“Dear PoPville,

Yesterday when I was at the intersection of North Capitol and New York Ave NW I saw 2 ATV’s driving down the sidewalk. Are these legal in DC??”

I don’t believe they are legal (unless registered with a motorcycle license maybe?) but def. not uncommon either – we last heard about them on H Street, NE in February. Though normally they’re on the streets and not the sidewalks.


From an email:

“52 O Street is celebrating the buildings centennial this year with it’s annual spring open studio’s. The warehouse has housed many different enterprises over its long history but has remained a bustling artist community for the past 39 years. Having been one of the longest continually running artist studio buildings in Washington, DC it has become a cultural institution. This year’s open studio will showcase the diverse richness of DC’s growing creative class featuring: Fine Artist’s, Designer’s, Fashion Houses, Printmaker’s, Woodworker’s, and Boutique Retail experiences. 52 O St. Open Studio’s will be open to the public on Mother’s Day weekend May 10th-11th from noon to 6 pm at 52 O St. NW. Participating artist’s are as followed (more…)


Hipchickindc is a licensed real estate broker. She is the founder of 10 Square Team and is affiliated with Keller Williams Capital Properties. 10 Square Team is a advertiser. 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. Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.

Featured Property: 25 Q St, NW
Legal Subdivision: Old City #2
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: Old City #2
Bedrooms: 4 Baths: 3.5 Parking: Drvwy/Offstreet Basement: Yes, English, Fully finished Ownership: Fee simple
Living Square Footage per tax record: 1246 (not including basement)
Original List Price: $819,900.
List Price at Contract: $819,900.
List Date: 3/13/2014
Days on Market: 4
Settled Sales Price: $820,000.
Seller Subsidy: $0.
Settlement Date: 4/18/2014
Bank Owned?: No Short Sale? No
Original GDoN post is: here.
The original listing can be seen here: here.

I’d be calling this Truxton Circle, but it doesn’t really matter, since it flew off the shelf in four days…solidly over $800,000.

Located just south of Bloomingdale, developers were still wary of this area during the Tony Williams era revival of the city. With NOMA in hearty swing, and a high demand from buyers for renovated property in urban DC, development is on the upswing. Several of the large Victorian row homes in this neighborhood have started being converted into condos, which is driving the prices per square foot.

Last week, after posting some median sold prices, someone commented that it would be helpful to see that info on each area. At the moment, the closest details stats report from rbi for this area is by the 20001 zip code. This zip code includes Bloomingdale, Shaw, and LeDroit Park. The median sold price for this part of the city in March 2014 was $467,500. You can see the report here. That factors in both both condos and houses.

The listing agent was Wendy Banner of Long and Foster. The buyer was represented by Boris Miric of District One Properties.

From MPD:

“The Metropolitan Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying and locating a person of interest in connection to a first degree sexual assault while armed and robbery, which occurred in the 1600 block of 3rd Street, Northwest.

On Sunday, April 13, 2014, at approximately 4:00 am, an adult male was walking in the area when he approached an unknown male and asked him for directions. The suspect guided the victim to a nearby alley where he produced a handgun, sexually assaulted the victim, and took his property before fleeing.

The suspect is described as a black male, wearing blue jeans and a white T-shirt, armed with a dark-colored handgun.

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. DC Crime Solvers currently offers a reward of up to $1,000 to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for an assault committed in the District of Columbia.”

Update - Video of suspect:

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A reader sends this wild shot from North Capitol and New York Ave, NW around 4:45pm Friday afternoon:

“Black sedan flipped over and leaning on guardrail of the lane that takes traffic from NY Ave to southbound N. Cap. Couldn’t tell what happened. Didn’t see another car that was involved. Paramedics had been there for a few minutes. I could see the second and third ambulance fighting traffic on NY and N. Cap to get to the incident.”

This incident follows Thursday’s stabbing at North Capitol and Florida Ave, NE.

66 New York Avenue Northwest

This rental is located at 66 New York Avenue, Northwest. The listing says:

“Charming one bedroom in the heart of the city. Wood floors, ceramic bathroom tiles, kitchen island onto open living/dining room. Numerous closets/storage spaces and walking distance to METRO, Big Bear Cafe, CityVista and downtown nightlife. One month’s deposit, no pets, tenant responsible (not included) for PEPCO/electricity account , cable and internet. Laundry roo is in lower level of building.”

You can see more photos here.

This 1 bed/1 bath is going for $1,500/Mo.

1 P St, NW

“Dear PoPville,

Do you know what is being built on 1 P st NW. I walk by everyday on my way to work but I can’t understand what they are trying to build here. The permit information doesn’t say much.”


And down the block at North Capitol and P St, NW we have some more trompe l’oeil:


Anyone know if someone’s taken this lease too?


25 Q Street Northwest

This house is located at 25 Q Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Gorgeous renovated Victorian with separate certificate of occupancy. Open, spacious floor plan with hardwood floors, gourmet kitchen, light filled spaces and a fireplace. Off street parking and within walking distance to HOT Bloomingdale shops, restaurants and Bike share. Enjoy your visit! Seller prefers Clear to Close for settlement”

You can see a virtual tour here.

This 4 bed/3.5 bath is going for $819,900.