03/30/15 12:50pm

15 Evarts Street Northeast

This house is located at 15 Evarts Street, Northeast. The listing says:

“STUNNING & WELL APPOINTED OPEN FLOOR PLAN – Master w/ on-suite include pocket doors! Gorgeous hardwood floors, granite counters, stainless appliances, skylight, recessed lighting & sunny breakfast nook..perfect home to entertain. Lower level suite w/ full ba, marble floor w/sep. entrance. Enjoy private parking for 2. Beautiful finishes thru-out. Mins to subway, Capital Hill, Downtown & 395 to VA.”

15 Evarts Street Northeast inside

You can see more photos here.

This 4 bed/3.5 bath is going for $724,900.

03/30/15 12:20pm


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!

“Found in the original gas fireplace of my Park View house (built 1916):

Old playing cards
What appears to be a handheld roulette wheel
Tooth powder container
(Not pictured: Mummified mouse)”


03/30/15 11:50am


From an email:

“Marvin [2007 14th St, NW], the Washington D.C. bistro and bar inspired by the transformative time D.C. native Marvin Gaye spent in Belgium, announces it’s 2015 Marvin Gaye Day celebration, marking what would have been the 76th birthday of the legendary singer.

The 8th annual Marvin Gaye Day celebration begins at 2pm on Thursday, April 2nd headlined with a performance by Gaye’s original band, The Marquees, a Marvin tradition since 2008. Joining them is soul singer Maimouna Youssef, who will perform a rousing tribute to Gaye and Tammi Terrell — Gaye’s duet partner on seven Top 40 singles including “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” and “You’re All I Need To Get By”. DJ Jaz Dux will spin Marvin Gaye and Motown’s greatest hits from 3pm-6pm and DJ Keenan Orr will take over after The Marquees play until closing.

Documentaries about Marvin Gaye will play continually throughout the day while neighboring vinyl shop, Som Records hosts a “Hitsville Pop-up Shop” at Marvin selling the best vinyl from the 1960s to the early 1980s from 2pm-close.

Marvin’s main dining room will also open at 2pm to accommodate guests for lunch and dinner, offering their full dinner menu. On the rooftop deck, happy hour specials will be available from 2pm-6pm including $4 Stella drafts, $5 rail cocktails, $6 wine by the glass and Absolut flavor cocktails, $9 house smoked baby back ribs, $6 mushroom croquettes and chicken fried oysters, and $4 frites.

In keeping with tradition, all proceeds from the day’s events will benefit The Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence, the beneficiary chosen by the Gaye family, and given in Marvin Gaye’s name.”

03/30/15 10:55am


From a press release:

“Just one year after Bardo Brewpub resumed brewing operations following a fifteen year hiatus, the NE DC brewery announced plans to open a two acre, multi use, riverfront location with an on site brewery, next to Nationals stadium.

Bardo is seeking to raise some of the funds needed thru an indiegogo campaign. With a twist. The brewery is offering groupon-style discounts on beer at the new location. “Our Living Social and Groupon promotions have been huge successes,” stated Bardo Brewpub’s Andrew Stewart, “we thought we would try it on our own via this fundraising platform”. “We have enough cash to do a bare bones build out”, added Bardo head man, Bill Stewart, “but the last time we opened before the permanent bathrooms were built and it was not well received.”
The indiegogo campaign can be viewed here. [Ed. Note: The goal is an ambitious $200k]

Initial plans call for riverfront seating, a sculpture garden, outdoor films over the water, DC’s largest dog park, an on site bicycle shop designed to interface with the location on the metropolitan branch trail, and a large outdoor space designated for activation by the local community in the form of farmers markets, swap meets and assorted community events. (more…)

03/30/15 10:22am


Ridership on the X2 may have jumped 14% and overcrowding has been virtually eliminated but issues remain. From @MetroTransitPD at 10:10am:

“MTPD and Medics responding to Benning Rd & 19th St NE. Report of brick thrown through windshield of X2 bus. No lookout at this time. #wmata”

“Update Benning/19th: 2 passengers aboard bus sustained injuries (non-life-threatening) and were transported. Investigation ongoing. #wmata”

03/30/15 9:55am

3701 New Hampshire Ave, NW

From Sweet Mango:

“Sweet mango cafe will be closed until further notice, all questions can be answered at a later time. We ask for your vigilance and prays at this time of hardship. We love you guys and will truly miss serving you. May Jah Bless”

A source tells me the building may have sold in a foreclosure. Updates when more is known.

UPDATE: foreclosure notice from a commenter sold for $2,430,000.

03/30/15 9:30am

Photo by PoPville flickr user  Joseph Gruber

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.

03/30/15 8:57am

From MPD:

“On 3/30/15, at approximately 2:45am, members of the Fourth District responded to a call for a shooting in the area of 13th and Van Buren Streets, NW. Once officers arrived on the scene the victim was located suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. The victim was transported to an area hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries.

If anyone has information in regard to this crime, or any others, we ask that you call 202.727.9099 or text 50411.”

03/29/15 10:22pm

1825 14th Street, NW

Follow up to Friday’s Dress Code Discussion at Masa 14.

From Masa 14:

“We apologize for the confusion around the dress code requirement at Masa 14. There has never been a required dress code for any meal service at our restaurant. This includes brunch and dinner. We welcome our guests to dress comfortably and any dress code requirements may only be applicable to our late night hours of operations.

Most importantly, the language used within the sign does not represent or reflect upon the restaurant’s principles. Please know that the sign has been removed, and we apologize about any unintended harm that this has caused. We are upset about this misrepresentation and would like to reiterate that we are committed to our values of inclusiveness. We have taken corrective action and we hold ourselves to a higher standard than what was represented in this sign.

At Masa 14 we value every guest, and will see to it that we continue to be a welcomed member in the community.”