26 Longfellow Street Northeast

This house is located at 26 Longfellow Street, Northeast. The listing says:

“OPEN HOUSE! Wed & Thurs 8a-7p. Fabulous 3,350 square feet character rich home w/ a row house price. 4 bdrm 3.5 baths 3 level, hardwood floors, gourmet kitchen, spacious hallways w/ extra storage on all 3 levels! Natural light, bay window, deck, fenced rear and garage lift parking. Very Quick access to Metro Subway, shopping, cafes, etc. This listing may not last til the weekend, so come see at OH”


You can see more photos here.

This 4 bed/3.5 bath is going for $865,000.


It’s no secret that during snow holidays folks like to, eh, unwind a bit. That is half the fun. When folks unwind and send me emails it is the best. It is not fair for me to keep them to myself any longer so with no further ado I give you Volume One:

“Forgot to say – from Manor Park!*

*The Best Park (fuck Woodley, fuck Park View, fuck Cleveland Park, as a Park and as a neighborhood too, and if you wanna be down with Brightwood, then fuck you too).”

Cheers LK and a beautiful photo too!! The original NSFW:

VIP Room
6201 Third Street, NW

Thanks to a reader for sending and asking who they are. The VIP Room’s website says:

“Abner “Sam” Sampson started in business selling Air-Way vacuum cleaners door to door. His career blossomed as he was named the national “Air-Way Salesman of the Year” for several consecutive years. Inspiring to reach new heights and fulfill his dreams, Sam purchased the Air-Way franchise from his boss Mr. Radar, and then founded Air-Way Sales and Services, Inc. As the owner, Sam expanded the business to include selling carpet and draperies.

In 1978, Sam moved his office from one end of the 6200 block of Rittenhouse Street, NW to the other corner of Rittenhouse Street, NW. There was a lot of extra space in the new building, and Sam was just using it for his office and storage. Sam said that he was not going to pay to heat the whole building for nothing, so he rented out the extra space for business meetings. (more…)

5923 4th Street Northwest

This house is located at 5923 4th Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Beautiful renovation of a classic! Lovely front porch, big windows with lots of natural light. Wide house, fireplace, gorgeous HW floors, crown molding, recessed lights, granite, SS, pretty cabinets. New deck off kitchen. Spacious MBR w/ good closet space & a full BA. Skylights in both upper BAs. Possible 5th bedroom in bumpout space. BR & full BA in the bsmt. Storage room and off street parking..”


You can see more photos here.

This 4 bed/3.5 bath is going for $642,650.


From an email:

“Eighty (80) households in the NW neighborhood of Manor Park are holding DC’s largest yard sale on the morning of Saturday, July 18, from 7:00am-11:00am.

Thousands of items will be for sale, including antiques, books, clothing, furniture, children’s toys, household items, video games and more.

This event is the latest in a series of successful neighborhood yard sales that have occurred in Brookland and Shepard Park, which had 60 and 40 households respectively.

The event is organized by the Manor Park Citizens Association, which first formed in 1923 and developed the neighborhood’s reputation as a City of Homes.

Manor Park is the historic neighborhood that is bordered by Missouri Ave on the south, Georgia Ave on the west, Aspen St on the north and Blair Rd / North Capitol St on the east.

Details about the exact locations and variety of items for sale can be found on the MANORPARKDC.ORG website.”


Thanks to a reader for sending:

“My wife recently commissioned the attached mural for the side of our garage. The artist is Kellie Cox. Apparently this young woman is new to the DC area, having just arrived less than a year ago from Ithaca, NY. She did a wonderful job on our garage. Not only that, as it turns out she is one of the artists whose work is displayed on the new recycling trucks. I believe her truck will be wrapped this coming weekend. I thought you would enjoy this seeing the final product, and I trust the PoPville viewers will as well. Kellie is a delight and she’s bringing something beautiful to our urban scene here in Washington, DC. Again, we’re in South Manor Park, in Ward 4.”