Washington, DC

5505 1st Street, NW just north of Kennedy (and Missouri)

Thanks to Colin for sending:

“I was driving by 1st and Kennedy and I was surprised to see that La Coop Coffee–which you’ve posted about before–is looking close to opening. Just checked their IG account for the first time, and they soft open today! So excited to have a coffee shop within walking distance!” Read More


Photo by Mama Ray “another shooting on Meridian Pl, NW!This time at 3:30AM”

From MPD:

“On Thursday, June 25th, 2020 at approximately 3:00 am, Fourth District responded to the 1500 block of Meridian PL NW in reference to a shooting investigation. The victim was an adult male, who was conscious and breathing, suffering from a gunshot wound to the body. The victim is being treated at an area hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

This case is actively being investigated by Fourth District Detectives.

Anyone with any information is encouraged to call MPD on 202-727-9099.” Read More


“Dear PoPville,

The motorcyclist that died in this crash was Romain Picou. Romain died Wednesday morning driving to work on Kansas Avenue NW, when a car turning left from Madison entered the one lane road and Romain’s lane. Romain hit the passenger door and was thrown off of his motorcycle. The driver of the vehicle was taken to the hospital with minor injuries. Romain died from his.

Romain was my friend and a brother. I simply don’t have the words to convey the character, class, and charisma he carried with him everywhere he went. His light was snuffed too soon and while it breaks my heart, I am honored to have known him. Read More


“Dear PoPville,

This house was under construction for a while, but for the last few months there hasn’t been any activity. When it was first breaking ground there were rumors of permit issues and that the neighbors were upset that it was built on a former small grassy area. Does anyone know what’s happening with it?”


via google maps

Ed. Note: The GoFundMe for the victim is closing in on $35,000 of it’s $40,000 goal. Thanks to all who’ve given.

From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch announce an arrest has been made regarding an Assault With Intent to Kill (Gun) offense that occurred on Tuesday, January 1, 2019, in the 100 block of Kennedy Street, Northwest.

At approximately 12:23 pm, members of the Fourth District responded to the listed location for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, members located an adult male suffering from a gunshot wound. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene and transported the victim to an area hospital for treatment of life threatening injuries.

On Wednesday, January 02, 2019, 20-year-old William D’Sean Wrice, of Northeast, DC, was arrested and charged with Assault With Intent to Kill (Gun).”


From GoFundMe:

“On January 1, 2019, our friend was shot in the head as an innocent bystander in NW DC. He is critically injured and will need surgery, rehabilitation time, and lots of medical care.

The last thing he, his girlfriend, his family, or his dog need to worry about is money. So if you’re able, please chip in what you can and share with your networks so we can help out. Thank you.”

“Dear PoPville,

Did you see this story of an innocent bystander getting shot in the head near Jackie Lee’s?”

NBC Washington reported:

“It appears that the victim in this case may have been an unintended target who was visiting one of the local establishments here,” police chief Peter Newsham said.”

MPD reported:

“On Tuesday, January 1, 2019, around 12:20pm, Fourth District units responded to the 100 block of Kennedy ST NW for a sounds of gun shots. Upon their arrival they observed a victim who had been shot. The victim was transported to an area hospital for treatment and is currently in critical condition. There is no usable lookout at this time.

Anyone with any information is encouraged to call MPD on 202-727-9099.”

And unfortunately lots of other shootings reported yesterday. From MPD: Read More


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: 320 Peabody St NW
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: Brightwood
Bedrooms: 4 Baths: 3.5 Parking: Detached 2 car garage Ownership: Fee simple
Original List Price: $749,000. List Price at Contract: $729,000.
List Date: 11/01/2018
Days on Market: 25
Settled Sales Price: $700,000.
Seller Subsidy: $0.
Settlement Date: 12/21/2018
Transaction type: Standard

Original GDoN post can be seen: here.

The original listing can be seen here: here. Read More


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