by Andrew Ramonas — February 8, 2016 at 2:15 pm 0

Ivy and Coney's "Fat Tuesday" (Photo via Facebook/Ivy and Coney)

Peanuts aren’t all that Ivy and Coney bartenders are planning to hand out for free in Shaw tomorrow.

The Chicago- and Detroit-themed watering hole at 1537 7th St. NW is set to have complimentary Polish snacks as part of its second annual “Fat Tuesday” celebration.

In the lead up to the festivities, Ivy and Coney’s staff has made about 1,000 tiny pierogi and nearly 100 paczki, owner Josh Saltzman told Borderstan.


by Andrew Ramonas — February 5, 2016 at 2:45 pm 0

(Updated at 3 p.m.) A duo was caught on video in connection with a New Year’s Eve break-in that netted thieves thousands of dollars of clothing from a shop in The Shay, police said.

The burglary happened in a store on the 1900 block of 8th Street NW about 4:4o a.m. on Dec. 31. Authorities haven’t released the name of the business.

Video police distributed yesterday in connection with the crime shows two people enter the shop, take clothing and flee.


by Sean Meehan — February 4, 2016 at 2:45 pm 0

Country music legend Dolly Parton recorded a video today to lend support to the D.C. Public Library’s Books From Birth program, which officially launched today.

The program, proposed last year by Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen, who represents Shaw, provides a free book every month to enrolled kids from birth until age five. To provide the books, the D.C. Public Library is partnering with Parton’s Imagination Library, an organization the singer started in 1995 in Tennessee.

The District’s Books From Birth program was inspired by Imagination Library, which provides free books to over 900,000 children from birth to age five in the U.S. and Canada.


by Andrew Ramonas — January 28, 2016 at 12:00 pm 0

Two men sought in connection with an armed robbery in a Shaw apartment building earlier this month have appeared on film, according to authorities.

The robbery occurred inside the Mount Vernon Plaza apartments at 930 M St. NW on Jan. 13. Two men in the building were robbed at gunpoint after leaving an elevator.

Video police distributed today in connection with the crime shows two hooded men walking into Mount Vernon Plaza’s lobby and getting into an elevator with two people. All four of them then rode the elevator to another floor.


by Andrew Ramonas — January 27, 2016 at 11:35 am 1 Comment

Matthew Shevlin (Photo via Instagram/Commonwealth FTGG)

A men’s clothing boutique in Adams Morgan is slated to shut down for one day later this week in remembrance of an employee who was shot to death.

Commonwealth at 1781 Florida Ave. NW won’t open Friday as workers pay tribute to Matthew Shevlin, who was killed in Shaw last week. The 37-year-old man was unconscious and suffering from a gunshot wound when police found him in his home on the 400 block of M Street NW Friday morning.

The shooting didn’t appear to be random, according to authorities. Shevlin was shot during a “home-invasion burglary of a targeted residence,” a police spokesman told The Washington Post.


by Andrew Ramonas — January 22, 2016 at 10:15 am 0

Scene after shooting on the 400 block of M Street NW on Jan. 22, 2016 (Photo via Twitter/Kori Hill Wallace)

(Updated at 12:20 p.m.) A man was shot and killed in Shaw this morning, police said.

The shooting happened on the 400 block of M Street NW about 10 a.m. The area is about three blocks east of the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

The victim was unconscious and not breathing when police arrived, according to authorities. The shooting didn’t appear to be random, police added.


by Andrew Ramonas — January 21, 2016 at 1:45 pm 0

Columbia Room is set to reemerge in Shaw in the next few weeks with a “spirits library” and a tasting room that requires reservations.

The defunct cocktail bar, which was inside the now-shuttered Passenger until last winter, is slated to reopen Feb. 9 in Blagden Alley, its owner announced today. Columbia Room is one of four Shaw bars for owner Derek Brown, who also owns Mockingbird Hill, Eat the Rich and Southern Efficiency on 7th Street NW.

In the 20-seat library, visitors can eat $5 gin-soaked olives and other bar snacks and sip a bison grass vodka and apple juice “Give Me a Home” for $12 and a gin-compressed pear “No One You Know” for $16, among other cocktails. Drinks in the library will range from $12 to $17.


by Andrew Ramonas — January 19, 2016 at 11:30 am 1 Comment

Police car lightThieves punched and robbed Shaw bar goers in two different robberies that left the victims bloodied early Sunday morning, police said.

The violent encounters happened outside Lost & Found (1240 9th St. NW) and inside Vita Lounge (1318 9th St. NW) between 3 and 4 a.m. Sunday.

When leaving Lost & Found, a man was hit in the face by a person and possibly other people, according to authorities. The individual or individuals then took the victim’s wallet and iPhone, as well as some of his other belongings, before fleeing.


by Andrew Ramonas — January 14, 2016 at 4:40 pm 0

7th Street NW (Photo via DDOT)

Traveling through the heart of Shaw is about to get a lot more difficult.

A major rehabilitation of 7th Street NW is set to begin Tuesday at 7 a.m., ushering in a year of traffic delays and temporary road and sidewalk closures.

From N Street to Florida Avenue, the road and the walkways around it will receive a face-lift intended to improve the streetscape and safety for pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists along the corridor by January 2017.


by Andrew Ramonas — January 14, 2016 at 2:30 pm 2 Comments

400 block of Rhode Island Avenue NW (Photo via Google Maps)Someone with a knife cut a man on a walk in Shaw yesterday afternoon, police said.

The attack occurred on the 400 block of Rhode Island Avenue NW about 5:45 p.m. Wednesday. The area is about three blocks east of the north entrance to the Shaw-Howard Metro station.

The victim was walking in the vicinity when he got into an argument with somebody, according to authorities. That person then pulled out a knife and slashed the man with it.


by Andrew Ramonas — January 11, 2016 at 11:35 am 1 Comment

1900 block of 7th Street NW (Photo via Google Maps)A pack of 10 kids took part in a violent robbery at a Shaw store last night, police said.

The crime happened at a shop on the 1900 block of 7th Street NW about 6:30 p.m. Sunday. A MetroPCS cellphone dealer, a CVS Pharmacy and other businesses are in the vicinity.


by Andrew Ramonas — January 7, 2016 at 3:45 pm 1 Comment

Future home of The Bird (Photo via LoopNet/JCR Companies)A restaurant called The Bird is set to bring a “full array of poultry” to Shaw diners in the coming months, the eatery’s owner has told Borderstan.

The Bird, which will occupy two floors at 1337 11th St. NW, is slated to start serving chicken, as well as “globally inspired poultry of every stripe,” this summer, owner David Winer said in an email yesterday.

“We will have amazing fried chicken but that’s the tip of the iceberg,” said Winer, whose company, Eat Well DC, also is behind The Pig, Logan Tavern and other local restaurants.


by Andrew Ramonas — January 6, 2016 at 1:30 pm 3 Comments

1200 block of New Jersey Avenue NW (Photo via Google Maps)A man pistol-whipped a woman whom he threatened to shoot during an attempted robbery in Shaw last night, police said.

The encounter occurred on the 1200 block of New Jersey Avenue NW about 8 p.m. Tuesday. The area is about a block west of the New York Avenue playground.

The victim was in the vicinity when three men approached her, according to authorities.



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