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.

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“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,

This unit is located at 143 W Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“NOW SELLING! Contemporary and newly constructed Beale House offers the perfect combination of modern luxury and historic character in sought after Bloomingdale! Hardwood flooring throughout, floor to ceiling Juliet balconies, stone countertops, European-style frameless cabinetry, luxury en-suite bathrooms featuring Italian tile and accessibility to restaurants, bars, transportation and downtown DC”

You can see some more renderings here.

This 2 bed/2 bath is going for $519,900 ($372 monthly fee.)

Liza 2

A reader writes:

“My cat somehow escaped from my house last night while I was sleeping. We live on Quincy Place NW (1st and Florida). She is an average sized tabby with a clipped ear. She can sometimes be shy, but is a total sweetheart. We are devastated and her litter mate especially misses her very much. I can be reached at 240.421.6636. Reward offered if returned!”

Liza 3