A reader writes:
“Here is the story I wrote to my rescue group:
My CityDogs alum, Watson, paid his good luck forward today.
As Watson and I were coming home from a long, hot morning walk, Watson started barking out of nowhere. Watson is mostly silent, so it was weird. It was especially weird because it was a “hey there is a dog” bark, but we were walking past an abandoned building, nothing and nobody in sight.
Then I see a small gym looking bag. I had already seen it, but my neighborhood isn’t the cleanest and stuff like that is always getting left around. Then the bag started shivering.
Inside was a little doxie dog. Left on the side of the building like a piece of trash. Just with some shitty milk bones and no water, in direct sunlight. If it hadn’t been for Watson, I would have walked right past that black bag and who knows would have happened to the pup. I called 911 and animal control, who took the little pup in. (more…)
I was sitting on my porch on Warder St NW the other morning and heard a very loud crash a few doors down. I went to investigate and saw a light pole had fallen and smashed a car. A contractor was parallel parking a van and a ladder attached to the roof bumped the pole. No big deal – contractor’s fault. The scary part is the second two pictures. The pole is supposed to be held in place on the base with nuts and bolts. If you look at the very rusty bolts, you can tell that there obviously haven’t been nuts on them in a very long time – maybe years. That means that the bolts were just sitting in the holes and the entire pole was just balancing on the base. It kind you wonder how many of these giant light poles are barely attached and a danger. There’s no way a ladder bumping into the pole should have brought it down.”
This is awesome! Thanks to the folks from Union Drinkery (3216 Georgia Ave, NW) for sending.
“Neighborhood bar. Drinks. Food. Patio. Foosball. Private events.”
That patio now looks, HOLD UP – Foosball?!??! Looks like I’m about to relive my old college glory days…
From an email:
“Laoban Dumplings, which does classic Chinese dumplings with modern twists and has been popping up all over DC, will be at Colony Club (3118 Georgia Ave, NW) this Saturday, June 17 for a super-fun ping pong tournament/patio party!
The tournament entry fee of $12 will benefit N St. Village, and also gets you a Porkslap Pale Ale. Laoban will be selling two varieties of dumplings–a ginger chicken and bok choy shiitake–and will also be joined by friends Cassava Boba and DJ Laura Lopez. (more…)
3400 Georgia Ave, NW
Have you heard anything about the 3400 block of Georgia Ave? The mushroom farm seems to have never taken off (in fact I don’t think they even moved into the space).
Even that Spanish grocery seams to have stalled. According to PIVS their latest permit was cancelled. What’s going on?”
A staffer with CM Nadeau’s office sends OP:
“I wanted to let you know that the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA) has confirmed that both the properties you mentioned, 3400 Georgia Ave NW and 3412 Georgia Ave NW, are currently classified as vacant.”
Used to freak me, and others out, but now he just makes me smile when I see him chilling up there.
Georgia and Kenyon Street, NW
This rental is located at 518 Hobart Pl., NW. The Craigslist ad says:
“$1349 / 1br – 350ft2 – Amazing, cozy 1-bedroom townhouse apartment
Amazing 1-bedroom basement apartment at 518 Hobart Pl., NW in Columbia Heights/Park View. Townhouse built in 2013. New stainless steel appliances, washer/dryer, modern bathroom, security system, much sunlight. 350 sq. ft. Near Georgia Ave bus line, Columbia Heights Metro, Howard University, MedStar, Petworth and Shaw. (more…)
via google maps
“On Thursday, April 27 around 11:30 PM, MPD responded to the sounds of gunshots in the 3600 block of Warder Street, NW. The responding officers located an adult male victim that sustained injury from gunfire. He was treated at a local hospital for non-life threatening injuries. There was no description of the suspect involved at this time.
Anyone with information on this case can call the MPD at 202-727-9099 or text at 50411.”
3333 Georgia Ave, NW courtesy Midlands
From a press release:
“Hot Hot Hot: Fundraiser for Climate Action
A group of concerned, sustainability-minded individuals are co-hosting a benefit with the Midlands Beer Garden in Park View to combat climate change on Friday, April 28th, from 6-10pm. This event is part of the People’s Climate March “Week of Action”.
Kegs have been generously donated by Anderson Valley Brewing and Uinta Brewing. Any beers from these taps and all other proceeds will benefit Earthjustice, a nonprofit environmental law organization, fighting for action on climate change, environmental justice, and the health of our communities across the country.
In addition to drinking beers for a great cause, attendees will have the opportunity to take action and make their voices heard. The event will include stations for making rally signs for the People’s Climate March on April 29th and writing letters to lawmakers and local representatives. (more…)
This unit is located at 650 Newton Place, NW. The MRIS listing says:
“REDUCED! Enjoy the Conveniences of City Life in this Top Level 2 Bed, 2 Bath Condo Nestled in between Columbia Heights & Petworth Metros! Open Floor Plan with Skylight and Exposed Brick. Outdoor Space and In Unit Laundry! Granite Counters and SS in Kitchen. Gas Cooking! Low Condo Fee. Fresh Paint and New Carpet with Hdwds in Kitchen/Living Area. 92 Walk Score!”
You can see more photos here.
This 2 bed/2 bath is going for $459,000 ($188 monthly fee.)