I was mugged last night (Thursday, May 23) around 11:30pm about a block south of the corner of 19th and Wyoming. Two African American males (guessing in their 20s) pushed me down and took my belongings and ran off. I (not so wisely) ran after them and saw them get into a car at 18th and Wyoming heading north (a dark SUV I believe). If anyone witnessed the event and has more details I could provide to the police, that would be wonderful. Or you happened to find any of my belongings that were dumped (coral colored purse - Target brand, blue old navy bag... More»
11:50 AM 05/24/2013
Anyone have recommendations for a place near Dupont/Logan that does a good job on alterations for women's clothing? I used to go to Kim's Cleaners on 17th between U and T, but I haven't seen the same couple in the store. I see on yelp people like Dupont Cleaners on R at 16th. Thank you for your help! More»
8:40 AM 05/24/2013
We are having a problem with a parking enforcement officer in our neighborhood who is interpreting this sign differently than we are. The officer believes the sign means that we can ONLY park on Tuesday's between 7am and 8:30pm. I am in contact with the DDOT about the issue and wanted to reach out to the community. How do you interpret the sign? Ignore the street cleaning sign. I appreciate your feedback. More»
7:56 AM 05/24/2013
My fiance and I are having a very small wedding ceremony this summer (6-8 people) and we would like to have a nice dinner somewhere after and then meet friends for drinks after. Does anyone have suggestions for a restaurant that is nice with a good atmosphere and you can hear one another talk?
How about a bar that could comfortably fit 15-20 people without a reservation? More»
11:09 AM 05/22/2013
Anyone had good luck with a company that replaces glass in broken residential (double-pane) window? Hoping for quick and good service. Thanks for your thoughts. More»
12:44 AM 05/22/2013
I was wondering how long it takes the city to get rid of the class 3 vacant status if I go ahead. Also, I've read on the DC website that if you're doing major renovations on an investment property you qualify for an exemption from the class 3 rate http://dc.gov/DC/DCRA/Inspecti...Code+Inspections/Vacant+Building+Enforcement/Get+Answers+On+Vacant+Buildings#13
Does this also apply to residential properties?
11:14 PM 05/21/2013
Anyone know of any Petworth or Columbia Heights watering holes that will be televising Saturday's Champions League final? More»
10:28 PM 05/21/2013
This extrordinarily sweet calico has come around to our house two times on an alley off of Randolph Pl NW in Washington DC. She is small, potentially young, and a big sweetheart. I gave her some food tonight, but if anyone has any details on her or has seen her around let us know. I would love for someone to take her in or report her whereabouts. More»
9:31 PM 05/20/2013
From the Mt. Pleasant listserve:
Found small, scruffy black and brown female dog found wandering on Lamont between 18th & 19th. Very friendly, but no identifying tags - only a flea collar.
If this is your dog, or you may have information on who it belongs please email courtsmith16 at gmail or text 828-228-2308. More»
2:29 PM 05/20/2013
Random question but I just saw a women running south, down the middle of 14th Street from the corner of 14th and Irving. I was too far away to see much beyond her, but I could hear her yelling: "he stole my phone, he stole my phone!" She was booking it and then I saw a security guard and someone else give chase, then a few minutes later heard police cars/sirens screeching in the background.
I am sure running down the middle of the street and also chasing a thief will be debated as to smart/not smart, but my question is - does anyone know how it ended?... More»
6:53 PM 05/16/2013
We've just bought a house - a flip, so perhaps caveat emptor - but the contractor has clearly done crap work. The dishwasher was installed wrong, and has flood water that has warped the floorboards and come out the light fixtures in the apartment below, and may need to be replaced. A poorly fitted bathroom pipe has already leaked through the ceiling below it, and will cost about $500 in repairs. In the rental apt basement, there is no power to the outlet where the washing machine should go. We havent bothered the contractor with any of this stuff (becaus... More»
10:21 AM 05/16/2013
My AC contractors left the door open for hours (ignoring the signs on the door saying to keep the door closed because of the cats), and Dean escaped. He is one year old, gray tabby (gray fur with white stripes) and small. He is shy around strangers and isn't wearing a collar.
Last seen around 14th and Decatur.
If you have any information, please call 300-900-2036.
Thanks so much. More»
6:26 PM 05/15/2013