14th and Irving St, NW looking north towards DCUSA

Ed. Note: A prescient reader requested one back in March of 2014!! You can read about the Barnes Dance in Chinatown here, which debuted back in 2010.

From DDOT:

“The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) is beginning construction activity for a new “Barnes Dance” traffic signal operation at the intersection of 14th Street and Irving Street, NW, in the Columbia Heights neighborhood in Ward 1. Construction is expected to begin in early June and last approximately three weeks.

The new traffic signal timing features an all-red pedestrian-only phase and “No Turn on Red” restrictions designed to improve operations and create a safer intersection for all users. (more…)

This rental is located at 16th and Spring Pl, NW. The Craigslist ad says:

“$1450 / 497ft2 – Studio With Great Storage Space!1 Month Free!! Only At The Fitzgerald!

Welcome to The Fitzgerald, a one of a kind boutique living experience. The restoration of this unique and historic property was inspired by the time in which it was built, the great 1920′s. The Fitzgerald provides all the modern amenities you would expect from a new build Fitzgerald is in the heart of Columbia Heights and walking distance from Rock Creek Park, half a mile from Metro Green Line and conveniently located on the Metro Bus Lines S1, S2, S4 and S9 Express.

Features & Amenities: (more…)

Photo by PoPville flickr user KJinDC

From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Third District announced an arrest has been made in an Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (Knife) and an Armed Robbery (Knife) that occurred in the Third District.

· Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (Knife): On Tuesday, March 21, 2017, at approximately 3:30 pm, in the 1400 block of Park Road, Northwest.

o The victim was approached by two suspects. One of the suspects brandished a knife and stabbed the victim multiple times. The suspects fled the scene. The victim was transported to a local hospital for non-life threatening injuries. This case remains under investigation.

· Armed Robbery (Knife): On Monday, April 3, 2017, at approximately 4:40 pm, in the 1000 block of Irving Street, Northwest. (more…)


A reader just found this bike in Columbia Heights. If it’s yours email me at [email protected] and I’ll put you in touch with OP.

Side note: Anyone else find this to be a really beautiful photo?

Park Road, NW just west of 14th.

Kyle wrote:

“An SUV traveling westbound down Park Road in Columbia Heights flipped Saturday night. I walked past around 11:30, but it looked like the crash had happened earlier in the evening. There were a lot of police on the scene.”

and thank to Craig for sending the shot below. Ed. Note: DC plates.

ch flip

If you spot a person driving poorly around town and get a good photo please send in an email where you spotted it to [email protected] and I’ll add it to the queue. People Driving Poorly is made possible by a generous grant from the Ben and Sylvia Gardner foundation.


These units are located at 1303 Spring Road, NW. The MRIS listing says:

“NEW CONDO by Ziba Mgmt – 3 bedroom, 3 bath light filled condo walking distance to METRO, The Coupe, 11th St. restaurants, shopping and METRO! Gorgeous unit with living/entertaining space on two levels and a patio. High end finishes, coffered ceiling, custom trim work and more.”


You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/3 bath is going for $899,000 ($264 monthly fee.)

Unit #2 is going for $999,000.

Good Silver 2
courtesy The Good Silver

And by “very soon” they mean tomorrow!!

Check out the opening menu: The Good Silver Grand Opening Menu (PDF)

From a press release:

“The team behind Ivy and Coney (Josh Saltzman, Chris Powers, and Adam Fry) and new partner, Carrie Dzwil, are excited to announce The Good Silver, at 3410 11th St. NW in Columbia Heights, will open Tuesday, May 9th at 5pm.

Remember when you were a kid, and mom would break out the “good” plates? It pays homage to a time when the everyday was elevated, simply by caring a little bit more. Don’t expect the finest forks or vintage China, but instead, a focus on quality food and drink in a casual atmosphere.

On the drinks side, Dzwil has incorporated some of her favorite seasonal flavors into a variety of shrub-based cocktails which bring out the best of local produce for some refreshing, tart and not too sweet offerings. A spring highlight is her Lemongrass Ice Pick, which combines lemongrass-infused Civic Vodka from local distillery Republic Restoratives, honey-ginger syrup, iced tea and fresh sage. It has kept everyone sane and hydrated after (or during) long, hot days of construction. The drink menu also includes a sparkling shrub punch for four, and a concise but excellent liquor and craft beer list that includes local distilleries and breweries. (more…)

3410 11th Street, NW between Park and Monroe

KBC’s replacement, from the owners of Ivy & Coney, The Good Silver is nearly here!! Have a sneak peek inside and get ready to go “very soon”:


“While we still believe hotdogs are a primary food group, The Good Silver will focus on simple seasonal ingredients, pickled veggies, cured meats and a certain banquet beer combo. Think local heirloom tomatoes in August, or strawberries in June, but when Winter arrives a BLT featuring tomato jam or rum punch spiked with a best-of-the-season strawberry shrub will be on the menu. We will also be adding some cutting-edge technology such as credit card machines, bar spoons, and level floors. What a time to be alive!


The Good Silver is all about getting the best out of life without having to pay an arm and a leg for it. Remember when you were a kid, and mom would break out the “good” plates, or grandma would take the plastic off the sofa and let you sit on the “good” part? It pays homage to a time when the everyday was elevated, simply by caring a little bit more. Don’t expect the finest forks or vintage China, but instead, a focus on customer service and quality ingredients for both drink and food. No need to dress up here; we welcome anyone who’d like to have a Manhattan in their footie-jammies.

The Good Silver was designed by The Knights Who Say Ni architecture firm and features a large reclaimed oak bar, wallpaper, and two shrubberies (one slightly higher than the other, with a little path between, and not too expensive). The space will feature 18 bar seats, a few tables, and a 16 person patio.”

Couple more shots after the jump. (more…)

1309 Park Rd NW #302

This unit is located at 1309 Park Road, NW. The MRIS listing says:

“SHOWSTOPPER – GLORIOUS PENTHOUSE w/ FABULOUS Large Private Roof Deck! Deeded GARAGE! 2BR + 2 Beautifully Renovated Baths, and AMAZING LOFT for Study/Den, Surrounded by Windows! In the Heart of Columbia Heights – Steps to METRO, Red Rocks, Farmers Market! Dramatic & OPEN! STUNNING Kitchen w/Large Granite Island. Balcony off DR. New Wood Floors in 2015. Master BR w/MBA. Exposed Brick. Open Sun 1-4”


You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/2 bath is going for $739,000 ($284 monthly fee.)