04/15/14 9:34am

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:

04/12/14 8:42am

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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.

03/19/14 2:30pm

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?


03/17/14 1:00pm

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.

200 Q Street Northwest

This rental is located at 200 Q Street, Northwest:


The listing says:

“Great chance to rent this spacious 2 Bdr, 2 Bath unit close to Downtown. This unit features a spacious master bedroom with private master bath, updated kitchen, new carpet, freshly painted walls and private parking. Also washer and dryer hook up already in place. Take advantage of the easy access to public transportation. Landlord reserves the right to charge a non refundable pet fee if applicable”

You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/2 bath is going for $1,600/Mo.

02/14/14 11:00am


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 popville.com 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: 1516 1st St NW
Legal Subdivision: Old City #2
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: Old City #2
Bedrooms: 2 Baths: 2.5 Parking: Street Basement: No
Total Living Area per tax record: 1336
Original List Price: $649,000.
List Price at Contract: $649,000.
List Date: 12/5/2013
Days on Market: 14
Settled Sales Price: $649,000.
Seller Subsidy: $0.
Settlement Date: 1/31/2014
Bank Owned?: No Short Sale? No

Original GDoN post is: here.

The original listing can be seen here: here. To see pics, click on the camera icon after opening the link.

Located just south of Bloomingdale’s Big Bear Café, this Truxton Circle neighborhood is experiencing a lot of new investor activity. For a variety of reasons, this area close to Dunbar High School, and just west of NOMA, was largely overlooked during the previous renovation boom years in DC. Nearby neighborhoods like Bloomingdale saw more focused renovation activity and steady price appreciation during the mid-2000’s.

The housing stock in this neighborhood ranges from two level two flat properties (mostly along the East West streets in the neighborhood). Many of these units were built developed by Harry Wardman (in contradiction to the notion that a porch front home is a “Wardman style”). The numbered streets feature brick bay front Victorians, often on a smaller scale than nearby neighbors in Bloomingdale and Eckington. Many along First Street NW do not have basements.

Christopher Sanders with Century 21 Redwood Realty represented the seller. The purchaser was represented by Courtney Jordan of Long and Foster.


This rental is located in Truxton Circle:


The listing says:

“Because of a professional opportunity in Europe we are sad to leave our house in NoMA behind. This beautiful 3 bedroom 3.5 bathroom townhouse is located in vibrant Truxton Circle / NoMa – just a short walk away from two metro lines (red and yellow/green), shopping (harris teeter, union market) and some of DC’s finest coffee shops (big bear, busboys and poets) and restaurants (rustik tavern, beau thai). Even Chinatown and the H Street corridor are within walking distance.

The entire house has a unique, modern flair with black bamboo flooring on two floors. The big, open kitchen has been completely redone in 2011 including all new appliances, as have all bathrooms. The ground floor has large windows giving it more light than most other townhouses. The house includes a complete English basement (with kitchenette and bathroom) with separate entrance. The house has a back deck and a small patio that can be used as a parking spot for one car.

We are renting the house furnished or unfurnished.”

You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/3.5 bath is going for $3,200/Mo.

02/09/14 4:10pm


A reader reports:

“There were shots fired at 3rd and P st NW maybe 30 mins ago, and now heavy police presence/road blocked. [as of 4pm] The police appear to have completed the site investigation and police tape is down on P ST and 3rd ST NW.”

Update from MPD:

“Fifth Police District Units responded to and investigated the Sound of Gunshots, 3rd & P St. NW, 12:37 PM, CCN: 019-245. A Witness stated that a group of folks were standing at New Jersey and P St. NW when a dark 4dr sedan pulled onto P St. from NJ Ave and fired several shots. We recovered evidence that supports that claims that shots were fired.

We firmly believe that this was not the case of an armed individual firing randomly.”