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by Prince Of Petworth July 25, 2017 at 1:45 pm 0

Ed. Note: Just heard a story on this from Hear and Now “When Traffic Apps Turn Shortcuts Into Travel Nightmares”.

“Dear PoPville,

Know anything about what appears to be a change in the traffic pattern on Emerson Street between 13th and 16th? New Do Not Enter signs, but no “one way” signs or “change I traffic pattern” signs.

I’m hearing it’s because Waze was directing more traffic down those blocks. That being said signage should be better and clearer (stop signs are still up going the wrong direction) and there should be some indicating a change in traffic pattern.”

Another reader asks: “what’s with Emerson going one way with no warning or neighborhood input?”

by Prince Of Petworth July 5, 2017 at 10:30 am 0


5501 14th Street, NW via Swampoodle’s facebook

Last week we finally learned who was likely taking over the old Swampoodle space at 14th and Colorado. Now it is no longer likely – it’s confirmed!! And what’s better than one of the owners of Boundary Stone, Matt Croke, being involved? One of the partners in DC Reynolds, Tony Kowaleski, is also involved!! Tony and Matt have each lived in the neighborhood about 8 years so given that and their bona fides, this will surely be a legit neighborhood gathering place. They hope to open this Fall so standby for many many more details including the new name soon. STAY TUNED.

by Prince Of Petworth June 27, 2017 at 10:30 am 0


5501 14th Street, NW via Swampoodle’s facebook

“Dear PoPville,

There are a lot of rumors swirling around the 16th St Heights neighborhood that the people behind Boundary Stone are taking over the Swampoodle space. Their sponsoring the Kennedy Street Festival only strengthened those rumors. Have you heard anything about this? Something you can get to the bottom of?”

BREAKING: One of the owners of Boundary Stone is indeed in negotiations to take over the Swampoodle space at 14th and Colorado Ave, NW. Now keep in mind the negotiations are still ongoing but if I was a betting man I’d say there is a very, very good chance this will happen. STAY TUNED for many many more details if/when it does.

by Prince Of Petworth May 14, 2017 at 1:44 pm 7 Comments

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via google maps

From MPD:

“On 5/13/17 at approximately 11:24pm officers received a call for the sounds of gunshots in the 1100 block of Allison St. N.W. While canvassing the block they located 3 shell casings in front of 1114 Allison St. N.W. There were no injuries or damage to property.”

and

“There was a shooting in the 1300 block of Allison Street NW shortly after 8:00 this morning. It is believed that this is a domestic violence situation. The case is still under investigation. Anyone with information relating to the shooting please contact the Fourth District Detective Office at (202) 715-7506.”

by Prince Of Petworth April 25, 2017 at 2:15 pm 32 Comments

attic

This rental is located in 16th Street Heights. OP writes:

“Weirdest rental I’ve seen recently…”furnished” also seems like a generous term here.”

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The Craigslist ad says:

“$1125 Huge Furnished Room Available (700+ s/f) – Utilities Included (16th Street Heights)

Large furnished bedroom with newly installed carpet. The bedroom is the attic so you will have an entire level to yourself!
($1125 /including utilities). A queen memory foam mattress can be provided if needed.

Utilities are included in rent (Verizon Quantum internet, water, electric, gas). The house has central air/heat, dishwasher, fully furnished and includes a 60 inch television and a beautiful wooden hand-made dining room table. Street parking is available. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth March 20, 2017 at 12:00 pm 22 Comments

1407 Delafield Pl NW

This house is located at 1407 Delafield Place, NW. The listing says:

“Lovely 16th St Hghts detached beauty has everything. This light filled home will become your haven. The home feats. 4 brms, 3.5 baths.The lrg LVR w/ fireplace & DR are ideal for entertaining. Enjoy the open KIT w/ SS appliances & granite countertops. Hrwds throughout. MBR suite has lrg bath & walk-in closet.Lower lvl has BR & full BA. Enjoy the lazy summer days on the lrg front porch & rear deck.”

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You can see more photos here.

This 4 bed/3.5 bath is going for $969,500.

by Prince Of Petworth March 3, 2017 at 12:00 pm 111 Comments

1205 Farragut St NW

This house is located at 1205 Farragut Street, NW. OP writes: “This is an eyebrow-raising home on so many levels…the price, some of the, er, eclectic design choices.” The MRIS listing says:

“CIRCA 1923-Beautiful Home W/9ft Ceilings, Wrapped VERANDA., Natural light, Hardwood Floors, SAUNA, Sound Proof MUSIC Studio, In-law Suite, Plus Separate Self contained Lower Unit. GRAND LR & DR, Huge Foyer Entry, 5-6 BR’s, 4 FB’s,Gourmet Kitchen, Master Suite W/ Marble Shower & Jacuzzi Tub, Large Yard, DECK.Garage parking 4-5 Cars…A MUST SEE”

kitchen

You can, AND MUST, see more photos here.

This 6 bed/4.5 bath is going for $1,450,000.

by Prince Of Petworth January 21, 2017 at 11:24 am 0

shooting
via google maps

From AlertDC:

“Alert: Shooting at 1104 hours in the 4000 block of Arkansas Ave, NW. Lookout for S1: H/M; S2: B/M, wearing a black and white Helly Henson jacket, black pants, and white tennis shoes last seen in a black sedan bearing Maryland tags.”

Update from MPD:

“On today’s date at approximately 10:58 A.M., the fourth district police officers responded to the 4000 Block of Arkansas Avenue, NW, DC, for the sounds of gunshots. Upon arrival, they located an adult male suffering from a non-life threating gunshot wound. The victim was transported to an area hospital for treatment.

The suspects fled the scene in a Black vehicle (prior to the arrival of MPD) at a high rate of speed in an unknown directions.

Anyone with information related to this offense is asked to call the Metropolitan Police Department’s Command Information Center at 202-727-9099.”

by Prince Of Petworth January 3, 2017 at 10:22 pm 15 Comments

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4720 14th Street, NW

This is the former pizzeria and hookah bar near Highlands Cafe. Thanks to a reader for sending word:

“Excited to have some (hopefully) good Greek food in the neighborhood!”

They also send more details from Rob Pigott who runs the Community Alliance for Upper 14th Street:

“The 4700 block of 14th St NW will have a new restaurant opening it’s doors this coming weekend…..I stopped by last evening and met the owners of the ATHENA GRILL. The business owners are the same family who operates La Villa Pizzeria (located at 14th & Crittenden). I expect that they will open their doors no later than March.

Also, on that same block (two doors down), Las Placitas will be opening, hopefully BEFORE March.”

Updates as they get closer to opening.

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