“Charming light filled 1 bedroom in beautiful building, offers fantastic open & sunny space w/ walls of windows in the bedroom & solarium, extra space for den, hardwood floors throughout, lovely french doors, & beautifully updated kitchen w/ granite counter tops & custom cabinets. Building offers front desk concierge. Walking distance to Van Ness Metro, shopping & restaurants A Must See!”
I’ve been toying with making the switch over to Verizon Fios since it came to Columbia Heights. But I am curious, since Fios has been available in the neighborhood for a little while now, if anyone has made the switch and has reports or preferences?”
“I am looking for grant assistance! In the thread posted on 9/27/10 “Kami” mentioned “grant” assistance was available. Please let me know where to find applications for this assistance!! Thanks so much!”
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Sometime between Midnight and 5am this morning, two bikes were stolen from my backyard in Eckington, on the Unit Block of R St NE. I know, bikes get stolen every day in this city, and are hard to track, but the two bikes that were stolen are pretty hard to miss. I’ve attached a photo (thanks to PeopleforBikes.org for the great shot!!) Here are the specs:
1)Cream Xtracycle Radish long tail bike, with a Bobike front mounted baby seat/windshield, two large pannier bags, padded rear platform (note: Hoopty ‘rack’ in picture not currently attached), Obama bumper sticker on rear fender, lots of orange reflective ‘flower’ stickers, and an orange reflective mustache on the windshield.
2) White 24″ Opus Rambler with blue writing. Several “I biked to school at Yu Ying PCS today!” stickers. One black box bag on rear rack.
We are doing all the things we are supposed to do (filing a police report, setting craigslist alerts for DC, Baltimore and Philly, contacting all local bike shops, etc), but because these bikes are unique and tend to garner attention, there is a good chance that folks might see them out and about.
We are devastated. These bikes are our primary transportation when it is over 40 degrees outside. If you see them, please contact me as soon as possible! eblyttleton(at)gmail(dot)com or by phone (202-344-5389)”
“We have the safety report on the Nov. 18 incident when a zebra seriously injured a veteran keeper. Gates were left unlocked (which is against protocol), allowing the zebra Gumu to enter the same space with the keeper. There were no engineering or mechanical failures, and the facility meets AZA standards.
Thanks to the heroic and quick-minded responses of staff and a volunteer keeper aide, the zebra was distracted and contained and the keeper was rescued from further injury. Gumu is fine. We continue to keep our colleague in our thoughts and wish him a speedy recovery.”
“Call this castle home!: Rossdhu Gate. 1 of a kind Scottish Tudor Castle w/ crenellated rf, 4 stry tower w/ circular staircase, gargoyles, fountain, terrace w/ views of wee Loch Lomond. Enter another world in this unique home w/ newer kit & HVAC, pd baths, exterior stuccoed/repainted. . 2 sections joined by enclosed bridge over wide gate. 3BRs, 3.5BAs, sep library, office, much more. BY APPT ONLY!”
Back in November we learned the Trader Joe’s coming to 14th and U Street, NW was aiming for a February opening. Looks like they’re making good progress and have now applied for a liquor license with hours listed as Sunday through Saturday 8 am – 10 pm. Two buck chuck here we come!!
According to my building’s management, last night a guest of a tenant in my building was buzzed in and three men in their late 20s or early 30s who were hanging out in front followed him into the building. When they all were on the elevator, the men then robbed him of his wallet. He was not physically hurt thankfully. The robbery was reported to the police, who have reviewed the building’s security camera footage and are now investigating.
While I’ve heard of people sneaking into buildings to steal packages and the like, I have not heard of this robbery tactic before, and I thought it might be good to give people a head’s up. Just another reason to not let strangers into an apartment building. The locale of this crime was on 15th Street by Meridian Hill Park.”
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Featured Property: 312 N St SW
Legal Subdivision: RLA (SW)
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: Southwest Waterfront
Bedrooms: 2 Baths: 1 Parking: On-site Prk/Rent Ownership: Coop Basement: Partially Finished
Monthly Co-op fee including real estate taxes: $757.00 Original List Price: $399,000.
List Price at Contract: $399,000.
Days on Market: 4 Settled Sales Price: $411,000.
Seller Subsidy: $0.
Settlement Date: 12/6/2013
Bank Owned? No Short Sale? No
Original GDoN post is: here. The listing can be seen: here. To see pics, open the link above and click on the camera icon to scroll through pics.
This home is located in the River Park complex in SW DC, not far from Nats Stadium and the waterfront, which has immense planned redevelopment. River Park is significant because it was designed by renowned Mid Century Modern architect Charles M. Goodman.
As was noted in the original Good Deal or Not (GDoN) comments, River Park is a cooperatively owned community. It includes high rise elevator buildings, as well as these unique townhomes. For those who are not versed in co-ops, basically it feels a lot like owning a condo unit, except that the entire building or complex is owned collectively by all of the owners (often with one big underlying mortgage on the whole building) and allows the co-op member proprietary use of a residential unit, whereas a condo unit owner owns and finances just the unit he/she occupies. (more…)