1660 Irving Street Northwest

This rental is located at 1660 Irving Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Charming rowhouse. Steps to Metro. Updated kitchen. Large light-filled rooms on main level. Master suite on the upper level. Hardwood floors throughout. W/D. Expansive yard with patio. Garage parking. Great storage. One of the large rooms on the main level is currently used as a fourth bedroom, while still having a full living room and eat-in kitchen.”

You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/2 bath is going for $4,300/Mo.

1845 Ingleside Terrace Northwest

This rental is located at 1845 Ingleside Terrace, Northwest. The listing says:

“Tastefully renovated and amenity packed studio nestled on a quiet street overlooking Rock Creek Park. Just a short walk to METRO, the National Zoo, Rock Creek trails, shops & restaurants. Walk through your private entrance into a fully furnished living space that includes TV, bed, dresser, lamps, rugs, kitchen table, dishware, linens, and your own washer/dryer. All utilities, WIFI and cable incl.”

You can see more photos here.

This studio is going for $1,400/Mo.

03/14/14 10:30am

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3211 Mt Pleasant St, NW

Terrible news tweeted to us last night from @blondetexasdem:

“Omg @PoPville just found out #AdamExpress closing @ the end of the month!!!”

Back in 2011 Adam Express temporarily closed due to a health problem with Mrs. Bae. There was a huge outpouring of support and Adam Express reopened a few months later.

News of this closure will be devastating to many.

03/10/14 1:30pm

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3103 Mt. Pleasant St, NW

Thanks to @lisaeileenlewis for tweeting us the news on Saturday:

“Lia Cafe opened today in #mtpdc @ 3103 Mt. Pleasant St. NW! Brazilian food/drinks/treats.”

Lia Cafe’s website says:

“The idea behind Lia Café Brazil was to bring a taste of Brazilian culture to the Washington, D.C. metro area. Nestled in the heart of Mount Pleasant’s bustling collection of shops and restaurants, Lia Café Brazil is a wonderful place to relax, and enjoy the company of friends while partaking of robust Brazilian coffee and delicious Brazilian foods.

Need a quick break from the hectic pace of your busy life? Then come inside and immerse yourself in the calming ambience of a traditional Brazilian loja (the Portuguese word for “emporium”), a place where customers are regarded as guests, and shopkeepers are regarded as hosts. Or, if you prefer to be in the open air while catching your breath, we also have outdoor seating for your pleasure.”

Check out their menu here.

03/04/14 11:00am

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“Dear PoPville,

Just wanted to drop a note to let you know about a couple of random acts of kindness we witnessed today during our drive to work. My husband and I were making our way up Irving St, NW towards Mt Pleasant St when a car in front of us got stuck on ice and couldn’t get enough traction to make it up the hill. Two people walking by saw what happened so they got behind the car and pushed it out. They were all smiles.

Just after they were done, ANOTHER car had the same problem and the people came right back to push that car as well. Plus, a third person came over to help.

All smiles again.

Good work MtP!”

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This week WaTPMoHatD checks out Francis Asbury located at the conversion of Adams Morgan/Mt. Pleasant/Columbia Heights between 16th and Mt. Pleasant St, NW. Francis Asbury, not to be confused with Asbury Francis Lever, was:

“one of the first two bishops of the Methodist Episcopal Church in the United States. As a young man in October 1771, the Englishman traveled to America and, during his 45 years there, he devoted his life to ministry, traveling on horseback and by carriage thousands of miles to those living on the frontier.

Asbury spread Methodism in America, as part of the Second Great Awakening. He also founded several schools during his lifetime, although his own formal education was limited. His journal is valuable to scholars for its account of frontier society.”

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Interesting – one of the few non military honorees on horseback.

More info on this particular sculpture:

“The sculpture was founded by Roman Bronze Works in New York City. The piece was erected by the Francis Asbury Memorial Foundation and was approved by Congress on February 29, 1919. It was dedicated on October 15, 1924 and cost $50,000. On the proper left side of the sculpture, near the base, it is signed “Augustus Lukeman Sc 1921.”

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02/25/14 1:30pm

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From an email:

“There is currently an effort underway to darken or to remove some of the street lamps around the newly completed Harvard Triangle construction project.  This includes Adams Mill Road and portions of Kenyon, Irving, and Harvard Streets (see attached photos).

Shields have already been installed around eight of the lamps in this area so that light does not shine directly into any one’s home.  Residents living across from the bus stop have said that this has been effective and light is no longer shining into their windows.

Community concern

Some residents feel, however, that the area should still be darker in general.  And other residents – particularly those living in Harvard Towers – have serious concerns about this proposal.  Many are some of our most vulnerable residents.  They are seniors or live with disabilities.  They are grateful for the new lighting and they have asked for our support in maintaining it.

The seniors and persons living with disabilities in Harvard Towers take the bus to get to or return home from work.  They have said that the better lighting helps them navigate the steep slope to Harvard Towers and allows them to better see what is around them.  In addition, they have a greater sense of security knowing that if someone approaches them with criminal intent, someone else will be better able to see it.

Opportunity for support

As a Mount Pleasant resident, I am most proud of the strength we display in coming together to support our neighbors.  Those in Harvard Towers are supportive of the lighting shields that have been installed on the street lamps across from and adjacent to neighbors’ homes.  They empathize with the annoyance of dealing with a bright street lamp.  In return, I believe that we can and should offer the same empathy for those who wait at the bus stop alone or return home from the bus stop at night.  Because better lighting matters to them – our most vulnerable — it also matters to us. (more…)

02/10/14 1:00pm

3220 17th Street Northwest

This unit is located at 3220 17th Street, Northwest:

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The listing says:

“Wonderful 2 BR 2 BA with granite/gas/stainless kitchen open to living area! Great building with Roof Deck, Storage, and low $281 fee!!Easy to get to Columbia Hgts and Adams Morgan too, and walk to Metro.”

You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/2 bath is going for $496,500 ($281 monthly fee.)