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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!”


You can see more photos here.

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


“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).


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.


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.”


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)”

14th and Quincy St, NW

Kansas house sign

Thanks to all who emailed and tweeted about this sign.


“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”


You can see more photos here.

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

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From MPD just after 11pm:

“Members are investigating an assault with a dangerous weapon in the 500 b/o Allison ST NW

Two individuals were sitting on the front porch the block. Three late teens or early 20’s males approached and fired multiple shots with at least one round striking a female victim on porch in leg.

Investigation is still in its early stages and more information will be provided when available.

(At this time, I am unable to confirm the number of shots fired, the caliber of the rounds, the number of weapons used, or if whether or not this incident is gang related and if the victim was specifically targeted. I am also unable to disclose at this time if a suspect is known or not.)

Thank you for you patience as we work to apprehend those responsible.”

3607 Georgia Ave, NW

From EatsPlace:

“Starting July 16th and every Saturday through December, come get burgers, fries and shakes.

Make Saturdays your cheat day with 3 Twisted Vegans. Healthy vegan fast food will do your body and spirit good! 5:00 – 10:00PM. Walk-ins, no reservations.”


“3 Twisted vegans was brought about by 22 year old African American triplets by the name of Rhoni, Rhone’t and Rhoneika Jacobs from DC. The girls decided to make a major change in their life and go vegan literally overnight. (more…)