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by Daniel Levitt — July 28, 2015 at 8:45 am 0

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Post Washington Post — Take a look at Fanny Mae’s plans to replace the Washington Post headquarters on the 1100 block of 15th Street NW. “The building that’s replacing The Washington Post is basically the same,” tweeted Post reporter Mark Berman. “Only it’s from the year 3035 and taller.” [Urban Turf]

Eggs Over Tree-sy — Thip Kao in Columbia Heights is now selling three dishes that feature tree ant eggs as an ingredient. Thip Kao’s Chef Seng Luangrath told Eater that the ant eggs are “one of Lao’s delicacies and an [excellent] source of protein.” [Eater]

Olympic Anticipation — Now that Boston is out as a candidate for the 2024 Olympic Games, should D.C. try again? Here are five reasons why we should. [Washingtonian]

BEACH Trip — Ward 2 residents can visit the “The BEACH” at  the National Building Museum between 9 and 11 a.m. for free. [Borderstan]

by Tim Regan — July 27, 2015 at 4:20 pm 0

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(Updated at 7:11 p.m.) It looks like the worst of the weather is behind us.

Still, the Borderstan coverage area may see a few spotty storms as we head into the evening hours.

Earlier this afternoon, the National Weather Service issued severe thunderstorm and a flash flood warning amid a storm that dumped about an inch of rain on the D.C. area.

Though the storms gave way to sunny skies, the NWS says there’s still a chance some storms could roll our way before 1 a.m.

by Tim Regan — July 27, 2015 at 3:35 pm 896 0

1500 P Street NWTwo assailants struck a woman with a gun during a robbery that occurred on P Street NW on Sunday, say D.C. Police.

A woman was walking on the 1500 block of P Street NW around 1:05 a.m. when she was approached by a man from behind, say police. The man then flashed a black handgun and demanded the woman’s property. The woman fled in the direction of 16th Street NW, but a second man approached the woman from the front and pointed a gun at her.

One of the two men struck the woman in the face with his gun, say police, and the woman fell to the ground. The men then wrestled the woman’s property away from her, got into a black car and drove away.

Police say the black car was last seen headed north on 16th Street NW.

Image via Google Street View

by Daniel Levitt — July 27, 2015 at 2:30 pm 274 1 Comment

MidCity Dog Days

MidCity Dog Days is set to return to the Borderstan area this weekend.

The annual neighborhood sidewalk sale will take place this Saturday and Sunday on 14th Street NW from Thomas Circle to Florida Avenue NW and along U Street from 7th to 17th streets NW.

The sales will start at 9 a.m. and last until 10 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

Though the festival started in 2000 with six businesses, more than 70 business are expected to show up this year. Participating retailers include Home Rule, Lee’s Flower Shop, Crown Pawnbrokers and Urban Essentials.

MidCity Business Improvement District Formation Director Aaron DeNu says the event has become an area tradition.

“The Dog Days Sale and Festival has been a central unifying event that brings together otherwise disparate efforts,” DeNu said in an email.

“We’re excited to continue this tradition and expand upon its base in the future.”

MidCity BID is a nonprofit that aims to create and explore business opportunities in the area.

by Tim Regan — July 27, 2015 at 12:50 pm 102 1 Comment

A national tea brand is testing locals’ honesty in Dupont Circle.

Honest Tea, a drink-maker owned by Coca-Cola and headquartered in Bethesda, built a pop-up tea stand in the west part of Dupont Circle earlier today.

Passers-by can drop a dollar in the box and take a tea; no employees or cash registers involved.

But grab-and-go with caution, tea-takers: You’re being recorded.

According to the rules posted near the stand, the day’s transactions will be filmed by a camera crew and possibly used by Honest Tea in the future.

by Jared Holt — July 27, 2015 at 11:30 am 129 0

The Beach

Ward 2 residents can frolic in a giant ball pit for free tomorrow morning.

From 9 to 11 a.m., residents of Councilmember Jack Evans’ ward can freely enter The BEACH, a National Building Museum (401 F Street NW) exhibit with nearly one million translucent plastic balls and a “shoreline” decked with beach chairs and tables.

Visitors are welcome to dive into the massive ball pit, play beach games like paddleball and bring a book to read in the beach furniture.

Attendees must show a valid form of I.D. at the admissions desk to enter the BEACH. Visitors must use the F Street entrance between 5th and 6th streets.

The event is part of the museum’s Ward Days series.

Photo via Flickr.com/NationalBuildingMuseum

by Tim Regan — July 27, 2015 at 10:05 am 414 0

2300 11th Street NW, photo via Street View

Two men were shot and injured early Sunday morning near Cardozo Education Campus, say D.C. Police.

According to police, the men were standing near the 2300 block of 11th Street NW around 2:30 a.m. when an unknown person opened fire on them. Both men ran for cover, but were hit by bullets while fleeing.

Both victims were transported from the scene to the hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

A third victim told police he woke up to the sound of stray bullets hitting his home. That man was not injured during the shooting.

Authorities did not release any suspect or related arrest information in connection with the shooting.

Photo via Google Street View

by Daniel Levitt — July 27, 2015 at 8:45 am 131 0

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Falling Behind?  Garrison Elementary School’s math and reading proficiency percentiles rank in the mid-20s. But the school is on an upward trajectory, says school principal Collin Hill. [Greater Greater Washington]

Stabbing Near Convention Center — A person was stabbed and critically injured on Friday afternoon near the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, according to D.C. Police. The victim was transferred to hospital with life-threatening injuries and the investigation continues. [WUSA9]

Affordable Housing With Solar Power in Adams Morgan  Ontario Court (2525 Ontario Road NW) marked its $1.4 million renovation with a ribbon cutting ceremony Friday. The project preserves 27 affordable housing buildings with solar panels, making it the first of its kind in the District.  [District Source]

Tap Takeover — Churchkey in Logan Circle will only pour beers brewed in the District on Aug. 13. [DC Beer]

Safety First — Councilmember Brianne Nadeau will lead a public safety walk Tuesday around Ward 1. Residents can raise safety concerns with Nadeau, Metro Police Department and other city agencies about local crime and safety. [Borderstan]

by Daniel Levitt — July 24, 2015 at 4:00 pm 187 0

A new Chinese restaurant will soon open in Logan Circle.

14th Cafe (1416 14th Street NW) will open on the corner of 14th and P Streets NW in the former Carry Out Deli space, Washington City Paper first reported this morning.

The new eatery will serve predominantly Chinese food with some Korean dishes included on the menu.

When visited by Borderstan earlier today, 14th Cafe owner Lin Pin said her new restaurant will open “hopefully Friday” of next week. She added that she picked Logan Circle for its large population of young residents.

by Daniel Levitt — July 24, 2015 at 8:45 am 131 0

St. Thomas Project Approved — The Historic Preservation Review Board voted 4 to 1 to approve a new church and condo at St. Thomas’ Parish in Dupont, pending ongoing design refinements. [District…

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