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
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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.”

speed camera

“Dear PoPville,

This is on Park Road, the last block of Mount Pleasant adjacent to Rock Creek Park. Drivers on this minor arterial crossing Rock Creek Park to Cleveland Park tend to be in a hurry, and speed up when the road appears to be open and congestion-free. Residents complain, hence the new camera.

No, I don’t know when it will be fully operational. Best to slow down now, please! Residents would be perfectly happy if this camera never issued a speeding ticket. The purpose is to slow drivers down, not to inflict costly speeding tickets on anyone. It’s about deterrence, not punishment.

— Jack McKay”

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!”


You can see more photos here.

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

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.”