12/22/14 12:55pm

1846 8th Street Northwest

This house is located at 1846 8th Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Updated home across from the metro (Shaw- greenline). The home features hardwood floors on the main level, updated ceramic tile kitchen and bath, fresh paint, energy efficient windows, and rear parking. Goodman HVAC system installed 5 years ago. This home is priced to sell!! The neighbor just sold $675,000.”

You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/1.5 bath is going for $595,000.

12/22/14 12:35pm

Photo Credit- Janice Sveda, Smithsonian's National Zoo
Photo Credit Janice Sveda Smithsonians National Zoo

Red Pandas in beloved in PoPville. If you are so inclined – from Friends of the National Zoo:

“At the Smithsonian’s National Zoo, we strive to further scientific research to benefit species in the wild and provide the best quality of life for the animals in our care. But we can’t do it without you!

As a result, we have an urgent need to raise $150,000 to create a comfortable, temperature-controlled indoor retreat complete with branches for climbing and multi-level platforms for playing and sleeping for our red pandas at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo.

Your gift will help build this much needed facility for red pandas on Asia Trail. The success of this project will allow keeper staff to better manage the red pandas in our care so that we can continue our important conservation research. Will you join our efforts to save species and improve your Zoo by giving to the Red Panda Retreat Annual Appeal?”

Donate here.

12/22/14 11:11am

14 F Street, NW

A serious end of an era from the Washington Post:

“Papageorge, the man crooning folk tunes from a platform by the bar at Kelly’s Irish Times, first sat in that spot nearly three decades ago. Outside, Ronald Reagan was in the White House and Marion Barry was the mayor. Nearby Union Station, which had reportedly featured cigarette burns on its carpets and toadstools growing in its corners, was closed for refurbishment.

Inside, Papageorge played “Sweet Caroline” and “Take Me Home, Country Roads” to soppy Friday night crowds — they’d sing along, enthused and off-key.”

So many good blurry memories…

12/22/14 10:10am

14th and Irving St, NW part of DCUSA

Thanks to all who sent emails about the action in the former Tasti D Lite space which has been vacant since August 2012. A permit in the window says it will be a Deli and Coffee Shop from Zombie Coffee.  Interestingly I know FroZenYo has a partnership withZombie Coffee. Of course a FroZenYo is already located nearby in the Columbia Heights Plaza. So it’ll be interesting to see how this turns out. Stay tuned.


12/22/14 9:45am

Photo by PoPville flickr user  Erinn Shirley

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