02/12/16 1:00pm

with or against
Photo by PoPville flickr user Eric P.

From an email:

“On Thursday night Mayor Bowser hosted a community meeting at New Cannon Baptist Church in Ward 5 to discuss her plan to end homelessness in all 8 wards. The community was told that the city intends to build a homeless shelter at 2622 25th Place NE in the neighborhood of Langdon. Many residents attended the event and expressed their strong opposition to the proposed location, citing concerns for both for the homeless families and the additional impact on the community which has numerous homeless shelters already.

Statement from Rhys Gerholdt (a Langdon resident near the proposed location): (more…)

02/12/16 12:30pm

GDoN

This unit is located at 516 A Street, Northeast. The listing says:

“Quintessential charm + sprawling space + ideal location = the perfect option for close-in Capitol Hill. Warm hardwoods, wonderful wainscoting, classic clawfoot tub, original millwork. Sensational chef’s kitchen w/ sep. pantry. Flexible formal entry area. All inclusive coop fees for super low cost of living. Prime position steps from Eastern Market or the Capitol. Heart of the Hill truly captured.”

kitchen

You can see more photos here.

This 1 bed/1 bath is going for $379,900 ($405 monthly fee.)

02/12/16 12:00pm

pop-ed
Photo by PoPville flickr user Mr.TinDC

From Denise Krepp, ANC6B10 Commissioner:

“Yesterday, I testified before the DC Council Committee on Judiciary about the inconsistency of criminal data. Three different entities collect arrest, prosecution, and sentencing data. They then compile it into annual reports which are shared with Congress and the DC Council. Unfortunately, the information is inconsistent leading one to question why tens of thousands of dollars are being wasted every year in a fruitless exercise.

The DC Sentencing and Criminal Code Revision Commission compiles sentencing data. This data is then shared with the DC Council. Per the Commission’s 2014 Annual Report, the D.C. Superior Court sentenced 1,773 offenders in 1,921 felony cases that consisted of 2,844 individual felony counts. (Page iii, here) So far everything looks good, but read on. (more…)

02/12/16 11:30am

P14
14th and V Street, NW

From a press release:

“Brunch without booze is just a sad late breakfast.”- Anonymous. Provision no. 14 has upped the ante on the 14th Street brunch game with a new menu of Bottomless French Press Cocktails. Beginning February 14th the cocktail destination will launch a new Bottomless French Press menu starring large-format creative concoctions served in a 38 oz glass French presses. The new cocktails are joined by reviving takes on brunch favorites like such as chicken and waffles in the form of Fried Chicken & Funnel Cake. (more…)

02/12/16 11:05am

shelter
Photo by PoPville flickr user wolfpackWX

A reader reminds us:

“If people see someone homeless out in the cold, the number to call is (800) 535-7252.”

“The Cold Emergency will be activated during the evening hours beginning at 7 pm through early mornings until Monday, February 15, 2016 at 7 am. Under a “Cold Emergency Alert” additional services and supports are provided to protect residents from life-threatening illness and injury associated with severe cold weather.”

02/12/16 10:35am

the shay
8th and Florida Ave, NW

From a press release:

“The latest restaurant group to join Washington, DC’s thriving Shaw neighborhood, Cava Grill is thrilled to announce a fall 2016 opening in Shaw’s hip epicenter at The Shay building. The 2,500 square foot space will place focus on the local community with art and lifestyle events hosted throughout the year. Cava Grill’s Shaw location will make 20 locations by fall, with eight coming this year including Silver Spring, Dupont Circle, four Northern Virginia locations and a second location in Los Angeles, CA.

Cava Grill’s new Shaw location will feature the restaurant’s signature health-conscious fast-casual Mediterranean fare and afresh look, with an expanded open-kitchen layout; local beer and wine on tap; new menu items including seasonal vegetables roasted in Cava’s new stone-fired ovens, and rotating seasonal soups, juices, and teas made in-house daily; deeper relationships with local partners like Whisked!, Gordy’s Pickle Jar, and RunningByrd Tea; and additional community initiatives representative of Cava’s commitment to innovation, evolution, and attentiveness within fast-casual dining.”

02/12/16 10:05am

DC9521556

Hipchickindc (aka Suzanne Des Marais) is a licensed real estate broker. She is an associate broker with Bediz Group, LLC at Keller Williams Capital Properties . Unless specifically noted, neither she nor the company that she is affiliated with represented any of the parties or were directly involved in the transaction reported below. Unless otherwise noted, the source of information is Metropolitan Regional Information Systems (MRIS), which is the local multiple listing system and/or Real Estate Business Intelligence (RBI), a subsidiary of MRIS. Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.

Featured Property: 747 Morton St NW #2
Legal Subdivision: Columbia Heights
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: Columbia Heights
Bedrooms: 2 Baths: 2.5 Parking: Assigned, Driveway/Off Street Ownership: Condo
Square Footage per listing: 1657
Original List Price: $769,900.
List Price at Contract: $769,900.
List Date: 11/19/2015
Days on Market: 6
Settled Sales Price: $759,900.
Seller Subsidy: $1500.
Settled Net Price per Square Foot: $458.
Settlement Date: 1/28/2016
Transaction type: Standard

Original GDoN post is: here.

The original listing can be seen here: here.

There were lots of opinions on the original GDoN post, particularly in relation to the very stylized contemporary interior. (more…)

02/12/16 9:45am

fireworks
Photo by PoPville flickr user Jeff Morrow

@PoPville got a lot of tweets last night:

“Anyone else hear those SEVEN enormously loud BOOMS in Northeast DC just now?”

MPD settles it:

“Someone had apparently ignited fireworks. We responded and recovered several fireworks from the area of H Street.”

There have been a number of Gunshots or Fireworks? tweets from around the H Street, NE area the last few weeks – so if you hear enormous booms there’s a good chance the stash has not been depleted. Of course you never know…so call 911 to report it. Also send a tweet to @PoPville if you’re concerned and folks can usually clear it up right quick. Props to @wcpsarah who called it fireworks early on.

02/12/16 9:25am

dc_neighborhood_news_popville
Photo by PoPville flickr user Rob Cannon

You can talk about whatever is on your mind – quality of life issues, a beautiful tree you spotted, scuttlebutt, or any random questions/thoughts you may have. But please no personal attacks and no need to correct people’s grammar. This is a place to vent and/or celebrate things about daily life in DC.

02/12/16 8:56am

plows
Photo by PoPville flickr user Joe Flood

Update:

“The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for a half inch of snow from 6 PM to Midnight. Snow showers are most likely between 6 PM and 8 PM. Winds will be from the south around 5 mph through this evening. Winds will become northwest, with gusts up to 30 mph toward midnight. Temperatures will be in the upper 20’s to lower 30’s toward midnight.

Stay informed and exercise caution when driving in any snow showers this evening, especially on untreated roads. Even a small snow accumulations will cause untreated roads to become icy.”

From Alert DC:

“Mayor Muriel Bowser has directed the DC Snow Team to go into a full deployment Friday, February 12. The District will deploy about 200 plows by noon, based on weather reports that call for a coating to a half inch of snow to fall between Friday afternoon and midnight. Below-freezing temperatures may cause snow to stick to the pavement and affect Friday’s afternoon rush hour. The Snow Team will pretreat bridges and overpasses as well as the freeways and other major routes tonight and tomorrow until snow begins to fall.”