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“Dear PoPville,

I saw this sign at the LeDroit Park dog park. Almost every evening, unsupervised children come to the dog park to play with the dogs. Generally speaking, the kids are curious and friendly and positive experiences are had. However, I’ve always been worried that a kid might inadvertently get hurt. I was not present with this incident occurred, but the fact that this parent is now looking for the dog owner leads me to believe they were not present when this bite happened, otherwise I’m sure that information would have been exchanged. Some dogs simply don’t like kids, or when dogs are running around someone could get knocked down and hurt. Does the city have rules on this? I fear some good dogs could get put down because children are entering dog parks unsupervised.”

1800 4th Street Northwest

This rental is located at 1800 4th Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“SPECTACULAR NY-STYLE 3BR PENTHOUSE FLOODED IN SUNLIGHT. 1400+ SF, PRIVATE TERRACE + HUGE PRIVATE BALCONY WITH MONUMENT VIEWS! GORGEOUS GRANITE AND STAINLESS KITCHEN, DISHWASHER, WASHER AND DRYER, WOOD FLOORS THROUGHOUT, FIREPLACE, TONS OF HISTORIC CHARM. WALK METRO,RESTAURANTS, EVERYWHERE! BUILT IN 1898 AND RENOVATED TO PERFECTION WITH HISTORIC CHARACTER PRESERVED. VACANT, SHOW ANYTIME.”

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This 3 bed/2 bath is going for $3,900/Mo.

ledroit

“Dear PoPville,

Thank you to a stranger. On Saturday, 13 February at roughly 1:15 pm, I was walking from my place in Ledroit Park to the grocery store. I was at 3rd and Elm NW when I heard a verbal altercation about 15 feet behind me. I briefly turned around to gauge the situation, saw two men arguing, and then continued walking. The voices escalated so I looked behind me once more and saw one of the men pull a gun and fire it at the other man. They then both scattered.

During this somewhat scary 30 seconds, a man roughly two blocks away was helpfully shouting instructions at me (believe me, it’s much more difficult to react when you are in this situation, even if you “know” what to do…). The man then came and kept me company until the cops came. He then offered to walk me home or to the place of my choosing. With all of the confusion and adrenaline, I failed to get his name. So, in the off chance you read this, I just want to send a big thank you for taking 20 minutes out of your day to keep me company and talk me down a bit during a stressful time. Thanks for helping DC feel even more like a community and a home.

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501 Florida Avenue, NW

From a press release:

“Winter may just have begun, but The Royal is transforming LeDroit Park into a tropical oasis for the latest edition of its monthly industry night series, on Monday, January 11 from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. One special night devoted to South American Tiki cocktails. Royal Knights: “Kon Tiki” edition will feature the exotic creations of guest bartender Lukas B. Smith ranging from Bolivian brandy-topped Scorpion Bowls, Pisco-filled fruits and shaved ice cocktails, plus island flicks on the projector and other tropical surprises.

Inspired by Kon Tiki, the famous 1947 expedition which took Norwegian explorer and writer Thor Heyerdahl from South America to the Polynesian islands, The Royal will showcase lesser-known South American spirits in classic and original Polynesian-themed cocktails. Spirits such as Rujero Singani, a Bolivian brandy, Avua and Boca Loca cachacas, El Dorado and Ministry of Rum Collection rums imported from Guyana and more will be highlighted in cocktails throughout the evening. (more…)

619 FLorida

This rental is located at 619 Florida Avenue, Northwest. The listing says:

“Newly renovated TH across the street from Howard Theater in historic Shaw Neighborhood. Built in 1900, this TH has 3levels and features 5 BR, 3 full BA, a large living room, 3 fireplaces, dining room and a 6th room which could be a study, guest room, office, etc. Private patio space. Close to Shaw Metro, shops, restaurants, movie theater and MORE! Option for Lvng Rm and Dining furnishings.”

Ed. Note: I’ve always wondered what it looked like inside:

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This 5 bed/3 bath is going for $5,900/Mo.

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via google maps

From MPD:

“he Metropolitan Police Department seeks the public’s assistance in identifying and locating a suspect in connection with an Assault with the Intent to Commit First Degree Sexual Abuse and Kidnapping that occurred in the 200 block of Elm Street, Northwest.

On Wednesday, November 11, 2015, at approximately 9:30 pm, the victim was walking in the 200 block of Elm Street, Northwest, when a male suspect forced her into a nearby alley and attempted to sexually assault her.

The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 6’ tall, 200 pounds, 25-35 years old, dark complexion, wearing all black clothing and a black ski mask.

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.”

1901 3rd Street Northwest

This house is located at 1901 3rd Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Stunning piece of Historic Ledriot Park, being offered for sale! Beautiful early 1900~s construction awaits your ideas and renovation. Over 4000sq-ft of living space on 5 lvls, three car garage, and many original characteristics throughout. Nestled on Anna J. Cooper circle makes this a rare find. Blks to Metro & Shopping. Sold As-Is. Condo Possibility.”

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This 7 bed/4.5 bath is going for $1,695,000.