07/02/15 2:10pm

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Casey Labrack

Out-of-state Private Used Car Purchase

“I’m purchasing a car from a friend who doesn’t live in DC (or Virginia or Maryland, for that matter). I generally understand the process of getting it registered in DC — get it insured, bring proof of insurance and the title and so forth to the DMV, prepare to pay excise taxes, etc.

My question is how to legally get the car to DC. I plan to pick it up from her, and in her state, she is technically supposed to hang onto the plates when she sells the car. My understanding is that DC won’t give me temp plates until I bring in the signed title. Should I get the title signed and bring it in to get temps to put on the car when I go to pick it up? Or should I just keep her plates on it and mail them back to her once I can get the car back to DC? I’m wondering if anyone in POPville has experience doing this sort of thing and can advise.

Separately, I’m also curious if anyone has kept their excise taxes low by bringing in a bill of sale that reflects the actual purchase price — since I’m getting this for a bit cheaper than what is likely provided in their database.”

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07/02/15 12:50pm

Exterior (General) -

This unit is located at 1413 T Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Urban, loft living in one of DC’s Hippest neighborhoods. Steps away from restaurants, shopping, nightlife, music venues, art galleries and more. Stylishly updated with granite counters and sleek stainless steel appliances. Soaring ceilings and an additional loft space allow for picture windows providing tons of light. A perfect urban oasis merely doors from 14th street and a block from U Street.”

Living Room -

You can see more photos here.

This 1 bed/1 bath is going for $299,000 ($225 monthly fee.)

07/02/15 12:40pm

From MPD:

“S-1 through S-6 approached C-1 and asked “What time is it?” C-1 replied. One of the suspects struck C-1 with a rock as C-1 walked into their residence.

OFFENSE: Assault W/Dangerous Weapon
METHOD: Adw — Other Dangerous Weapon
BLOCK: 100 – 199 BLOCK OF KENTUCKY AVENUE SE
LOCATION: Residence/Home
START DT: 07/01/2015 21:30
END DT: 07/01/2015 21:32″

Shooting on Tuckerman Street, NW, Yesterday [Tuesday] 5 pm?

I am currently out of town and my pet- and house-sitter reported that there was a shoot-out yesterday in the 600 block of Tuckerman Street, NW, last night. I looked at listserv messages but didn’t see anything to this effect (not sure if I missed it). Could MPD please provide more info about this?!”

MPD confirms:

“A witness reported that two subjects were shooting at each other, no injuries were reported. Both subjects fled the scene and have not been identified. They are described as:

1. Black male, wearing a gray hoodie and jeans armed with a black handgun
2. Black male , wearing a purple shirt and unknown color shorts

If anyone has any information regarding this incident, please call the MPD CIC at 202-727-9099 or text at 50411.”

07/02/15 10:45am

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301 Massachusetts Avenue, NE

Thanks to a reader for sending word that Romeo & Juliet has finally opened in the former White Tiger space. Their website says:

“Great food, great people Welcome to our new restaurant.

“Rome wasn’t built in a day.” – It has taken over 2 years to develop our restaurant to get the right feeling when you walk through our doors and taste from our kitchen.”

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Photos of the soft opening menu after the jump. (more…)