500 Kennedy Street, NW via La Coop Coffee

Major news from La Coop Coffee this morning:

“Home. What does it mean to you? Home, to us, means a sense of community. A welcoming gathering place for family and friends. A feeling of comfort and belonging. To us, Kennedy Street is home. This community embraced us from day one, stood up for us, and supported us consistently. We are so excited and grateful to announce we will continue to call Kennedy Street home for many years to come, Read More


December, 14 2022, 600 block of Kennedy Street, NW

“Dear PoPville,

Important for the Brightwood Park neighborhood to see: Huge Kennedy Street drug/gun/money laundering bust today!”

From the U.S. Attorney’s Office District of Columbia:

“Indictment Charges Alleged Members of Drug Trafficking Organization in Drug, Gun and Money Laundering Charges

Kennedy Street Crew (KDY) Operated Open-Air Drug Markets in Kennedy Street Neighborhood, Scene of Increasing Violence, in Northwest Washington D.C. Read More

From ANXO (711 Kennedy Street, NW):

“This Sunday we’re celebrating six years on Kennedy St with $6 drink specials galore and the highly anticipated return of ANXO Burger! Stop by in the AM for some Lost Sock Coffee and stay for the party! DJ Em of HR Records will be spinning an all-vinyl set from noon-4pm, and we’ll be tapping some special kegs including Cantillon Gueuze! Burgers will be served from noon-4pm but the $6 drink specials flow until close.” Read More

A reader reports: “another drive by shooting on Kennedy and Illinois yesterday night (5400 block of Illinois Ave NW) – the 3rd in a month. This was around 9.30 pm. Numerous shots fired – 2 cars (one had 3 bullets, and one had 1) got hit.”

via GoFundMe

Thanks to Meghan for sending: “I saw the coverage of the mass shooting Labor day weekend, which killed three people. One of the victims killed was 31-year-old Donnetta Dyson. Dyson worked in the OR as a patient services assistant at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. She leaves behind her son and daughter. Yesterday, this GoFundMe fundraiser was created to help Dyson’s children accomplish her dream for them to go to college.”

The GoFundMe says:

“A Mother’s love is incomparable, long-suffering, enduring, unconditional, and everlasting… And unfortunately gone way too soon. Donnetta Dyson was fatally shot and killed during a senseless and random act of violence on September 4, 2021, leaving behind her young children, Henry and Queen. Read More

5th and Kennedy Street, NW

Thanks to Christopher for sending: “Any word on this? Opening up right next to the new bread establishment kennedy!”

Anyone hear anything?

While we wait on details, allow me to share this classic note from your neighbor because it cracks me up every time I randomly come across it: “you are a SHELFISH, IGNORANT LOSER” Read More


441 Kennedy Street, NW

Thanks to Frances for sending news about Golden Flour Bake shop coming soon to Brightwood Park. Their website says:

“Golden Flour Bakery comes from a lifelong fascination with solving problems through testing and experimentation.

As an individual with Celiac disease (gluten intolerance), our founder, Nieshia Williams, set out to find the perfect flour blend that does not sacrifice texture or flavor. As a new Black-owned business, Golden Flour strives to serve Washington, D.C. with flavorful baked goods and a shared sense of community. Read More


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