03/26/15 12:55pm

125 T Street Northwest

This unit is located at 125 T Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“OPEN SAT/SUN 1-4! Stunning 2-bed, 2-bath condo, in a converted rowhouse, and on a delightful tree-lined block in Bloomingdale! Granite counters, exposed brick, recessed lights, attached master bath w/ spa tub, and crown molding throughout. Washer/dryer in-unit, and building is pet-friendly, with LOW FEE! Only blocks to metro, and close to Boundary Stone, Red Hen, Big Bear, Farmers Market and more!”

125 T Street Northwest living

You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/2 bath is going for $425,000 ($200 monthly fee.)

03/26/15 12:30pm

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If you have a photo of a neat find from your house or place of work please send an email to princeofpetworth(at)gmail.com thanks. To those who have I sent – I promise I’m working through the queue!

“Here are the cool things we have found in our place in Mt Pleasant. Clearly kids have lived here.

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The soldier was buried and partially stuck to a concrete deck post footing. We think he is early WW2, or maybe between the wars.

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The aircraft flash cards were behind baseboards. WW2. They are each about 2 inches across.

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The marbles just keep showing up inside and in the yard.

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The tasting cups were in the attic. One is inscribed twice, the other just once.”

03/26/15 12:06pm

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We knew the future of metro was coming soon! Now we know when – April 14th!

From WMATA:

“The date is set, Metro customers, and your new ride will soon be here.

Metro has announced that the system’s first 7000-series train will enter passenger service Tuesday, April 14, on the Blue Line.

The introduction of the first new train will be the most significant milestone to date for a project that has spanned nearly five years from approval and funding, through design and engineering, to testing and certification.

The first train in regular passenger service with eight 7000 series cars will depart from Franconia-Springfield shortly after 7 a.m. on April 14. The Blue Line serves five of Metro’s six jurisdictions: Fairfax County, the City of Alexandria, Arlington County, the District of Columbia and Prince George’s County. (more…)

03/26/15 11:30am

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The Future

A couple weeks ago we heard about Cathal Armstrong opening a “a Filipino-Thai-Korean-Vietnamese” in SW Waterfront in 2018. Now Washington Business Journal gets another huge scoop:

“Restaurant Eve chef/owner Cathal Armstrong said earlier this month that he has a preliminary agreement to open an Asian-focused restaurant there. Now, we’re hearing he could be joined by “Top Chef” alums Mike Isabella and Bryan Voltaggio along with Robert Wiedmaier, Philadelphia restaurateur Stephen Starr, Fiola phenom Fabio Trabocchi, Hank’s Oyster Bar’s Jamie Leeds, Jackie Greenbaum of Jackie’s and El Chucho, and the Hilton brothers.”

03/26/15 11:00am

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1015 Half Street, SE via Bonchon Facebook

From an email:

“It’s time, Bonchon is officially opening on Monday, March 30th, right in D.C.’s Navy Yard. Designed by award-winning firm GrizForm Design Architects, the space has a dining area that seats 65, a 90-seat lounge area, and an outdoor patio for warmer weather days. A large bar and spacious dining area will allow guests to sit back, relax and enjoy some baseball as they chow down on Bonchon’s signature Korean fried chicken (Bonchon will be just three blocks away from Nationals Park).”

Check out Bonchon’s menu here.

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03/26/15 10:28am

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1300 block of R Street, NW

From DDOT:

“As part of the District’s Potholepalooza campaign, the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) will temporarily close R Street, NW, in Ward 2, between 13th and 14th Streets, today, Thursday, March 26, 2015, from 11 am to 2 pm.

Extensive pothole filling is needed along this block to ensure the roadway is safe for the public. Commuters are asked to use alternative routes.”

03/26/15 10:00am

From WMATA:

“Metro today unveiled new safety preparedness videos to show riders what they should do in the event of an emergency involving smoke or fire on a train or in a station.

The 60-second videos, available in English and Spanish, will be aired on local television stations as Public Service Announcements. In addition, Metro has purchased paid advertising time to maximize awareness. The ads will begin airing next week.

“We encourage all of our customers to take a moment to review the new video,” said Metro Interim General Manager and Chief Executive Officer Jack Requa. “We will continue to take steps to improve safety and emergency preparedness for our riders in the weeks and months ahead.”

The English-version video features Metro Transit Police Detective Erin Cooper. In the wake of the January 12 incident, customers indicated that they wanted additional information about what to do in an emergency and that they trust Metro Transit Police to deliver that message.

The three-minute version, intended for online presentation on wmata.com and social media, features an introduction from MTPD Chief Ron Pavlik and Prince George’s County Fire & Rescue Chief Marc Bashoor. Chief Bashoor also serves as the Chair of the Council of Governments Fire Chiefs Committee.”