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mccormick sends us:

“Looks like someone vandalized the Black Lives Matter sign at 16th and Columbia. Literally whitewashed the “black” out.”

We are DC and we know that Black Lives Matter despite petty vandalism. In spite of petty vandalism. In fact I’m glad this opportunity has risen to reaffirm the fact that Black Lives Matter and the movement is real and not going anywhere despite the fractures and hurdles that still must be overcome.

1456 Ogden St NW

This house is located at 1456 Ogden Street, NW. The MRIS listing says:

“Beautiful Home in Popular Columbia Heights. Lovely character mixed with modern touches. It boasts a floor plan with good flow, hardwood floors, recessed lights, energy efficient SS appls, newer water heater, many Smart features. Two parking spots in rear. Plenty of street parking. Half a mile to metro; steps to restaurants, shopping, gym & shows. Rock Creek Park a quick walk away.”

gdon

You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/3.5 bath is going for $749,900.

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“Dear PoPville,

This one is from Friday 2/10 at 1:28pm near 10th & Spring NW. He seems to be fairly inebriated (stairs are hard!) and misses the pretty obvious fact that we have camera in plain view but thinks ahead enough to wrap the box up in an extra coat to hide it as he walks away. The box contained a present from a family member that was largely sentimental and not really of significant monetary value so that’s tough news since we know the chances of recovery are super slim. I’ve reported it to MPD via the online reporting form anyhow and thought I’d send it your way, too….”

hawk pigeon

“Tuesday morning, this hawk slammed a pigeon into our dining room window with such force, it sounded like a basketball hit the window! Here’s a picture of it, along with one of the poor pigeon. Columbia Heights!”

If you spot a hawk or any other bird of prey around town, lunching or otherwise, please send a photo and an email where you spotted it to princeofpetworth@gmail.com. Hawks around Town is made possible by a generous grant from the Ben and Sylvia Gardner foundation.

2801 Sherman Ave NW

This house is located at 2801 Sherman Ave, NW. The MRIS listing says:

“This stunningly elegant fully renovated row hse features: a total of 3BR/3-FB/ 2-HB and an amazing in-law suite/rental unit with 1-BR/1.5 BA with TWO sep. entrances. The main home boasts of an open floor plan w/ an eat-in kit w/breakfast bar, granite counters, & SS Applicances; sep LR/DR & Family Room w/ exposed brick & 2 MBR Suites and hrdwd flrs throughout. THIS HOME HAS IT ALL!!”

gdon

You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/3 full bath/2 half baths is going for $949,999.

Ed. Note: This is on the lot across the street from Hilltop.

safe stolen

A reader passes on from St. Stephen & the Incarnation Episcopal Church:

“In the early morning hours of Monday, January 30, someone broke into St. Stephen and the Incarnation Episcopal Church and stole our safe. The safe contained the proceeds from a benefit concert for our Loaves and Fishes hot meals program. The program serves hundreds of meals each weekend for homeless and low-income people in Columbia Heights, and has for the past 50 years. Loaves and Fishes relies on donations to fund its operations and was counting on that money.

Video surveillance and other evidence suggests that this was a targeted, well-planned theft, not a crime of opportunity. (more…)

1415 Girard St NW #401

This unit is located at 1415 Girard Street, NW. The MRIS listing says:

“Amazing opportunity! Perfect location in Columbia Heights! Metro two blocks! JUST renovated one bedroom PLUS DEN! Granite, stainless steel appl, beautiful dark hardwood floor! Private storage unit. This is a City First Home–you receive a grant to purchase of $66,700, so true price is $320,000, but payments are for a $253,300 price! Income limits apply 1 per: $91,224. 2 per: $104,256. OH 2/5,1-3!”

gdon

You can see more photos here.

This 1 bed/1 bath is going for $253,300 ($429 monthly fee.)

shooting columbia heights

Nate reported:

“Heard this from Florida and 10th. Probably 10 shots in rapid succession. Thought gunfire but assumed construction.”

From MPD:

“The Third District is currently investigating a shooting in the 2500 block of 11th Street NW. An adult male male has received non-life threatening gunshot wounds and has been transported to an area hospital for treatment. We are in communication with the Public Schools in the area while we investigate this incident.

Please avoid this area as traffic and pedestrian closures are in place.

Anyone with information is asked to call 202-727-9099.”

hawk

Thanks to Emily for sending these awesome shots from Meridian Hill Park.

“I think its a juvenile red tailed hawk who was definitely snacking on something while I was watching.”

If you spot a hawk or other bird of prey around town, lunching or otherwise, please send a photo and an email where you spotted it to princeofpetworth@gmail.com. Hawks around Town is made possible by a generous grant from the Ben and Sylvia Gardner foundation.

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