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by Prince Of Petworth February 14, 2019 at 10:40 am 0

Thanks to Jeffrey for sending this entry:

“guess the md drivers have trouble parking, too (U Street)”

Update from MPD:

“At approximately 4am this morning, MPD units responded to the 1200 block of U Street NW for the report of a motor vehicle accident. A Nissan traveling eastbound on U Street struck a Toyota that was parked in the curb lane on the south side of the street, causing the Toyota to mount the curb. The driver of the Nissan was stopped and determined to be operating under the influence, and was placed under arrest. There were no injuries reported as a result of this collision.”

by Prince Of Petworth February 13, 2019 at 10:45 am 0


Photo by flickr user @mjb

The iconic Duke Ellington mural was removed from the True Reformer building at 12th and U St, NW back in May 2012. At that time we were told repair could take up to a year.  In 2013 we learned that:

“Local Artist Byron Peck would create a replica of his Duke Ellington mural on U Street. The Commission looked at all of the options for preservation. The structure behind the mural was eroding. The best option is a replica and Peck has agreed. The goal is to have an unveiling and installation by Duke Ellington’s birthday in April 2014.”

And after a few more years I had completely given up hope. Thanks to U Street Buzz for sending us word that they heard it was coming back.

I inquired as well and hear that “weather permitting” the mural should return sometime this April!! Fingers crossed and stay tuned.


12th and U Street, NW

by Prince Of Petworth February 12, 2019 at 9:45 am 0


via google maps

From MPD:

“The Third District is currently investigating a stabbing in the 900 block of U Street NW. An adult male has been transported to an area hospital with a non life-threatening wound to the abdomen. A suspect is in custody at this time.”


via google maps

“Members of the Metropolitan Police Department’s Major Crash Unit are investigating a traffic collision involving a pedestrian, that occurred on Monday, February 11, 2019 at approximately 11:34 pm in the 1500 block of North Capitol Street, NW. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth February 7, 2019 at 9:25 am 0

We’ll be closing up the shop in March, taking a little break, and opening the Hyattsville location in the fall.

Thanks to Justin for sending word: “Red Onion Records is going to be leaving their U street location and move up to Hyattsville.”

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Let’s get serious folks – 13 years ago I moved to DC with no job, a cat, a gal, and lots and lots of records. I found a little basement space on 18th St and opened Red Onion Records & Books. The ceiling was low, so was the rent, and we really loved our time there. We had parties, book readings, so many great in-store performances, it was truly a magical place. Nine years later we packed everything up and moved out of the basement and a few blocks over to a bright and sunny space on U St. I’ve loved our time there and all the new faces we’ve met, but it’s time to say goodbye to DC. We’ll be closing up the shop in March, taking a little break, and opening the Hyattsville location in the fall. This wasn’t an easy decision, but we’re looking forward to what the future will bring. I just want to take this opportunity to say thank you to everybody who has ever been a part of this crazy adventure, we couldn’t have done it without you. ❤️

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Red Onion moved to their current location back in 2015: (more…)

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