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From an email:

“#UStreetStroll
www.ustreetmusicstroll.com
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.

Participating Venues
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”

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1438 U Street, NW

“Dear PoPville,

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?

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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″

1759 U Street Northwest

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.

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Photo by PoPville flickr user streetamatic.com

“Dear PoPville,

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.”

14th and V Streets NW

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.

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1926 17th Street, NW

Now that Three Fifty Bakery & Coffee Bar has been open for a few weeks at 17th and U St, NW – what’s the early word?

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Their facebook page says:

“Three Fifty Bakery & Coffee Bar serves baked desserts and pastries. We serve fresh-brewed Illy brand coffee with great pride and as an official partner.

Imagine the aromatic smell of fresh baked desserts, sweets, treats, and pastries. Now imagine pleasing your taste buds with an assortment of these amazingly delicious pieces of heaven, which also includes tasty gluten-free, sugar-free and allergy sensitive treats.

At Three Fifty Bakery & Coffee Bar, we bake with love — daily — and at the perfect baking temperature of 350 degrees, which allows us to deliver a world-class experience each and every time you are ready to indulge into a satisfyingly-flavorful variety of specialty pastries and desserts.

Three Fifty Bakery & Coffee Bar offers baked-goods that’s prepared fresh daily in-house. We also masterfully customize baked-goods, served to your specifications perfectly, with our attention and focus on complete customer satisfaction.”

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974 Florida Avenue Northwest

This house is located at 974 Florida Avenue, Northwest. The listing says:

“This place feels right….Light , airy, modern & a Great location! Sharp kitchen w/stainless steel appliances & granite tops. Big yard for parking or extended living space. Open riser stair tower to cool Owners Suite – Crisp bath w/glass block & custom tile. Large open space BDR w/high ceiling, gleaming floors & large closet. Sep den or office w/window..Major development coming across Street”

You can see more photos here.

This 1 bed/1 bath is going for $499,852.

2110 10th Street Northwest

This unit is located at 2110 10th Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“New condo bldg w 4 units! Unit 3 offers an amazing open floor plan w/ high ceilings & great natural light! 1BR+Den, 2 Carrara marble BAs, good closets. Granite Kit, SMEG and Kitchen Aid appliances, rm for dining & LR. Beautiful private balcony! Parking available. 1 Block from everything on U Street!”

You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/2 bath is going for $679,000 ($158 monthly fee.)