Around 6pm Monday night I got a ton emails and tweets along the lines of:

“The Officer reports an “active situation” and that we should feel “safe outside the perimeter.” Huge police presence in SWAT gear and helicopter circling above. This situation started before 6:00 PM. Stay safe, everyone!”

The situation was resolved around 8pm and Bill B in DC reported:

“Guy with gasoline and a knife. Mentally unstable, now resolved.”


Hipchickindc (aka Suzanne Des Marais) is a licensed real estate broker. She is an associate broker with Bediz Group, LLC at Keller Williams Capital Properties . Unless specifically noted, neither she nor the company that she is affiliated with represented any of the parties or were directly involved in the transaction reported below. Unless otherwise noted, the source of information is Metropolitan Regional Information Systems (MRIS), which is the local multiple listing system and/or Real Estate Business Intelligence (RBI). Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.

Featured Property: 2728 Sherman Ave NW
Legal Subdivision: Columbia Heights
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: Columbia Heights
Bedrooms: 3 Baths: 2 Parking: Street Ownership: Fee Simple
Lot Square Footage: 1120 square feet
Original List Price: $499,000.
List Price at Contract: $499,000..
Original List Date: 03/06/2016
Days on Market: 6
Settled Sales Price: $550,000.
Seller Subsidy: $0.
Settlement Date: 04/11/2016
Transaction type: Standard

Original GDoN post is: here.

The listing can be seen here: here.


The subject property exhibits a plaque stating that Duke Ellington resided in the home from 1919-1922. This raised the question in the comments to the original GDoN post as to whether famous inhabitants have an influence on the value of a particular property? (Which garnered the response from another commenter, “How many houses in DC did this guy live in? Seems Like a lot.”) (more…)

From MPD:

“The Metropolitan Police Department seeks the public’s assistance in identifying a person of interest in reference to a Misdemeanor Sexual Abuse incident which occurred in the 2900 block of Sherman Avenue, NW, on Monday, April 25, 2016, at approximately 10:57 PM. The subject was captured by a nearby surveillance camera.

Your assistance is appreciated by your community. CCN #16-065-178.

Anyone who can identify these individuals or who has knowledge of this incident should take no action but call police at (202) 727-9099 or text your tip to the Department’s TEXT TIP LINE to 50411.”

2440 16th Street Northwest

This rental is located at 2440 16th Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“You must see this spacious apartment! Two large bedrooms and baths offer privacy with a quiet view. All new soundproofing windows allow you to see the beautiful park on 16th in quiet contemplation. Washer/dryer in unit and a parking space too.”


You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/2 bath is going for $2,850/Mo.

Photo by JBD

From MPD:

“At approximately 8:27pm, members of the Third District responded to the 2900 block of 14th Street NW for a call for a shooting. Upon arrival on the scene, they located an adult male suffering from a gun shot wound. The victim was taken to an area hospital where he is being treated. Detectives continue to investigate the incident. Anyone with information is asked to call the Command Information Center on 202-727-9099.

14th Street is currently closed between Harvard Street and Columbia Road but should reopen soon.”


“In reference to the shooting reported a few hours ago in the 2900 block of 14th St. N.W., the crime scene merits investigation until the morning day light hours. As such, 14th St. N.W. between Columbia Rd. and Harvard St. will remained closed until the crime scene investigation has concluded.”


“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch announced an arrest has been made in the Assault with Intent to Kill that occurred in the 2900 block of 14th Street, Northwest, on Monday, May 2, 2016.

At approximately 8:29 pm, members of the Third District responded to a call for a shooting. Upon arrival, they located an adult male victim suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The victim was transported to an area hospital in stable condition.

After further investigation, 33-year-old Warren William Bibbs of Northwest, DC, was arrested the same day the offense occurred. He was charged with Assault with Intent to Kill.

3239 14th Street, NW

“Dear PoPville,

Spotted what looks like refrigeration/cooking equipment going into the space next to Fro Zen Yo in Columbia Heights but no obvious signage.. Anyone know what’s opening there?”

This is none other than another Jimmy John’s which is coming to the former Julia’s Empanada space.

Ed. Note: Jimmy John’s 14th and U Street location should open this week. Seems Jimmy John’s has fully absorbed the great Quiznos vacuum of ’14…