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by Andrew Ramonas — December 12, 2016 at 1:00 pm 0

2800 block of Georgia Avenue NW (Photo via Google Maps)A man lost his shoes and glasses to two men who rode up to him on bicycles and robbed him at gunpoint in Park View over the weekend, police said.

The armed robbery occurred on the 2800 block of Georgia Avenue NW about 4:30 a.m. Sunday.

The victim was just north of Howard University’s campus when the cyclists approached him, according to authorities. One of the bike riders then pointed a handgun at the victim’s forehead.

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by Andrew Ramonas — December 5, 2016 at 12:10 pm 0

700 block of Kenyon Street NW (Photo via Google Maps)A woman bit a thief who stole her iPhone in Park View over the weekend, according to authorities.

The robbery happened on the 700 block of Kenyon Street NW about 10:30 p.m. Sunday.

The woman was walking about a block north of the Bruce Monroe Community Park when a man came up to her, police said.

“Do you know where ‘easterns’ is?” the man asked, according to authorities. It wasn’t exactly clear what he wanted, however.

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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 Tim Regan — November 14, 2016 at 10:15 am 0

A dog daycare and boarding business is set to officially open its kennel doors to local pups later this week.

District Dogs is scheduled to hold a grand opening party this Friday, Nov. 18, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. to celebrate its new digs at 3210 Georgia Ave. NW. The open house will include light refreshments and discounts on pet merchandise.

The business has separate play areas for large and small dogs, a private feeding space and a “retail boutique” stocked with pet supplies, gifts and treats.

“Our mission is all about helping busy owners provide excellent care for their furry family members and we look forward to bringing you the same level of thoughtfulness and attention you expect from District Dogs in a whole new environment,” the company said on its website.

The new business will begin taking daycare clients on Nov. 19. Boarding reservations will be available on Thursday, Dec. 1.

by Tim Regan — November 6, 2016 at 9:35 am 0

3330 Sherman Ave. NWSomeone shot a man near the border of Columbia Heights and Park View last night, according to D.C. Police.

The shooting occurred on the 3300 block of Sherman Ave. NW around 10:45 p.m. yesterday.

Officers responded to a call for a shooting along that block and found a man “suffering from a gunshot wound.”

The man was taken to the hospital, where he is recovering.

Police did not provide a lookout for a suspect. Authorities tweeted about the crime shortly after it occurred:

Photo via Google Street View

by Andrew Ramonas — October 27, 2016 at 12:00 pm 1 Comment

3000 block of Georgia Avenue NW (Photo via Google Maps)A man was shot in his left leg and pinky finger in Park View yesterday morning, police said.

The shooting happened on the 3000 block of Georgia Avenue NW about 6 a.m. Wednesday.

The victim picked up someone in a car near 14th and P streets NW and drove the individual to Georgia Avenue and Irving Street NW, where an argument broke out between them, according to authorities. At some point, the passenger got out of the car and used a handgun to shoot the driver.

The victim then drove himself to a local hospital for treatment. It wasn’t immediately clear whether he worked for a taxi company or ride-sharing service.

Police haven’t released any suspect information.

Photo via Google Maps

by Andrew Ramonas — October 20, 2016 at 1:30 pm 1 Comment

Fall Fest (Image via CrowdRise/George Avenue Thrive)(Updated at 2:20 p.m.) Steel drum music, food and children’s activities are slated to come together in Park View this weekend.

The first-ever Georgia Avenue Fall Fest is scheduled to take over Bruce Monroe Community Park (3000 Georgia Ave. NW) from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, according to a Facebook event post.

The party is set to have music from the PanLara steel drum youth band, dancing to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller,” food from local businesses and kids’ arts and crafts.

The food vendors include:

  • Ana’s Restaurant (Salvadoran and Mexican cuisine)
  • Bjorn’s Bakes (gluten-free baked goods)
  • Bravo Bar (hot dogs and cold beverages)
  • Harrar Coffee & Roastery (hot and iced coffee and coffee beans)
  • Heat da Spot (Ethiopian cuisine)
  • Kokeb (Ethiopian cuisine)
  • Morgan’s Seafood (fried shrimp, hushpuppies and ice cream)
  • Petworth Cafe (Indian & Pakistani cuisine)
  • Alfie’s (Thai papaya salad and Isaan sour pork sausages)

Georgia Avenue Thrive, which is organizing the event, is looking for volunteers to help set it up, run the children’s activities and assist with cleanup after the party, ANC 1A commissioner Rashida Brown said in an email to locals. Interested volunteers are encouraged to email the organization for more information.

The group also is accepting online donations for Fall Fest.

Image via CrowdRise/George Avenue Thrive

by Andrew Ramonas — October 14, 2016 at 3:45 pm 0

1300 Block of Clifton Street NW (Photo via Google Maps)Thieves with a gun hit a man in the head and robbed him near the Francis L. Cardozo Education Campus last night, police said.

The armed robbery happened on the 1300 block of Clifton Street NW about 9:15 p.m. Thursday.

The victim was walking just west of the high school when three people came up to him, according to authorities. One of the individuals then struck the man and someone in the group flashed a handgun.

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by Andrew Ramonas — October 3, 2016 at 2:30 pm 2 Comments

1800 block of 9th Street NW (Photo via Google Maps)A motorist slapped a woman and took her cellphone after she got into an argument with the driver while she was riding her bicycle in Shaw this past weekend, police said.

The bout of road rage happened on the 1800 block of 9th Street NW about 2:15 p.m. Saturday.

The cyclist was about two blocks west of the Shaw-Howard University Metro station when someone in a black Honda went into her path, almost hitting her, according to authorities. The motorist and the cyclist yelled at each other soon after.

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

Union Drinkery (Photo via Twitter/Union Drinkery)

A self-described “no-frills neighborhood bar” has started serving locals in Park View.

Union Drinkery opened at 3216 Georgia Ave. NW yesterday, it tweeted.

The bar has beer, wine and cocktails, as well as food from neighboring Small Fry, which has the same owner as the watering hole.

https://twitter.com/uniondrinkery/status/781151097452920832

A Union Drinkery representative wasn’t immediately available to comment.

Photo via Twitter/Union Drinkery

by Tim Regan — August 25, 2016 at 9:05 pm 2 Comments

Police van(Updated at 10:02 a.m. Friday) Someone armed with a gun got a man’s attention before opening fire on him in Park View last night.

The shooting happened in front of a home on the 600 block of Kenyon St. NW just after 8:30 p.m. yesterday evening.

Police said a man was standing with a group of people in front of the house when someone came up from behind and tapped him on the shoulder.

“What’s up,” the person said, before pulling out a gun and shooting the man in the shoulder, according to a police report.

The person with the gun continued to fire as the man ran away, police said. One of the bullets intended for the man shattered a window at a nearby home and became embedded in a wall.

The victim of the shooting sustained non-life-threatening injuries in the attack and was later released from the hospital, police said.

Authorities released the following alert about a half hour after the crime occurred:

MPD is on the scene of a confirmed shooting at 600 block of Lamont St, NW LOF: B/M, 5’11 to 6’00” dreadlocks in a pony tail, black T-shirt, khaki short pants and a black bag pack

by Andrew Ramonas — August 17, 2016 at 12:15 pm 0

700 block of Kenyon Street NW (Photo via Google Maps)A would-be thief held a knife to a man’s throat in Park View last night, but left him alone after discovering the victim had no money, police said.

The attempted armed robbery occurred on the 700 block of Kenyon Street NW about 10:45 p.m. Tuesday.

The victim was walking in an alley about a block north of Bruce Monroe Community Park when a man came up to him from behind, according to authorities. The new arrival then grabbed the victim by his shirt and put a knife to the man’s throat before ordering him to hand over his money.

The man with the knife soon after went into the victim’s pocket to grab his wallet. But when he pulled the wallet out, he discovered it was empty.

He then put it back in the victim’s pocket and fled.

Police haven’t released a detailed description of the suspect.

by Tim Regan — August 16, 2016 at 10:30 am 0

Photo via Facebook : Heat Da Spot CafeIt may soon be possible to have something a little stronger than coffee at a cafe in Park View.

Heat Da Spot Cafe (3213 Georgia Ave. NW) has applied to add alcohol to the menu, according to a recent filing with D.C.’s Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration (ABRA).

The cafe seeks to serve beer and wine alongside its menu of sub sandwiches, personal pizzas and all-day breakfast, according to Heat Da Spot representative DuBois Cox.

Heat Da Spot also hopes to serve alcohol to patrons in its outdoor seating area, he said.

D.C. alcohol regulators are expected to make a decision regarding the application in the coming months.

Photo via Facebook / Heat Da Spot Cafe

by Andrew Ramonas — August 1, 2016 at 12:25 pm 0

Rosebar Lounge at 1215 Connecticut Ave. NW

A man was slammed in the head with a table and hit there again with a broken piece of the furniture in a fight at a Dupont Circle club over the weekend, police said.

The attack happened inside Rosebar Lounge at 1215 Connecticut Ave. NW about 2:15 a.m. Sunday.

The man and someone else were fighting in the club when the person brawling with the victim hit him over the head with the table, breaking it, according to authorities. The attacker then grabbed a part of the table and whacked the victim in the head with it.

Two bouncers intervened soon after. The assailant then hit one, or possibly both, of them with a broken table piece.

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by Andrew Ramonas — June 24, 2016 at 1:50 pm 0

Colony Club "Patio Party" (Photo via Facebook/Colony Club)

Discounted beers, karaoke and a self-described “modern, mystical practitioner” are on tap for a Park View bar’s summer party series, which begins this weekend.

Colony Club’s first “Patio Party” of the summer at 3118 Georgia Ave. NW is scheduled for 3 p.m. tomorrow to 1 a.m. Sunday, according to a Facebook event post.

The festivities are slated to include tarot readings with Michelle Mae Orr from Sacred Expanse and karaoke with Hot Nights, as well as $4 glasses of beer, $10 pitchers and “mini kegs” of German brews. Timber Pizza Co.’s food truck also is set to serve up pies.

“So much fun,” the Facebook post says.

Photo via Facebook/Colony Club

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