1320 13th Street Northwest logan

This rental is located at 1320 13th Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Gorgeous 2BR/2BA Condo in Logan w/ Private Balcony! * Flowing Loft Style w/ Open Floor Plan * Spacious Master Bedroom w/ Attached Master Bath & Large Walk-In Closet * Sunlight Filled w/ Floor to Ceiling Windows * Incredible Location w/ Walk Score of 97 ! * Available Immediately for Rent & Properly Registered with DC Government as Exempted from Rent Control”

1320 13th Street Northwest

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This 2 bed/2 bath is going for $2,750/Mo.

05/26/15 2:25pm

Photo by PoPville flickr user Clif Burns

“Dear PoPville,

I currently work for Community Academy Public Charter School. As you may have heard, it is closing at the end of the current school year.

Despite having signed contracts, employees were recently informed that it is very unlikely that we will be paid for leave hours we have accumulated. This is especially disappointing as the organization continues to take any responsibility; placing the blame on others. Many employees are afraid to speak out.

I am hoping you can bring attention to this issue and that some of your readers might have suggestions.

I have attached the letter employees were sent:

Employee Letter of May 15,2015 (PDF)

05/26/15 2:10pm

Photo of an “old volvo” by PoPville flickr user psinderbrand

mechanic recommendations?

“My VW needs a new catalytic converter. I thought I found a good mechanic, but work they did a while ago has actually contributed to my need for a new catalytic converter now. I am interested in recs for good mechanics, but particularly if they seem to have an emphasis on VWs.”

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05/26/15 1:20pm


A reader reports:

“This afternoon [Sunday] I took my 2 year old son to the Petworth water park– the one at 8th and Taylor – for its first open weekend. It was packed. Frequent visitors to that water park may notice that (what I assume are) the filters/pumps are located in the corner under large green lids a few feet from the edge of the paved play area. Next to one of these lids, towards the fence, was a white jug. I thought nothing of it since kids bring all kinds of containers to the water park. But when my little boy went over there, I followed because it had the look of a pool chemical container. I’m glad I did because it when I picked it up and, assuming it was actually full of water, sniffed it… Whoa! not water! My nose and eyes still hurt an hour later. It was a nearly full jug of muriatic (hydrochloric) acid with no top on it! (Photo attached.) This is dangerous stuff, very poisonous, and can cause serious damage to eyes. It etches concrete and cleans calcium stains and, as the photo shows, is used as a pool chemical (diluted in the water), which is why I imagine it was there. The jug is emblazoned in big red letters with: Keep away from children! With little kids running around dumping containers of water on eachother, imagine what would have happened if a 5 year old had dumped this on themselves or a friend!

Clearly this chemical was used by city workers/contractors when they turned the water park systems on to prepare the water and it was carelessly left there. Since no one was staffing the park’s building on Memorial Day, I reluctantly dumped the chemical down a storm drain and disposed of the container.

Assuming my guess is right and this was left by city staff when they turned on the water system, it was an incredibly negligent thing to do and could have ended with a very serious injury or even a poisoning death. I’m putting this is in writing to the city as well.”

05/26/15 12:50pm

309 Seaton Place Northeast

This house is located at 309 Seaton Place, Northeast. The listing says:

“The total package in Hot Eckington! Stunning renovation offers unusual brightness-40″x40″ skylight sends sunlight throughout- beautiful,secluded rear patio and deck- elegant lower-level living area-Perfect for entertaining!-gorgeous hardwood floors-gourmet kitchen-Spacious master bedroom with dramatic vaulted ceiling and full bath. Minutes to Downtown DC -NY Ave Metro very close- Don’t miss it!”


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This 3 bed/3.5 bath is going for $699,000.

05/26/15 12:32pm

Rendering via PETA

From an email:

“A five-story pop-up house on V Street is so hated by its neighbors that it’s commonly called “the middle finger” and has even been tagged as “the monstrosity” on Google Maps—but PETA believes it can vastly improve the building’s image. In a letter sent this morning, PETA offers to wrap the side of the building with a colorful mural that encourages, “Peas on Earth.”

“PETA’s mural would make ‘The Monstrosity’ an eyesore no more while encouraging the world to make healthy, humane, environmentally sound choices,” says PETA President Ingrid E. Newkirk. “A colorful mural about green eating would make the V Street pop-up eye-catching in a positive way.”

05/26/15 11:50am

McClellan's Retreat, Washington, DC
photos courtesy of McClellan’s Retreat/Scott Suchman

From an email:

“The kitchen at McClellan’s Retreat is small, but the flavors on the newly redesigned food menu are big! Chef Christopher Morgan (The Partisan) is curating the new menu with snacks & sandwiches including:

– Angostura Beef Jerky ($6)

– Local Ham Board with House Mustard & Peach Mostarda ($14)

– Pork Belly Cuban sandwich – Mojo Pork Shoulder, Homemade Pickles, Swiss & Mustard with Zapp’s Chips ($13)

– Grilled Cheese sandwich ($8 – you can add ham & pepper jelly and chips for $3 more)

– Root Vegetable Escabeche with Farmer’s Cheese, Harissa & Flatbread ($13)

– Garden Panini – Asparagus, Swiss, & Garlic Aioli with Zapp’s Chips ($11)

The upper Dupont watering hole [Florida Avenue & S Street NW] also recently added two new specialty cocktails for the summer months, and has been hosting Game of Thrones watch parties at the bar on Sunday nights.”