-is-more extravagance is what makes Seven Reasons a fiesta you never want to stop.”

From an email:

This Thursday (11/28), Seven Reasons will be hosting a special Thanksgiving celebration with a special menu created by Executive Chef Enrique Limardo. Read More

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14th and W Street, NW

“Dear PoPville,

Up 14th there are several intersections where the crosswalk is now gone due to repaving (and repaying, and so forth). Any intel on when they’ll be restored? It’s hazardous as is because cars can’t tell where to stop and block the entire crosswalk area.”

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On Saturday the Florida Avenue Grill posted:

“We regret to inform you of the passing of Lacey C. Wilson, Jr., the former owner of the Florida Avenue Grill @floridaavegrill. In 1970, he purchased the Grill from his father Lacey Sr who founded the Grill in 1944. Lacey served 13 years in the U.S. Marine Corps ultimately as a Gunnery Sergeant and was a Karate Grandmaster. He taught martial arts to numerous black youth in DC at a time when few saw the value in it. He famously defied National Guard orders to leave and defended the Grill with a shotgun for three days and nights during the uprising that followed Dr King’s killing. The Grill was still firebombed but he was able to put the fire out.
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He continued to serve as guide a mentor to our current owner Imar Hutchins. It is due to Mr. Lacey’s determination and spirit that the Grill is now able to celebrate 75 years of serving the DC community. Mr. Lacey was 83 years old.” Read More

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RIP

From DC9:

“The Holidays are about giving and celebrating. They are about overindulgence and spending time with friends both new and old.

In that spirit DC9 is bringing back to life the much lauded Palena Burger!

It’s been five years since the acclaimed Palena closed its doors and the beloved burger graced the tables of DC dinners, and we miss it. Amber Bursik, chef at DC9, whom cooked at Palena for several years and cooked many of those Palena burgers herself thought this was the way she and DC9 could spread some holiday cheer to their guests. Read More

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2015 14th Street, NW

Thanks to C for the heads up: “The Block of Doom continues….”

From Crossroads:

“Located in the lively U Street Corridor, Crossroads’ DC location buys, sells and trades clothing every day, stocking the racks with fashionable finds from favorite retailers and designers. Whatever you’re looking for, they’re sure to have something that will send you home happy.

PLEASE NOTE: This Crossroads location will be closed permanently after December 14th.” Read More

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