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by Prince Of Petworth January 19, 2018 at 2:00 pm 0

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“Dear PoPville,

Here’s a video showing a team of guys stealing a bag from a car parked in Shaw. This happened Monday around 3:40pm. Hopefully MPD has asked that bike share company for the account information used to rent the bike.”

Of course it seems possible…: “Here is a dockless bike share seen last night outside safeway on the Hill. This guy must have really wanted it to bother spray painting it like that. He forgot the back of the seat though.”

by Prince Of Petworth January 19, 2018 at 11:45 am 0

This unit is located at 405 O Street, NW. The Bright MLS listing says:

“Splendid bi-level Penthouse condo in the heart of Shaw plus Rooftop Deck with 360~ views, 3 bedrooms 3 baths plus den/office.Beautiful hardwood floors throughout, recessed lighting, Sub-Zero refrigerator and Thermador oven range stove,granite counter tops, large breakfast bar, two master bedrooms with walk-in closets, jacuzzi tubs, en-suite bathrooms and skylights, minutes from Metro Mount Vernon”

You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/3 bath is going for $849,900 ($284 monthly fee.)

by Prince Of Petworth January 18, 2018 at 1:45 pm 0

Update:

“Please join us Monday 1/22 at 8pm at Wagtime (North West location) for a candlelight vigil celebrating the life and accomplishments of Lisa Schreiber. Lisa was a beacon of light in a town where compassion and kindness are scarce commodities. Her generosity knew no bounds; her dedication to animals no comparison. With each candle we light, we remember how she touched us. How she inspired us to be better versions of ourselves. And, we honor the incredible legacy she leaves behind.”

And a GoFundMe has been set up here.

A reader passes on the sad news from Wagtime: (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth January 17, 2018 at 10:22 pm 0


1933 9th Street, NW just south of U Street/Florida Ave

Riide electric bikes opened up here back in November 2015. Riide’s current address is now listed as 500 Penn Street, NE.

Breather’s website says:

“Breather is a growing, on-demand network of beautiful meeting spaces in Washington DC. Reserve a space for as much time as you need. Rent an office space by the hour or get an entire day of productivity. It’s up to you. Breather spaces are private, professional, and beautifully designed for your next off-site, client meeting, or temporary office space.”

by Prince Of Petworth January 16, 2018 at 1:35 pm 0

“Dear PoPville,

I live in the 400 block of M Street, NW. This man, who called himself Doug, approached our residence around 11 pm last night (Sunday 11/14). He claimed to live in the neighborhood and was locked out and needed a phone to call someone for help. He used my phone to first call a “friend” who didn’t pick up. He claimed to work for Whitman Walker Health, so he called his “office” number (the actual WWH phone #) and again no answer. He had me dial and put the phone on speaker, I believe so I would hear both calls go to answering machines. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth January 12, 2018 at 2:15 pm 0

This rental is located at 410 Ridge Street, NW. The Craigslist ad says:

“$1395 / 1br – 500ft2 – Fabulous 1 bed 1 ba apartment. W/D. AC. 3 blks Metro.

Lovely 1 bedroom 1 bathroom apartment.

Cute bright basement flat on Ridge Street NW between 4th and 5th Streets and M and N Streets. 2 blocks to Mt Vernon Sq/ 7th St Metro. Easy access to 395/295 motorway. Easy walk to City Vista (2 blocks to Safeway, Busboys & Poets, Starbucks, and more). 5 blocks to Giant’s new flagship store at Market at O. What a superb central location…….Hop on over to Chinatown, Georgetown Law, Union Station, U Street corridor, and all that downtown DC has to offer.

Neutral decor throughout.
Dishwasher.
Granite counters.
Brand new Washer Dryer.
Central AC.
Brand new carpet.
Outdoor space.

$1395 plus elec/water. Move in now!

COMMUNITY FEATURES (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth January 10, 2018 at 1:15 pm 0


2012 9th Street, NW

I took 24 photos of the light fixtures alone. And this was just a pre-preview but I couldn’t stop marveling. Folks familiar and who were fans of the OG Chez Billy (RIP) on Georgia Ave in Petworth will be very, very pleased. Gaslight reminds me a lot of how Chez Billy looked like when they first opened. Not exactly of course, here we have a serious 1920s Art Deco vibe.

Before we get to all the photos, which really don’t do the space justice but will give you a taste, a few details. The Hilton brothers, most know by now, are the crew behind Marvin, Gibson, El Rey, Satellite Room, Brixton and more. Joe Reza is the force behind American Ice Company (and more.) So you know the place is gonna look good. But I spoke to Joe briefly yesterday who was actually most excited about the food. The chef will be Brendan L’Etoile from Chez Billy Sud and he’s excited about oysters. I am excited that he is excited about oysters. Joe says there won’t be reservations but it’ll be like the first floor of Bar Pilar when they first opened. You find a seat and you’ll get good service. It’s casual but not too casual and both the food and service are expected to be “exceptional” according to Joe. Ed. Note: I’ll be posting the menus in full as soon as I get them. Anyway, they’ll be opening in “a few weeks” so as I said, this is just a pre-preview – stay tuned for proper preview photos and an exact opening date soon. In the meantime:

23 light fixtures and lots more photos after the jump. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth January 9, 2018 at 11:55 am 0

This house is located at 1909 8th Street, NW. The Bright MLS listing says:

“Looking for an urban oasis? Then this is your house. Spacious rowhome on generous lot, with shopping, coffee, entertainment and transportation options right at your doorstep. Entertain like a champ with a light-filled living room that opens to a large, traditional dining room that flows into a renovated kitchen that steps right onto your back patio. Third bedroom is perfect size for a home office!”

You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/2 bath is going for $810,000.

by Prince Of Petworth January 3, 2018 at 3:15 pm 0


Photo by David McAuley

The following was written by PoPville contributor David McAuley, founder of Short Articles about Long Meetings.

Experts from DC Water said last night (January 2) that the storms that caused last summer’s flooding in Shaw were “one- to five-year events”. They also said that DC Water’s Northeast Boundary Tunnel Project (NEBT), currently under construction and designed to remedy the flooding, would not be completed until 2023. The implication is that flooding and sewer backups could easily happen again in Shaw, perhaps more than once, before the situation improves. DC Water is offering homeowners in potentially affected areas, including Shaw, a rebate program to encourage improvements to prevent sewer backup when (not if) the next storm of a similar type comes. (more…)

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