1826 15th Street Northwest

This rental is located at 1826 15th Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“English basement for rent in a charming, Victorian row home in the 14th/Ust/Dupont area. 1 Bedroom + Den, 1 Full Bath with a backyard. Spacious apartment with high ceilings, lots of natural sunlight, lots of closet space, living & dining room space, and recently renovated – new light fixtures, hardwood floors, stainless appliances, sleek glass backsplash & Sec system. Vacant. GO AND SHOW!”


You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/1 bath is going for $2,150/Mo.

upper crust
1301 U Street, NW

Thanks to a tipster for sending word that Upper Crust Pizzeria is coming to 1301 U Street, NW in the former U Sushi space which moved inside neighboring Sala Thai back in July. Upper Crust Pizzeria briefly had a downtown location but closed after a year due to some bankruptcy issues. Apparently that’s been worked out – their website says:

“Since its inception in 2001, The Upper Crust Pizzeria has been serving award-winning pizza to Boston-area residents craving something delicious and extraordinary. In January 2013, new owners and management expanded upon the original concept: use fresh ingredients in traditional and unexpected ways on top of a flavorful crust. The menu has grown from classic combos to more unique and daring pairings, including pizzas like The Uncommon, The Fenway, Cameron’s BBQ and more. Any pizza can be made white (without tomato sauce) or red (without cheese) and is available on our traditional, whole wheat or gluten-free crust.

From our original storefront on Beacon Hill’s historic Charles Street, to any of our other metro area and suburban locations, customers can grab takeout, get delivery or choose to dine in. Our award-winning architectural spaces include open kitchens, pizza pan-decorated ceilings and high-definition flat screens, all adding up to deliver a truly unique experience that can only be described as Upper Crust.”

You can see their menu here.

1935 14th Street, NW

From an email:


Located on in the heart of the U Street Corridor on 14th Street, our new 56-bike studio has full locker rooms with showers, USB ports in the lockers, our awesome retail and an amazing instructor lineup all ready to rock those bikes with you. Our opening celebration starts Saturday 11/14 with a DJ, photo booth, juices, snacks and the rides you know and love.

SoulCycle combines a mental component of inspirational coaching with great music and a full-body workout on the bike. We offer a motivational rhythm-based ride, with one-of-a-kind playlists, in our candlelit studios. We promise, it feels like you’re partying in a healthy nightclub.”

Hipchickindc is a licensed real estate broker. She is the President of 10 Square Real Estate. 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: 1390 V St NW #PH 510

Legal Subdivision: Old City #2
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: Old City #2
Bedrooms: 1 Baths: 1 Parking: Rental parking on site
Ownership: Condo Monthly Condo Fee: $315.00
Square Footage per listing: 600
Original List Price: $400,000.
List Price at Contract: $400,000.
List Date: 09/30/15
Days on Market: 4
Settled Sales Price: $412,000
Seller Subsidy: $0
Settled Price per square foot: $687
Settlement Date: 10/30/15
Transaction type: Standard

Original GDoN post is: here.

The original listing can be seen here: here.

Located just off of the U Street Corridor, the loft style condo units at Langston Lofts sold new in 2005. Out of eighty total units, seven (including this one) turned over to new owners in 2015. The five other one bedroom units, all on floors below the top floor, settled at an average of $588. per square foot. The higher price of the subject unit reflects the premium often paid for top floor units with nice views.

In 2007, this unit with a balcony sold at $377,000. with an $8000. subsidy. Five years later in 2012, it was on the market for $370,000. and sold at $353,000.

The listing agent for this sale was Susan Hume with McEnearney Associates, Inc. Fleur Howgill with TTR Sotheby’s International Realty represented the buyer.

From MPD:

“The Metropolitan Police Department seeks the public’s assistance in identifying a person of interest in reference to a Stalking incident which occurred on Tuesday, October 6, 2015 at approximately 12:02 PM in the 1600 block of U Street, NW. The subject was captured by the establishment’s surveillance cameras.

DO YOUR PART TO HELP PREVENT AND SOLVE CRIME. Crime Solvers of Washington, DC 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 a crime committed in the District of Columbia. Your assistance is appreciated by your community. REF: CCN 15-158-308.

Anyone who can identify these individuals or who has knowledge of this incident should take no action but call police at (202) 727-9099 or text your tip to the Department’s TEXT TIP LINE to 50411.”

Photo by PoPville flickr user bajidc

“Dear PoPville,

I would like to thank the stranger who helped make a 911 call on V Street yesterday [Saturday]. I rushed out of my house around 6pm yesterday like a crazy lady not knowing what to do with my unresponsive 9month old baby and grabbed the first person I saw and asked him to dial 911. He was so helpful talking to the operator and waiting for help to come. I was so caught up in the moment and only realized much later when we were sitting in the ER that I forgot to ask for his name and thank him properly. Definitely the scariest halloween to date, but we are now all healthy and happy.”


You will be missed Stetsons, you will be missed. Some history on the building at 1610 U St, NW here. RIP

417 E Capitol Street, SE

In happier news – Riverby Books is back!

“We’ll reopen on Saturday Oct. 31 at 10am (both for book buyers and trick-or-treaters). But if you happen to wander by before then, please feel free to stop in!”