Cycling in D.C. was written by Joel Hoard. Joel lives in Adams Morgan.
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“Eight years ago when I had just started riding a bike in D.C., I found a slip of paper inside a candy wrapper. On it was a quote by H.G. Wells: “Every time I see an adult on a bicycle, I no longer despair for the future of mankind.”
I’m 36 years old, and I love bikes. I ride them. I build them. I fix them. I talk about them to anyone who will listen. I ride to work. I ride to the grocery store. I ride to my friends’ houses. Sometimes I ride to nowhere in particular just because I love it.
I also love Washington, D.C. This is my home. I’ve lived here for 11 years, and I have no plans to leave. I’ve biked across all four quadrants of this city countless times. Seeing the place I love by bicycle is perhaps the simplest joy in my life.
But sometimes riding in this town sucks. For every leisurely ride around the Mall, there’s a driver speeding through a red light to shave 30 seconds off his morning commute. For every Saturday morning ride through Rock Creek Park, there’s an Uber driver swerving into a bike lane to drop somebody off or a car door flinging open. With cars clocking in at an average weight of 4,000 lbs, when one hits a cyclist, it’s clear who’s going to win. And if you open a car door or swerve in front of us, you might as well be a brick wall. We don’t stand a chance.
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“Norma Jean in Logan Circle. Follow her on Instagram @normajeanlipschitz
Norma loves to look out the window while listening to Suze Orman infomercials.”
“Here’s Lulu, of Alexandria, rocking the Red during the playoffs while vacationing in Nags Head. Let’s Go Caps!”
2100 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
The TGI Friday’s in Foggy Bottom, the only one in DC, is permanently closed now. Service was awful, food was questionable, drinks weren’t good – hmmmm, wonder why they closed?”
From an email:
“UPDATE: 10/17 Frank is still missing. We have extended our search to around Benning Road NE and down Bladensburg Road NE and we have posted large laminated posters in the areas.
We have received several sightings within a 2-3 mile area of NE and SE, but have not been able to locate Frank. I appreciate everyone keeping a look out as we continue to search daily for my sweet little guy. (more…)
I’m trying to apply for a BBL for my short-term rental- (additional bedrooms on Airbnb)
The licensing department of dcra told me that I need to go through the following steps: register my ssn with Tax and Revenue, Have a Clean Hands Certificate, and get a Certificate of Occupancy. The problem is that dcra does not issue CofO for single family homes. They told me that I can apply for a Home Occupation Permit- but that will require a “change of use” of the property to a Bed and Breakfast. (more…)
Fall is here! You know what that means, right?
Drinking pumpkin spice lattes in your newly renovated kitchen? Close… Watching the leaves change color from the window of your remodeled bathroom? Closer… How about starting that renovation you’ve been putting off so you can enjoy doing all of these things? Bingo!
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But wait! A Grand Gesture!
As you saw earlier this year, remodelmate gave out $500 to PoPville readers who booked a renovation through the platform.
For a limited time only for PoPville readers, remodelmate is giving out a “grand gesture”: give $500, get $500. That’s $1,000 in shared savings between you and your mate when they book a project on remodelmate.*
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And the best part? There is no limit to how much you can accumulate. Successfully refer 20 of your mates? You just got $10,000 towards a home renovation.
The remodelmate model
Probably the most yuppy thing I’ve ever written, but last night just after 9pm a guy nabbed our pumpkins. We aren’t sure if this raises to the level of informing the police but wanted to share with you. He may have hit other houses as well. We live on 8th and upshur. (more…)
Real Estate Fresh Finds is a weekly selection of newly-listed properties in the District, brought to you by Real Living At Home.
This is the seventh consecutive week of 270+ listings to hit the market across the District, showing no signs of slowing since Labor Day Weekend.
With the kids settled in school, the weather cooling down and a couple of weeks before the holidays truly start, this is the perfect week to find your next home. Check out some of our suggested Fresh Finds below:
- At almost $4M, your Most Expensive Home of the Week is this massive 2-level 4 BR/4.5 BA condo in Dupont with a contemporary design featuring exposed pipes, vents and vertical beams.
- “Huge, updated home in Petworth” with 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms and parking for 3 cars.
- 2-bedroom at The Corey is in such a great location near H Street you might be able to smell both ramen and pizza from your balcony.
- Large 3-level detached in 16th Street Heights is “a stunning home filled with abundant light, adorned with beautiful hardwoods and quality updates.”
- The REO/Bank Owned Property of the Week is a bit of a rarity seeing how it’s a newly remodeled condo in the hot Southwest Waterfront neighborhood.