“ Music on the Hill is excited to announce that we are opening our doors to the Capitol Hill Community on July 13, 2013!
We are a brand new, family owned music store located at 1453 Pennsylvania Ave SE, 2nd floor. We are bringing music to the neighborhood, offering a place for Capitol Hill families to come explore and broaden their musical abilities, without having to travel far and wide! Music on the Hill is offering private lessons on piano, percussion, guitar, ukulele, and woodwinds, as well as group classes for all ages in ukulele and guitar. We also offer Mommy and Me music classes for infants and toddlers. All of our teachers are highly trained, qualified, and talented musicians.
On top of being your one stop lesson shop, we also provide guitar repair and have a retail shop to support our musicians. We carry everything from strings and reeds, to sheet music and lesson books.
Music on the Hill will be open Monday through Saturday all year round. For info on our hours of operation, visit us online at www.musiconthehilldc.com. We are now accepting registrations for group classes and private lessons beginning July 13th. Sign up today to take advantage of great early registration discounts, offered now through July 13th!”
Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a fatal shooting which occurred in the rear of the 700 block of 12th Street, SE.
On Monday, June 24, 2013, at approximately 1:25 am, members of the First District received a call for the report of a shooting in the rear of the 700 block of 12th Street, Southeast, Washington, D.C. Upon their arrival, the members located an adult male suffering from gunshot wounds. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel transported the victim to a local hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead.
The decedent is identified as 25 year-old Tywayne Thompson of Southeast, Washington, DC.
The Metropolitan Police Department currently offers a reward of up to $25,000 to anyone that provides information which leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons wanted for any homicide committed in the District of Columbia. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the police at (202) 727-9099. Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.
“Charming renovated townhouse in the Capitol Hill area featuring beautiful hardwood floors throughout, Newly renovated kitchen with granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances, Contemporary kitchen cabinets with soft close drawers, two skylights, fenced backyard, freshly painted and in move in condition. Minutes from Metro and Eastern Market. Private parking in rear.”
On today’s date [May 31st] at approximately 5:06PM, First District personnel responded to the 1400 block of C Street, NE, in reference to a reported robbery. The investigation revealed that (3) subjects approached a citizen riding a bicycle from behind and began punching and kicking him about his body, eventually knocking him off of his bike. Thereafter, (3) subjects, described as black males, 5’6″, teens, white shirts, khaki pants, one with dreadlocks, robbed the victim of his bicycle and a cell phone, and fled eastbound in the block.
The victim, who refused medical treatment, sustained facial bruises as a result of the assault.
While canvassing for the suspects in the robbery, a First District officer was flagged down by a citizen and informed of a second robbery in the 1500 block of C Street, NE, that took place moments earlier. The victim in the second robbery reported while in the 1500 block of C Street, NE, he was approached by (3) subjects who began kicking and punching him, and then robbing him of a bicycle, cell phone, and U.S. Currency. The second victim was not injured.
As First District personnel were interviewing the victim, (2) suspects matching the description of the robbery suspects were observed in the block. One subject was riding the first victim’s bicycle, and the second suspect was following him on foot.
Both subjects were stopped and positively identified in reference to both robberies. The third suspect involved in this offense fled the area via Metro.
This case is currently being investigated by the First District Detectives Office.
I am house shopping in Hill East (is this the correct name or is it just what the realtors are calling it?). In my 10 years in DC I have always lived in NW (Cleveland Park and then Columbia Heights), so my familiarity with the community is pretty limited, other than from a few friends who live in the neighborhood and seem to love it. I was hoping you could give me some advice on what it is like living over that way in SE, where to grocery shop, where to eat out, where to drink, where to take my dog to the vet, are there any farmers markets (other than Eastern Market), are there any super sketchy blocks that I should avoid, and is the waterfront there ever really going to get developed?
Be sure to check out Wisdom and Trusty’s by the Potomac Ave metro. There is a Harris Teeter at 1350 Potomac Ave SE. You should try La Lomita at 1330 Pennsylvania Ave SE. And you are not far from all the great restaurants on Barracks Row. There is the Capitol Hill Animal Clinic at 1240 Pennsylvania Ave SE. For folks who live in/nearby what other suggestions would you offer?
“Conveniently located just a 3-blk stroll to Lincoln Park and 2 Metros! This Federal porch front will captivate with smart layout, oak floors, sun porch, and self-contained LL guest suite. Huge kitchen renovation, 2 renovated baths and new AC Beautifully landscaped DEEP front and rear gardens are amazing. Plus pvt rear parking! OPEN SUNDAY 2-4. Ask about $500 buyer credit to settle with KVS Title.”
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Featured Property: 37 17th St SE
Legal Subdivision: Old City #1
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: Capitol Hill
Bedrooms: 3 Baths: 2.5
Living Area Square Footage per Tax Record: 1633
Lot Size per Tax Record: 848 Original List Price for most recent listing: $634,900 List Price at Contract: $634,900.
List Date: 3/13/2013 Days on Market: 5 Settled Sales Price: $650,000
Seller Subsidy: $500
Settlement Date: 04/30/2013
Bank Owned?: No Short Sale? No Original GDoN post is: here. The listing can be seen: here. To see pics, open the link above and click on the camera icon to scroll through pics.
In 2001, 37 17th St SE looked like this when it sold for net $100,000 . By the time the property was on the market again in 2007, it acquired an additional level that was advertised as a “Penthouse Playroom”. The price jumped to $555,000. By 2013, it got souped up even more with the addition of a Bocce court.
Given that “transit oriented” is the new buzz word in real estate, having the Stadium Armory Metro within a quarter mile is a huge plus. Since the beginning of the year, there have been thirteen other fee simple sales within a quarter mile of this particular Metro, ranging in price from $384,900. for a two bedroom one and a half bath rowhome without a basement, to $675,000. for an end unit four bedroom three and a half bath home with a basement located across the street from the Metro.
The listing agent was Cara Pearlman of Frankly Real Estate, Inc. Kevin Shirley of Long and Foster Real Estate Inc. represented the buyer.
“NOW LEASING***FIRST MONTH FREE** Rents start at $1595-1700/mo SUBJECT to CHANGE without notice** LIVE on CAPITOL HILL** located at Stadium Armory Metro* Stylish and sophisticated features and amenities*”
“Charming 1870′s 2 BR, 1 BA home lovingly restored with modern amenities. Hearts of Pine floors, updated kitchen, separate dining room, fireplace, built-ins, CAC. Separate dining room, deep double lot; perfect for entertaining. Blocks to Metro, Barracks Row and Eastern Market.”
“Desired city living with one bedrm and a bedrm size den – 2 full baths. Offers space to dine, natural light, wood flrs, stainless steel appl & granite. Amenities include terrace access, business ctr, pub, gym, concierge, marble lobby, secure bldg, shopping and much more. Metro across the street, near Hwy 395 in Capitol Hill. Call f/appt – Thx.”
“A RARE opportunity! Historic corner store TRANSFORMED into giant gallery style residence. STUNNING dimensions and style, historic accents, new windows, hvac, roof. First time available in 35 yrs – don’t miss it! Could truly be your CASTLE! Did we mention the garage, courtyard, and 3-car drvwy? Open Sunday 2-4 – come visit! Ask about $500 buyer credit to settle with KVS Title.”
“Recently renovated, Capitol Hill 3-level end unit row offers best in urban living*Hardwood thru out**Master Suite with gas FP, bath, vaulted ceiling, priv balcony**2 other spacious bedrooms, 2.5 baths**Great outdoor space-private fenced patio, Bocce Court, & pergola**2 blks to Stadium – Armory metro, 4 blks Lincoln park”