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Borderstan Brief

by Tim Regan May 27, 2016 at 8:55 am 0

Trojan horse head at Nat Geo BRIEF

Workers Assemble Trojan Horse — A giant wooden horse on wheels called “Troy” has invaded the District… in pieces, anyway. Workers were spotted assembling the massive equine figure yesterday afternoon and earlier this morning. So much for the element of surprise.

Shaw Locals ‘Terrorized’ by Smash and Grabs — A bike-riding thief is apparently breaking into cars in Shaw. Residents near Q and Marion streets NW say they’ve seen one or more men riding a bike slowly down the street and peeking inside car windows. The man has reportedly broken into several cars and stolen thousands of dollars worth of property. [WUSA9]

Police Arrest Man Suspected of Columbia Heights Robbery — Authorities have announced the arrest of a man suspected of robbing a man at knifepoint in Columbia Heights last weekend. Police said 20-year-old Melvin Diaz stole $250 from a man on the 3000 block of 16th Street NW about 1:30 p.m. last Saturday. [MPD]

D.C. Vows to Fix Dangerous 14th and Columbia Intersection — City officials and leaders are visiting five of the city’s most dangerous intersections — including at 14th Street and Columbia Road NW — in search of a fix. [WTOP]

Bloomingdale Bar Among Nation’s Best — If Showtime Lounge (113 Rhode Island Ave NW) was your secret bar, welp, not anymore. Equire magazine has named it among the nation’s best. [Washingtonian; DCist]

Apartment Owners Use Dupont to Lure Renters — Dupont, Busboys and Poets and Metro are among the keywords landlords use in apartment listings to entice renters, according to Zillow. [UrbanTurf]

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