From a press release:

“What: The DC Paid Family Leave Coalition is celebrating National Small Business Week with a “Purchasing Power Happy Hour” (non-alcoholic) featuring three of the over 60 local establishments who are speaking out for decent jobs and common-sense paid leave policies. Happy hour snackers and sippers can purchase beverages from Flying Fish Coffee & Tea, pizza from Angelico’s La Pizzeria (Mt. Pleasant location), and cupcakes from Grassroots Gourmet. Attendees will also have the opportunity to make Mother’s Day cards for Councilmembers urging them to show some love for DC moms – and all parents and family members – by passing a powerful paid family and medical leave policy.

Small business owners in our city’s neighborhoods provide the daily necessities, and the special treats, of our daily lives. These owners want to be good employers and good neighbors – but it’s just too expensive to provide paid family and medical leave out-of-pocket. Over 60 local businesses across the District, from bakeries to banks, have joined the DC Paid Family Leave Coalition working for a strong paid leave program that levels the playing field for small businesses, supports valued employees at tough times, and helps keep people in decent jobs. Delicious coffee, pizza, and cupcakes don’t have to come with a side of low wages and benefits – we can have good jobs and tasty treats too.


When: Tuesday, May 3
6:30-8:30 pm

Where: Flying Fish Coffee & Tea
3064 Mt. Pleasant St, NW

Why: (more…)

1673 Park Road Northwest

This rental is located at 1673 Park Road, Northwest. The listing says:

“Bright, sunny renovated apt. in well run condo.. Open breakfast bar, granite, stainless appliances and views South but on the quiet side of the building, overlooking the side yard. Washer/dryer in unit. Short walk to Metro and great shopping and restaurants. Exercise room, bike room and redecorating halls shortly and possibly putting in roof deck.”


You can see more photos here.

This 1 bed/1 bath is going for $1,785/Mo.


Hipchickindc (aka Suzanne Des Marais) is a licensed real estate broker. She is an associate broker with Bediz Group, LLC at Keller Williams Capital Properties . 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 and/or Real Estate Business Intelligence (RBI). Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.

Featured Property: 3302 19th St NW
Legal Subdivision: Mount Pleasant
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: Mount Pleasant
Bedrooms: 3 Baths: 3 Parking: Detached Garage Ownership: Fee Simple
Lot Square Footage: 2212 square feet
Original List Price: $795,000.
List Price at Contract: $650,000.
Original List Date: 10/24/2015
Days on Market: 24 (was off market in between 2015 listing & present listing)
Settled Sales Price: $565,000.
Seller Subsidy: $0.
Settlement Date: 03/08/2016
Transaction type: Standard

Original GDoN post is: here.

The listing can be seen here: here.

Unfortunately, the sales price in relation to the list price is not an April Fools joke. Over the past six months, fee simple homes in Mount Pleasant have sold with a 99.36% median list to sales price ratio, so this is truly an anomaly. Current median sold price for fee simple homes in Mount Pleasant is $962,500. (more…)

Who Are They RG NYC Poster_3
via DCPL

Thanks to a reader for passing on:

Grrrl Love and Revolution: Riot Grrrl New York City
This film is showing at Mt. Pleasant Library Thursday [3160 16th St. NW], March 31st at 7:00 p.m.

Mt. Pleasant filmmaker Abby Moser spent most of the 1990s documenting the feminist punk movement Riot Grrrl in NYC. The film that came out of this footage and her own participation in the movement, “Grrrl Love and Revolution: Riot Grrrl NYC”, premiered at the Museum of Modern Art in NYC (2011). The video traces its roots to the Olympia, Washington and Washington DC punk scenes, to radical feminism and the lesbian and gay rights movements of the 70s and 80s, and to early women punk rockers.”