by Prince Of Petworth February 6, 2018 at 11:45 am 0

This house is located at 3716 31st Place, NE. The Bright MLS listing says:

“Beautifully renovated home on quiet street in highly sought after Woodridge. Home features private master suite on main level, beautifully renovated kitchen and baths, large back yard, large front porch, a huge basement and beautiful fireplace. Lots to the side and front of home are park space.”

You can see more photos here.

This 4 bed/3.5 bath is going for $699,900.

by Prince Of Petworth January 15, 2018 at 10:05 pm 0

1830 Rhode Island Ave, NE. Photo by PoPville flickr user kellybdc

From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Fifth District and Arson Investigators from the D.C. Fire Department seek the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect in reference to an Attempted Robbery of an Establishment and an Arson offense that occurred on Saturday, January 13, 2018, in the 1800 block of Rhode Island Avenue, Northeast.

At approximately 6:20 am, the suspect entered an establishment at the listed location. Once inside, the suspect demanded US currency. The employee refused. The suspect poured a liquid substance on the counter then lit it on fire. The suspect then fled the scene. No injuries were reported.

The suspect was captured by a surveillance camera and can be seen in the photo below:

Anyone who can identify this individual or who has knowledge of this incident should take no action but call police at (202) 727-9099 or text your tip to the Department’s TEXT TIP LINE at 50411.”

by Prince Of Petworth December 14, 2017 at 4:15 pm 0

2214 Rhode Island Avenue, NE

From Nido:

“Dear friends and neighbors,

As many of you already know, our last night of service will be Friday, December 22nd.

We want to take a moment to extend our sincerest thanks to everyone who has stopped in to share a meal with us. It has been a pleasure to serve you, and we are so grateful for your friendship and support.

We also want to let you know that we are committed to continuing our relationship with this wonderful community. We have been working diligently to find a new tenant who will bring something unique to the neighborhood, and we will let you know more about what will be opening in our building as soon as we’ve found the right fit. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth December 11, 2017 at 9:30 am 0

2214 Rhode Island Avenue, NE


From the Brookland listserv:

“Heart broken.
Last night: December 22nd is the last day.
Just confirmed.”

Nido opened back in June 2015.

“Sampling from some of the most memorable moments during the owner’s time spent abroad, Nido is a unique neighborhood bistro with eclectic Mediterranean cuisine. It is a light, airy, yet cozy space that provides “a place to sit down” to snack and imbibe with neighbors, friends, and family.”

Updates when we learn what becomes of the space.

Ed. Note: You’ll still be able to check out Mola in Mount Pleasant from the owners of Nido.

by Prince Of Petworth November 15, 2017 at 10:22 pm 0

2129 Rhode Island Ave, NE

Holy smokes, I totally forgot about this place! We first posted about them back in September 2015. The liquor license placard says:

“A new restaurant serving traditional American cuisine. Seating capacity of 87 inside. Total Occupancy Load of 100. Roof Top Summer Garden with 48 seats. The License will include an Entertainment Endorsement for the inside of the premises only.”


by Prince Of Petworth August 31, 2017 at 1:15 pm 0

via google maps

From MPD:

“On Wednesday, August 30, 2017, at approximately 1:43 in the afternoon the 5th District had a shooting that occurred in the 2300 block of Monroe Street NE. The two victims were walking in the rear alley of the 2300 Monroe Street when each received a non-life threatening gunshot wound. The first victim ran to the 1800 block of Otis Street NE where he flagged down an on duty MPD officer who was on foot in the park area. The second victim flagged down a Good Samaritan who transported the second victim to the hospital. We are currently looking for a Green Lexus GS300 with a Maryland tag. If you have a home surveillance systems please review the footage for the Green Lexus GS300. Please contact the 5th District Station at 2026980150 if you have any information pertaining to this crime.”

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

This house is located at 3050 Vista Street, NE. The MRIS listing says:

“Don’t miss this charming 3BR/2BA bungalow in Woodridge. Wood floors thru-out living area. Wainscoting in sep dining rm, flowing seamlessly into spacious kit. w/granite counters & stainless appliances. Fully finished basement w/space for rec room/office. Outdoor living includes cozy porch & expansive yard w/patio for al fresco dining. Off-street parking. Near Costco, Arboretum & neighborhood parks.”

You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/2 bath is going for $419,000.

by Prince Of Petworth February 24, 2017 at 3:30 pm 58 Comments


If you told me ten years ago…

True story – I had friends who lived in Woodridge years ago must’ve been around 2005 and I went to their house for a BBQ. It was around 22nd Street, NE. So I figured, I’d just walk to Rhode Island and catch a cab when I was ready to go. This was before Lyft and Uber. So it’s relatively early like maybe 8 or 9pm. I walk to Rhode Island Ave and there are zero cabs. A big old goose egg. OK, I’m a walker (I walked to the BBQ but knew walking all the way home wasn’t a great option), so I figure what the hell I’ll just walk until I see a cab. hahaha It’s easy to forget the former cab dead-zones. There were many. It used to be impossible to catch a cab at Wonderland if you can believe that. Anyway, I get about 1 block on Rhode Island and this lady who must’ve been 70 years old or so makes a beeline straight towards me and says – “where are you going?” I say, I’m walking towards the metro and trying to catch a cab. She says “oh no you’re not.” She physically grabs me and walks to the bus stop and waits with me and RIDES WITH ME to the metro (I think it was Brookland) to make sure I got there OK. I’ll never forget that night. That by the by, is a very good example for those who ask me about the meaning of the beautiful life.

Anyway, enough about me, check out this listing I spotted while looking for today’s GDoN:

“Rare Opportunity in Hot Woodridge! Large Luxurious Custom Home awaits. Chef’s kitchen w/ Viking Pro cooking appliances and built in banquette. Huge Dramatic master suite*Home Theater*Remote A/V control*5 Bedroom suites with full baths*Elevator shaft-potential for disability access*Imagine Enjoying Spring days on rear deck*blocks from new Shops at Dakota Crossing Town Center”


More photos here.

This house at 2921 26th Street, NE is going for $1,299,999.

I can imagine what my guardian would have to say about this…

by Prince Of Petworth December 30, 2016 at 10:40 am 3 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 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: 2415 Newton St NE
Legal Subdivision: Woodridge
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: Woodridge
Bedrooms: 3 Baths: 2 Parking: Street Ownership: Fee Simple
Original List Price: $525,000. List Price at Contract: $525,000.
List Date: 11/10/2016 Days on Market: 5
Settled Sales Price: $535,000.
Seller Subsidy: $0.
Settlement Date: 12/21/2016
Transaction type: Standard


Original GDoN post can be seen: here.

The listing can be seen here: here.

For what it’s worth, this is the first Revisited that we are seeing that was listed following the election results. Real estate agents in DC these past few weeks are having some interesting conversations. It’s has been a while since we watched mortgage interest rates climb for what is now eight or nine straight weeks, to their highest level in two years. (more…)


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