“Dear PoPville,

There’s construction in my neighborhood, and this rolling debris container has been parked for quite sometime – For 2 weeks past the expiration date of their emergency no parking sign. This is in Newton St NW in Mt Pleasant. I’ve tried contacting the Department of Transportation, a few days ago. And it seems nothing has been done.

Parking is tight in my neighborhood and the workers try to block parking overnight every night with trash cans and caution tape. The construction vehicles have Maryland tags, and it appears that they park all day every day with impunity. (Which is interesting because the parking enforcement in my neighborhood is normally very strict, and the street parking only allows 2 hours for non residents.)

I also want to add that I believe that their permit is for 3 spaces but they routinely try to block off 4 to 5 spaces, and it’s unclear from the placement of the signs exactly what 3 spaces they are blocking.”

1910 Park Road Northwest

This rental is located at 1910 Park Road, Northwest. The listing says:

“Located in Historic Mt. Pleasant. Spacious garden Apt w/700 sqft. 8 ft ceilings. Great afternoon sun. Large living-room, eat-in kitchen. Washer/Dryer. Wireless. Off-street parking. Bus lines at corner. Easy walk to Red and Green Metro lines. Minutes from walking/biking/running in Rock Creak Park. Close walk to U St and Adams Morgan. Rent includes all gas. Ideal space for comfortable urban living.”


You can see more photos here.

This 1 bed/1 bath is going for $1,850/Mo.


Thanks to Jack for sending:

“The driver of this Capitol Paving dump truck snagged a street tree leaning out over 19th Street in Mount Pleasant. Then, instead of getting out to find out why her truck wasn’t moving, she just stuck it into low gear and let ‘er rip. And down came the Norway Maple at the corner of 19th and Lamont.”

3228 Walbridge Place Northwest

This rental is located at 3228 Walbridge Place, Northwest. The listing says:

“Beautifully renovated basement apartment. Dedicated parking spot. Tile floors throughout. Gorgeous walk in shower. Fireplace. Kitchen has granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances. Combination washer/dryer. Rent includes water, internet, phone, cable, and security system. Tenant responsible for electric.”


You can see more photos here.

This 1 bed/1 bath is going for $1,500/Mo.

3155 Mt. Pleasant St, NW

One reader tweets us:

Habit in MTP is open. More Tryst than Filter. M-F 7-2, Sa-Su 8-2 Nice people, good tunes, PM lounge coming soon.”

This is the former speakeasy space below Radius next to Purple Patch.  Updates when more info is known on the lounge.  I also peeked inside on Saturday morning:




Also Purple Patch is now open for brunch



Hipchickindc is a licensed real estate broker. She is the President of 10 Square Real Estate. Unless specifically noted, neither she nor the company that she is affiliated with represented any of the parties or were directly involved in the transaction reported below. Unless otherwise noted, the source of information is Metropolitan Regional Information Systems (MRIS), which is the local multiple listing system. Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.

Featured Property: 1661 Park Rd NW #402
Legal Subdivision: Mount Pleasant
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: Mount Pleasant
Bedrooms: 1 Baths: 1 Parking: Street Ownership: Condo
Monthly condo fee: $308.00
Square footage: 525
Original List Price: $269,000.
List Price at Contract: $269,000.
List Date: 04/17/2015
Days on Market: 26
Settled Sales Price: $269,000.
Seller Subsidy: $8,070.
Settled Price per square foot: $512.38
Settlement Date: 06/11/2015
Transaction type: Standard

Original GDoN post is: here.

The original listing can be seen here: here.

Located at Park Rd NW near 16th St NW, the Lynnbrook condos were built in 1925. The twenty eight units range in size from 402 to 831 square feet. The common areas of the building have retained the historic finishes and character.

Prior to 2001, it was possible to purchase a unit in this building for less than $100,000. The lowest reported price in the Lynnbrook was nearly twenty years ago in 1997, at $11,500., which was negotiated down from a list price of $13,000., clearly during very different real estate market conditions.

There are no current active listings in the building. A 568 square foot one bedroom that was listed for $315,000. is under contract after seven days on the market.

In the immediate area, there is only one active condo listing west of 16th Street, and several listings on the east side, including some newly renovated units. You can see the listings here.

The listing agents for this sale were Steven Dean and Eddie Rangel with RE/MAX Allegiance. Jennifer Myers with Dwell Residential Brokerage represented the buyer in this transaction.