51 R Street Northwest

This house is located at 51 R Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Victorian townhouse in a fantastic location, ready to move in but could use a little TLC. Finished basement with a kitchen and full bathroom, front and rear entrance. Nice deep lot with plenty of room for 2-3 cars in the back. Offers due March 3rd at 5 PM.”

You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/2.5 bath is going for $639,000.


“Dear PoPville,

I have been trying unsuccessfully to get a piece of machinery removed from my street for a few weeks. This is on 100 block of V Street, NW in Bloomingdale, a street that already has half of its parking gobbled up by the water project. The machine is from a contractor that is renovating a house, it’s not part of the water project. I’m not quite sure how this machine is helpful in a home renovation to begin with, but I have seen the contractors move it in the morning so they can park their cars directly in front of the building they’re working on. I don’t think they’ve even been working on the house for the last week or two. There are and never have been “no parking” permits posted.”

Update: DPW tells OP that DCRA handles construction equipment that park without permits because this backhoe has no tag nor a vin number.”

Photo by PoPville flickr user KJinDC

From MPD:

“On Friday, February 20, 2015, detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Fifth District arrested a juvenile male, of Northwest, Washington, DC, charging him with a series of Burglaries in Washington, DC. The juvenile male is being charged with one count of Burglary One and ten counts of Burglary Two in the following offenses:

Wednesday, June 11, 2014, 1800 block of L Street, NE. (CCN 14-084-191)

Wednesday, January 21, 2015, 1200 block of Kirby Street, NW (CCN 15-010-303)

Between Monday, January 26, 2015 and Tuesday, January 27, 2015, 2000 block of Maryland Avenue, NE (CCN 15-013-364)

Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 1400 block of New Jersey Avenue, NW (CCN 15-013 -816)

Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 1400 block of New Jersey Avenue, NW (CCN 15-013 -893)

Monday, February 2, 2015, Unit block of Randolph Street, NW (CCN 15-016-522)

Tuesday, February 3, 2015, 200 block of Morgan Street, NW (CCN 15-016-748)

Tuesday, February 3, 2015, Unit block of U Street, NW (CCN 15-016-949)

Tuesday, February 3, 2015, Unit block of Rhode Island Avenue, NW (CCN 15-017-065)

Thursday, February 12, 2015, Unit block of R Street, NW (CCN 15-021-522)

Wednesday, February 18, 2015 Unit block of S Street, NW (CCN 15-024-059)”

Me in a former life. Guy getting head shaved is pictured on the right

If you are able to give anything I would be most grateful. The event is March 15, 2015 and I’m trying to raise an ambitious $1000 but I think PoPville is up to the task! Every little bit helps. Please make your donation here.

“We are shaving our heads to raise money for childhood cancer research! Did you know that kids’ cancers are different from adult cancers? It’s true. And childhood cancer research is extremely underfunded. So we decided to do something about it by raising money for cures.

Now we need your help! Will you make a donation? Every dollar makes a difference for the thousands of infants, children, teens, and young adults fighting childhood cancers.”

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1700 2nd Street, NW

Thanks to a reader for sending word:

“My building (1700 2nd st NW) signed dc city smokehouse as the tenant in our retail space. This is the bit from my condo association update:

The Board is excited to welcome DCitySmokehouse to the Association. In short, the much-beloved BBQ shop from down the street is moving into our commercial space. We’re working with them to arrange a time when they can meet the Association and answer questions.

Current location with their, apparently, controversial signage:

8 Florida Ave, NW
8 Florida Ave, NW

Republic Kolache C_dc
Photos courtesy Republic Kolace Co.

Republic Kolache’s website says:

“Kolache, noun • [koh-lah-chee]: a sweet pastry filled with delicious fruit or savory fillings. Originated in the Czech Republic, perfected in Texas, and available soon in the District.”

The owners tell me via email that their first two pop ups will be:

“in Bloomingdale and Arlington. We’ll also be hitting some of the local farmers/flea markets when spring rolls around as well as exploring wholesale options, then we’ll be figuring out our longer term retail plans from there.

Updates when the exact details/dates become available.