via google maps

“Dear PoPville,

Seeking help from community for ideas / resources. Friend was hit by a construction truck on the crosswalk crossing Eckington Pl NE next to Florida Ave around 1:30 / 2 am 11/21/15. Friend was dragged and had leg and pelvis crushed. They are fighting to recover at the hospital but the family is needing help to seek answers and find the person responsible. All we know it was a construction truck turning right onto Florida Ave NE headed westbound from Eckington Pl NE (truck didn’t look right as pedestrian light was on and friend started to cross). The truck had a part of the load hold area that’s red. MPD took a police report but how could someone have the lack of humanity to hit someone and run?!

Did look around and didn’t necessarily find traffic cameras pointed towards the intersection. Any ideas/help to give family answers appreciated. Thanks in advance.”

45 Rhode Island Ave, NE

A reader reports on this regularly nominated house of the day:

“There are dumpsters and scaffolding surrounding the castle-looking house on 45 Rhode Island Ave NE. After sitting around empty for a very long time, it looks like someone is finally doing something to it. Wondering if you heard anything about it? Probably condos? I always though it would fall down before anyone did anything…”

154 T Street Northeast

This rental is located at 154 T Street, Northeast. The listing says:

“This spacious colonial front porch features a stunning open floor plan w/ all the bells & Whistles. New oak hardwood floors,gourmet kitchen w Granite & Stainless Steel appliances,2.5 designer baths, tons of closet space, all new systems,large deck & parking w/ Roll up Garage Door.”


You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/2.5 bath is going for $3,600/Mo.

314 V Street Northeast

This rental is located at 314 V Street, Northeast. The listing says:

“TENANT OCCUPIED THRU AUGUST 31ST, 2015. Great one bedroom condo for rent; utilities included. Condo features, hardwood floors, recessed lighting, full modern bath with ceramic tile, stainless steel appliances and more. Great lighting in an open space. Call to schedule appointment or receive showing instructions.”

This 1 bed/1 bath is going for $1,350/Mo.

via google maps

From MPD:

“The Fifth District is investigating an assault with a BB gun which occurred on the afternoon of August 9, 2015 in the 1800 block of Lincoln Rd. NE.

An individual reports that that while walking down the street, he observed an unknown vehicle driving in the block. He observed the front passenger firing a BB gun several times into the block. The complainant ran from the scene and realized he had been struck in the buttocks causing an injury.

Anyone who has information regarding this case should call police at 202-727-9099.”


Hipchickindc is a licensed real estate broker. She is the President of 10 Square Real Estate. 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. Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.

Featured Property: 309 Seaton Pl NE
Legal Subdivision: Eckington
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: Eckington
Bedrooms: 3 Baths: 3.5 Basement: Yes, Fully Finished Parking: Street Ownership: Fee simple
Original List Price for this listing: $699,900.
Property first listed by other agents in May at $799,000.
List Price at Contract: $699,900.
List Date: 06/11/2015
Days on Market for this listing: 5
Days on market for May 2015 listing: 67
Settled Sales Price: $699,900.
Seller Subsidy: $1500.
Settlement Date: 07/15/2015
Transaction type: Standard

Original GDoN post is: here.

The original listing can be seen here: here.

Here is yet another example of a home that sold significantly lower than what it was originally optimistically priced at. Even in a fast paced market with heavy demand, initial pricing is key to a quick sale.

Just across North Capitol from its NW DC neighbor, Bloomingdale, Eckington is a NE DC neighborhood that has fee simple attached rowhomes that range significantly in size and price. The south and west ends of the neighborhood feature Victorians with turrets and bays. There are a few large detached homes, however, the majority of the housing stock are porch front houses similar to the subject property.

The highest price paid to date for a house in Eckington is $910,000., which has happened twice (once this Spring, and once in 2014). The bulk of home sales in this neighborhood fall into the $500,000. and $600,000’s.

There are currently 5 fee simple homes actively listed and 7 condo units listed.

The listing agents for this sale were Trent Heminger and Kevin Gray with Beasley Real Estate LLC. represented the buyer in this transaction. Nathan Guggenheim with Washington Fine Properties represented the buyer.

From @DCPoliceDept:

“Shooting 9:18 PM 1800 BLK 3rd St, NE. LOF B/M, 5’9″, 130-145 lbs., last seen east alley of the 1800 BLK 3rd St, NE”

From MPD:

“The Fifth District is currently investigating a shooting that occurred at approximately 9:30 pm tonight in the 1800 block of 3rd Street, NE. The Complainant sustained a gunshot wound to the hand. Lookout is for a Black male, unknown dress 5’9 130-145 lbs. Last seen in the east alley of the 1800 block of 3rd Street, NE

Anyone who has information regarding this case should call police at 202-727-9099. Additionally, information may be submitted to the TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.”


“Dear PoPville,

Last night, I found a pink iPhone near 3rd St NE and R St NE in my alley. After reaching out to the Eckington listserve to find it’s owner, I was informed that there was a mugging on the Metropolitan Branch Trial around 11:30 a.m. yesterday, July 13, 2015, and the only things that were stolen was an iPhone and $50 (and probably the victim’s general faith in mankind).

Information on the mugging (with pictures of the assailants) can be found here.

I can only imagine the state of shock the victim must be in, and I would like to get her phone back to her ASAP. Can you help?

Interested folks can e-mail me at [email protected] and simply tell me what kind of sticker is on the back of the iPhone.

If I don’t hear anything back today, I’ll send the iPhone to the police — where it will likely fall into a evidence-holding cosmic black hole.”

309 Seaton Place Northeast

This house is located at 309 Seaton Place, Northeast. The listing says:

“The total package in Hot Eckington! Stunning renovation offers unusual brightness-40″x40″ skylight sends sunlight throughout- beautiful,secluded rear patio and deck- elegant lower-level living area-Perfect for entertaining!-gorgeous hardwood floors-gourmet kitchen-Spacious master bedroom with dramatic vaulted ceiling and full bath. Minutes to Downtown DC -NY Ave Metro very close- Don’t miss it!”


You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/3.5 bath is going for $699,000.