2304 North Capitol Street Northwest

This house is located at 2304 North Capitol Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Fully Renovated, Semi-Detached Porch Front on 4 levels that includes loft space (sleeping area, rec room). Wood floors Great Natural Light. Sunny, Large Den off Kitchen. Space for 3 cars: Off-street parking plus Garage (that could be finished into Basement Living Space or In-Law Suite).Central Location.Next to McMillan Reservoir Development, convenient to NoMA, Cap Hill, Catholic & Howard U.”

You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/2.5 bath is going for $599,500. The OP wonders why it’s been on the market so long?

67 V Street Northwest

This house is located at 67 V Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Prime Bloomingdale location 1/2 block to Crispus Attucks Park. Great natural light, sep metered inlaw suite,attic storage,central a/c,whole house water filter, Silestone counters, bedroom level laundry, HUGE yard w/ french doors to deck & patio, parking, plus historic parquet & heart pine floors, pocket doors, claw foot tub, unpainted wood trim, antique doors & hardware.”

You can see more photos here.

This 4 bed/2.5 bath $749,900.

The Mysterious, Abandoned Silos of Washington, DC from PBS Digital Studios on Vimeo.

Thanks to all who sent links to this video:

“The McMillan Sand Filtration Site is one of Washington, DC’s most conspicuous mysteries: a fenced-off 25-acre grassy plain just over 2 miles north of Capitol Hill, marked by rows of tall concrete cylinders clothed in overgrown ferns. Unbeknownst to the thousands of commuters and residents that pass by its rusted gates daily, below this sprawling parcel of land lies a series of vast underground caverns built in the early 20th century by the Army Corps of Engineers as a natural purification facility for DC’s turbid water supply.

Sealed to the public at the onset of World War II, the park above the filtration cells has been inaccessible ever since. Now, almost 30 years since its official closure, the site – a curious holdout among DC’s recent wave of rapid urban development – has become the subject of a widespread debate over its future use.”

Ed. Note: You can see some renderings for the planned new development here.

“Dear PoPville,

I was walking down Rhode Island Ave NW with a male friend at 2:00 pm [Saturday] when a man came up behind me and tried to snatch my purse. I screamed and he ran; luckily my purse strap went across my body and he couldn’t get anything. He was about 6 feet tall, and wearing a white halloween mask (which made it all the more scary). I can’t believe how bold he was, 2:00 pm and with a male friend!

I hope you can post this so others in the area will see it and be careful! I was about at 25 Rhode Island NW.”

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Photo by PoPville flickr user KJinDC

From MPD:

“On October 23, 2014, members of the Fifth District Vice Unit conducted an operation to identify and apprehend persons involved in the theft of mail packages in PSA 501. During the operation, members observed an individual in possession of a stolen package and effected an arrest. The theft occurred in the unit block of Rhode Island Avenue, Northwest. The stolen package and its contents were documented and returned to the rightful owner.

With the help of the Fifth District Detectives Unit and the US Postal Inspection Service, the person arrested has been linked to numerous package thefts throughout the Fifth District dating back to January 2014.

The individual was also in possession of Halloween Costume which may have been taken from a package in an unreported theft. If anyone has knowledge of a missing mail package containing a Halloween Costume, please contact me at the email address or phone numbers listed below.

Thank you,

Lieutenant Ramey Kyle
Fifth District
VICE, Street Crimes, Warrant Squad
1805 Bladensburg Road, Northeast
Washington, D.C. 20002
202-698-0150 station
202-384-7577 cell
ramey.kyle(at)dc.gov”

“Dear PoPville,

There were two attempted muggings last night in Bloomingdale. First was on T street near 1st. Second one was on Seaton Place. I know because I helped stop the first one but he got away. Apparently the guy tried again a couple blocks from us but he failed and ran away again. 0 for 2 on the night. Not a smooth criminal.

Anyway, just thought it may be something you’d like to post so people in Bloomingdale stay alert. The guy was clearly not very smart if he was trying to mug people like 15 minutes apart.

He wasn’t brandishing a weapon so the threat was somewhat minimal, but you never know what he’ll bring with him next time, especially if he’s desperate.”

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108 Rhode Island Ave, NW

It’s been a while since we heard about El Camino coming to Rhode Island Ave by Boundary Stone – but I took a peek earlier in the week and they are nearly finished with the buildout. I was told if all goes well they should be able to open by the end of the month. El Camino is the:

“full-service restaurant featuring traditional-style Mexican food with a variety of Latin cocktails, by the partners behind 1905 Bistro & Bar as well as Tony Lucca and Phil Rodriguez also of Sticky Rice DC.”

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and around the corner is Costa Brava.

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1837 1st Street, NW

The even longer wait for Spanish tapas serving Costa Brava looks to be coming to an end too. Sign is up and construction seems to be wrapping up as well. Their facebook page says:

“Barcelona meets DC Lounge!”

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113 Rhode Island Ave, NW

And across the street from El Camino is Showtime who have applied for “a sidewalk café with an occupancy load of 6 seats”.