1221 Otis Place Northwest

This rental is located at 1221 Otis Place, Northwest. The listing says:

“FOUR (4) STUNNING LUXURY 2 BR, 2BA Apartments for Rent! A Brand New Renovation — Just 1/2 mi. to Col. Hts. METRO! Gourmet SS Kitchen’s w/ gas cooking & high-end Silestone countertops. Gorgeous spa-like BAs w dbl vanities, Euro tile/fixtures. Expo’d brick, wood floors & private decks! Secured Parking AVAIL – $125/mo”

You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/2 bath is going for $3,150/Mo.

07/23/14 2:30pm

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Sign at Roosevelt High School in Petworth

“Dear PoPville,

Are there any outdoor tracks that are open to the public in DC? I’ve seen a post from a couple of years ago about Cardozo High School, but am wondering about other tracks as well.”

From the sign above it looks like most public high schools have early morning and afternoon hours open to the public. In 2010 the Examiner put out a pretty good list too. For those who use tracks around town – where do you go?

07/23/14 2:10pm

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Early morning dumpster noise in NoMa:

“My husband and I are woken up nearly every work day (between 4:15am and 5:30am) and every Saturday (around 6:30am) by the extremely loud banging of dumpsters. It sounds like it is coming from the unit block of M or Pierce St NE. I know that NoMa is commercially zoned, so there are no restrictions regarding trash pick-up times, but for the love of God, this is cruel with so many apartments being built in the neighborhood. I’ve been working with my property manager to find the culprit, but since we are the only ones who have submitted a complaint, it has been hard to get traction.

Does anyone else in the neighborhood hear this?!”

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Red Apron or Stachowski’s:

Which butcher/sandwich joint is better? Stachowski’s is more old school, but Red Apron has some cool sandwiches, like the epic Porkstrami. I’d love to hear about some of your experiences.”

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07/23/14 12:55pm

DC8410918 - 2853 29th Street

This house is located at 2853 29th Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“DAZZLING NEW LISTING! Exceptional offering of one of Woodley Pk’s grandest homes! Located across from Swiss Embassy, one of the 1st 8 homes built on 29th St in 1916. Beautifully updated w expansive light-filled rms, soaring ceilings, 4055′ of interior space, eat-in chef’s Kit, MBR suite 4 add’l BRs up, fabulous 2BR in-law apt, pkg, Metro, Oyster!”

You can see more photos here.

This 7 bed/4.5 bath is going for $1,685,000.

07/23/14 12:25pm

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“Dear PoPville,

My wife walked outside this morning and found the front window of her car smashed in. There was nothing of value in the car it doesn’t seem like anything was taken. There have been a string of these incidents in Navy Yard over the past few weeks. We did call the police who sent an officer to file a report and was told that there seems to be a pattern of these cases, though they have no leads or suspects. I hope you’ll remind your readers to make sure that no valuables are visible in their cars if parking on the street.”

07/23/14 11:45am

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3147 Dumbarton Street, NW

Back in January we learned that this former Cowboy Western Wear store would become UTB Boutique selling “sexy wear”. Now it’s become Cafe Mayo – which actually could become a “hidden gem” – check out their Five Spice Beef Brisket:

I stopped for a breakfast sandwich which was quite simple and good – and the prices are right:

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They also have Banh Mi:

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07/23/14 11:20am

“Dear PoPville,

I have an issue with a dangerous dog in Capitol Hill (at least 2 documented attacks on a toddler and my dog, both required medical care) and Animal Control is failing to label the dog dangerous.

My dogs and I were walking out of my building and the other owner’s dogs were down the block, and when they saw us, the dogs lunged (dragging the owner behind them) and launched themselves at my dogs as we were backing away as fast as we could. Luckily several runners came down the block and helped us pull the dogs apart but not before one of my dogs sustained a deep puncture wound. The dog that bit him was an Old English Sheepdog, and the owner’s second dog that also attacked but didn’t break the skin is a brown Standard Poodle, and they live near 6th and Independence SE.

I posted to our Cap Hill listserv seeking the owner and she responded, admitted fault, reimbursed me for my vet bill, and swore that she never walked her two dogs together because she admitted that she does not have the strength to control both of them at the same time since they’re both aggressive and large. She said that when the attack happened on my dogs, it was the only time she walked them together and that she would never do so again. I believed her at the time.

I then heard from a mom on our listserv that these same dogs had attacked and bitten her 5 year old child (requiring a hospital visit!) prior to the attack on my dogs. Also an unprovoked attack, they were just walking by, and it was also the Old English Sheepdog that caused the wound. The mom urged me to report my attack and I did. Investigator Daniels of Animal Control came to see my dogs and he mentioned that there were several attacks on record for this specific owner and that he would have a stern talking to with the owner. I assumed Animal Control would take the necessary steps at that point. This was all back in December.

Then months later in April, I started seeing the owner walking both dogs by herself, un-muzzled, all the time, knowingly putting others in danger. So I reached out to Animal Control again to report this and to my shock, discovered that her dogs are not officially designated as “Dangerous” or even “Potentially Dangerous” under D.C. statute. And despite what Investigator Daniels told me when he visited my home, that the owner had several dog attack citations against her, he then wrote in an email to me that he believed, “There’s no indication that the dogs pose an ongoing threat to public safety.” Seriously? What about the many previous attacks, at least two of which required medical care?

Since April, I have emailed Animal Control, the Department of Health (Shakira Richardson as well as the main email address), and Tommy Wells’ office about this and have been completely ignored.

I emailed again this morning after we came out of our building to find the owner walking her two dogs on my block (exactly where our attack happened back in the winter). I reacted much quicker this time, and we were already out of reach by the time they saw us, although her dogs immediately started barking aggressively. I also started Googling again and that’s when I found the past PoPville posts about Animal Control acting in cases similar to mine so I’m sort of wondering what gives with the complete inaction in this case?

Attaching a picture from my dog’s wound (after the jump) in December so you can see that this isn’t just a scratch we’re talking about – he had severe bruising and a deep puncture wound. I don’t know how bad the little girl was bitten, but her mom did tell me she had to go to the hospital so it wasn’t nothing either. So I’m wondering if you could post this to 1. warn people in the Capitol Hill neighborhood and 2. to see if anyone has suggestions for getting Animal Control to take action here. Thank you so much.” (more…)