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by Andrew Ramonas — December 22, 2016 at 11:30 am 0

D.C. StreetcarThe H Street corridor’s streetcar is set to have its normal operating hours over the next couple weeks, except on Christmas, the District Department of Transportation announced yesterday.

The streetcar won’t run this Sunday during the holiday. But it will make trips as usual from 8 a.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday on Christmas Eve and from 6 a.m. to midnight on Monday, Dec. 26, which is a federal holiday.

Streetcar operations on New Year’s Eve also will go on as normal, with Saturday hours of 8 a.m. to 2 a.m. On New Year’s Day, streetcars will follow their Sunday service schedule of 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. As for Monday, Jan. 2, which is a federal holiday, streetcars will run from 6 a.m. to midnight as usual.

Streetcars arrive at stops on H Street and Benning Road NE every 10 to 15 minutes.

by Andrew Ramonas — November 30, 2016 at 3:55 pm 0

1337 H St. NE (Photo via Google Maps)(Updated at 4:10 p.m.) The cousins behind Dupont Circle’s DGS Delicatessen are planning to bring a “neighborhood bar” to the H Street corridor, D.C. Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration documents show.

DGS co-owners Nick and David Wiseman are working on a watering hole at 1337 H St. NE, according to ABRA paperwork Borderstan obtained today. But the name of the bar is unclear.

Documents the Wisemans filed under a company called “Bespoke 1337” repeatedly say the spot’s name is to be determined. But one document refers to the place as “Butcher’s Word.”

The ABRA paperwork also doesn’t provide details on the bar’s menu or when it will open. Documents do say, however, that the spot will have room for nearly 200 people, including 65 seated customers. It also will provide chairs for 15 people outside.

Neither Nick nor David could immediately be reached for comment.

The space between Dangerously Delicious Pies and H Street Country Club previously spent time as an illegal funeral home and a “live, work, and studio space,” according to Washington City Paper. The building also was set to become a bar from Eric and Ian Hilton.

Photo via Google Maps

by Andrew Ramonas — November 29, 2016 at 2:05 pm 0

1200 block of H Street NE (Photo via Google Maps)Police have arrested a 40-year-old man they said tried to run from them after he held up a business on the H Street corridor yesterday afternoon, according to authorities.

Alphonso Eric Bell of Southeast D.C. faces robbery while armed and unlawful possession of a firearm charges in connection with the crime, police said. Information on his lawyer wasn’t immediately available.

Bell is suspected of stealing $1,000 in cash at gunpoint from a commercial building on the 1200 block of H Street NE, police said. But authorities haven’t identified the business where the crime happened about 5:15 p.m. Monday.

Cops in the area saw Bell run inside the building and heard a commotion. He left the location soon after, and officers pursued him.

The officers caught him about a block away and found a .40 caliber semi-automatic handgun with 12 rounds in the magazine and one round in the chamber. Cops also recovered the stolen money.

Photo via Google Maps

by Andrew Ramonas — November 28, 2016 at 12:50 pm 1 Comment

2900 block of Georgia Avenue NW (Photo via Google Maps)A group of thieves wearing black ski masks robbed a man at gunpoint in Park View early on Thanksgiving, police said.

The armed robbery occurred on the 2900 block of Georgia Avenue NW about 3:30 a.m. Thursday.

The victim was walking about a block north of the Howard University campus when three masked men came up to him, according to authorities. One of the men then ordered the victim to hand over his belongings, but he declined.

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by Andrew Ramonas — November 28, 2016 at 8:10 am 1 Comment

1200 block of H Street NE (Photo via Google Maps)A man was stabbed on the H Street corridor early this morning, police said.

The attack happened on the 1200 block of H Street NE about 1:30 a.m. The area includes Sticky Rice, a Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen and an AutoZone, among other businesses.

Cops found the victim on the ground with a stab wound to his abdomen, according to authorities. But he refused to provide information on his assailant.

The man was brought to a local hospital for treatment.

Police haven’t released a description of the suspect.

Photo via Google Maps

by Andrew Ramonas — November 18, 2016 at 10:45 am 0

Cameras have caught a woman and another person wanted in a robbery in which a man was stabbed last month near the H Street corridor, according to authorities.

The violent robbery happened on the 1100 block of I Street NE about 10:30 p.m. Oct. 11.

A man was between Florida Avenue and H Street NE when another man with a knife stabbed him in his back and took some of his belongings, according to authorities.

The victim was brought to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Video police distributed today in connection with the crime shows someone with a hooded sweatshirt walking down a sidewalk. Later, a woman is seen appeared to buy food at a 7-Eleven.

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.

Video via YouTube/Metropolitan Police Department

by Andrew Ramonas — November 18, 2016 at 8:35 am 0

1300 block of Florida Avenue NE (Photo via Google Maps)A man was stabbed near the H Street corridor last night, police said.

The stabbing happened on the 1300 block of Florida Avenue NE about 10:45 p.m. Thursday.

The victim was conscious after the assault, according to authorities.

Police haven’t released any suspect information.

We’ll update this story when we have more information.

Photo via Google Maps

by Andrew Ramonas — November 16, 2016 at 3:45 pm 0

6th and I streets NE (Photo via Google Maps)Two thieves stole a cellphone from a woman as she used it to photograph the moon near the H Street corridor last night, a day after a “supermoon” rose over the District, police said.

The robbery happened on the 800 block of 6th Street NE about 10:15 p.m. Tuesday. The moon still appeared larger than normal yesterday evening following Monday’s supermoon, which NASA scientists said was the closest full moon to Earth since 1948.

The victim had her phone in the air to snap a photo at 6th and I streets NE when two boys came up to her, according to authorities. One of them then snatched her phone and her purse.

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by Andrew Ramonas — November 1, 2016 at 12:45 pm 0

Crown Fried Chicken at 716 H St. NE (Photo via Google Maps)A visitor to a restaurant on the H Street corridor used pepper spray on an employee of the eatery in a dispute over a tip jar yesterday afternoon, police said.

The attack occurred in the Crown Fried Chicken at 716 H St. NE about 1:15 p.m. Monday.

The employee was working near the restaurant’s counter when a man tried to take money from the tip jar, saying he left a dollar on the ledge, according to authorities. The worker then tried to stop him, prompting the man to shoot the pepper spray in the employee’s eyes.

The man with the pepper spray fled soon after.

The victim declined medical attention, but washed his eyes out with water.

“He’s OK now,” Crown Fried Chicken owner Noor Ullah told Borderstan.

Police haven’t released a suspect description.

Photo via Google Maps

by Andrew Ramonas — October 20, 2016 at 11:30 am 0

Old City Market and Oven (Photo via Facebook/Old City Market and Oven)

A corner store with “artisanal pizza, premium espresso [and] general artisanal groceries” is set to arrive near the H Street corridor next month, according to a representative of the business.

Old City Market and Oven is slated to open at 522 K St. NE Nov. 1, general manager Mahadi Lawal told Borderstan yesterday.

“The market brings in a fresh take on neighborhood general store,” Lawal said. “The huge wood burning oven produces some of the best artisanal pizza’s that D.C. has to offer. While you’re waiting for your pizza, or drinking some coffee, you can shop around and discover things you didn’t even know that you wanted.”

In addition to pizza and coffee, the store will sell beer, wine, produce, baked goods, pet food and children’s toys, among other items.

Customers also can sample a record collection and play a piano, which can get customers free pizza if they impress the chef.

In the basement, owner Curt Hansen and his son will make items out of wood and “attempt to fix anything you have that needs repairs,” Lawal said.

“It would take far too long to describe everything about this place so the best thing would be to come in and experience it for yourself,” Lawal said.

Photo via Facebook/Old City Market and Oven

by Andrew Ramonas — October 13, 2016 at 4:30 pm 0

The Wydown on the 14th Street corridor (Photo via Twitter/The Wydown)

A 14th corridor coffeehouse could get a sibling on the H Street corridor next month.

The Wydown Coffee Bar tweeted earlier this week that its forthcoming location at 600 H St. NE might debut in “early-mid November.” The coffee shop will make its home in the new Apollo building, which also will get The Daily Rider bicycle store and a Whole Foods Market in the coming months.

“Construction is going really well,” co-owner Chad McCracken said in an email. “No project goes without hiccups, but overall they have kept on schedule well and the place is really starting to look great.”

The roughly 1,300-square-foot shop will have about 200 more square feet than The Wydown at 1924 14th St. NW, McCracken said. It also will have seating in the lobby of The Apollo.

The menu will include coffee, espresso, booze and baked goods, like the 14th Street location, McCracken said. But Wydown pastry chef Sophie McCracken has been “test baking up a storm with new flavors, recipes, and all sorts of fresh and interesting bakery options,” he said.

The Wydown opened its first permanent location on 14th Street in 2014 after it began as a pop-up coffeehouse a year earlier.

Photo via Twitter/The Wydown

by Andrew Ramonas — October 12, 2016 at 7:50 am 5 Comments

1100 block of I Street NE (Photo via Google Maps)A thief with a knife stabbed and robbed a man near the H Street corridor last night, police said.

The violent robbery happened on the 1100 block of I Street NE about 10:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The victim was between Florida Avenue and H Street NE when a man came up to him and asked for the time, according to authorities.

Fearing the man was a robber, the victim started to run off. But he didn’t get far.

The victim couldn’t get away from the man, who stabbed him with a knife once in the back. The man with the knife then took the victim’s iPhone, wallet and keys.

The victim was brought to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Police released the following tweet with a suspect description after the crime:

Photo via Google Maps

by Andrew Ramonas — October 3, 2016 at 12:00 pm 0

Joe Schinosi (Photo via Indiegogo/Whitney Tallarico)

A Queen Vic employee has launched an online campaign to raise money for a co-worker who is struggling to pay his family’s medical bills.

Joe Schinosi, who has tended bar at the H Street corridor watering hole since it opened in 2011, has a wife with type 2 diabetes, a daughter with lymphoma and another daughter who needs surgery for her lower abdomen, according to the fundraising website Whitney Tallarico set up over the weekend.

Schinosi has medical insurance, but it doesn’t cover his daughter’s surgery. The bartender also went through his family’s savings to care for his daughter with cancer and his wife before he got his current insurance plan.

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by Andrew Ramonas — September 30, 2016 at 3:50 pm 0

900 block of 5th Street NE (Photo via Google Maps)A man picked up a knife from two would-be thieves and scared them away after they tried to rob him near the H Street corridor last night, police said.

The attempted robbery happened on the 900 block of 5th Street NE about 11 p.m. Thursday.

The victim was walking up to his door about a block north of H Street NE when a man and another person came up to him, according to authorities. The man then flashed a hunting knife and ordered the victim to hand over his wallet.

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by Andrew Ramonas — September 29, 2016 at 7:25 am 0

900 block of 10th Street NE (Photo via Google Maps)(Updated at 3:50 p.m.) A 39-year-old man was shot and killed near the H Street corridor this morning, police said.

The fatal shooting happened on the 900 block of 10th Street NE about 4 a.m.

Police found Eugene Clarke, of Temple Hills, Md., unconscious and unresponsive with multiple gunshot wounds when they arrived on 10th Street. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Authorities haven’t released any suspect information.

The Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch is investigating the crime.

The Metropolitan Police Department currently offers a reward of up to $25,000 to anyone that provides information which leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for any homicide committed in the District of Columbia. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the police at 202-727-9099. Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.

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