1117 10th Street Northwest

This rental is located at 1117 10th Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Spacious studio with balcony overlooking park. HWF, granite counters, large WIC, W/D in unit. Pets considered w/extra rent. Concierge, extra storage unit, fabulous roof deck, exercise room, on-site rental pkg. possible. 2 blocks to Mt. Vernon Sq. Metro. $500 move in fee.Walk score 97, Transit score 100, Bike score 93. Shows beautifully!”


You can see more photos here.

This studio is going for $1,850/Mo.

1939 9th Street, NW

Thanks to a couple of readers for sending word on more retail news for Shaw – Tie Bar has opened on 9th just south of Florida/U Street:



And Le Labo is coming on the Florida Ave side. Their website says:


We believe that there are too many bottles of perfume and not enough soulful fragrances

We believe the soul of a fragrance comes from the intention with which it is created and the attention with which it is prepared

We believe fine perfumery must create a shock – the shock of the new, combined with the shock of the intimately familiar

We believe that fine perfumery must be irreverent

We believe it is more humane to test cosmetics on New Yorkers than on animals

We believe celebrities should pay full price

We believe the future of luxury (hence of perfumery) lies in craftsmanship

We believe in the soulful power of thoughtful hands: hand-picked roses, hand-poured candles, hand-formulated perfumes and handshake agreements

We believe in the passionate souls who work close to us

We believe in Hafiz’s take on life : “Act great, dear. Always act great”

We believe New York made us this way, with a dose of Wabi-Sabi and a few lines from Thoreau

We believe we/you should put away our modern tools and take the time to smell the roses along the way

We believe that we are only young once, but we can be immature forever

And we believe that explanation kills art. Therefore, forget about all of this !”



via google maps

A reader passes on from the MPD3D listserv:

“I write with a bit of a scary and disappointing update. My three-year-old and I were held up at knife point yesterday [Nov. 10th] as we left the Kennedy Recreation Center around 12:30 pm. We are fine, just shaken.

Based on my conversations with MPD over the last two days, I encourage you all to stay vigilant, take routes with a lot of foot traffic (I was on Marion, which is pretty quiet), and to minimize using your phone while you walk/keep your phone somewhere secure (this wasn’t my issue, but per MPD grabbed phones out of hands and strollers are the most common robberies with a child present).

I hope that no one takes this news as a reason to avoid Kennedy – I think we are safer and happier when everyone is out fully participating in our community.

MPD responded in part:

“…we have deployed the Crime Suppression Team to this area to investigate these numerous complaints. We are still actively looking into your concerns and our Third District Detective office is investigating the robbery that occurred on Tuesday.”

via Dacha

From Dacha’s facebook:

“Good Morning DC! Coffee from Stumptown, Counter Culture and Vigilante. Bagels from the amazing Bullfrog. Fresh breads and pastry from Firehook, Lyon Bakery and Le Caprice. Groceries from Union Market! Home made soups and lunch sandwiches! Onward and forward with progress”

7th and Q St, NW

And note new hours:


and new (sound?) barriers:



“Dear PoPville,

I witnessed an attack last night around 8pm on my walk home right by the Shaw metro, in the median between the library and the 7-11 on Rhode Island Ave. A group of teenagers came up behind another young man and took him down, then kicked him in the back and – this was the worst part- one of them savagely stomped his face. Then they kept walking toward the metro. A number of bystanders stayed around to help, call the police, and give statements. The victim was conscious and talking after a few minutes, but he didn’t seem to know his assailants. He said they took his bag as well. Police, emergency response, and an ambulance arrived fairly quickly and a cop called me a couple hours later to ask me to go over my statement again. They hadn’t caught the perpetrators yet.

It was scary to witness such casual violence. There was a lot of blood and I really hope the guy is okay. It’s a good sign that he was able to answer questions from the fire department guys.

Does anyone have tips for observing useful details when something like this happens? I felt so bad that I saw it happen but couldn’t have picked one of the people involved out of a lineup. It felt like it happened so fast and I couldn’t process what I’d seen quickly enough to get relevant identifying details. And I didn’t want to chase after the group as they sauntered away.”

Ed. Note: A reader recently wrote that the police advised them to look at the attacker’s shoes and provide a description of them.

1924 8th Street, NW

Glen’s Garden Market has also applied for a liquor license that says:

“New cafe will be a communal eating space. Market and café will sell locally made beer and wine for on and off premise consumption. Total Occupancy Load is 86. Sidewalk Café with 51 seats.”

With hours listed as Sunday through and Saturday 8 am – 10 pm.

T-26 days as they say.

looking north to Florida Ave