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by Prince Of Petworth October 2, 2017 at 3:55 pm 0


via google maps

From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred in the 1200 block of I Street, Southeast, on Sunday, September 10, 2017.

At approximately 5:56 pm, members of the First District responded to the listed location for the report of the sounds of gunshots. Upon arrival, officers located an adult male suffering from a gunshot wound. DC Fire and EMS responded to the scene and transported the victim to a local hospital with life threatening injuries.

On Sunday, October 1, 2017 the victim succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead. The decedent has been identified as 24-year-old Carl Hardy, of Northeast, DC.

A nearby surveillance camera captured several persons of interest and a vehicle of interest in this case. They can be seen in this video:

The Metropolitan Police Department currently offers a reward of up to $25,000 to anyone that provides information which leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for any homicide committed in the District of Columbia. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the police at 202-727-9099. Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by sending a text message to 50411.”

by Prince Of Petworth September 29, 2017 at 1:45 pm 0

From the Hill East listserve yesterday at 4:30pm:

“I watched a group of male Jefferson Middle School students harass a man at the Potomac Ave Metro this afternoon at 4 as I was on my way to get my own kids from School.

They had some kind of verbal confrontation and picked up a stick or a pipe. The man walked away. I called 911. The children then hid behind a granite retaining wall and waited for him to walk a block. Then, they chased him down the block. I followed. I told a passerby, an African-American man my senior with a USDA badge (whose name I wish I had caught!) that ‘those boys were going to hurt that man’. This heroic fellow chased after the boys to get them to disperse while the intended victim was able to slip into Jade Fitness and safety.

The boys waited for the victim to emerge and then doubled back to the Metro. MPD and Transit Police arrived before they got a second crack at him. Police spoke with the victim on the scene.

MPD’s response was prompt. Neighbors were alert. That’s good news. The bad? The behavior demonstrated by these students.

I spoke with Jefferson staff to report this incident just after it happened to stress the connection between this incident, a recent mugging, and other recent acts of trespass and harassment by a selection of the Jefferson student body.

Though I will leave it to the professionals to come up with a solution for tomorrow’s dismissal at Jefferson, I can certainly say that I look forward to it.

Dan

——–
Daniel Ridge
Commissioner, ANC 6B-09″

by Prince Of Petworth September 29, 2017 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 MRIS (Metropolitan Regional Information Systems), which is the local multiple listing system and/or Smartcharts by Showingtime. Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.

Featured Property: 1508 E Street, SE
Legal Subdivision: Old City #1
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: Old City #1
Bedrooms: 2 Baths: 2.5 Parking: Street Ownership: Fee Simple
Original List Price: $775,000. List Price at Contract: $775,000.
List Date: 7/21/2017 Days on Market: 4
Settled Sales Price: $820,000.
Seller Subsidy: $0.
Settlement Date: 9/22/2017
Transaction type: Standard

Original GDoN post can be seen: here.

The original listing can be seen here: here.

Every once in a while, a house’s re-visit turns up a history of a number of sales within a span of time. These can be useful to look at as an individual case study of the rapid shift in affordability in the District.

You can also see the history of technology within the multiple listing system, which has been around in its current form since the mid-1990’s. For example, earlier listings will have pics taken by the MRIS photographer of the front exterior days after a property hit the market. Agents didn’t have digital cameras, let alone smart phones, back then. The 2007 listing is the first one with more than a single image. Check out the difference in the photos from 2007 compared to 2011. Then go look at the pics for the current listing.

Available sales history for the subject property: (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth September 25, 2017 at 1:15 pm 0

This house is located at 1019 15th Street, SE. The MRIS listing says:

“Adorable 1937 fedl-style home just beyond the historic CapHill district. Opn kitch & dining rm is perfect for entertaining & flows to backyard with OSP. 3bd/ 1 ba, h/w floors, new paint, updated kitchen, gas cooking, f/s w/d, central air, rad heat. Finished basement w/ utility room awaiting buyer’s final touches. 3 blocks to metro, grocery, restaurants & a short distance to Barracks Row.”

You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/1 bath is going for $649,000.

by Prince Of Petworth September 19, 2017 at 1:00 pm 0


Courtesy Capital Candy Jar

From an email:

“The Capital Candy Jar will be celebrating the Grand Opening of their new store and production space on Friday 09/22 through Sunday 09/24. The new store is located in the Hill East neighborhood at 201 15th Street NE, Washington DC 20002. It is on the corner of 15th and Constitution Avenue NE. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth September 15, 2017 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 MRIS (Metropolitan Regional Information Systems), which is the local multiple listing system and/or Smartcharts by Showingtime. Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.

Featured Property: 1240 K St SE
Legal Subdivision: Not noted (just means the agent didn’t autofill via the tax record)
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: Old City/Capitol Hill/Hill East
Bedrooms: 2 Baths: 1.5 Parking: Street Ownership: Fee Simple
Original List Price: $589,000. List Price at Contract: $589,000.
List Date: 7/21/2017 Days on Market: 4
Settled Sales Price: $596,000.
Seller Subsidy: $0.
Settlement Date: 8/28/2017
Transaction type: Standard

Original GDoN post can be seen
: here.

The original listing can be seen here: here.

Located a short distance from the Potomac Ave Metro and Harris Teeter, this petite rowhome settled just under the $600,000. mark. (Remember when $600,000. seemed like a lot to pay for a house in DC? Not all that long ago, really…) (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth September 12, 2017 at 3:55 pm 0


courtesy Ocean Conservancy from last year’s clean up

WHAT: Ocean Conservancy is organizing an Anacostia River cleanup as the flagship event of its 32nd International Coastal Cleanup (ICC), the world’s largest single-day volunteer effort to remove trash from our beaches, waterways, lakes, rivers and parks. Last year, 330 volunteers recovered more than 2,500 pounds of trash from the Anacostia River, and this year is slated to be even bigger. The DC event, supported by Patagonia, will feature food, live music, and giveaways. Register to volunteer at www.DCCoastalCleanup.org.

For the second year in a row, volunteers will use the Clean Swell app (free for download on the App Store and Google Play) to contribute their citizen science data on the collected trash in real time to one of the world’s largest databases on ocean trash.

WHEN: Saturday, September 16, 2017
9:30 AM – 12:30 PM

WHERE: Kingman Island
Entrance at RFK Stadium Lot 6

A free shuttle service is available from the Stadium-Armory Station, accessible from the Orange, Blue, and Silver metro lines.

On Saturday, September 16, hundreds of Washington-area volunteers will head to Kingman Island to participate in the flagship event of Ocean Conservancy’s 32nd International Coastal Cleanup (ICC), the world’s largest single-day volunteer effort to remove trash from local waterways, beaches, lakes and rivers. Since the first ICC 32 years ago, more than 12 million volunteers have removed more than 220 million pounds of trash worldwide. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth August 24, 2017 at 11:55 am 0

This house is located at 303 17th Street, SE. OP writes:

“I’m the current owner of 303 17th St SE – original home of the infamous prohibition-era Congressional bootlegger George Cassiday (also known as the Man in the Green Hat). We just put the house on the market last week. The backstory to this home and its infamous former owner is fascinating.

Here’s more on Cassiday’s exploits from the House of Representatives’ website.

And here’s more about the house’s history of raids by authorities.”

The MRIS listing says: (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth August 21, 2017 at 12:55 pm 0


via Department of Energy & Environment in the District of Columbia

From Facebook:

“Join wildlife biologist, Lindsay Rohrbaugh from the Department of Energy and Environment for a special “bat walk” to discuss local DC bats.

Find out how bats navigate the night skies, avoiding predators and catching insects on the wing. Test out electronic bat detectors that pick up the ultrasonic calls that bats emit to navigate the darkness. Come see live bats fly around Kingman and Heritage Island in NE Washington, DC.

For more information and to sign up contact: Lindsay Rohrbaugh at [email protected]

by Prince Of Petworth August 14, 2017 at 11:55 am 0

This house is located at 105 19th Street, SE. The MRIS listing says:

“Beautiful home for price of a condo! Superb location @ Metro w/parking on Capitol Hill! This beautiful 2bd/1ba home exudes charm. End unit with 3 sides of windows & plenty of natural light. Deep yard has parking for 2 cars & patio. Large kitchen. CAC/WD Great space, great location! Across street from metro & a hop to all major freeways! OPEN 8/13 1-3pmShort video here: https://youtu.be/BpdG2ZOO0bk”

You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/1 bath is going for $615,000.

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