02/09/16 4:25pm

memorial fundraiser
courtesy Matt Shlonsky Memorial Fund

“Dear PoPville,

I was a close friend of Matt Shlonsky, the American University alum who was killed in the Shaw Metro shooting in August. Since that time, a group of Matt’s friends and I have established a Memorial Fund in his name with American University’s School of International Service. The Matt Shlonsky Memorial Fund was established within American University’s School of International Service this fall.

This event will be the second fundraiser for the Fund, and is scheduled for 7:00pm on February 11th at Town Hall in Glover Park [2340 Wisconsin Ave NW]. The goal is to raise an additional few thousand dollars, as well as spread awareness about the Fund and our goals. So far we have raised close to $25,000, which is half way to our goal of $50,000, at which point the Fund will exist in perpetuity.”

02/09/16 3:30pm

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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“Bonkers, Takoma Park”

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“Willow, an alumna of Homeward Trails, surveying the snow in Park View.”

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“Kita of Logan Circle in her element.”

02/09/16 3:00pm

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16th and Euclid St, NW

From a press release:

“air Lynch Real Estate Partners (“Jair Lynch”) announced it entered into a 99-year ground lease with Howard University for 2601 16th Street, NW, a property adjacent to Meridian Hill Park. Jair Lynch intends to renovate the now- vacant dormitory into a boutique multifamily housing community. Jair Lynch acquired the rights in September 2015 from Howard University through a competitive process and closed the transaction on December 17, 2015.

The 2601 16th Street, NW building, constructed in 1942, was the site of the first government- owned and -operated hotel built exclusively to house young women who moved to the District during World War II to fill government jobs. Howard University operated it until 2013 as an off- campus dormitory known Meridian Hill Hall. (more…)

2911 Newark Street Northwest

This rental is located at 2911 Newark Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Not your standard cookie cutter DC apartment. This fully renovated 1 bedroom 1 bath unit with period details offers classic warehouse windows, in unit w/d, central air, stainless steel appliances w/gas range, and tons of natural light. Less than 2 blocks from Cleveland Park Metro, grocery stores, restaurants, and major bus lines. Pet friendly. Street parking only. Ready Now. Priced to rent fast.”

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You can see more photos here.

This 1 bed/1 bath is going for $1,995/Mo.

02/09/16 2:20pm

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5501 14th St, NW

The Hilltopian wait continues…

“Dear PoPville,

Do any readers have updates on Swampoodle? The lights were on this morning and lots of equipment was spread out inside but I didn’t see anyone. The sidewalk has been like this for a while now. I know they were having problems with the gas / water hookups. Any progress? This sidewalk condition is a hazard.”

On Dec. 17th Swampoodle wrote on Facebook:

“So the water line will be put in place next week.
However, although the city passed our gas hookup ( in July) we were informed that the gas line had been abandoned. So we need a new gas line to the property. The Poodle has no luck.
We replaced my mothers rosewood table with a bowling alley floor table which actually looks pretty good.
I am very disappointed with the City so if you wish to call Bowser and ask her to get the city to help open this restaurant before I go bankrupt I would appreciate it.

Happy holiday to everyone,
Thanks for your support. m

and in reply to a comment:

“It was months. But I just had to go thru the process.

Then when my gas lines were all in we were approved and they put in the meter then two months later took it out

Then last month came to replace the meter with a residential meter. Then they told me they had closed the line. So f*cked again

Sorry for my language”

02/09/16 2:00pm

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Joe Flood

Help! Filing A Structural Warranty Claim?

“We have had multiple issues in my condo conversion, mostly related to plumbing. The builder has sent us on wild goose chases claiming the problems to be due to xyz and refusing to fix them when in fact they were often due to improper installations. I recently appear to have a leak in my shower which, after some failed attempts at fixing, turns out to be a bigger issue than I originally thought and might require the entire shower to be pulled out and redone. and which is going to cost plenty.

Prior to this the issues were less expensive to fix, so we just handled them on our own, but given the cost associated with this issue and the inconvenience (not being able to use a shower to shower!) I am going to pursue filing a structural warranty claim. Does anyone have any insights into how I might do so, and tips? Building was registered as an LLC, but builder does appear to have filed a letter with the city for 10% of conversion costs (not sure if the letter is still valid or with DCRA, but building is still under structural warranty period). ”

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02/09/16 1:05pm

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“Dear PoPville,

7th st NW bike lane painted over this morning [Monday], sharrows instead. There goes my safe commute. why? You can see the sharrows and the blacked out bike lane across the street, along with the spray paint guides for the other lane in the foreground. This is the block of 7th between N and O, NW.”

Ed. Note: Looks like it could have something to do with that construction sign in the background – maybe it’s only temporary until the work is completed?