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by Prince Of Petworth September 18, 2017 at 10:55 am 0

4304 Connecticut Ave NW via parklane dry cleaners

“Dear PoPville,

Parklane Dry Cleaners said they lost their lease and were completely closing by 7pm on Monday. The woman was very nice on the phone but explained that, if I wanted my items, I needed to pick up everything before 7pm on Monday. They are a great dry cleaners and the employees are so nice. It breaks my heart that they have to close. Even after I moved to Columbia Heights, and then U Street (and even after giving up my car), I would only go to Parklane for dry cleaning. I dropped off suits about a week ago. If anyone else is a customer, they also need to pick up their items by 7pm today!”

Ed. Note: I called to confirm, 7pm is last chance to pick up clothes. Also they are incredibly nice folks. Very sad indeed.

by Prince Of Petworth July 28, 2017 at 2:15 pm 0

This rental is located at 3429 Yuma Street, NW. The Craigslist ad says:

“$1655 / 1br – 512ft2 – Apply Today, One Block from Van Ness Metro Bus Stop

Yuma offers and ideal location that is 2 blocks from Van Ness Metro off of Connecticut Avenue and walking distance to many highlights that Washington has to offer. Best of all, Yuma features cozy apartment homes that are bright and inviting. Living at Yuma you will be within walking distance to restaurants numerous conveniences including excellent restaurants, cafes, delicatessens and coffee shops. Galleries and museums are also nearby for you and your guests to visit regularly. Walk to work, take the metro or enjoy a short commute in your car to exciting locations throughout the District. Enjoy the luxury of having us pay for your utilities (electric, water and gas). (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth July 3, 2017 at 4:00 pm 0

From an email:

“Eleven specialty food vendors will offer free samples at Soapstone Market’s Summer Soiree Saturday July 8 from 8 am until 6 PM.

Among the vendors offering sampling will be Mama Biscuit’s Gourmet Biscuits (http://mamabiscuit.com/); District Spice blends (http://www.districtspice.com/) ; Ice Cream Jubilee (http://www.icecreamjubilee.com/); Chouquette Chocolates (http://www.chouquette.us/) and Ayoba-Yo meat snacks (https://www.ayoba-yo.com/). Free coffee will be offered until 1 pm and raffle giveaways will be presented every hour.”

4465 Connecticut Ave, NW

by Prince Of Petworth June 23, 2017 at 10:15 am 0

Marissa reports:

“Just a small portion of people outside Van Ness metro at 10am. A passerby told me there’s a fire and some medical emergencies? Anyway, if you’re a Lyft or uber driver you could make some serious cash taking people to downtown.”


Red Line service suspended btwn Dupont Circle & VAN NESS -track problem outside Dupont Circle.


by Prince Of Petworth June 16, 2017 at 10:55 am 6 Comments

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 the Bediz Group, LLC at Keller Williams Capital Properties . 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: 3815 Veazey St NW
Legal Subdivision: North Cleveland Park
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: North Cleveland Park
Bedrooms: 4 Baths: 3 Parking: Detached Garage Ownership: Fee Simple
Original List Price: $989,000. List Price at Contract: $989,000.
List Date: 5/11/2017 Days on Market: 7
Settled Sales Price: $989,000.
Seller Subsidy: $0.
Settlement Date: 6/09/2017
Transaction type: Standard

Original GDoN post can be seen: here.

The original listing can be seen here: here.

From the comments on the original GDoN post: “That is priced absurdly low for the area.”

Last sold in 1999 for $386,500. with an $11,595. subsidy from the Seller, this semi-detached single family home in West of the Park Upper NW DC ended up being a nice deal at $989,000. for the current Buyer in 2017. The median net price for settled semi-detached houses in North Cleveland Park in 2017 so far is $1,100,250. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth June 12, 2017 at 10:55 am 18 Comments

spotted around 37th and Warren St, NW

Back April we spoke about a sighting in Woodley Park. This is the first time I’ve ever seen a photo of one. So first off, thanks to Evelyn for sending from North Cleveland Park. Second, is it a coyote, coywolf or fox?

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.


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