DC8324079 - Exterior (Front)

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Featured Property: 170 Todd Place NE
Legal Subdivision: Eckington
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: Eckington
Bedrooms: 3 Baths: 1.5 Parking: Drvwy/Off Street Ownership: Fee Simple
Original List Price: $509,900.
List Price at Contract: $509,000.
List Date: 4/19/2014
Days on Market: 16
Settled Sales Price: $500,000.
Seller Subsidy: $0.
Settlement Date: 6/2/2014
Bank Owned?: No Short Sale? No
Original GDoN post is: here.
The original listing can be seen here: here.

Eckington is located at the very west edge of Northeast, across the street from Bloomingdale. The two neighborhoods are physically separated by North Capitol Street (which literally has barriers up to prevent people from crossing the busy street at non-intersections). The legal subdivision of Eckington actually crosses that barrier into Northwest, as it includes the Florida/Rhode Island/North Cap triangle, however, the Eckington neighborhood is generally considered to be the part that is in NE, bounded by Rhode Island Ave to the north, Florida Ave to the south, and the Metro and rail tracks to the east.

The south part of the neighborhood (R Street, Q Street, Quincy) features late 19th century Victorian bay front brick rowhomes similar to those found in Bloomingdale. The rest of the neighborhood is populated by porch front homes similar to the subject property, as well as several multi-unit buildings, some of which are condo and some rental.

Since the beginning of 2014, there have been 23 sales of fee simple houses ranging in price from $345,000. for an AS IS deal that needed renovation, on up to a house on North Capitol Street NE that went for $810,000. Median net sold price for houses in the neighborhood so far in 2014 is $561,650.

The listing agent was David Pridgen, Jr. of Prudential PenFed Realty. The buyer was represented by Carlos Espinoza of RE/MAX Realty Group.

“Dear PoPville,

I want to alert others in the area to a horrific experience my husband and I had with our dog’s groomer, who I know has many clients around Eckington and Bloomingdale. I hope that by sharing this experience, I can prevent other dog parents from going through a similar trauma.

We picked up our little guy from his grooming appointment last weekend, only to find that the white part of his left eye was completely blood red. The groomer claimed that nothing out of the ordinary had happened, even though our dog had clearly been injured. The groomer downplayed it and acted like there was no reason for us to be alarmed. As soon as we got home, we noticed that our dog was having trouble seeing. He was running into furniture, etc. Even more disturbing was that he was behaving as though he was shell shocked. He was pacing nonstop and cowering in corners. He was clearly terrified.

We brought him to the emergency vet at Friendship Animal Hospital, where the veterinarian discovered deep purple bruising beneath his fur, all the way around the exterior of his eye, in addition to a cut on the inside of his eye. She determined that his injury was likely the result of some kind of blunt force trauma, whether an accident or intentional.

My husband and I are absolutely sick over this. We love our dog more than anything, so to think that we put him in harm’s way is incredibly distressing. He’s been to three vet appointments due to this injury, and we are so thankful that he seems to be making a full recovery and has regained his normal sight. If anyone would like the full details, I am eager to share them, and would also be happy to share the report from the vet. You can contact me directly at mmkashino(at)gmail.com.”

DC8324079 - Exterior (Front)

This house is located at 170 Todd Place, Northeast. The listing says:

“LOCATED IN THE HOT ECKINGTON! CONVENIENTLY LOCATED RENOVATED 3 BEDROOM 1.5 BATH HOME WITH PARKING PAD, COMPRISED OF PORCHED FRONT, REFINSHED WOOD FLOORS, UPDATED KITCHEN, UPDATED BATHROOM W/CERAMIC, FRESHLY PAINTED, NEW APPLIANCES, FINISHED BASEMENT WITH .5BATH, PARTIALLY FENCED REAR, CENTRAL AIR. GREAT DEAL AT THIS PRICE!”

You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/1.5 bath is going for $509,900.

38 Rhode Island Avenue Northeast

This rental is located at ” target=”_blank”>38 Rhode Island Avenue, Northeast. The listing says:

“Great location just a block from Bloomingdale! BRAND NEW First floor apartment! Wood floors, ceramic, brand new bathroom with qualitiy fixtures and features! Kitchen granite, stainless and more. Driveway parking space available for an additional $75.00 per month, otherwise street parking. Security alarm service included in rent. Wash/Dryer in the unit. Great place!”

You can see some more photos here.

This 2 bed/1 bath is going for $2,050/Mo.

26 Q Street Northeast

This condo is located at 26 Q Street, Northeast:

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The listing says:

“Beautifully renovated multi level condo is ready to move in! Spacious, open floor plan, state of the art appliances, new fixtures, hardwood flooring throughout, 2 master suites and MORE! A must see!”

You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/3 bath is going for $569,000 ($245 monthly fee.)

Ed. Note: The other 3 bed/3 bath in this building is going for $679,000 ($245 monthly fee.)

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A reader sends this shot just after 3:30pm – view from T and Rhode Island Ave, NW.

Update. Though the photo above was taken in Bloomingdale it is looking east towards Eckington. Another reader sends a close up photo from Lincoln Road, NE and Seaton:

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On the MPD-5D listserve a resident asked:

“I received a text/email alert indicating that there had been a shooting around 3:30 pm yesterday (1/8) on the unit block of S St NE. Does anyone have any additional details about this event?”

MPD responded:

“Fifth District detectives are investigating the circumstances surrounding a juvenile male who was found in the 1700 block of Lincoln Rd. N.E. suffering from an apparent gun shot wound.”

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Photo by Stewart Eastep for PeopleforBikes.org

“Dear PoPville,

Sometime between Midnight and 5am this morning, two bikes were stolen from my backyard in Eckington, on the Unit Block of R St NE. I know, bikes get stolen every day in this city, and are hard to track, but the two bikes that were stolen are pretty hard to miss. I’ve attached a photo (thanks to PeopleforBikes.org for the great shot!!) Here are the specs:

1)Cream Xtracycle Radish long tail bike, with a Bobike front mounted baby seat/windshield, two large pannier bags, padded rear platform (note: Hoopty ‘rack’ in picture not currently attached), Obama bumper sticker on rear fender, lots of orange reflective ‘flower’ stickers, and an orange reflective mustache on the windshield.

2) White 24″ Opus Rambler with blue writing. Several “I biked to school at Yu Ying PCS today!” stickers. One black box bag on rear rack.

We are doing all the things we are supposed to do (filing a police report, setting craigslist alerts for DC, Baltimore and Philly, contacting all local bike shops, etc), but because these bikes are unique and tend to garner attention, there is a good chance that folks might see them out and about.

We are devastated. These bikes are our primary transportation when it is over 40 degrees outside. If you see them, please contact me as soon as possible! eblyttleton(at)gmail(dot)com or by phone (202-344-5389)”