3302 9th Street Northeast

This unit is located at 3302 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!”

GDoN

You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/2.5 bath is going for $619,900 ($162 monthly fee.)

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This house is located at 2022 Monroe Street, Northeast. The listing says:

“EXCEPTIONAL COLONIAL W/CONTEMPORARY FLAIR DISPLAYING EYE CATCHING SYMPHONY THROUGHOUT. HOME FLOWS ELEGANTLY, UTILIZING EVERY INCH OF SPACE ALLOWING NATURAL LIGHTING TO BRIGHTEN EVERY RM! EXTENSIVE RENOVATIONS CLAIM A GOURMET KITCHE, ENVIABLE SPACIOUS DINING RM, BEAUTIFUL BATHS, & FULLY FINISHED BASEMENT W/ BEDRM & FULL BATH, 2 CAR GARAGE & EXPANSIVE BACK YARD. BLKS TO METRO & MONROE MARKET”

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You can see more photos here.

This 4 bed/3.5 bath is going for $829,000.

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via google maps

From the Brookland Listserve:

“Yesterday evening around 6 pm, I arrived home, parked, got things out of my car, walked up to my front door, and put the key in and unlocked it. It was dark and rainy and our porch light wasn’t on because we hadn’t been home all day. Just as I went to turn the handle, I felt a tugging on my shoulder where I was carrying my purse and a larger tote back. I didn’t understand what was happening but grabbed onto them very tight. At some point, I realized there was a young man pulling on them. As he pulled, he dragged me back toward the steps, where I slid down on my back. I finally couldn’t hold on any more and he got the two bags and ran across the neighbor’s yard to a car that was waiting for him on 16th Street between Newton and Otis. I couldn’t get to it fast enough to see anything about it.

The police responded within minutes of my phone call and were great. Lots of police, seemed very thorough, were very respectful. And I’m fine – just a sprained finger on the hand with which I was holding onto the bags.

Be careful – it would never have occurred to me to worry about someone grabbing my purse as I stood at my front door at 6 pm. I’m going to start paying attention to any car sitting with people in it apparently doing nothing that I don’t recognize, get license plates numbers and makes, and call the police.”

NE Eats

“Dear PoPville,

To benefit our unique school in Brookland, the Washington Jesuit Academy has been rallying local food and beverage producers for an event called Northeast Eats on April 9th:

4 NE DC breweries
10 Local Restaurants

Many other tastes-All DC Crafted

Live Music by Alex Vans and the Hide Away

Tickets $50*
*Children under 8 free

To benefit the mission of the
Washington Jesuit Academy”

right-proper
920 Girard Street, NE

From an email:

“STUFF’t is having another pop-up this Saturday, February 13th from 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Right Proper’s Brookland Production House & Tasting Room. We are really exciting to be featuring our brunch stromboli (personal favorite!). It is called The Garden State and is filled with scrambled eggs, Taylor Ham (pork roll), cheddar cheese, and a garlic herb spread. We will also be serving The Original and Stronghold.”

Right Proper POP-UP

Menu after the jump. (more…)

GDoNR

Hipchickindc (aka Suzanne Des Marais) is a licensed real estate broker. She 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), a subsidiary of MRIS. Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.

Featured Property: 1122 Upshur St NE
Legal Subdivision: Brookland
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: Brookland
Bedrooms: 3 Baths: 2 Parking: Street Basement: Yes, fully finished Ownership: Fee Simple
Lot Square Footage: 1848 Year Built: 1939
Original List Price: $409,950.
List Price at Contract: $409,950.
List Date: 01/03/2016
Days on Market: 4
Settled Sales Price: $451,000.
Seller Subsidy: $0.
Settlement Date: 1/29/2016
Transaction type: Standard

Original GDoN post is: here.

The original listing can be seen here: here.

Given the escalation in price a full ten percent over the list price, as well as the quick closing, it is not surprising to see that the listing agent noted in the comments to agents during the active listing period in MRIS, “Multiple Offers under review.” (more…)

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via Jazz And Cultural Society

Last week I, again, lamented the loss of the great HR-57. Perhaps it is time to stop lamenting and start celebrating a new(ish) spot in Brookland. A glowing review from November happened to come across my Facebook page recently from Capitalbop:

“On a recent Sunday night at Brookland’s Jazz and Cultural Society, Dr. John Lamkin II piped luscious, honey tones from his trumpet, propelling his quartet through Miles Davis’ “Seven Steps to Heaven.” Trading crisp solos, the group of dapperly suited musicians went on from there to play a range of jazz standards, electrifying the intimate, amber-lit room, which quickly reached standing-room-only status.”

The Jazz and Cultural Society’s website says:

“The Jazz and Cultural Society is a not-for-profit jazz club in the Brookland neighborhood of Washington, DC.

All shows are $5 at the door (cash only) unless otherwise noted.

Most shows run from 6:00-9:00 pm (drop by anytime you like).

All ages are welcome. Beverages are $1 a piece. No alcohol is allowed or served on premises. The Jazz and Cultural Society now sells food. Please support a local catering company and refrain from bringing in outside food and beverages into the establishment.

JACS is located at 2813 12th street NE DC between Rhode Island Avenue and Brookland Metro stations, close to bus lines and there is plenty of street parking too.”

It would be great if they had BYOB like the old HR-57 but this sounds amazing. Anyone stop by yet?

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Lorie Shaull

“Dear PoPville,

Would you please consider running a post about the crime in Brookland, in particular recent slew of car vandalisms and break-ins along Newton Street NE between 1200 and 1600 blocks? On the 26th of December I walked out onto my front porch to find a group of 6 young black men rifling through my neighbors car. When I realized they clearly weren’t my neighbor I yelled to distract them and then called the police. My neighbor said she had her car locked that evening. On the 29th of December, I was sitting on my couch and heard loud voices on the street early around 1am. When I looked out my front window, I noticed there were about 10 young men inside another neighbor’s car across the street, doors and hatch opened. I quickly grabbed the phone and called 911 and in both cases, the police responded promptly, but unfortunately these men dissipated quickly. My other neighbor also said her car was locked when the police arrived. (more…)