4839 Illinois

This rental is located at 4839 Illinois Ave, NW. The listing says:

“This HUGE charming rental property just north of Sherman Circle in the heart of Petworth is available immediately. Spacious, 3 finished levels w/ multiple different living configurations. Refinished floors, freshly painted, new light fixtures & appliances. Basement kitchenette. Backyard and garage. Pets allowed.”


You can see more photos here.

This 4 bed/2.5 bath is going for $3,250/Mo.

A reader writes:

“Last night I had my bike stolen from my front porch in Petworth (near Shepherd St. and NH ave). I’m sure I’ll never see it again and the bike itself is not very valuable but there is some sentimental value attached and alas would just love to get it back. The bike is a blue Specialized Hardrock mountain bike with fairly distinct red and black tires. Also has a purple sticker from when it was registered in Montgomery County on the frame by the water bottle holder. Would love any help in getting it returned to me. petebelistin@gmail.com”


Thanks to all who passed news about Annie’s Ace Hardware getting broken into:

“Did you see that someone broke into Annie’s? After finding the tills empty, the burglar even busted into the donation containers. What a d*ck.”

From MPD:

“The Metropolitan Police Department seeks the public’s assistance in identifying a person of interest in reference to a Burglary II incident which occurred in the 1200 block of Upshur Street, Northwest, on Wednesday, September 16, 2015, at approximately 9:59 pm.

Anyone who has information regarding this case should call police at 202-727-9099. Additionally, information may be submitted to the TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.”


Thanks to Kevin for sharing:

“I was on the train traveling between the Columbia Heights and Petworth. The power went out and we had to walk through the tunnel to the Petworth station. The evacuation took about two hours.”

Power has been restored and metro tweets this morning…:

“As of 8am, Metrorail ridership is a bit LIGHTER than a typical weekday. Down ~14% vs same time last Wed. 109K trips taken so far. #wmata”


Another reader sends more photos:

“My wife was on the train. Her take: “Firemen evacuated my Green Line train. Excellent response and handled better than I expected. Plus got to see metro’s guts” She says the train was about 700 feet from the platform (she saw a “700 ft to station” marker).”




“Power has been restored in the Metro stations which had been affected by a power outage. Yellow Line and Green Line service have now been fully restored.”

“GR/YL (1/2): Preliminary investigation: Problem appears to be related to a “remote terminal unit” that failed IAO Georgia Ave Sta. #wmata”

“GR/YL (2/2): RTUs allow ROCC to remotely control various systems, incl power. Personnel will remain on scene to ensure reliability #wmata”

“Green/Yellow: Train service has been fully restored following earlier power loss. Columbia Heights & Georgia Ave stations reopening.” (more…)

201 Upshur Street, NW

Update– “power out again. We will be closed for the evening. See everybody tomorrow. Sorry for any inconvenience.”

From an email:

Slash Run had a power surge yesterday that knocked out some of our kitchen equipment. To make up for the loss of burgers tonight we are running some crazy specials:

Sloppy Joes $6
Pasta Bolognese with Garlic Bread $9.95

Rail Drinks $3.5

Boulevard Radler $3
Bold Rock Cider $3
Devils Backbone Vienna Lager $3
Ommegang Cooperstown $3
Smuttynose Finest Kind IPA $3.5

Plus $2 off all other drafts!”