Photo by PoPville flickr user John Sonderman

A regretful reader asks:

“Woodley Park metro elevator, 9:15 am, x2 (two days in a row). Noticed you yesterday and I think we shared a smile (to me, it was about how awkward people are in full elevators–you?). Did a double take at my luck today when you were there again. I wasn’t sure it was you at first, since your purple gingham shirt stood out yesterday, but think I caught you doing a double take too. Today, we both just made the train and ended up in the same car, standing by the doors. I debated striking up a conversation, but instead avoided eye contact and didn’t gather the nerve before I had to get off at Dupont.”

If you are the missed connection, please email me at [email protected] and I’ll put you in touch if you’d like.

2660 Woodley Rd, NW

Neighborhood resident, Michael Drohan, reports on last night’s meeting:

“I checked out the Woodley Park Community Association’s meeting tonight, where JBG shared their long term plans for the redevelopment of the Wardman Park site. Overall, a very informative presentation I thought, and JBG has some ambitious plans that, for the most part, seemed to be cautiously welcomed by the community. I.e. no one is mourning the loss of the eyesore Marriott, but of course concerned what the influx of housing for 6000 new neighborhood residents (roughly doubling the size of Woodley Park) means to things like parking availability and schools.


JBG has set up a detailed website on the plans, www.wardmanparknews.com, and handed me a press release, attached. Some other high level notes and observations: (more…)


This rental is located at 2737 Devonshire Place, Northwest. The listing says:

“2BR 1.5 BA unit meticulously cared for by owner, for rent for the first time! HW floors throughout. Updated gourmet kitchen with SS appliances. Open and bright! Spacious unit with extra storage. 24 hr concierge w/marble waiting area, roof deck, patio area with grills, fitness center, party room and library. Walk to two metros Cleveland Park & Woodley Park.”


You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/1.5 bath is going for $3,350/Mo.

3321 Garfield Street Northwest

This house is located at 3321 Garfield Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“OPEN SUNDAY 3/20, 1-4P! Dramatically stunning 3BR Mediterranean with two story ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows, and a garden oasis perfect for entertaining. The ideal mix of indoor/outdoor living, this property has character and a multitude of upgrades. Located just east of the National Cathedral, this decadent home boasts a superb location just minutes to parks and local eateries.”


You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/ 2 full/2 half baths is going for $1,849,000.

3000 Connecticut Ave, NW

Hard to tell with all that snow but the Zoo Bar has now papered over their windows – changes are coming. Stay tuned.

Update from a press release:

“The partnership group behind Dupont Circle gastropub Duke’s Grocery will open a second location, Duke’s Counter, directly across from the National Zoo at 3000 Connecticut Avenue NW. The new restaurant and bar will serve the same dishes and cocktails found at the current location, with new twists and more options. Duke’s Counter will benefit from a larger kitchen and more draught beer lines.

Fans of Duke’s Grocery who visit Duke’s Counter will recognize a robust brunch menu, active bar scene, creative sandwiches, sunny patio and of course the Proper Burger, while also looking forward to new items like fish and chips, wings, a kid’s menu and the potential for take away service. The East London-inspired menu will continue to offer seasonal salads, white truffle mac & cheese, curries and specials including Sunday Roast, lamb shanks, falafel with the works and salt beef. (more…)