2142 O Street Northwest

This unit is located at 2142 O Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“NEW 2 BR/2.5 BA in Dupont Circle nestled on quiet and historic O St. Corner home with west exposure, 5″ Arctic Oak HW flrs, Bertazzoni Pro Series range, two tone cabinets, quartz counters, Grohe/Kohler fixtures, glass backsplash. 10 Ft Ceilings w/ LED recessed lighting. Porcelain Mosaic Floor+Wall Tile, large glass shower. Boutique bldg is selling quickly! Prk avail for rent-1yr paid up!”

You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/2.5 bath is listed at $749,900 ($296 monthly fee.)

Photo via Dupont Underground

Could be the biggest thing after the proposed 11th Street Bridge elevated park.

From a press release:

The nonprofit Arts Coalition for the Dupont Underground (ACDU) announced today that it has signed a 66-month lease with the District of Columbia’s Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED) for an abandoned 75,000-s.f. former trolley station below the streets of Dupont Circle, in the District’s Northwest quadrant.

The ACDU also announced today the launch of a crowdfunding campaign for the project on the Fundable platform: fundable.com/dupont-underground.

Founded by architect Julian Hunt, co-principal of Hunt Laudi Studio, a D.C.-based architecture and urban design firm, the ACDU has been negotiating with DMPED for the lease since the group won a 2010 RFP from the city to redevelop the space. Hunt, who moved to the District in the mid-1990s and has been working to reopen the platforms and tunnels for more than a decade, was inspired by the years he spent living and working in Barcelona, where architects and artists have played a crucial role in shaping that city’s physical and cultural growth.

“I didn’t find the same kind of energy and conversation going on here,” said Hunt. “My first effort was to launch a critical journal, but when I discovered the old trolley station, I realized that I had stumbled onto a compelling, vital place to make something happen right below one of the District’s iconic public spaces.” (more…)

1300 Connecticut Ave, NW

Thanks to a reader for sending:

“Looks like Black and Orange is officially no more. I’ll definitely miss this place.

On the plus side, the new Surfside around the corner is opening in January. On Saturday I talked to the owner who was checking out the building. He said that all of the fixtures are done and they’ll be opening “soon in the new year.”

1800 N Street, NW just west of Connecticut Ave

1210 18th Street, NW

From Nando’s:

“On your marks, get set, Nan-GO! Because we just get a kick out of being generous, we’re putting on a #NandosDash for you at our 18th Street restaurant.

Between 11:00am and 2:00pm, we’re giving away a 1/4 chicken, chicken sandwich, or pita to each of our fans*, on a first-come-first-served basis. You have to eat-in though, so make sure you get your dash on as there’s a limited number of seats available (though we’ll try and accommodate as many of you as we can within the hour).

So, what are you waiting for? Come and get some free chicken, on us!

*Terms & Conditions: Only available between 11:00am and 2:00pm [Wed. Dec. 10th] at Nando’s 18th Street located at 1210 18th Street, Washington, DC on 10th December 2014. One free 1/4 chicken, chicken sandwich, or pita per person, on a first-come-first-served basis, eat-in only.”

1711 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest

This rental is located at 1711 Massachusetts Avenue, Northwest. The listing says:

“Jr. 1BR in the heart of DuPont. Huge windows greet you when you enter. Hardwoods througout. Nicely laid out kitchen with dishwasher. Large walk in closet leads to nicely appointed bath with updated vanity. 98 Walkscore! Walkers paradise! .Walk to metro. Building has 24 hour front desk, roof deck, and onsite management.Minimum 1 year lease.”

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This junior 1 bed/1 bath is going for $1,550/Mo.

Photo of SoberWoman courtesy Washington Regional Alcohol Program (WRAP)

From a press release:

“Introducing SoberWoman!
Anti-DUI Superheroine Hits Dupont Circle’s Happy Hour Scene to Stop Drunk Driving Before It Starts

WHAT: SoberWoman, the finest anti-drunk driving crime-fighter ever to wear tights, will be deployed tomorrow night to stop drunk driving before it starts. Created by the anti-drunk driving campaign Checkpoint Strikeforce to educate the public, SoberWoman will be joined in her mission by DC’s Metropolitan Police Department.

SoberWoman will engage the partying masses at four Dupont Circle bars where she’ll quiz them on their plans to get home after drinking. The raven-haired superheroine will award prizes to those who demonstrate they’ve made advance plans to get home safely. She’ll also warn “the plan-less” that police are stepping up their efforts to catch and arrest drunk drivers. SoberWoman will pose for pictures and encourage bar-goers to share photos and her mission via social media, using hashtag #SoberWoman. SoberWoman’s future missions later this month will take her to other bar districts in the greater Washington, D.C. region.

A recent poll showed that nearly one-third of 21-to-35-year-old males do not make advance plans to avoid drinking and driving BEFORE they go out. With the holiday season now heating up, now is the time for stepped up vigilance against drunk driving.

WHO: SoberWoman, Anti-Drunk Driving Superhero
Kurt Erickson, President and CEO, Washington Regional Alcohol Program (WRAP)

WHEN: Friday, December 5, 2014
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

WHERE: The Front Page, 1333 New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036

**SoberWoman will be arrive at 7:00 p.m. in a police cruiser and use a P.A. system to announce her mission before heading into the bar. She’ll repeat her police arrival at the following bars:

Buffalo Billiards, 1330 19th St NW, Washington, DC 20036
The Big Hunt, 1345 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036
Madhatter, 1319 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036″