1725 Lanier Place Northwest

This rental is located at 1725 Lanier Place, Northwest. The listing says:

“Spacious and bright 2BR/1BA 1st floor unit in Mount Pleasant. Kitchen is big enough for a table and offers tons of cabinet space! Rental also comes with storage unit. Available to move in right now! Pets not allowed. Housing Voucher welcomed, pls check DCHA website for approved submarket rent limits.”

You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/1 bath is going for $2,525/Mo.

07/30/14 2:30pm

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“Dear PoPville,

I’ve been concerned about the National Park Service’s apparent disregard for D.C. residents — reflected in stories about Fort Reno and Carter Barron concert issues, inadequate trash management, etc. So, nearly three weeks ago, when Shevchenko Park — an NPS site at 22nd and P in Dupont — was suddenly enclosed in barbed-wire fencing, I was eager to know what was going on. Demolition of the plaza began the next day, and my inquiry about the nature of the work and its completion date, submitted through nps.gov, went unanswered for more than a week. After getting a vague email from the communications office with few details and no completion date, but encouraging me to contact them with any follow-up questions, I responded with a second request for the completion date, but heard nothing back. I then contacted an NPS superintendent for D.C. and heard nothing.

So I emailed the acting regional director, who told me someone would get back to me, at which point – more than two weeks after raising the simple question – a deputy superintendent told me that the work (basically redoing the entire area except for the statue of Shevchenko himself) wasn’t scheduled for completion until the end of October. That makes it a disruptive four-month project in a residential neighborhood, with no public notice other than signs that just went up yesterday but seem inadequate, since they provide no completion date or contact info.

I am looking forward to improvements at Shevchenko Park, which many Dupont residents see and use every day, but why should it be so difficult to find out what the National Park Service is doing in your neighborhood?”

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07/30/14 2:10pm

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Photo by PoPville flickr user ep_jhu

Things to do in DC with group of 15 people??

“During the first weekend in August my extended family of 15 will be visiting me here in DC, from Friday-Sunday, and it’s proving very hard to plan activities! The youngest is 16, and one is unable to walk long distances due to a knee injury. Any ideas of things to do with this large group?”

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07/30/14 1:20pm

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I reader cc’s me on a letter to DOH:

“To whom it may concern,

Today when Officer Daniels came to do the second health check as part of the quarantine of my dog Shiro, who was bitten at a dog park by another dog [which I reported], he left with my spouse an Official Notification of Animal Control Violation. I informed to him that I had renewed Shiro’s dog license and that the Health Regulation and Licensing Administration, in a letter, said that they had changed their system for dog tags and that the old tag will remain active unless it is lost. Officer Daniels said that a new tag is issued annually and that I need to present that to him or could be fined. There is obviously tremendous lack of communication between two offices, the Health Regulation and Licensing Administration and the Animal Services Program, in the same department, Department of Health, located in the same building.

Is there a new tag? Why was I not given the new tag and instead given a letter with information that Officer Daniels says is incorrect?

I need to solve this issue as soon as possible because I do not want to live with the threat of some government official taking my dog away from me due to some misunderstanding or misinterpretation that can lead to any form of abuse, which seems to be common in the District.

I am sure I am not the only person that is or will be experiencing a similar issue and there are many dog owners in this community that should be informed in the next ANC meeting.”

07/30/14 12:55pm

3312 Highland Place Northwest

This house is located at 3312 Highland Place, Northwest. The listing says:

“Elegant 1904 Victorian home w/ 6-7 BR’s, 4 1/2 baths, large front porch, exquisite original details, formal entry w/ fireplace, spacious living room with side turret, dining room w/ coffered ceiling, eat in kitchen w/ open pantry; renovated large lower level with rear entrance. Steps to Metro, movies, restaurants, library, shops, zoo. Almost 5,000 square feet.”

You can see more photos here.

This 7 bed/4.5 bath is going for $2,250,000.

07/30/14 12:25pm

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At the Columbia Heights Farmers Market last Saturday

Timber Pizza’s website says:

“The Timber guys serve authentic wood fired pizza using only the freshest local ingredients and incorporating new twists on traditional favorites. They can be found anywhere from local farmers markets to wineries/breweries and are available to cater your next private event.”

In addition to the Columbia Heights Farmers Market you can also find them at the USDA Farmers Market, Union Market Drive-In, Summer Series, New Vintage Jazz and Wine Festival – you can see all locations and times here.

Anyone take a taste?

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710 7th Street, NW

From an email:

“ShopHouse Southeast Asian Kitchen is spicing up Sundays with a FREE BOWL for Capital Bikeshare members!

Beginning this Sunday, August 3, members of the popular bike-sharing program will receive a complimentary ShopHouse bowl every Sunday in August by showing their official Bikeshare key at each of ShopHouse’s East Coast locations – Georgetown, Dupont Circle, 7th Street and Bethesda, MD.

At ShopHouse, guests can customize their bowls from the entirely gluten- and dairy-free menu, which includes curries, vegetables, organic tofu and responsibly raised meats, all flavored with the bold spices of Southeast Asia. The restaurant recently introduced locally sourced, seasonal vegetables to its menu, with the addition of wok-fried kale and summer squash.”

07/30/14 11:25am

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3462 14th Street, NW

Earlier this month I wondered where the new Laotian restaurant, Bangkok Golden, would be located in Columbia Heights. At that time a commenter suggested it would be Thaitanic II. And now another reader writes:

“Confirmed. ThaiThanic II is closing in August.”

It’s hard to remember but back in 2009 when ThaiThanic II first opened it was a very big deal. I will miss their 20oz of Dogfish Head beer for $4.25 and I wish the employees and owners the best of luck in the future.

Stay tuned for updates on the Laotian place as they get closer to opening.

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