09/05/15 8:00am

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From MPD:

“The Fifth District is currently investigating a triple shooting that occurred at approximately 11:40 p.m. in the 3000 block of 25th N.E. One victim sustained a gunshot wound to the shoulder, second victim sustained a gunshot wound to the torso and third victim sustained a gunshot wound to the upper body. The suspects were described as black males, wearing dark pants and a dark shirts.

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.”

09/05/15 7:56am

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From MPD:

“The Metropolitan Police Department announces the arrest of 31 year-old Demetrius Julian Banks of Riverdale, MD in connection to two sexual assault offenses and three robberies in the District of Columbia. All of the crimes were committed as the victims were walking from metro stations. MPD released video of a person of interest and the suspect was identified due to the assistance of the public.

The Sexual Assault Unit investigated two First Degree Sexual Assault cases. The first case occurred on Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at approximately 10:45 pm in the Unit Block of Riggs Road Northeast. The second case occurred on Friday, August 28, 2015 at approximately 12:08 am in the 1500 block of Michigan Avenue Northeast.

The Fourth District Detective’s Unit investigated three robbery cases. The first case a Robbery Force & Violence occurred on Friday, July 31, 2015, at 12:18 am in the 800 block of Gallatin Street Northeast. The second case, a Robbery while Armed (Knife), occurred on Tuesday, August 4, 2015, 10:24 pm in the Unit block of Riggs Road Northeast. The third case a Robbery while Armed (Knife) occurred on Sunday, August 23, 2015, 3:41 am in the area of 6th and Gallatin Street Northeast.”

09/04/15 2:30pm

Photo by PoPville flickr user Jim Havard

From an email:

“Slash Run [Upshur St, Petworth] at noon for lunch.

El Chucho [11th St, Columbia Heights] at 11 for brunch and lunch.

Bar Charley [18th St, Adams Morgan/Dupont] at 10am for brunch.”

Also open – Boundary Road on H Street, NE:

We’re open at 11am for Frankenlunch – our lunch/brunch combo where you can add an egg to any sandwich (like our BLT, Reuben, or Cheesesteak…hell yeah) for $1.”

For those who have Monday off, have a great long weekend!!

09/04/15 1:35pm

Photo by PoPville flickr user Joe Flood


“Reconstruction of the Metrorail system will continue over the weekend of September 4-7 with service adjustments on four rail lines beginning at 10 p.m. Friday and continuing through system closing on Monday.

This weekend, Yellow and Green Line trains will operate at regular weekend intervals. Red Line trains will operate every 20 minutes. Orange, Silver and Blue line trains will operate every 26 minutes.

Labor Day service information
On Labor Day, Monday, September 7, Metrorail will open at 7 a.m. and close at midnight. Trains will operate on a Sunday schedule. Off-peak fares will be in effect all day, and parking will be free at all Metrorail parking facilities.”

09/04/15 1:15pm

Photo by PoPville flickr user Chris Williams

The petition says:

“Tell John Boehner: Rename Ronald Reagan Airport

President Obama just took a small but important step for recognizing the history, culture, and human rights of America’s Native Americans when he decided to rename America’s tallest mountain, Mount McKinley in Alaska, to its original name of Denali.

But right-wing extremists in the Republican party, including House Speaker Rep. John Boehner, don’t see it that way. Boehner announced he is “deeply disappointed” in President Obama’s decision.1 But in 1998, John Boehner and his fellow Republicans in Congress weren’t so hesitant to remove a president’s name from a public landmark when they decided to rename Washington National Airport after Ronald Reagan.

That’s why it’s time to see if Speaker Boehner is willing to stay consistent and rename Ronald Reagan airport back to its original name honoring America’s first president, George Washington.

Tell Speaker Boehner: Rename Ronald Reagan airport back to Washington National Airport. (more…)

09/04/15 12:45pm

This unit is located at 3318 Sherman Avenue, Northwest. The listing says:

“LOCATION LOCATION..! Amazingly Cozy Light-Filled Condo w/ Bamboo Floors @ THE DREW in the Hip Columbia Hghts! Open Floor Plan w/BRs on opposite ends, plenty of closets throughout, W/D & Cook~s KIT w/Granite Counters! SS Appliances, Pet-Friendly& backs to Community Garden. Spacious Bike Rm & Easy WALK to Metros, Cafes, Shopping and Night Life! Open SUN 9/6 1-4″

You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/1 bath is going for $385,000 ($238 monthly fee.)

09/04/15 12:15pm

If you have any animal/pet photos you’d like to share please send an email to princeofpetworth(at)gmail(dot)com with ‘Animal Fix’ in the title and say the name of your pet and your neighborhood. Your photos will go into the queue (usually 2 weeks wait) and will be posted in the order I receive them. If you’ve already entered your pet and would like to do so again – that’s no problem – just space the entries out a bit. Please try to send horizontal photos 640×480 (medium size on your iphone) if possible. If you’re not using an iphone any size is fine.

animal fix

“This is Cassady Taco cat (named after the great Neil Cassady) of Columbia Heights, a recent adoption from the Washington Humane Society.”


“CJ in Logan Circle, doing much of nothing”

09/04/15 11:40am


There’s been some depressing shit happening in DC lately – so I’ve decided to start a new feature highlighting the unappreciated heroes in our midst. These are the quiet heroes, they don’t boast about their feats on twitter. They were just born this way. My first nomination is this man spotted on the 11th Street bike lane in Columbia Heights. For those not familiar with this section of 11th Street that is a rather steep incline. I know sometimes it makes me suck wind with nothing more than a 6 pack in my backpack. I can not imagine the determination this modern day Odysseus must have had. You, sir, are my hero.

Should you spot a quiet act of heroism along these lines please do send an email with a brief description and the neighborhood where it was witnessed to princeofpetworth@gmail.com or tweet @PoPville.

09/04/15 11:10am


Hipchickindc is a licensed real estate broker. She is the President of 10 Square Real Estate. 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: 1255 Wylie St NE
Legal Subdivision: Old City #1
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: Old City #1
Bedrooms: 2 Baths: 1 Basement: No Parking: Street
Ownership: Fee simple
Original List Price for this listing: $519,900
List Price at Contract: $519,900
List Date: 07/21/15
Days on Market: 7
Settled Sales Price: $539,500
Transaction type: Standard
Seller Subsidy: $0
Settlement Date: 08/26/2015

Original GDoN post is: here.

Original listing is: here.

Just a block off of H Street NE, Wylie Street is a single block of what were originally alley dwellings. The homes are brick, typically without basements, and small in scale.

One of the most memorable real estate closings I’ve ever had was for a home on this block over ten years ago. This was prior to the H Street revival, and many of the homes on the block were boarded up and abandoned. My clients were the buyers. As the title company began their research, the sale had to be delayed because there had been no formal passage of title from one generation of heirs to the next.

The process of sorting out the estate ended up taking many months and the chain of title essentially ended up being a detailed family history for the sellers, including heirs that some of the family members were previously unaware of. At settlement, eight brothers and sisters showed up.

That house was smaller than the subject house, which, at three bedrooms, is one of the larger units on the block. Perhaps it was 800 square feet total, on two floors. The family explained that all eight kids and their parents all lived in that 800 square feet at the same time back in the 1950’s and 60’s.

The listing agents for this sale were Jeremy Brown and Audrey Cribbs with Century 21 New Millenium. Gigi Luu with M Squared Real Estate LLC represented the buyer.