by Andrew Ramonas December 15, 2016 at 8:30 am 1 Comment

Crime scene tapeA would-be thief shot a man who scuffled with him and an accomplice after the duo attempted to rob the victim in the Mount Vernon Triangle area last night, police said.

The shooting happened on the 300 block of Massachusetts Avenue NW about 6:15 p.m. Wednesday.

The victim was about a block west of I-395 when he came into contact with two men, one of whom demanded to have the victim’s wallet and keys, according to authorities. A fight then broke out between the three men.

At some point, one of the would-be robbers shot the victim in his left wrist. The would-be thieves fled soon after in a black Nissan Altima with Virginia license plates.

The victim survived the encounter. But his condition wasn’t immediately clear.

Police described the suspects as:

S-1: [black male] 20-25YO, black jeans, green [camouflage] jacket, red hat. S-2: [black male] 20-25YO, Black hat, black shirt with a grey hoody underneath, blue jeans, black shoes.

Photo via Google Maps

by Andrew Ramonas December 14, 2016 at 2:45 pm 0

Police are searching for a man they said stated a desire to shoot cops in Mount Vernon Triangle earlier this month.

The threats to do harm to law enforcement officers were made on the 400 block of L Street NW about 6 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 4.

Authorities investigating the crime yesterday released a video of a man who appeared to talk to someone off camera while gesturing with one of his hands.

Anyone who can identify this individual 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 to 50411.

Video via YouTube/Metropolitan Police Department

by Andrew Ramonas December 13, 2016 at 1:45 pm 0

1800 block of 13th Street NW (Photo via Google Maps)A thief beat up and robbed a man in Logan Circle last night, police said.

The violent robbery happened on the 1800 block of 13th Street NW about 10:30 p.m. Monday.

The victim was walking just north of Garrison Elementary School when a man came up to him from behind and hit him twice in the back of his head, according to authorities. The attacker then threw the man down.

A struggle broke out soon after as the assailant tried to grab a wallet from the victim, who was yelling for help. At some point, the attacker punched the victim twice in his face.

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by Andrew Ramonas December 6, 2016 at 2:45 pm 0

Two men sought in an SUV break-in and theft of clothes in Mount Vernon Triangle this fall have appeared in surveillance footage, according to authorities.

The incident occurred on the 300 block of I Street NW about 5:30 p.m. Oct. 29.

Video police distributed today shows two men on bicycles stopped near a black Jeep Patriot. The men eventually reached into the vehicle through a broken window and appeared to grab a backpack.

It wasn’t clear how the window was damaged.

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 to 50411.

Video via YouTube/Metropolitan Police Department

by Tim Regan December 5, 2016 at 1:30 pm 0

Santa Celebration photo via Mount Vernon Triangle CID‘Tis the season for holiday-themed events.

Mount Vernon Triangle CID is scheduled to host its annual “Santa Celebration” on the plaza at 5th and K streets NW this Saturday, Dec. 10. The holiday-themed event kicks off at 11 a.m., organizers said.

The free event includes photos with Santa for kids, adults and dogs, hot chocolate, fresh popcorn, holiday cookies and festive music, according to a Facebook event post.

Attendees can also drop off new, unwrapped toys to contribute to Central Union Mission’s Operation Christmas Miracle.

Image via Facebook / Mount Vernon CID

by Andrew Ramonas January 5, 2016 at 3:45 pm 0

Shouk owner Ran Nussbacher-in-front-of his future restaurant (Photo via Facebook/shoukfood)

A fast-casual restaurant with booze and Middle Eastern- and Mediterranean- inspired “comfort food” is set to arrive in Mount Vernon Triangle in the coming months.

Shouk is slated to open at 655 K St. NW this spring with food that has “a dash of personality,” according to its Facebook page. The eatery also is working to obtain a liquor license in time for its debut, a D.C. Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration notice published this week shows.

The restaurant, which will have indoor and outdoor seating, doesn’t have a menu out yet. But Shouk bills itself on Twitter as “a new fast casual restaurant that rethinks comfort food.”

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by Tim Regan December 17, 2015 at 12:55 pm 0

Stars! They’re just like us!

Oscar-winning Actor and director Tim Robbins was spotted dining at the Busboys and Poets in Mount Vernon Triangle last night, the restaurant tweeted today.

Employees at the store, which is located at 1025 5th St. NW, confirmed the “Shawshank Redemption” star ate there last night.

Robbins was in town yesterday to speak at a Second Chance Act (SCA) and Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program (JMHCP) conference.

Photo via Busboys and Poets

by Borderstan.com September 20, 2008 at 11:17 pm 0

From The Triangle:

Through participation on the Mount Vernon Triangle Development tour this morning (part of WalkingtownDC) we were informed that Busboys & Poets is looking at another delay in opening their 1025 5th St NW location. Instead of the previously reported Sunday September 21st date it is now suggested that the doors will open on Wednesday September 24th. We’ll see.

More info at Busboys & Poets Web site. Current locations are at 2021 14th Street NW and at Shirlington in Arlington.

by Borderstan.com August 18, 2008 at 7:01 am 0

I’ve lived in Washington for almost 16 years. When I arrived the city literally had a dead feel to it… frozen in time. Now, the construction of new residential, commercial and retail projects is overwhelming. When the boom began almost 10 years ago, it was fairly easy to keep track of what was happening. Not anymore.

One example is Mount Vernon Triangle, the area bounded by 7th Street, Massachusetts, New York and New Jersey Avenues. It’s practically a mini-neighborhood (“mini-hood”) going up east/southeast of the Convention Center.

Just ran into “The Triangle,” a new blog for the mini-hood… interesting to see what’s happening at MVT. Great map shows what projects are completed or planned — click on the buttons at top of map to see what is retail and what is residential.

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