07/01/15 3:10pm

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Photo by PoPville flickr user John Sonderman

From MPD:

“On Saturday, July 4, 2015, the 2015 Fourth of July Celebration will take place in the District of Columbia. In conjunction with this event, there will be several street closures that motorists should take into consideration:

Street Closures

Streets Closed from 6:00 am until approximately 11:00 pm

Ø TR Bridge Inbound to Constitution Avenue. All traffic diverted to the E Street Expressway

Ø Independence Avenue SW from 15th Street to 23rd Street SW

Ø 23rd Street NB from Constitution Avenue to Virginia Avenue NW. Southbound 23rd Street will be allowed to flow and access outbound TR Bridge.

Ø 22nd Street NW from C Street to Constitution Avenue

Ø 21st Street NW from C Street to Constitution Avenue

Ø 20st Street NW from C Street to Constitution Avenue

Ø 19th Street NW from Virginia Avenue to Constitution Avenue

Ø 18th Street NW from Virginia Avenue to Constitution Avenue

Ø 17th Street NW from New York Avenue to Constitution Avenue NW

Ø 15th Street NW from Pennsylvania Avenue to Independence Avenue SW

Ø Henry Bacon Drive7th Street from Constitution Avenue NW

Ø Constitution Avenue from 14th Street to 23rd Street.

Ø Arlington Memorial Bridge

Ø South Bound Rock Creek Parkway closed at Virginia Avenue

Ø 7th Street from Pennsylvania Avenue NW to Independence Avenue SW

Ø 4th Street from Pennsylvania Avenue NW to Independence Avenue SW

The following streets will be closed at approximately 11:15 am for the Independence Day Parade and will remain closed for the remainder of the day: (more…)

07/01/15 2:50pm

2140 Wisconsin Avenue Northwest

This rental is located at 2140 Wisconsin Avenue, Northwest. The listing says:

“Sophisticated penthouse w/ 2 BR, 2.5 baths. HW floors & attention to detail throughout. . Kitchen w/ marble counters, ss appliances & breakfast bar. Open floorplan w/ dining/living combo off kitchen. Master BR w/ ensuite bath & second bedroom w/ attached full bath on upper level. UL 2 features wet bar w/ mini fridge, sink & amazing rooftop deck. Tenant to pay all repairs – all new appliances”

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This 2 bed/2.5 bath is going for $5,000/Mo.

07/01/15 2:25pm

“Dear PoPville,

I have lived in the Park View for 4 years and really like the convenience of the area. However, the bus stop at the corner of Georgia ave. and Lamont st. has always been a hub for loitering, open container drinking, and other suspect activities. In recent weeks, there has been an exponential increase in the amount of people congregating around the bus stop, liquor store, Eddie Leonard’s Carry Out and and further down by the ALSCO building. At one point, there were at least 20 men loitering and drinking from open containers in this general area, with some obstructing the entrance to the apartment building located at 3318 Georgia Avenue NW, and others obstructing the entrance to the condominiums located on Lamont Street. Just last week, a concerned citizen informed me that they witnessed several cars dropping off men with no clear intent or purpose other than to loiter on the corner.

In addition to the loitering, there is a vacant house located directly accross the street from Eddie Leonard that I have been told is a known drug house. I have seen young men hanging around the steps of the house “interacting” with who I perceive to be as drug addicts. I have also been told that Eddie Leonard is cashing food stamps and other social benefits so these indivudals can go accross the street and purchase their drugs from the drug house.

All of this has to stop. I know that sounds naive, but I really want to call Park View residents to action or any DC resident that wants to help rid crime from our neighborhood. We can get special attention to the area by calling 911 to report loitering or whatever you deem to be suspious behavior. While I understand loitering is not a crime in DC, I am sure that the crimes occuring in this area are causing the loitering.

Please contact MPDC:
● 3rd District Commander Jacob Kishter at jacob.kishter@dc.gov / (202) 673­6820
● 3rd District Captain Burt Henry at burt.henry@dc.gov / (202) 409­2027/ (202) 671­6777
● 3rd District (PSA 302) Lieutenant Mark Hodge at Mark.Hodge@dc.gov (202) 489­8338 / (202)

You can also go to 3rd District headquaters on 1624 V St NW
Washington, DC 20009 and fill out a special attention form with the Vice Unit.

In addition to the police, you can also email our council member Brianne Nadeau at bnadeau@dccouncil.us and ANC rep., Bobby Holmes, at bholmes.anc.1a09@gmail.com. My hope is that with community attention, we can address this issue.”

07/01/15 2:10pm

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Kegerator Repair Service

“I realize that this may be a super specific request, but multiple Google searches didn’t help, so in my darkest hour of need I turn to the good people of Popville! I recently finished building my DIY kegerator and it looks beautiful and runs lovely, just having some issues with foaming. I’ve called a few refrigeration companies, but the fridge itself works great. I will be asking some of my local drinking establishments tonight, but thought that if anyone knew of a company or guy that could help me with my issues (as I’ve attempting to fix it all from the standard “what’s wrong with it” from troubleshooting. Would love to have this good to go for my 4th of July BBQ, but clearly that may be pushing it at this point. Thanks so much for any insight you may have!”

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07/01/15 1:20pm

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“Dear PoPville,

There’s construction in my neighborhood, and this rolling debris container has been parked for quite sometime – For 2 weeks past the expiration date of their emergency no parking sign. This is in Newton St NW in Mt Pleasant. I’ve tried contacting the Department of Transportation, a few days ago. And it seems nothing has been done.

Parking is tight in my neighborhood and the workers try to block parking overnight every night with trash cans and caution tape. The construction vehicles have Maryland tags, and it appears that they park all day every day with impunity. (Which is interesting because the parking enforcement in my neighborhood is normally very strict, and the street parking only allows 2 hours for non residents.)

I also want to add that I believe that their permit is for 3 spaces but they routinely try to block off 4 to 5 spaces, and it’s unclear from the placement of the signs exactly what 3 spaces they are blocking.”

07/01/15 12:50pm

4331 Blagden Avenue Northwest

This house is located at 4331 Blagden Avenue, Northwest. The listing says:

“EXTRAORDINARY HOME IN THE STYLE OF A GRAND ENGLISH CASTLE IN CRESTWOOD NEIGHBORHOOD NEAR THE PARK. FORMERLY OWNED BY VARIOUS WASHINGTON NOTABLES. PREVIOUSLY MARKETED AT $1.8 MILLION. HUGE POTENTIAL, IN NEED OF TLC. ARCHITECTURAL DETAILS FROM CLASSIC TIME PERIODS-GRAND STAIRCASES, EXQUISITE TRIMWORK, SOARING CEILINGS. 4 LEVELS. 6000+ SQUARE FEET. 6 BEDROOMS. 2 FULL & 2 HALF BATHS. ESTATE SALE.”

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This 6 bed/4.5 bath is going for $1,399,900.