$1005 Spacious English Basement Room Available ASAP!:

“Spacious BEAUTIFUL wonderful AMAZING English basement room with full bathroom and private entry available for rent in Bloomingdale/Shaw ASAP. The lease terms are month to month but we are looking for someone who will move in now until April or longer. The renter (you?!) would share the large, newly renovated row house with three fun-loving 25/26 year-old professional females who are sort of mostly adults. We’re looking for a lady. Rent is $1,005.00 and utilities are not included (standard: water, cable, electric, alarm). Can come furnished or not. (more…)


A reader sends:

“I was walking to my car this morning in the alley behind Quincy pl nw [North capital on one end and 1st st nw on the other end in Bloomingdale] and I saw this dog with tags running around. The dog kept running from me when I tried to get close to him so I couldn’t grab him. I did get close enough to see that his name on his tag was Smokie. I had to get to work so I ended up calling animal control but hopefully the owner sees this so they can pick Smokie up and get him home!”

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.”