830 Shepherd Street Northwest

This rental is located at 830 Shepherd Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“BEAUTIFUL LT FILLED 1Br/1Ba in HOT HOT HOT Petworth, on 2nd Floor above commercial space; 1 BLOCK to NEW SAFEWAY, YES! ORGANIC and 2 BLOCKS TO METRO, YES! ORGANIC, CHEZ BILLY BISTRO AND MUCH MUCH MORE. $1650 with FAB Cook’s kitchen, bath & Beautiful Hardwood floors, 9 ft ceilings & flooded with sunlight. AVAILABLE JUNE 1. Vouchers Welcome.”

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You can see more photos here.

This 1 bed/1 bath is going for $1,650/Mo.

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From an email:

“Commemorate Memorial Day with guided tours of the United States Soldiers’ and Airmen’s Home National Cemetery, more commonly known as the Soldiers’ Home National Cemetery. Located in Petworth and visited by President Abraham Lincoln, the Soldiers’ Home National Cemetery is the first national cemetery (est. 1861) and also serves as the final resting place for John Logan, who formalized Memorial Day celebrations in 1868 and the namesake of Logan Circle.

President Lincoln’s Cottage will partner with the Armed Forces Retirement Home and Arlington National Cemetery for tours and a wreath laying ceremony at Logan’s mausoleum, which will highlight the history of the Soldiers’ Home Cemetery, notable people buried there, and the history of Memorial Day.

REGISTRATION (FREE)

WHEN: MONDAY, MAY 30

WREATH LAYING CEREMONY AT CEMETERY
10:00 AM

CEMETERY TOURS
10:45 AM and 12:30 PM

Attendees are asked to gather at the bandstand adjacent to President Lincoln’s Cottage at the Soldiers’ Home 30 minutes prior to each ceremony/tour to be escorted to the Soldiers’ Home Cemetery.”

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Word of Domku closing has loosened a few memories for me. I’m gonna have to put on my old man hat and remind some folks what Petworth was like it 2005 when they first opened. Petworth was spectacular in 2005, thank you very much. It was spectacular because it was “real” and the people were the best. No nonsense, no bullshit, no pretension. Now despite the fact that Petworth was the most underrated neighborhood in the District, it was far from perfect. There were not many sit down restaurants on Upshur Street (RIP old school Hitching Post) and there certainly weren’t any that served borscht. In came Kera Carpenter with W. Domku. Domku was a game changer. It was cool as shit and despite it’s originality it was most definitely not pretentious. It was what so many of us had been pining for – simply a cool spot to eat, drink and meet folks from the neighborhood (and beyond.)

Now having said that Domku was far from perfect. I actually always enjoyed the food but as others have noted the service was, at times, uh, inconsistent. And the owner was at times, uh, no nonsense. But let’s again go back to 2005 for a minute. Opening a new restaurant on Upshur street was not roses, rainbows and celebrations like it is today. You had to be tough as nails. (more…)

Domku
821 Upshur Street, NW

From a press release:

“Domku Closing After Over A Decade

Rising Real Estate Prices are Pushing Petworth Pioneer Out

After nearly 12 years in business Slavic-Scandanavian inspired Domku, located in Petworth, will close their doors at the end of June. A dramatic rent increase is forcing owner, Kera Carpenter to leave the neighborhood she helped create. Carpenter’s hand was forced by a 66% rent increase on the new lease.

Carpenter opened Domku in January 2005 as an effort to bring vitality to the Petworth neighborhood where she had bought a home a few years before. “When deciding where I wanted to open a business, making a contribution to my own neighborhood was a big factor. I knew it would be more difficult than going to an already establish area. I don’t regret that decision, but now now there is only so much I can do.” (more…)

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“Dear PoPville,

Does anyone know the story of the huge, empty, white stone building on the Old Soldier’s Home property at the corner of Rock Creek Church Road and Harewood? It faces the Soldier’s Home Cemetary and Rock Creek Cemetary. There is an old unused gate at the corner, and the building looks like it has been vacant for many years.”

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A reader reports:

“Several gunshots were fired on NH between Quincy and Georgia NW around 2:40pm. 911 was called and all details reported. Several fire/police vehicles parked in front of the metro and a victim (alive) was seen being strapped onto a gurney and taken away in an ambulance.”

DCAlerts tweeted:

“Shooting in the 3700 b/o Georgia Ave NW. LOF an unknown male and female. Suspects in a dark colored SUV.”

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family foods market

Family Foods Market is located at 807 Rock Creek Church Road, NW. The listing says:

“Prime location, at corner of Georgia and New Hampshire ave. Grocery store, one bedroom apartment on the second floor and another unit currently rented as church on Rock Creek Church Rd,.back side of the property. Grocery store business with Beer & Wine License is sold separately. Please contact Listing agent for more information. Showing by appointment only.”

It’s going for $1,250,000.

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Thanks to Vann-Di M. Galloway, DTM, Commissioner, Single Member District 4C06 for sharing:

“The Department of Parks and Recreation has plans for the property bound by 13th Street, Kansas Avenue and Quincy Street, NW. The District proposes turning the rarely used triangular plot into a ‘Zen Garden Space’ with a north-south permeable walkway and a recessed circle with a stone wall for sitting.

Check out the full PDF of the plans: DPR-Zen-Presentation

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This is a painful horse’s ass nominee, from ANC Rep Jonah Goodman, with it’s own website:

“Welcome to 414 Shepherd St

This is the story of what happens when development goes wrong and the District of Columbia is unable to respond. This is all happening right now at 414Shepherd Street, NW, Washington DC.

View the full Property Information Verification System Report (PIVS).

The current significant issues are:

Structural damage to both neighboring properties
Erosion under neighboring properties and in neighboring yards due to both lack of foundation and lack of soil retention
Standing water in the basement of the property
Large hole / hazard in the front yard only mitigated by one piece of caution tape
Health issues / concerns to pregant neighbor as children of neighbor
Open property in front and backyard used to dump trash
General neighborhood blight”

Read the full correspondence with DCRA here.