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by Courtney Brown — July 14, 2016 at 2:30 pm 0

Photo via NoMa BIDAn outdoor beer garden in NoMa is set to dust of its benches for a short amount of time this weekend, according to a newsletter from NoMa BID.

Wunder Garten announced it will host a “neighborhood sneak preview” at its new location at 1st and L streets NE this weekend from 4-10 p.m., the BID said.

Though it wasn’t immediately clear on what the “sneak preview” would entail, the BID promised patrons would be able to “drink great beers, enjoy the weather and experience Wunder Garten before they fully open for the season.”

by Andrew Ramonas — July 13, 2016 at 10:45 am 0

A man suspected of robbing a bank in NoMa yesterday afternoon has appeared on surveillance footage, police said.

The robbery happened in the Premier Bank at 1160 1st St. NE about 3:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Photos police distributed today in connection with crime show a man standing in the bank. At the bank, the man passed a teller a note that demanded money, according to authorities. He then got the cash and fled.

Police described the man as a:

White male, 30’s years of age, 5’8″ in height, pale complexion, with light brown hair, white shirt with blue lines, white tennis shoes, and blue jeans.

The bank also was robbed twice in April.

Anyone who has information regarding this case should call police at 202-727-9099.  Additionally, information may be submitted to the TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411. Crime Solvers of Washington, D.C. currently offers a reward of up to $5,000 to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and indictment of the person or persons responsible for a crime committed in the District of Columbia.

Photos via Metropolitan Police Department

by Andrew Ramonas — July 11, 2016 at 10:30 am 0

A man sought in a stabbing in the NoMa area last month has appeared in surveillance footage, police said.

The assault happened on the unit block of K Street NW about 11:45 p.m. June 10.

One person was injured in the attack, according to authorities.

Video police distributed Friday in connection with the crime focuses on a man with long hair and a black shirt walking with three other individuals.

It’s unclear whether one of the three other people is the victim. But authorities don’t appear to want them for questioning.

Anyone who has information regarding this case should call police at 202-727-9099. Additionally, information may be submitted to the TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411. Crime Solvers of Washington, DC currently offers a reward of up to $1,000 to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and indictment of the person or persons responsible for a serious crime committed in the District of Columbia

Video via YouTube/Metropolitan Police Department

by Alyse Mier — July 7, 2016 at 11:45 am 0

Tony Goodman (Photo via Twitter/Tony Goodman)

At Large Councilmember David Grosso has turned to a NoMa-area community leader to take the helm of his office.

Tony Goodman, who has represented NoMa and Near Northeast on ANC 6C for the past four years, became Grosso’s chief of staff Tuesday.

He succeeded Keenan Austin, who stepped down this summer to serve as the Florida political director for presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.

Aside from Goodman’s duties as commissioner, he also serves as a member of the D.C. Pedestrian Advisory Council, according to his LinkedIn profile.

He most recently was a D.C. Department of General Services construction manager, working on projects that included a new pedestrian and bike trail that will run from NoMa to the National Arboretum.

Originally from the San Francisco Bay area, Goodman has lived in D.C. since 2002.

“The Councilmember is very excited to have Tony on board,” Grosso spokesman Matthew Nocella said in a statement. “Tony’s experience with various aspects of District government deepen the knowledge base of an already incredible staff and he looks forward to working with him on behalf of the people of the District of Columbia.”

Photo via Twitter/Tony Goodman

by Andrew Ramonas — July 5, 2016 at 10:45 am 0

(Updated at 10:50 a.m.) A man sought in a robbery with a knife in a NoMa sandwich shop last week has appeared in surveillance footage, police said.

The armed robbery happened at the Subway near H and North Capitol streets NW about 8 a.m. June 26. During the robbery, the suspect lifted up his shirt to reveal a knife he hid in his clothes.

Video authorities distributed late last week in connection with the crime shows a man talking to a cashier at the restaurant. The Subway worker then opened the cash register, and the man grabbed fistfuls of cash, which he put in his pocket before leaving.

Police also nabbed a man wanted in a NoMa bank robbery over the weekend.

The robbery, which involved a note to a teller, occurred in the TD Bank at 1275 1st St. NE about 12:15 p.m. Saturday.

Joshua Parker, a 30-year-old man who has no fixed address, was arrested yesterday in connection with the crime. Information on his lawyer wasn’t immediately available.

Video via YouTube/MPD

by Andrew Ramonas — June 28, 2016 at 3:45 pm 0

800 block of North Capitol Street NW (Photo via Google Maps)A man robbed someone at knifepoint in NoMa this morning, police said.

The armed robbery happened on the 800 block of North Capitol Street NW about 8 a.m. The area is about two blocks north of the National Postal Museum.

Authorities said they’re looking for:

B/M 5’7″ dark complexion, black shirt, camouflage shorts armed with a knife

Photo via Google Maps

by Courtney Brown — June 23, 2016 at 12:35 pm 1 Comment

Cyclists will ride from NoMa to the Atlantic Ocean to promote autism awareness next month.

Nonprofit organization Bike to the Beach is slated to host its 10th annual charity bike ride on July 29. Locals can sign up for the 100-mile bicycle ride, which begins at Storey Park in NoMa, or the 60-mile ride, which begins at Wye Mills, Md.

Regardless of where cyclists start, they’ll finish the ride at Dewey Beach in Delaware.

More information about the event from Bike to the Beach:

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by Tim Regan — June 9, 2016 at 8:30 am 0

Police are on the lookout for a man connected to the shooting that injured four men in NoMa yesterday afternoon.

D.C. Police officers responded to a report of a shooting in the area of North Capitol St. and New York Ave. NW just before 4:30 p.m. yesterday. When officers arrived on the scene, they found four men suffering from gunshot wounds.

Those men were conscious when they were taken to the hospital, police said.

Additionally, authorities said someone behind the wheel of a car drove into a police officer who was rushing to the scene of the shooting. That officer was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injures, according to police.

MPD is on the lookout for someone described as:

Black male, 5’6″, medium brown complexion, wearing a black mask, dark colored pants and a black jacket.

Read more about the crime in a press release MPD put out yesterday evening:

The Metropolitan Police Department seeks the public’s assistance in identifying a person of interest in reference to a quadruple shooting, which occurred in the area of North Capitol Street and New York Avenue, Northwest, on Wednesday, June 8, 2016.

At approximately 4:24 pm, members of the Fifth District responded to a call for a shooting. Upon arrival on the scene, members located four adult males, all conscious and breathing, suffering from gunshot wounds. The victims were all transported to local hospitals for treatment. Additionally, an MPD mountain bike officer was struck by a vehicle a short distance away from the scene, while responding. The officer sustained non-life threatening injuries and was transported to a local hospital for treatment.

The suspect is described as a black male, 5’6″, medium brown complexion, wearing a black mask, dark colored pants and a black jacket.

Photos via MPD

by Andrew Ramonas — June 8, 2016 at 4:55 pm 0

(Updated at 5:10 p.m.) Four people were hospitalized after a multiple shooting in NoMa this afternoon, according to authorities.

The shooting happened near New York Avenue and North Capitol Street NE about 4:30 p.m., D.C. Fire and EMS spokesman Doug Buchanan said.

At least three people were suffering from gunshot wounds when paramedics arrived, he said.

The conditions of the people brought to the hospital weren’t immediately clear.

We’ll update this story when we have more information.

by Courtney Brown — June 7, 2016 at 3:45 pm 0

Prince (Photo via Wikimedia/penner)

Locals can watch “Purple Rain” outdoors and dance to music from the District’s “foremost Princeologist” in NoMa tonight.

The tribute to the singer and actor is scheduled for 6 to 10:30 p.m. at Storey Park (1005 1st St. NE), according to the NoMa Business Improvement District’s Facebook page.

DJ Dredd and Keenan Orr are slated to play the artist’s music before the film begins at sunset, which is about 8:30 p.m.

Called the District’s “foremost Princeologist” by The Washington Post, Dredd is “the architect of the long-running Prince dance parties in D.C. that have spanned almost two decades,” according to the NoMa BID. Orr, a D.C.-area native, is known for “bouncing from Chicago House, Baltimore Club, Electro, Disco and classics of the 80’s and 90’s,” the BID notes.

Dangerously Delicious, Healthy Fool, Orange Cow and Stella’s Popkern also are set to serve food during the event from their food trucks.

Photo via Wikimedia/penner

by Andrew Ramonas — June 6, 2016 at 8:15 am 0

(Updated at 9 a.m.) Authorities who investigated a suspicious powder in a NoMa-area office building this morning discovered that the substance was coffee creamer, a D.C. Fire and EMS representative said.

Officials received a report of a white powder in a letter at 111 Massachusetts Ave. NW about 7:30 a.m., D.C. Fire and EMS spokesman Doug Buchanan said.

It wasn’t immediately clear what organization reported having a suspicious powder. But the Massachusetts Ave. building holds offices for the General Services Administration and Department of Homeland Security, according to its owner, Douglas Development Corp.

by Tim Regan — June 2, 2016 at 4:30 pm 0

Firefighters extinguished a “small fire” on a roof of a building in NoMa earlier this afternoon.

The fire broke out atop a three-story warehouse at 735 N Capital St. NE just before 4 p.m. today, according to D.C. Fire and EMS.

Nobody was injured during the blaze, and authorities said the cause of the fire was accidental.

Photo via Twitter / D.C. Fire and EMS

by Andrew Ramonas — May 27, 2016 at 12:05 pm 0

A collision involving a Metrobus and another vehicle injured five adults and a child in NoMa this morning, according to officials.

The crash happened near the intersection of Florida and New York avenues NE about 11 a.m., Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority spokeswoman Morgan Dye said.

The child and four of the adults were brought to a local hospital with minor injuries, D.C. Fire and EMS tweeted. The four adults who were hospitalized were all on the bus, Dye said. But it wasn’t immediately clear if the other people injured were riding the bus, too.

The bus was traveling on the 90 route to the Duke Ellington Bridge when a vehicle made contact with the back of the bus, causing “very minor damage,” Dye said.

by Andrew Ramonas — May 25, 2016 at 4:10 pm 0

Police carPolice are investigating two robberies with guns in Hill East and NoMa this morning, according to authorities.

The armed robberies happened on the 1600 block of G Street SE and 1200 block of North Capitol Street NW about 11:30 a.m.

Thieves in both of the crimes stole cellphones and wallets.

In the G Street robbery, police are looking for a:

Black Male, 18-25 years of age, 5″ 8″ tall, 150-175 lbs., medium complexion, medium build, long nappy hair, wearing a dark stripped polo type shirt and blue jeans.

In the North Capitol Street robbery, police are looking for a:

Hispanic Male, 5″ 10″ tall, 150 lbs., long hair, light complexion, wearing a white shirt, blue jeans and black and white tennis shoes.

by Andrew Ramonas — May 19, 2016 at 12:25 pm 0

Unit block of New York Avenue NW (Photo via Google Maps)A woman stabbed her boyfriend multiple times during a fight near NoMa last night, police said.

The stabbing happened on the unit block of New York Avenue NW about 7:30 p.m. The area is just east of the New York Avenue Playground.

The couple was arguing inside a home in the area when the man punched and kicked his girlfriend, injuring her face, according to authorities. The woman then pulled out a knife, stabbing her boyfriend in various parts of his body.

It wasn’t immediately clear whether they sustained serious injuries in the fight.

Police arrested 26-year-old Teresa Owens for assault with a dangerous weapon and 29-year-old Jamal Lee for aggravated assault in connection with the incident.

Information on their lawyers wasn’t immediately available.

Photo via Google Maps

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