09/04/15 12:15pm

If you have any animal/pet photos you’d like to share please send an email to princeofpetworth(at)gmail(dot)com with ‘Animal Fix’ in the title and say the name of your pet and your neighborhood. Your photos will go into the queue (usually 2 weeks wait) and will be posted in the order I receive them. If you’ve already entered your pet and would like to do so again – that’s no problem – just space the entries out a bit. Please try to send horizontal photos 640×480 (medium size on your iphone) if possible. If you’re not using an iphone any size is fine.

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“This is Cassady Taco cat (named after the great Neil Cassady) of Columbia Heights, a recent adoption from the Washington Humane Society.”

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“CJ in Logan Circle, doing much of nothing”

09/04/15 11:40am

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There’s been some depressing shit happening in DC lately – so I’ve decided to start a new feature highlighting the unappreciated heroes in our midst. These are the quiet heroes, they don’t boast about their feats on twitter. They were just born this way. My first nomination is this man spotted on the 11th Street bike lane in Columbia Heights. For those not familiar with this section of 11th Street that is a rather steep incline. I know sometimes it makes me suck wind with nothing more than a 6 pack in my backpack. I can not imagine the determination this modern day Odysseus must have had. You, sir, are my hero.

Should you spot a quiet act of heroism along these lines please do send an email with a brief description and the neighborhood where it was witnessed to princeofpetworth@gmail.com or tweet @PoPville.

09/04/15 11:10am

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Hipchickindc is a licensed real estate broker. She is the President of 10 Square Real Estate. 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: 1255 Wylie St NE
Legal Subdivision: Old City #1
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: Old City #1
Bedrooms: 2 Baths: 1 Basement: No Parking: Street
Ownership: Fee simple
Original List Price for this listing: $519,900
List Price at Contract: $519,900
List Date: 07/21/15
Days on Market: 7
Settled Sales Price: $539,500
Transaction type: Standard
Seller Subsidy: $0
Settlement Date: 08/26/2015

Original GDoN post is: here.

Original listing is: here.

Just a block off of H Street NE, Wylie Street is a single block of what were originally alley dwellings. The homes are brick, typically without basements, and small in scale.

One of the most memorable real estate closings I’ve ever had was for a home on this block over ten years ago. This was prior to the H Street revival, and many of the homes on the block were boarded up and abandoned. My clients were the buyers. As the title company began their research, the sale had to be delayed because there had been no formal passage of title from one generation of heirs to the next.

The process of sorting out the estate ended up taking many months and the chain of title essentially ended up being a detailed family history for the sellers, including heirs that some of the family members were previously unaware of. At settlement, eight brothers and sisters showed up.

That house was smaller than the subject house, which, at three bedrooms, is one of the larger units on the block. Perhaps it was 800 square feet total, on two floors. The family explained that all eight kids and their parents all lived in that 800 square feet at the same time back in the 1950’s and 60’s.

The listing agents for this sale were Jeremy Brown and Audrey Cribbs with Century 21 New Millenium. Gigi Luu with M Squared Real Estate LLC represented the buyer.

09/04/15 10:40am

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450 K Street, NW

If you missed it earlier this week:

“the Boulangerie as it opens first on Friday, September 4th and will operate daily, from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. serving breakfast options like house-made breakfast pastries, sandwiches for lunch, as well as coq au vin, boeuf bourguignon, cakes and patisseries to go, for those who’d like to enjoy their French meal at home. Then the 170-seat L’Hommage Bistro Francais’ main dining room and spacious bar will commence for dinner service on Friday, September 11th, and will be served Sunday through Thursday, from 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, from 5:30 p.m. to 12 Midnight. Lunch will debut Tuesday, September 15th and will be available weekdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. with a late lunch offering available from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and weekend brunch will also become available in the near future.”

More details and menus here.

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Lots more photos after the jump. (more…)

09/04/15 10:10am

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From MPD:

“The Metropolitan Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying and locating a suspect in connection with a Kidnapping and First Degree Sexual Abuse while Armed (Gun) offense that occurred on Tuesday, September 1, 2015 at approximately 6:30 am in Anacostia Park, Southeast.

An adult female was kidnapped at gunpoint and forced into a vehicle at the Unit block of M Street, SW. The suspect then drove the victim to Anacostia Park, SE where he sexually assaulted her.

The suspect is described as a black male, dark complexion, short black hair, 5’8’’-6’1’’ tall, slim build, 155-160 lbs., 30-35 years old, with a thin beard and mustache connecting to each other, wearing a white t-shirt and blue jeans. He was last seen operating a 4 door silver Dodge Ram pickup truck, the bed of the pickup had a black colored cap on it along with temporary tags. The suspect was armed with a dark colored handgun.

Anyone who has information regarding this case should call police at 202-727-9099. Additionally, information may be submitted to the TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.”

09/04/15 9:45am

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Phil

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.

09/04/15 9:30am

Person First Project is a photo blog that seeks to give those currently or formerly experiencing homelessness in D.C. the chance to share their stories. In doing this, we hope to reduce the barriers that separate people in D.C. and spark a dialogue. The Person First Project aims to connect us – and to make us all feel a bit more human.

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“My name is Stephan. I’m a drug addict and an alcoholic. I’ve been clean and sober for 39 years. I’ll be 66 in 2 months.

I got into the “alcohol counseling” world quite a few years ago because I want to make a difference. Who else can express more about the pain, the agony, and the bad choices of drugs and alcohol than an alcoholic or a drug addict? I understand how to get clean and I know how to stay clean. It’s a matter of choice.

See, we think that alcoholics are another species from another world, but there’s more to it. It doesn’t make you a bad person. It doesn’t give you the right to give up. So where do we get our strength? It’s through choice, through understanding what we are doing; what we are choosing is not healthy for us. It affects society, the community, the town, the state we live in. It’s a domino effect. You can’t cure it. It has to be a relief from within.”

– Stephan

Author’s Note: Stephan is currently on living on a bench but hopes to go back to Santa Cruz.

09/04/15 8:40am

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From MPD:

“On yesterday date, a male was walking in the 1900 block of Belmont Road, NW, when he was approached by two suspects demanding his cell phone and wallet. The citizen refused, and the subject shot him once and fled south on 19th Street, NW. The citizen is being treated at an area hospital for a non life threatening injury. Suspect 1 is described as a black male, early 20’s, 5’9”-5’10”, dark complexion, short hair, all black clothing. Suspect 2 is described as a black male, early 20’s, 5’11-6’0”, light-medium complexion, clean cut hair, grey shirt with a red horizontal stripe. Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Third District Detective’s office at 202-673-6918.”

Ed. Note: A reader reports it happened around 10:30pm last night.