08/19/14 11:15am

14th and Meridian Place, NW


“Meet cove, a network of neighborhood productive spaces with a community defining how to be productive together. Ditch the busy coffee shop, boring cubicle, and lonely living room. Come join the cove community and get things done!”

is coming to Columbia Heights. @coveDC tweets us:

“It’s at 1402 Meridian Pl, NW (right above where The Getaway was). Opening early Sept.”

This is the former Dunes Gallery.

Currently Cove has locations in Dupont, Logan and Capitol Hill.

08/15/14 2:30pm

Photo by PoPville flickr user bloomds

“Dear PoPville,

Last weekend there was a man walking around Columbia Heights asking for money so he could get to the hospital. He first asked me while I was on a bike at 13th x Park, then he asked me a second time 20 minutes later or so while I was walking around Tivoli Square. He was actually stopping cars and asking as well. I am not positive, but I believe I have seen this guy before several months ago doing the same around the Columbia Heights metro. I figured it was a scam so I didn’t give him anything. Did anyone else encounter this?”

08/15/14 12:55pm

3622 13th Street Northwest

This house is located at 3622 13th Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“3-levels with nearly 2,700 square feet in Columbia Heights! Rowhouse with historic charm, granite counters, crown molding & built-in bookcase. 3 upstairs bedrooms w/ hardwood floors, open main floor, partially finished basement, Central A/C. Blocks to Columbia Heights, Metro, 11th Street corridor, countless bars, shops, restaurants, and more.”

You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/1.5 bath is going for $639,000.


This rental is located at Sherman and Euclid St, NW. The listing says:

“Beautiful 1 bedroom, 1 bath condo rental includes hardwood floors throughout, tile in bathroom, granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, recessed lighting, blinds, 42″ flat screen TV. Close to Howard University, U Street corridor & Columbia Heights Target/ Giant/Best Buy/ Ben’s Chili Bowl; less than 1 mile to Metro. Each single applicant – $25; married couple $45. Available 09/01/14″

You can see more photos here.

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

08/14/14 2:30pm


“Dear PoPville,

I’m trying to return a potentially stolen Specialized ‘Hard Rock’ to its owner. It’s black with Hard Rock written in silver and red, Scott hand bars, wiring for an odometer and an axle hitch mount.

Here’s the story. This last Monday around 6:00 PM, I was approached outside the Columbia Heights Metro by someone asking if I’d like to buy a bike. It was a nice bike, and the owner was asking $40, and the dropped to $30 quickly. No evidence, but seemed likely it was stolen. Knowing the police don’t have capacity to respond to a call of a ‘potentially stolen bike being sold’, I opted to buy it and try to find the original owner.

I’ve posted on craigslist and had the serial number searched in the stolen bike police database, but with no luck. So here’s my last shot. If you are the owner, please contact joshtulkin(at)gmail.com”

The famous 11th street fowl last caught on film in 2008

“Dear PoPville,

I live between 13th and 14th on Newton st and for the past couple weeks have been woken up every morning by a rooster cock-a-doodle-doo-ing. Is it legal to have roosters in the city limits?”

Actually a topic that comes up every year or so in Columbia Heights. I believe CM Tommy Wells introduced or was considering introducing legislation to legalize some degree of fowl in the District but I don’t think it got anywhere. So at the moment this is not legal. Anyone else hearing the cock-a-doodle-doo-ing?


“Dear PoPville,

Last year, you wrote about Justice Park Apartments, affordable housing units in Columbia Heights that were slated to open in May 2014. I’m writing to let you know that they have been dragging their feet and displacing dozens of young professionals and families in the process. I was approved for a one bedroom apartment and excited that I finally had a chance to live in a great neighborhood without the hefty price tag. However, two weeks before my scheduled move in date (August 1st), I called and found out that the move in date would be pushed back until September. As a young professional living in Maryland, this became a huge inconvenience, as my landlord in MD was unwilling to switch me over to a month-to-month lease. I find myself displaced and living with a relative for what I thought would be a month. Because my relative does not live close to a Metro, I’ve had to rent a car for one month in order to get to work and storage for my items, because the house is not big enough to hold my things. All-in-all, I will be paying close to $1000 for these items alone (movers, storage space, car rental).

I called the front office this week and just found out that they are pushing the move-in date back once again, this time until September 11th!

Because these units are MEANT for people that are making below the AMI, I find it disgusting that the builders are seemingly taking their time and pushing back the move in date. At this point, I may not even be able to wait that long to move in and might have to find somewhere else to live outside of the District, as I cannot comfortably afford a market rate one bedroom in Columbia Heights.

I’m hoping that by writing in to you will give Equity Management the push they need in order to deliver these units by the September 1st deadline- no exceptions. A one or two month delay is understandable, but at this point, these units have been pushed back nearly five months.

I’d also like to note that the ladies in the front office have been nothing but pleasant and as helpful as they can be in this situation, so this is not their fault nor does this speak to their professionalism. However, the issue NEEDS to be rectified ASAP.

-Miserable in Maryland”

From MPD:

“On today’s date [Tuesday], at approximately 17:20 hours, members of your Third District VICE Unit were conducting pro-active operations within the 1000 block of Lamont Street, NW when they observed an adult male acting suspicious in an alleyway. Upon contact with this subject, he was found to be carrying an unregistered and fully loaded handgun upon his person. The subject was arrested and charged with “Carrying Pistol”, “Unregistered Firearm” and “Unregistered Ammunition.”