Shooting on 600 Block of Lamont Street

Posted August 25, 2016 by Kent
Categories: Crime, MPD, Public Safety, Shootings

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The Third District is currently investigating a shooting that occurred in the 600 block of Lamont Street NW, shortly after 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 25th. The adult male victim had what appeared to be non-life threatening injuries. MPD issued the following lookout:

Anyone with information is asked to call 202-727-9099 or text to 50411.

Tonight! Park View UNC Fundraiser at DC Reynolds.

Posted August 25, 2016 by Kent
Categories: Community Involvement, Fundraisers

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The Park View United Neighborhood Coalition — the civic group that serves the northern section of Park View — is having their annual fundraiser tonight at DC Reynolds. Its a good way to meet neighbors and support the UNC.

Here’s How It Works

1. Come to DC Reynolds
2. Buy a drink from one of their friendly bartenders
3. The bartender will give you a receipt good for a 2nd drink. DON”T USE IT.
4. Drop your receipt in the jars provided on the bar. The UNC receives the value of your drink ticket!

More information on the flyer below:

UNC Fundraiser flier 2016_PDF

Century Old Photos of the Soldiers’ Home Lakes

Posted August 24, 2016 by Kent
Categories: Armed Forces Retirement Home, History

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Recently I came across the following two photos of the lower Lake at the Soldier’ Home. The lakes are located just east of the no closed Park Road gate. Judging from the other photos in the collection, I believe the images date to around 1913. I especially like the geese/ducks/swans on the water and the houses on the small island for them.

soldiers home lake

soldiers home lake

Bicyclist Struck on Warder/7th Street Last Night

Posted August 23, 2016 by Kent
Categories: Bikes, MPD

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Last night, a woman riding a bicycle was the victim of a hit and run at the intersection of Rock Creek Road and 7th/Warder Street which occurred around 5:30 p.m. In speaking with neighbors, I’ve been told that the cyclist was conscious after the accident but seriously injured and left in an ambulance. Neighbors also relayed that the vehicle had Texas plates, and they suspect may have been stolen as the driver fled the scene on foot after the collision. Police had the area blocked off and were redirecting traffic for a time following the accident.

The Washington Post also provided some details of the event, which can be read here.


Story District Moving to Park View

Posted August 22, 2016 by Kent
Categories: Development

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Here’s something that’s very cool. A reader informed me that Story District (formerly Speakeasy DC) is putting down roots in Park View. Their new home (still being built out) will be at 3329 Georgia Avenue — which places it between Walls of Books and the Midlands Beer Garden on the southeast corner of Georgia and Morton Street.

According to the Web site, Story District has been “[i]dentified as the “gold standard in storytelling” by The Washington Post and nominated for the DC Mayor’s Arts Award for Innovation in the Arts, Story District has been blazing a trail for contemporary autobiographical storytelling in the DC area since 1997.”

In addition to their Web site, they have a host of videos available on YouTube as well that are worth exploring … one of which I’ve included below.

New Street Work Temporarily Stalled

Posted August 19, 2016 by Kent
Categories: DDOT, Restoration repair and maintenance, Streets and Trees

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Newly paved Manor Place.

Newly paved Manor Place.

I was recently alerted that some of the new paving work that is occurring in the neighborhood hit a temporary setback. Some may have noticed that area streets like Manor Place have recently been repaved. To the west of the Park View School 6th Street is also mostly repaved. However, the 600 block of Newton Place (between 6th and Georgia) has been prepared for new paving but that work has not occurred.

After contacting DDOT, this is what I’ve learned. The installation of the new pavement on Newton has been stymied for the past few weeks due to the paving machine breaking down. The machine is currently being repaired with expectations that it will be repaired soon. Once the repairs are completed, the work on Newton Place will be completed.

Photos of the area around 6th and Newton below:

6th and Newton(Looking north on 6th Street from the intersection of Newton Place.)

IMG_1386(Looking west on Newton Place from 6th Street.)

Around Town: Nearby News of Note

Posted August 18, 2016 by Kent
Categories: Local News



Heat Da Spot Applies to Serve Alcohol – Heat Da Spot Cafe at 3213 Georgia Ave. NW has applied to add alcohol to the menu. According to the ABRA filing (listings here), the business has applied for a Class C license which permits the sale, service, and consumption of spirits, beer, and wine on the premises. Heat Da Spot currently serves sandwiches, coffee and pastries with a seating capacity for 17. The application includes a Summer Garden endorsement request with outdoor seating for 20 patrons (Borderstan).

One-Bedroom Rentals Take Biggest Bite From Salaries in Zip 20010 – According to a recent RadPad study, renters in zip code 20010 (Park View, Columbia Heights, & Mount Pleasant) pay the most for one-bedroom rentals as a percentage of their salary — 62% of their monthly income (UrbanTurf).

Bon Appétit Takes Notice of 11th Street’s Bad Saint, Names it the No. 2 best new restaurant in America – Earlier this week, several sources reported that Bon Appétit has given the Filipino eatery in Columbia Heights the No. 2 spot on its Hot 10 list of the best new restaurants in America. The magazine had previously released its 50 nominees, which included Bad Saint as well as local eateries the Dabney and Tail Up Goat (Washington Post).

Park View Man Threatened with Knife in Robbery Attempt – On Tuesday evening around 10:45 p.m., a person was walking in an alley on the 700 block of Kenyon Street, NW, when a thief held a knife to his throat in a robbery attempt. After finding the victim had no money, the robber fled. (Borderstan).


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