Photo courtesy Little Miss Whiskey’s

From an email:

“Head Chef/Owner Ryan Gordon of The Queen Vic
& Evolution Brewing present:
w/ pork belly potato salad, sausage, corn, grits, & plenty more sides
3 PM, Saturday, 10/3
@ Little Miss Whiskey’s Golden Dollar
1104 H St NE

$58 (NO FEES)
w/ kegs from Evolution of:
Lot #6 (8.5%)
Primal Pale Ale
Alpha Six
tickets here.”

Photo by PoPville flickr user Phil

From a press release:

“The 10th anniversary H Street Festival is happening this Saturday, Sept. 19. Organized by H Street Main Street, the annual celebration highlights the development of the H Street NE Corridor and it’s vibrant businesses. The event is the District’s most popular festival, and this year’s will be the best yet, spanning 10 blocks of H Street NE and featuring over 175 businesses, restaurants, community organizations and merchants.

The Festival will offer more exciting entertainment than ever before, featuring performers and artists on 10 staging areas spread throughout the event. The performance schedule is available here.

The event will have over 75 food vendors, food trucks and restaurants serving up meals from all corners of the world. Festivalgoers can also visit the beverage gardens located along the festival route to sample the many available libations.

H Street NE is also doing a t-shirt giveaway at this year’s Festival. The first 50 festivalgoers to bring the sticker attached to the front of this week’s Washington City Paper to the yellow tent at the corner of 9 and H Streets will receive a free commemorative 10th anniversary t-shirt.

What: 2015 H Street Festival

When: Saturday, September 19, 2015
Noon – 7 p.m.

Where: Between the 400 and 1400 blocks of H Street NE”

via google maps

From MPD just before 1pm:

“5D Shooting Investigation at 800 Blk Bladensburg Rd NE. LOF: 2 B/M’s. One w/a red bike, armed w/a gun//2609”

Another reader reports it may have been at or near the Safeway at Benning and 17th St, NE. Updates when more is known.

Update: MPD public affairs says shooting was in the 800 block of Bladensburg and an adult female was shot in the buttocks.

Update from MPD:

“On Wednesday, September 9, 2015, at approximately 1230 hours, gunshots were heard in the 1600 Block Benning Road NE. A person ran when they heard the gunshots and at one point they were believed to be struck by a bullet in the lower extremities. The victim made there was to 845 Bladensburg Rd NE where police responded and an ambulance took them to the hospital. MPD closed portions of Hechinger Mall, Starburst Plaza and CVS to conduct an investigation.

Currently this case is being investigated by the Fifth District Detectives.

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.”


Last week we looked at our first hero flying up the 11th Street Bike Lane with keg in tow. Yesterday, a reader nominates this hero for navigating H Street with ease sans stroller:

“I hate strollers. So to me, this woman is a true hero. 8th & H NE”

Should you spot a quiet act of heroism along these lines please do send an email with a brief description and the neighborhood where it was witnessed to or tweet @PoPville.


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: 1255 Wylie St NE
Legal Subdivision: Old City #1
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: Old City #1
Bedrooms: 2 Baths: 1 Basement: No Parking: Street
Ownership: Fee simple
Original List Price for this listing: $519,900
List Price at Contract: $519,900
List Date: 07/21/15
Days on Market: 7
Settled Sales Price: $539,500
Transaction type: Standard
Seller Subsidy: $0
Settlement Date: 08/26/2015

Original GDoN post is: here.

Original listing is: here.

Just a block off of H Street NE, Wylie Street is a single block of what were originally alley dwellings. The homes are brick, typically without basements, and small in scale.

One of the most memorable real estate closings I’ve ever had was for a home on this block over ten years ago. This was prior to the H Street revival, and many of the homes on the block were boarded up and abandoned. My clients were the buyers. As the title company began their research, the sale had to be delayed because there had been no formal passage of title from one generation of heirs to the next.

The process of sorting out the estate ended up taking many months and the chain of title essentially ended up being a detailed family history for the sellers, including heirs that some of the family members were previously unaware of. At settlement, eight brothers and sisters showed up.

That house was smaller than the subject house, which, at three bedrooms, is one of the larger units on the block. Perhaps it was 800 square feet total, on two floors. The family explained that all eight kids and their parents all lived in that 800 square feet at the same time back in the 1950’s and 60’s.

The listing agents for this sale were Jeremy Brown and Audrey Cribbs with Century 21 New Millenium. Gigi Luu with M Squared Real Estate LLC represented the buyer.


Streetcars may not be carrying passengers (yet?) but its saga remains hilarious. Ed. Note: Living in the District we often encounter scenarios where we can either laugh or cry – your choice. Thanks to a reader for sending the photo above last night:

“They’re destroying this trolley stop at H and 5th. Not sure what that means but it didn’t look good.”

Exterior Rendering
630 14th Street, NE renderings courtesy S2 Development

From an email:

The Jackson is a 7-unit building in Capitol Hill being delivered by the same architect and developer team behind the new Huntress Coal Oil building at 1225 10th Street, NW.

Renderings have been revealed for The Jackson – a new boutique condominium building in Capitol Hill, steps from the H Street Corridor. The Jackson provides the luxury of new construction quality while fitting within the neighborhood’s charm. The building features six large flats and a private carriage home, offering spacious living rooms open to the chef’s kitchens along with two bedrooms and den, custom designer bathrooms, tall ceilings, and private outdoor spaces. Delivery is expected in Fall 2015.”

Interior Rendering