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by Prince Of Petworth May 26, 2017 at 1:00 pm 0

Photo by PoPville flickr user StreetsofWashington


StreetsofWashington writes: “A class photo from Brookland, circa 1920. Among the students are Norman Beall, Mildred White, Carl Sullins, Marguerite Kleim, Catherine Nevitt, Harold Thompson, and Harvey Carver. They signed the photo on the back.”

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by Prince Of Petworth May 9, 2017 at 12:00 pm 33 Comments

901 Jackson St NE

This house is located at 901 Jackson Street, NE. The MRIS listing says:

“HUGE Corner lot on a shaded tree-lined street. Renovated home with front porch, hardwood floors, arched entry ways, fireplace. Open kitchen with stainless steel appliances, marble counters.Designer lighting throughout. Finished basement, off street parking, deck and a massive fenced yard. Three blocks from Metro (red line). Steps away from Brookland shops and restaurants. OPEN SUN 1-4”


You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/1.5 bath is going for $599,000.

by Prince Of Petworth May 3, 2017 at 4:00 pm 2 Comments

trinity university
125 Michigan Avenue, NE courtesy Trinity University

From a press release:

“On Saturday, May 6, 2017 Women’s March DC (WMDC) is hosting an all-day kick-off event “Power in Unity.” Hosted by Trinity Washington University, this event will focus on activating women who were inspired by the Women’s March and will provide attendees with action items moving forward. The morning program will feature keynote speakers including Mayor Muriel Bowser, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes-Norton, and members of the Women’s March National Committee.

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The afternoon will consist of 10 panel discussions featuring noted activists and advocates who will discuss how attendees can get involved locally. Each panel is centered around the Women’s March on Washington Unity Principles, plus the added issues of DC Statehood and Rights and Responsibilities of Federal Employees.



by Prince Of Petworth May 1, 2017 at 12:25 pm 31 Comments

Photo by Jason Dixson Photography. www.jasondixson.com

This house is located at 3215 17th Street, NE. OP writes: “It’s one of my favorite bungalows in Brookland.” The MRIS listing says:

“Classically restored/modernized Craftsman Bungalow in sought after Brookland! Featured on HGTV~s Curb Appeal! Lovelyfront porch w/ swing & flagstone steps/walkway. Backyard oasis includes screened porch, patio, mature landscaping/trees, fenced yard, off street parking/carport/shed behind. Updated kitchen w/ new Quartz counters. Plenty of storage throughout. Private lot on great street.”

Photo by Jason Dixson Photography. www.jasondixson.com

You can see more photos here.

This 4 bed/2 bath is going for $799,000.

by Prince Of Petworth April 26, 2017 at 9:30 am 34 Comments

8th and Monroe Street, NE

Yesterday on the Brookland listserv a resident shared:

“The manager of Filter shared yesterday when I was there that they are closing their Monroe St. location on Sunday (4/30) due to insufficient business. The bike shop will remain, and his understanding is that they have plans to open something more food-centric in the space where the coffee shop has been.”

I spoke with the owner of the Bike Rack who tells me that Little Red Fox will be taking over the space!! You can expect:

“variety of healthy take out foods, breakfast burritos and coffee drinks.”

Stay tuned for lots more info next week.

by Prince Of Petworth April 25, 2017 at 2:45 pm 18 Comments

Photo by PoPville flickr user Thundercheese

“Dear PoPville,

For the past few weeks, I’ve been hearing a bass sound (like a stereo at low volume but with the bass turned up) in and around my house on the southwest end of Brookland. I chalked it up to house parties for a while, but finally grew so annoyed with it that I went out looking for the origin late tonight, when traffic and other noises would be low and I could get a bead on where it was coming from. Needless to say, I did not find the source. The rain probably hampered my pursuit, since I’m sure my umbrella was causing some echoes.

I know I’m not going mad since I’ve recorded the sound electronically and listened to it on playback to confirm that it does exist. I even went up to a couple cops parked nearby while on my walkabout and asked them if they heard it (they did, but didn’t know where it was coming from). I have literally no theories…there’s no construction/recently finished buildings nearby, no new bars/clubs, etc. (more…)


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