by Tim Regan — April 30, 2016 at 12:05 pm 1 Comment

police carSomeone wielding a knife attacked a man near U Street earlier this morning, according to D.C. Police.

Authorities sent out an alert that there had been an “assault with a dangerous weapon” on the 1900 block of 9th St. NW at 3:13 a.m.

According to police, a man was standing on that block when he was “approached by an unknown suspect who began assaulting him” with a knife.

Police did not say how extensive the man’s wounds were, but they added that he was taken to the hospital for a “laceration.”

Authorities haven’t released lookout information for the suspect.

by Tim Regan — April 29, 2016 at 3:45 pm 0

Adams MorganLocals will be able to taste their way through Adams Morgan next Tuesday.

Nearby restaurants will throw open their doors for the annual Taste of Adams Morgan celebration, an event that invites the public to “stroll, sip, and sample your way through one of DC’s most vibrant neighborhoods.”

22 eateries including Bourbon, El Tamarindo,  Madam’s Organ, Pop’s SeaBar and Roofers Union are set to highlight “their signature dishes or cocktails” starting at 5 p.m. Tuesday, according to an Eventbrite listing.

Tickets are $25 for four tastings or $40 for eight tastings.

by Andrew Ramonas — April 29, 2016 at 1:10 pm 0

1300 block of Columbia Road NW (Photo via Google Maps)An assailant with a stun gun shocked a woman while she was with a 10-year-old boy in Columbia Heights yesterday afternoon, police said.

The attack happened on the 1300 block of Columbia Road NW about 5:45 p.m. Thursday. The area is a block south of the Columbia Heights Metro station.

The boy and the woman, who is 29 years old, were in an alley on the block when three people came up to them, according to authorities. The three individuals then physically assaulted the woman.


by Tim Regan — April 29, 2016 at 11:30 am 0

It finally happened.

After years of planning and plenty of fundraising, Dupont Underground officially opened its inaugural exhibit “Raise/Raze” to a small crowd of journalists, artists and local leaders earlier this morning.

Ward 2 D.C. Councilmember Jack Evans, Councilmember At-Large David Grosso, ANC 2B’s Daniel Warwick and members of the Dupont Underground board were among those that attended the event.


by Borderstan Contributor — April 29, 2016 at 10:15 am 8 Comments

1800 Columbia Road NW revised rendering (Image via ANC 1C/PN Hoffman)

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Dear Neighbor,

PN Hoffman is excited to create a mixed-use development and thoughtfully enhance the plaza area to activate the corner at 18th Street and Columbia Road NW. I’d like to share with you the key aspects of this development, explain our collaborative approach and invite you to provide us with your feedback and support.

The community benefits offered by the redevelopment plan for 1800 Columbia are numerous, and a few are highlighted below:

  • The project will include a new 58-unit condominium building with a portion of the units set aside as affordable housing; this enables homeownership in an established community where new housing supply is limited;
  • Neighborhood-serving ground floor retail; creates a dynamic and enlivened streetscape that will engage pedestrians while reconnecting the retail on both Columbia Road and 18th Street;
  • A re-envisioned plaza that will activate and reinvigorate this important corner with landscaping and seating providing opportunities for a variety of community gatherings and an aesthetically pleasing entrance to the Adams Morgan neighborhood;
  • The project will be sustainable, bringing new local jobs to the neighborhood, seeking LEED Silver level certification, and providing green roofs and rain gardens.


by Tim Regan — April 29, 2016 at 8:50 am 0

Business on Connecticut Ave

‘Smash and Grab’ Crimes on the Rise — D.C. Police says thieves are breaking into cars in Adams Morgan and Dupont Circle at an increasing rate. Officers are working around the clock to catch the alleged criminals, said D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier officers  Authorities also recently launched an effort to place colored faux-tickets on cars with valuables left inside. [WJLA]

Tail Up Goat a ‘Flavorful Party’ — Those are the words of Washington Post food critic Tom Sietsema on the Adams Morgan restaurant. He awarded the new eatery a “good/excellent” 2.5 stars. [Washington Post]

Birds, Squirrels Avoid Jumbo Slice in Adams Morgan — Huge slices of pizza: loved by inebriated partiers, apparently hated by local wildlife. An in-depth investigation from Stuck in DC revealed squirrels and birds weren’t into the jumbo slices from three Adams Morgan pizzerias. [Stuck in DC]

Laogai Museum Founder Dies — Harry Wu, political dissident and founder of the Laogai Museum in Dupont, died this week while on vacation. He was 79 years old. [Washington Post]

by Andrew Ramonas — April 28, 2016 at 4:30 pm 0

Vermont Avenue Garden (Work) Party (Photo via Facebook/Ted Eytan)

Locals are set to converge on the U Street corridor with mulch, flowers and shovels for a little spring gardening this weekend.

The 13th annual “Vermont Avenue Garden (Work) Party” is scheduled for Saturday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Residents interested in participating should meet at the African American Civil War Memorial at U Street and Vermont Avenue NW.

No experience or tools are required to help. But volunteers are encouraged to bring gloves, small trowels, shovels, kneeling pads and wheelbarrows, if they have them.


by Tim Regan — April 28, 2016 at 8:45 am 0

Dupont Underground Tickets Sell Out — If you haven’t gotten your tickets to Dupont Underground’s inaugural exhibit, Raise/Raze, you might be out of luck. Tickets for the underground art space’s show…


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