02/17/17 2:00pm

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“Dear PoPville,

Question for the community: does anyone have recommendations for a contractor to soundproof my condo? I saw previous posts in years past on the subject but not a lot of people responded to the posts with names of contractors and instead gave noise cancelling suggestions like earplugs, fans, and materials. I’m looking for contractor referrals specifically. Do you mind posting the question to the community? Thanks a ton!”

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02/17/17 1:30pm


“Dear PoPville,

Yesterday, I received a notice from Chase that my credit card had been used for some potentially fraudulent transactions; 2 were at Giant supermarket, one at MAC cosmetics, and one was for some online service; Chase had flagged the first three and then cancelled the last one at my say so.  I’ve only used the card 3 times in the last 2 weeks and one of those times was this past Sunday at the Giant on 3rd and H- similar to this story you published a few weeks back.  For the record I used cashier checkout and the card had a chip but I don’t think I put the PIN in.  The purchases were attempted at a Giant in Silver Spring (store #0354), not the 3rd and H location.

I contacted store customer service for 3rd and H and they said they weren’t aware of any issues- not even the ones from a few weeks ago:/  It could be that my card was compromised at one of the other 2 or 3 places that I used it recently, but based on the experiences of others I think something’s going on here.”

02/17/17 1:15pm

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02/17/17 12:25pm


“Dear PoPville,

New and being passed around town to all the LGBT places are these posters from MPD. What sayeth the good citizens of DC is it really necessary to have a seperate group focused in on a particular group? Isnt the police all for one and one for all or am I missing it?”

From MPD:

“The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Liaison Unit (LGBTLU) is a team of dedicated officers that focuses on the public safety needs of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and their allied communities. They conduct public education campaigns on issues related to hate crimes and public safety. Their primary focus is to gain the trust of the community and seek out information that leads to the closure of hate crime and violent crime within the LGBT community. They conduct patrol functions and respond to all citizen complaints.”

02/17/17 12:00pm

1826 M St NE

This house is located at 1826 M Street, NE. The MRIS listing says:

“Absolutely stunning property right in the heart of DC! Experience this luxury living with 4 spacious rooms, 3 full bathrooms an a fully finished basement. The kitchen at the main level shows gorgeous granite and stainless steel appliances. This property will take your breath away, come see it today!”


You can see more photos here.

This 4 bed/4 bath is going for $699,900.

02/17/17 11:30am


Good Deal or Not Revisited (GDoN-R) is a weekly post that reviews the settled sales data of a recent individual real estate transaction in the District of Columbia. Each post is a snapshot of the real estate market at a particular moment in time. GDoN-R generally posts on Friday in the late morning.

GDoN-R has been written exclusively for Popville since 2009 by Suzanne Des Marais. Suzanne is a practicing Realtor with the Bediz Group, LLC at Keller Williams Capital Properties . 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 and/or Smartcharts by Showingtime). Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.

Featured Property: 128 U St NE #2
Legal Subdivision: Eckington
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: Eckington
Bedrooms: 3 Baths: 3 Parking: Assigned, Parking space conveys & is included in price
Levels: 2 Ownership: Condo
Square Footage per listing: 1624
Original List Price: $655,000. List Price at Contract: $599,900.
Monthly Fee: $100.00
List Date: 9/4/2016 Days on Market: 109
Settled Sales Price: $587,500.
Seller Subsidy: $0.
Settled Price per Square Foot (calculated with $20k adjustment for parking space): $349.
Settlement Date: 1/27/2017
Transaction type: Standard

Original GDoN post can be seen: here.

The listing can be seen here: here.

The legal subdivision of Eckington spans from the Met Branch Trail along the east side, to Florida Ave at the south end, all the way to Rhode Island Ave on the north end. Technically, to the west it sprawls across North Cap to include the Florida/Rhode Island/North Cap triangle on the NW side. North Capitol Street is a defining physical boundary, in addition to being the edge of the NW/NE quadrant and thus, for data purposes, we’ll call that triangle the south side of Bloomingdale, and will stick to referring to the Eckington neighborhood as being in the NE quadrant. (more…)

02/17/17 11:00am

metro police
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Quintina writes:

“Any word on police patrolling metro w/weapons in hand? Just passed one in the Dupont station. rifle. Safely pointed at the ground while walking but still. Was thinking potential threat alert or something of that nature?”

Anyone see patrols at other stations? Has anyone ever seen a patrol with rifles before?

02/17/17 10:30am

two boots popville
1025 H Street, NE

Well that’s a bummer, Washington Business Journal reports:

“Miller Walker Retail Real Estate is re-leasing the space at 1025 H St. NE. Two Boots owner Phil Hartman confirmed the company is not going to be able to open there and said they are currently “negotiating a mutually acceptable extrication” from the lease with the landlord.”

Bring back North East Beauty Supply!!