by Prince Of Petworth April 21, 2019 at 2:35 pm 0

via google maps

From MPD:

“On Saturday, April 20, 2019, at approximately 6:58 pm, Fifth District members responded to the 600 block of Girard Street, NE for a shooting.

An adult male victim was found suffering from a gunshot wound, and was transported to an area hospital for treatment of non life-threatening injuries.

Through excellent investigative work, partnered with great assistance from the community, a suspect was located and placed under arrest for the offense.

This is a shining example of how community partnerships are an integral part of police work.”

by Prince Of Petworth April 16, 2019 at 3:30 pm 0

525 Montana Ave, NE. Photos courtesy The Baptisia

“We have just listed an exciting new condo project in Edgewood/Brookland that was designed from the ground up to the Passive House standard which is the highest level of energy efficiency and occupant comfort. The Baptisia was built by local DC developer True Turtle and, if we are successful once tested by third party certifiers, it would be the first market rate Passive House in DC. The green construction details are too numerous to list but you can read about them in depth here. With the addition of solar it will use less energy than it produces annually. It is a totally unique building… one we will see more of in the coming years, but this one is a pioneer for sure.”

They are: (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth March 20, 2019 at 2:45 pm 0

6th and Rhode Island Ave, NE

Thanks to Neil and Rebecca for sending:

“Just saw the new development that will replace the old Rhode Island Ave Shopping Plaza located near the RI Metro station began its demolition of the shopping center… Excited for the Alamo DrafthouseCinema!”

Also coming:

“MRP is developing Bryant Street, a 13-acre site, as a residential-driven mixed-use community that will ultimately include 1,550 residential units and 245,000 square feet of retail.”

by Prince Of Petworth February 1, 2019 at 1:15 pm 0

From Mess Hall:

“Mess Hall (703 Edgewood Street, NE) – Washington DC’s premiere food incubator based in Edgewood, is pleased to present “Ramen World 5.”

Once a year, Mess Hall opens its event space AND its private kitchens to host DC’s favorite Asian food concepts. The uniquely designed space enables attendees to go behind the scenes and enjoy dishes that are prepared hot and fresh in front of them, as ramen should be served.

This Year’s ALL NEW #Ramen Lineup: (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth January 10, 2019 at 9:55 am 0

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From MPD:

“Shooting at 0700 hrs in the 300 block of Evarts Street, NE. Lookout for a B/M, wearing a black jacket, blue jeans, L/S in a red Corvette, armed with a handgun.”


“Fifth District patrol units and detectives are investigating an Assault with the intent to Kill which on January 10, 2019, at approximately 07:00 AM in the 2600 block 3rd Street NE. The subject is described as a Black male, approximately 6′- 0”, hooded dark colored jacket. The subject fired multiple rounds striking a vehicle and the victim. The victim was struck in the upper torso and transported to a local hospital with a gunshot wound. Anyone who has information regarding this case should call police at 202-727-9099. Additionally, information may be submitted to the TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.”

by Prince Of Petworth January 9, 2019 at 10:22 pm 0

Rendering courtesy of MRP

From a press release:

“MRP Realty, developers of commercial, residential, and mixed-use real estate across the Mid-Atlantic region, and FRP Development Corp, Inc., a full-service real estate company, today announce the formation of a joint venture to develop Phase I of Bryant Street, a mixed-use development in Northeast Washington, DC.

Bryant Street is a mixed-use, transit-oriented development on Rhode Island Avenue adjacent to the Rhode Island Metro Station (Red Line) and within a designated Opportunity Zone in Northeast Washington, DC.

“Bryant Street will ignite the transformation of this 13-acre site that residents — whether in Northeast or seeking to move there — have needed and wanted for many years,” said MRP Principal John Begert. “MRP has been active in bringing high quality homes and dynamic retail to similar underserved areas across the District and it will be exciting to bring this highly amenitized and multi-modal neighborhood to life. Edgewood and the surrounding communities near Bryant Street have a rich history and we hope we can build on the great offerings that already exist.”

This first phase will feature three mid-rise buildings with 490 multifamily units, a nine-screen Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, and an additional 40,390 square feet of ground floor retail. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth November 30, 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: 2807 5th St NE
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: Brookland
Bedrooms: 3 Baths: 2 Parking: Detached 1 car garage Ownership: Fee simple
Original List Price: $624,900. List Price at Contract: $624,900.
List Date: 9/26/2018
Days on Market: 36
Settled Sales Price: $610,000.
Seller Subsidy: $0.
Settlement Date: 11/21/2018
Transaction type: Standard

Original GDoN post can be seen: here.

The original listing can be seen here: here.

Edgewood. We’ve talked about this neighborhood before, as recently as September, and in April.

True, it’s not quite Bloomingdale, not quite Brookland, not quite Eckington, and close to all three. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth November 18, 2018 at 10:02 pm 0


Behold his/her glory on Lincoln Road. Thanks to Lauren for sending the video. Truly magnificent.

If you spot a hawk or any interesting wildlife around town, lunching or otherwise, and get a good photo please send in an email where you spotted it to [email protected] I’ll add it to the queue. Hawks around Town is made possible by a generous grant from the Ben and Sylvia Gardner foundation.

by Prince Of Petworth October 31, 2018 at 3:30 pm 0

Photo by D in NE DC

Thanks to Randy for passing on:

So, Harris Teeter, Whole Foods, Giant, Safeway or Trader Joe’s?


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