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3333 Georgia Ave, NW

From The Midlands:

“In honor of President’s Day The Midlands will be donating 100% of profits from the entire day to the Latin American Youth Center of Washington DC.

Their mission is to empower a diverse population of youth to achieve a successful transition to adulthood through multi-cultural, comprehensive, and innovative programs that address youths’ social, academic, and career needs. (more…)

midlands
3333 Georgia Ave, NW

From The Midlands:

“Jan 20th. Farewell President Obama & Diamond Joe Biden Rocking Taco Fiesta featuring live music from Katie Chambers and the band Nation. We will host the open bar party from 7 to 11 with endless tacos, prepper raffle and cutouts of Barry O & Diamond Joe.

Tickets.

“The Midlands would like to invite everyone to join us after the Women’s March to cover our windows & walls with your posters.

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We also need your help to support the House of Ruth a local charity that helps women, children and families in greatest need and with very limited resources build safe, stable lives escaping domestic abuse and achieve safe housing, trauma recovery, mental health programs, addiction recovery, employment and abuse-free relationships.

All profits from Flying Dog Brewery drafts from 6P to 9P will be donated.

Fire Dancing performance by Revolutionary Motion (more…)

701-lamont-st-nw

This unit is located at 701 Lamont St, NW. The Redfin listing says:

“Sleek, industrial loft condo with low fees. This unique offering boasts true loft ceilings, up-to-date kitchen, exposed brick, ductwork and concrete floors. Soaring walls in a modern palette make perfect backdrop for works of art or TV. Renovated kitchen with glistening stainless steel appliances, sleek cabinetry. Balcony off master suite, amazing built-out closet spaces, garage parking!”

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You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/2 bath is going for $550,000 ($228 monthly fee.)

save-bruce-monroe

“Dear PoPville,

I was wondering you could post something in support of Save Bruce Monroe Park. The City is planning on turning it into a 9 story luxury condo building on Georgia Ave, and I think many of our neighbors would be opposed to this if they were aware. People need to call their councilmembers today before the Council votes tomorrow on whether to postpone a final vote.

There is also an email tool that people can use.

More info on the park.

I love the Columbia Heights/ Petworth area, and it would be a real shame to lose this park to more condos.”

Ed. Note: You can see previous Bruce Monroe posts here.

The following release was just issued at 12:25pm on the Columbia Heights Listserv “DC Council Approves Surplus and Disposition of Bruce Monroe Site for Park Morton Redevelopment Effort”:

“Today, the Council of the District of Columbia voted unanimously at their Committee of the Whole meeting to place the Bruce Monroe surplus and disposition resolutions on the consent agenda for approval at today’s final Legislative Meeting of 2016. This action supports the effort for the site to be used as the “Build First” site in the District’s effort to replace the Park Morton Housing Complex with a new mixed-income community without displacing Park Morton families from the community. The Zoning Commission is scheduled to take action on the related Park Morton Planned Unit Development cases on January 30, 2017, following two hearings held earlier this month. (more…)

attack
via google maps

“Dear PoPville,

The incident happened last night at 10 pm in front of the corner store at Warder and Otis. I heard someone running close and saw a short black male holding a giant stick or plank. He didn’t pass me by and just looked around a bit. I tried to cross the street to get away and he swung at my shoulder. He then had the weapon back up for defense and I ran home. There was no conversation between us.”

Ed. Note: The police were called but were unable to find the assailant.

park-view-development

Happened to come across this guy when I was looking for the GDoN. It’s located at 625 633 Park Road, Northwest and the listing says:

“Opportunity for Condo builders -Shovel Ready- Approved 38 units with Plans and Permit. For sale is the assemblage of existing church at 625 Park road to be converted to 12 units and a lot at 633 Park road approved for 26 units. Total of 36K sqft. (11) 1BR/1.5 Baths, (26) 2BR/2.5 baths and (1) 3BR unit – Please register for tour on Thursday at 11 am and Offers by 12/20.”

It’s yours for $8,900,000.

park-view
via google maps

From MPD:

“The Metropolitan Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division Sexual Assault Unit announced an arrest has been made in a First Degree Sexual Abuse while Armed and an Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (Gun) offense that occurred in the 600 block of Park Road, Northwest, on Sunday, August 16, 2015, at approximately 6:00 am.

The suspect approached the victim inside a common area of a building. The suspect assaulted the victim with a handgun and then sexually assaulted the victim before fleeing the location.

On Tuesday, December 13, 2016, pursuant to a DC Superior Court arrest warrant, 21-year-old Derrick Leo Thames, of Northwest, DC was arrested and charged with First Degree Sexual Abuse while Armed and Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (Gun).”

backpack

“Dear PoPville,

A friend from out of town had his car broken into at Sherman and Lamont. They stole a backpack out of his trunk that, unbeknownst to the morons that took it, had nothing but slack line gear that’ll be of no use to them unless they fancy rock climbing.”

If you happen to see it please email princeofpetworth@gmail.com and I’ll put you in touch with OP.