“DC Water Lifts Boil Water Advisory for all affected customers – Effective 11:30 a.m. March 7, 2014. It is no longer necessary to boil your tap water or consume bottled water
Customers in the previously affected portion of NW Washington, DC can use tap water for all purposes. Please see the interactive map at www.dcwater.com to review the boundaries of the previous impact area. DC Water lifts the Boil Water Advisory after confirming that the drinking water meets water quality safety standards for this type of event. DC Water tested water samples from multiple sites, and at different times, in the impact area and has verified that there is no risk of water contamination from the loss of pressure. The pressure loss occurred on March 5, 2014 after a power outage at the Ft. Reno Pump Station. It is no longer necessary to boil your tap water or consume bottled water.
During this event, DC Water worked closely with the Environmental Protection Agency, its partners in the District of Columbia and the Metropolitan Washington region to communicate with the public and quickly restore water service. “This boil water advisory was issued out of an abundance of caution,” said DC Water General Manager George S. Hawkins. “Though we recognized the possibility for contamination was slim, we erred on the side of caution to put our customers’ health and safety first. We sincerely appreciate everyone’s patience while we took the necessary time to ensure the safety of the water.”
Jessica Sidman rarely reviews restaurants, but is eagle eyed when it comes to finding information about restaurants and writing about trends in the industry. The ultimate beat reporter, she is engaging and funny but can be unforgiving if not impressed. A seasoned journalist, her current post at the City Paper brings out the snark more often than any other outlet. Her writing leans more towards food culture than about the food itself.
Position: Food Editor at Washington City Paper
Writing Level: Expert
Food & Beverage Knowledge: Intermediate
Likes: Innovative menus, asking tough questions, insight into the “why” of a dish or concept
Dislikes: Novelty for the sake of novelty, overpriced dishes, obvious or condescending menu descriptions
Seat With: Most enthusiastic/knowledgable server
I’ve been a little shy about my own discovery but I figure I better take this opportunity to share it as well. I had the following translated by renowned linguist Wilhelm von Humboldt.
Dan Silverman rarely eats in restaurants, but his knowledge of who resided in the space before the current tenant is unmatched. While he lacks an extensive vocabulary, he has the eyesight of a young Ted Williams and can occasionally spot a typo faster than Arvind Mahankali. It is well known that Silverman sports one of the finest haberdashery collections on the east coast so do not ask him to remove his hat. Having said that he drinks with the passion of a John Riggins and will occasionally misplace his hat. Have a hat spotter at all times. Though Silverman boasts the maturity of a young Tom Sherwood – please don’t use any double entendres when explaining menu items. It is very likely Silverman will have forgotten the name of the restaurant he is visiting so be sure to send him a press release that he can cut and paste.
Position: Prince of Petworth
Writing Level: Not too bad for one with a public education
Food & Beverage Knowledge: Advanced beginner with the exception of Iced Teas
Likes: Iced Tea, onions, small words, brown and clear liquors, obvious menu descriptions and beer.
Hipchickindc is a licensed real estate broker. She is the founder of 10 Square Team and is affiliated with Keller Williams Capital Properties. 10 Square Team is a popville.com advertiser. Unless specifically noted, neither she nor the company that she is affiliated with represented any of the parties or were directly involved in the transaction reported below. Unless otherwise noted, the source of information is Metropolitan Regional Information Systems (MRIS), which is the local multiple listing system. Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.
Featured Property: 1617 East Capitol St SE
Legal Subdivision: Old City #1
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: Capitol Hill
Bedrooms: 3 Baths: 2 Parking: Garage Ownership: Fee Simple Basement: Full basement/partially finished Original List Price: $769,000. List Price at Contract: $729,000.
List Date: 10/25/2013
Days on Market: 89 Settled Sales Price: $710,000.
Seller Subsidy: $1000.
Settlement Date: 2/28/2014
Bank Owned?: No Short Sale? No
The original listing can be seen here: here. To see pics, click on the camera icon after opening the link.
This property was listed last Fall and needed to see two price reductions to get it to contract. A look at the recent sales of houses in this part of the city shows a wide range of price points, which can make right pricing a significant challenge. Extremely limited inventory is continuing to drive prices up, and that trend is expected to continue through the Spring market. Over the past six months, within a third of a mile radius of this property, there were 41 settled sales of houses, 11 currently under contract, and only 5 actively for sale.
The property last sold for $558,500. in 2008. You can see the virtual tour from that time period here. When it was in need of renovation in 2003, the property sold for $303,200.
The listing agent was Bobbie Krengel with Prudential PenFed Realty and the buyer was represented by Suzanne Goldstein of Long and Foster Real Estate, Inc.
More good restaurant news for Bloomingdale – this time on Rhode Island Ave near Boundary Stone and Grassroots Bakery – from an email:
“Plans are moving forward with the space at 108 Rhode Island Avenue, NW. The application for a liquor license has been submitted, and placards are going up later today for El Camino, a full-service restaurant featuring traditional-style Mexican food with a variety of Latin cocktails, by the partners behind 1905 Bistro & Bar. Tony Lucca and Phil Rodriguez (also of Sticky Rice DC) hope to open the Bloomingdale restaurant later this summer.”
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.
Ed. Note: the photo above of “Sunset on steam” is absolutely phenomenal. And I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank (rave) about all the incredible PoPville photographers who have really been stepping up their game lately. You guys are amazing! Thanks to all who have contributed and keep ‘em coming!
“Last night as I ran in for some soup, i couldn’t help but notice that someone had left their 2 small children in their car as they ran in the store. I stood there for a while looking in the car just to make sure i didn’t see an older child in their with them or an adult in the passenger size, but there wasn’t. I immediately went in the store and asked the cashier to do a store page to the person who left their children in the car. As i said it out of my mouth a lady says OH THATS ME, i just ran in for a second. She kept repeating how sorry she was. I looked at her and asked her does she really realize how serious this is? I told her not to apologize to me, change the behavior. I’m not here to judge her, but i am judging the behavior and the bad choice she just so happen to make. Everyone makes a mistake.
People, Please see the value in your children. There is no amount of anything that you need that is worth putting your children’s life at risk. they were old enough to take in the store for the 2 things she went to buy. Next time I wont hesitate to call CPS. This is not a joke, nor is it an option to leave your unattended children in the house nor your car while you go get what you think you need. I know of someone who spend the entire weekend in jail for doing the exact same thing, and her children were much older. Let this be a warning that YOU are NOT exempt from the LAW, you just didn’t get caught, or should I say, I just didn’t turn you in!
If you wouldn’t leave your keys in the car with it running while you run into a store, or leave your keys in your house door, or door wide open while you run to a store, how much more important is it to make sure your God granted children are safe at ALL times. Children are a gift from God.”
One resident responds:
“Oh my goodness! I knew people like this–the Mommy Police–were out there, ready to scold me the first second I take some “shortcut” with my baby (which we’ve all considered doing at some point). Good grief, cut the lady some slack!!! It’s not ideal behavior, of course, and I didn’t see it myself, but it doesn’t sound horrendous enough to merit a comment on this listserv at all, much less a 3-paragraph diatribe.”
I’ll say it straight away, I love soccer and would be psyched if this new stadium was built. But I’m also curious – how many soccer fans does DC have? Would a new stadium encourage new fans? Do you think we could fill a 20,000-25,000-seat soccer stadium? So today I’m just curious – how many folks have been to a DC United game? Any regulars? For those who haven’t been, do you think you would go to a game at the new stadium?
For those that do support the stadium, you can add your name here. A couple more shots of how the site looks today: