389 Rhode Island Ave, NW

It’s been fun watching the transformation of the former Frazier’s Funeral Home.


From Craigslist:

“6 brand new apartments waiting for you to call home in beautifully renovated boutique building! All 2 bedroom, 2 bath apartments with unique and spacious floorplans. Hardwood floors, exposed brick, high ceilings, stainless steel appliances, chefs kitchens w/ dishwashers, W/D in unit and security. No detail has been overlooked

Some more photos of the inside here

Great location at 389 Rhode Island Ave- short walk to the Shaw Metro. Close to Howard University and Hospital, restaurants, shops and more- this location has much to offer to an array of lifestyles. Available immediately. Rents start at $2300 per month + electric. Sorry no pets.”




501 Florida Ave, NW

From the Ledroit Park listserv:

“Dear Neighbors,

As you may have heard, changes will be coming soon to the space located at 501 Florida Ave., NW. We recently signed a lease for the space and in a few months we hope to open The Royal, a new neighborhood tavern.

We believe in the importance of establishing a positive relationship with our community/neighbors and are having an open house to meet the members of the community and to answer any questions you may have about The Royal. We invite you to stop by on Sunday, January 26 between 2pm and 4pm. Feel free to contact us (Paul Carlson, paul(at) if you are unable to make it and have questions or concerns, or if you want to provide comments of support.

We look forward to being part of the LeDroit Park neighborhood!
- The Team at The Royal”


Luna Carey

“Dear PoPville,

Yesterday, around 530PM, our dog was attacked by another dog inside the LeDroit dog park. The dog that attacked her was a 20 lb-ish, white, short-haired, mixed-breed with black and brown splotches. Very aggressive.

He latched on to Luna’s neck just after we entered (She’s a 13.5 lb white Maltese/Shih Tzu). The owner picked up his dog and our dog was still in his bite, dangling. After a minute or so, he finally got his dog to let go. It was dark and I was just trying to calm her down so we couldn’t tell that she had the wound until he had already left.

The owner has puffy curly black hair, younger, white male in his 30′s maybe. The owner also has a medium sized short-haired, black dog. Please let us know if you have any information to help us locate the owner. We have no reason to believe that he wouldn’t be cooperative.

He hung around to make sure we were okay but we were in shock and the bleeding hadn’t started until she started moving again.

She was admitted to the vet and stitched up immediately. She’s on meds and recovering now. The tube will be removed Saturday if all goes well.”


“Dear PoPville,

Walking by B&J’s BBQ at 3rd and Rhode Island NW, I noticed that the windows are all covered in newspaper. At the same time, I saw some people in there watching TV and hanging out as usual. I’m confused – is this the beginning of the end or just more of the usual sketchiness?”

I also noticed the storefront papered over when I walked by on Saturday. And I too saw someone inside – when I inquired all I was told was that there were closed. More info when it becomes available. We judged B & J back in 2011.

238 Rhode Island Avenue, NW


This house is located at 1908 6th Street, NW:


The listing says:

“Charming,renovated & sun-drenched end unit Victorian,c.1900 in fabulous LeDroit Park.Fully renovated w/period charm intact:6 gas fireplaces,some w/orig mantels.Charming kit w/breakfast nook,”pressed tin” & glass block.Second floor family rm/game/rm incl. pool table.Large master suite,huge bath.Each bedroom w/ en-suite bath. Blks to Metro,HU, H.Theater,Elllington Plaza, mins to Dwntn.”

You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/3.5 bath is going for $789,900.

1938 2nd Street Northwest

This house is located at 1938 2nd Street, Northwest:


The listing says:

“Historic Ledroit Park and literally everything you want and need in a city-center home! Completely gutted, two-story addition added to the back and renovated with attention to every detail. Main house has bonus family room off kitchen,amazing master suite, closets galore, chef’s kitchen. Basement turned into a legal two-bedroom rental. Huge yard and detached garage. METRO!”

You can see a virtual tour here.

This 5 bed/3.5 bath is going for $949,900.

149 W Street Northwest

This unit is located at 149 W Street, Northwest:


The listing says:

“LAST UNIT AVAILABLE in popular building! Offers abundance of sun light, oversized windows, 2 juliet balconies, stacked washer/dryer and LARGE WALK-IN closet! Short walk to Howard University and U Street. On-Site Rental Parking Available! OFFERS REVIEWED AS RECEIVED.”

You can see more photos here.

This 1 bed/1 bath is going for $249,900 ($199 monthly fee.)


From the Ledroit Park Listserv:

“Bloomingdale Community, I`d like to share that I was assaulted while I was walking to the Howard University Metro stop early this morning on T Street, NW, between 3rd and 4th Streets NW. At approximately 5:50 a.m., a jogger passed me, surprising and startling me. I slightly jumped but felt calm when I realized he was only a jogger. He jogged passed me, stopped at the corner, and began stretching. As I passed him, I slightly glanced at him in acknowledgement as I passed him. Shortly after I passed him, he approached me from behind and reached under my dress into my underwear. I was so startled and screamed very loudly so the man ran away. I was immediately heard and assisted by another passerby and neighbor (who came out of his home), both of whom attempted to find the assailant. They were unable to find him. The passerby was about 1/2 block behind me and had witnessed the assailant walking behind me. The passerby seems convinced that the assailant had followed me for two blocks (and the passerby actually quickened his own pace to catch up with me in case I needed help because he felt something wasn`t right).

I believe the assailant to be a Hispanic male in his late 30`s. He was approximately 5`8“/5`9“, medium/athletic build (160 lbs or so), fair-skinned, very short (but not cropped) black hair, and square face. He was wearing a white tee shirt and light gray jogging pants. This description was also confirmed by the passerby.”