This unit is located at 3300 9th Street, Northeast. The listing says:

“1600 sq ft of unprecedented new construction in the most perfect Brookland location. 2 BLOCKS FROM BROOKLAND METRO, only 2-3 blocks from literally everything in Brookland–Monroe, 12th Street, Right Proper, Brookland’s Finest, Pint, Filter, MBT Trail. 3 huge bedrooms–master has double vanities, walk in closest. That wrap around couch & huge dining table you’ve been wanting won’t even fill it!”

3300 9th Street Northeast

You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/2.5 bath is going for $589,900 ($162 monthly fee.)

via google maps

From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Major Crash Unit are investigating a traffic fatality that occurred in the 1300 block of Michigan Avenue, Northeast on Saturday, July 23, 2016.

At approximately 5:15 am, members of the Metropolitan Police Department responded to the scene of a traffic accident involving a 2008 GMC Yukon Denali. A Mount Rainer law enforcement member was attempting to stop the vehicle close to the DC/Maryland border when it fled into the District of Columbia. The decedent operating the SUV travelled at a high rate of speed onto Eastern Avenue, NE and eventually onto Michigan Avenue, NE. The SUV crossed the intersection of 14th Street, NE when it swerved to the right side of the road, mounted the curb, and struck a tree. (more…)

12th and Jackson Street, NE

From an email:

“For the summer months, Brookland’s Finest will feature a family-style fish and chicken fry dinner on Sunday evenings. Chef Shannan Troncoso has partnered with the District Fishwife’s Fiona Lewis to feature a local, sustainable fish, which will be served alongside her popular fried chicken Sunday dinners. The special is available every Sunday during dinner service and includes Adobo marinated fried chicken, beer battered fish, Fresno chili crab dipping sauce for the chicken, house-made tartar sauce for the fish and two seasonal sides, all at market pricing. Recent fish varieties featured have included invasive species like snakehead and blue catfish.

In addition, general manager Craig Allen and his bar team have rolled out a new seasonal cocktail menu, featuring spirits exclusively from local and regional producers including: (more…)

Exterior (Front) -

Hipchickindc (aka Suzanne Des Marais) is an associate broker with Bediz Group, LLC at Keller Williams Capital Properties . 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 and/or Real Estate Business Intelligence (RBI). Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.

Featured Property: 1005 Taylor St NE
Legal Subdivision: Brookland
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: Brookland
Bedrooms: 3 Baths: 1 Parking: Street Ownership: Fee Simple
Lot Square Footage per Tax Record: 5265
Original List Price: $599,000.
List Price at Contract: $599,000.
List Date: 05/24/2016
Days on Market: 8
Settled Sales Price: $644,700.
Seller Subsidy: $0
Settlement Date: 07/05/2016
Transaction type: Standard

Original GDoN post is: here.

The listing can be seen here: here.

Living Room -

This home is a great example of a restored bungalow, with what appears to be the original layout and finishes preserved. There is a lot of unpainted wood trim and gorgeous floors. The down sides of these homes for modern users tend to be the small room sizes and single bathroom (hence why so many homes do not retain their original features to sell in the current market). In this case, the basement remains unfinished (although the attic offers additional living space.) (more…)

2703 12th Street, NE

Well this is awesome – Salumeria:

“An authentic Italian deli in the heart of Brookland, specializing in handmade Fior di Latte mozzarella, ricotta, pasta, bread and much more”


“Thank you to all who supported us throughout our soft opening. We will now be closed for the next few weeks to prepare for our grand opening, stay tuned for updates!”

Anyone attend the soft opening?


looking toward Menomale (red awning)

Turkey Thicket Recreation Center located at 1000 N Michigan Ave, NE

Update from MPD:

At approximately 3:00 pm today officers received a call for an incident involving a bag that had been dropped on the ground and a gun had discharged from inside of the bag. Units where provided a lookout for the subjects. As officers canvassed the area a bag was recovered with a weapon. There were no injuries involved in this incident.

The Fifth District Detectives office is currently investigation this incident.

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. CCN:16112865″

Around 3:45pm DPR Tweeted:

“Turkey Thicket Rec. Center/Pool is currently on lockdown due to an incident. MPD is on the scene investigating. All campers are safe.”

A reader passes on an email to camper parents:

“There has been an incident at the Turkey Thicket Recreation Center, but all children are accounted for and safe. The building is on lock-down.

MPD is currently on the scene. There are no reported injuries at this time.

Because the building is on lock-down, children will not be released until the lock down is lifted. Again, all participants are accounted for and safe.”

The parent hears that a gunshot accidentally went off in the pool area from someone who brought a gun in their bag.

Updates when more is known. Thank God all are safe.

655 Michigan Ave, NE

Back in April we learned that Halsa had closed and rumors were of a new Starbucks. Turns out to be true though the Starbucks might be located next door to the old Halsa space – I couldn’t tell if it was taking over both spaces – the liquor license placard (another Starbucks with beer and wine) posted next door says:

“A coffee shop that offers breakfast all day, along with savory small plates, and desserts paired with wine and beer selections. Sidewalk Cafe with a Total Occupancy Load of 30 seats.”