slims
Georgia and Upshur Street, NW

I’ve been getting a ton of emails requesting we do an early word for Slim’s. So here goes:

“They’ve been getting HAMMERED on Yelp and I haven’t heard a whole lot of good experiences from it. We haven’t been yet as we’re just waiting for things to settle down.”

So for folks who’ve actually been – what’s the early word? Please say when you went and if you’ve been back since?

metro fight
Photo by PoPville flickr user Rob

“Dear PoPville,

Anyone have information about metro fight that started at Georgia Ave about 6p today? [Sunday]

Just saw an apparently disturbed man lunge at a passenger and start throwing punches after a Greenbelt-bound train pulled into the station. Ran to tell the station attendant, and didn’t see what happened, but the train kept going.

Scary thing to see.”

Another reader reports:

“Any information about a guy jumping on another passenger out of nowhere and throwing punches, about 6pm last night? [Sunday] Started as the car was about to leave the Georgia Ave. stop, I ran to alert the attendant and would imagine cops were called to Ft. Totten.”

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via google maps

MPD reported:

“Police Involved Shooting//Ga Ave & Ingraham St NW”

From the Mayor’s Office:

“MPD is currently on the scene of a shooting in the 5200 block of Georgia Avenue NW. The street is currently closed, and residents are asked to avoid the area. More information will be provided as it becomes available. If you have any information about the incident, please call the MPD tip line at 202-727-9099.”

209 Upshur Street Northwest

The 209 Upshur Street NW is currently home to the Gap Community Child Development Center. The real estate listing says:

“Fully occupied asset with strong NNN cash flow with fixed annual increases through 2024. Conveniently situated in the Petworth Neighborhood with proximity to Old Soldier’s Home, Washington Hospital Center, and growing retail along Upshur. Ideal 1031 Exchange. 7.65% Cap.”

It’s yours for $4,400,000.

4728 5th Street Northwest

This house is located at 4728 5th Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Petworth just got a bit hotter with this fantastic new listing! Not only are there three levels of beautiful interior living space, you’ll be the envy of your friends with the enormous fenced yard, porch & garage! The light-filled home has tasteful updates & features combined w/vintage touches. Lg rooms, tall ceilings, windows on 3 sides, HWF, subway tile, SS appls, and LOTS more! OPEN SAT & SUN!”

inside

You can see more photos here.

This 4 bed/3.5 bath is going for $799,999.

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“Dear PoPville,

I’m hoping you may have a few ideas for how to address this problem. I own a typical Petworth row house, and my immediate neighbors have been doing unpermitted, illegal DIY construction for the last few years. Most notably they were digging out an expansion of their basement under their front porch by hand (yes, with a shovel and buckets and zero structural reinforcements).

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They received a stop work order from DCRA for that project last summer and since then a giant, muddy hole has been growing in their yard and onto my property. The hole has gotten so large and deep that the gutter drain spout leading from my house that was previously buried is now exposed. We have asked them several times about the hole and asked them to repair it.

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They put up some very makeshift 2×4 reinforcements under their porch but have done nothing to address the ground erosion. I’m very concerned about any possible structural damage that this could be causing my home, not to mention the possible impact on the value of my home (I am considering selling in the next year). Further, depending on how extensive the construction has been inside the basement, I wonder if the house is even safe to be inhabited, and there are several children living there.”

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From an email:

“it’s that time of our year again .. for our annual tiki party aka fundraiser for DASH

it will be on sunday july 24th from 3pm – 8pm
we have a line up of contests: limbo at 6pm, hawaiian shirt contest at 6:30 pm, and hula hoop contest at 7pm (prizes will go out to the winners)

all proceeds from tecate and a tiki-inspired punch will go to DASH (as well as a suggested donation for grilled kebabs, grilled pineapple, grilled veggie skewers, grilled chicken, and half smokes)”

redderby
14th and Quincy St, NW

Kansas house sign

Thanks to all who emailed and tweeted about this sign.

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“Dear PoPville,

We wanted to make you aware that a banner has been placed on our home to protest the deplorable and unsafe condition of the boarded up row house next door and the city’s complete lack of response to complaints for repairs from two families with young children living next door. For seven years, we have contacted Muriel Bowser, DCRA and (now) Brandon Todd to repair the roof, front porch and back porch, all of which are structurally unsound.

This boarded up, blighted home has been a magnet for rodents, burglaries, drug dealing, public fornication and other crime. The entire block is sick of it, yet DCRA refuses to enforce building codes to force the owner to repair it. Moreover, the city collects $19k a year in property taxes at the vacant rate, I believe from the bank trying to foreclose, but refuses to reinvest a dime of the extra tax proceeds in making the property safe.

After countless emails, phone calls and visits to Muriel Bowser’s office to deliver pieces of fallen roofing material as proof of the urgency of the situation, we’ve raised this banner to push our local leaders and DCRA to do take action. We believe DCRA would never permit this level of dilapidation in Georgetown, Cleveland Park or in Muriel’s new digs in Colonial Village. We’re asking for the same standards of enforcement. ”

More photos after the jump. (more…)

4625 9th Street Northwest

This house is located at 4625 9th Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Conveniently/centrally located, 3-story home in NW, D.C., minutes from Rock Creek Park, Downtown D.C., & Silver Spring. Off street parking, Finished basement, Tons of natural light, Hardwood floors. Great Buy. Offers will be reviewed July 20, 2016”

inside

You can see more photos here.

This 4 bed/2.5 bath is going for $500,000.