2535 13th Street Northwest

This rental is located at 2535 13th Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“What are you waiting for? The perfect one bedroom in a fantastic location. Open floor plan with Brazilian Cherry wood floors, granite and stainless kitchen & ceramic bath. Plus washer/dryer in unit, and garage parking w/extra storage. 4.5 blocks to U Street Metro & dining.”


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This 1 bed/1 bath is going for $1,850/Mo.

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Photo by PoPville flickr user John Sonderman

“Dear PoPville,

I know we have some lawyers & at least one cop on this blog and hoping they can give advice for police encounters. Today I witnessed a sad and disturbing encounter with US Park Police this afternoon – 2:30 pm. in Meridian Hill Park. Walking my dog, ordinary day, saw 3 cops investigating the bathrooms, then strolling around. The usual homeless guys sleeping on benches, nannies with babies, joggers etc.

But then the cops clustered around a couple on a blanket and things got crazy. Accusing them of pot smoking – said someone had called in a report – yeah right. The couple was completely compliant and non-confrontational. They let the cops search their bags, let them see they did indeed have one joint in a Tupperware container. The cops bullied and escalated things beyond any sensible level. “have you ever been arrested?” “Are you sure?”

I’ve lived over 30 years in Columbia Heights – I know when people are being obnoxious or belligerent. This couple was totally non-confrontational. And there was absolutely NO smell of pot anywhere near them! This was absolutely clearly a case of police belligerence. (more…)

This house is located at 3628 New Hampshire Avenue, Northwest. The listing says:

“Great location! Renovated! Move in ready. Huge back yard! CAC. Lovely Hardwood Floors! Balcony off upstairs back bedroom. Great open rear view. Easy access Off street parking for 2 or more cars. In law suite with separate kitchen, full bath and rear walkout entrance. 2 blocks to the metro, restaurants, and shopping! [Adjacent property (3630) just sold/settled for $1,035,000]”

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This 4 bed/2.5 bath is going for $679,000.

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“Dear PoPville,

I live on Park Road and 16th and am concerned about noise pollution from city sirens:  Park Road is an emergency route but the westbound green light at 16th is really short.  Daily there’s an ambulance or fire truck wailing for 90+ seconds directly outside my windows.  Drivers are too scared to cross the red on 16th and get out of the way, the cities emergency responders are grossly delayed, church services are interrupted, and I’m considering moving because I don’t think I can raise a baby in this apartment.
It seems like an acoustic traffic signal preemptor at 16th and Park would fix the problem.  Do you know if there’s anything I can do as a citizen to help get this done?”

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A reader reports just after 9am:

“Just saw car w/ a DC license plate hit a parked car in front of CVS in Columbia Heights. I was just getting on to bus so didn’t have time to leave a note for the vehicle that was hit.”

Email me at [email protected] if this is your car so I can get you the license plate.

3531 10th Street Northwest

This rental is located at 3531 10th Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Charming C. Heights Victorian, rare opportunity for 5bd home in the heart of it all. Two master bedrooms on 2nd floor, one with en-suite bath, other with den and deck. Large, open floor plan with hardwood floors, separate dining room, kitchen with door to rear with space for BBQ, Car, etc. Brand new basement level with 2 bedrooms, full bath and common area laundry. Separate front and rear entry.”


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This 5 bed/3.5 bath is going for $5,400/Mo.

3615 14th Street, NW

From an email:

“we are doing a Tap Take Over with Denizen’s Brewing Co from Silver Spring. We are going to have 4 of their beers on tap mixing limited edition and flagship brews, we are also working with City Dogs Rescue. Our normal Happy Hour is from 5-8pm where, All Draft’s are $2 off, $4 Rail Drinks, $6 House Wine. This Wednesday you will be able to extend Happy Hour until 9pm, with a $10 donation to City Dogs Rescue. We are going to have a few adoptee dogs hanging out, good beer and hopefully a fun meet up for pet owners.”


From Cotton & Reed’s facebook:

“Putting an APB out on our precious, pristine van, which was stolen last night or this morning around U Street/Columbia Heights. Both sides are dented, the Port City Brewing Company logo is still faintly visible on each side, and there are a couple Port City bumper stickers on the back. If it ever comes back we will redecorate soon, we swear. If you help us recover it, we’ll owe you big time. And you want us to owe you big time. DC tags: FC 1056”


Around 6pm Monday night I got a ton emails and tweets along the lines of:

“The Officer reports an “active situation” and that we should feel “safe outside the perimeter.” Huge police presence in SWAT gear and helicopter circling above. This situation started before 6:00 PM. Stay safe, everyone!”

The situation was resolved around 8pm and Bill B in DC reported:

“Guy with gasoline and a knife. Mentally unstable, now resolved.”