01/27/15 3:30pm

If you have any animal/pet photos you’d like to share please send an email to princeofpetworth(at)gmail(dot)com with ‘Animal Fix’ in the title and say the name of your pet and your neighborhood. Your photos will go into the queue (usually 6-8 weeks wait) and will be posted in the order I receive them. If you’ve already entered your pet and would like to do so again – that’s no problem – just space the entries out a bit. Please try to send horizontal photos 640×480 (medium size on your iphone) if possible. If you’re not using an iphone any size is fine.

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“Duncan in Dupont!”

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“Hoover, originally from the mean streets in PA, says Christmas calories don’t count”

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“Gus sitting around in Petworth”

2906 13th Street Northwest

This rental is located at 2906 13th Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“The Red Elephant – Boutique Studios in Columbia Heights- Total Rehab- 5 studios with kitchenettes, plus a dinner party room with a full kitchen and gas range.- Indoor bicycle parking.- Beautiful natural light.- Exposed brick, recessed LED lighting, granite countertops – all condo level finishes.- Selected units have private balconies, private entrances, and cathedral ceilings.”

You can see more photos here.

This studio is going for $1,450/Mo.

01/27/15 2:30pm

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Mr.TinDC

“Dear PoPville,

I recently had the 3-foot high crawl space of our row home/3-unit condo building conditioned, with spray foam used on all perimeter walls, and then sealed the crawl space entrance as well as any vents, and added vapor barrier to floor. It was recommended that I add a heat source to the crawl space so that my floors are not freezing cold (I am in first floor unit above crawl space). Can anyone recommend a person to evaluation my situation and make a recommendation on how to safely provide heat to the crawl space?”

01/27/15 2:10pm

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Eric P.

Where would you want to live if you worked late on the Hill?:

“I currently live and work on the Hill (by Capitol South) and am thinking about moving. Problem is, I rarely work 9-6 or 7, and I don’t want to have to deal with changing metro lines or buses late at night or walking through emptyish streets late. That said, I’d still like to be in an interesting, even bustling part of town and not spend a butt-load of money. I wouldn’t even mind a longish commute if it meant the actual walking late at night part was minimal. I’m looking around close-in parts of the Hill and Eastern Market (even if the walk is longer than my current 15 mins, I can hop on a bus when it’s really late). Also considering Glover Park on Wisconsin (30s buses) – after years on the Hill, convenient grocery stores are way more exciting than they should be – and U Street (96 stops in front of the Capitol when I don’t feel like waiting at L’Enfant for a change). I’m also restricted by affordability, as I’m looking for a studio for around $1300. So I’m curious, if you had to commute late at night from this part of town and didn’t have a car, where would you want to live? Or if you do work on the Hill and live in another neighborhood, how do you feel about your commute?”

You can see all forum topics and add your own here. If you are having trouble uploading your question  please email me at princeofpetworth(at)gmail

01/27/15 1:54pm

scooter

“Dear PoPville,

I’m emailing you by chance one of your readers that live in the CH/Petworth area recently had a scooter stolen. Fortunately or unfortunately my roommate woke up last Friday morning to having had his beloved Vespa stolen at some point during Thursday night. The reason why I say fortunately or unfortunately is because he and his girlfriend took to reddit to start a please help find my Vespa thread and sure enough the great people of Petworth came through in the clutch. Shortly after the response, my roommate and I decided that we would head up to the 900 block of Quincy to check out and see if it was in fact his Vespa and sure enough it was. Long story short, the cops questioned a few of the teens living at the house and end the end they were able to confirm (due to some damage to the front end he had a picture of) that it was my roommates.

No one was arrested — mother was called out of the house etc, but the police officer was speaking Spanish to her, so we weren’t entirely sure what the officer was saying. Before the mom came out the first responding officer was speaking to the younger of the two teens…probably about 13 and you could tell in his voice he was terrified. Officer raised his voice asking why was it outside of their house if they’re saying they don’t know who’s it is etc., but deny, deny, deny.

But as for the real reason why I’m emailing, there was also another scooter parked at this location. I may be jumping to conclusions that the other scooter parked at the house is stolen, but when you get away with once, what’s to stop you from doing it again. I’ve attached a picture of a scooter, although generic, that looked like the one at the residence.

This may have been a shot in the dark, but a post similar to this one worked for him, so who knows, may be the other scooter fallen into the wrong person’s hands.”

01/27/15 1:20pm

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“Dear PoPville,

Do you have any information on this property that the developers are trying to tear down and build into 6 units on Grant Circle? I hear there is some neighborhood group starting to form a historic district in Petworth as a way to oppose it? Also wondering if you might want to highlight the predatory nature of this large sign saying “we buy houses for cash”.

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01/27/15 12:55pm

1459 S Street Northwest

This unit is located at 1459 S Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Stunning all new 1200 sq 2 bedroom, 2 bath luxurious Townhouse Condo. Good light from southern exposure, gleaming gourmet kitchen with huge marble island, custom tiled baths, washer/dryer, and the best location in the city!!!”

You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/2 bath is going for $679,000 ($183 monthly fee.)