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Thanks to a reader for sending:

“Accident at 11th and Girard at 2:30am last night

Driver was heading EB on Girard travelling at about 50 mph. When he crossed 11th he must have lost control and smashed into the wall in front of the house on the SW corner. The car ended up on its side. Luckily there was a police officer travelling shortly behind the driver so he was the first on the scene. They pulled the driver from the car alive and took him away in an ambulance. I can only imagine that the driver was drunk but I don’t know for sure.”

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Thanks to all who sent emails and tweets. From MPD:

“Around 5:30 pm, units received a call for a man down in the 3400 blk of 14th St NW. Upon arrival, an adult male was located suffering from an apparent stab wound. The male was transported to an area hospital where he has been pronounced. This case is being investigated by Detectives with the Homicide Branch. The 3400 blk of 14th St NW is temporarily closed to vehicular and pedestrian traffic.

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

and

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a homicide which occurred in the 3400 block of 14th Street, NW.

On Friday, October 3, 2014 at approximately 5:33 pm, members of the Fourth District responded to a call for a man down. Upon arrival, they located the victim, 35-year-old Kenneth Young Jr. of Northwest, DC suffering from an apparent stab wound. He was transported to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.”

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3501 13th St, NW

“Dear PoPville,

UIP property mgt Inc. the new owner of 3501 13th St NW, which bought the building in June for $6 million, promptly filed civil suit in July to increase the rents of every tenant in the building for $991.55 (I have attached PDFs of some of the court docs). They want to add another $991.55 to the preexisting rent of every unit in the building. The attached doc that I sent was scanned from the packet the city sent. It outlines the proposed “temporary” surcharge by unit.

UIP rent increase (PDF)

UIP court doc 1 (PDF)

UIP court doc 2 (PDF)

In what would appear to be an attempt to make an end run around various DC laws regarding tenants rights, UIP justifies this “temporary” rent increase in the name of making improvements to the property. Clearly, this doubling of the rents of most tenants would be a defacto eviction for most of the tenants of this section 8 housing.

The tenants (of which I am one) were notified on the 15th of September by the DC Office of Administrative Hearings that they were required to appear in court on Oct 24 at the Office of Administrative Hearings or risk losing the case.

Now, UIP may not succeed in this opening gambit in it’s attempt to force the people who live at 3501 13th from their homes. However, the crass disrespect towards the people who live at 3501 13th is demonstrated by the fact that they filed a suit that will require working people to take a day off and go to court to head off a cynical ploy by their landlord to evict them by other means.”

1335 Fairmont Street Northwest

This rental is located at 1335 Fairmont Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Unique Two level totally renovated condo with spiral staircase in boutique building – The Galvin. Kitchen, laundry and dining area on first floor, living area, bedroom and bath on 2nd floor. Couch and armoire to remain. Lots of windows. Pet friendly building. Common area terrace in front. Tenant pays electric. No smokers. Available now.”

You can see more photos here.

This 1 bed/1 bath is going for $2,000/Mo.

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1428 Park Road, NW

Their website says:

“We started out as a small Bodega, a convenient store that sold Latin American products such as Yuca, Plantains, Salami, etc. back in 1995. At the time my brother and I were only ten years old. We worked with my parents on the weekends during the school year and all summer long during vacation. As a family, we grew our small business as any family oriented business would: based on hard work and long hours.

Instead of having us buy junk food from any of the fast food places around, my mom bought a small electric tabletop stove and cooked as she would at home for us and the rest of the family that worked with us including aunts, uncles, cousins, friends of the family.

When the smell of home cooked food from my mom’s makeshift kitchen filled the restaurant, our customers were curious as to what smelled so good. My mom, one of the most lovable moms you could hope to meet, would let those customers taste a little of the Pollo Guisado and Moro de Gandules she had just made. After a few weeks, mom got the crazy idea of maybe starting to sell food. Neither of my parents had any type of experience in running a restaurant type business. But nevertheless the home made Dominican Food put the Bodega out of business so to speak. We now needed room to sit families that would come all the way from Frederick, Maryland to eat the food they missed so much. With time, mom went from cooking 25 pounds of rice a week to the present 300-400 pounds we use today.

The rules were simple: Cook as if you’re cooking for your family at home. That is our goal here at Los Hermanos. It’s our promise that you will feel as if you’re eating right on your mom’s table in the dining room.”

You can see their menu here.

And they have one of the best fish tanks in town:

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13th and Park Road, NW

Quite a change from February when we learned:

“1300 Park will include 5 two-bedroom condominiums, each offering ample outdoor space and large living spaces. The upper units include multiple levels, roof decks and terraces. The lower level units have front decks and private front yards!”

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13th and Park Rd, NW February 2014:
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