05/28/15 1:20pm

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Photo by PoPville flickr user nevermindtheend

“Dear PoPville,

We live in a new “luxury” apartment building in Shaw and have had continuous mice and roach problems in our apartment since we moved in last summer. The mouse problem seems to finally be under control (fingers crossed) but it took months of emails and calls to get management to do anything about the situation. The roach problem is ongoing.

My question is – has anyone else experienced similar pest problems in a new building or elsewhere? What does it take to get management to take the problem seriously? Should we look into contacting a DC tenants’ rights association? Go crazy on social media? We like everything about where we live except for the disgusting pest problem, and would love to have this finally resolved.”

05/28/15 12:50pm

3710 24th Street Northeast

This house is located at 3710 24th Street, Northeast. The listing says:

“PRICE REDUCTION!! Practically brand new home!! Renovated from top to bottom! Open flr plan, stainless steel appliances, island to die for, floating stairs, spa showers, yard to garden and spectacular front porch!! Parking pad with full price!! ALARM – CALL FOR CODE!!!”

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You can see more photos here.

Save a marriage – the requester and their spouse at are odds! This 4 bed/3.5 bath is listed at $625,000.

05/28/15 12:10pm

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05/28/15 11:45am

Hop cork and barrel
1717 Wisconsin Ave, NW

Thanks to a reader for sending. Hop, Cask and Barrel comes from the folks at Sherry’s Wine in Woodley Park. Sherry’s is one of the best liquor/beer stores in the District – this bodes well for upper Georgetown.

“Sherry’s presents 2k+ wines, 900+ craft beers & growlers, 800+ whiskies, rare spirits, stinky cheeses, baked daily baguettes, passionate, personalized customer care & DC’s best e-newsletter deals — for your palate’s elevation and enjoyment!

We have wines from all over the world, including boutique and hard to find selections from Napa to Bordeaux, liqueur/liquor selections to make the craftiest bartender salivate (e.g., we carry 48 different bitters) whiskies/bourbons limited in production, and a craft beer/growler selection that spans the length of 17 industrial capacity refrigerators. And if we don’t have it, we will special order for you with a 24/hr turn-around time. We deliver and ship!”

05/28/15 11:20am

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After a recent spate of assaults and muggings some Hill East residents have launched a change.org petition:

“Dear Mayor Bowser and Dear Chief Lanier,

Over the last few months we witnessed an increase in criminal acts in our neighborhood – Hill East, near Capitol Hill. We – citizens – don’t feel protected and safe. We are afraid to walk down the street, commute to the metro, and take our kids to surrounding recreational parks.

The police’s presence is not strong enough! Micro criminality, violent acts, break-ins, and drug trafficking are a constant issue and a matter of concern. We witness on a daily basis fellow citizens getting assaulted by individuals or groups of teenagers, break ins, and different act of violence. Please invest more time and resources on this issue! Please help us fighting this dramatic wave of crime.

Hill East is a changing neighborhood and it contributes to Washington D.C.’s growing economy, we don’t want to be forced to leave the neighborhood and the city as a consequence.”

05/28/15 10:45am

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3655 Georgia Ave, NW

It’s really happening!! The liquor license for Reliable Tavern & Hardware says:

“A neighborhood tavern with a warm atmosphere serving quality food, and drinks. Various activities, including comedy, trivia, and sports on television will be offered. Entertainment Endorsement. Total Occupancy Load of 109, inside seating for 99.”

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looking north towards the Petworth metro

05/28/15 9:50am

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Photo by PoPville flickr user nevermindtheend

A reader reports:

“Just wanted to pass along a heads up that for the last two mornings, cops have been ticketing bikers heading westbound on M Street NW between 9th and 10th (the block next to the Convention Center). A portion of the block – between the corner of 9th and M and Blagden Alley – is one-way heading eastbound only, so they are ticking westbound bikers right by the Alley, coming down the street against traffic. They seem to only be ticketing bikers on the street, not on the sidewalk.”