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From MPD:

“On August 19, 2015, at approximately 10:23 PM, Fourth District units received a 911 call for a shooting in the 1300 block of Missouri Avenue, NW. Upon arriving on the scene, 4D officers found an adult male suffering from a gunshot wound to his lower back. The victim reported that he was walking in the area of the 5900 block of 13th Place, NW, when a red sedan with unknown Pennsylvania license plates pulled up near him. Suspects inside of the vehicle began shooting at the victim, and the victim ran towards Missouri Avenue. While running, the victim was shot once in the lower back. The red sedan was last seen fleeing southbound on 13th Place. The victim was transported to a local area for treatment.

Anyone with information regarding this offense is asked to call the Metropolitan Police Department’s Command Information Center at 202-727-9099. Thank you.”


“Dear PoPville,

My fiance and I live (with our dog, Logan) at 5th and Longfellow St NW. Last night, there were two rounds of shots fired. One shot at 10pm. The next set of 5-10 shots fired at around 1045p.

We heard something hit the back of our house (which happens to be our master bathroom which is attached to our bedroom). We were in the bedroom.

We called the police (as did many of our neighbors) who came out to look at the house and search for suspects. Supposedly, they caught a guy the next block up.

With closer inspection this morning, we saw that a rogue bullet that hit the space in between our two upper level back windows.

Any idea what to do now? Should we call the police to retrieve the bullet? Home owners insurance for repair the siding?”

Ed. Note: The police have been called and notified about the bullet/damage.


@DCPoliceDept tweeted:

“4D Shooting-2259 hrs, 5900 block of Georgia Ave, NW. 1 suspect in custody.”

From MPD:

“On Wednesday, July 29th at around 11:00PM, at Piney Branch Road and Missouri Avenue, NW, three people were shot, each sustaining non-life threatening injuries. While in the area, MPD officers observed a subject running with what appeared to be a gun. The subject running was captured and recovered was a firearm.”

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From Council Member Todd’s office:

“This Thursday, July 23, I am hosting a Ward 4 Public Safety meeting with Fourth District Commander Wilfredo Manlapaz, cohosted by the Fourth District Citizens Advisory Council.

Join us at the Fourth District Police Station, located at 6001 Georgia Ave NW, this Thursday, July 23, at 7:00pm for a discussion of public safety in the Ward, and questions and answers with Commander Manlapaz.

Ward 4 Public Safety Meeting
Thursday, July 23
Fourth District Police Station
6001 Georgia Ave NW”

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This house is located at 811 Madison Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Recently updated 4 BR, 4 bath rowhouse in Petworth. Hardwood floors & crown molding throughout the open floor plan. Sun-drenched sitting area off dining rm. Upgraded kitchen w/ granite counters & dark wood cabinets. UL w/ master suite w/ upgrade bath & walk-in closet, 2 additional bedrooms & 2 baths. LL kitchenette & large carpeted bedroom w/ bath & storage/laundry rm. Back patio w/ parking.”

Dining Room -

You can see more photos here.

This 4 bed/4 bath is going for $534,900.

402 Rittenhouse Street Northwest

This house is located at 402 Rittenhouse Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Situated on 9,163 sq ft corner lot, owner tastefully renovated entire home to include gourmet kitchen, master suite w/ full bath & expansive basement. It’s south-facing, rear garden offers privacy for large scale entertaining. This lovely home is perfectly located minutes from Takoma Metro, Downtown Silver Spring and Downtown Washington. SOLD AS-IS.”


You can see more photos here.

This 6 bed/4 bath is going for $799,000.

2014 Kennedy Fest Street Scene

“EVENT: Second Annual Kennedy Street Festival
WHERE: Kennedy Street NW, between 3rd Street and Georgia Avenue
WHEN: Saturday, June 20, 2015 – 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM

DETAILS: The second annual Kennedy Street Festival returns this Saturday, June 20, along Kennedy Street NW from 3rd Street to Georgia Ave. This community-driven, crowd- funded event includes artist and artisan vendors, live music, activities for kids and adults, and information on what’s coming next to our long-overlooked corner of DC.

Highlights will include street performances by jazz, soul, classical, folk and root-rock musicians. You’ll be able to complete a neighborhood scavenger hunt or buy raffle tickets for a chance to win Washington Nationals tickets, donated by At-Large DC Council member Elissa Silverman. Look for specials and guests at local favorites Culture Coffee, Andrene’s Cafe, Tony’s Place and Taqueria D.F. Local arts vendors include our local master wood carver Boluwaji Omisore, our funky thrift purveyor Vintage Glam, new local screen-printers Aniton Ink, and many more. Food trucks including Street Cream, Timber Pizza, and Karat Cakery will be filling neighborhood niches.

This year we’re marking 100 years of Kennedy Street (more or less!), which was laid out across the farmland of what is now Manor Park, Brightwood Park, North Petworth, and 16th Street Heights between 1911 and 1918. Today, Kennedy is the commercial heart of these neighborhoods, with huge untapped potential to be a walkable, locally-serving main street. We’ll have several DC government agencies and neighborhood volunteers on hand to talk about what’s coming to Kennedy Street NW, including two streetscape improvement projects, a restaurant and apartment development, and more.”

Progress photos via Swampoodle facebook

Ed. Note: When asked when they hope to open they responded on facebook: “-6 weeks to 2 months.”

A reader writes:

“Word on the street is that Swampoodle finally got their permits from DCRA yesterday after a lengthy and inexplicable delay. There were people working all day today with the windows open and the boards gone, and they have gorgeous new photos of the upstairs posted on their Facebook page. There’s also diagrams posted on the doors on the Colorado Ave side showing the sidewalk seating plans and it looks great, with an outdoor bar on the 14th Street side.”


another reader writes:

“Was walking the dog this morning, finally saw some progress on Swampoodle. I took the picture of them installing windows. These other pictures are from their Facebook. It’s looking awesome!”



Hipchickindc is a licensed real estate broker. She is the President of 10 Square Real Estate. Unless specifically noted, neither she nor the company that she is affiliated with represented any of the parties or were directly involved in the transaction reported below. Unless otherwise noted, the source of information is Metropolitan Regional Information Systems (MRIS), which is the local multiple listing system. Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.

Featured Property: 1387 Sheridan St NW
Legal Subdivision: Brightwood
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: Brightwood
Bedrooms: 3 Baths: 2.5 Parking: Garage Ownership: Fee simple
Original List Price: $599,900.
List Price at Contract: $599,900.
List Date: 04/14/2015
Days on Market: 7
Settled Sales Price: $610,000.
Seller Subsidy: $0.
Settlement Date: 05/14/2015
Transaction type: Standard

Original GDoN post is: here.

The original listing can be seen here: here.

Brightwood is the neighborhood north of Petworth, above Missouri Ave NW. Although most of Brightwood is concentrated east of Georgia Ave NW, this particular property is located a few blocks north of where Missouri transitions into Military Rd NW, and is less than two blocks from Rock Creek Park. To the east, nearby retail includes the Piney Branch Safeway, and the Georgia Ave Walmart. Brightwood is actually pretty huge, with the eastern-most part of the neighborhood often referred to as Takoma DC.

The property was sold in December 2014 for $340,000. (list price was $350,000.) The 2014 listing suggests that this was a short sale. What that means is the seller at that time owed more on it than the current market value. Short sales can potentially be a way to get a decent deal, however, they require much patience and tolerance for ambiguity. The listing agent’s only comment in the description is “3RD PARTY APPROVAL STILL PENDING. NO MORE BACKUP OFFERS.” That pretty much sums up a short sale…lots of waiting for approval from the bank or banks who hold the mortgages.

Brightwood still feels like a bit of a well kept secret. In contrast to many of the neighborhoods that are covered in Good Deal or Not Revisited (GDoN-R), inventory is fairly abundant, with 19 currently active listings for fee simple houses , ranging in price from $399,000. to $995,000. In the past six months, settled sales of fee simple houses have ranged from $361,000. to $1,100,000.

The listing agent for this sale was Dina Paxenos with Evers and Company Real Estate, Inc. Pamela Wye with TTR Sotheby’s International Realty represented the buyer in this transaction.