by Tim Regan June 12, 2016 at 9:20 am 0

U Street Sunoco, photo via Street View(Updated at 5:28 p.m.) A shooting occurred near the 14th Street corridor early this morning, according to D.C. Police.

The crime happened at the Sunoco gas station at 1400 block of U St. NW around 5:16 a.m. today, authorities said.

Though police originally tweeted the crime occurred on the 1400 block of V St. NW, a police report we obtained today shows that not to be the case.

According to that report, a man and two other people were walking near the gas station when an unknown suspect began shooting at them from the parking lot. One of the men was injured by the gunfire and taken to the hospital for treatment, authorities said.

This area has in the past been plagued by violent crime. A man was shot and killed just one block away at 14th and V streets NW last September.

Photo via Google Street View

by Tim Regan November 20, 2015 at 11:45 am 0

9thandV

If you’re anything like me, walking here makes you anxious.

Crossing where 9th and V streets and Florida Avenue meet is tedious at best, scary at worst. Without a stoplight or a stop sign to slow them down, drivers often speed through the walkway. And although they’re supposed to stop at the crosswalk when pedestrians are crossing, some drivers just don’t, at least not until you step in front of them.

Earlier this week, I posed a question to Twitter: Does this crosswalk freak you out? The responses I got ranged from “yes, always” to one user calling it “terrifying.”

This is hardly a new issue. As outlined by Greater Greater Washington, the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) has discussed installing a traffic signal at the intersection for years.

Last year, DDOT said the construction of a new stoplight at the intersection could begin between October of this year and May of next year. But as more stores and restaurants open in and around the new Atlantic Plumbing development on V Street, foot traffic at the intersection is bound to increase quickly.

We want to know: Do you think this improvement needs to come sooner than later? Weigh in by voting in the poll and telling us what you think in the comments.

by Tim Regan September 23, 2015 at 2:50 pm 1,032 0

Shooting at 14th and V NW, photo courtesy of Nick Veach(Updated at 3:32 p.m.) D.C. Police have identified the suspect and victim in last night’s deadly shooting at 14th and V streets NW.

Police said 29-year-old Raphael Antonio Roy of Northwest, D.C. shot and killed 29-year-old Delany Christopher Epps of Northeast, D.C. around 8:25 p.m.

 

Roy was arrested last night charged with first degree murder while armed. Matthew Davies, Roy’s lawyer, couldn’t immediately be reached for comment.

Police are still investigating the shooting.

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.

Photo courtesy of Nick Veach

by Tim Regan September 22, 2015 at 9:00 pm 2,180 9 Comments

Shooting at 14th and V NW, photo courtesy of Nick Veach

(Updated at 8:17 a.m. Thursday; police have identified the victim and the shooter.)

A man was shot near 14th and V streets NW last night, said D.C. Police.

The man was transported from the scene to an area hospital, where he later died.

Police added that a person was arrested in connection with the shooting but that the investigation is still ongoing.

Andrew Ramonas, who lives near the intersection and edits Borderstan’s sibling publication Hill Now, said he heard a series of gunshots around 8:30 p.m. yesterday evening.

Reader Matt Abbruzzese tweeted that he heard five or six gunshots and then saw a man lying on the ground.

This story will be updated with more details as they are available.

Photo courtesy of Nick Veach

by Tim Regan September 16, 2015 at 10:05 am 0


A woman was robbed at gunpoint in Bloomingdale last night, said D.C. Police.

The woman was approached by two men on the 100 block of V Street NW last night around 10:37 p.m. said a police spokesperson over the phone this morning.  One of the men pointed a handgun at the woman and then stole property from her, the spokesperson said.

The crime remains under investigation.

by Tim Regan September 3, 2015 at 10:00 am 0

Police CarA man was robbed at gunpoint in LeDroit Park early this morning, say D.C. Police.

Police say two men approached another man on the 300 block of V Street NW around 1:44 a.m this morning and demanded his property. One of the suspects allegedly flashed a black handgun, then the pair robbed the man.

The two were last seen heading westbound on the 300 block of V Street NW, say police.

No arrests have been made in connection with the robbery and the case remains under investigation, say police.

by Tim Regan July 24, 2015 at 12:00 pm 0

Hobbit House, photo via EstatelyA distinctive-looking property near Adams Morgan and Meridian Hill Park is now for sale.

The 952-square-foot home at 1732 V Street NW, known for its small doors and squat appearance, can be yours for $749,000, according to real estate website Estately.

The home sits along a row of properties known to some locals as the “hobbit houses.”

Some of the property’s history was previously chronicled on Ghosts of DC.

The home is being sold by realty company Thos. D. Walsh. Read the full listing summary below:

Wow! Location, location, location! This home is in the Sweet Spot. Steps to Adams Morgan, Dupont Circle and U St. Metro, restaurants, shopping. Walking distance to 2 metros. Federal style w/great bones. Being sold “AS IS.”

Image via Estately

by Borderstan.com July 23, 2012 at 2:00 pm 0

"Farm to Street Party"

Click on the collage for more photos from Saturday’s Farm-to-Street Party on V Street NW. (Luis Gomez Photos)

From Luis Gomez. Catch his photos at One Photograph A Day. Follow him on Twitter @LuisGomezPhotos.

On Saturday, July 21, the Eat Local First weeklong celebration of local foods came to and end with the Farm-to-Street Party on the 1300 block of V Street NW. Although cloudy and rainy, the weather did not stop neighbors and hungry residents from gathering and enjoying a great urban block party.

There were plenty of dishes made with local ingredients, as well as local craft beer, wine and live music. Attendees also had the opportunity to buy from local retailers and take craft food classes in the event’s pop-up park.

Some participating businesses from the Borderstan area included Busboys and Poets, The Diner, Eatonville, Local 16, Whisked! and Logan Hardware.

Eat Local First is a campaign of Think Local First DC, a non-profit organization that works with independent businesses, consumers and policymakers to grow a sustainable local economy in DC.

Borderstan.com was proud to be a sponsor of Eat Local First 2012 and a member of Think Local First DC. Check the Eat Local First website for the extensive list of sponsors who made this year’s series of events possible.

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by Borderstan.com July 19, 2012 at 8:00 am 1,220 0

"Farm to Street"

Eat Local First Week ends with its Farm to Street Party on Saturday, 1 to 7 pm at 13th and V Streets NW. (Luis Gomez Photos)

From Rachel Nania. Check out her blog, Sear, Simmer & Stir. Follow Nania on Twitter @rnania, email her at rachel[AT]borderstan.com.

Eat Local First will bring its weeklong local foods celebration to a close this Saturday, July 21, with the campaign’s Farm-to-Street Party. The party runs from 1 to 7 pm at 13th and V Streets NW. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased online. (The entrance is at 13th Street.)

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Don’t miss the block party this Saturday! (Courtesy Eat Local First)

The urban block party will feature an array of dishes made with local ingredients, as well as local craft beer, wine and live music. Attendees will also have the opportunity to shop local retailers and take craft food classes in the event’s pop-up park.

Some participating businesses from the Borderstan area include Busboys and Poets, The Diner, Eatonville, Local 16, Whisked! and Logan Hardware.

Eat Local First is a campaign of Think Local First DC, a non-profit organization that works with independent businesses, consumers and policymakers to grow a sustainable local economy in DC.

Borderstan.com is proud to be a sponsor of Eat Local First 2012 and a member of Think Local First DC. Look for more information in the coming days on events in the Borderstan area.

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