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 15, 2018 at 9:45 am 0

Mount Pleasant and Irving Street, NW. Photo by Andrew Bogrand

From MPD just after 6:30pm Thursday:

“MPD is on the scene of a confirmed shooting at 1600 Irving St NW. LOF: H/M thin build 5’10 curly hair black hooded sweeter and armed w/ a silver gun.”

More from MPD:

“On June 14, 2018 at approximately 6:40 pm, the victim reported that he was walking with his girlfriend Westbound in the North sidewalk of the 1600 Block of Irving Street Northwest when he observed a group of around 3 Hispanic males running Westbound on the South sidewalk. When the group was down the block from the victim, they turned around and began firing shots while facing east. The victim recalled hearing 4-5 shots. The victim was unable to provide a lookout or any descriptions for the group. The victim does not thinks he knows any of the individuals.

The victim suffered a single gunshot wound to the lower right shin, and was treated at Medstar.

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to call 202-727-9099.”

MPD also reported last night in Brentwood: (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth June 12, 2018 at 11:00 am 0

4th and Rhode Island Ave, NE last week via Nextdoor

Hahaha wut?!? Thanks to A. for sending from Nextdoor:

“Spotted in Edgewood: horseman selling “ice cold Texas water”

We’ve had many horse sightings over the years but this is the first time I’ve ever heard of a guy selling water from one. Awesome. So very, very awesome. Anyone else spot this guy?

by Prince Of Petworth April 27, 2018 at 4:15 pm 0

Flier by local Petworth artist Michael Cuesta

From an email:

“This Saturday April 28, dance to classic ska and reggae in the basement of the Dew Drop Inn. Adam Flymo Birch played trumpet with British two-tone ska giants The Specials, and many others. He joins us with his backing band, The Vershones. The Copacetics make their DC debut, touring from Rhode Island.

The Dew Drop Inn
2801 8th Street, NE
Saturday, April 28
Doors 8:30

2801 8th Street, NE

by Prince Of Petworth April 27, 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: 221 Douglas Street, NE
Legal Subdivision: Brookland
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: Brookland
Bedrooms: 3 Baths: 2.5 Parking: Faces rear, Paved Driveway Ownership: Fee Simple
Original List Price: $639,000. List Price at Contract: $639,000.
List Date: 3/22/2018 Days on Market: 5
Settled Sales Price: $670,000.
Seller Subsidy: $0.
Settlement Date: 4/20/2018
Transaction type: Standard

Original GDoN post can be seen: here.

The original listing can be seen here: here.

East of Bloomingdale, north of Eckington, and at the west edge of Brookland, the Edgewood neighborhood in near NE DC is often overlooked by buyers whose searches are heavily concentrated just a few blocks west. Separated geographically from Bloomingdale by Glenwood Cemetery and North Capitol Street, houses and condos in Edgewood are relatively close to two red line Metro stations, and contiguous commercial development. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth April 23, 2018 at 10:15 am 0

10th and Franklin St, NE. Photos by kelly bell photography

Brookland/Edgewood’s “new communal kitchen and gourmet food hall with its own bar”, Tastemakers, is now open!

Their website says:

“Our vision is to build what food startups like ours need: a well-run commercial kitchen in which members can work without breaking the bank. The back of the house is bustling with the rising stars who drive the DC culinary scene.

The front of the house will feature a gourmet food hall and market highlighting our city’s great small and mid-sized food startups. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth March 22, 2018 at 11:45 am 0

This house is located at 221 Douglas Street, NE. The Bright MLS listing says:

“Bright Brookland beauty boasts bountiful beds & basement to boot! Bring your baby and your beau to explore this brand new brilliant renovation! New windows, floors, kitchen(s), mini splits, back porch and much more. Off street parking, rear separate entry to moth in-law ste that could make for a lrg 4th bed! Bonus rooms on every level for quaint office space with a view. Shrine & metro steps away!”

You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/2.5 bath is going for $639,000.

by Prince Of Petworth February 2, 2018 at 11:25 am 0

From an email:

Mess Hall (Edgewood Street NE) – Washington DC’s premiere food incubator based in Edgewood, is pleased to present “Ramen World 4.”

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 December 20, 2017 at 3:15 pm 0

10th and Franklin St, NE

From a press release:

“Captain Cookie and the Milk Man, DC’s beloved cookie shop, is unveiling its second brick and mortar location. Captain Cookie – Brookland is now open in the Tastemakers building at 2800 10th St NE in DC! The cookie crew invites the public and the press to join its grand opening celebration on Wednesday, December 20th!

This cookie counter is one of eight stores to be featured in Tastemakers, a new communal kitchen and gourmet food hall with its own bar and a show kitchen for cooking classes. Construction is underway on the remaining stores, which will open on a rolling basis throughout early 2018. (more…)


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