1907 3rd Street Northwest

This rental is located at 1907 3rd Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Bright 1BR/1BA condo in charming LeDroit Park. Spacious living area opens to gourmet kitchen w/ SS appliances & marble counter-tops. Hardwood floors throughout + ample closet space. W/D, Roof deck & bike room. Moments to convenient shops & services including Red Hen, Boundary Stone, Big Bear Cafe, U Street Corridor & more! Steps to Metro, Capitol Bikeshare, ZipCar locations & various bus lines.”

1907 3rd Street Northwest inside

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This 1 bed/1 bath is going for $1,900/Mo.

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“Dear PoPville,

I was wondering if you have any info about the water fountain at the LeDroit Park dog park, which has been out for a number of months now it seems. Perhaps it’s just turned off during the winter months? Anyhow, it’s typically my dog’s favorite feature of the dog park (the other dogs are just a bonus I guess), and I kept thinking it’d be fixed or turned on shortly but nothing has been done as of yet. Now that it’s getting warmer I’m more concerned as I know many dogs will be needing to stay hydrated if they’re outside for long period of time. Does anyone know who to contact to inquire about the issue?”

1912 5th Street Northwest

This rental is located at 1912 5th Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Great location near U St in Ledroit Park. Walking distance to restaurants, coffee shops and Shaw or U St metro stations. The property features plenty of outdoor space (wrap around porch and backyard deck. Master bedroom with light filled bathroom and Jacuzzi tub. Other features include: washer/dryer, new microwave, dishwasher and large kitchen.”

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This 2 bed/2.5 bath is going for $2,850/Mo.

Ledroit Park

This rental is located in Ledroit Park (T Street?). The listing says:

“Historic Ledroit Park- NEED SPACE, THEN HERE IT IS: Spacious loft-style apartment is just waiting for you to call it home. This space is located in a 4 unit building with a fenced back yard perfect for summer entertaining. Nice kitchen features a dishwasher ! Fabulous potential in this studio apartment. Huge loft style space with about 800 sq ft ! Tall ceilings. Open floor plan. All hardwood floors. Washer dryer. Central AC. Come see this lovely space. Located just 5 blocks from SHAW METRO in lovely historic Ledroit Park.”

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This 1 bed/1 bath is going for $1,495/Mo.

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1901 4th Street, NW

“Dear PoPville,

Does anyone know the story behind Ledroit Market? I’ve lived in Bloomingdale for 3 years and it seems to follow the pattern of being open for a few months, closing down, going up for sale for 6-7 months, then re-opening and looking exactly the same.”

Another reader shares a bit more enthusiasm:

“LeDroit market is now open!!!

Awesome normal hours 7am-10pm.
Serving breakfast and lunch
Your good’ol neighborhood convenient store!

Hallelujah!”

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From MPD around 10:45pm Sunday night:

“The Metropolitan Police Department is currently investigating a death in the 200 block of Florida Avenue, NW.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call (202) 727-9099.”

Ed. Note: Previous cases of MPD ‘death investigations’ (as opposed to homicide investigations) have concluded natural or self-inflicted causes. Updates if/when more info is known on this case.

UPDATE from MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating an undetermined death, which occurred in the 200 block of Florida Avenue, Northwest.

On Sunday, November 30, 2014 at approximately 7:37 pm, Fifth District officers responded for a call for an unconscious male in the rear alley of the 200 block of Florida Avenue, NW. Upon their arrival, they located an adult male who was unconscious and unresponsive suffering from head trauma. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel responded to the scene and transported the unconscious male to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The decedent has been identified as a 33 year-old Robert Damien Marston of Northeast, Washington, DC.

The decedent’s remains have been transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. A determination of the cause and manner of death is pending the results of an autopsy.

The investigation is continuing.

The Metropolitan Police Department is asking anyone with information about this case to call the police at (202) 727-9099. Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.”

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501 Florida Ave, NW

“Dear PoPville,

My girlfriend and I poked our heads in 501 Florida NW yesterday morning. The space looks great! Workers said they should be done with the renovations in 2 months. Looking forward to another great business in the neighborhood.”

Ed. Note: 501 Florida Ave is the future home of Royal from the owners of Vinoteca wine bar at 11th and U St, NW.

“Dear PoPville,

I had some friends over this past Saturday night and we were congregating in the kitchen around midnight, which is a pretty small space and gets warm when many people are packed in. I decided to open the door to let some air in. As I was standing just inside my kitchen from the open door talking with a friend, I felt a sharp sting and what sounded like fire crackers. I was unsure what happened and immediately shut the door, and was then told I was bleeding from my neck. Another friend standing nearby also said he felt a sharp pain on his neck. We deduced we were likely shot with a beebie gun, and ran out of the house to (stupidly) chase after the suspects.

A neighbor indicated she had just walked outside at the same time to let her dog out and saw the whole thing unfold. She witnessed three teenagers with a small barreled gun shoot into my kitchen towards the crowd. We ran out towards 5th Street NW and were asking people nearby if they saw anyone with no luck. When I returned to my house other friends had found the beebies. They were rather large, and if I were struck in the eye who knows what would have happened. I have filed a police report, but wanted to pass this along so others are aware. I live at 5th and Florida Avenue NW.