From an email:

“The League of Extraordinary Film Geeks + The Betamax Video Club will be hosting an 80’s Movies Night at Ten Tigers Parlour (old Chez Billy at 3813 Georgia Avenue, NW) on Sunday, February 26. The upstairs lounge will open at 6 PM and the event will begin promptly at 7PM.

A celebration of 80’s B movie classics and home video club culture. This month we delve into classic space opera with a healthy dose of double-entendre and slap stick comedy. Arrive early to enjoy a cocktail and the retro synthwave soundtrack in the upstairs lounge. Then sit back as a pair of space pirates battle the Templars of Mithra to restore the galaxy’s water supply.”


Good Deal or Not Revisited (GDoN-R) is a weekly post that reviews the settled sales data of a recent individual real estate transaction in the District of Columbia. Each post is a snapshot of the real estate market at a particular moment in time. GDoN-R generally posts on Friday in the late morning.

GDoN-R has been written exclusively for PoPville since 2009 by Suzanne Des Marais. Suzanne is a practicing Realtor with the 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 Smartcharts by Showingtime). Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.

Featured Property: 706 Rock Creek Church Rd NW #1
Legal Subdivision: Columbia Heights
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: Columbia Heights
Bedrooms: 3 Baths: 2.5 Parking: Assigned, Parking space conveys
Levels: 2 Ownership: Condo
Square Footage per listing: 1450
Original List Price: $699,000. List Price at Contract: $679,900.
Monthly Fee: $243.00
List Date: 10/6/2016 Days on Market: 75
Settled Sales Price: $669,500.
Seller Subsidy: $0.
Settled Price per Square Foot (Adjusted $20k for parking): $448.
Settlement Date: 1/30/2017
Transaction type: Standard

Original GDoN post can be seen: here.

The listings for both Units 1 and 2 can be seen here: here.

Last week, Good Deal or Not Revisited reviewed the settled sale in Eckington of a lower level duplex condo units converted from a previous single family home. (You can see that post here.) In relation to that post, Commenter JS wrote: “I think there’s a little bit of a bubble bursting in these two unit buildings, at least when it comes to the lower level units. In my neck of the woods, pop-up top units seem to sell fairly quickly at close to list while the lower level ones sit for months and only move after a few significant (20K+) price reductions.” (more…)

5316 9th St NW

This house is located at 5316 9th Street, NW. OP writes: “This is one of the more unique single family “homes” I have seen listed in DC.”

The MRIS listing says:

“Contemporary new construction, light filled, end unit townhome in Petworth! 1st floor has dramatic 18′ ceiling & loft, sunny kitchen w/ six burner gas range & 10′ island, large deck & parking spot. 2nd floor has 2 bedrooms w/ 2 en-suite baths, large laundry room. 3rd floor large master suite w/ huge closet & bath. And a rooftop w/ views of Washington Monument & National Cathedral! Open Sat & Sun!”


You can see more photos here.

This 4 bed/3.5 bath is going for $799,900.

800 Upshur Street, NW

From the Mayor’s Office:

“On Tuesday, February 21 at 6:30 p.m., Mayor Muriel Bowser will join Ward 4 Councilmember Brandon Todd to sign the Extreme Weather Protection for Animals Emergency legislation into law. Introduced by Councilmember Todd, the legislation will require dog owners in DC to ensure that dogs left outside during the winter are sufficiently protected from inclement weather.

Known as Momma’s Law, the legislation is named after a dog that was repeatedly left outside in below-freezing temperatures in the Petworth neighborhood. In January 2016, concerned neighbors grabbed the attention of local leaders and residents when they tried to intervene to get the dog properly sheltered.

Tuesday, February 21, at 6:30 p.m.

Mayor Muriel Bowser
Brandon Todd, Ward 4 Councilmember

Ruta Del Vino
800 Upshur Street, NW”


A reader reports:

“There was a huge fire at 5am in the house at the corner of 10th and Rock Creek Church Ext – right next to the mural. Flames were 20+ feet high when I finally woke up and saw it.”

video by Piama Habibullah

From AlertDC:

“DC Fire EMS reports the fire has been knocked down with 5 displacements (adults) with 4 dogs. The street closures remain the same at this time due to fire apparatus. Red Cross, DDOT, MPD and Ward Outreach have been notified.

Street Closures:
3700 block of 9th St NW
3600 block of New Hampshire Ave NW
3600 block of Rock Creek Church Rd NW.”

DC Fire & EMS reported:

“9th St fire under control. Still no injuries reported. Request @RedCrossNCR for 5 displaced adult occupants.”

Update 7am:

“DDOT reports the fire activity in the 3700 block of 9th St NW has cleared. The following street closures have reopened.
3700 block of 9th St NW
3600 block of New Hampshire Ave NW
3600 block of Rock Creek Church Rd NW.”

shooting petworth sentencing

From MPD:

“District Man Sentenced to Seven Years in Prison
For Shooting Man in Back on Northwest Washington Street
Defendant Fired 11 Shots at Group of People on Springtime Afternoon

David Gore, 36, of Washington, D.C., was sentenced to seven years in prison for firing 11 gunshots at a group of people in Northwest Washington, hitting one victim in the back. (more…)

petworth shooting
Photo by CH

“Something’s up near the 800 block of Crittenden – Buchanan to Decatur and 8th to 9th was blocked off”

“Dear PoPville,

It was a quiet morning around Sherman Circle when I decided to take my dogs for a walk. Just as I open the door the Ring doorbell activated itself and caught on video this crazy amount of gunshots. So scary and so dangerous!! There is a significant amount of cops at 9th and Crittenden… again!! Already a busy summer around that area. Just wondering when is going to stop!!”

MPD reports:

“Today around 11:00 am, MPD responded to the sounds of gunshots in the 4700 block of 9th Street, NW. The victim was located at a local hospital and is currently undergoing emergency medical treatment. The case is being investigated by detectives of the Fourth District. There is no additional information that can be provided at this time.

Anyone with information regarding this offense can call the MPD at (202)727-9099 or text at 50411.”

“Here we are at Hanks”

“Dear PoPville,

This week in DC and around the world people have been taking part in the second action from the 10 actions 100 days campaign started by the Women’s March. The goal of the campaign is to keep the momentum from the march going. “Huddles” have been formed where small groups are meeting to action plan in people’s homes/ restaurants and bars. Thus far 4,037 huddles have been formed worldwide. There were numerous ones in our own neighborhood this week. The momentum is so strong that once a huddle was published on the site it filled to complicity right away. The Women’s March Campaign provides everything the facilitator needs. The facilitator is only responsible for hosting/ finding a place and then publishing the huddle to the site.

Hank’s Cocktail Bar in Petworth was kind enough to host our Petworth Huddle. I thought they were a very appropriate place to meet since they are strong believers in our cause. The staff at Hank’s went out of their way to accommodate us. It was great experience, meeting new people from the neighborhood and working on an action plan to resist the damage the current administration is causing the country.

The idea is to keep these huddles going as we continue to #resist.”

via google maps

About all those sirens part two.

From MPD:

“Shooting at 0211 hrs at Georgia AVE NW/Delafield Pl NW. No Lookout at this time”

fire out
Photo by Erdem

A reader reported:

“Our apartment building, Cathedral Mansion across from the Zoo, caught fire tonight. I woke up to fire alarms and smoke at 10:25pm. We had a bit of smoke in our apartment, but that has dissipated now at 11:08pm. Pretty scary. Looked like it was contained to the end of the second floor. No idea what happened, but the DC fire department was thankfully on the job!”