14th and Florida Ave, NW
Last year Knot Standard was briefly located at 14th and S St, NW that space is now slated to become a second home for Salt and Sundry. Knot Standard’s new location is about a half dozen blocks north at Florida Ave:
This unit is located at 1310 T Street, NW. The listing says:
“Exquisite, contemporary condo by Ditto Residential. This stunner features 2BR/2.5BA on two levels (approx. 1,725SF). The main level includes LR w/floor-to-ceiling windows, gourmet open-plan kit w/massive island, Quartz countertops & top-of-the line appliances. MBR suite w/walk-in closet & private terrace & 2nd BR suite w/large cedar deck. Garage prkg for one car.”
You can see more photos here.
This 2 bed/2.5 bath is going for $1,199,000 ($188 monthly fee.)
The requester notes that this is one of the “castle houses” that we’ve featured as house of the day a few times over the years.
“At approximately 9:20 pm tonight [Friday], Third District Units observed several ATV’s operating recklessly in the area of 14th & U Street NW. At that time, the Scooter Tactical Unit was deployed to the location to monitor and assess the situation. They were advised that the group had moved up at the Crown Gas Station located at 908 Florida Ave NW. The Scooter Tactical Unit responded and was able to successfully apprehend one individual operating an ATV without incident. Additionally, after fleeing, a second individual bailed off a dirt bike at 9th & T St NW. The members were able to recover that dirt bike for evidence as well. NOTE: the use of ATV’s and Dirt Bikes recklessly on our streets will not be tolerated and we encourage all citizens to alert police when the observe the usage or storage of these vehicles. Thank you”
Ed. Note: A marked change in messaging from what we’ve previously heard.
Another reader emails around 8:30pm last night “dirt bikes jousting with cars”:
“Just driving home eastbound on M between 1st NW and North Capitol. About a dozen dirt bikes there driving the wrong way down all three lanes, literally charging straight at oncoming cars. Had to keep screeching to a halt. Then they’d go off to the side and wait for another car to come along and charge at it. Only about half of them had lights — really scary! Why can’t the police do anything about this again?”
From an email:
September 20, 2014
6:00 P.M. to 1:00 A.M.
The event is free to all music lovers! But attendees are encouraged to purchased $10 VIP wristbands for a guided stroll or make a dinner reservation at one of the participating venues to secure seating for the live performance.
Bin 1301 Wine Bar, Bohemian Cavern, Central Communications, Dukem Restaurant, Dunya Restaurant and Bar, The Howard Theatre, Liv Nightclub, Twins Jazz, and Work It! Studio”
1438 U Street, NW
I’m wondering if you know what the latest is on 1438 U St., which last I heard was purchased for use as an Indian cultural center, about a year ago. The site seems to be worsening by the day, with people spending all day in the doorway, drinking, urinating, vomiting and littering. Do we have any hope of seeing this place become something worthwhile for the neighborhood?”
Anyone know/hear if the Indian Cultural Center is still coming?
Photo courtesy Friends of Harrison Recreation Center
From an email:
“Friends of Harrison Recreation Center and the U Street Neighborhood Association are proud to present the last movie of the Fifth Annual U Street Movie Series – Harrison Field Under the Stars. This FREE summer movie series celebrates the musical and culturally diverse roots of the Greater U Street Corridor. Please join us and our generous sponsors/partners for this family friendly event, which benefits Harrison Recreation Center.
The Bayou: DC’s Joint
A decade since the last lusty notes stroked the irreverent, iconic Georgetown music hall, tales and echoes linger…. From murder to redemption, from jazz to rock and roll, from striptease to Kiss, from Mister T to misadventure … the documentary, like The Bayou itself, will arouse the senses….
Foreigner made its club debut there…. The Bayou encompassed U2′s first American show, Bono and mates opening for the Slickee Boys; Billy Joel’s live cuts that shaped the album “Songs in the Attic”; Bruce Springsteen’s unexpected appearance during a Robbin Thompson concert, and so much more …. Kiss had the amps so juiced that areas of the city lost electricity.
WHO: Admission is free and donations are always welcome and appreciated
WHAT: The Bayou: DC’s Killer Joint (2013) – FREE outdoor movie
Gates open at 7 with a DJ playing until film begins.
Timber Pizza food truck from Union Kitchen will donate a % of sales to Friends of Harrison Recreation Center.
WHERE: Harrison Recreation Center – 1330 V St. NW
WHEN: September 17, 2014″
This rental is located at 1759 U Street, Northwest. The Listing says:
“BASEMENT UNIT. Be close to everything U Street has to offer. Large basement unit w/2 bedrooms and 2 full baths. Updated kitchen with dishwasher and stacked washer/dryer in unit. Living room area with windows and a door in each of the bedrooms. Utilities billed to Tenant monthly by Management Company. Unit to be painted. .Available October 1st. Owner will consider a pet on a case by case basis.”
You can see more photos here.
This 2 bed/2 bath is going for $2,500/Mo.
Photo by PoPville flickr user streetamatic.com
Wanted to alert you and PoPville to an incredibly brazen attempted bike theft that took place last night [Friday] on U Street. As I was walking from 13th to 12th on the north side of U at about 9:15pm, a guy was crouched down in a shadowed spot next to Tropicalia with enormous bolt cutters working on a u-lock. After walking by him (and realizing what he was doing), I was able to grab the police officers posted in 7-11 at 12th and U and they were able to apprehend the thief as he was about to ride away (leaving the u-lock he had just cut dangling on the metal rail next to Tropicalia).
As a follower of PoPville, I know how often bike thefts get reported. But this struck me in two ways: first, I was impressed by the sheer audacity of this thief to attempt to steal a bike right off of U Street on a Friday night with so many cops on patrol and so many pedestrians passing by in close proximity; second, I was really surprised that it did not seem there was anyone else who did anything to thwart the theft (I was the only “witness”), especially given how much foot traffic there was and how long the perpetrator must have been working on the u-lock with his bolt cutters.
Another reminder to get a good bike lock and to keep an eye out for bike thieves, even when/where you might not expect them.”
This rental is located at 14th and V Street, NW. The listing says:
“Huge, beautiful 2bd/2ba apartment for rent in the Union Row building at 14th and V Streets NW. Includes 24-hour concierge, granite and stainless steel kitchen, in-unit laundry, 9 foot ceilings, custom lighting design, and beautiful hardwood floors. Spacious open floor plan living room and kitchen with additional sitting area/den. Two extra large, private balconies with panoramic city views. 1 block from U street metro! Garage parking available for $250 per month.
$45 nonrefundable application fee
$300 nonrefundable move-in/move-out fees are required by condominium”
You can see more photos here
This 2 bed/2 bath is going for $4,250/Mo.