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by Prince Of Petworth August 10, 2017 at 2:00 pm 0

This rental is located at Irving and Georgia Ave, NW. The Craigslist ad says:

“$1649 / 1br – Fantastic One-Bedroom, Fenced Front/Back Yard, Get it While You Can!

Available end of August

Open House
Sunday August 13th from 4:00-6:00pm
Tuesday August 15th from 6:00-8:00pm
Email for address and to confirm

Apartment Amenities:
END UNIT with SIX windows for tons of light
True one-bedroom
Two private entrances
Fenced in front yard and back yard with grill!
In-unit washer/dryer
Granite countertops and stainless steel appliances
Garbage disposal
Full kitchen and living room
Wine fridge
Bathroom with full size shower and tub

Location: (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth August 4, 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 Metropolitan Regional Information Systems (MRIS), which is the local multiple listing system and/or Smartcharts by Showingtime. Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.

Featured Property
: 610 Irving St NW #204
Legal Subdivision: Columbia Heights
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: Columbia Heights
Bedrooms: 2 Baths: 1 Parking: Street Ownership: Condo
Square Footage per listing: 810
Original List Price: $329,900. List Price at Contract: $329,900.
List Date: 7/8/2017 Days on Market: 4
Settled Sales Price: $352,600.
Seller Subsidy: $0.
Settled Price per Square Foot: $435.
Settlement Date: 8/02/2017
Transaction type: Standard

Original GDoN post can be seen: here.

The original listing can be seen here: here.

Whether you call its location Columbia Heights, Pleasant Plains, or Park View, the Parkview Condominium units that have recently been listed have generally been moving pretty quickly. Originally built in 1906 as a school, the building was converted to condos about a decade ago by Thoron Development. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth July 10, 2017 at 12:00 pm 0

This unit is located at 610 Irving Street, NW. The MRIS listing says:

“Spacious 1 Bedroom Plus Den in Vibrant Columbia Heights. Updated Gourmet Kitchen w/ Granite & SS Appliances, Hardwood Floors, High Ceilings, Recessed Lighting, In-Unit Washer/Dryer & More! Only 0.6 mi to Columbia Heights & Georgia Ave/Petworth Metro Stations, Close to Shopping & Restaurants. Low Condo Fees & Building is Pet Friendly and FHA Approved!”

You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/1 bath is going for $329,900 ($233 monthly fee.)

by Prince Of Petworth July 6, 2017 at 9:30 am 0


Photo by hanna

Ed. Note: There is a fourth district police station located at 750 Park Road, NW.

Full update from MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s (MPD) Internal Affairs Bureau are investigating an officer-involved shooting that occurred in the 700 block of Park Road, Northwest, on Wednesday, July 5, 2017.

At approximately 10:20 pm, members of the Fourth District encountered an adult male holding a handgun in the 700 block of Park Road, Northwest. The suspect was immediately given verbal commands to drop the weapon. The suspect ignored the officer’s commands and raised the gun towards the officer. The officer fired his service weapon striking the suspect. The suspect fled the scene but was quickly apprehended by responding officers. The suspect was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth June 28, 2017 at 11:00 am 0

Thanks to a reader for sending from Princeton Pl, NW last night. Can anyone identify? If so please let me know ASAP so I can let OP know if they can climb down from the tree or not.

If you spot a hawk or any other bird of prey 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] and 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 June 26, 2017 at 1:30 pm 0

A reader writes:

“Here is the story I wrote to my rescue group:

My CityDogs alum, Watson, paid his good luck forward today.

As Watson and I were coming home from a long, hot morning walk, Watson started barking out of nowhere. Watson is mostly silent, so it was weird. It was especially weird because it was a “hey there is a dog” bark, but we were walking past an abandoned building, nothing and nobody in sight.

Then I see a small gym looking bag. I had already seen it, but my neighborhood isn’t the cleanest and stuff like that is always getting left around. Then the bag started shivering.

Inside was a little doxie dog. Left on the side of the building like a piece of trash. Just with some shitty milk bones and no water, in direct sunlight. If it hadn’t been for Watson, I would have walked right past that black bag and who knows would have happened to the pup. I called 911 and animal control, who took the little pup in. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth June 23, 2017 at 12:45 pm 0

“Dear PoPville,

I was sitting on my porch on Warder St NW the other morning and heard a very loud crash a few doors down. I went to investigate and saw a light pole had fallen and smashed a car. A contractor was parallel parking a van and a ladder attached to the roof bumped the pole. No big deal – contractor’s fault. The scary part is the second two pictures. The pole is supposed to be held in place on the base with nuts and bolts. If you look at the very rusty bolts, you can tell that there obviously haven’t been nuts on them in a very long time – maybe years. That means that the bolts were just sitting in the holes and the entire pole was just balancing on the base. It kind you wonder how many of these giant light poles are barely attached and a danger. There’s no way a ladder bumping into the pole should have brought it down.”

by Prince Of Petworth June 16, 2017 at 4:00 pm 1 Comment


courtesy Laoban Dumplings

From an email:

“Laoban Dumplings, which does classic Chinese dumplings with modern twists and has been popping up all over DC, will be at Colony Club (3118 Georgia Ave, NW) this Saturday, June 17 for a super-fun ping pong tournament/patio party!

The tournament entry fee of $12 will benefit N St. Village, and also gets you a Porkslap Pale Ale. Laoban will be selling two varieties of dumplings–a ginger chicken and bok choy shiitake–and will also be joined by friends Cassava Boba and DJ Laura Lopez. (more…)

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