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by Prince Of Petworth September 15, 2017 at 3:30 pm 0


Photo by PoPville flickr user Tim Brown

“Dear PoPville,

Remember a few years back when people posing as Verizon employees where knocking on doors to do a system check? I believe that scam is running again in Petworth/ 16th St. Heights.

I had 3 young adults knock on my door today alleging to work for Verizon. One was wearing a very faded Verizon shirt, the others looked like they were in school uniforms – dark polos and kakhi pants.

I explained that I had recently moved iand I just had Verizon at my house last week, so I would call the office if I had problems and they went away.

But just wanted to remind people not let these people in your house. Verizon employees should be able to show you an employee ID and do not do door to door solicitations.

Be safe!”

by Prince Of Petworth August 22, 2017 at 9:30 am 0


via google maps

From MPD:

“Burglary 1 / Sexual Assault Allegation – 3700 block of 16th St. NW

We are currently [Sunday August 20th] investigating an early morning case where a female victim reported that while sleeping, she was awaken by an unknown Hispanic male sitting on top of her. When she screamed the suspect fled. She was not injured and no property was removed from her residence. Lookout for an Hispanic male, light in complexion, wearing dark colored pants. The case is being investigated by the Sexual Assault Unit and if you have any information, please call 202-727-9099.”

by Prince Of Petworth August 9, 2017 at 10:25 am 0


5501 14th Street, NW

I’m getting giddy. Though the eye catching bright green shall be missed, the rendering (above) for Moreland’s Tavern looks great. And the history is freaking phenomenal. More info on the chef and menus coming soon!

Here’s some more background on the restaurant replacing Swampoodle from one of the owners of Boundary Stone and DC Reynolds:

“We are still aiming for a Fall opening with the name Moreland’s Tavern.

Some history here on Moreland’s Tavern:

Moreland’s Tavern is where the soldiers from Fort Stevens used to go to eat and drink during the civil war. Fun fact about Fort Stevens, it was also the only Fort to see any action during the civil war and actually defended the city from the Confederate Army. So basically Moreland’s Tavern saved D.C. It was also the first place place to welcome people into the city, and the last stop on the way out with Georgia Ave being a main thoroughfare.”

by Prince Of Petworth August 3, 2017 at 3:30 pm 0


Photo by PoPville flickr user wolfpackWX

“Dear PoPville,

Last week pretty much every east-west access road between 14th and 16th Streets NW in 16th Street Heights got blocked with a “Local Traffic Only” barricade. What’s happening there? It’s making my commute to and from Baltimore every day even more annoying than usual.”

Ed. Note: I wonder if it’s related to the Emerson Street change we spoke about last week: Change in Traffic Pattern possibly “because Waze was directing more traffic down those blocks”?

by Prince Of Petworth July 25, 2017 at 1:45 pm 0

Ed. Note: Just heard a story on this from Hear and Now “When Traffic Apps Turn Shortcuts Into Travel Nightmares”.

“Dear PoPville,

Know anything about what appears to be a change in the traffic pattern on Emerson Street between 13th and 16th? New Do Not Enter signs, but no “one way” signs or “change I traffic pattern” signs.

I’m hearing it’s because Waze was directing more traffic down those blocks. That being said signage should be better and clearer (stop signs are still up going the wrong direction) and there should be some indicating a change in traffic pattern.”

Another reader asks: “what’s with Emerson going one way with no warning or neighborhood input?”

by Prince Of Petworth July 5, 2017 at 10:30 am 0


5501 14th Street, NW via Swampoodle’s facebook

Last week we finally learned who was likely taking over the old Swampoodle space at 14th and Colorado. Now it is no longer likely – it’s confirmed!! And what’s better than one of the owners of Boundary Stone, Matt Croke, being involved? One of the partners in DC Reynolds, Tony Kowaleski, is also involved!! Tony and Matt have each lived in the neighborhood about 8 years so given that and their bona fides, this will surely be a legit neighborhood gathering place. They hope to open this Fall so standby for many many more details including the new name soon. STAY TUNED.

by Prince Of Petworth June 27, 2017 at 10:30 am 0


5501 14th Street, NW via Swampoodle’s facebook

“Dear PoPville,

There are a lot of rumors swirling around the 16th St Heights neighborhood that the people behind Boundary Stone are taking over the Swampoodle space. Their sponsoring the Kennedy Street Festival only strengthened those rumors. Have you heard anything about this? Something you can get to the bottom of?”

BREAKING: One of the owners of Boundary Stone is indeed in negotiations to take over the Swampoodle space at 14th and Colorado Ave, NW. Now keep in mind the negotiations are still ongoing but if I was a betting man I’d say there is a very, very good chance this will happen. STAY TUNED for many many more details if/when it does.

by Prince Of Petworth May 14, 2017 at 1:44 pm 7 Comments

shots shooting
via google maps

From MPD:

“On 5/13/17 at approximately 11:24pm officers received a call for the sounds of gunshots in the 1100 block of Allison St. N.W. While canvassing the block they located 3 shell casings in front of 1114 Allison St. N.W. There were no injuries or damage to property.”

and

“There was a shooting in the 1300 block of Allison Street NW shortly after 8:00 this morning. It is believed that this is a domestic violence situation. The case is still under investigation. Anyone with information relating to the shooting please contact the Fourth District Detective Office at (202) 715-7506.”

by Prince Of Petworth April 25, 2017 at 2:15 pm 32 Comments

attic

This rental is located in 16th Street Heights. OP writes:

“Weirdest rental I’ve seen recently…”furnished” also seems like a generous term here.”

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The Craigslist ad says:

“$1125 Huge Furnished Room Available (700+ s/f) – Utilities Included (16th Street Heights)

Large furnished bedroom with newly installed carpet. The bedroom is the attic so you will have an entire level to yourself!
($1125 /including utilities). A queen memory foam mattress can be provided if needed.

Utilities are included in rent (Verizon Quantum internet, water, electric, gas). The house has central air/heat, dishwasher, fully furnished and includes a 60 inch television and a beautiful wooden hand-made dining room table. Street parking is available. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth March 20, 2017 at 12:00 pm 22 Comments

1407 Delafield Pl NW

This house is located at 1407 Delafield Place, NW. The listing says:

“Lovely 16th St Hghts detached beauty has everything. This light filled home will become your haven. The home feats. 4 brms, 3.5 baths.The lrg LVR w/ fireplace & DR are ideal for entertaining. Enjoy the open KIT w/ SS appliances & granite countertops. Hrwds throughout. MBR suite has lrg bath & walk-in closet.Lower lvl has BR & full BA. Enjoy the lazy summer days on the lrg front porch & rear deck.”

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You can see more photos here.

This 4 bed/3.5 bath is going for $969,500.

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