10/31/14 10:45am

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Featured Property: 1357 Emerald St NE
Legal Subdivision: Old City #1
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: Old City #1
Bedrooms: 3 Baths: 1.5 Parking: Street Basement: No Ownership: Fee Simple
Original List Price: $599,990.
List Price at Contract: $669,500.
List Date: 9/15/14
Days on Market: 9
Settled Sales Price: $669,500.
Seller Subsidy: $0.
Settlement Date: 10/22/14
Bank Owned?: No Short Sale? No Estate: No
Original GDoN post is: here.
The original listing can be seen here: here.

Emerald Street is a one block long enclave between 13th and 14th Streets NE and around the corner from Lovejoy Lofts. It is bounded north and south by F and E Streets NE, so not far off from the H Street activity. It is within a 25 minute walk to three Metro stations (1.5 miles to Union Station, 1.2 miles to Stadium Armory, or 1.1 to Potomac Ave), or easy access to the bus lines along Maryland Avenue, and of course (someday) to the trolleys.

We revisited another sale on this block during the Spring market. My comment on that net $627,500. sale in May 2014 was that “This recent renovation is the highest price paid on the block since 2011. There were two other sales on the block this year, at $502,900. and $571,000.” Currently, 1321 Emerald Street NE, is under contract with a list price of $683,500. The subject property is the highest sale price to date on the block.

The listing agents were Katie Wethman and Bridget Hodge of Keller Williams Realty in McLean, VA. Joan Cromwell of McEnearney Associates, Inc. represented the buyer in this transaction.

10/31/14 10:15am

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3rd and Massachusetts Ave, NW rendering via Property Group Partners

While Uniqlo coming to DC proper may still be wishful thinking – CityPaper got confirmation from the Capitol Crossing developers that Mario Batali’s Eataly is “definitively happening…no earlier than 2017″ according to Property Group Partners. This is part of the huge Capital Crossing Development which you can read about here.

So I guess the bet is, who will come first Uniqlo or Eataly?

10/31/14 9:45am

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Photo by PoPville flickr user  number7cloud

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.

10/31/14 9:42am

From MPD:

“This morning a 5D officer was patrolling in the vicinity of the 3800 block of 13th Street, NE, when an unknown subject struck the front driver’s side window of the vehicle with an axe.

The officer was injured and is recovering.

The unknown subject is described as a black male, 5’9, medium complexion and wearing a black jumpsuit.

Anyone with information is urged to call (202) 272-9099.”

10/31/14 9:23am

From MPD:

“The Metropolitan Police Department seeks the public’s assistance in identifying and locating a suspect in connection with a robbery and sexual assault that occurred in the 1100 block of 16th Street, NE.

On Thursday, October 30, 2014, at approximately 12:15 am, an adult female was walking in the 1100 block of 16th Street, NE, where she was approached by the suspect who robbed and sexually assaulted the victim.

The suspect is described as a black male, short hair, medium complexion, approximately 5`6″ in height, in his 30`S, with a cross tattoo on his right face/cheek. He was last seen wearing a black hoody, black pants, and black shoes.

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.”

10/30/14 10:22pm

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Let’s take this one literally where is the best food you can get sitting at a bar. At first I think just very casual bar food – like wings, burgers, quesadilla, half smokes etc. and in that category I think I’m leaning towards Looking Glass Lounge. I had some fish tacos the other night that were awesome. But since we’re taking it literally it can also be higher end – like the bar of a higher end restaurant. So for those two categories, casual and higher end – where’s your favorite bar food from?

10/30/14 10:05pm

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Thanks to a reader for sharing this phenomenal creation inspired from some street art in Shaw:

“My morning commute frequently takes me past the 1200 block of 9th Street, NW. I’m not sure how long it’s been there, but I’ve become obsessed with some art that someone posted on the door of the building being renovated. It led me to do an image search for “cat dracula” on Google (though, honestly, I do a lot of weird cat-related searches on Google. Why else do we have a Google?), and I was able to find another version of the image. When deciding what to carve in my pumpkin this year, the choice was clear: I bring you Nospurrratu!”

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10/30/14 10:02pm

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Photo by PoPville flickr user number7cloud

Congrats to PoPville pick JB with:

“Vote or die”

Congrats to PoP pick fellowpetworthian with:

“So what do you do?”
“I am a lobbyist for Camp Crystal Lake. How about you?”

Honorable mention to MugofGlop with:

“The Neighbors Against Downzoning in Lanier Heights are sure taking their campaign to extreme levels.”

Winners and honorable mention please email me at princeofpetworth(at)gmail for your shirts or tote bags.