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Announcements September 22, 2016 at 9:05 pm

Bike stolen on downtown sidewalk, broad daylight

Hi, my friend’s bike was stolen today outside of her office on M and 20th downtown. She just moved to DC for an unpaid internship as a graduate student and can’t afford to replace it, so I was hoping the PoP community might help and keep an eye out for it–especially if it shows up online.

Frankly, I’m shocked that someone could have gotten away with clipping a bike lock in such a high traffic area … the Golden Triangle BID should be concerned about this.

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Public Safety September 22, 2016 at 12:30 pm

Verizon Center – stabbing

No details. 7th street closed between F and G.

Announcements September 22, 2016 at 12:00 pm

FOUND: Macbook

Some poor sap put his computer on the top of his car and drove off. It flew of his car at the intersection of Mass and 6th NW. I picked it up – if you lost your Macbook, let me know! It covered with stickers, in a black case, and had a land survey in the case as well.

Announcements September 22, 2016 at 9:57 am

Mischa needs a home

We need your help to find a home for Mischa.
She is a beautiful girl, friendly girl whose owner doesn’t want her any more. We think she is about 2 years old and “lives” at the corner store at 12th and M but prefers to wander the neighborhood. She’s been staying with us here at the Iowa for a while, but We’d like to find her someplace warm and loving before winter. Interested people can contact [email protected].

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Real Estate September 22, 2016 at 9:56 am

Do not buy from Lock 7 Development

A followup from a posted topic a while back – I am a different buyer in the Brooks Row project from the one who posted before. I just wanted to confirm how awful it has been dealing with Lock 7. Spare me the generic “well you should expect delays with new construction” and “you should have protected yourself”. My wife and I were aware of all that and did everything we could, and it wasn’t close to enough. Here are the highlights.

1. Homesale contingency – we needed one in order to afford the mortgage. Lock 7 required us to have our house under contract by April 8th (because they were worried about us selling a one bedroom condo in Columbia Heights, which we managed to sell in 2 days on market). Their reasoning is that they were very confident in a mid-May delivery, so we got a 45-day rentback and had some family to stay with past that. We felt like covering ourselves into July (more than double their timeline) should be sufficient given that their 45-day-out timeline implies that construction is just about done and the project is being wrapped up.

2. Construction delays – You can’t even call it a delay, they have openly admitted that they just did not know the contractor was so far behind schedule in construction. They blindly believed UIP’s progress reports and had zero people in charge of contractor oversight and zero people checking on the site in person, all while making promises to buyers. When you say you are 45 days out, there shouldn’t be six months of construction left. This implies construction should be just about finished and you are focusing mostly on landscaping and getting ready for inspections.

3. Communication – they tell us now that they didn’t realize how far behind the project was until the summer. Still, we never got any communication to the effect of “Sorry, the project is behind schedule, it will be 3 more months.” No, we got about 8 or 9 different notices (one about every 3 weeks) that our project would be delayed a further three weeks, with no explanation as to why. After months of asking for answers on the source of delays and remaining timeline, Lock 7 finally put someone on the phone with us… someone who was not involved in the management of our project at all and could not answer any of our questions.

This communication issue has made finding temporary housing extremely difficult and stressful since their timeline updates kept us from being able to secure stable 90-day housing options. We have been living week-to-week (and only recently upgraded to month-to-month) since June 25th, and likely will have to do so until November. By the way, they have offered us almost nothing as a concession.

To sum up: Lock 7 is incompetent in the fields of project management, contractor oversight, and customer relations. Do not buy from them.

Announcements September 20, 2016 at 6:45 pm

Contractor to remodel for rental

My family has a Petworth rowhouse in desperate need of a total remodel to be able to continue to rent it out.

We’ve been looking for contractors but so far have only found companies more suited to end-users and not quality rentals (think long lasting but less fancy finishes).

Any suggestions?

Real Estate September 19, 2016 at 8:31 pm

Free Home Buyer Seminar on Capl Hill 9/27/16 at 6:30pm

Statistics prove that homebuyer education contributes to successful homeownership. Attend this free seminar to get answers to the many questions you might have about purchasing a home. Come and hear about the various DC home buyer programs you might be able to take advantage of including the DC Open Doors program, Home Purchase Assistance Program (HPAP), DC Tax Abatement Program. Learn how to prepare before you start your home search and how the process works once you begin your home search. Receive a free home buyer guide.

Go here for more information or to register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/free-home-buyer-seminar-tickets-27854566759

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Events September 16, 2016 at 11:03 am

CentroNía's 30th Anniversary Gala (October 20th)

CentroNía is celebrating 30 years of service and we cordially invite you to join us Thursday, October 20th at The Sphinx Club in celebrating this incredible milestone! CentroNía’s story began in the basement of a church, serving 15 children and their families. Today, our early childhood education and supportive services impact the lives of more than 2,400 children, youth and families annually in the greater Washington region.

In recognition of this year, CentroNía will host a 30th Anniversary Gala to celebrate its achievements, honor community champions, and take this opportunity to look toward its future. The event will feature live entertainment, interactive exhibits, incredible food, and a wonderful program. We hope you will be part of our celebration.

Let’s make this 30th year a memorable one for the children and families we serve by ensuring CentroNía can continue delivering high-quality, affordable programs that educate children and youth, and strengthen families in a bilingual, multicultural community.

For ticket information please visit the following link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/centronias-30th-anniversary-gala-tickets-21065756244

Home and Garden September 15, 2016 at 2:40 pm
Home and Garden September 15, 2016 at 10:36 am

Painters for Front Porch Stairs?

Checking to see if anyone has recommendations for a good local business that paints front porches for a reasonable price. House is in Petworth/Columbia Heights – and we just need the concrete stairs painted, as they’re starting to peel like a bad sunburn. Thanks in advance for any leads!

Events September 14, 2016 at 6:17 pm

CRED Talks: A Comedy Spoof of TED Talks (September 30)

WHAT
Talking: What we’ll be doing.
Listening: What you’ll be doing.
Ideas: We have them. You don’t. But you will… once you come to this show.
Your life: Forever changed. Our speakers will give you the way to enrich your life and it’s totally going to be enriched. Totally. To the max.
To the max: That means “to the maximum”. You’re growing already.

Hosted by Tiberius J. Bartholomew, Esq.
Tickets – FREE!!

WHERE
The Fridge
516 8th St SE, Rear Alley
Washington, DC 20003

WHEN
Friday, September 30th
Doors pm
Knowledge 8:30pm

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Travel and Transportation September 13, 2016 at 10:53 am

Black Suburban wanted for Television Show

DC production company looking for a Black Suburban vehicle to use in an episode for a Discovery Channel show!

Paid gig!

Vehicle must be drivable, and have registration. We’re looking for a 2014 model, but anything close will work. No damage will be done to the car during shooting.

If the vehicle has tinted windows, and a black interior, that is a plus! Not necessary however!

Shooting dates are 10/3/16 – 10/7/16, but the car will not be needed every day.

Please email [email protected] if interested, and include photos of your vehicle (exterior and interior) and your availability during the week of 10/3/16 – 10/7/16.

If you know someone who has a car that meets this description, please share!

Thank you 🙂

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Events September 13, 2016 at 4:21 am

DC Palestinian Film + Arts Festival – Oct. 5-9, 2016

The DC Palestinian Film and Arts Festival is an annual event that showcases the work of Palestinian filmmakers and artists around the world to audiences in the DC metro area. Taking place Oct. 5-9, the sixth annual DCPFAF features 33 Palestinian films, five talks, and one visual exhibit. This year’s festival, Palestine Across the Diaspora: Stories on Home + Migration, will take place in Chinatown, with its hub at the District Architecture Center and film screenings at Regal Cinemas Gallery Place 14 and Landmark’s E Street Cinema. See the full program at http://www.dcpfaf.org

Announcements September 12, 2016 at 11:15 pm

So, there's this orange cat

Someone left this cat behind on the street when she moved. (“Wish I could take her but they don’t allow cats where I’m going.”)

Poor little guy needs a home. We are full up here, but rather than leave him on the street, I’m going to have to take him to the shelter. But if anyone here is looking for a young orange cat, let’s talk before I take him.

He’s in the house right now. Apparently he was living inside until his former person put him on the porch and walked away.

[email protected]

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Family September 12, 2016 at 11:04 am

Babysitter and Mother's Helper Available

Hello! My name is Charlotte Weiser; I’m a 15-year-old honors student who lives in North Cleveland Park and loves little kids. I’ve worked at Summer Horizons camp helping and caring for kids ages 2-8 for over four years. I am available most weekday afternoons and evenings and weekends. I also have references available upon request. I would love for you to give me a call at 202.258.8766 or email me at [email protected] Hope to talk to you soon!

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Replied on September 23, 2016 at 2:21 pm

FOUND: Macbook

Oh, that’s a good idea. i didn’t know they had a campus down there. i’ll see what…
Replied on September 23, 2016 at 12:58 am

FOUND: Macbook

That was nice of you! The Georgetown downtown Campus is near there. I wonder if it makes sense to…
Replied on September 22, 2016 at 9:05 pm

Bike stolen on downtown sidewalk, broad daylight

Hi, my friend’s bike was stolen today outside of her office on M and 20th downtown. She just …
Replied on September 22, 2016 at 12:00 pm

FOUND: Macbook

Some poor sap put his computer on the top of his car and drove off. It flew of his car at the inter…
Replied on September 22, 2016 at 9:57 am

Mischa needs a home

We need your help to find a home for Mischa. She is a beautiful girl, friendly girl whose owner do…
Replied on September 22, 2016 at 9:56 am

Do not buy from Lock 7 Development

A followup from a posted topic a while back – I am a different buyer in the Brooks Row projec…
Replied on September 20, 2016 at 6:45 pm

Contractor to remodel for rental

My family has a Petworth rowhouse in desperate need of a total remodel to be able to continue to re…
Replied on September 19, 2016 at 8:31 pm

Free Home Buyer Seminar on Capl Hill 9/27/16 at 6:30pm

Statistics prove that homebuyer education contributes to successful homeownership. Attend this free…
Replied on September 16, 2016 at 11:03 am

CentroNía's 30th Anniversary Gala (October 20th)

CentroNía is celebrating 30 years of service and we cordially invite you to join us Thursday, Octo…
Replied on September 15, 2016 at 10:36 am

Painters for Front Porch Stairs?

Checking to see if anyone has recommendations for a good local business that paints front porches f…
Replied on September 14, 2016 at 6:17 pm

CRED Talks: A Comedy Spoof of TED Talks (September 30)

WHAT Talking: What we’ll be doing. Listening: What you’ll be doing. Ideas: We have them…