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by Prince Of Petworth July 30, 2018 at 12:45 pm 0

via Bakers’ Lounge

“Dear PoPville,

I know you have posted about Catherine’s The Bakers’ Lounge before. She had a spot, got robbed a number of times, had to move, found a new location, lost the new location, got it back. Found money to renovate. Then her contractor left without finishing the job. She has had a long run of bad luck. Through it all she keeps baking. She’s made a ton of my children’s birthday cakes, and pies for Thanksgiving, you name it. She hosts a toddler and mommies tea for free once a week. And donates baked goods to lots of events.

Anyway, DCRA inspected her location yesterday, and shut her down because of the minor things that had not been completed by the contractor, who ghosted her.

She needs $2000 to finish the work. I set up a GoFundMe page for her here.

She and her company are a valued member of the NEDC community and I hope we can come together to save her shop.”

by Prince Of Petworth July 20, 2018 at 1:55 pm 0

From DDOT:

“The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) will operate temporary bus lanes on Rhode Island Avenue NE to manage traffic during the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s (WMATA) planned closure of two Metrorail stations on the Red Line beginning July 21.

The temporary bus lanes on Rhode Island Avenue NE will extend from North Capitol to 12th Streets NE while repairs are completed at the Brookland and Rhode Island Metrorail Stations. The bus lanes will be operational from 7:00 am until 7:00 pm, Monday through Saturday, from July 21 through September 3, 2018.

During this period, WMATA will operate shuttle buses and enhanced service on the Metrobus G9 Limited route which will cause a significant increase in the volume of buses along Rhode Island Avenue NE.

In addition to the temporary bus lane, DDOT will also modify the following parking requirements along North Capitol Street and Rhode Island Avenue NE:

No Parking and No Standing or Stopping from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm, Monday to Saturday, on both sides of Rhode Island Avenue from North Capitol Street to 12th Street, NE.

Extend rush hour no parking restrictions by 30 minutes for morning and evening rush on North Capitol Street (600 to 3000 North Capitol Street NE/NW). Rush hours will be 7:00 am to 10:00 am and 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Monday through Friday. These same restrictions were in place during WMATA SafeTrack.”

From an email:

“As part of the shutdown, GGWash and I organized a petition drive to encourage DDOT and WMATA to do a “pop-up” bus lane along Rhode Island Avenue to expedite both shuttle buses and existing Metrobus options.

We’re having a happy hour on August 1 at Dew Drop Inn to talk with DDOT and the community about the process leading to the bus lane and the road (bus lane?) forward. All are welcome.”

via DDOT


“Metro is encouraging Red Line customers to prepare for a major capital improvement project that will result in Brookland and Rhode Island Ave stations being closed from Saturday, July 21, 2018, through Labor Day, Monday, September 3. On the weekend of July 28-29 the work zone will be extended to Silver Spring Station, closing Takoma Station and the Red Line platform at Fort Totten. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth July 16, 2018 at 12:10 pm 0

Thanks to Jay for sending – always a painful sight:

“Bad weekend for crime in Brookland. Following the CVS pharmacy being robbed at gunpoint Sunday afternoon, someone on 12th & Franklin woke up to this today.”

Ed. Note: Regarding the CVS robbery – from MPD: (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth July 9, 2018 at 2:15 pm 0

This rental is located at 2018 Monroe Street, NE. The Craigslist ad says:

“$1200 / 1br – 800ft2 – Large, Renovated Brookland Apartment with Laundry +Pkg

Welcome home to this large, completely remodeled apartment. Located on the terrace level of a single family farmhouse in quiet Brookland, this unit has its own laundry, luxe full bath, gracious living and sleeping areas, full kitchenette (fridge installed since pics taken) and separate entrance. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth July 6, 2018 at 2:05 pm 0

This rental is located at 2011 Quincy Street, NE. The Craigslist ad says:

“500ft2 – Brookland Basement Studio Apartment $1100

Hello! We are looking for 1-2 renters for our basement studio apartment. $1100 a month if signing a year contract, $1300 a month for month to month. Perfect for people working in the city along the red line or affiliated with medstar washington hospital center, catholic university, or providence hospital. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth June 29, 2018 at 10:45 am 0

Good Deal or Not Revisited (GDoN-R) is a weekly post that reviews the settled sales data of a recent individual real estate transaction in the District of Columbia. Each post is intended as a case study and a snapshot of the real estate market at a particular moment in time. GDoN-R generally posts on Friday in the late morning.

GDoN-R has been written exclusively for PoPville since 2009 by Suzanne Des Marais. Suzanne is a practicing Realtor with Compass. Unless specifically noted, neither she nor the company that she is affiliated with represented any of the parties or were directly involved in the transaction reported below. Unless otherwise noted, the source of information is Bright MLS, which is the local multiple listing system and/or Smartcharts by Showingtime. Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.

Featured Property: 1008 Shepherd St, NE
Legal Subdivision: Brookland
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: Brookland
Bedrooms: 4 Baths: 3 Parking: Carport Basement: Yes, Partially finished Ownership: Fee Simple
Original List Price: $819,000. List Price at Contract: $819,000.
List Date: 5/1/2018 Days on Market: 8
Settled Sales Price: $819,000.
Seller Subsidy: $0.
Settlement Date: 6/25/2018
Transaction type: Standard

Original GDoN post can be seen: here.

The original listing can be seen here: here.

I had the opportunity to show this house, located just behind the Turkey Thicket Rec Center and ginormous playground, to buyers in early May when it was on the market. Those buyers ended up buying a house further east, much larger, and less pricey, however, this one was super cute.

Something really important to values and the pace of market activity is how the perception of buyers changes over time based upon comparisons and expectations. Fortunately, the internet offers up a time machine of information to this point. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth June 19, 2018 at 3:15 pm 0

“Dear PoPville,

I live in a new apartment building in Brookland/Edgewood. Recently a building nearby installed some crazy bright flood lights on their roof. It’s ridiculous how bright they are. They turn on and off, and shine into our apartment. It’s very annoying.

I found the building on Google Maps, and called the management company, who brushed me off and said it wasn’t them and it was the building next door. I thought maybe I got it wrong, and confirmed the address again, and verified that I had the correct one. When I tried to call back, they stopped picking up their phone. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth June 19, 2018 at 1:55 pm 0

This rental is located at 7th and Quincy Street, NE. The Craigslist ad says:

“$1700 / 1br – 820ft2 – Large, Bright 1 BR + Den Brookland – CUA Metro

3904 7th St NE, Washington, DC 20017

Year Built: 1934
Sq Footage: 820 sqft.
Bedrooms: 1 Bed
Bathrooms: 1 Bath
Parking: 1 Off street
Lease Duration: 1 Year (See Details Below)
Deposit: $1,700
Pets Policy: No Pets Allowed
Laundry: In Unit
Floor: 1
Property Type: Apartment



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