Friday, July 21, 2017

Boundary Road has Closed to be Replaced by Bar Elena

The Gentleman Will Take a Chance from the brunch menu at Boundary Road

The announcement came yesterday that local restaurant Boundary Road (414 H Street NE) has permanently closed its doors. Boundary Road opened its doors in February of 2012 offering a seasonal menu in a casual bistro atmosphere. Not long after the restaurant hosted its first customers, Boundary Road got a Presidential nod as the Obamas sat down to dinner there.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Arboretum Hosting International Tree Climbing Championship & Arbor Fair

A promo video for the 2015 Championship 

The National Arboretum will host this year's International Tree Climbing Championship in the coming days. The Championship, along with its Arbor Fair and Expo, is organized by the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA), and will take place on the following dates:

July 28, 12 pm–4 pm
July 29,  8 am–4 pm
July 30,  9 am–2:30 pm

More than 60 male and female professional climbers representing 13 countries will compete. The competition has been held at various sites in past years, and it's exciting to have it right here in the District. Attendance is free, and the celebration will include bonsai workshops, tree and plant identification walks, live music, activities such as the Limb Walk and Fun Climb, wildlife rescue educational displays, and more. Geared towards both children and adults, it sounds like some great family-friendly fun.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Ðôi Ðũa Popping Up at Shopkeepers Starting Tomorrow

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Photo from Ðôi Ðũa's menu announcement 

Vietnamese eatery Ðôi Ðũa will get their pop up inside Shopkeepers (1231 Florida Ave NE) up and running with dinners Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights starting this week. Fridays and Saturdays they will serve a changing tasting menu. This time it's a six course meal for ($85) featuring Bún cá Châu Đốc (turmeric and coconut milk broth, flaked haddock, vermicelli rice noodles, lemongrass, and herbs). You must buy tickets online ahead of time, and the ticket price does not include gratuity.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Man Shot in Hand Near 9th & D St. NE During Robbery

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A man was shot during an apparent robbery shortly before midnight last night in the 900 block of D Street NE. According to an email sent by an MPD representative the victim was walking east on D Street when three suspects approached him and attempted to take his backpack. The victim was shot in the hand. The text alert (below) that went out at 12:20 am, indicated police were looking for four black men who left the scene in a black Toyota SUV.

Alert: Shooting at 2358 hrs in the 900 block of D St NE. LOF: 4 B/Ms L/S in a black Toyota SUV on D St NE.
Sent to 1st District (PSA 101-108) Alert DC
Sent by MPD Cad # 11205

Friday, July 14, 2017

Shooting in the 900 Block of Mt. Olivet Road NE

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The was a shooting just before 4 am this morning in the 900 block of Mt. Olivet Road NE. I don't have any other information on it at this time. It's listed as event #I20170416623. This is on the boundary between Trinidad and Ivy City.

MPD Releases Footage of Persons of Interest in Shooting that Injured 1 Year Old Boy

Police have released this footage of persons, and a vehicle, of interest in a shooting that injured a 13 month old boy near 13th and I Street NE. The shooting took place July 10th.

DO YOUR PART TO HELP PREVENT AND SOLVE CRIME. The Department currently offers a reward of up to $10,000 to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for a violent offense committed in the District of Columbia. Your assistance is appreciated by your community. Ref.: CCN #17-118-425.

Anyone who can identify these individuals or who has knowledge of this incident should take no action but call police at (202) 727-9099 or text your tip to the Department's TEXT TIP LINE at 50411.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Catch a Free Show at the Starburst Plaza Summer Concert Series


The Starburst Plaza Summer Concert Series is well underway with free family friendly outdoor shows Saturdays nights 8–10 pm. This weekend you can hear the funk stylings of Joe Keyes & the Late Bloomer Band. The series is presented by H Street Main Street.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Local Briefing: X2 Nights, Old City Swim School, & a Free Deja Belle Concert at the Arboretum


Greater Greater Washington has a piece on how WMATA has added extra late night buses to the X2 line, making it even easier to get around in the wee hours.