20 Oct 2020


Hill Buzz

Thank you for tagging us in this perfectly fallsy capture @danfitzwrites! Tag your most astonishing autumnal scenes #thehillishome for a chance to be featured.

Only 14 days left to vote, so let’s get a soundtrack to this dystopian feeling. Good thing local band Beauty Pill has the song to carry you through these last days, with an impactful video to go along with it. Listen and watch here.

First off, someone attempted to rob one of the stores along the 600 block of Pennsylvania Avenue SE. on Friday, October 16, around 2:05 p.m. If you saw anything or have any information, the DC Police Department needs your help: Call 202-727-9099 or text your tip to 50411. The suspect looks like the photo to the right.

Security camera still courtesy of MPD

Also from the police blotter, “on Wednesday, October 14, 2020, a 17 year-old juvenile male and a 15 year-old juvenile male, both of Northeast, DC were arrested for an Armed Carjacking (Gun) offense that occurred on Wednesday, October 14, 2020, in the 1300 block of E Street, Southeast.”

One more from the police blotter/PoPville crossover files. Did you see the car that drove down the stairs at the Hill East Harris Teeter? That’s what a helicopter was trying to spot this past Thursday evening. How does a car do that, exactly? Don’t tell me.

New hotels are still opening around the DC area and the new YOTEL where the old Liaison Capitol Hill used to be is no exception (Washington Business Journal).  The renderings for YOTEL look beautiful and airy, boasting SmartBeds designed exclusively by Serta for the chain (PR Newswire), as well as “rejuvenating rain showers” and USB connectors in places that make sense so you don’t end up doing weird stretches while you charge your phone in bed. Maybe what we all need is a one-day stay at YOTEL to rejuvenate. Check out how peaceful this bedroom rendering looks– perfect for a three-hour nap:

Photo rendering courtesy of YOTEL/Linda Roth PR

They also have something called #SmartStay protocols — more frequent cleaning, audiovisual social distancing cues– in place, so you can feel safer while staying at the hotel.

Via Twitter, and in case you were wondering, the track at Eastern High School is open. A big thank you to account-you-didn’t-know-you-needed-to-follow, Toilets of Washington.

In case you haven’t heard the news, Wisdom in Hill East has officially closed. Neighbors had been buzzing about after seeing the FOR LEASE signs outside the building, once the pandemic started. But yesterday afternoon, Erik sent out an email we shared here in its entirety. The Hill is Home

Hold up: Why have only 4,000 families signed up for free internet, when 25,000 families were supposed to be able to do so? This is an infuriating read, and one that really hits me right in the gut of my privilege. Why can’t we work on having a truly connected city so that everyone can log on? The 74 Million

By the way, if you see a tent by the United States Department of Education, just say hello to the folks from The Palm Collective, who are there to, “showcase the power of collective action and amplify the voices of #blackeducationmatters and #blackfuturesmatter. Tent City USDOE 2020 will bring immediate attention to the educational injustices that continue to impact brown and black students across the country.” You’re doing great work, folks. 

Capitol Hill Corner does a photo recap, as well as a summary of ANC meetings taking place this week.

The Patch covered the Women’s March this past weekend.

Labyrinth Puzzles & Games is a top geeky place to visit in DC, according to geek connoisseurs Monkeys Fighting Robots.

For something far more adorable and far less sinister, a fox was spotted poking around 11th and I Streets NE, via PoPVille.

Look at this munchkin!

Friend of the blog Geoff Hatchard also spotted a fox up near Gallaudet University this morning around 8:30ish a.m. It’s a magical wildlife day, folks! Maybe things will be okay after all… someday.

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