07/09/14 10:42pm

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5100 MacArthur Blvd, NW

Thanks to a reader for sending word that Listrani’s has closed:

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However in more positive news looks like the folks from 7th Hill Pizza (by Eastern Market) are opening up a spot in the Palisades at the former Marvelous Market space next to Blacksalt. A liquor license placard posted out front says:

“7TH Hill Restaurant Inc

To prepare and sell pizza and prepared pizzeria food products
Recorded music, Sidewalk Café with #25 seats, total Occupancy Load #85″

Hours are listed as Sunday through Thursday: 7am – 2am, Friday and Saturday: 7am – 3am.

Updates when they get closer to opening.

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Future 7th Pizza at 4885 MacArthur Blvd., NW

06/06/14 12:55pm

4914 Ashby Street Northwest

This house is located at 4914 Ashby Street, NW. The listing says:

“Opportunities like this do not come along often. Sited on a level 11,250 sq ft lot, this home is ready for the next owner to create their dream home. Build, renovate or remodel, the potential is there. Located one block off MacArthur and walking distance to all the great offerings in the area. Open Sunday 6/8 1-4.”

You can see more, uh, interesting photos here.

This 6 bed/2.5 bath is going for $1,100,000.

02/19/14 3:00pm

4622 Laverock Place Northwest

This rental is located at 4622 Laverock Place. Northwest:

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The listing says:

“Beautiful house with fantastic Potomac River views. Elegantly architectural, updated, & impeccably maintained 4BR, 3.5 Bath, 2 car garage. Open, light-filled living areas, 9′ ceilings, wood floors and crown molding. Luxurious MBR suite, chef’s kitchen w breakfast room,beautifully landscaped garden and patio. All showing must be set up through the SHOWING AGENT.”

You can see more photos here.

This 4 bed/3.5 bath is going for $7,800/Mo.

10/25/13 1:00pm

5009 Sherier Place Northwest

This house is located at 5009 Sherier Place, Northwest:

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As promised because I messed up Wed., some more house porn. The listing says:

“Arts and Crafts expanded/renovated by Chryssa Wolfe. Formal LR w/FP, DR, library, XL fam rm. Huge chef’s kit, Wolf 6-burner, Viking, triple sink, 2~ H2O line. Mudroom w/built-in cubbies. Master w/huge walk-in closet, en-suite bath dbl vanity, lg tub, sep shower. Laundry on 1st BR lvl. 2 add BRs/baths and rec rm on 3rd lvl. Screened porch, landscaped yard w/koi pond. Ideal entertaining home!”

You can see a virtual tour here.

This 5 bed/6 bath is going for $1,745,000.

09/18/13 1:00pm

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This house is located at 5020 Palisade Lane, NW:

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The listing says:

“Spectacularly renovated pre-war Colonial on large, private corner lot. 5 bedrooms. 4.5 baths, gourmet kitchen, master suite, 3 wood-burning fireplaces, incredible landscaped garden surrounds house with large front lawn and rear dog-secured garden with pool, hot tub, gazebo, koi pond, fountain, greenhouse and walkways, Two-car garage.”

You can see a virtual tour here.

This 5 bed/4.5 bath is going for $2,700,000.

08/14/13 1:00pm

This house is located at 5332 Sherier Place, Northwest:

The listing says:

“Two Arts & Crafts homes on one large lot in the Palisades with charming wrap around porch. The primary home has 4 to 5 bedrooms/3.5 baths. A social kitchen with abundance of windows great for family & friends. Carriage house is lovely with 1/bedroom 1.5 baths, full kitchen and open floor plan on entry level. Convenient to C&O canal tow path & Capital Crescent Trail. Bike to work or play..”

You can see a virtual tour here.

This 5 bed/3.5 bath is going for $2,095,000.

07/08/13 3:15pm

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Photo courtesy of Mayor Gray’s facebook page.

From a press release:

Mayor Vincent C. Gray, Councilmembers, government officials, the Palisades Citizens’ Association, the Friends of Palisades Recreation Center and the Palisades community cut the ribbon on the newly renovated Palisades Playground (5200 Sherrier Place NW). The ribbon-cutting was held at the conclusion of the Palisades 47th Annual July 4th Parade & Picnic. This parade is known as the “largest small town parade in D.C.” Palisades is the District’s third playground to be completed under Mayor Gray’s Play DC Playground Improvement Project, managed by the District’s Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) and Department of General Services (DGS).

“Palisades Playground is not only the District’s first ‘imagination playground,’ but it is representative of the rich Native American history that exists in the Palisades community,” said Mayor Gray. “One of the main goals of my One City Action Plan is to improve every resident’s quality of life, providing safe and inviting places for our children to play. The renovations and upgrades here at Palisades Playground are an investment in our children, our families, our community and our great city.”

Play DC is a city-wide, multi-year initiative and the largest playground renovation project in the District’s history. Three community meetings were held regarding the Palisades Playground renovations.

By definition, Palisades means “fortification consisting of a strong fence made of stakes driven into the ground.” Native Americans once used this area as one of their villages as they traveled along the Potomac. Palisades Playground is the District’s first imagination play space, which means that there is movable play equipment, including building blocks, and it has state-of-the-art materials for the play surfaces.

“DPR is pleased with the progress and initial outcome of the Play DC project thus far, as we begin to cut the ribbon on the Play DC playgrounds city-wide. This has been a very multi-layered, aggressive effort that has included input from the residents in the playground communities, as well as collaborative efforts from DPR, DGS, the D.C. Office of Planning (OP) and the District Department of the Environment (DDOE),” said DPR Director Jesus Aguirre. “Play is a fundamental aspect of growth and development for children and youth, and a positive exercise experience leads to avoidance of weight gain, higher self-esteem and reduction of risk factors for disease.”

Palisades Playground is the first Play DC playground to be completed in Ward 3, features various components for the entire family, and is based on a unique concept. Its theme is based on learning about the history of the area through play equipment and designs that feature Native American symbols and themes. The play-sized Potomac River, which is designed into the surfacing, flows through a tot play space, along with a play space for children ages 6 – 12. In addition, the play space features an expanded community garden area (the garden was made possible through a Sustainable DC grant from OP and DDOE), a new shade structure, a new spray feature, outdoor fitness equipment, the District’s first skate spot, new landscaping and more.

Play DC has been a city-wide effort from the very start, leveraging the expertise of organizations including DDOE, OP, various other District agencies, local community groups and District residents. DPR currently operates 78 playgrounds. Rosedale Playground and Volta Park Playground were the first two Play DC playspaces to be completed. All 32 playgrounds are slated to be complete in Fiscal Year 2013.

06/26/13 9:42am

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@DCPoliceDept tweets:

“MPD FYI:Avoid area for traffic control at 4900 Rockwood Parkway NW. Bear running in area.//4014″

Update from MPD:

“Traffic Advisory 4900 blk of Rockwood Pkwy is clear & all lanes are open. The bear has been relocated to the Zoo by DC Animal Control.”

Saga continues! Update from Washington Humane Society on our facebook page:

“WHS Field Officers have safely tranquilized and captured the bear in NW DC. The bear is safe and sound. We are working with our DC Department of Health and Washington Metropolitan Police Dept. partners to transport and release the bear back into the wild. More details to come.”