525 8th Street, SE

From Phase 1’s website:


Since 1970 we’ve had our doors at 525 8th St. SE, Washington to women. We are the oldest continually operating lesbian bar in the country. At Phase 1 we have something for everyone whether you want to come and dance the night away to the latest hip-hop, see a drag king show, listen to queer indie/punk, see some Jello wrestling, or just shoot pool, we have your fix. With reasonable drink prices, a friendly staff, and a convenient location just steps to the Eastern Market Metro we have what you’re looking for.”


Photo via ‘Lift the sled ban on Capitol Hill’


“The forecast calls for a sled-worthy snowstorm to hit Washington, D.C. in the next 24 hours, likely the last opportunity for the children of D.C. to partake in a favorite childhood pastime, sledding, this winter. In recent weeks, those attempting to sled on the Capitol grounds have been brusquely asked to leave the premise.

The Regulations currently read:

AOC Sledding Regulation
No person shall coast or slide a sled within Capitol Grounds. Skiing With the exception of the use of cross-country skis or snowshoes as a means for transportation, no person shall ski on any area within Capitol Grounds.

Please lift the sled ban and allow the children of D.C. (including those who are children at heart) to take advantage of the last bit of snow this winter.”

Sign the petition here.


“Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today wrote U.S. Capitol Police Board Chair Frank Larkin requesting a waiver of the sledding ban on Capitol Grounds effective from March 5-8 in anticipation of a snowstorm expected to drop a significant amount of snow in the District of Columbia. Members of Congress and the public can request a waiver of any of the Capitol Police Board Regulations. Last month, Norton wrote Larkin urging the U.S. Capitol Police Board to overturn of the prohibition on sledding on the Capitol Grounds. The Board has until March 26, 2015, to provide Norton with a formal response to her letter.

“This could be the last snowstorm the D.C. area gets this winter, and may be one of the best for sledding in years,” Norton said. “Children and their parents should able to enjoy sledding on one of the best hills in the city. This is a one-time waiver that will allow D.C. kids to sled while we await a more formal review of the ban, which will likely come after the last snow has fallen in our region. Have a heart, Mr. Larkin, a kid’s heart that is.”

Below is a copy of Norton’s letter: (more…)

Photo courtesy of Studio3877

From an email:

“Eastern Market shoppers have a new gourmet destination to visit: Radici, an authentic Italian market and cafe has opened in Capitol Hill.

The new 1,600 square-foot space features imported gourmet Italian bread, meats, cheeses, wine, and coffee. Owner Bridget Thibodeau-Sasso tapped local award-winning architecture and design firm Studio3877, led by co-founders David-Shove Brown and David Tracz, to create an environment inspired by the brand’s name, “Radici,” Italian for “roots” as well as authentic Italian markets, cafes, and restaurants. Terracotta tile, brick, wood tones and custom millwork can be found throughout, creating a rustic atmosphere for shoppers to grab an espresso on the way to work, pick up simple, delicious ingredients for their family’s dinner, or wind down with a glass of wine at the end of the day.”

Ed. Note: This is the former Silver Spork space and Marvelous Market before that across the street from Eastern Market.

303 7th Street, SE

14 F Street, NW

From an email:

“Kelly’s Irish Times is proud to announce the completion of their new whiskey bar! Owner Brendan Kelly revamped the back portion of the Capitol Hill pub to make room for a large new bar dedicated to one of his favorite spirits. A welcome addition to the historic venue, the new whiskey bar boasts an extensive and well-rounded beverage menu that features 23 Irish Whiskeys, 29 Kentucky Bourbons, 22 varieties of Scotch and 16 Ryes.

The menu was designed to appeal to whiskey fanatics and newbies alike. While all whiskies are priced and served as 2 oz. pours, 1 oz. pours are available at half price upon request (perfect for guests who want to sample something new or those who simply don’t want to pick between their favorite spirits.)

The redesign also includes the addition of a semi-private party space adjacent to the new whiskey bar, which allows private party attendees to enjoy the energy of the boisterous bar while still having a reserved space.”

Photo courtesy Kelly’s Irish Times


This house is located at 1251 K Street, Southeast. The listing says:


You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/3.5 bath is going for $545,000.

From MPD:

“Yesterday evening a driver was waiting infront of Ludlow Taylor Elementry School waiting for his child to get back from a field trip and was standing outside his car when a subject walked up to him, pushed him to the gound and got into his car which was running. There was a struggle between the victim and suspect and the victim received an injury to his arm. The suspect had exited a black sedan that was being driven by another occupant. The first district detectives office is actively investigating the case.”


Hipchickindc is a licensed real estate broker. She is the founder of 10 Square Team and is affiliated with Keller Williams Capital Properties. 10 Square Team is a advertiser. 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. Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.

Featured Property: 142 Kentucky Ave SE
Legal Subdivision: Old City #1
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: Capitol Hill
Bedrooms: 3 Baths: 2 Parking: Street Basement: English with connecting stair Ownership: Fee Simple
Original List Price: $848,500.
List Price at Contract: $848,500.
List Date: 01/07/2015
Days on Market: 13
Settled Sales Price: $853,825.
Seller Subsidy: $0.
Settlement Date: 2/17/2015
Bank Owned?: No Short Sale? No Estate: No

Original GDoN post is: here.

The original listing can be seen here: here.

Just off the south east corner of Lincoln Park, this brick Victorian bay front with an English basement and no parking falls into a fairly median price point in this location. Within the past six months, there have been a total of 36 fee simple (house) sales within a quarter mile of this property, ranging from $101,500. for a garage to $1,590,500. for a restored Victorian with an English Basement and carriage house.

Twelve properties (including the above mentioned garage) sold below $800,000. Eleven houses sold between $800,000. and $1,000,000. There were thirteen homes sold into the seven figures in this small area during that timeframe. The average time it took for houses to go under contract in this location is 25 days, with the majority selling within two weeks of first listing.

The listing agent for this sale was Tom Faison with Re/Max Allegiance. Kara Johnson with Keller Williams Capital Properties (per disclosure above, the same brokerage as the writer) represented the buyer in this transaction.

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510 10th Street, NE courtesy East Side Yoga

From an email:

East Side Yoga, opened on Monday at 518 10th St. NE, #2. In addition to being the most convenient studio to folks who live in the NE part of the Hill and Atlas District, we’ve put a lot of work into the space to make it a yoga studio like no other in town. In fact, I’ve already had multiple students tell me it’s the most beautiful yoga studio they’ve ever been to!”


902 Maryland Avenue Northeast

This house is located at 902 Maryland Avenue, Northeast. The listing says:

“New Construction/Full Renovation on 4 levels combines the best of traditional&contemporary. Top floor Master Suite w/Roof Deck. 3 BRs on 2nd floor-all w/ custom California Closets. Double LR w/ gas fireplace. Top of the line kitchen (Wolf, Sub-Zero, Bosch). Versatile Lower Level can be In-law Suite or Rec Room. Rear Deck&Patio w/ off-street parking. 3 blocks to H St.”

You can see more photos here.

This 4 bed/3.5 bath is going for $1,385,000.

249 8th Street Northeast

This rental is located at 249 8th Street, Northeast. The listing says:

“Spacious unfurnished 1BD/BA w/FP in great neighborhood of Cap Hill! Full kitchen granite/gas range. Parking $100, HW floor Fresh Paint, open floorplan. W/D in unit. Walking to 2 parks, 2 metro stations, loads of bars/restaurants at doorstep. Historic Eastern Market and vibrant H St attractions. Dogs/cats OK for fee, AVAILABLE NOW! Make “the Hill” your new quaint neighborhood!! FURNISHED $2500/mo.”

You can see more photos here.

This 1 bed/1 bath is going for $2,200/Mo.