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Awesome! I love random horse sightings. Derik writes:

“We were enjoying happy hour at Royal on Florida Ave yesterday, when this guy rode by. I’m guessing he was just out for a nice Sunday afternoon ride, but we were trying to figure out where he keeps a horse in or near the city! I’m sure there’s a Maryland driver joke in there somewhere, but I can’t think of anything witty right now.”

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via google maps

From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Major Crash Unit are investigating a traffic accident that occurred on Friday, April 28, 2017, at approximately 2:49 pm, that resulted in a fatality.

The operator of a bicycle was traveling northbound on First Street, Northwest, when he passed through a red light at Florida Avenue, Northwest. An operator of a Ford pick-up truck was traveling westbound on Florida Avenue, Northwest, where the bicyclist collided with the pick-up truck. DC Fire and EMS personnel transported the bicyclist to an area hospital for treatment.

On Wednesday, May 10, 2017, the bicyclist, identified as 74-year-old Dan Neidhardt of Northeast, DC, died from his injuries.

The case is currently under investigation by the Major Crash Investigations Unit. Anyone with information regarding this case should call 202-727-9099.”

one way
Photo by PoPville flickr user Erin

“Dear PoPville,

I live on a one-way block of 4th street NW (between M and N). It’s surrounded by a few very busy streets (New York Ave and New Jersey) and people very frequently cut down the street in the wrong direction at high speeds to bypass traffic. This is obviously super dangerous, and frustrating (we recently bought a house here and primary motivation was the relatively quiet, traffic-free street). We have seen many near misses where pedestrians don’t think to check for traffic coming in the wrong direction. Is there a way to submit a complaint to DDOT or to ask for additional enforcement of traffic laws?”

1534-1st-St-NW-R

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 intended as a case study and 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: 1534 1st Street, NW
Legal Subdivision: Old City #2
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: Old City #2
Bedrooms: 3 Baths: 1.5 Parking: Street Ownership: Fee Simple
Original List Price: $644,900. List Price at Contract: $644,900.
List Date: 2/14/2017 Days on Market: 3
Settled Sales Price: $600,000.
Seller Subsidy: $0.
Settlement Date: 4/24/2017
Transaction type: Standard

Original GDoN post can be seen: here.

The original listing can be seen here: here.

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Located just south of Bloomingdale in Truxton Circle, west of NOMA, and east of Shaw, this Formstone coated Victorian settled more than 6% below list price. These Victorians tend to be smaller in scale than their larger cousins in Bloomingdale, however, they are in close proximity to the New York Ave Metro, the Bloomingdale Farmer’s Market, Big Bear Café, and the numerous new restaurants in the area.

Truxton Circle was a bit overlooked during the big renovation boom of the (Pre-NOMA development) early to mid 2000s, so although there are plenty of renovated properties being sold, houses in need of TLC can still be found. (more…)

trash pile
1605 New Jersey Ave, NW

“Dear PoPville,

Our neighbors moved out last week and left a glorious pile of junk, trash, and waste behind for us. The rats have joined the flies and birds over the 2 days this pile has been in our lives. The tenant committed to removing the garbage but he seems to be operating on a far different timescale than his former neighbors.

I’ve filed 311 complaints with Sanitation (for the junk) and Health (for the wildlife) but I am curious if there is a more immediate step I can take to get this pile removed or, at the very least, a citation of the tenant or landlord. If other folks have dealt with this, I’d love to hear how they handled things. Unfortunately I don’t have contact info for the tenant or the landlord.”

anxo
300 Florida Ave, NW

From an email:

“This Sunday 4/30, ANXO will be hosting a Calçotada from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Calçotada is a Catalan festival and celebration of calçot onions. On our patio, we will be grilling unfathomable amounts of onions, which are wrapped in newspaper as they are grilled. Guests pull away the charred exteriors, dip the onions in romesco, and slurp them up. The onions will also be served with grilled pan con tomate.

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Photo by Farrah Skeiky courtesy ANXO

In addition to ANXO’s extensive cider menu and select porrónes, ANXO will be holding free Txotx demonstrations on the top of each hour through the event. Txotx is the Basque celebration of cider, and revolves around catching cider straight from the barrel.

The cider poured for this Txotx will be ANXO Sidra Natural #1. This is the first cider fermented in house at our 300 Florida Avenue location. In addition to being poured for the Txotx, 120 bottles will be available for sale at the event.

This event is a special one for ANXO. It combines Catalan culinary traditions native to our chef, Alex Vallcorba, and Basque cider traditions that drive our cider list. (more…)

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via google maps

From MPD:

“Fifth District patrol units and detectives are investigating an Attempt Robbery hold up gun which the Assailant shot victim that occurred on April 20, 2017, at approximately 06:58 AM in the Unit Block of N street NW. The subject is described as Black Male, 25-30 years of age, wearing a Hooded jacket, Timberland style boots. Victim believes he observed a Tattoo of ocean waves on suspect shoulder/arm. He was armed with a handgun. No property was obtained. Victim Transported to local hospital in stable condition for the gunshot wound. 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”

Truxton Inn
251 Florida Ave, NW Photo by Chris Sondreal‏

Chris writes:

“Anybody have the LD on @truxtoninn – looks ready to open. Right next to @MeatsAndFoods

Truxton Inn’s Facebook page says:

“Truxton Inn is a premier cocktail bar located in the Bloomingdale/Truxton neighborhood of Washington, DC.

Truxton Inn plans to open late Spring 2017.”

The CityPaper reported in December:

McClellan’s Retreat is gaining a sister bar in early 2017. The Truxton Inn will be located on the corner of Florida Avenue and 3rd Street NW and will have an intimate, cocktail bar feel.”

meats and foods
3rd and Florida Ave, NW