1613 Harvard Street Northwest

This rental is located at 1613 Harvard Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“97% Walkscore! The Embassy Condominium, your gateway to Adams Morgan and the best of NW DC! 2-blocks from Columbia Heights Metro! Near shopping centers, grocery, coffee, theater, Rock Creek Park, and more! Fitness & storage rm! Unit Features Hardwood Floors Throughout, Full Tub, Full Galley Kitchen with Stainless Dishwasher Disposal, Combo Microwave & Oven.”


You can see more photos here.

This studio is going for $1,500/Mo.

admo day

From an email:

“38th ANNUAL ADAMS MORGAN DAY– the longest continuously running neighborhood festival in the nation’s capital — once again invites residents, neighbors and friends to experience our renowned eclectic culture, businesses and lively artistic beat this Sunday, September 11, from noon to 6 p.m., centered at 18th Street NW and Columbia Road NW, and at participating Adams Morgan businesses. Bands play all day at SunTrust Plaza; artists will vend on the corner plazas and in front of businesses; and games take place in Unity Park. A pre-arranged basketball tournament will be held simultaneously at Kalorama Park. 18th Street will remain open and visitors will enjoy specials at the many international and local sourced participating restaurants of Adams Morgan. See www.adamsmorganday2016.com for information, a full list of activities and to volunteer. Maps will be available on the plazas at 18th and Columbia. Follow us at Facebook.com/AdamsMorganDay/ and @AdamsMorganDay #AdMoDay. The festival is free and welcomes all.

A partial list of activities planned for Adams Morgan Day follows. (more…)

1723 Columbia Road, NW

Thanks to a reader for sending:

“Villa Tuscana – fine Italian cuisine” is coming “soon” to (at least half) of the old Chief Ike’s space. at least according to the banner that’s up today.”

Back in December we reported a liquor license had been posted for Villa Tuscana:

“New Italian restaurant. Total Occupancy Load: 123. Inside seating for 99 patrons. Sidewalk Café seating 24 patrons. Entertainment Endorsement.”

Sounds like they’re getting – updates when we have an exact opening date.

1742 Columbia Road, NW

Thanks to Daniel for sending:

“Pollo Granjero, Columbia and Ontario NW is emptying out – no tables and chairs. Is something new coming?”

We judged them back in 2009 to less than stellar reviews but with the new hotel and restaurant coming nearby this could be a pretty prime spot – updates when we learn more.


From an email:

“Food trucks, state-of-the-art technology and selfies: the Holiday Inn Express brand knows these are a few of guests’ favorite things. The hotel brand is bringing its popular Pancake Selfie Express to the people of Washington, D.C. with its latest Pancake Selfie Express tour, rolling into the nation’s capital on Thursday, Aug. 25th & Friday, Aug. 26th. District residents can visit the truck at Adams Morgan to snap a selfie and have it printed on a free pancake made by the brand’s super smart, one-touch pancake machine. Just push a button and get a pancake in 60 seconds. Genius!”


From an email:

“The Department of General Services’ (DGS) Contract Services Unit responded to community requests to repair the broken equipment. It had been reported to DGS that children were being injured due to a broken plank on the fire truck. After evaluating the equipment, it was determined that the fire truck could not be repaired. In effort to err on the side of safety, the fire truck was disposed of by DGS to ensure there would be no further injury to children.

The decision to remove and dispose of the fire truck to protect children should have been communicated to community members who purchased the apparatus and to the Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR).

DGS regrets both the lack of communication to the community – specifically to those who worked together to purchase the fire truck – and DPR of the removal and disposal of the play equipment.

DGS apologizes for the communication oversight and will replace the equipment with a new fire truck in the next six to eight weeks.”