“Dear PoPville,

I have lived in the Park View for 4 years and really like the convenience of the area. However, the bus stop at the corner of Georgia ave. and Lamont st. has always been a hub for loitering, open container drinking, and other suspect activities. In recent weeks, there has been an exponential increase in the amount of people congregating around the bus stop, liquor store, Eddie Leonard’s Carry Out and and further down by the ALSCO building. At one point, there were at least 20 men loitering and drinking from open containers in this general area, with some obstructing the entrance to the apartment building located at 3318 Georgia Avenue NW, and others obstructing the entrance to the condominiums located on Lamont Street. Just last week, a concerned citizen informed me that they witnessed several cars dropping off men with no clear intent or purpose other than to loiter on the corner.

In addition to the loitering, there is a vacant house located directly accross the street from Eddie Leonard that I have been told is a known drug house. I have seen young men hanging around the steps of the house “interacting” with who I perceive to be as drug addicts. I have also been told that Eddie Leonard is cashing food stamps and other social benefits so these indivudals can go accross the street and purchase their drugs from the drug house.

All of this has to stop. I know that sounds naive, but I really want to call Park View residents to action or any DC resident that wants to help rid crime from our neighborhood. We can get special attention to the area by calling 911 to report loitering or whatever you deem to be suspious behavior. While I understand loitering is not a crime in DC, I am sure that the crimes occuring in this area are causing the loitering.

Please contact MPDC:
● 3rd District Commander Jacob Kishter at jacob.kishter@dc.gov / (202) 673­6820
● 3rd District Captain Burt Henry at burt.henry@dc.gov / (202) 409­2027/ (202) 671­6777
● 3rd District (PSA 302) Lieutenant Mark Hodge at Mark.Hodge@dc.gov (202) 489­8338 / (202)

You can also go to 3rd District headquaters on 1624 V St NW
Washington, DC 20009 and fill out a special attention form with the Vice Unit.

In addition to the police, you can also email our council member Brianne Nadeau at bnadeau@dccouncil.us and ANC rep., Bobby Holmes, at bholmes.anc.1a09@gmail.com. My hope is that with community attention, we can address this issue.”

A reader reports (confirmed by @DCPoliceDept):

“Walked out of my condo building on Lamont Street NW between Sherman and Georgia to see emergency responders assisting an individual on a stretcher. The MPD reports that this was a stabbing incident. Sad to say there has been notable uptick in police activity on Lamont over the last 12 months.”

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Thanks to a reader for sending:

“Looks like there is some activity at the long vacant storefront at 3100 Georgia Ave in Park View (north west corner of Irving and Georgia).

The proposed use says: ‘Deli, Coffee shop’, but based on the description of the work to be undertaken, it looks like it will be yet another convenience store. I was also unaware that this was ever a jewelry store.

With the new very temporary looking ‘convenience store’ on the NE corner and the 77 market on the SE corner we will now have all but one corner of this intersection taken up by some form of convenience store. Luckily, the remaining corner is a park, so I don’t think we can get a full house.”

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3100 Georgia Ave, NW

3666 Park Place Northwest

This house is located at 3666 Park Place, Northwest. The listing says:

“Life would be perfect in this amazing home situated in Columbia Heights min from it all.Total complete renovation w/ evythng you imagine.Home truly is epitome of luxury living.Features 4spacious bdrms,very generous closet space,tons of natural sunlight,stackable on upper lvl.Main lvl consist of open concept w/ gourmet kit HUGE island.Deck w/ off st pk.In-law suite in basement exposed brick,HW fls!”

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You can see more photos here.

This 4 bed/3.5 bath is going for $879,995.

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These units are located at 3612 – 3614 Park Place, NW. The listing says:

“Five striking new residences now for sale. Architecturally unique, the units range from 967 – 1,468 square feet flats and duplexes. Each unit has at least 2 private balconies (PH-B has three AND a roof deck).

Parking for each unit.

– Spacious Bi-Level Layouts
– End Unit with Great Light from Lots of Windows.
– High, Curved and Vaulted Ceilings
– Huge Open Living Rooms, Dining Rooms & Kitchens Ideal for Entertaining
– Wide Plank Hardwood Floors
– Gourmet Kitchens w/Carrara Marble Counters, Stainless Appliances
– Generous Bedrooms with Walk-In Closets
– Open Master Baths with Pro-Creative Showers
– Exposed Brick and Ducts”

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You can see more photos here.

This particular 2 bed/2 bath is going for $579,900 ($135 monthly fee.)

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“Dear PoPville,

I was wondering if any of your readers knows anything about the dog who likes to chill on the roof of a commercial structure located near the intersection of IrvingKenyon and Georgia. I’ve seen him there a couple of times, and he never fails to amaze me. He’s super calm, and as far as I can tell spends hours up there surveying his kingdom. Does he belong to the owners of the shopfront? Does he ever venture down to mingle with the common folks?”

Yup, he’s all good up there with his own ramp – I think he’s owned by the guy who owns Morgan’s Seafood.