1252 E Street Northeast

This rental is located at 1252 E Street, Northeast. The listing says:

“This Capitol Hill home has everything – hardwood floor on main level and marble floors in foyer and kitchen. One block to bus stop and close to metro, Lincoln Park dog park and the hot H St. corridor. Private fenced backyard is perfect for entertaining and gardening. *Home will be professionally cleaned and repairs will be made once current tenants vacate to look brand spankin’ new!*”

You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/1 bath is going for $2,750/Mo.

04/13/14 10:01pm

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Looking good. Olive Risley Seward was “the adopted daughter of William Henry Seward, United States Secretary of State under Presidents Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Johnson.” From wikipedia:

“In 1971, sculptor John Cavanaugh chose to create a statue honoring her rather than her accomplished father. A picture of her was not found at the time, so Cavanaugh sculpted his idea of an idealized Victorian lady instead. The statue stands in front of a private residence on North Carolina Avenue and Sixth Street, SE in Washington, D.C.. The subject’s head is turned to the left as if gazing toward the nearby Seward Square, named for her adoptive father. Olive died in Washington, D.C., and is buried in Fredonia, NY with her parents.”

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04/11/14 11:55am

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514 8th Street, SE

From an email:

“DC bacon lovers rejoice! Chef Bart Vandaele is hosting a “Belgian Ale & Bacon” Beer Dinner at Belga Café on Tuesday, April 29 at 6:30pm. Guests will enjoy seven beers served alongside a four-course bacon fueled menu for $59 per person (not including tax and gratuity). The four-course menu features:

Amuse-Bouche

Posca Rustica, Brasserie Dupont sprl

First Course

Bacon-Wrapped Oysters
Gruyere cheese gratin, lemon-mosto oil, and fresh parsley
Tripel Karmeliet, Brouwerij Bosteels

Second Course

Bacon Basket
Stuffed with goat cheese, quail eggs, and red peppers
La Chouffe, Brasserie d’Achouffe
Saison Dupont, Brasserie Dupont sprl

Third Course

Roasted Pheasant
Potato leek cake with red cabbage, rosemary pheasant jus, and bacon shavings
Corsendonk Brown, Brouwerij Corsendonk
St. Feuillien Brune, Brasserie St. Feuillien

Fourth Course

Belgian Clafoutis
Bananas, strawberries, Tabasco bacon ice cream, with bacon crumbles
Liefmans Fruitesse, Brouwerij Liefmans”

04/11/14 8:29am

“Dear PoPville,

When I was jogging with my labrador this morning, a large dog jumped over his fence at 3rd and F NE (why do people think 3 foot fences can contain their large dogs??) and lunged at my dog, pinning him up against the fence. Thankfully, he wasn’t able to bite my dog and my screaming seemed to startle the dog enough to get them to separate and we were able to walk away. As far as I know however, this dog is still loose. It was a large, mastiff-looking brindle colored (brown/black) dog.”

04/08/14 11:21am

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639 Pennsylvania Ave, SE

Another big hit for longtime Capitol Hill bars – next up on the chopping block – Remingtons located at 639 Pennsylvania Ave, SE “for about 30 years or so”. Thanks to a reader for sending the tip, a call to Remingtons confirms their last day will be Monday at happy hour. I’m told the building sold about a year ago and will be renovated.

Remingtons follows the closures of long time spots – old Hawk n Dove, 18th Amendment, Li’l Pub and Pour House (at the end of April).

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One of our first from the Revolutionary war – Nathanael Greene:

“Nathanael Greene was a major general of the Continental Army in the American Revolutionary War, known for his successful command in the Southern Campaign, forcing British general Charles Cornwallis to abandon the Carolinas and head for Virginia. When the war began, Greene was a militia private, the lowest rank possible; he emerged from the war with a reputation as George Washington’s most gifted and dependable officer. Many places in the United States are named for him. Greene suffered financial difficulties in the post-war years and died suddenly of sunstroke in 1786.

Nickname(s)
“The Savior of the South”
“The Fighting Quaker”

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Stanton Park at 5th and C Street, NE

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04/07/14 11:30am

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613 Pennsylvania Ave, SE

Another pretty spectacular transformation comes to Capitol Hill in the former 18th Amendment space. On April second Barrel’s blog said:

“Our whiskey all tucked in for the night just waiting to be drunk next week #brownwater”

Check out their “brownwater” menu here and their kitchen menu here.

Mark this as another incredible transformation (lots more photos here):

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Photo via Barrel