11/21/14 3:00pm

410 M Street Northwest

This rental is located at 410 M Street, Northwest. The listing:

“Welcome to the Bellview, a boutique luxury 5-unit condo in the heart of Shaw, an easy walk to Metro. Gorgeous bamboo flooring, exposed brick, stainless appliances, gas cooking, granite counter tops, glass tile back splash, contemporary glass breakfast bar, custom lighting, cozy fireplace, and private balcony. Elegant glass-enclosed shower. Everything is two years new. Call it home! Open Sun 1-3.”

You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/2 bath is going for $3,000/Mo.

11/21/14 2:30pm

“Dear PoPville,

I’ve lived at 16th/V for 8 years — commuting by foot to and from work every day down New Hampshire to Dupont — and I’ve noticed a disturbing increase in the number of cars that, while they have a green light to continue straight down New Hampshire towards Dupont Circle, take the liberty of making a left-hand turn down 17th, which has a red light and a walk signal for pedestrians. Pretty much every other day I have to be on high-alert when using that crosswalk to make sure no drivers are barreling through that red light and into the crosswalk during the walk signal.

I wonder if other people have experienced this? Any ideas on what to do about this?”

11/21/14 2:10pm

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Photo by PoPville flickr user caroline.angelo

Handyman & Electrician Recommendations?:

“I’m looking for a handyman who can come to our house for one day a month and do some general projects as well as help install new light fixtures. Does anyone have any recommendations?”

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11/21/14 12:55pm

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This house is located at 1541 3rd Street, NW. The listing says:

“Don’t miss out on this Gorgeous Multi Unit in Truxton Circle. This property features 2 units with 2Brs and 1 BA each. Live in 1, and rent the other! Enjoy Beautiful Kitchens Complete with SS Appliances, Granite, and Hardwood Floors. These Well Appointed Units come with a Fireplace, Ample Living Space,a Porch and PARKING as a Bonus. This location is PRIME, and is walking distance to EVERYTHING!!”

You can see more photos here.

This 4 bed/2 bath is going for $695,000.

11/21/14 11:40am

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717 8th Street, SE

As of 10:30am it was at $510…

From an email:

“Award winning Chef Aaron Silverman has teamed up with World Food Program USA and eBay Giving Works to auction off two reservations for Rose’s Luxury, Bon Appetit’s Best New Restaurant in America. And as I’m sure you’re aware, Rose’s Luxury doesn’t offer reservations – it’s first come, first serve.

100% of the proceeds from the auction will go to World Food Program USA and help provide school meals for children in need. School meals can be life changing for the world’s poorest children. School meals also help get students into the classroom, giving them an important key to a better future—an education.

The auction just went live [Rose’s Luxury Reservation for 2. Food is On Us! & Chef Autographed Platter], and will run through November 30.”

11/21/14 11:05am

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Photo of 2609 24th St, NW, by Connecticut and Calvert, around the corner from Open City via Murphy’s

A couple weeks ago, after Duffy’s closed, we talked about the best regular bars left in DC – Murphy’s was number 10 on my list. Ugh.

A couple readers send the sad word:

“I heard from the management of Murphy’s of DC (2609 24th St NW) that the establishment will permanently close this Sunday, November 23rd, 2014 after last call. Its lease was not renewed, and in its place is supposed to be a fine dining Italian restaurant, no additional details available right now. Enjoy the fireplace and neighborhood vibe while you can. 30+ years of memories for some who worked there from around the time it opened.”

I’ve called to confirm and it’s true – they’ll be closing after last call on Sunday because they weren’t able to renew their lease. Updates on the Italian restaurant when/if more info is known.

For those not familiar, Murphy’s website says:

Since the day we first opened our doors on March 17th 1986, Murphy’s® of D.C. has been the home of Irish hospitality in the nation’s capital. Our extensive menu specializing in delicious pub fare coupled with the finest beverages has been pleasing Washingtonians and visitors to our city alike for over twenty-three years.

Our guests have a choice of seating, ranging from our comfortable upholstered window seat booths, wooden tables as well as stools at our long traditional solid wood bar. A year round seating option is our newly renovated and spacious sidewalk patio. Though most popular in D.C.’s warmest months, the awning and heating system ensure our guests comfort during our city’s cooler months also. During winter months our guests enjoy the three sided wood burning fireplace inside. Whether warming your hands beneath the mantle adorned with an antique forge bellows, or basking in the glow of the flames from across the pub, the fireplace is a gathering spot and a symbol of fáilte, the Irish word for welcome.

Murphy’s® of D.C. showcases the best in live Irish entertainment. Whether playing traditional Irish pub songs or more contemporary rock and folk, our musicians all make sure the crowd has fun. From almost any spot inside the pub guests are treated to sporting events and news reports on one of our large flat screen televisions.

Our friendly and attentive staff will be glad you stopped by. Stay for the craic and raise a toast with us: Slainte! to your very good health!