Update from the Attorney General’s Office:
“Attorney General Karl A. Racine today issued the following statement about the alleged hate crime and robbery that took place against a gay couple on U Street NW on Sunday, June 16, 2019:
“As Attorney General, my top priority is keeping District residents safe. My office works to break cycles of violence and crime, hold offenders accountable when they cause harm, and give victims a voice. We take violent crimes, especially hate crimes, extremely seriously. We are fully committed to the safety of our LGBTQ community and all the District’s communities that may be targeted by hate or discrimination. (more…)
Awesome. Thanks to Steven for sending:
“Looks like the first bus island is being built on 14th Street as part of the Streetscape project. This is at 14th and N. They’re apparently going to stretch all the way up to Florida. It explains why they’ve been tearing down shelters up and down 14th. They will be move to the islands once they’re built.” (more…)
1115 U Street, NW
Thanks to Chris for sending:
“I saw this sign on the door of the former dry cleaners at 1115 U Street NW.”
From an email:
“Tonight is a special event at the Cafe Saint-Ex trivia. Jeopardy! contestant coordinators are in town this week doing some auditions, and a couple of them (including a senior producer) have decided to drop into the Cafe Saint-Ex trivia night to give players the down low on how to get into the contestant process and meet some of the DMV’s Jeopardy! fans. They’ll be doing some swag giveaways and special Jeopardy! themed prizes on top of the usual bar tabs that go to the top two teams.” (more…)
Can you please share this story of an anti-gay hate crime on U Street? It reminds us DURING pride month why it’s so important to HAVE pride month. These despicable acts are still happening in our own backyard.”
“UPDATE: DC Police LGBT Liaison Unit just visited us to see how we are doing. They confirmed 3 juveniles and 1 adult were arrested.
My boyfriend and I were assaulted last night [Sunday] a few blocks from Nellie’s for just talking closely on the sidewalk. It started with homophobic slurs and eventually there was a mob of 15 guys on him. I was powerless and all I could do was try to protect him. His phone is stolen, they knocked out a good part of his front tooth, and he had to get stitches for his lip. He doesn’t have insurance and we’re not sure how he’s going pay for it. Any help would be greatly appreciated.”
“My boyfriend, Braden, and I were walking from Hawthorne’s to Nellie’s on U St (in DC) last night and we stopped to talk for a few minutes. He was leaning against me and a few guys started yelling ‘faggot’ at him and started to swing at him. (more…)
1904 14th Street, NW (before Bresca opened in the first floor)
“After 10 incredible years, we’re announcing that Policy will be closing on June 22nd. We’ve seen the 14th street corridor transform into one of the most beloved neighborhoods in our Nation’s capital and are humbled to have been a small part of this evolution. (more…)
1520 U Street, NW
A liquor license placard has been posted for a Licht Cafe:
“New Class “C” Tavern with light fare such as appetizers, salads, sandwiches, desserts, coffee, and drinks. Total Occupancy Load of 80 with seating for 40 patrons.”
Updates as they get closer to opening and we learn more.
2206 14th Street, NW courtesy Feldman Group of Marcus & Millichap
You can read a profile about the Midtown Youth Academy and its late founder Eugene ‘Thunder’ Hughes here.
From a press release:
“The Feldman Group of Marcus & Millichap announced today the sale of 2206 14th Street NW along Washington, D.C.’s popular 14th Street corridor for $2,275,000. The 2,870-square foot building which sits on a 2,400-square foot lot sold for $793 per square foot which is a significant amount for a property in its condition. (more…)
U Street between 14th and 15th Street, NW
Ed. Note: You can see your list of D.C.’s best gyms here.
NUBOXX’s website says:
“NUBOXX doesn’t look or feel like any other boxing gym. The space was designed around the NUBOXX mission: to be open, welcoming, and to create a strong, supportive community of boxers of all experience levels. The sport of boxing is not only about the fitness and conditioning, but it’s a skill set and an art. (more…)