10/20/14 12:50pm

1731 20th Street Northwest

This unit is located at 1731 20th Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Live in the center of Dupont! A unique and stylish 1 bedroom apartment with hardwood floors, open kitchen, new bath, and built-in bookcases. Access to the bedroom is attained by passing through a “secret” bookcase entrance. Building is well maintainted and does not have an underlying mortgage.”

You can see more photos here.

This 1 bed/1 bath is going for $279,900 ($366 monthly fee.)

10/20/14 12:30pm

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2003 18th Street, NW

From the owner:

“We are excited to announce The Blaguard’s 4 year anniversary party is this Monday, October 20th. Celebrating 4 years of bringing the neighborhood together for good times, friendships and epic jukebox takeovers with extended happy hour, tastings from our new menu, and giveaways including our annual anniversary Blaguard hat starting at 6PM (limited quantity available).”

10/20/14 12:28pm

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Photo by PoPville flickr user J Sonder

From a Destination DC press release:

“Today Lonely Planet, the esteemed international guidebook publisher, announces Washington, DC as their pick for the world’s best city to visit in 2015. America’s capital was selected for its volume of accessible culture, diversity and great value. This honorific decided by Lonely Planet’s in-house expert travelers joins recent pronouncements, notably Forbes magazine’s anointment of DC as the “Coolest City in America.” With exceptional inventory: new hotels, restaurants, attractions, shops and transportation options expected to open in the next 24 months, Washington, DC is positioned to delight domestic and international visitors.

“2015 is a fantastic year to visit Washington, DC and that’s why it was chosen as our #1 city in Best in Travel 2015″ says Tom Hall, head of content for Lonely Planet. “The pomp commemorating the 150th anniversary of Lincoln’s assassination makes next year big for DC. Add that to its hip neighborhoods, incredible eats, venerable performing arts scene and iconic museums, like the Smithsonian Institution, and the nation’s capital is looking more epic than
ever.”

10/20/14 12:10pm

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Sponsored By 460NYA.

With its metal and glass tower rising above a former brick loft-style warehouse, 460 New York Avenue stands above the common DC condo.

Created By BlankSlate

As you’ve seen in previous PoPville posts, 460 New York Avenue (a.k.a. 460NYA) is a brand-new, 11-story condominium tower being built on the site of a vacant warehouse in the Mount Vernon Triangle. Construction of the tower has now “topped out,” with the concrete frame finished, and work on the steel and glass façade and interiors are set to begin.

To celebrate this milestone, 460NYA will be throwing a “Live Elevated” celebration on Thursday, October 23, 5:30–7:30 p.m. — and you’re invited. Held at the McWilliams|Ballard D.C. Sales Center, 1402 14th Street NW, the celebration will serve up hors d’oeuvres and beverages, along with the chance to get a sneak peek at the amenities available to residents of this one-of-a-kind building going up in the heart of the district. (more…)

10/20/14 11:45am

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1410 14th Street, NW

Before JRINK Juicery comes to the first floor – The Green Zone pop up bar def. seems worth checking out. See some tasty looking drinks on their facebook page. Thrillist reported:

“Meet Chris Hassan Francke. He’s a World Bank employee by day, Middle Eastern mixologist by night. The Green Zone is a passion project he hopes to convert from pop-up to permanent establishment — which would be WAY more exciting than Middle Eastern private sector development. He’s Iraqi, but his drinks are inspired by ingredients from Iran, Turkey, and other Arab regions.”

Sounds like this coming Friday the 24th will be their last night at Black Whiskey but hopefully they find a new (permanent) space to continue – stay tuned.

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10/20/14 11:15am

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3321 Connecticut Ave, NW

A few weeks ago I reported some scuttlebutt that Coppi’s Italian restaurant (formerly of U Street) would be taking over the former Lavandou French restaurant next to Nanny O’Briens in Cleveland Park. On their facebook page they say: “We will be making the grand reopening announcement within the week. Getting closer!”

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10/20/14 10:45am

From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying and locating a suspect in connection with a First Degree Sexual Abuse offense that occurred in the area of Dupont Circle, Northwest.

On Sunday October 19, 2014, at approximately 3:45 am, an adult female was sexually assaulted inside of a vehicle in the area of Dupont Circle, Northwest.

The suspect is described as a black male, with dreadlocks, wearing khaki pants. The vehicle is described as a silver sedan and was occupied by three additional black males at the time of the assault.

Anyone with information regarding this case should call the police at 202-727-9099. Additionally, information may be submitted to the TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.”

From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying and locating a suspect in connection with a First Degree Sexual Abuse offense that occurred in the 3300 block of Prospect Place, Northwest. [Ed. Note: I'm only finding a Prospect Street not Prospect Place in google maps.]

On Sunday October 19, 2014, at approximately 6:00 am, an adult female was sexually assaulted in the 3300 block of Prospect Place, Northwest.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic male, approximately 5’7″ in height, in his twenties, clean shaven, last seen wearing a black leather jacket.

Anyone with information regarding this case should call the police at 202-727-9099. Additionally, information may be submitted to the TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.”

10/20/14 10:15am

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3226 11th Street, NW

From co-owner Nick Pimentel:

“Our name is a hat tip to the fishing village of Saint Malo, Louisiana. In the late-18th century, Filipino sailors deserted Spanish galleon ships plying the trade between Manila and Acapulco. They settled in Saint Malo, establishing the first permanent settlement of Filipinos in what is now the United States.

Bad Saint’s debut pop-up is in the works.

The restaurant will open on 11th St NW in Columbia Heights this winter.”

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Photo via Bad Saint’s facebook page