09/16/14 3:15pm

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Tim Brown’s Pictures

From Duffy’s [2106 Vermont Ave, NW]:

“The Nats have the Chance to Clinch The NL East tonight at Atlanta.

We will have the game with sound on all 16 TVs

Free Hot Dogs During Game for anyone wearing Nats gear!

$5 16oz Nats Punch

Free Shots of Jameson to anyone wearing Nats gear at end of game When Title is Clinched!

Go Nats!”

And don’t forget, you can buy your playoff tickets Monday.

09/16/14 3:00pm

2800 WISCONSIN AVE NW

This rental is located at 2800 Wisconsin Ave, NW. The listing says:

“400 sq. ft. studio is available for an October 1 move-in in a pet-friendly doorman building in Glover Park / Cathedral Heights. Apartment comes with three closets, a great balcony, sunrise and sunset views, separate storage unit, and utilities included (except internet and TV). It’s a great and cozy studio with a nice layout.

Apartment is a 5 minute walk from Whole Foods, Washington Sports Club, CVS, restaurants and bars. Street parking is easy. Bus stops one to two blocks away take you to Dupont, Georgetown and downtown.

I am the current renter and have lived here for three years. You’d be subletting from me to finish out my lease, which runs until Sept. 2015. Owner of condo works through local management company, which is very responsive. Move-in date is October 1.”

You can see a few more photos here.

This studio is going for $1500/Mo.

09/16/14 2:10pm

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Photo by PoPville flickr user JamesCalder

Idea for Reducing Parking Congestion:

“I’ve been living in DC for the past two years, but didn’t have a car until the past few weeks after my commute changed. (I’m currently in Columbia Heights.) I’m not familiar with what DOT has tried to reduce parking congestion (other than discouraging vehicle ownership), but I thought residential areas could benefit from this idea that I haven’t seen discussed here.

Most of the time, when I’m looking for a spot, I’ll notice that cars are poorly spaced. Often, enough so that one could fit 2-3 additional cars on a block if the cars were properly spaced.

I’d propose that DC paint lines or even short markers (~ft long) from the sidewalk out to mark parking spots sized appropriately for a normal length vehicle like this:

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Most people will try to fit somewhat in the lines, which would help to reduce the likelihood that one or two poorly spaced cars eliminate spots.

Anyone have any thoughts or criticisms of the idea?”

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09/16/14 1:45pm

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Joe in DC

From an email:

“The Bike Rack in partnership with Peregerine Espresso is offering Free ICED and HOT coffee for bicycle commuters Wednesday morning, September 17th from 7:30 am until approximately 9:30 am. We will be at the corner of 14th and Q, NW handing out free cups of coffee as you make your way into work or wherever you are headed. Bring your own travel mug or grab one of our cups. Look for our banner, stop by and have a cup of joe on us!”

09/16/14 1:25pm

NoDownsize

“Dear PoPville,

No “downzoning”? So what is this all about? Sounds like a good initiative for those of us who would like to see higher density and more affordable housing options (an apartment is easier to buy than an entire townhome), but often the devil is in the details. So what gives, is anyone familiar with the fine print here and can give us the Cliff notes?

They do have a website: nadz.org.”

Ed. Note: We last spoke about this debate in July.

The folks from NADZ just sent an email this morning – Downzoners Pushing Ahead with Proposal to Downsize Home Owner Rights in Lanier Heights:

“Dear Neighbor:

On Wednesday, the folks that favor downzoning will make a presentation to our Advisory Neighborhood Commission. They will propose changing Lanier Heights from the current zoning (R-5-B) to a lesser zoning (R-4).

The ANC meeting will take place at the Kalorama Recreation Center, 1875 Columbia Road, at 7 PM on Wednesday September 17. Please note that this is not the usual location for our ANC to meet. The Kalorama Recreation Center is in Kalorama Park, in Adam Morgan’s Kalorama Historic District, where the Kalorama Citizens Association is based. The KCA tried to create a Lanier Heights Historic District in 2007 but they were defeated. Now the KCA is a big supporter of downzoning our neighborhood.

We all have better things to do with our time than go to a meeting on a Wednesday night. Unfortunately, the downzoners don’t have anything better to do with their time. On Wednesday night, they will make a proposal to downzone Lanier Heights. If that proposal becomes law, that will be the end of residential growth in our neighborhood. Home owners will lose their right to convert a row house into a 3 or 4 unit apartment or condo building. Downzoning will cost home owners hundreds of thousands of dollars in lost home equity, and will cost our neighborhood the chance for growth and change. (more…)

09/16/14 12:55pm

1357 Emerald Street Northeast

This house is located at 1357 Emerald Street, Northeast. The listing says:

“Gorgeous Victorian row house, located on a quiet, tree-lined street in Capitol Hill. Open living/dining room with gleaming HWFs. Gourmet Kit. w/silestone, custom cabs & S/S appl. Relaxing fenced in patio. Spacious bedrooms, plenty of storage.Updated BA’s. Walking distance to Lincoln Park, H St.corridor. Quick commute via metro bus, 295 & 395. Offers due 9/23 noon.”

You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/1.5 bath is going for $599,990.

09/16/14 12:25pm

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Photo courtesy Dacha

From an email:

Dacha Beer Garden will be kicking off Oktoberfest 2014 this coming Saturday, September 20th. Doors will open early at 11am with “Angezapft ist” — “It’s tapped!” — the cry that goes up every year when the Lord Mayor of Munich hammers a spigot into the very first keg of Oktoberfest beer.

It’s going to be a gorgeous day. We encourage folks to get there before 2pm when the crowds generally come rolling in.

Starting Saturday through the end of Oktoberfest, Dacha will be serving Weihenstephaner Oktoberfestbier and staff will be wearing full lederhosen and dirndls. We’ll be raffling off prizes, hosting some amusing contests, and serving up special beer cocktails.

Oktoberfest beer will be included on our happy hour menu (Mon-Thurs 4pm till 7pm, $5 singles and $10 for boots) until the end of October.

As always – we’ll have traditional brats, ‘kraut and pretzels – for those looking for an authentic German experience. However, we’ve also introduced new kabobs on the menu that are pretty damn delicious. Marinated beef, lamb and pork skewers served with grilled pita and a cucumber salad.”

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7th and Q St, NW