09/19/14 11:05am

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From an incident on H Street, NE earlier in the week

The week started with a serious dirt bike accident in Columbia Heights, followed by scenes of 100+ ATVs and Dirt Bikes spotted all over town and ends with, as predicted by many, a very serious incident injuring a pedestrian.

WJLA reported:

“[The driver of the motorbike] popped the wheelie and I guess her shirt or something got caught on his handlebars and he lifted her into the air with the bike and somehow the bike threw her off, right in front of my car,” he recalled. “I seen her, like a bullet comes toward my car, so I stepped on the brakes.”

Cheek said he found her partially underneath his car, not moving. Her injuries were extensive – a broken pelvic bone, broken tailbone and a left broken leg, among other injuries.

In the meantime, her cousin said the biker crashed as well – but she said he stood up, looked back and laughed before jumping on the other rider’s bike and escaped.

Read the full report here.

After reading that story a reader writes:

“After last night’s incident, which could have in all likelihood killed this victim , I would like to know how we as a community can ban together and get some serious changes to the laws and enforcement. We cannot sit back and watch these people terrorize our neighborhoods and streets any longer without consequence. Why does it take a near fatal hit and run to bring about change?”

Another reader shares a conversation they had with MPD after the earlier reports posted here. MPD responded:

“I understand your frustration and don’t agree that we are more concerned about illegal riders than residents…we are acting within our scope of policy and safety for all ….we will continue to use surveillance via the helicopter and try to identify the perpetrators/arrest when we can …. Also seize those vehicles that are on public space when able to do such safely .. This is a challenge for all of law enforcement.

you may call 911 and MPD would respond to this however we will not pursue them/chase them around the streets.”

09/19/14 10:45am

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Hipchickindc is a licensed real estate broker. She is the founder of 10 Square Team and is affiliated with Keller Williams Capital Properties. 10 Square Team is a popville.com advertiser. 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. Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.

Featured Property: 326 A St SE
Legal Subdivision: Capitol Hill
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: Capitol Hill
Bedrooms: 3 Baths: 1.5 Parking: Street Basement: Yes Ownership: Fee Simple
Original List Price: $1,000,000.
List Price at Contract: $1,000,000.
List Date: 6/24/2014
Days on Market: 6
Settled Sales Price: $1,253,260.
Seller Subsidy: $0.
Settlement Date: 9/5/14
Bank Owned?: No Short Sale? No Estate: Yes

Original GDoN post is: here.

The original listing can be seen here: here.

PoPville original commenters to last week’s GDoN Revisited were completely on target with the expectation that the H Street area property would escalate above list price. The ultimate price of today’s subject historic property, a stone’s throw from the Library of Congress, will likely surprise a lot of people.

The property is situated on an over 4000 square foot lot, which is zoned R-4 and located in a designated historic district. The unconfirmed assumption is that the property has been acquired by a developer. This was the largest lot size recently transferred on Capitol Hill. Two properties with lots over 3000 square feet have settled on Capitol Hill since the beginning of the year.

Here are some news clippings referencing the property going back to the 1930’s, courtesy of a blog called “A Street SE: The History of a Capitol Hill Street”.

The listing agent was Betty Gee of Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc. Phyllis Jane Young of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage represented the buyer in this transaction.

09/19/14 10:15am

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13th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, NW via Aria’s website.

Thanks to a reader for sending word:

“I wonder if they’re being pushed or are jumping. I hope there’s something interesting in the wings for such a tough but cool space.”

Aria tweeted earlier this week:

“After 10 years, Aria will be closing its doors on Sept 30. Thank you to our patrons and employees for their support over the years.”

Anyone check them out?

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09/19/14 9:45am

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Photo by PoPville flickr user wolfkann

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.

09/18/14 10:22pm

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A reader wrote in asking:

“For avid readers, who would like a relatively quiet place to read, yet in a somewhat amenable location for eats and coffee, where are good locations in DC?”

I’d def. be curious to hear folks recommendations but I’d also like to expand a bit – where are the places you go to unplug in DC – if you just want to relax and breathe? Besides my go to Meridian Hill Park, when I’m on the Hill I love the Bartholdi fountain and the nearby Botanic Gardens. Where are your favorite spots to just chill (indoors and outside?) And of course for folks who like to read/study away from home – where are your go to spots?

And here’s the view from those seats pictured above:

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Bartholdi Fountain near the Capitol.

09/18/14 10:05pm

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Photo by PoPville flickr user J Sonder

Congrats to PoPville pick Rachel with:

“40 year old virgin”

Congrats to PoP pick Antknee21 with:

“Now, where is the nearest Capital UnicylceShare Station???”

Honorable mention to Formerly Broken Jaw with:

“The 6 o’ clock boy.”

And mad props to the guy photographed for being cool:

” Urbanized Ruralite

Hey there, PoPville. I’m the guy featured in the unicycle photo above, as i just came from a 40 mile ride on that big wheel as part of my fitness regimen, with actually losing 30 pounds since I’ve gotten serious about the sport!! And while it may seem superfluous for me to be wearing all of that body armor, it is really great to have on in the event of a high impact unplanned dismount (UPD) off of the 36″ wheel going at 20+ mph with ya’ll DC drivers out there. So I guess I could always ride two wheels but I prefer challenges in life actually. And a 40 year Old Virgin!?? I find that allusion quite amusing:-) Cheers, Neighbor!”

Winners and honorable mention please email me at princeofpetworth(at)gmail for your shirts or tote bags.