3501 12th Street, NE via Brookland True Value Hardware & Rental

The owners Brookland True Value Hardware clarify the closing date (not the end of the month):

“The sale announced on the flyer sent out to the neighborhood actually says,
This is your invitation to come to our special Retirement Sale Thursday, July 23, through
Wednesday, July 29th, one week prior to our media advertising
. This gives the
neighbors surrounding the store the first opportunity to get the deals at the start of the sale.
THIS IS ONLY THE BEGINNING! This sale will go on “for the duration,” until everything is gone! Weeks! Our store is very, very full of everything! And, there will be big discounts! And, there will be prizes! The neighborhood flyer included a prize sign-up at the bottom to bring in to the store.

And, if someone lives outside that flyer distribution area, they can come in and sign up for the prize drawing anyway!”

3501 12th Street, NE via Brookland True Value Hardware & Rental

From a press release:

“Anne Stom, owner of Annie’s Ace Hardware, announces that Howard Politzer will be joining Annie’s Ace Hardware as a Senior Adviser to Annie’s newest retail location at 3405 8th Street NE in Brookland/Edgewood. After 40 years in the retail hardware business in Brookland, Howard will hold a retirement and liquidation sale starting Thursday, July 23 at Brookland Hardware, 3501 12th Street NE. All inventory will be sold at deep discounts. After the transition, Howard will join the Ace team, bringing generations of knowledge and trust with him.

Howard has served both the Capitol Hill and Brookland communities during his tenure, and he comes from a long line of hardware store operators that includes his father, uncle and grandfather. In 2007, Howard received the Legacy Award from the Washington, DC Hall of Fame in recognition of his service to the city’s residents and for his contributions to the District’s growth and development. Additionally, Brookland Hardware has been hailed as the “Best Hardware Store” by Washington City Paper. “Howard is an institution. The neighbors genuinely trust him and his staff, and we are honored to be working side-by-side with him in this new chapter for both of our businesses,” lauds Anne Stom, owner of Annie’s Ace Hardware. Annie’s Ace will also be hiring Howard’s employees to honor the deep connections they have to the neighborhood.

An event is planned for Saturday, August 1 from 11am-1pm at Brookland True Value Hardware to celebrate and honor Howard Politzer’s legacy. Brookland True Value is open from 8am to 7pm Monday through Saturday. Invited guests include Mayor Muriel Bowser, DC Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie, and John Feeley, Jr. and Rosie Dempsey, authors of Brookland (Images of America) (2011, Arcadia Publishing).

The new Annie’s Ace Hardware anticipates a late fall opening in 2015. Annie’s Hardware-Brookland will be the second location for the popular neighborhood hardware store. The first location opened in the Petworth neighborhood to rousing success in 2012. “Our mission is to provide customers with convenience combined with superior service through one-on-one expert advice and assistance,” said Stom, “which is something that both Howard and I are committed to continuing in Brookland.”

The new 7,400 square-foot Annie’s Hardware-Brookland store will be packed with thousands of essential products and supplies from the most respected brand names and best-selling items in the home improvement marketplace, including Benjamin Moore paints, Weber grills, Mrs. Myer’s earth-friendly cleaning products, a complete line of canning supplies, Craftsman tools, and other premium products. Annie’s Hardware-Brookland will also offer many of the same services neighbors expect from Brookland Hardware, such as key cutting, screen repair, glass and Plexiglas cutting, and propane exchange. For the neighborhood’s active gardening community, the store will also include a 1,000 square-foot garden center, which will feature plants native to the region.

Thomas Vedrody, the current Manager of the Annie’s Hardware-Petworth, will manage and co-own the new store. “I look forward to working with our new community to meet their needs, and I’m excited to continue our practice of hiring local residents from the neighborhood,” Vedrody explained.”


A reader wrote around 6:30pm last night:

“The police blocked off the grassy area between the bus bay and 10th street, and areas are roped off with crime scene tape.”

WUSA9 reported:

“According to Metro Transit police, the boy was stabbed in the torso just before 5 p.m. on the sidewalk near the bus bay outside the station.”

The also report a 17 year old was arrested.

From @DCPoliceDept just before midnight:

“Shooting @ 2339hrs 18th ST NE/Rhode Island Ave LOF 2 B/M 25/35 Y/O 5’6 WHITE T JEANS MULTI COLORD HAT W/ GUN 2ND B/M BLK JEANS BLK T/7160″

From GW Public Safety around 3:30am:

MPD shots fired incident. Two suspects in custody

“At approximately 3:30 a.m., the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) notified the George Washington University Police Department (GWPD) of an attempted carjacking in progress off-campus and that officers were chasing a suspect in the direction of GW’s campus. While still off-campus, MPD officers in pursuit fired in the direction of the fleeing suspects. While this incident was unfolding, a resident student called to alert GWPD of a suspicious person hiding near Munson Hall, located at 2212 I Street. GWPD relayed this information to MPD and in turn captured the suspect.

There is continued police presence along the I Street corridor between the Foggy Bottom-GWU Metro station and 2000 Pennsylvania Avenue and along 23rd street while MPD finalizes its investigation. There may be some residual police activity that continues into the mid-morning.

Campus safety is a community responsibility, and we thank our community member for her awareness and actions, which led MPD to be able to make a quick arrest. Call GWPD at 202-994-6111 if you need assistance or notice anything unusual or suspicious.”

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This house is located at 1433 Monroe Street, Northeast. The listing says:

“Detached brick colonial; 4 blocks from metro; near Howard University School of Divinity in sought after Brookland; fireplace; separate LR and DR; full bath on main level; stainless steel hardwood floors; off-street parking; Home warranty; sold “as-is”.”

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You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/2.5 bath is going for $492,500.

Brookland's Finest
12th and Jackson Street, NE

From an email:

“This Wednesday, July 15th, Brookland’s Finest kicks off a special celebration of those summer classics. Chef Shannan Troncoso and the team at Brookland’s Finest have partnered with Flying Dog Brewery to introduce the Wednesday Crab Boil.

This weekly offering will be available for dinner on Wednesdays, beginning at 5pm, featuring Maryland blue crabs, spicy sausage, and locally grown corn and potatoes. The Crab Boil is available for $25 per person and includes a special pairing of Flying Dog’s Dead Rise Old Bay Summer Ale. Dead Rise, a summertime special from Flying Dog Brewery only available in the mid-Atlantic, is crafted to highlight the bold flavors of Old Bay seasoning, making it perfect for summer seafood. Dead Rise Old Bay Summer Ale will be showcased at Brookland’s finest on draft for $6.”

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

“Dear PoPville,

Just saw this on the Brookland Listserv. Insane:

Turkey Thicket bans children from the pool from 6:30 am to 1 pm and from 5 pm to 8 pm Monday through Friday (pool is closed on Sunday). This policy even affects the children’s pool – which has been empty since the policy was implemented. The pool claims it gets too crowded yet instead of implementing a first-come, first-serve policy, the pool has decided it is best to ban families. Families who go to the pool to teach children to swim are told to use the splash park. When temperatures rise to dangerous levels – especially for young children – families are told to go outside and use the splash park. No other D.C. public pool has this policy. Turkey Thicket is one of the few pools easily accessible by metro & bus.”

Via email DPR says:

“We are evaluating our popular summer programming at the pool. We will alert residents with any changes and updates.”

Ed. Note: A couple years ago we spoke about a swimmer who was banned for wearing a swim shirt here.


UPDATE: “Mikey was found Friday at Howard Divinity School and has been reunited with his very relieved owner.”

A reader writes:

“I live at 15th and Newton in Brookland. On Friday night I met a woman named Krysta at the corner of 14th and Newton St, NE, looking for her dog MIKEY, who escaped from his collar, got hit by a car and took off running at about 10:30pm. Krysta and Mikey are visiting Brookland from out of town, and he doesn’t know the neighborhood.

Mikey is a tall, brindle Pit mix and very friendly/gentle. Krysta called in an alert to the DC shelter. Mikey is also chipped.

If someone finds Mikey, Krysta asks that they call her on 717-698-0689.”

Photo by PoPville flickr user Eric P.

Thanks to all who sent emails:

Schedule: 2015 Apostolic Journey of Pope Francis to the United States of America

Here is the schedule for Pope Francis’ September 2015 Apostolic Journey to the United States of America as released by the Vatican on June 30, 2015. All times listed are Eastern Daylight Time.

tuesday, september 22 (washington, dc)

4:00 p.m. Arrival from Cuba at Joint Base Andrews

wednesday, sePtember 23 (washington, dc)

9:15 a.m. Meeting with President Obama at the White House
11:30 a.m. Midday Prayer with the bishops of the United States, St. Matthew’s Cathedral
4:15 p.m. Mass of Canonization of Junipero Serra, Basilicia of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception

thursday, september 24 (washington, dc, new york city)

9:20 a.m. Address to Joint Session of the United States Congress
11:15 a.m. Visit to St. Patrick in the City and Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington”

brookland rental

This rental is located at 1405 Otis Street, Northeast. The listing says:

“This well maintained Victorian has off-street parking for 3-4 vehicles. It’s .7 miles away from the Brookland/CUA Metro & within 2-miles of Washington Hospital Center, Catholic U & 12th St., home to some of the newest affordable dining & “hangout” establishments. Looking for a nice deck & backyard? Here it is! Relax or invite family, friends & neighbors over for a cookout. HCVP rent $2,158.”


You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/2.5 bath is going for $3,100/Mo.