“Dear PoPville,

Noticed today that there’s some new hostile architecture in Lamont Park: wooden dividers installed on all the benches so folks can’t lie down. I’ve lived on the block facing this park for 7 years and have never found people resting on the benches to be a problem. Anyone have an idea who is responsible for this and how we can speak out against it?”

lamont bench hostile
3258 Mt Pleasant Street, NW

16th st nw at Lamont st nw

This rental is located at 16th and Lamont Street, NW. The Craigslist ad says:

“$2199 / 1br – 940ft2 – Majestics IMMENSE and BREATH-TAKING 1BEDROOM!No Move in Fee!

Contact info:
Mia Smith-Pittmon | Majestic Apartments |
Beautiful & Bold, 1 Bedroom -1 Bath Apartment – Washington
3200 16th St NW, Washington, DC 20010
Year Built: 1937
Sq Footage: 940 sqft.
Bedrooms: 1 Bed
Bathrooms: 1 Bath
Parking: None
Lease Duration: 1 Year (See Details Below)
Deposit: $0
Pets Policy: No Pets Allowed
Laundry: Shared
Property Type: Apartment

Majestic apartments in Mt. Pleasant is more than just a place to live. It is a place to connect with friends and neighbors. Close your eyes and imagine enjoying a cup of coffee while starring out of your beautiful bay window. Enjoy an unparalleled lifestyle that delivers the good life. Majestic Apartments has a new address, make it yours. you. You are surrounded by sophisticated design, a perfect compliment to the magnificent setting. Our charming property has a laundry room on site, an amazing rooftop deck that shows the wonderful views of the District of Columbia, a speedy on-site maintenance and concierge team! Certain utilities are also included in the price of rent!. Check out the apartments at The Majestic today!



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Photo by PoPville flickr user Tim Brown

“Dear PoPville,

My friends and I live in an amazing three story rowhouse divided into apartments in our favorite part of DC. The excellent landlady unfortunately has to sell the house due to some health issues and we’re thinking to pool our money (and TOPA rights) to buy the house.

It makes a lot more sense to buy the home as a group then divide it into condos, so we’re not all stuck to living together for all time. Does anyone out there have any estimates of how much it costs to convert a pre-existing apartment building into condos?

Open to any other ideas on how to do this as well.”

3155 Mount Pleasant St NW

This unit is located at 3155 Mount Pleasant Street, NW. The MRIS listing says:

“Right on Mt. Pleasant~s main street, you can enjoy all the neighborhood has to offer, including an art movie house, a yoga studio & local restaurants. Or dine at home in your spacious & light-filled condo, with high ceilings, wood floors & deck. Historic charm preserved in beautiful bay window & exposed brick. W/D. Less than 1 mile to Col Heights, Cleveland Park, metro. Pets allowed.”


You can see more photos here.

This 1 bed/1 bath is going for $424,555 ($291 monthly fee.)