“On Friday 2/24 around 6:15 pm a couple of blocks on Quincy St NW were blocked off between 9th and 10th St for what looked like an intense crime scene investigation. I was running up 10th and spoke briefly to an officer to make sure I could get into my apartment building, and he said that they were doing an investigation and that he bet I’d “see it on the news later.” An hour or so later I walked my dog down the street and the crime scene area had been reduced to a part of Quincy, an alley, and one home nearby. The officers were taking pictures of the street, and I noticed blood spatter in the cross walk at Quincy and 10th. Despite what the officer said, I haven’t seen anything anywhere in the news about what happened. Does anyone know? Hopefully the victim is ok.”

A reader also reported via email:

“I was walking the dog down Quincy and MPD were with a male with blood all down his arm next to a bike on the ground. I asked the Fire/EMS guy if he just had a bad crash and he told me he was stabbed. There was a trail of blood from down 10th so not sure where it actually happened but Quincy between 9th and 10th is closed down by MPD where he was sitting before the ambulance came. Just when I felt like nothing had happened in Petworth lately! I should add the guy got himself up and walked into the ambulance so I am hopeful he will be okay.

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1117 Allison St NW #3

This unit is located at 1117 Allison Street, NW. The MRIS listing says:

“Spectacular!Vaulted ceilings,reclaimed wide plank floors,quartz counters,upgraded appliances;custom gallery lighting in living area;Nest, 2.5 baths w/designer tile & fixtures,custom lighting & bluetooth in MB.Custom closets.Spacious Balcony. Another quality conversion by Alizzi Construction.Craftsmanship & attention to detail.Heart of Petworth,minutes to metro & retail.Parking avail.”


You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/2.5 bath is going for $684,000 ($200 monthly fee.)

From an email:

“The League of Extraordinary Film Geeks + The Betamax Video Club will be hosting an 80’s Movies Night at Ten Tigers Parlour (old Chez Billy at 3813 Georgia Avenue, NW) on Sunday, February 26. The upstairs lounge will open at 6 PM and the event will begin promptly at 7PM.

A celebration of 80’s B movie classics and home video club culture. This month we delve into classic space opera with a healthy dose of double-entendre and slap stick comedy. Arrive early to enjoy a cocktail and the retro synthwave soundtrack in the upstairs lounge. Then sit back as a pair of space pirates battle the Templars of Mithra to restore the galaxy’s water supply.”


Good Deal or Not Revisited (GDoN-R) is a weekly post that reviews the settled sales data of a recent individual real estate transaction in the District of Columbia. Each post is a snapshot of the real estate market at a particular moment in time. GDoN-R generally posts on Friday in the late morning.

GDoN-R has been written exclusively for PoPville since 2009 by Suzanne Des Marais. Suzanne is a practicing Realtor with the Bediz Group, LLC at Keller Williams Capital Properties . Unless specifically noted, neither she nor the company that she is affiliated with represented any of the parties or were directly involved in the transaction reported below. Unless otherwise noted, the source of information is Metropolitan Regional Information Systems (MRIS), which is the local multiple listing system and/or Smartcharts by Showingtime). Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.

Featured Property: 706 Rock Creek Church Rd NW #1
Legal Subdivision: Columbia Heights
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: Columbia Heights
Bedrooms: 3 Baths: 2.5 Parking: Assigned, Parking space conveys
Levels: 2 Ownership: Condo
Square Footage per listing: 1450
Original List Price: $699,000. List Price at Contract: $679,900.
Monthly Fee: $243.00
List Date: 10/6/2016 Days on Market: 75
Settled Sales Price: $669,500.
Seller Subsidy: $0.
Settled Price per Square Foot (Adjusted $20k for parking): $448.
Settlement Date: 1/30/2017
Transaction type: Standard

Original GDoN post can be seen: here.

The listings for both Units 1 and 2 can be seen here: here.

Last week, Good Deal or Not Revisited reviewed the settled sale in Eckington of a lower level duplex condo units converted from a previous single family home. (You can see that post here.) In relation to that post, Commenter JS wrote: “I think there’s a little bit of a bubble bursting in these two unit buildings, at least when it comes to the lower level units. In my neck of the woods, pop-up top units seem to sell fairly quickly at close to list while the lower level ones sit for months and only move after a few significant (20K+) price reductions.” (more…)

5316 9th St NW

This house is located at 5316 9th Street, NW. OP writes: “This is one of the more unique single family “homes” I have seen listed in DC.”

The MRIS listing says:

“Contemporary new construction, light filled, end unit townhome in Petworth! 1st floor has dramatic 18′ ceiling & loft, sunny kitchen w/ six burner gas range & 10′ island, large deck & parking spot. 2nd floor has 2 bedrooms w/ 2 en-suite baths, large laundry room. 3rd floor large master suite w/ huge closet & bath. And a rooftop w/ views of Washington Monument & National Cathedral! Open Sat & Sun!”


You can see more photos here.

This 4 bed/3.5 bath is going for $799,900.

800 Upshur Street, NW

From the Mayor’s Office:

“On Tuesday, February 21 at 6:30 p.m., Mayor Muriel Bowser will join Ward 4 Councilmember Brandon Todd to sign the Extreme Weather Protection for Animals Emergency legislation into law. Introduced by Councilmember Todd, the legislation will require dog owners in DC to ensure that dogs left outside during the winter are sufficiently protected from inclement weather.

Known as Momma’s Law, the legislation is named after a dog that was repeatedly left outside in below-freezing temperatures in the Petworth neighborhood. In January 2016, concerned neighbors grabbed the attention of local leaders and residents when they tried to intervene to get the dog properly sheltered.

Tuesday, February 21, at 6:30 p.m.

Mayor Muriel Bowser
Brandon Todd, Ward 4 Councilmember

Ruta Del Vino
800 Upshur Street, NW”


A reader reports:

“There was a huge fire at 5am in the house at the corner of 10th and Rock Creek Church Ext – right next to the mural. Flames were 20+ feet high when I finally woke up and saw it.”

video by Piama Habibullah

From AlertDC:

“DC Fire EMS reports the fire has been knocked down with 5 displacements (adults) with 4 dogs. The street closures remain the same at this time due to fire apparatus. Red Cross, DDOT, MPD and Ward Outreach have been notified.

Street Closures:
3700 block of 9th St NW
3600 block of New Hampshire Ave NW
3600 block of Rock Creek Church Rd NW.”

DC Fire & EMS reported:

“9th St fire under control. Still no injuries reported. Request @RedCrossNCR for 5 displaced adult occupants.”

Update 7am:

“DDOT reports the fire activity in the 3700 block of 9th St NW has cleared. The following street closures have reopened.
3700 block of 9th St NW
3600 block of New Hampshire Ave NW
3600 block of Rock Creek Church Rd NW.”

shooting petworth sentencing

From MPD:

“District Man Sentenced to Seven Years in Prison
For Shooting Man in Back on Northwest Washington Street
Defendant Fired 11 Shots at Group of People on Springtime Afternoon

David Gore, 36, of Washington, D.C., was sentenced to seven years in prison for firing 11 gunshots at a group of people in Northwest Washington, hitting one victim in the back. (more…)