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by Andrew Ramonas — June 10, 2016 at 11:30 am 0

2000 block of 13th Street NW (Photo via Google Maps)A gun-wielding thief robbed a man near the U Street corridor late last night, police said.

The armed robbery happened on the 2000 block of 13th Street NW about 11:45 p.m. Thursday. The area is just north of the west entrance to the U Street Metro station.

The victim was walking on the block when a man approached him, police said.

“Give me your sh-t,” the man told the victim, while flashing a handgun, according to authorities.

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by Andrew Ramonas — June 9, 2016 at 8:20 am 0

1200 block of T Street NW (Photo via Google Maps)Police have apprehended two young men in connection with an armed robbery near the U Street corridor last night, according to authorities.

Antwon Haynie, 18, and a 17-year-old boy were arrested shortly after police say they flashed a knife and a gun in a robbery on the 1200 block of T Street NW about 8 p.m. Wednesday. Information on Haynie’s lawyer wasn’t immediately available.

The young men are suspected of taking cellphones and wallets from two men during the robbery. The items were later recovered.

“This was an excellent example of the community and the officers working together to apprehend 2 violent individuals,” Commander Stuart Emerman of the Metropolitan Police Department’s Third District wrote on a community listserv.

Photo via Google Maps

by Andrew Ramonas — May 16, 2016 at 2:00 pm 1 Comment

900 block of W Street NW (Photo via Google Maps)A man beat up a woman before he robbed her near the U Street corridor over the weekend, police said.

The violent robbery occurred on the 900 block of W Street NW about 2:15 a.m. Sunday.

The woman was standing in the area when the man approached her, without saying anything, according to authorities. He then punched her repeatedly in the face, knocking her to the ground

The man continued to hit her soon after her fall and took her money, iPhone and other belongings before fleeing.

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by Andrew Ramonas — May 13, 2016 at 12:40 pm 1 Comment

1250 U St. NW (Photo via Google Maps)A man with a gun robbed a restaurant on the U Street corridor early this morning, police said.

The armed robbery happened at 1250 U St. NW about 1:15 a.m.

Authorities didn’t identify the eatery in a police report. But a Starbucks and &pizza share the address.

A Starbucks manager told Borderstan that an armed thief didn’t hit the coffee shop today. An &pizza representative couldn’t immediately be reached for comment.

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by Andrew Ramonas — May 10, 2016 at 12:00 pm 0

CVS at 1000 U St. NW (Photo via Google Maps)A thief with a knife threatened to harm two women on the U Street corridor after they attempted to get back the items the individual and an accomplice took from a pharmacy yesterday morning, police said.

The incident happened in front of the CVS at 1000 U St. NW about 10:15 a.m. Monday.

The thieves just had left the pharmacy when the women approached them, according to authorities. It wasn’t immediately clear whether the women worked at the store. But at least one of women saw the thieves stealing soap, lotion and deodorant from the CVS and asked them to return the items.

“If you call the police on me, I’m coming back here for you,” one of the thieves told the women, while flashing a knife, according to police.

The thieves then fled into the east entrance of the U Street Metro station.

Police haven’t released any descriptions of the suspects.

Photo via Google Maps

by Andrew Ramonas — May 3, 2016 at 1:55 pm 0

2400 block of 17th Street NW (Photo via Google Maps)Two thieves wearing ski masks robbed a man and a woman at gunpoint in Adams Morgan over the weekend, according to a police report Borderstan obtained today.

The armed robbery happened on the 2400 block of 17th Street NW about 1 a.m. Sunday. The area is about a block west of Meridian Hill Park.

The victims were walking home when two masked men approached them, according to authorities. One of the men then snatched an iPhone from the male victim, flashed a handgun and ordered him to hand over all his belongings.

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by Andrew Ramonas — April 20, 2016 at 3:45 pm 2 Comments

Doozydog! Club

Dogs and their admirers are set to have a new club near the U Street corridor to hang out next month.

The Doozydog! Club, which bills itself as the “un-kennel” with a “modern dog experience,” is scheduled to open its first East Coast location at 2301 14th St. NW on May 18. The canine boarding, daycare and grooming company currently has locations in California, Texas and Washington state.

In D.C., the club will have 4,500 square feet of space for play parks, sleeping areas, a boutique, a “state-of-the-art Style Bar” and a window for passersby to see the dogs in action, according to the company.

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by Andrew Ramonas — April 11, 2016 at 2:35 pm 0

2100 block of 14th Street NW (Photo via Google Maps)A would-be thief stabbed a man twice in an attempted robbery on 14th Street NW over the weekend, police said.

The stabbing happened on the 2100 block of 14th Street NW about 3:15 a.m. Saturday. The area is just north of the Frank D. Reeves Municipal Center at 14th and U streets NW.

The victim was on a sidewalk in the area when a man came up to him, according to authorities. The new arrival asked for a cigarette and ordered the victim to hand over money.

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by Andrew Ramonas — April 1, 2016 at 1:05 pm 0

Budweiser Clydesdales (Photo courtesy of Maha Hakki)

The opportunity to have a beer with a Budweiser Clydesdale is coming to area sports bars next week.

Anheuser-Busch’s famed horses are set to visit Duffy’s (2106 Vermont Ave. NW) for a Nationals game viewing party on Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. “One lucky Budweiser Clydesdale” also is scheduled to trot over to Stoney’s (1433 P St. NW) on Saturday, April 9, from 1 to 3 p.m., according to a news release.

Photos are encouraged.

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by Andrew Ramonas — March 25, 2016 at 1:00 pm 0

93 route removed from bus signBus riders are set to have one less way to travel through the U Street corridor starting this weekend.

Buses are scheduled to stop running on the 93 route beginning Sunday, according to the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority.

The 93 route travels from Adams Morgan to Congress Heights, running on U Street and Florida Avenue NW as it traverses the District. Most of its journey follows the paths of the 90 and 92 routes, which are slated to receive more early morning and late evening buses.

The route ended “due to low ridership,” according to WMATA.

by Andrew Ramonas — March 17, 2016 at 2:40 pm 0

Police car light

(PLEASE NOTE: The following story was written using details from a publicly available police report. We’ve learned that charges were never filed in this case. As such, we’ve removed the woman’s name from this article. Our original story is below.)

A woman threw a rock through a man’s bedroom window, hit him with a rock and flashed a knife at him outside near the U Street corridor early yesterday morning, police said.

The domestic dispute began on the 1400 block of Florida Avenue NW about 1 a.m. Wednesday.

The woman broke the bedroom window of a house on the block while the man was inside, according to authorities. The man then went outside and followed the woman to the 1400 block of V Street NW.

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by Andrew Ramonas — December 7, 2015 at 1:15 pm 0

Bohemian Caverns(Updated at 1:30 p.m.) Bohemian Caverns on the U Street corridor has racked up a few thousand dollars in fines for serving alcohol to minors last year, according to a D.C. Alcoholic Beverage Control Board notice posted last week.

Mahogany LLC, which owns the jazz club and its Tap & Parlour bar, must pay a $4,350 fine by Feb. 10 to avoid having its liquor license suspended indefinitely, the panel ruled Wednesday. The business also cannot serve alcohol at Bohemian Caverns and Tap & Parlour from Jan. 5 to 12.

A representative of the jazz club and bar didn’t respond to requests for comment.

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by Andrew Ramonas — November 25, 2015 at 2:05 pm 0

Police released footage today of a man wanted for stealing a purse and a cell phone from a woman who was eating on the U Street corridor.

The robbery happened in the Duccinis Pizza at 1778 U St. NW on Friday about 11:15 p.m.

The video from police first shows the man entering the pizza shop and walking around. He also appeared to talk to an employee of the pizza shop before leaving.

The man then returned to the eatery and fiddled with some newspapers near the door. He eventually left the newspapers alone and grabbed the woman’s purse and cell phone, which she put on a counter in front of her as she ate a slice of pizza.

The man fled, and the woman tried to chase after him.

Crime Solvers of Washington, D.C., currently offers a reward of up to $1,000 to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for a crime committed in the District of Columbia. Your assistance is appreciated by your community.

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 the Metropolitan Police Department

by Andrew Ramonas — November 20, 2015 at 2:45 pm 0

Baby with a blanket (Photo via Facebook/Warmbabyproject)

Local knitters and crocheters are needed on U Street this weekend to help make blankets for babies who live at the D.C. General homeless shelter.

Off Road Indoor Cycling at 905 U St. NW is scheduled to host volunteer knitters and crocheters Sunday from 4:30 to 6 p.m. as part of the DC Warm Baby Project. Organizers of the initiative look to make blankets for each of D.C. General’s 200 babies.

Experience with knitting and crocheting isn’t necessary to participate. Organizers also will supply yarn for free. But they encourage volunteers to make a $10 donation for supplies.

“Together we can give every baby something warm this winter to call their own,” DC Warm Baby Project’s Facebook page says.

Photo via Facebook/Warmbabyproject

by Andrew Ramonas — November 20, 2015 at 1:30 pm 0

A new speakeasy-style bar and lounge on the U Street corridor is set to reveal at least some of its secrets to the public later today.

Cloak & Dagger officially is slated to open tonight in the former Patty Boom Boom space at 1359 U St. NW, according to a representative of the bar.

A Cloak & Dagger owner wasn’t immediately available to comment on the bar and its secrets, including the fireplace pictured above.

The bar is only open on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, beginning at 10 p.m.

Photo of secret fireplace entrance via Twitter/CloakDaggerDC

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