06 Apr 2021

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An impromptu memorial for Officer Evans at the corner of Constitution and Delaware Avenues, NE. Photo by Maria Helena Carey

On Friday, April 2, 25-year old Noah Green, who, according to accounts collected by the Washington Post was a troubled, paranoid young man, crashed his car into the United States Capitol’s north gate, located across the street from the Russell Senate Office Building, at the intersection of Constitution and Delaware Avenues, NE. He killed Capitol Police Officer William Evans, and hurt another, before being shot to death by police. (WaPo)

I live-tweeted and collected some of the most informative tweets in this post. The Hill is Home

Exactly four months ago, Capitol Police were tested and severely hurt by the insurrection, where Officer Brian Sicknick was killed. This has been a trying time for everyone, but especially for Capitol Police, who are and remain in our thoughts during this tragic and trying time. (NBC News)

Our hearts are also with the widow of Brian Johnson, a man driving through Capitol Hill around 1:30 a.m. on Easter Sunday It appears two teenagers crashed his car, forcing him to lose control and crash into a neighbor’s home at 14th and Constitution NE. Johnson was on his way home, bringing Easter treats to his family. Neighbor Will Handsfield, whose house sustained the damage from the accident, narrated the events on Twitter.

If you would like to help out Brian Johnson’s family with his funeral expenses, his partner set up a GoFundMe yesterday, which is close to its goal.

There was a shooting at 18th and D NE on Saturday afternoon and one man died as a result. Independent journalist Larry Calhoun kept us informed in this thread. Click through to read more:

In news to comfort no victim of crime in the District, the city’s forensics lab has lost its accreditation for 30 days. Investigative reporter Megan Cloherty with WTOP broke the story on Friday.

The Handle 19 saga has ended with a whimper: After a nearly year-long battle to get the restaurant and sportsbook open, Shane August has decided to look elsewhere. It’s truly unfortunate to see other forms of betting make their way into neighborhood spots such as The Brig and Valor Brewpub while August’s concept encountered such feverish neighborhood opposition. WTOP

Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen has introduced legislation to bring high-speed internet anywhere in the city. Given that the pandemic has pushed people to be more connected via the internet –for school, vaccinations, city services and more– having internet that is readily available and, most importantly, affordable, is an issue of equity across the District.

Were you awakened by a loud 7 a.m. Easter Sunday concert or sound check by Passion Church on the National Mall grounds? This tweet from ANC commissioner Mark Eckenwiler is for you:

Update: Mark Eckenwiler shared a response from the chief of the permits management division at the National Mall in regards to the extremely loud sound check by Passion City church:

There is only one condo left for sale in what once was Imani Temple on Capitol Hill. The spaces are very pretty and well preserved, but the one dominating element throughout is the scant natural light. Still, the living spaces are stunning. Realtor.com

The Gatsby opens this Thursday, April 8, one block away from Nationals Park. The vibe is diner staples with a modern, upscale twist: there will be favorites like spaghetti and meatballs, meatloaf and daily blue plate specials like Thanksgiving Thursdays. Celeriac steaks bring fun to the vegetarian options. The desserts are made in collaboration with Mah-Ze-Dahr next door, and sound incredible. The cocktails are Roaring Twenties all the way. Below, a photo of the Smashburger and the Watergate cake. More info here.

The Gatsby’s dinner menu. Click here for dinner and here for dessert PDF versions.


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