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by Prince Of Petworth October 19, 2017 at 10:55 am 0

From MPD Tuesday night:

“Today members of the First District Crime Suppression Team were on patrol early in the day on the look-out for package thieves in the Capitol Hill-East area and observed several suspicious acts.

At approximately 1108 AM, one officer encountered two men that seemed to be working together in the 400 block of 11th Street NE. The officer saw the two men walking through the block appearing to look into cars and he set up nearby to observe them for actual criminal behavior beyond the merely suspicious.

One of the two men then walked up to the building at 410 11th Street NE and sit down beside a large package. When the man opened the package, the lookout noticed the officer and the men fled in different directions. The package that was opened was left behind.

When fleeing the man discarded a hedge trimmer that he had either just stolen or had been carrying to reduce the suspicious nature of his behavior approaching homes. He also discarded a backpack containing a large silver foil “Prepared Meal Service” package such as SunBasket, HelloFresh, or BlueApron might send. Officers were unable to determine from which home he had stolen that meal service delivery. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth October 12, 2017 at 11:55 am 0

This house is located at 330 A Street, SE. The MRIS listing says:

“Historic Gem in Prime Capitol Hill Location! This commanding townhouse offers grand proportions and significant period detail. A rare side garden and in-ground pool offer tantalizing possibilities for indoor/outdoor entertaining. Separate garage. Separate rental unit. Steps to the US Capitol complex, Supreme Court and LOC. First time on market in 40+ years and utterly unique!”

You can see more photos here.

This 5 bed/4.5 bath is going for $2,150,000.

by Prince Of Petworth October 3, 2017 at 2:00 pm 0

This rental is located at 1360 Independence Ave, SE. The Craigslist ad says:

“$1225 / 1br – WONDERFUL ENGLISH BASEMENT

1360 INDEPENDENCE AVE SE #B

Nicely appointed, but small, one bedroom English basement convenient to Eastern Market shopping & METRO. CAC, NEW wood look tile, and a southern exposure. Available late October. $1,225 + utilities (water/sewer included in the rent). NO PETS, NO WASHER/DRYER and NO SMOKING, please. (YARMOUTH MANAGED)”

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


301 Massachusetts Avenue, NE

A few readers report:

“Sign outside Romeo & Juliet says “closed for renovations” and has been up for over a week and the fence around the front courtyard area is gone as well. Heard anything?”

Romeo & Juliet opened up in the former White Tiger space back in 2015. Strangely there is no message on their Facebook page (or Website) regarding a renovation. Anyone else hear what’s up? Closed for renovations? or Closed “for renovations”?

by Prince Of Petworth September 22, 2017 at 9:30 am 0


750 Pennsylvania Ave, SE

From a press release:

“First Trader Joe’s Capitol Hill to Welcome Customers With Warm, Lively Grand Opening
Weekend-long event to include live music, giveaways, tastings and ceremonial lei cutting

The first Trader Joe’s in the Capitol Hill neighborhood will open its doors next Friday. The new location will be the third Trader Joe’s store in the Washington, DC area and the first outside of Northwest DC. The new, nearly 13,000 square foot store will feature underground parking and murals that pay tribute to nearby landmarks including the Capitol Building, Barracks Row and Eastern Market. Store Captain Tom Senior, an 11year veteran of the company, and recently hired Crew Members invite customers and the media to attend the Grand Opening ceremony to tour the new location and help celebrate the much-anticipated event.

WHEN: Friday, September 29, 2017

7:55am Ceremony begins

8:00am Store opens for business

by Prince Of Petworth September 21, 2017 at 10:22 pm 0

Thanks to Justin for sending this magnificent listing from the one and only Tom Faison via MRIS:

“Five black Suburbans in an urban fairy-tail, Georgetown abandoned by an upscale cabinet, well-healed, found roaming the softer side of the Capitol Dome. Iconic Hill Compound, enclave courtyard, guest quarters, fabled to be stables, Secret Service roost, egos to boost, heads of state visit, members pivot, nothing complicit in private meals, cutting deals, pay for plays stay, right price, overnight.”

In the words of the great Daniel Pinkwater has Faison finally popped his cork, flipped his wig, blown his stack, dropped his stopper, gushed his mush, lost his marbles, and slipped his hawser?

I guess when the photos are this good you could write the description in German and it wouldn’t matter.

More jaw dropping photos here.

For the curious, the 6 bed/3 full bath/2 half baths at 131 11th Street, SE is going for $2,295,000.

by Prince Of Petworth September 21, 2017 at 11:55 am 0

This house is located at 242 11th Street, SE. The MRIS listing says:

“OH Sun 2-4PM! Extra wide home on one of the Hill’s prettiest blocks. Set back from the street, you will fall in love with the open space and sunlight this home offers, Renovated kitchen and bathrooms, parking and nicely maintained by owners of over 10 years! New HVAC 2015, New roof 2010, exterior painted 2017, etc.In bounds for Peabody/Watkins and moments to Metro, Eastern Market, Lincoln park”

You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/2.5 bath is going for $919,000.

by Prince Of Petworth September 20, 2017 at 2:00 pm 0

This rental is located at 6th and E St, NE. The Craigslist ad says:

“$2975 / 2br – Beautiful 2BR Capitol Hill Rowhouse

Light-filled 2 BR, 2.5 bath Capitol Hill row house. Open floor plan, recessed lighting, and exposed brick main level. Hardwood floors throughout. Plenty of storage including walk-in closet, wall closet with sliding doors, and refinished attic space. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth September 13, 2017 at 1:15 pm 0


courtesy EastBanc

From a press release:

“In the spirit of fall weekends, Eastern Market is celebrating a homecoming of its own. Stanton Development and EastBanc, Inc. announced today that Eastern Market’s historic outdoor weekend flea market will return to its original home at The Plaza at the Hine School redevelopment project’s 700 Penn at Eastern Market. Saturday’s Capitol Hill Flea Market and Sunday’s The Flea Market at Eastern Market have signed three-year lease agreements and will once again move to the site of their long tenure this fall.

After two years on the 300 block of 7th Street SE, the flea market will move back to the plaza this year, which it originally occupied before the Hine School demolition. The newly opened C Street and The Plaza were designed to ensure the markets had a long-term home. As construction at 700 Penn at Eastern Market progresses, the street vendors will occupy 50 flea market exhibit spaces along the stone-paved and tree-lined C Street plaza, which now connects 7th and 8th Streets SE. New amenities at the space include Dutch-style flush curbs, decorative iron tree pit grates, outlets in tree boxes for lighting, and discounted parking for vendors. (more…)

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