1700 1st Street, NW

From Big Bear:

Saturday 10/17

Local Cider from ANXO CIDERY
Grilled Sausages from MEATS AND FOODS

Get a sneak peek at ANXO’s first collaborative cider with Millstone Cellars (the first Cider house in DC!)

Grilled sausages from local sausage house, Meats and Foods

Fixins’ from Honeycomb Grocer (Union Market),

Number One Sons (Bloomingdale Farmers Market),

Gordy’s Pickles, and Woodberry Kitchen Pantry.

Hot spiked mulled cider from Reid’s Orchard!

Tickets – $40/person.
Oysters are served every way – grilled, fried, raw on the half shell. ALL YOU CAN EAT!!”


100 block of Rhode Island Ave, NW in 2012

From DC Water:

“In preparation for severe weekend weather and potential impacts from Hurricane Joaquin, DC Water is ramping up staffing and taking other actions to protect its customers, facilities and personnel. DC Water is closely monitoring flood-prone areas of the District of Columbia and crews are working around the clock to clear storm drains and prepare pump stations for increased flows. Emergency equipment and staff are standing by to respond to problems that may occur as a result of the storms.

DC Water is prepared to distribute sandbags to customers that live in the flood-prone neighborhoods of Bloomingdale, LeDroit Park and the 900 block of P Street NW. DC Water personnel will staff a sandbag distribution location for residents of the targeted neighborhoods at First Street and Rhode Island Avenue NW beginning today at 10:00 am. Please note that sandbags will only be distributed to residents in these targeted neighborhoods and they may be asked to show proof of residency at the distribution site.”

1837 1st Street, NW

“Dear PoPville,

A friend of mine and I went out in Bloomingdale yesterday excited to check out Costa Brava. Unfortunately, when we got there we were surprised to see it was closed (around 8:30 pm) and had no signs of life. There were still chairs and tables inside, but most telling is there was no menu posted anywhere, which is always a telltale sign. Was that just a one day thing? Or has it bit the dust. Wondering if you heard anything…”

I hear they’ve closed. Word on the street is that the space has already is or is close to being leased to new folks who plan on opening a burger joint with cocktails – more details when more is known. Costa Brava opened back in November 2014. In July one of the co-owners, Doug Brown, died in a tragic drowning in the Chesapeake Bay.

via google maps

“Dear PoPville,

I wanted to raise some attention to an incident that occurred on Saturday night in Bloomingdale between Flagler and 2nd / U Street NW around 10pm. I had some friends over before the Art All Night Event and leaving my house to head to the event, three of them (all female) were attacked by a group of teenagers. The kids were between the ages of 14-16 and there were around 12 of them. They aggressively pushed the three women to the ground, dragging one by the hair, and stole a handbag containing wallet, passport and other valuables. While throwing punches, the children threatened “stay off of our turf,” indicating that they were in fact from the neighborhood. Luckily there were two men who live nearby who witnessed the incident and immediately intervened. The kids got away running up 2nd and Flagler streets towards V.

Many police officers showed up on the scene, including a detective and a medic. My friends are fine, just shaken up for the most part. After their statements were taken and they were released by the officers, we could see two young boys following and watching us on their bicycles.

The stolen bag was found, empty of all its contents somewhere along V Street. I wanted to request everyone in the neighborhood to keep an eye out for my friend’s passport which was among the stolen items. It is a passport for the Republic of Turkey and if anyone locates it, I would be very grateful if they could give me a call at 508-340-0430 to return it. “

This unit is located at 43 R Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Effortlessly Cool Nearly New TH Condo with Every Bell & Whistle: 2013 Reno* Gleaming Wood Flrs* Voluminous Ceilings* Box Bay Windows* Exposed Brick* Fplc* Fabulous Kit* Abundant Moldings* Amazing Lighting* Incredible Owners Suite* 2 Private Outdoor Spaces Incl a HUGE Roof Deck w/Sweeping Views* Parking* Uber Hot Location* METRO* Eat, Drink, Play Nearby in Serious Style!”

You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/2.5 bath is going for $749,900 ($250 monthly fee.)


From a press release:

“Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage agent James Kastner, of the Dupont office, has just listed a remarkable property at 2037 1st Street NW. The home, which was once both the neighborhood eyesore and earsore, with loud music playing all night long, has been fully renovated and is now the jewel of the neighborhood. It is being presented for $1.299 million.

Ed. Note: the email said “Apparently, the former owner used to play Lionel Ritchie music on repeat… all night long.”

Ed. Note: that is a terrible/awesome pun.

“The home was literally falling down, and was the source of much concern and frustration for the neighbors,” remarked Kastner. “Now, though, it has been completely rebuilt from the ground up, with meticulous care and stunning details, and is the Grande Dame of the street.” (more…)


“I am dogsitting for a friend and was walking her dog out in Bloomingdale earlier today. My leash somehow unhooked and the dog went running. I lost sight of her heading west towards 2nd St NW and Bryant.

She’s a mixed terrier, white with brown patches. She’s incredibly shy and skittish with strangers, and may try to run in the other direction if you approach her too quickly.

Her collar reads Miss Priddy, and her name is Peanut. Please call me, Emily (408-507-6015) or Stacy (617-620-1459) if you find her.

Thanks so much,