910 m st nw

This unit is located at 910 M Street, NW. The MRIS listing says:

“An amazing unit, with one-of-a-kind expansive terrace, in a truly unique building. Located near a wealth of dinning and entertainment options, adjacent to Convention Center and JW Marriott, near Chinatown. Open floor plan of approx.1500 SF living area and additional outdoor space in a terrace of approx. 1300 SF makes this unit great for entertaining. Includes 2-car garage parking and storage.”


You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/2 bath is going for $1,250,000 ($811 monthly fee.)

vermont clean up

From Facebook:

“Take pride in your Shaw/U Street corridor!

Every year, volunteers get together to clean up, plant, & mulch the 1/4 miles of street gardens that are part of historic Vermont Avenue, in Washington, DC.

This is a great way to meet your neighbors and take pride in the beauty of a vital part of our city. We need about 30 people to participate, more is better.

NO EXPERIENCE IS NEEDED. Training, tools, & other support will be provided. Free breakfast, lunch, drinks and door prizes included.

Try to arrive as close to 9:00 am as possible for training. Meet at the African American Civil War Memorial (U Street & Vermont)

We’ll also need about 3 coordinators to welcome volunteers and get them started if they arrive later. (more…)

1250 9th street NW

This rental is located at 1250 9th Street, NW. The Craigslist ad says:

“$2150 / 1br – 522ft2 – The One And Only Marvelous Apartment In Shaw! Must See! At The COLONEL

Welcome to The Colonel Apartments!
Our community offers luxury apartments, thoughtfully designed with subtle balance of historical elegance and modern amenities.

Apartment Features:

• Bedrooms: 1
• Bathrooms: 1
• Rent: $2,150
• Sq. Ft. : 522
• Security Deposit: Waived
• Pets Allowed: Yes — no restrictions!

Interior Features: (more…)

ivy coney fundraiser

“Ivy and Coney is hosting the second annual Charity Gala with all proceeds benefiting Bread For The City. Your ticket gets you a sweet 80’s formal wear t-shirt, open bar and open food. We will also have a sweet charity auction featuring tons of beer swag, private chef dinners, rare booze and more. And don’t forget, every penny is going to a great cause that helps thousands of DC residents! Our goal is to raise over $15,000 while getting everyone drunk and full of hot dogs.”

Get your tickets here.

1537 7th Street, NW – middle


from a resident of the Floridian building next door:

“Residents –

I’ve received an email from JBG notifying that they have issued a “Notice to Proceed” to their Contractor(s). 945 Florida Avenue, which abuts the Floridian is now officially under construction.

As for 965 Florida Avenue (Whole Foods, etc.) – MRP Realty is looking to tentatively break ground sometime in the fourth quarter of 2017.”

“Dear PoPville,

Walked by the other day and noticed they finally broke ground at 965 Florida Ave. Thought readers would be interested in this. Still hoping for a Wegmans over Whole Foods but I think that’s a done deal.”

Ed. Note: Whole Foods is a done deal.

Updates as construction progresses. This is across the street from the recently closed Darnell’s and very close to Duffy’s as well as 9:30 Club.


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“Dear PoPville,

I live at 5th and O Sts NW. I’m done with the insanity every time the weather turns nice and my neighbors go on shooting sprees. They’re not even my neighbors, they’re the people that lost their right to subsidized housing because of their criminal records, who now live in MD. But they drive here to hang out where the 5th and 7th St gangs were and pretend their old “territory” is still theirs – you can see their MD plates filling the parking lots of the housing communities on these blocks. My neighbors and I pitched holy hell two summers ago when there were multiple shootings outside Kennedy Rec until we got a 24/7 police presence on that block. It took 5 shootings and daily phone calls to the mayor’s office to get it done. We have talked to the police, we have talked to the mayor’s office, we have talked to our ANC reps. The problem is tremendously clear. These are repeat offenders who get arrested, but are back on our street within a matter of days. So the issue is the court system. These felons are not being prosecuted, they are being released, and they know they’re going to be released. Our officers are present on these blocks, they engage with the community and they risk their safety, as they did last night, chasing an armed man for multiple blocks on foot until he managed to evade them on our block while his friends shot up 6th and O. I cannot imagine how frustrating it is to do your job, day in and day out, and watch the same people you arrest for blatant criminal activity back on the same block committing these same violent offenses in less than three days.

So where is the breakdown? (more…)

'Coq Au Vin' from the Columbia Room Spring 2017 tasting menu (Photo by Farrah Skeiky)
Photo by Farrah Skeiky

From a press release:

“Spring is undoubtedly in the air at James Beard Award-nominated Columbia Room (124 Blagden Alley NW), which launches its new Spring 2017 tasting menu today. Known for its elaborately themed and executed cocktail and food pairing menus, Columbia Room will take guests on a culinary jaunt to France via its “Paris in Spring” seasonal menu.

“I have been twice to Paris in the springtime, and I was able to tap into to some of those memories: the bite that’s still in the air and the cafés and sidewalk tables populated with endless Parisians drinking coffee and wine, eating simple dishes and conversing,” says head bartender JP Fetherston. “I also remember the energy in the air, as if the sun and the warmth were giving everyone and everything a bit more zip. We tried to channel all of these things and more, and to widen our view to all things French by using ingredients and ideas from across that beautiful country.”

'Into Great Silence' from the Columbia Room Spring 2017 tasting menu (Photo by Farrah Skeiky)
Photo by Farrah Skeiky

Fetherston’s new cocktail creations for Spring include “Into Great Silence,” made with green chartreuse, jus vert, fino sherry, orgeat, lemon and grapefruit and “La Ballade de Paris,” a mix of pommeau, sweetgrass, peychaud’s, trash cordial (a cordial made from garnish trimmings like citrus husks and mint stems), cream and egg white.

Columbia Room Spring 2017 menus (PDF)

There are new food offerings on the Spring tasting menu as well from executive chef Johnny Spero, who collaborated with Fetherston on Columbia Room’s signature three- and five-course pairings. Spero’s spring peas come with jambon and tendrils, while his “Coq Au Vin” brings together chicken skin, mushroom and red wine. (more…)

1400 block of 6th Street, NW

“Dear PoPville,

Crazy night here at 6th and O NW for second straight night.

Attaching photo of a gunshot in my fourth story bedroom window from tonight.

We think it hit around 830/9pm. There was some kind of police chase and the suspects escaped by hoping fence into our backyard and then our neighbors.

Police are still investigating. Thankfully I wasn’t home but still scary. Sounds like insurance may cover damage but curious if others have tips for how to handle?”

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MPD reports:

“The Third District is currently investigating a shooting in the 400 block of N Street NW. Motorists and pedestrians should avoid the area due to road closures as we investigate.

Anyone with information is asked to call 202-727-9099.”

Since MPD reports 4th and N, not clear if this is one in the same or two separate incidents. Tons of reports sent to us on twitter last night starting around 9pm. Seems like 4th and N was just before 9 and then another incident at 6th and O around 9:30pm? Twitter timeline after the jump. (more…)