10/20/14 3:00pm

1316 Florida Avenue Northeast

This rental is located at 1316 Florida Avenue, Northeast. The listing says:

“Absolutely charming, renovated 3 bedroom Fl Ave home 2 blocks from the H Street Corridor! Home features new hardwood floors, HUGE living room, brand new kitchen appliances, 1.5 bathrooms, and your very own private back patio! A must see -OFFERED FURNISHED/UNFURNISHED! HCVP/S8 welcomed.”

You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/1.5 bath is going for $2,800/Mo.

10/20/14 2:10pm

Attempted Home Invasion in Takoma:

“Just wanted to let my Takoma and Takoma Park neighbors know of a frightening experience that happened around 2pm today. I live on the ground level in a nice condo building near the Takoma Metro Station. Around 2pm today I heard a noise coming from my slightly open (open just enough for the cat to smell the fresh air) window in the living room. When I approached my window I saw a man with a knife trying to enter my apartment through the window screen that he had slashed. Luckily by screaming and slamming the window closed he was scared off and ran away. I called the police and filed a report but they weren’t able to find him. I just wanted to pass this along to alert neighbors to be vigilant and to keep their windows closed and locked at all times. The police let me know that these type of burglaries/home invasions have been happening more often in the Takoma/Takoma Park neighborhood, particularly during the day time.

Has this happened to anyone else in our neighborhood?”

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10/20/14 12:50pm

1731 20th Street Northwest

This unit is located at 1731 20th Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Live in the center of Dupont! A unique and stylish 1 bedroom apartment with hardwood floors, open kitchen, new bath, and built-in bookcases. Access to the bedroom is attained by passing through a “secret” bookcase entrance. Building is well maintainted and does not have an underlying mortgage.”

You can see more photos here.

This 1 bed/1 bath is going for $279,900 ($366 monthly fee.)

10/20/14 12:30pm

2003 18th Street, NW

From the owner:

“We are excited to announce The Blaguard’s 4 year anniversary party is this Monday, October 20th. Celebrating 4 years of bringing the neighborhood together for good times, friendships and epic jukebox takeovers with extended happy hour, tastings from our new menu, and giveaways including our annual anniversary Blaguard hat starting at 6PM (limited quantity available).”

10/20/14 12:28pm

Photo by PoPville flickr user J Sonder

From a Destination DC press release:

“Today Lonely Planet, the esteemed international guidebook publisher, announces Washington, DC as their pick for the world’s best city to visit in 2015. America’s capital was selected for its volume of accessible culture, diversity and great value. This honorific decided by Lonely Planet’s in-house expert travelers joins recent pronouncements, notably Forbes magazine’s anointment of DC as the “Coolest City in America.” With exceptional inventory: new hotels, restaurants, attractions, shops and transportation options expected to open in the next 24 months, Washington, DC is positioned to delight domestic and international visitors.

“2015 is a fantastic year to visit Washington, DC and that’s why it was chosen as our #1 city in Best in Travel 2015″ says Tom Hall, head of content for Lonely Planet. “The pomp commemorating the 150th anniversary of Lincoln’s assassination makes next year big for DC. Add that to its hip neighborhoods, incredible eats, venerable performing arts scene and iconic museums, like the Smithsonian Institution, and the nation’s capital is looking more epic than

10/20/14 12:10pm


Sponsored By 460NYA.

With its metal and glass tower rising above a former brick loft-style warehouse, 460 New York Avenue stands above the common DC condo.

Created By BlankSlate

As you’ve seen in previous PoPville posts, 460 New York Avenue (a.k.a. 460NYA) is a brand-new, 11-story condominium tower being built on the site of a vacant warehouse in the Mount Vernon Triangle. Construction of the tower has now “topped out,” with the concrete frame finished, and work on the steel and glass façade and interiors are set to begin.

To celebrate this milestone, 460NYA will be throwing a “Live Elevated” celebration on Thursday, October 23, 5:30–7:30 p.m. — and you’re invited. Held at the McWilliams|Ballard D.C. Sales Center, 1402 14th Street NW, the celebration will serve up hors d’oeuvres and beverages, along with the chance to get a sneak peek at the amenities available to residents of this one-of-a-kind building going up in the heart of the district. (more…)

10/20/14 11:45am

1410 14th Street, NW

Before JRINK Juicery comes to the first floor – The Green Zone pop up bar def. seems worth checking out. See some tasty looking drinks on their facebook page. Thrillist reported:

“Meet Chris Hassan Francke. He’s a World Bank employee by day, Middle Eastern mixologist by night. The Green Zone is a passion project he hopes to convert from pop-up to permanent establishment — which would be WAY more exciting than Middle Eastern private sector development. He’s Iraqi, but his drinks are inspired by ingredients from Iran, Turkey, and other Arab regions.”

Sounds like this coming Friday the 24th will be their last night at Black Whiskey but hopefully they find a new (permanent) space to continue – stay tuned.