hawk

“Seen chilling out in Brookland/University Heights, close to the ‘buffet’ – my birdfeeders.”

If you spot a hawk or other bird of prey around town, lunching or otherwise, please send a photo and an email where you spotted it to [email protected] Hawks around Town is made possible by a generous grant from the Ben and Sylvia Gardner foundation.

1218 Perry St NE #201

This unit is located at 1218 Perry Street, NE. The MRIS listing says:

“Bargain in Brookland! Wood floors and tons of natural light. Gorgeous eat in kitchen is updated with stainless steel appliances and marble counter tops. Enjoy central air, a Nest thermostat and a washer/dryer combo in the unit. Walk to Yes Organic Market, Catholic University, many shops and Brookland Metro (Red line). Low condo fees. Storage cage included! OPEN HOUSE Sunday 1-4”

GDON

You can see more photos here and a youtube tour here.

This 2 bed/1 bath is going for $299,000 ($279 monthly fee.)

g9-route

A reader reports:

“Just wanted to share with you and fellow readers, from Kenyon McDuffie’s facebook page last night.

“The G9 is on schedule to begin service on Rhode Island Avenue in March 2017.

The G9 will run the entire east-west length of Ward 5 along Rhode Island Avenue and connect downtown on the same route the G8 takes.”

It looks like the new G9 route got approved and will start running in March 2017. Not sure of the exact route/stops, but this is great news for ward 5 residents as it will connect Rhode Island Ave to downtown via a direct bus route. Awesome for Woodridge/Langdon/Brookland residents!”

brooklands-finest
12th and Jackson Street, NE

From an email:

“The neighborhood restaurant Brookland’s Finest, co-owned by Tony Tomelden, John Solomon and chef/partner Shannan Troncoso, is getting close to selling their 30,000th Colonel Burger. The sandwich, named for Colonel Brooks, who was an early 20th century developer of the Brookland neighborhood, is made with certified Angus beef, and topped with pickled onions, Tillamook cheddar, Applewood smoked bacon, and served on a brioche bun with a side of tempura onion rings. To celebrate, the restaurant will present the guest who ends up ordering the 30,000th burger (anticipated sometime this month) with a golden safety pin, and make a donation in their name to one of three charities — TAPS, the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors, the Washington Jesuit Academy, or a charity of the guest’s choosing.

ward5
Rendering of 1700 Rhode Island Ave, NE via DC Department of General Services

“Dear PoPville,

I thought your readers might find the BZA submission for the Ward 5 family homeless shelter to be of interest. They are requesting multiple zoning exceptions including height, loading zone, and parking. Not sure where the other shelters’ plans are in their process, but if the board approves this, it could set the tone for zoning leniency with the other shelters’ plans. Needless to say, several neighbors are very unhappy with the exceptions. Can’t we build a shelter that contributes to the character of a neighborhood instead of being a monstrous eyesore?”

1819-irving-st-ne

This house is located at 1819 Irving St, NE. The Redfin listing says:

“Remarkable Value! Spacious, brick-front 4bd/3.5ba detached home in Brookland. Built in 2006, this 2500+ SF home features generous living spaces, abundant light, a modern kitchen opening to a large back deck, master suite, W/ D upstairs, off-street parking.”

gdon

You can see more photos here.

This 4 bed/3.5 bath is going for $474,900.

brookland
via google maps

Thanks to all who tweeted/emailed their concern.

From MPD:

“On Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at approximately 6:05 pm Fifth District Officers responded to the 1800 block of Irving Street NE in reference to a shooting. Officers arrived on the scene and located an adult male suffering from gunshot wounds to the body. The victim was transported to the hospital for treatment.

Any persons with information regarding this crime may contact the Fifth District Detectives’ Office at 202-698-0260, or the MPD Command Information Center at 202-727-9099. Reference CCN# 16-218-861.”

door-kick

A reader reports:

“Someone tried to kick in my door last night in Brookland. Luckily it’s pretty sturdy and the attempt was unsuccessful. ‘Tis the season…no harm done, just a little pissed and disgusted. Remind readers to be aware of their Xmas tree lighting, they can be seen as targets especially if its in close proximity of the front door. I typically shut mine off at night and close the blinds but last night I did not.”

Crazy. We’ve seen a lot of package thefts caught on film but this is a first.

homeless

“Dear PoPville,

There has been a homeless man living in a bus stop near our house (in Brookland). He’s been there for quite some time (weeks if not a month or more). With the weather turning really cold this week, I went to Walmart and bought him some warm clothes, gloves and a few other things. I gave them to him two nights ago (in a small rolling backpack/suitcase so he could travel with it). He was there this morning when I passed the stop, but this afternoon, he was gone, along with all of his stuff (blankets, etc). The area had been completely cleared out. Does anyone know if the city or WMATA goes around and clears out these areas? I’m afraid that he left for the day and someone came through and took/threw away all of his stuff. Seems unlikely that he packed up all of his things (after weeks) and moved somewhere else.”