2609 24th Street, NW
Thanks to Pauline for sending:
“This morning I saw these new signs outside of the old Bar Civita restaurant.”
“Mayahuel Cocina Mexicana is brought to you by the team behind District Kitchen in the same historic neighborhood of Woodley Park, Washington D.C.”
2606 Connecticut Ave, NW
“Pronounced (ma’jawel), she is the female divinity of the maguey (agave) plant and protector of fertility. As there are various myths of this ancient Aztec tale, one is that from Mayahuel’s buried bones the first maguey plant was born. The maguey plant produces a sweet milky nectar, or aguamiel, then fermented and becoming pulque. Mezcal also comes from the agave plant by the way of roasting its pineapple shaped heart (pina), mashing, fermenting, then distilling. Tequila is made from blue agave plants. The ancient Aztecs believed that the maguey plant was magical and that the sweet sap carried properties that comforted the souls of those who have lost someone dear to their heart. (more…)
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We had a big discussion about this as it was happening on twitter last night. Here’s the official report from MPD:
“At approximately 9:30 pm this evening, officers from the Second District responded to the area of the 2800 block of Connecticut Avenue, NW for reports of gunfire. While canvassing the area, they located three juveniles. One of the juveniles was in possession of a handgun and was placed under arrest. There were no injuries related to this incident.”
Update from MPD:
“I wanted to take the time to both acknowledge the excellent work of our 2D officers and to dispel the rumors of a shooting last week. As indicated in the post below, officers responded to the sounds of gunshots in the 2800 Block of Connecticut Avenue on Friday night. There was no shooting and the ” gun ” that was recovered was found to be a starter pistol that fired blanks. Although this starter pistol is most commonly associated with track meets, any use outside of an authorized event is strictly prohibited.
Melvin E. Gresham
And the trail is especially awesome right now.
“The new 0.7-mile paved trail was constructed with repurposed material from the formally washed out Klingle Road and marks the first time the city has converted a road into a trail just for bicyclists and pedestrians.”
The trail was “constructed along the closed section of Klingle Road NW from just east of Cortland Place to one block west of Porter Street. The trail will continue along the Ramp to Beach Drive and will connect to the Rock Creek Park Multi-Use Trail. The project falls within the Cleveland Park, Woodley Park, and Mount Pleasant neighborhoods.”
Also take advantage of some Tregaron trails right off the main path: (more…)
“Detectives with the Metropolitan Police Department’s Second District seek the public’s assistance in identifying four persons of interest in reference to a Robbery (Force and Violence) offense which occurred in the 2500 block of Woodley Road, Northwest, on Thursday, November 16, 2017.
At approximately 9:38 pm, four suspects approached the victim and assaulted her. The suspects then took her personal property and fled the scene.
A nearby surveillance camera captured four persons of interest in this case. They can be seen in this video (above.)
Anyone who has information regarding this case should call police at 202-727-9099. Additionally, information may be submitted to the TEXT TIP LINE by sending a text message to 50411.”
Whether you liked it or not, this is such a jerk move. Thanks to Mindy for sending: “Sad, but not remotely surprising.”
is, uh, a bit underwhelming:
especially with the bar set so high across the street:
This rental is located at 3133 Connecticut Ave, NW. The Craigslist ad says:
“$3210 / 2br – 998ft2 – The prime location you’ve been waiting for! Beautiful 2 bed, 1.5 bath!
Current Special: Call for specials
Lease Terms: 3-Month, 4-Month, 5-Month, 6-Month, 7-Month, 8-Month, 9-Month, 10-Month, 11-Month, 12-Month
Description: What is Old is New Again
Surrounded by the National Zoo to the south and Rock Creek Park to the north and east, many apartments have views into the park or over the treetops toward Cathedral Heights and Van Ness. (more…)
Thanks to John for sending this great shot.
If you spot a hawk or any other bird of prey or any interesting wildlife around town, lunching or otherwise, and get a good photo please send in an email where you spotted it to [email protected] and I’ll add it to the queue. Hawks around Town is made possible by a generous grant from the Ben and Sylvia Gardner foundation.
“This morning, President Trump became the first sitting president to address the ultra-conservative Values Voter Summit in DC.
But as attendees arrived, women from the abortion rights group Reproaction welcomed guests with a large banner that read: “Abortion: not just for your mistress” – a reference to Rep. Tim Murphy, who last week announced he will resign after details came to light of an affair in which the pro-life congressman urged his mistress to get an abortion.
In addition to the banner, Reproaction has a digital billboard with a similar message that will be driving by during the entire 3-day Summit.”
2649 Connecticut Ave, NW
Washington Business Journal’s Michael Neibauer tweeted the news yesterday:
“Building permit issued for buildout of a new 2,593sf Starbucks in what appears to be the old Cafe Paradiso space, 2649 Connecticut Ave. NW.”
Cafe Pardiso closed after 27 years back in September 2016. In that time I’ve gotten tons of messages from folks wondering who was going in. I gotta say I’m amazed Woodley Park lasted this long without a Starbucks (though of course there is one across the street from the zoo.) On a personal note, I hope this alleviates the line at Dunkin Donuts. Yes that’s right, I like Dunkin Donuts coffee, there I said it. I also like their blueberry donuts. What’s up?!