This sounds like a fascinating event, please check it out. Architectural historian Kimberly Prothro Williams, DC Office of Planning, will give a presentation on the history of the Meridian Hill neighborhood.
She will answer questions like:
  • What is that piece of stone castle wall at 16th Street and Florida Avenue?
  • How did Meridian Hill become a park?
The event is tonight from 7-9 pm at the Community Room, in View 14 – on 14th and Florida.

Video of the Meridian Hill snowball fight! Also check out more photos of U street on my Flickr photostream.

DCist is reporting there might have been another stabbing in/right outside of Malcolm X park. Police have apparently cordoned off part of 15th street because of blood on the sidewalk, apparently from a stabbing victim. Dear readers, I would go out and investigate but have you been outside? I nearly melted when I went out late this morning. More info as it comes out on the Internets.

UPDATE: A commenter to the DCist post has claimed to be a friend of the “late victim,” obviously intimating the supposed stabbing victim has died. This is from a commenter on DCist, not exactly the most trusted source of information, so take it with a grain of salt.

I’m on vacation, and this really was not something I wanted to see after spending the day frolicking in the North End and taking a game in at Fenway… but Prince of Petworth is reporting there was a stabbing at Meridian Hill/Malcolm X Park around 6 pm on Saturday. However, MPD has posted nothing on their listserv so for now I’m seeing this as a unsubstantiated story, and really hoping it isn’t true. I live across the street from the park, go there  often to read/picnic, walk through the park to get to different places, and a stabbing is not really what anyone wants.

I’ll update more on this story as I can.

UPDATE: As of Monday morning, there is still nothing on the MPD listserv and they are very good about posting timely information about crime. I’m calling this a misinformed reader writing into Prince of Petworth after hearing a rumor. I’m sure there was some kind of activity at the park at the time, perhaps a fight, perhaps someone needed medical attention because they were intoxicated, but at this point I don’t believe it was a stabbing.

Waterfalls at the park

Waterfalls at the park

Looking nice. Maybe Memorial Day is when you know it’s summer, but when the water is finally flowing at Malcolm X/Meridian Hill Park, that’s when I know.