650 Newton Pl NW

This unit is located at 650 Newton Place, NW. The MRIS listing says:

“REDUCED! Enjoy the Conveniences of City Life in this Top Level 2 Bed, 2 Bath Condo Nestled in between Columbia Heights & Petworth Metros! Open Floor Plan with Skylight and Exposed Brick. Outdoor Space and In Unit Laundry! Granite Counters and SS in Kitchen. Gas Cooking! Low Condo Fee. Fresh Paint and New Carpet with Hdwds in Kitchen/Living Area. 92 Walk Score!”

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You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/2 bath is going for $459,000 ($188 monthly fee.)

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3333 Georgia Ave, NW (left hand side)

Thanks to a reader for the heads up in this morning’s rant/revel – from The Midlands:

“Since we opened in November we have met many wonderful people in the community and we love that The Midlands has become a gathering place for the neighborhood. Watching the garden filled with adults, dogs and children is a wonderful sight. Sadly, we need to change our rules regarding children. We didn’t come to this decision lightly because we understand how difficult it can be for parents to find a place where their whole family is welcome. We know this because some our best friends and employees are parents. We know all you want is a relaxing place to bring your kiddo and enjoy a drink with your friends, but unfortunately there are safety concerns that have been brought to our attention. (more…)

448 Lamont St NW

This house is located at 448 Lamont Street, NW. The MRIS listing says:

“Gorgeous and bright row home in bustling Park View features gourmet kitchen, hardwood floor 2 master bedroom suites w/vaulted ceilings, large living/dining roomw/ gas FP, rec room/in-law suite in basement w/wine bar, tons of storage, newer windows (2016), newer HE w/d & fridge (2016), private rear deck/patio for entertaining. Mins to metro, Columbia Heights shopping/restaurants. Open Sun 1-3.”

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You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/3bath is going for $599,000.

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via Casa Ruby

From MPD:

“The Metropolitan Police Department announced that an arrest has been made in connection with multiple offenses which occurred in the 2800 block of Georgia Avenue, Northwest on Sunday, March 12, 2017.

At approximately 2:00 pm, the suspect engaged in a verbal altercation with a victim inside of an establishment. Following the exchange, the subject physically assaulted the victim and made threatening remarks. The subject proceeded to exit the establishment and throw a brick at the door, causing damage.

Based upon the initial investigation at the scene and witness statements, the Metropolitan Police Department is investigating this as a potential bias related crime.

On Monday, March 13, 2017, pursuant to a DC Superior Court arrest warrant, 20-year-old Andrew Cook, of Southeast, DC, was arrested and charged with Felony Destruction of Property. Cook was additionally charged with Simple Assault and Threatening to Kidnap or Injure a Person.”

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2822 Georgia Ave NW via Casa Ruby

Thanks to all who emailed this outrage from Casa Ruby:

“Alert! Alert!

Our Casa Ruby LGBT Community Center was just vandalized and a staff assaulted by a transgender Hater 2 days after our mayor Muriel Bowser reported a 100% increase in hate crimes against transgender people, the violence is real 7 transgender women murdered this is how it begins and we refuse to be the next ones.”

BMPV

“Dear PoPville,

Two families with children enrolled in a local elementary school, Bruce Monroe Elementary at Park View (BMPV), are currently facing deportation proceedings and are approaching the community for help.

A fund has been established to support the families so they can retain an attorney.

We’re urging neighbors to please consider donating! Any money not spent providing legal assistance to BMPV families will be donated to the CAIR coalition and CARECEN in equal parts.”

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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…)

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“a barred owl in front of our house on Keefer Place, NW”

If you spot a hawk or other bird of prey around town, lunching or otherwise, please send a photo and an email where you spotted it to [email protected] Hawks around Town is made possible by a generous grant from the Ben and Sylvia Gardner foundation.

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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…)