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by Prince Of Petworth December 4, 2018 at 11:15 am 0


138 U Street, NE via Yang Market

From Yang Market:

“After a lot of thought we have decided to close Yang Market; our last day will be Saturday 12/8.

When we made the decision to buy Yang two years ago we wanted to make it a place for everyone in the neighborhood to get the things they need and I think we were successful in doing so. Yang has truly been a labor of love but I’m ready to spend more time with friends and family and remember what everyone looks like. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth November 29, 2018 at 1:45 pm 0


175 R Street, NE

Thanks to Neal for sending:

“Pretty bummed over CubeSmart’s lame paint job on this historic (?) building in Eckington. Was wondering if anyone else was upset or if anyone knew anything about its former uses?” (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth November 21, 2018 at 1:05 pm 0


via google maps

“Dear PoPville,

There was a major police presence at 1st & U St NE last night around 8:30PM (street taped off, 7 or 8 police cars and a big truck, etc).”

Got a lot of messages about this today.

From MPD:

“Shooting, 2042 hours, 1900 blk Lincoln Rd NE, LOF a B/M, blk hooded sweatshirt L/S towards Rhode Island Ave NE”

by Prince Of Petworth October 4, 2018 at 9:30 am 0

Emma sends the photo above from 8:15pm Wednesday Night: “Wendy’s intersection pile up. Of last night’s pile up. I counted 7 cars — minimum– and you can imagine the traffic pile-up behind this mess. People were losing their minds.”

DC Traffic Police reported:

“Multi-Vehicle Collision on New York Ave btw First St and Florida Ave NE; All-Travel Lanes SHUT DOWN in both directions – Find an alternate route
MPD and DCFEMS on the scene // Crane 3, 5 are en route”

“Update – DPW is in the process of clean-up the debris/fuel spill Duration: Estimated 30 minutes All damaged vehicles consolidated to both right curb lanes along New York Ave”

From DC Fire and EMS:

“Crash with multiple injuries 1st St and NY Ave NE. 6 vehicles involved. #DCsBravest transporting 6 Pts, 2 of whom have potentially serious injuries.”


via google maps

From MPD at 10:54pm:

“Earlier today 5D officers responded to a call for a stabbing at 1501 North Capitol St NE. Responding units located an adult male suffering from a stab wound to the lower right abdomen. V1 was transported to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries. This case is currently being investigated by Fifth District Detectives. Anyone with information regarding this offense are urged to contact MPD at 202-727-9099 or text us at 50411.”

by Prince Of Petworth October 3, 2018 at 2:15 pm 0


Photo by PoPville flickr user Eric P.

“Dear PoPville,

Sometime Saturday afternoon our house in Eckington was burglarized. An HP laptop, Acer aspire laptop, nikon d7100 camera and 2 lenses, plus iPad mini stolen. What’s most disturbing is that we were likely home when it happened- we batten down the hatches when leaving the house and there were no signs or evidence of a break in, just noticed that all my electronics in that room had vanished. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth September 28, 2018 at 11:45 am 0

This unit is located at 224 T Street, NE. The Bright MLS listing says:

“Rarely is a new development crafted with such authenticity, style & quality materials. Offering floor plans with 2BD + 2BA, Featuring high-end designer finishes, incredible chef~s kitchen with stainless steel appliances, large windows that provide abundant natural light. Incredible open spaces with high ceilings, designed meticulously to entertain in city style.” (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth September 18, 2018 at 12:15 pm 0


Convention Center location

From a press release:


Eckington Place rendering courtesy JBG

“JBG Investment Fund IX and Boundary Companies announced another two tenants at their Eckington Yards project, Union Kitchen Grocery and Union Kitchen. The local food accelerator will open their direct-to-consumer concept, Union Kitchen Grocery alongside their second membership-based commercial kitchen, Union Kitchen. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth September 14, 2018 at 10:55 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: 18 Rhode Island Ave, NE
Legal Subdivision: Brookland
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: Brookland
Bedrooms: 4 Baths: 2.5 Parking: Concrete Driveway Ownership: Fee Simple
Original List Price: $799,900. List Price at Contract: $799,900.
List Date: 7/14/2018
Days on Market: 8
Settled Sales Price: $810,000.
Seller Subsidy: $0.
Settlement Date: 9/04/2018
Transaction type: Standard

Original GDoN post can be seen: here.

The original listing can be seen here: here.

Located 1 block into the NE quadrant, below Prospect Hill Cemetery, this large Victorian with three levels above grade, a basement, and parking, presents a bit of a quandary in terms of neighborhood identity. Although the legal subdivision is Brookland, this location is many blocks west of the large lots and single family houses generally associated with that NE neighborhood.

One block west, across North Capitol Street, is clearly identifiable as Bloomingdale. Literally across the street, to the south, from the other side of Rhode Island Avenue, is the Eckington neighborhood. The Stronghold neighborhood, per the Wikipedia entry, is just above, but has a south border of either Bryant or Franklin St NE.

While it is a bit of a sport in DC to argue neighborhood identity, from a real estate perspective this type of location presents a huge marketing challenge. (more…)

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