“Dear PoPville,

I think a local artist was either robbed, or their entire car was stolen, and it looks like the crooks dumped his or her work in our alley on the Hill. Lots of maps, some framed, like the one shown in the photo, all titled “Inside the Beltway” and then numerous painted works on small pieces of wood. Looks like Eastern Market vendor type work, but don’t recognize it. I’ve included a photo of the signature on the maps if anyone recognizes it. Hoping to get these back to the artist before they’re wrecked.

Anyone who knows who these may belong to can email me at hillresident123(at)gmail.com”


DC8435868 - Exterior (Front)

This unit is located at 1125 Maryland Avenue, Northeast. The listing says:

“The perfect marriage of design and function in an unbeatable Capitol Hill location! The smart floor plan features an updated kitchen w/ new appliances, tons of cabinet space and granite countertops, gleaming hardwood floors, washer & dryer in unit and plenty of storage space. Close to public transportation options, Stanton &Lincoln parks, walking distance to Eastern Market, H Street &so much more!”

You can see more photos here.

This 1 bed/1 bath is going for $239,000 ($198 monthly fee.)

717 8th Street, SE

Thanks to a reader for sending this awesome accolade about Rose’s Luxury from Bon Appetit magazine:

Later, as I’m finishing my whiskey and paying the bill, I realize why those people were willing to wait two-plus hours for a table in a city whose food culture is otherwise known mostly for power lunches: Rose’s is a game-changer.

There is a lot that sets it apart, starting with the warm, farmhouse-style dining room, kitchen-counter seating, and atrium glowing with string lights. There is the knowledgeable and friendly service. And, of course, the eclectic menu: Southern comfort food threaded with globe-trotting ingredients and ideas from Southeast Asia, Mexico, Italy, and France.

While chef-owner Aaron Silverman is clearly concerned with the food that goes out on his plates, he pays even closer attention to the people eating it. And that’s when it hits me: Rose’s isn’t just in the restaurant business; it’s in the making-people-happy business.

Read the full account ‘To find out what makes a meal here so special, I spent 12 hours trailing Silverman on a weekday in early June. Let’s just say the brilliance of Rose’s isn’t by accident.’

651 G Street Southeast,

This rental is located at 651 G Street, Southeast. The listing says:

“Classy Capitol Hill/Barracks Row English Basement with large bedroom, ceramic tiled floor, gourmet kitchen, and stainless steel appliances. Home has a spacious sun-filled living room w dining area, granite counters, as well as front, rear and side entrances, washer/dryer, gated landscaped patio. Close to metro, shops, restaurants, Eastern Market. HVCP Welcomed.”

You can see more photos here.

This 1 bed/1 bath is going for $1,750/Mo.

540 13th Street Northeast

This house is located at 540 13th Street, Northeast. The listing says:

“Located in the highly desirable Capitol Hill neighborhood, this home is just steps to the many shops and restaurants of H Street. This 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom home features an open floor plan with cozy brick floors and a wood burning fireplace that imbue this home with a storied, old-world feel and emit a sense of comfort and nostalgia. Great backyard and many transportation options!!!!!”

You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/1 bath is going for $449,000.

539 Tennessee Avenue Northeast

This unit is located at 539 Tennessee Avenue, Northeast. The listing says:

“Unbelievable Condominium that Lives Like a Home! 2 level, 2 bed, 2.5 baths, Kitchens w SS Appliances + Granite Counters, White Carrera Spa-like Baths, Red Oak Sand in Place Hardwood flrs, Beautiful Balcony off of the Living Area! Great Light & Tree-lined Block Located Steps to H Street!”

You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/2.5 bath is going for $569,000 ($250 monthly fee.)

2nd and Maryland Ave, NE

A reader reports:

“A shirtless man was banging on parked cars and it took ~5 cops/Cap police to bring him down. A few minutes later I counted 22 police on the scene – ems, cops, cap police, police on bikes, even one in street clothes with his gun tucked into his waistband. Traffic is getting by ok. Looks like they’re going to load him into the ambulance. They seem pretty jolly out there – some laughter and shaking hands. TGIF.”


Thanks to a reader for sending the great new mural above:

“At the Eastern Market swimming pool. Looks AWESOME in person.”

From a press release:

“Mayor Vincent C. Gray kicked off the 2014 season of MuralsDC with a splash on Thursday, July 31, at the William Rumsey Aquatic Facility at 635 North Carolina Avenue, SE. The event featured a carnival-like atmosphere, made possible by Cirque du Soleil, which included acrobatic acts by the TSNY DC trapeze school, face painting, animal balloons, cotton candy, snow cones and music. More than 100 local children and adults attended the event to celebrate a new mural at the facility.

During the festivities, local artist Aniekan Udofia completed an original work of art on the entrance of the facility. The mural, which features a mermaid-like girl swimming in a sea of color, has already been received with great enthusiasm by the immediate community, say DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) officials.”

Photo by PoPville flickr user caroline.angelo

816 G Street Southeast

This house is located at 816 G Street, Southeast. The listing says:

“Lump in my throat. Game changer. Conjures cottage, an easy peaceful farmhouse feeling centered in a splintered world. Set-back in balance with its lot stop shopping houses, seek synergy tween work, play and personal lives. You need feeding. Chicken soup for your inner-homebody. Betsy Ross put on her party dress, left pie on the sill, hit the strip chasing men in uniform. See me re steel structure.”

You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/1.5 bath is going for $748,500.

301 Pennsylvania Ave, SE

From a press release:

“Pret A Manger, the quick-serve restaurant and coffee shop known for preparing fresh, handmade food every day, is excited to open up its eighth shop in the nation’s capital this Friday, August 1st.

Situated on the corner of 3rd Street SE and Pennsylvania Avenue, the new shop will be catering to the offices and residences of the Capitol Hill neighborhood. The location will feature 4,300 square feet of space and offer two floors of indoor dining space, along with an outdoor seating area.

Following their continued commitment to helping the hungry, Pret will donate unsold food at the end of every day to Thrive DC.

To celebrate this new store opening, Pret A Manger will host a full day of fun at the new shop, traditionally known as Guinea Pig Day (the day before the official opening) on Thursday, July 31st. Starting at 8am, locals can enjoy an array of free drinks, goodies, and other giveaways! Be on the lookout for Pret’s team members, who will be giving out vouchers for a free lunch in the morning. Customers can stop by in the afternoon between 12-2pm to redeem their lunch. Available only while supplies last!”