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1413 H Street, NE

Back in January 2012 we first learned about DC Conscious Cafe Coming to 1413 H Street, NE in the former Buka Restaurant space:

“New Restaurant. World Fusion menu. Social gatherings, book reading and speakers from the community. Entertainment will be provided. Occupancy load is 40.”

The facade has been completely transformed and they look ready to open any minute. Anyone hear anything?

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Remember Obama Chicken lunch special?

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from Jan. 2012

Reader reports hearing shots and seeing one victim loaded into an ambulance around 8:30pm at the corner of 12th and H St, NE. Updates when more info is available.

Update from @DCPoliceDept:

“Shooting // 2024 hours, 1200 blk H St NE, LOF Black SUV with a possible redskins logo in the back window / 6365″

Updated photos from the scene:

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Update 10pm from MPD:

“The First District is currently a investigation a shooting that 900 of H Street NE. The victim, was shot one time and transported to a local hospital. Currently there no known suspects. The shooting is still being investigated by First District Detectives. Anyone with information is asked to call 202 727 9099.”

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Hipchickindc is a licensed real estate broker. She is the founder of 10 Square Team and is affiliated with Keller Williams Capital Properties. 10 Square Team is a popville.com advertiser. 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: 1409 G St NE #1
Legal Subdivision: Old City #1
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: Old City #1
Condo Name: Almansaya
Bedrooms: 1 Baths: 1 Parking: Street Ownership: Condo
Original List Price: $279,900.
List Price at Contract: $279,900.
Monthly Condo Fee: $108.
Square Footage per Listing: 680
List Date: Originally listed in December 2013
Days on Market: Unclear due to period of time withdrawn for completion of construction items
Settled Sales Price: $280,000.
Seller Subsidy: $0.
Price per Square Foot: $412.
Settlement Date: 1/1/2015
Bank Owned?: No Short Sale? No Estate: No

Original GDoN post is: here.

The original listing can be seen here: here.

Originally marketed in 2010 and 2011, units began actually going to settlement in this building in July 2014. It is unclear how many total units are in this building as the tax records have not yet been updated, however, there are unit numbers listed up to number 26. So far, a total of six units have settled, which (because of lending requirements for new conversions or construction) suggests that at least half of the units are under contract or previously sold. There is currently one unit reported under contract in the multiple listing service and two actively listed. (more…)

Thanks to a reader for sending:

Hip-Hop Meets the Music of India (Washington Sound Museum)

Atlas Performing Arts Center
1333 H St NE, Washington, District of Columbia 20002
tickets here

On January 24th & 25th 2015, Grammy nominated Progressive Hip-Hop artist, Christylez Bacon and 2013-2014 Strathmore Artist in Residence and Hindustani Classical violinist, Nistha Raj will kick off Washington Sound Museum’s 2015 season, exploring the spaces between Indian Classical music, Hip-Hop, and Go-Go for Washington Sound Museum’s 22nd installment. In addition to creating a cross-cultural music mash-up, the event offers a curated tea reception and mini-lessons on the styles of Indian classical dance and Go-Go’s “Beat Ya Feet” dance, giving the audience a chance to get into the action. This combination of music, art and culture will culminate in a live performance that has been four years in the making.

*ASL interpreter available for the Sunday matinee

CONCERT DATES
Saturday, Jan 24th 8PM • Sunday, Jan 25th 3PM

ITINERARY
Join Christylez Bacon and Nistha Raj for tea and dance before the show!

Tea Reception
January 24 at 7:00 pm & January 25 at 2:00 pm
Featuring tea related to Indian culture in the Kogod Lobby!

Dance Workshop
January 24 at 7:30 pm & January 25 at 2:30 pm
Use your “tea-infused” energy to learn a couple of steps in the dance traditions of both Hip Hop and Indian cultures.

PERSONNEL
*Musicians*
Violin I – Rachel McAleer
Violin II – Chelle Fulk
Viola – Dawn Michelle Johnson
Cello – Katie Chambers
Alto Sax/Flute – Brian Falkowski
Tenor Sax/Flute – Brad Linde
Piano – Hope Udobi
Bass – Funky Chuck
Turntables – DJ 2-Tone Jones
Tabla – Jomy George

*Dancers*
Indian Dance – Rhythmaya
Beat Ya Feet – Da Originalz

*Tea Reception*
Partap Singh Verma”

A reader sends from Change.org:

“Cities need gardens! The community of ANC6a in Northeast Washington DC is growing with development and an exciting place to live. The Wylie Street Garden has created community among the longtime and new residents over 10 years. Two of three lots are privately owned and one is owned by H Street Community Development Corporation HSCDC. The community of this neighborhood, HSCDC and property owners recognize the how public gardens bring value to our lives. Time spent engaged in a green space after creates appreciation, communication, reflection and conversation. We intend to save and update the only remaining green space along the H Street corridor as the heart of H Street that represents our historical path of perseverance. Signing this petition will make a difference in every day of our city living in a great neighborhood.”

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406 H Street, NE

Back in June we learned that Sticky Fingers would be opening a 2nd location on H Street, NE. They’ve just applied for a liquor license that says:

“Restaurant serving baked goods, sandwiches, coffee, desserts, birthday cakes, cupcakes, pies and cookies. Seating for 48 patrons and total occupancy load of 120.”

Their current Columbia Heights location is at 1370 Park Rd, NW across the street from Giant. The Columbia Heights spot added booze to their menu back in late 2013. Looks like the H Street location still needs some serious renovations so stay tuned for an exact opening date.

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From DDOT:

“Below is a statement on the status of the DC Streetcar from the District Department of Transportation (DDOT)’s Acting Director Leif Dormsjo:

“Passenger safety is the number one priority for public transportation in the District of Columbia. Further, given the need to achieve safety certification, the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) will not set arbitrary deadlines for the independent State Safety Office (SSO) to complete their regulatory compliance review. The Bowser Administration will work to launch the H Street line of DC Streetcar as part of our effort to expand the District’s transportation infrastructure and will put this long-delayed line on track. DDOT will continue to work with the independent SSO to ensure that Streetcar meets – and exceeds – all safety specifications before setting an official date to begin passenger service.”

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Remember the Package Thief Revenge Fantasy becomes a Reality post back in early December?

“One DC woman, fed up with packages being stolen from her H Street Northeast front stoop, decided to place dog poop in a box – and then let the camera do the rest.”

A brief update:

The guy who stole my packages and the poop was arrested and charged today.”