mt_p_rental

This rental is located at 1879 Newton Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Wonderful updated townhome in desirable neighborhood. Large living & dining rooms, dramatic two-story eating area off kitchen w/ great views of Rock Creek. Architectural detailing including custom birch built-ins, new bath w/ spa tub, marble, custom vanity. Complete in-law suite on LL w/ renovated galley kitchen, LR, 3rd bedroom and home office. 2 decks (one w/ hot tub), garage parking.”

You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/2.5 bath is going for $4,250/Mo.

Peeper in Columbia Heights/Mt. Pleasant:

“Hey y’all – anyone ever had a problem with this before? I live on Park road (the “Parkade” across the street from the church on 16th) on the first floor. There’s a road behind my apartment complex for the townhouses and complexes nextdoor. On Saturday night, my fiancee was asleep while I was reading, and I noticed some movement on my window sill – a short, young, Latino man climbed up to look into our window! I immediately got up and would’ve taken a picture of him, but thought it must’ve been a raccoon or cat., as my vision was obscured by our curtains. So, I just banged on the window and yelled for him to leave. He immediately left and took off. For some detail, we’re about three or four feet off the ground, so the guy really must’ve wanted to see something. Obviously we have bars, but it’s still pretty freaky.

Anyone dealt with peepers before? Is it worth doing anything besides reporting it to the building management/my landlord? Is this something to be worried about becoming worse? We have several families with young children on the floor, so I wasn’t sure how else to handle it. Let me know if you guys have seen anything lately!”

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MtPGardenTour-2014

“Join us for the 2nd Annual Mt. Pleasant House & Garden Tour in support of the Bancroft Elementary PTO! Spend the afternoon exploring the homes and garden oases of our Mt. Pleasant neighbors. Homes will be open until 5 pm then join us at the home of Bancroft parents, Chris and Mandy Mills for a post-tour cocktail (after 5 pm). All proceeds will go to support the programs and activities of the Bancroft PTO which always work to uphold our vision and ambitions!! Tickets for the tour will be available for purchase the day of for $30 and $40 for the the tour and reception. For more information please visit our website.”

mt_pleasant_library
3160 16th Street, NW

Thanks to textdoc for passing on:

Punk Farm Family Fun Day Sunday at Mt Pleasant Neighborhood Library

Bring the family to rock out during a special Punk Rock Family Fun Day Sunday. We’ll have music, share stories, and have a blast in honor of the DC Punk Archive. Children of all ages and their families are welcome to attend.

The event will be held Sunday, October 12th at 2pm in the Children’s Room on the second floor of the library. 3160 16th Street, NW”

bestworld_mt_pleasant
3178 Mount Pleasant Street, NW

Thanks to all who have been sending emails and tweets – one reader writes:

“Uh oh. I went to the “Bestworld” in Mt. Pleasant the other day only to find it closed for health code violations. The sign below was posted on the door. I can’t say I’m too surprised. It’s not unusual to find rotting produce on their shelves, and their meat section smells like low tide. My wife and I have taken to calling it “Worstworld.” Any idea when they might reopen?”

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Ed. Note: I had first heard of a closure last week but when I stopped by on Sunday they had already reopened so this seems like a second closure. I’ll update when they reopen but in similar cases it’s usually for a just a few days. We judged Bestworld (formerly Bestway) back in 2010.

Burglary in Mt. Pleasant:

“On the afternoon of Thursday, 9/25 two guys broke into our home through our front window. Our neighbor saw them walking up our front steps and loitering on our porch. She called me, I remotely turned on our alarm system, and she called the police. They had about 4 minutes in the house during the phone call and me figuring out how to turn on our alarm. Once the alarm triggered, they left.

In those few minutes they took three iPads, an expensive watch, a baby monitor, and some money.

They entered through a cracked and locked front window. The lock is a plastic latch which they broke.

My neighbor videoed them and I was able to extract a close up of their faces from the video – police have both.

If you see these two, contact police.”

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