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Ed. Note: earlier in the week we we spoke rooftop concerns in Mt. P.

Backyard prowlers in Mt. Pleasant:

“In the “don’t freak out, but be careful” category, our nanny surprised a couple of guys in our backyard on Adams Mill this afternoon. They had come down the steps from the alley and were headed into the basement stairwell; they ran off when she pounded on the window. Not much of a description, but one was a heavyset guy with long dreads and the other looked to be a high school-aged kid.”

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Mt. Pleasant Roof Walking:

“I live on the top floor of a row house in Mt. Pleasant and have been woken up several times in the last year by footsteps on the roof in the middle of the night. Sometimes this happens on extremely cold nights and I can’t imagine why anyone would be walking on the roof in those conditions. I know what animals on the roof sound like and I know what footsteps sound like, so I’m certain that someone is actually walking around up there. Does anyone know anything about this? Is there anything we can do? I’m bothered by it not only because it wakes me up, but also because I wonder if someone is thinking about breaking into the house via the skylight.”

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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.”

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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.”

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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”

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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.