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by Prince Of Petworth October 16, 2017 at 10:55 am 0


Photo by PoPville flickr user Clif Burns

hahaha thanks to a reader for passing on from Craigslist:

“Take my old (never used) bidet (Columbia Heights)

Redid my bathroom which used to have a bidet in it. Plumbers pulled it out and it is currently sitting on my porch. It is in great condition and could be used for:

– Any and all 19th and early 20th century hygiene needs
– Modern installation art
– Venting your frustration at the world by smashing it to pieces, Office Space style
– Constructing an advanced birdbath

It’s yours if you can take it home. It’s solid porcelain so I’ll help you load it into your bidet-carrying machine.”

Sad update: “Someone responded to the CL post and picked it up on Friday!”

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

This house is located at 1412 Oak Street, NW. The MRIS listing says:

“Classic DC rowhouse features four bedrooms, two full baths, a half bath on the main level, hardwood floors, finished basement, separate living room and dining room, CAC, parking, large deck, front porch. Quick walk to Columbia Heights metro, Target, Thip Khao, Le Caprice and all that CH has to offer!(Note: Listed square footage does not include finished basement).”

You can see more photos here.

This 4 bed/2.5 bath is going for $829,000.

by Prince Of Petworth October 5, 2017 at 11:45 am 0

This unit is located at 3227 Sherman Ave, NW. The MRIS listing says:

“GRAND OPENING SAT & SUN 1-4PM – Park Place: Elegantly appointed, high-quality finishes, inspiring new residences ideally located just a block to 11th St in Columbia Heights. Modern 2-level, 3BR condos w/multiple master suites, 10’+ ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows, walk-in closets, outdoor space, private parking. Close to hip restaurants, bars, grocery & retail. 7 min walk to metro.”

You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/3 bath is going for $825,000 ($356 monthly fee.)

by Prince Of Petworth October 4, 2017 at 2:15 pm 0


Photo by PoPville flickr user Miki J.

“Dear PoPville,

Odd question. What’s the etiquette when a neighbor repeatedly knocks on your back door to ask for money?

Longtime DC resident/renter, but my wife and I just bought a small row home on a mixed income, mixed age, mixed race, mixed family, block in Columbia Heights earlier this year. Within our first couple months in the new house some young neighbors that we had not previously met, but share an alley with, began coming through our back patio gate unannounced (the fence and gate are chest height and easily jumped over, so we don’t bother locking it), knocking on our back door, and asking for money (for diapers, auto repairs etc.).

My wife obliged and gave them a little money once or twice, but declined the third time. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth October 4, 2017 at 1:45 pm 0


Photo by PoPville flickr user Mr.TinDC

On September 27th we posted Community Foodworks Alleges ANC Rep Used Racial Slur at the Columbia Heights Farmers Market. You can read the full allegations here. ANC1A06 Commissioner Richard DuBeshter has now resigned his seat.

Thanks to a reader for sending word.

Kent C. Boese | Chair, Advisory Neighborhood Commission 1A confirms to me via email:

“A short moment ago I received a copy of a letter that Commissioner DuBeshter sent to the Board of Elections stating that he was stepping down from ANC1A.”

by Prince Of Petworth October 4, 2017 at 9:55 am 0


stock photo from a previous search

I received numerous messages last night like this one:

“Helicopters have been circling Columbia Heights/Petworth/Park View since last night. My wife heard it was due to a search for a missing person who was found, but they’re still circling. Anyone know what’s going on?”

MPD first reported:

“Fourth District Officers were searching for a missing person with the assistance of the MPD helicopter. The missing person was located”

Then:

“Officers of the Third Police District are searching for a prisoner who escaped from police custody. The suspect is described as an African American male, 5’10”, 155 pounds, dark complexion, wearing a white t-shirt, black pants, and dark shoes. The suspect was last seen running eastbound in the 600 block of Lamont Street, NW. He is wanted on drug, theft, and traffic charges.

Anyone with information regarding this escaped prisoner is asked to contact the Metropolitan Police Department’s Command Information Center at 202-727-9099.”

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

From an email:

“The National Conference of Puerto Rican Women – DC Metro Chapter and GALA Theatre are hosting a fundraiser (3333 14th St, NW) for Puerto Rico October 7 at 7pm! $25 suggested donation, with live music and a cash bar. Can’t make it? Donate here. Funds going directly to local organizations working in towns outside metropolitan areas, and NACOPRWDC is coordinating with the Hispanic Medical Association and Mercy Corps.”

by Prince Of Petworth October 2, 2017 at 11:55 am 0

This unit is located at 3525 14th Street, NW. The MRIS listing says:

“**PRICE DROP!** As featured in The Post, NEW 5-unit boutique condo! #2 offers one-level living w/ high ceilings, gorgeous kitchen & spa-like baths, sand-in-place hardwoods, good light & enviable PRIVATE BALCONY! Taxes & SF are est. Low fees, eco & pet-friendly, secure PKG avail ($40K – first come, first served), & steps to Metro, hot new restaurants, Rock Creek Park & MORE!”

You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/2 bath is going for $569,900 ($254 monthly fee.)

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