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This rental is located “just off Pennsylvania Avenue in Hill East.” The listing says:

“1 block from metro, two blocks from Harris Teeter. Walk to Eastern Market. Semi-detached rowhouse with modern open concept renovation gets lots of light due to new windows and southern exposure. Nice deck in rear. Heated tile floor, laundry in unit. Quiet one way street just off Pennsylvania Avenue in Hill East. Flexible lease terms but no pets. Non-smoking house.”

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This 2 bed/1 bath is going for $2,300/Mo.

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Pablo Raw

Advice on disappointment in countertop installed by contractor and designer

“I had my kitchen completely redone by a contractor and designer. They chose all elements based on my expressed design style. My one request made over and over, including in writing in an email, was that the countertop material be low maintenance. Instead, I have a top that etches no matter what I do. 18 months after installation I have big and small water spots, glass and bottle rings, etc. I think it looks awful. It is apparently an expensive natural quartz countertop. I am told it will cost me $5,000 to replace with a different material with a similar look.

Any thoughts on what I should do? Options other than full replacement? Any way to cover etched spots? I am very sad every time I look at it.”

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12/01/15 12:40pm


This house is located at 620 3rd Street, Southwest. The listing says:

“Wonderful opportunity to own tandem unit in popular SW Waterfront. 2 bed upper unit receives abundant light in every room with generous open living area, modern kitchen & oversized balcony. Separate lower level has full bath & kitchen with walk-out rear porch. 2 parking spaces & W/D in each unit. Minutes to the Metro, grocery, restaurants, National Mall, downtown, & incredible new Waterfront dev.”


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This 3 bed/2.5 bath is going for $574,555 ($594 monthly fee.)

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12th and Jackson Street, NE

From an email:

“Brookland’s Finest will partner with DC Brau on a series of weekly beer dinners every Wednesday throughout the month of December, starting Wednesday December 2nd, and continuing during regular dinner service on December 9th, 16th and 23rd and 30th. Chef/co-owner Shannan Troncoso will prepare a $35 prix fixe, three course menu with DC Brau pairings, including new seasonal releases, which will change each week.

DC Brau Beer Dinner


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Photo by PoPville flickr user Brandon Kopp

Easy come, easy go – just as the Renwick Gallery reopens – the awesome Freer Gallery will be closing:

“We are closing the Freer Gallery from January 4, 2016, through 2017 for long-needed upgrades to our infrastructure. The renovation also is an opportunity to re-present our collections and to improve the visitor experience throughout the museums. The Sackler Gallery will remain open and as dynamic as ever, with events held both in the museum and at venues throughout the DC area.

Don’t miss special events celebrating the Freer before its brief hiatus!

The remaining Peacock Room shutter openings
The final days to tour the Freer galleries on January 2 and 3, with tours, masks, and more

Experience artistic connections possible only between our two Galleries:

the Freer’s Rinpa exhibitions and the Sackler’s Sōtatsu: Making Waves
the Freer’s Peacock Room and the Sackler’s Peacock Room REMIX
the Freer’s ancient Egyptian art and the Sackler’s Perspectives: Lara Baladi, a contemporary take on Egypt”