1600 block of F Street NE (Photo via Google Maps)A man was stabbed in an attempted robbery in Rosedale this morning, police said.

The crime occurred on the 1600 block of F Street NE about 10:30 a.m. The area is just southeast of Miner Elementary School.

The victim was conscious after the attack.

Authorities tweeted descriptions of the three men they’re seeking in the stabbing:

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1600 block of Isherwood Street NE (Photo via Google Maps)Someone shot a man about two blocks south of Miner Elementary School last night, police said.

The shooting happened on the 1600 block of Isherwood Street NE about 11 p.m. Monday.

The victim was conscious after the attack, according to authorities.

Police haven’t released any suspect information.

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Man Stabbed in Rosedale

600 block of 19th Street NE (Photo via Google Maps)A man was stabbed about two blocks east of the Rosedale Library this afternoon, police said.

The stabbing happened on the 600 block of 19th Street NE about 1:30 p.m.

The victim was conscious after the attack.

Authorities haven’t released any suspect information.

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TrashRosedale residents are calling on their neighbors to help them clean up their neighborhood tomorrow.

Locals are planning to meet at 17th and Rosedale streets NE at 11:30 a.m. Saturday for the community cleanup, according to neighborhood blog Frozen Tropics.

The blog adds:

Neighbors will spend about 1-2 hours working a grid of streets and back alleys to pick up trash. Clean ups like this can be a great opportunity to meet neighbors, or catch up with those you missed during the winter months. Spring is right around the corner. Gloves and trash bags will be provided. This clean-up is organized by Pete Maki (pete.maki[at]gmail.com) and “Doc” Perry Roots.


700 block of 16th Street NE (Photo via Google Maps)Police have arrested two people in connection with a burglary in Rosedale yesterday, according to authorities.

The individuals, whose identities weren’t immediately clear, were found by police inside a house on the 700 block of 16th Street NE last night. Officers were responding to a report of a burglary at the home.

Cops also apprehended a Cap’s Liquor Store customer who is suspected of hitting a man in the shop at 1301 South Capitol St. SW with a glass bottle Saturday night, police said.

The suspect, whose identity wasn’t immediately clear, allegedly was angry about something and then threw the bottle at the victim.

The victim received a small cut.

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Police car lightTwo people were stabbed last night in the Rosedale area of Capitol Hill.

The stabbing happened on the 1500 block of Isherwood Street NE and appears to have happened inside a home. Police confirmed that two people were stabbed but did not release any further information.

There was also a robbery in NoMa about 5:50 this morning. A taxi driver reported that he picked up a passenger on the 1100 block of North Capitol Street who instructed him to drive to the back of the building to pick up his disabled grandmother.

Once the driver reached the back of the building, the passenger pulled out a gun and demanded money. The driver handed over $100 in cash before the suspect fled. Police did not provide a suspect description in this case.


Police carTwo Capitol Hill residents were robbed at gunpoint in unrelated incidents last night.

The first robbery happened around 10:30 p.m. in northeast Capitol Hill on the 1600 block of Kramer Street NE, according to police. A person walking home was accosted by a man who flashed a small handgun before stealing a bag of clothing from the victim, a police official said in an email. The suspect then fled in a white sedan.

Later last night, a man was robbed at gunpoint on Barracks Row. The man was approached by two men around 1:10 a.m. in an alley on the 500 block of 8th Street SE, according to police. One of the men was armed with a handgun and took the victim’s cell phone. The second suspect stole the man’s backpack.

There were no injuries reported in either robbery.


Firefighters rushed to Rosedale last night to put out a blaze that hit a row house.

The fire was reported in a room on the second floor of the house at 1638 Kramer Street NE, the District of Columbia Firefighters Association tweeted about 7:15 p.m. By 8:30 p.m., firefighters had extinguished the blaze.

No injuries were reported, D.C. Fire and EMS Department spokesman Oscar Mendez confirmed. But four adults were displaced after the fire. At least some of them were in the house at the time of the blaze, said neighbor Maureen Benitz, who called 911 to report the fire.

“It smelled kind of like someone was having a barbecue,” said Benitz, 36. “It had that plasticky propane smell. But I didn’t see anything on fire.”

The cause of the fire still is under investigation, Mendez said.

On Kramer Street this morning, the front windows of the house hit by the fire were boarded up and a blue tarp hung over the rear exterior of the second floor. Charred wood, insulation and other debris also covered a deck in the back.

“It’s eerie how there is no damage to my house,” said Benitz, who has lived on Kramer Street for 10 years. “These houses are like tinder boxes. If flames had started jumping from deck to deck, it could’ve set the whole block on fire.”


Mayor Muriel Bowser was in Rosedale this morning to highlight the effort to combine energy efficiency and affordable housing initiatives at an opening ceremony for a group of townhomes and condos.

The 17 Solar luxury condos and townhomes officially opened today at the intersection of 17th and D streets NE. The nine new houses on the block have ground-floor flats, which will be sold at below-market rates, and rooftop solar panels that will provide a portion of electricity for the homes. The second and third floors of each house will be condos sold at market rate.

“Too frequently, we don’t have these energy-saving options on our units that are below market rate,” Bowser said at a ribbon-cutting ceremony. “To mix the two is very important here.”

Bowser said she hopes to sponsor future projects that will bring alternative energy to affordable housing units. She also stressed the importance of these properties bringing ownership opportunities — a sentiment that was echoed by ANC 6A commissioner Sondra Phillips-Gilbert, whose district includes 17 Solar.

“I am just so excited that we have new development in the Rosedale community, and most importantly, that we have affordable housing options for those who are first-time homeowners,” Phillips-Gilbert said.

After the ribbon-cutting ceremony, Bowser and community members took a tour of one of the houses, which had wood floors, metal accents and floor-to-ceiling windows. Several residents of the new homes were present at the ceremony, and a developer told Bowser during the tour that many of the new tenants came from outside of the Capitol Hill area.


King Greenleaf Recreation CenterCriminals would have fewer dark corners to use at two Ward 6 recreation centers under a new proposal from Mayor Muriel Bowser to help fight crime in the District.

The King Greenleaf and Rosedale recreation centers would receive more lighting if the D.C. Council approves Bowser’s fiscal 2015 supplemental budget, which she released yesterday. The budget calls for $1.1 million to install additional lights at the facilities at 201 N St. SW and at 1701 Gales St. NE, as well as at six other recreation centers.

The lighting “will ensure that these centers remain a safe place for residents to congregate” in neighborhoods with “heightened crime,” according to a summary of the plan.

D.C. crime statistics show that 36 armed robberies, assaults with weapons and other violent crimes were reported within 1,000 feet of the Rosedale Recreation Center from Jan. 1 to Sept. 16. During the same period last year, 37 of the crimes were reported.

Within 1,000 feet of the King Greenleaf Recreation Center, 18 violent crimes were reported from Jan. 1 to Sept. 16. The area saw 21 of the crimes during the same period the previous year.

The violent crimes in and around King Greenleaf Recreation Center grounds this year included a daytime shooting that injured a man and shattered glass at the facility.


Morning Rundown

Navy Yard to Hold Private Memorial on Anniversary of Mass Shooting — The Washington Navy Yard will hold a private memorial for employees today to commemorate the second anniversary of the mass shooting that killed 12 people there in 2013. [NBC Washington]

Bowser Visits Rosedale to Announce Expanded Jobs Programs — Mayor Bowser held a news conference at the Rosedale Recreation Center to announce a new program to provide job training to 20- to 24-year-old District residents. [WJLA]

Empty Building on H Street Corridor Back on the Market — The long-empty building at 1309 H St. NE, which was rumored to be the site of a future restaurant from the owners of Carolina Kitchen, is back up for lease. [District Cuisine]

Councilman Allen Proposes Incentive for Home Security Cameras — Councilman Charles Allen of Ward 6 is proposing a tax credit for homeowners who install security cameras at their homes to help fight crime. [Hill Now]


Mayor Muriel Bowser at a public event March 27, 2015 (Photo via Flickr/Team Muriel)Mayor Muriel Bowser is scheduled to take questions and hear concerns from locals in Rosedale this afternoon.

Bowser is slated to have community office hours at the Rosedale Recreation Center at 3 p.m, according to her office. The center is at 1701 Gales St. NE.

While in Rosedale, she also is expected to go on a walking tour of the neighborhood and hold a news conference on job training opportunities.

Her visit to Rosedale will come about a month after Councilman Charles Allen of Ward 6 and Commander William Fitzgerald of the Metropolitan Police Department’s Fifth District met with locals in the neighborhood to discuss public safety in and around the area.

This summer, the Rosedale area had two shootings in June and one in July.

Photo via Flickr/Team Muriel

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Rosedale Community Library (Photo via Google Maps)Capitol Hill residents will be able to get in their morning workout with Mayor Muriel Bowser on Saturday at the FitDC Ward 6 Walk.

Starting at 9 a.m., Mayor Bowser and members of her administration’s FitDC health and wellness campaign will lead a walk through the neighborhood and several demonstrations on healthy eating and staying in shape.

The event begins at the Rosedale Community Center at 1701 Gales St. NE and runs from 9 to 11 a.m. Those interested in attending should register online before the event.

FitDC is an initiative launched earlier this year to make health and wellness resources more accessible throughout the city. Mayor Bowser will be holding similar walks in every ward.

Photo via Google Maps


Morning Rundown

NoMa sculpture

Olympics Unlikely to Come to Capitol Hill Area — The U.S. Olympic Committee hinted that it would name Los Angeles as its official candidate to host the 2024 Olympics, quieting speculation that the games could come to D.C. Supporters of the District’s bid had discussed the possibility of constructing major Olympic venues in the Capitol Hill area. [Los Angeles Times]

New Pepco Substation to Serve Southwest — Pepco will build a new substation in Buzzard Point in an effort to address increased electrical usage in Southwest. [The Southwester]

Capitol Hill Bicycle Lanes Get New Paint Job — Bicycle lanes on 4th and 6th streets NE received a fresh coat of bright green paint over the weekend. [The Hill Is Home]

D.C. Officials to Meet With Rosedale Residents About Recent Crime — Councilman Charles Allen of Ward 6, a Metropolitan Police Department commander and other D.C. officials are scheduled to visit Rosedale tonight for a discussion on public safety in and around the area. [Hill Now]


Charles Allen(Updated at 2:10 p.m.) Councilman Charles Allen of Ward 6, a Metropolitan Police Department commander and other D.C. officials are scheduled to visit Rosedale tomorrow for a discussion on public safety in and around the area.

The meeting, which is open to the public, is set for 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the gymnasium of the Rosedale Community Center at 1701 Gales St. NE, according to a notice posted by ANC 6A commissioner Sondra Phillips-Gilbert yesterday on a neighborhood listserv.

In addition to Allen, Commander William Fitzgerald of MPD’s Fifth District, D.C. Office of Attorney General community outreach director Robert White and MPD’s Fifth District community outreach coordinator Fayette Vaughn-Lee are slated to speak during the discussion.

I thought it was important to pull together the city leaders and some folks that could answer some questions and also provide resources and alert the community on what to look out for,” Phillips-Gilbert said. “I think that with input from the community, the police can better know how to assist us.”

The meeting announcement came after several violent crimes in and around the Rosedale this summer, including two shootings in June and one in July.


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