“Dear PoPville,

Went to the Columbia Heights CVS at 14th and Irving this morning to get passport photos taken, only to find out from the manager that someone broke in and stole their passport camera. No worries, FedEx Office a couple doors down does them, too.

But who steals a crappy CVS passport camera anyway? Only in Columbia Heights.”

16th and Euclid St, NW

From a press release:

“air Lynch Real Estate Partners (“Jair Lynch”) announced it entered into a 99-year ground lease with Howard University for 2601 16th Street, NW, a property adjacent to Meridian Hill Park. Jair Lynch intends to renovate the now- vacant dormitory into a boutique multifamily housing community. Jair Lynch acquired the rights in September 2015 from Howard University through a competitive process and closed the transaction on December 17, 2015.

The 2601 16th Street, NW building, constructed in 1942, was the site of the first government- owned and -operated hotel built exclusively to house young women who moved to the District during World War II to fill government jobs. Howard University operated it until 2013 as an off- campus dormitory known Meridian Hill Hall. (more…)

Photo by PoPville flickr user nevermindtheend

“Dear PoPville,

A man in a tie just stopped me on the Columbia Heights metro platform, flashed a “resume” at me, claimed he had an interview at Giant and asked for cash to buy deodorant. I offered to take him to CVS and buy it for him and he kept refusing and insisting on cash, then he told me to get on the train to work when I refused to go to the ATM for him. He then kept walking up and down the platform trying to scam more people and got real angry when I followed him and called him out on it.

Just a warning to others.”

1427 Chapin Street Northwest

This rental is located at 1427 Chapin Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Well above St. level, not true 1st floor. LOCATION! Renovated and sun-filled 1 bedroom in amazing location, close to Col Hgts and U St Metros and shopping corridors. Near farmer’s markets, parks, EZ access to Dupont, Adams, Downtown! W/D in unit, kit with stainless/granite. Wood floors, stretched closets, roof deck w BBQ, monument view, bike room/storage. EZ street parking on one way Chapin”


You can see more photos here.

This 1 bed/1 bath is going for $1,695/Mo.

11th and lamont
11th and Lamont St, NW

“Threatening a woman then to ‘smoke my ass'”

“Last night (Thursday) as I awaited the bus ~9:50PM at 11th and Lamont I noticed a commotion down the block – two young men were verbally and physically harassing a woman with her dog outside of the dog park by yelling and throwing things across the street at her. A gentleman came to her aid and yelled at them to leave and I heard her get on the phone with 911. As this was happening a cop car came by, so I flagged it down and pointed to the situation down the street and said “Hey that woman is calling 911 and needs help”.

After acknowledging this the cop car then inexplicably keeps driving in the other direction. This is when one of the young men turns his attention to me (the other has left) and approaches me yelling “hey snitch, hey white bitch” and then “I have a gun and I am going to smoke your ass, snitch” at which point, luckily, the cop car from before has reappeared going the other way and is now behind me in the intersection. The cop jumps out and chases this guy saying “oh you have a gun?” but he makes it over a snow bank, taunts the cop and runs off. The car leaves but the guy circled back and is a block away approaching me yelling curses and taunts, prompting me to run down the street where, thankfully, the bus is showing up.

This was a busy time on a busy bar street, and I feel let down that only me and another gentleman tried to help this woman, and that people just stood and smoked cigarettes outside of the bars across the street indifferent to the situation folding out in front of them. I was also confused by the police response of driving away for a few minutes and discouraged by the weak attempt to apprehend the individual, although on the bus I did notice more cops were arriving so unsure how this played out. ”

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GDoN sold

Hipchickindc (aka Suzanne Des Marais) is a licensed real estate broker. She is an associate broker with Bediz Group, LLC at Keller Williams Capital Properties . 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 and/or Real Estate Business Intelligence (RBI), a subsidiary of MRIS. Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.

Featured Property: 1106 Columbia Rd NW #305
Legal Subdivision: Columbia Heights
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: Columbia Heights
Bedrooms: 1 Baths: 1 Parking: Street Ownership: condo
Square Footage per Listing: 450
Original List Price: $274,555.
List Price at Contract: $274,555.
List Date: 12/17/2015
Days on Market: 1
Settled Sales Price: $285,000.
Seller Subsidy: $0.
Settled Price per Square Foot: $633.
Settlement Date: 1/20/2016
Transaction type: Standard

Original GDoN post is: here.

The original listing can be seen here
: here.

There are currently 51 properties under $300,000. actively listed market rate units for sale in NW DC (not including units that fall under DC’s inclusionary zoning lottery program). The majority of these are studios, and are located quite a bit further north than the subject property. (more…)


This unit is located at 1454 Newton St, NW. The listing says:

“Start the New Year off with this great 2 BR & 2 BA Columbia Heights condo that is blocks from the Metro, Giant & more! Fully renovated in 2007, it features a kitchen with stainless steel appliances, 2 skylights, high ceilings, hardwood floors, new carpet, a washer/dryer & a private rear deck for enjoying the outdoors or good times with friends. Plus the owner is including a gas grill for you!”


You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/2 bath is going for $384,900 ($192 monthly fee.)

14th and Park Road, NW

Good news for those taking advantage of the $1 per day parking at DCUSA during the snow emergency, which ends at 6:30pm tonight. From DC Department of General Services:

“Per councilmember Nadeau request, please continue to allow residents to park for the fee of $1 per day for (1) more business day due to the snow blocking street parking.”