939 Longfellow Street Northwest

This rental is located at 939 Longfellow Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Stunning renovated 1st floor 1BR, 1BA Apt. Perfect Location. Hardwood Floors Beautiful Gourmet Kitchen w/ SS Appliances, Granite Counters, Dishwasher, storage. Don~t miss this seeing this beautiful unit. Video Home Tour available. Please email or call to see right away.”

You can see more photos here.

This 1 bed/1 bath is going for $1,200/Mo.


A reader writes:

“Around 10 PM last night my husband and I heard between 9-12 gunshots outside our back window. Apparently two men were shooting at each other while running down Longfellow Street between 5th and 7th Streets. Police arrived quickly at the scene.

As you can see below, a car was damaged. Also bullets went through a window in one of the condo buildings on Longfellow.

From what I’ve heard, no arrests have been made. I’ll be emailing Bowser’s office as well as MPD to see what information they have. We will enhance patrols in the area.”

OP passes on response from MPD:

“Hello. I was advised no one was injured nor has anyone reported being shot at. We found shell casings and two cars were damaged. If anyone has information please let us know.”

1310 Sheridan Street Northwest

This house is located at 1310 Sheridan Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Charming end unit (of 5), semi-detached Tudor-style home with 3 bedrooms, 2 full/2 half bathrooms. A 5-7 minute walk to three major bus lines (including 16th & Georgia Ave. express stops), All flat sections of the roof were replaced in 2010, and has a lifetime warranty that can convey to the new owners. Open house Saturday 7/26 from 1-4pm & Sunday 7/27 from 1-4pm.”

You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/2 full bath/2 half bath is going for $544,000.

From MPD:

“The Metropolitan Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the individual in this video. The Metropolitan Police Department is investigating the homicide of 76-year-old James Oh and an Armed Robbery of an Establishment which occurred in the 5500 block of Colorado Avenue, NW, on Friday, July 4, 2014, at approximately 5:20 PM.

The individual was captured by the store’s surveillance camera approximately two hours prior to the incident.

Anyone who can identify this person or knows the whereabouts of this person is asked to call the police at (202) 727-9099. Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.”






Photo by PoPville flickr user ep_jhu

“Dear PoPville,

One of our neighbors is running an unlicensed BBQ business in an alley near Kennedy Street and 8th NW. He has a giant smoker in his backyard, which runs most days (always on Saturday and Sunday) from 10-5 or so. Cars come and park, blocking the alley. Trash overflows from the cans in his backyard, attracting vermin. We have witnessed the owner and patrons relieving themselves in the street (not at the same time, fortunately). But worst of all is the smoke, which comes in our window and makes our entire place smell. We have complained to the DC police and our city councilperson multiple times. DCRA knows about it, and claim that the owners have even been fined once, but the grill just keeps on going. Any ideas? (And no, we have not tried the meat.) Thanks!”

5501 14th Street, NW

Finally a bit of info on the long anticipated restaurant coming to the former Colorado Cleaners at the corner of 14th, Colorado and Kennedy Streets, NW. Thanks to all who sent emails. A recent liquor license placard posted out front says:

“New Tavern. Serving American Cuisine. Occupancy load is 295. Sidewalk Cafe

Hours of operation are listed as Sunday through Thursday 8 am – 2 am, Friday and Saturday 8 am – 3 am.

This space has huge potential – updates as construction progresses and more info is known.

looking south

From MPD:

“Units were called to the 1300 blk of Missouri Ave NW for a shooting around 8:45 pm. Two victims were located suffering from non-life threatening apparent gunshot wounds. This is being reported to have occurred inside a residence. Lookout is for two BM’s, one tall and one short, dk complx. Detectives are on the scene investigating. Anyone with information is asked to call 202-727-9099.”

Anyone know what’s going on at intersection of Military and Georgia?

“For the past few days, this intersection has been a mess (more than usual): cars turning left onto Military from Georgia are getting stuck in the intersection and the intersections around the school on Military are getting gridlocked. Anyone know what’s going on? Is it a light timing issue?”

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