via Howard University
I am waaaaaaaay late in posting this but damn this is huge so better late than never. These buildings have been nominated for Horse’s Ass Awards (rundown/vacant buildings) for years. Exciting to see what they may look like soon (ish). Read More
Readers reported: “Police had the road shut down at Irving and 13th. There were more officers down at 13/Columbia.”
“approximately 12 shots fired in 20 seconds fired at 13th and Columbia just before 10:00 PM”
From Howard University Department of Public Safety: Read More
2608 Georgia Ave, NW
Looks like they’ll be open any day now: Read More
Thanks to all who forwarded the letter from Howard University’s President:
“April 19, 2019
Dear Howard University Family,
Our campus is a beautiful, sacred space that provides comfort and, in many ways, sanctuary in a place that feels more like a second home than merely an academic institution. The Upper Quadrangle, commonly referred to as the Yard, is a treasured site of many auspicious occasions. Our Commencement Ceremony is the ultimate long walk that symbolizes a sacred tradition, symbolic of every student’s matriculation. The Howard University community wants to see this area remain pristine and symbolic of all that Howard University represents.
We are aware of the concerns regarding dog walking across campus. Howard is a private institution nestled in the heart of an urban city and we’ve shared a long-standing positive relationship with our evolving community for more than 150 years, which we look forward to continuing in the future. Read More
Photo by PoPville flickr user Eric P.
I had a bad experience with my (well-behaved, chill) dog on Howard University Sunday around noon. We were walking through campus when a group of students started screaming at us that dogs weren’t welcome on campus. One girl yelled, “This a closed campus, I’m going to call the cops on you.” The students continued to scream at us and follow us for around five minutes.
Is there a policy against dogs at Howard? Read More
A reader reports from Georgia and Girard Street, NW around 8am though not clear when the shots fired actually occurred:
“5 cop cars. Street taped off, including a business across Georgia.”
Looks like at least 11 shell markings. Another reader reports:
“I heard about a dozen rounds fired overnight on the 700 block of Gresham Place. It’s currently closed as MPD is investigating.”
2851 Georgia Ave, NW at Harvard
From the owners:
“Sweet Pea’s Classic Soul Food is hoping for a summer 2017 opening. We will be offering delicious classic southern cuisine, desserts and beverages made with care and quality ingredients. It will be primarily take-out due space constraints but we hope to offer a small counter and stools for a few of our customers.”
This is the former home to Zippin Chicken, recently reopened nearby, and a tattoo parlor. Updates as they get closer to opening!
2620 Georgia Ave, NW
Thanks to WayneMan Comedy for sending: “Have you heard about the restaurant that opened in Mama Chuy’s old location? They may have launched this weekend.”
Back in 2014 we learned that the building was for sale for $649,999.
Pretty epic weekend in the District!
2827 Georgia Ave, NW via DC MOAPIA
In March we noted Howard China was getting a long needed facelift. The Mayor’s Office on Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs shares the great result:
“After months of collaboration, congratulations to Howard China for successfully completing @DCDHCD Façade Program!”