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by Prince Of Petworth November 1, 2017 at 10:55 am 0

12th and Jackson Street, NE

“Dear PoPville,

Just wondering if anyone has any details on the incident that took place around 9:30pm at the intersection of 12th and Jackson Streets NE, in Brookland. What sounded like a transformer explosion was followed by a loss of power, and then a heavy police presence. They appeared to be patrolling by car, motorcycle and helicopter. This may have simply been a response to people being on edge, and the combination of any type of explosion with children out trick or treating. I assumed as much, but was later told by people in the area that there had actually been a shooting preceding the power outage. A random shooting at a busy intersection while children were out trick or treating would be a disturbing thing, so I am curious what the truth of the matter is.”

A reader sent me word just before 10pm last night that 10-12 shots were fired with at least one hitting a transformer. On the Brookland listserv there multiple reports of those who lost power. Updates if/when more is known.

Update from MPD:

“After the malfunctioning of a transformer within the 5th District yesterday evening, several calls were placed from citizens stating they heard multiple gun shots within the district. The PSA encompassing Brookland was one of the PSAs receiving such calls. The area was canvassed during the evening and the following day shift for shell casings, property damage and or injuries. Nothing was found to suggest there was a shooting.”

by Prince Of Petworth October 27, 2017 at 9:30 am 0

via google maps

From MPD:

“Members of the 5th District responded for a call for a shooting in the 1300 block of Girard St NE. Upon arrival, MPD found a 28 y/o male that sustained a gunshot wound to the left leg. The male was transported (conscious & breathing) to an area hospital for treatment. The victim advised that he was robbed by the suspect. The suspect was last seen fleeing the scene eastbound on Girard St NE toward 14th St NE. If you have information regarding this incident, please contact the 5th District Detectives Office.

October 26, 2017 4:35 PM


Assault w/Dangerous Weapon (Gun) & Robbery”

by Prince Of Petworth October 23, 2017 at 11:25 am 0

3301-3305 12th Street, NE at Kearny

Well this is a bummer. Thanks to Rebecca for sending an update from Eater DC on plans for ‘Chapter 2’ from the owners of Indigo:

“Indigo co-founder Dinesh Tandon says he and his wife, chef Nidhi Tandon, have split from other family members still working to open a new Indian restaurant at 3301 12th Street NE.

No word on what the substitute Indian restaurant still on the way will be called or when it might debut.”

From Masala Story’s Facebook:

“Hello Brookland,

Masala Story is just around the corner, so is the opening date.
Stay tuned Washington, We will announce the date very soon. Coming Soon in Washington DC.
3301, 12th Street, NE, Washington DC. Stay tuned for the opening date.”

by Prince Of Petworth October 20, 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: 2438 2nd St NE
Legal Subdivision: Brookland
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: Brookland
Bedrooms: 3 Baths: 2.5 Parking: Street Ownership: Fee Simple
Original List Price: $549,000. List Price at Contract: $535,000.
List Date: 9/7/2017 Days on Market: 11
Settled Sales Price: $545,000.
Seller Subsidy: $3000.
Settlement Date: 10/18/2017
Transaction type: Standard

Original GDoN post can be seen: here.

The original listing can be seen here: here.

Although only on the market for eleven days, the listing underwent a price reduction from the original $549,000. to $535,000. This quick improvement had its desired effect of catching the attention of presumably more than one interested buyer, sending the settled price relatively close to the original ask (at net $542,000.)

So far into 2017, there have been a total of 23 sales of fee simple houses in the Edgewood neighborhood, which overlaps the legal subdivision of Brookland in NE DC. The neighborhood is within blocks of higher priced Bloomingdale, as well as Red line Metro. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth September 25, 2017 at 11:25 am 0

via google maps

From MPD:

“Homicide 2800 block of 14th St, NE

On the night of September 24, 2017 at approximately 9:50 p.m. several gunshots were fired at the location striking an adult male in the back. 5D Officers arrived moments later and attempted lifesaving measures to no avail. The victim was transported to a local hospital and pronounced dead. Anyone that may have information to the listed offense is urged to contact the Metropolitan Police Departments Homicide Branch at 202-645-9600 or the Command Information Center at 202-272-9099. Further information will be forthcoming.”

Nicole notes with understandable frustration:

“I cannot believe that DC’s finest can’t shut down the open air drug market at this corner. And this is right by the fire station and planed new shelter. Where a woman lost her twins last year, and a block from where a young man was shot last week, and 2 blocks from where a young woman was shot dropping off someone.”

Full release from MPD: (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth September 18, 2017 at 11:55 am 0

This house is located at 1504 Newton Street, NE. The MRIS listing says:

“Michiels Architecture is known for developing an interior that is responsive to contemporary living arrangements, while preserving the historic fabric of the house. They focus on developing generous spatial relationships between the rooms and connecting them with the decks and plentiful outdoor space. The palette is neutral and suite of materials restrained, creating a quiet and serene backdrop.”

You can see more photos here.

This 4 bed/3.5 bath is going for $1,399,000.

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

This house is located at 1500 Lawrence Street, NE. The MRIS listing says:

“Discover the joys of Brookland life with this cozy 3-bedroom/1-bathroom bungalow. Blocks from the Red Line. Beautiful original wood floors and woodwork throughout. Additional perks: off-street parking, space for a den or home office, kitchen with walk-in pantry, stucco facade. Deep front-yard, shaded by trees and great for gardening or tumbling.”

You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/1 bath is going for $549,000.

by Prince Of Petworth September 8, 2017 at 2:30 pm 0

3509 12th Street, NE courtesy Patrick’s Pet Care

From a press release:

“Patrick’s Pet Care, a leading pet services company in Washington D.C., today announced the grand opening of its second location in Brookland, NE. Located at 3509 12th Street NE. This new locale will bring a medium-to-large dog day school and overnight center to the Brookland community.

Not your typical day care, the day school will offer basic obedience training during the day, as well as evening training courses and overnight boarding. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth September 5, 2017 at 2:00 pm 0

This rental is located at 3305 7th Street, NE. The Craigslist ad says:

“$1067 / 6br – 1850ft2 – Rent a bedroom in this one of a kind Shipping Container Apartment!

This uniquely constructed 4 unit building is truly one of a kind. Welcome to DC’s first shipping container residential building. Constructed using repurposed steel shipping containers, this brand new modern apartment is one of the most memorable multi-family buildings in all of DC. You can rent a bedroom for yourself or bring a group of friends!

– 6 bedroom and 6 bathrooms in each unit ensuring privacy for every resident. Each room is $1067, and has a private bathroom! Entire unit for you and your friends is $6,400! (more…)


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