04/21/14 5:55pm


“I saw a teen being arrested, horses bikes helicopters, huge police presence!”

A reader also tweets us just before 6pm:

“Pop pop pop” at the zoo. Hoping it’s fireworks. Police helicopter and units suggest otherwise.”

Confirmed by MPD:

“Shooting_1752 hrs._2300 Connecticut Avenue NW”

From MPD:

“This afternoon at approximately 5:17 pm, two individuals were the victims of non-life threatening gunshot wounds while walking in the 3000 block of Connecticut Avenue NW. At the time of this offense, there was a large crowd of people patronizing the National Zoo and there may be witnesses to this crime. Anyone with information on this offense is encouraged to contact the MPD Crime Information Center on 202-727-9099. The police report numbers to this case are 14-055-269. You are not required to provide your name, address, or other pertinent information.”

Ed. Note: We spoke about gun shots in Woodley Park on Mon. 4/14 here.

04/03/14 1:15pm

Photo: Nicole MacCorkle/Smithsonian’s National Zoo

We knew Bao Bao might venture outside this week – suffice it to say – she’s digging it. From the National Zoo:

“Tall tale of the day: Bao Bao climbed a tree this morning. It was the highest she’s been yet!”

“The trees all have metal collars around them, which prevent Bao Bao from climbing to any height that could be potentially dangerous. Bao Bao has climbed up and down the tree in Mei’s yard successfully several times today. Although Bao Bao is enjoying her time in the tree, our keepers want to be sure she comes down before the end of the day. As part of her training, first they will call her to see if she will come down on her own. If she doesn’t respond, they will use a ladder to retrieve her. Bao Bao is perfectly safe and exhibiting expected cub behavior.”

Photo: Smithsonian’s National Zoo

03/27/14 11:00am

2625 Connecticut Ave, NW

Thanks to a reader for sending word about Azad Oriental Rug’s new tenant – Wylie Wagg pet supply store. Currently they have four Virginia locations. Their website says:

“Since we founded Wylie Wagg in 2002, we have been committed to running stores that help the people and pets in the communities we serve. We’re a family business, and we regard all of our associates as part of our extended family. We have four things we focus on, and those things govern everything we do:

Amazing Customer Service

It’s not easy being a small business in a big business world, but we absolutey love, love, love what we do. We appreciate each and every customer who chooses to shop with us. We know you have lots of choices, and your support means the world to us!

If you live near one of our four locations, please stop by for a visit — with your pet, of course!”

03/04/14 1:00pm

2619 Woodley Place Northwest

This house is located at 2619 Woodley Place, Northwest. The listing says:

“Absolutely glorious TH, c.1912, boasting over 6000 sf of gracious renovated space and all the charm of yesteryear. Complemented by soaring ceilings, elegant public rms, banquet-size DR, superb Kit, luxurious Master Suite, 6 more BR, 4 fpls, 3 decks/terraces, in-law apt & au pair suite, garage + add~l pkg, Oyster E.S., 1 blk Metro! This one will steal your heart!”

You can see a virtual tour here.

This 8 bed/7 bath is going for $2,495,000.

Ed. Note: I love this house and couldn’t wait until tomorrow to post. Indulge me an extra house porn this week!

02/27/14 10:30am

2631 Connecticut Ave, NW

A couple of prime retail spaces are about to open up in Woodley Park – first I was surprised to see the Bank of America had already closed:


And a bit further south Azad Oriental Rug is closing at 2625 Connecticut Ave ,NW.


Also anyone know what’s going on with Cafe Paradiso – they’ve been closed the past few times I’ve walked by:

2649 Connecticut Ave, NW

01/17/14 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: 2650 Woodley Place, NW
Legal Subdivision: Garfield
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: Woodley
Bedrooms: 3 Baths: 2 Full/2 Half Parking: Covered parking Basement: Full, Improved Ownership: Fee Simple
Square Footage per Tax Record: 2160
Original List Price: $870,000.
List Price at Contract: $870,000.
Days on Market: 8
Settled Sales Price: $880,000.
Seller Subsidy: $0.
Settlement Date: 1/13/2014
Bank Owned? No Short Sale? No

Original GDoN post is: here.
The listing can be seen: here. To see pics, open the link above and click on the camera icon to scroll through pics.

Since June 1st, 2013, there have been a total of ten fee simple sales within a 1/3 mile radius of the subject property. The lowest list price for any of those homes was $1,075,000. (sales price was net $1,145,000.) Earlier in 2013, a property in need of significant renovation a block north at 2708 Woodley Pl NW was listed for $775,000. (and sold in May for $772,000.) In December 2013, after being fully renovated, 2708 Woodley Pl NW sold for $1,279,500.

This part of Woodley Place NW is particularly appealing because although it benefits from being so close to Metro and the hustle and bustle of Connecticut Avenue, it has a quiet neighborhood feel. Located in the desirable Oyster school district, the house is also just a block west of Rock Creek Park.

The listing agent was Sheila Mooney of Beasley Real Estate, LLC. The purchaser was represented by Boris Miric of District One Properties, LLC.

2818 Connecticut Avenue Northwest

This rental is located at 2818 Connecticut Avenue, Northwest:


The listing says:

“Spectacular upper lever unit with incredible sunlight! Spacious 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, wood floors washer/dryer in the unit, gourmet kitchen with granite countertops and walking distance to the Metro. Pets allowed on a case by case basis.”

You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/2 bath is going for $2,950/Mo.