This rental is located at 233 10th Street, Southeast. The listing says:
“Great renovation of a attached row house in a great location. Beautiful kitchen with great cabinets, granite counters and stainless appliances. Two parking spaces, Private back yard. Open , light filled and great layout. Lots of skylight, storage. Master has great closet, bath and a private deck. Gas fireplace in living room. Location is two blocks from Eastern Market and Metro.”
This morning I had an incident that I thought should be shared with anyone in DC who uses Waste Management (WM) as their private trash pick-up service. The apartment complex next to ours uses it, so it wasn’t a surprise that the truck was pulling in to our back alley this morning as I was about to leave. To get to the neighbor’s driveway requires blocking ours (with a few others) so I hung around the back door to stay warm while they did their thing. After several minutes, I realized no one had gotten out and the truck was still in the same stationary spot.
My over-active imagination got the best of me. I started to wonder if at some point I just didn’t notice the driver get out and he had slipped and fallen on the other side of the truck or had a heart attack before he could get out. I woke up my boyfriend (he has a bit of medical training) but as we both walked all around the truck and noticed there were no footprints, we discovered the answer was much more simple (it usually is, isn’t it?) – the driver had slouched down and fallen asleep.
My boyfriend asked him to move it elsewhere which I guess offended the driver because he moved to the alley driveway and sat for several minutes. Finally, he very slowly made his way down to take a no-less-than-60 point turn to get onto the street. We’re in Capitol Hill NE so it’s not an easy area, but I encounter either the DC or private trash pick-up trucks 3 mornings per week and it’s never taken nearly that long, so he was either overdoing it or extremely unexperienced. The snow on the streets had melted by then and there was no ice, so no excuse there.
The kicker? At no point did he collect any trash (or leave his vehicle to check capacity of the container). I know many DC residents, including those with private pick-up service, have had pick-up issues that have been blamed on the bad weather, but if your trash hasn’t been collected in a while I’d suggest calling. The company might be under the impression it was indeed picked up.”
“On today’s date (1-13-15) at around 4:55 PM, an individual riding his bike in the 700 block of 7th Street, Southeast, was approached by a suspect who stabbed him in the chest with an unknown object. The suspect then fled northbound on 8th Street, Southeast, with a group of juveniles.
The victim was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
This case is currently being investigated by the First District Detectives Unit.”
“Last Friday night ushered in a new era of entertainment at Mr. Henry’s Upstairs. The Steve Scott Project killed it and reigned over an awesome impromptu dance party! A great time was had by all. We’re elated to bring live music back to this historic venue. Live music is scheduled on Fridays through January and we are working diligently to add other nights in February.”
This rental is located at 316 F Street, Northeast. The listing says:
“An Apartment with a View! Three bedroom, two bath top floor unit with two balconies, wood burning fireplace, hardwood floors and lots of closet space. Apartment features W/D in unit, Jacuzzi tub in master bath, large closets in each bedroom, lots of living space and natural light. Central AC and Heat. Tenant only pays electric. Parking is avail. for 200/month. Housing Vouchers Accepted.”
This house is located at 142 Kentucky Avenue, Southeast. The listing says:
“Addicted to antiquities; tranquilities found in maple doors & warm pine floors, solid oak casing chasing your demons down an entry hall past parlor walls, horse-hair plaster, pulling you faster, but wait, table for eight, an owner-intervention, a heart-stopping kitchen, craving staved, cured & lured by the light upstairs, 3 quiet lairs, total recovery, the In-Law discovery simply sealed the deal.”
“Washington, DC’s Capitol Hill neighborhood will soon have a new destination for classic American cocktails and cuisine, with the early 2015 opening of Stanton & Greene at 319 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE.
Spanning three floors of a meticulously restored building just two blocks from the US Capitol and Supreme Court, the 180-seat Stanton & Greene will evoke the easy elegance of the Capital city’s bars of the early- to mid- 20th century.
The ground floor is home to a traditional American bar and brasserie with period details: a classic thick-edged marble bar top, handmade brass sconces, a custom-milled oak bar rail, hand-stitched cognac leather booths, the original tin ceiling pattern, honed tobacco-colored floor tile, and vintage crackled porcelain wall tiles. The bar and restaurant will be open seven days a week for lunch, dinner, brunch, and drinks.
A restored oak staircase leads to the second floor, revealing a soaring 16-foot space with original skylights, an Art-Deco bar beautifully hewn by hand from American ash, and three huge windows overlooking historic Pennsylvania Avenue. The second floor bar and lounge will be open to the public and also available for private events. Like its downstairs counterpart, the upstairs bar will offer a classic cocktail menu and draught local craft beers.
August Paro, a film set designer by trade and co-founder of Beuchert’s Saloon at Eastern Market, has led the design and renovation of Stanton & Greene, carefully sourcing, and re-creating fixtures true to the period and refining art finishes by hand. Every aspect of the restaurant has received extensive attention to detail to evoke the feel of a bygone era.
“For us, it’s about the intangibles that make up the soul of a restaurant; how all the restored and found pieces interact to create what you feel,” says Paro. “The highest compliment I can think of might be someone walking in the first time and saying it feels like it’s been here since Lyndon Johnson was twisting arms on the Hill as a Congressman.”
The restaurant’s name is both a tribute and a play on a century-old living arrangement between two of Capitol Hill’s oldest and closest neighbors: in the center of nearby Stanton Park, named for Lincoln’s Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton, sits a statue of American revolutionary war hero General Nathanael Greene.
“The inspiration for the name comes from these two American figures who are linked across the centuries in the park as close neighbors,” says Eli Hengst. “It’s the kind of historical footnote that’s unique to Capitol Hill and D.C. and we hope Stanton & Greene evokes the same sense of place.”
The focus of Stanton & Greene is cocktails and a carefully-curated spirits list – and, while seasonal and artisanal specials will be available, the founders’ aim is a simple, elegant, and classic cocktail menu. (more…)
This rental is located at 410 A Street, Northeast. The listing says:
“ELEGANT BAY-FRONT VICTORIAN TOWNHOUSE JUST 4 BLOCKS FROM U.S. CAPITOL. WALK TO SUPREME CT, FOLGER, UNION STATION, 3 METRORAIL STATIONS. FOYER ENTRY, HIGH CEILING IN LR, HARDWOOD FLOORS, BUILT-IN CABINET IN DR, STYLISH RENOV. KITCHEN W/ SOME CHARMING ORIGINAL GLASS-FRONT CABINETS. **SPECTACULAR LOCATION** One small pet considered on case by case basis. Painting in progress. Avail. 1/15/15.”
This rental is located at 8th and E Street, SE. The listing says:
“Beautiful two bedroom townhouse on Capitol Hill available for rent on February 1. Built in the 1880s, this renovated home retains original wood floors and period details, including 3 fireplaces.
Home was featured on Inspiredbythis blog – some of those photos are attached.
Professionally landscaped patio/garden in front and back. One off-street parking spot included.
One block from eastern market metro and the market itself. Half a block from Barracks Row and all the fun restaurants there, including Rose’s Luxury. Five-minute walk to Marion park and 10-minute walk to Lincoln park. A truly wonderful place and amazing location.”
This house is located at 137 C Street, Southeast. The listing says:
“Once in a lifetime opportunity to own one of Capitol Hill’s grandest homes! Updated, sun-filled &SPACIOUS w/Family Room Addition, eat-In Granite/SS/Cherry Kit, Embassy-sized LR & Formal DR, Patio, Yard & 4 car-garage! HUGE MBR Suite + 3 Addtl BIG Br’s & updated BA’s. Unfinished LL for great storage! STEPS to Eastern Mkt, Capitol, Senate/House Offices, Lib of Congress & SO MUCH MORE! Must see.”