This past Sunday, a driver stabbed two potential passengers. At 7:30pm, outside the Washington Harbour retail-condo, tourists overlooking the waterfront got a view of taxi driver, Yohannes Deresses, taking a knife to two young people.
Onlookers of the event saw a cab pull over, allowing two young men and the driver to get out. Alexandra Waldon (COL '15) witnessed the event in full. “[Two young men] had been verbally accosted by the cab driver which provoked them to ask him to pull over and refuse to take his cab service,” she wrote in an email to Vox.
Once out of the car, the verbal argument escalated into a bloody fight, with Deresses taking his knife to the two boys. One was stabbed three times and the other had his finger badly sliced.
Unfortunately for the driver, the nation’s capital is not the best place to commit and get away with a crime. Within a mile radius of the crime, there are about a dozen embassies—the Secret Service was close by and responded quickly, arresting Deresses while waiting for Metro Police to arrive. Deresses made no attempt to resist his arrest. Waldon said, “The cab driver didn't run, he simply stood by the car, very serene and super eerie.”
Have you ever gotten so trashed in public that you stripped down to your boxers and decided to swim in a public fountain alone? Well, it looks like at least one of you has.
This past Saturday, at Tony & Joe’s on the Georgetown Waterfront, onlookers captured cellphone video of a 20-something who strips and proceeds to prance about in the fountain, all the while being eyes suspiciously by bouncers in blue shirts. In the end, the bouncers take away his wristband and he’s denied reentry to the bar, though patrons seem to get a kick out of it, shouting “USA! USA!” and “YOLO.”
The people filming the video, presumably the man’s friends, keep muttering on about how the video’s gonna go viral. Well, Vox Populi plus some 300 people counts as viral, right?
Update: Thompson Boat Center will not be open for crew practice tomorrow, but they will be offering bike rentals and other services not on the water. The Boat Center is not affiliated with Washington Harbour.
River swelling from high tides and heavy rainfall have flooded the Georgetown Harbor complex.
Water from the river has flooded several ground level restaurants along with an underground parking garage, necessitating the evacuation of several hundred people from the Waterfront area.
According to the Georgetown Patch, flood walls that are typically put in place to protect the harbor from flooding were absent during last night’s swell. Currently, crews are erecting flood walls around the harbor complex, although it is unknown at this point why the walls were not set up prior to the flooding.
Heavy rainfall in March that burst the C & O Canal and contributed to major flooding of the Georgetown Waterfront caused damage that will cost about $2.8 million to repair, WTOP is reporting. The estimate comes from the National Park Service, which did not report where funding for repairs would come from.
Fans going to the Nats stadium this summer to watch their home team trounce the Washington Nationals are in for a treat: soon, they may be able to get to the park on a water taxi run by American River Taxi, JD Land reports.
Anne Tabligan, a representative from American River Taxi, said that ART hopes to have a new taxi line up and running by mid-June connecting Georgetown, the Gangplank Marina near the Mall, and the marina at Nationals Park. Ticket prices aren’t set in stone, but they will probably cost $8, she said—which Vox thinks is a fair increase over the price of a Metro trip, since it comes with a lackadaisical trip down the Potomac.
Only two boats will service the route at first. A map on ART’s website shows they intend to expand their service to Poplar Point and Reagan National Airport.
Georgetown Metropolitandid some nautical math and estimated that water taxi might actually be a faster way to get to a Nats game than public transportation. The total trip, he wrote, will probably only take about fifteen minutes if the line goes straight from Nats Park to Georgetown.
A member of the Real World D.C. cast was just hired at Tony & Joe’s, a seafood joint on the Georgetown waterfront, according to the We Love D.C. blog. The post was pretty bare-bones, but did speculate about “lame reality service industry drama” accompanied by “some horrible Matchbox 20 song.”
Naturally, the Anti-Real World D.C. blog jumped on the news, celebrating the possibility that the cast members might be spending their time away from their home-base in Dupont Circle :
The rest of the post is useless, but it makes me think two things: 1) Thank The God of Screeching-College Co-Eds that Tony & Joe’s is on the Georgetown waterfront and not in Dupont (or any other place I frequent), and 2) Does this mean that public-service jobs are a no-go for RW cast members?
The show has only been filming in D.C. for a little more than a week, but there have already been sightings of the cast at Rhino’s and Urban Outfitters.