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by Prince Of Petworth December 14, 2017 at 4:15 pm 0


2214 Rhode Island Avenue, NE

From Nido:

“Dear friends and neighbors,

As many of you already know, our last night of service will be Friday, December 22nd.

We want to take a moment to extend our sincerest thanks to everyone who has stopped in to share a meal with us. It has been a pleasure to serve you, and we are so grateful for your friendship and support.

We also want to let you know that we are committed to continuing our relationship with this wonderful community. We have been working diligently to find a new tenant who will bring something unique to the neighborhood, and we will let you know more about what will be opening in our building as soon as we’ve found the right fit. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth December 14, 2017 at 2:15 pm 0

“Dear PoPville,

Many readers probably know that the cross walk on R st NW and Florida is already not great to begin with — Florida is a busy street and the left turning cars get confused by the diagonal intersection. There’s only one crosswalk instead of two to cross on R, and the pedestrian light only turns to walk if you push the button. If you don’t push the button, the walk sign never comes on, and the green traffic light stays on for only about half the time it would otherwise, so there’s not enough time to cross the street.

About a week ago or so, the crosswalk button got stuck in the “on” position, and now it doesn’t seem to be triggering the walk signal at all. So it’s now impossible to get a crosswalk light to cross Florida. I’ve been running across when the R St traffic light turns green, but only get about halfway across the street by the time it turns yellow.

I wrote to 311 and haven’t heard back. I hope you can bring attention to this dangerous traffic situation!

by Prince Of Petworth December 14, 2017 at 1:15 pm 0


Photo by PoPville flickr user María Helena Carey

“Dear PoPville,

I moved into my rowhouse in Park View about 2.5 years ago and both adjacent properties were under some serious construction: the facades of the houses were still up, but behind them were huge holes in the ground. Construction has moved super slowly over the past two years, with issues of homeless people sleeping in the unlocked/unfinished houses, and my roommates and I have seen other sketchy behavior (i.e., groups of guys on bikes go in during the middle of the night, girls in very little clothing going in as well) while construction on those two houses was seemingly at a standstill. At one point, maybe eight months ago, the developer contacted my house asking if we had any information about a robbery that took place the prior evening: about $15k worth of appliances were stolen. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth December 14, 2017 at 12:45 pm 0

A reader passes on from the Adams Morgan for Reasonable Development:

“Since our October gathering at Madam’s Organ, the SaveOurPlaza team has been quite busy preparing for our upcoming legal trial. In April 2018, a jury of twelve peers will determine the fate of the Suntrust plaza permanently. They will decide whether the plaza stays open and available for free public use or is crushed by more luxury condos and stifling the air and clogging the pedestrian/transit area at the corner of 18th and Columbia Road NW in the center of Adams Morgan.


18th and Columbia Road, NW

Our lawyer and longtime Adams Morgan resident, Paul Zukerberg has masterfully brought our legal case along. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth December 14, 2017 at 11:55 am 0

This house is located at 2806 5th Street, NE. The Bright MLS listing says:

“Rare, sun drenched end unit in Brookland w/ attached garage & 3 car driveway. Walking distance to Trinity & Catholic University, Brookland Metro, restaurants & VA Medical Center. Home has been well maintained featuring hardwood floors, large bedrooms (potential for 3rd) newer HVAC, boiler, hot water heater, newer windows & plumbing. Great investment potential or as primary residence. Sold AS IS!”

You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/1.5 bath is going for $580,000.

by Prince Of Petworth December 14, 2017 at 11:25 am 0


1322 H Street, NE

Big news from Frozen Tropics this morning:

“Shawafel owner Alberto Sissi confirmed to me that he will close his original location at 1322 H Street NE on Dec. 23. He plans to reopen the shop at a new downtown location (818 18th Street NW) in the spring. Alberto is also currently exploring the possibility of opening a location near Eastern Market.”

Shawafel first opened on H Street to rave reviews back in August 2011. Dagger.

by Prince Of Petworth December 14, 2017 at 10:55 am 0


via google maps

Last August an arrest was also made for voyeurism at Columbia Heights Station.

From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Youth and Family Services Division, Physical and Sexual Abuse Branch, announced an arrest has been made in a Voyeurism offense that occurred in the 1900 Block of Independence Avenue, Southeast, on Friday, December 1, 2017.

On December 1, 2017, the suspect unlawfully used a cell phone for the purpose of recording a juvenile victim, who was partially undressed, without the express and informed consent of the victim.

On Wednesday, December 13, 2017, pursuant to a DC Superior Court arrest warrant, 23-year-old Krisha Garris, of Temple Hills, MD, was arrested and charged with Voyeurism.”

by Prince Of Petworth December 14, 2017 at 10:25 am 0


14th and Irving St, NW on Irving Street. Photo by Ross

Whoa – Ross reports:

“Competition for &pizza in old Zombie Donuts space in Columbia Heights?”

&pizza opened in the Columbia Heights Plaza back in March 2016. Zombie Donuts closed in December of last year. Pidzza has locations in Chinatown, Ivy City and most recently opened on U Street. You can see their menu here.

As I was typing this up I just got this email from Matthew:

“Pidzza in Chinatown. This has been up for close to 2 weeks now.

A friend tells me the pizza sauces were too spicy so she only had the pizza once, but wished they had a non-spicy sauce because she would eat there more often.”

Updates when we have an opening date in Columbia Heights and more info on Chinatown.

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