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by Prince Of Petworth July 10, 2017 at 11:15 am 0

2000 18th Street, NW

“Dear PoPville,

I wonder if you’ve got any info on what is happening with L’Enfant Café in Adams Morgan. It has looked close each time I’ve walked past it for at least a week. Also, it’s that time of year when they would usually be gearing up for their Bastille Day party in a very visible way. I hope they aren’t kaput!”

Holy crap, for better or for worse, the Adams Morgan of yesteryear has almost completely been erased. A peek in the window on Sunday:

On July 1st they updated their hours on Facebook: (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth July 3, 2017 at 10:30 am 0

2443 18th Street, NW

Wowza. Thanks to Barred in DC for the heads up. Rumba wrote on their Facebook page:

“We are sorry to inform you that Rumba Cafe will be closing its doors on Sunday, July 2nd.
For nearly two decades, we have thoroughly enjoyed serving you with the best food and service we could provide. Many wonderful meals, parties, celebrations, and some of the best Latin American music performances have occurred here. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth June 26, 2017 at 9:30 am 0

A reader reports:

“The following alerts from MPD show that violent crime is a problem in Adams Morgan, apart from the recent incident on 18th Street where a motorist hit two MPD officers and a DDOT person (every MPD officer I have talked to said the incident was intentional).

Saturday night (6/24)–Alert: Robbery Force and Violence at 0251 hrs in the 2300 block of Champlain St NW. LOF 2 B/M LS N/B Champlain St NW
Sent to 3rd District (PSA 301-308) Alert DC
Sent by MPD CAD # 11205

Friday night (6/23)(more…)

by Prince Of Petworth June 21, 2017 at 12:30 pm 0

Good grief. A reader writes:

“Corner of Biltmore and Cliffbourne.

Cracking the windows is not enough on sunny days! The dog was in there for at least an hour and a half. Thanks to MPD Officer Dunn and the Humane Rescue Alliance.

Maryland plates, to the surprise of no one…”

And passes on the original report from the Adams Morgan listserv this morning: (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth June 20, 2017 at 7:49 pm 0

“Our lynx point rag doll named Hexnut escaped from our place in Adams Morgan on 6/20/17 sometime in the afternoon. She is microchipped and an indoor cat. Please email me at jgao(at)jgao(dot)us if you see her. We are hoping someone on PoPville will see her and help us find her. She looks just like the picture.”

by Prince Of Petworth June 19, 2017 at 2:15 pm 0

This rental is located at 1829 Summit Place NW. The Craigslist ad says:

“$2398 / 2br – 655ft2 – HUGE 2 BEDROOM!! NEWLY RENOVATED!! $2398!

Harvard Village is located in the heart of Adams Morgan; one of the most coveted
neighborhoods in DC. We are near the trendy 18th Street corridor which features lively
entertainment venues, great restaurants and unique shops. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth June 9, 2017 at 12:55 pm 11 Comments

Photo by Alex

From MPD:

“Detectives of the Metropolitan Police Department announce that two arrests have been made in connection with an Assault with Intent to Kill (Car) Offense that occurred on June 8, 2017, at approximately 8:58 pm in the 2400 block of 18th Street Northwest.

At the listed time and location, the suspect’s vehicle was observed driving at a high rate of speed, striking two MPD officers assigned to bicycle patrol. The suspect continued driving, striking a DDOT Traffic Control Officer.  The suspect’s vehicle came to rest after striking an unoccupied vehicle.

The two injured officers were transported to an area hospital in critical condition. The DDOT employee was also transported to an area hospital, treated and released.

Arrested at the scene were 22-year old Brandon Lord Figures-Mormon of Disputanta, VA, who is charged with Assault With Intent to Kill and Possession of Unregistered Firearm, and 23-year old Dwayne Nicholas Taylor of Prince George, VA, who is charged with Possession of Unregistered Firearm.

by Prince Of Petworth June 9, 2017 at 9:00 am 54 Comments

Photo by PoPville flickr user angela n.

MPD Chief Peter Newsham writes this morning:

“A long and tough night 4 the MPD family, one officer remains critical but stable & the other is in fair condition. Thanks 4 all your support”

A PoPville reader shares her account from the scene:

“We were sitting on the terrace at Grand Central so literally a sidewalk between us and the incident. There was an Uber driver stopped letting people out and a bus behind it, with the driver leaning heavily on its horn. That seemed to be it, then we heard a horrible noise. At first, we thought it was the bus having hit the crosswalk side, but then people starting running and we learned it was the bicycle officers that had been hit. I have never seen so many cops show up so quickly in my life. 18th St was blocked from Belmont to Calvert past the Adamo.”


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