by Tim Regan February 29, 2016 at 1:45 pm 0

(Updated at 4:01 p.m.) A red-tailed hawk has been spotted swooping at dogs at Francis Dog Park in West End, according to the D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation.

“The warning was issued because members of the public had seen the hawk swooping at dogs,” said Parks and Rec spokeswoman Gwendolyn Crump.

Though we didn’t see the rampaging raptor when we visited the park earlier this morning, several dog owners there said they’ve seen a hawk circling the area. (more…)

by Andrew Ramonas February 17, 2016 at 4:45 pm 0

Exxon at 2150 M St NW (Photo via Google Maps)One cabbie hit another taxi driver in the head with a stick at a West End gas station yesterday morning, sending the victim to a local hospital, police said.

The assault happened at the Exxon at 2150 M St. NW about 7 a.m. Tuesday.

The victim was sitting in his car at the gas station when a cab driver tapped on his windshield, according to authorities. The cabbie in the car then started to get out when the other taxi driver hit him with the stick.


by Andrew Ramonas November 19, 2015 at 12:30 pm 1 Comment

Dog park dogs (Photo via Twitter/D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation)

Dogs are set to have a D.C.-approved space of their own to sniff, frolic and play outdoors without their leashes in West End next week.

The unofficial Francis Dog Park at 25th and M streets NW is slated to become official Nov. 27, the D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation tweeted today.

Deemed the “Best Future Dog Park” by Washington City Paper this year, the fenced-in field is “one of the few spaces in the city where dogs can still be dogs and owners aren’t prone to hovering or fretting,” according to the newspaper.

“Little dogs are welcome, but the action gets rowdy: The sheer size of the fenced area attracts big, fast dogs ready to chase tennis balls and wrestle in mud,” Washington City Paper noted. “Wear shoes you don’t mind getting dirty, and be prepared to see a few snarls and dust-ups.”

Photo via Twitter/D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation

by Tim Regan November 10, 2015 at 11:30 am 0

You’ve probably heard by now, but in case you haven’t: Nobu will open a restaurant in the District next year.

The Los Angeles-based fine dining chain moved one step closer to opening its anticipated new D.C. location at 2501 M Street NW by applying for a liquor license earlier this week:

First class, high quality, full-service “Nobu” restaurant, including a full-service bar, take-out service, and private events. An innovative new style of Japanese cuisine. Live entertainment during private events. No nude performances. Number of seats inside premises is 345. Total Occupancy Load is 370. Summer Garden with 40 seats.

The company seeks to serve alcohol until 12:30 a.m. inside and 11 p.m. in its summer garden, according to the application.

The new Nobu will span 11,600 square feet and include two private patios overlooking Rock Creek Park, sushi and cocktail bars, a main dining room and two additional private dining rooms, according to a Washington Business Journal article from September.

The location is currently slated to open in the fall of 2016.

Photo courtesy of Nobu


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