1682 Irving Street Northwest

This unit is located at 1682 Irving Street Northwest. The listing says:

“MOTIVATED SELLER! Fully gutted & renovated building. This 2 bed 2 bath residence features an open floor plan w/exposed brick walls throughout. Open living, dining & kitchen floor plan is designed for entertain w/large island, Bosch appliances, tall ceilings & lots of natural light. Private patio, walk in closets, & en-suite bathrooms. Minutes to Columbia Heights METRO & the best of Mount Pleasant!”

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This 2 bed/2 bath is going for $699,900 ($209 monthly fee.)

hellers
3221 Mt Pleasant Street, NW

“Dear PoPville,

The Mt. Pleasant ANC is having a meeting at which they propose supporting a liquor license for Bundle Bit, LLC which is going to occupy the old Heller’s space. Do we know anything about them?”

Bundle Bit, LLC is registered to Nicholas Pimentel.  Back in July we learned that the folks from Paisley Fig bakery would be taking over the space.  As Pimentel is with Paisley Fig (and Bad Saint, Room 11 and others) – looks like those plans are moving forward.  I’m sure lots more info, including the proper name, will be coming out soon! If any9one goes to the ANC meeting please let us know what they say (and email me at [email protected]) thanks!

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“Dear PoPville,

Yesterday when I came home there was a mysterious letter from building management on our announcement boards. All the message said was that a crime had occurred in the building and the police had been involved. I found the note incredibly frustrating in its uselessness (other than stirring up anxiety) and planning to email management later on. When I returned from the gym later in the evening, a crowd of women was at our security desk speaking to the attendant. One of them pulled me over and I found out what happened- a woman in our building had let someone in behind her and that man had followed her into the elevator and sexually assaulted her. [Ed. Note: The full police report is here and say the assault was attempted.] The man then tried to flee through the back of the building, but finding the gate locked, doubled back and ran through the front exit. The man and woman were caught on camera, and the woman apparently called the police and gave a description (the police also checked our security tapes, talked to management, etc; the woman apparently has not spoken to management).

Needless to say I am shaken. Of course I can be even more aware, hyper aware, but in reality there is no sure fired way I can prevent something like this. It’s terrible. I wanted everyone to know so that folks can be extra careful, especially us women, and so that neighbors can be forgiving if someone refuses to hold the door for you. I, for one, plan to start nicely asking folks if they have their key fob before I open the door and let someone in with me. If anyone in my building would like to connect about this (especially the woman to whom this happened), please reach out to Dan [[email protected]] for my contact information.”

cat

“Dear PoPville,

My roommates and I greatly would appreciate your help in finding our recently adopted, and quite sweet, catmate Sir Oliver. Here are the details:

In the darkness of the night (maybe around 5AM), he made a daring escape from his homely Mt. Pleasant “prison” apparently by slicing open one of our screens and squirreling out (from the third floor no less). All because I did not want to let him take over the whole bed again last night.

We live on the 3300 block of 18th Street NW, right by Monroe St. There are numerous yards in the back (hopefully a neighbor sees this), as well as an alley. If you see him, please call 631-871-2514.

Sir Oliver is quite sweet and people-friendly. He has a slight slit in his right ear. He nibbles a bit but has not discovered he has claws. He unfortunately does not have a collar yet, though he is chipped (and we are pursuing all avenues to find him). Any help would be appreciated.”

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From MPD:

“The Metropolitan Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division, Sexual Assault Unit seeks the public’s assistance in identifying and locating a suspect in connection with an Assault with Intent to Commit First Degree Sexual Abuse offense that occurred in the 1600 block of Park Road, Northwest.

On Wednesday, March 9, 2016, at approximately 10:00 pm, the suspect followed the victim into a building in the 1600 block of Park Road Northwest. The suspect assaulted the victim, and then attempted to sexually assault her.

The suspect is described as a black male, 5’9″-6’0″, medium complexion, slim build, mid-late 20s, short afro covered by a Burberry print scarf, wearing a long sleeved black shirt with white print.

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.”

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“Dear PoPville,

On Sunday March 6th around 10:30am in Mt Pleasant I witnessed the most horrifying incident of all my years living in DC. At the intersection of Mt Pleasant and Park Streets a young kid (looked to be high school age, maybe slightly older) was walking/stomping along the sidewalk, yelling and swearing at the top of his lungs (b****, motherf*****, n*****, etc), and he was completely naked except for socks. (more…)

Irving
3100 Mt Pleasant Street, NW

“Dear PoPville,

I’ve looked around the better known places (e.g., Lion’s, Calvert Woodley) for hard-to-find liqueurs. Turns out, the tiny corner store Irving Wine & Spirit in Mt. Pleasant has a much bigger selection than those other stores that are easily 5 times their size. They even have a website which I stumbled upon while searching for a terrific Amaro I tried at Maple. The staff has always been very friendly too. I’m hoping that more people start searching them out so as to encourage them to keep carrying such unique booze.”

3234 Walbridge Place Northwest

This rental is located at 3234 Walbridge Place, Northwest. The listing says:

“This nicely updated Mount Pleasant row house is now available for rent rent. Main level provides an entrance hall, living room w/fireplace, open new kitchen/dining room with breakfast bar, gas cooktop, granite counters, family room, and access to a deck. Upper level has 3BRs and 2 baths. Lower level is fully finished with media room, extra bedroom with bath and sep. outside entrance.”

rental

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This 5 bed/4 bath is going for $4,200/Mo.

Free parking - DC 2016 Visitors Parking Pass (any zone)

“Dear PoPville,

A resident pointed out to our ANC (Mount Pleasant) that there’s an ad on Craigslist offering “Free parking — DC 2016 Visitors Parking Pass (any zone) — $60”. The Visitor Parking Passes are very popular among residents, allowing them to have guests, or contractors, without having to worry about RPP parking tickets. But from the beginning, there’s been concern that the VPPs would be abused, sold to commuters with jobs in neighborhood businesses. Should that abuse be widespread, the VPP program could well be cancelled.

The law is clear: “DCMR 18, 2414.18: The forgery, counterfeiting, sale, exchange for value, or unauthorized use or replication of an annual visitor parking pass shall be punishable by a fine of three hundred dollars ($300).” That means that both the seller of a VPP (including a legitimately obtained pass), and the user (a commuter, not a visitor to the owner of the VPP), are subject to $300 fines. The serial numbers on the VPPs make it easy to connect an improperly used VPP to its resident owner.

Is this a substantial problem in this area? If so, then measures will have to be taken to stop abuse, and preserve the VPP program for residents who use it properly.

— Jack McKay
ANC 1D03″