by Prince Of Petworth — May 30, 2017 at 9:30 am 16 Comments

via google maps

From MPD:

“Fifth District Community, 5D had a call for service for multiple gun shots in the rear of 1400 Block North Capitol St NW this afternoon [Monday]. In light of recent shooting over the weekend, the 5th District had deployed additional units to that area. The area was quickly saturated with the 5D units along with the MPD Gun Recovery unit. 2 arrests were made and multiple weapons were recovered. No injuries were reported.


May 29, 2017 5:07 PM


CPWL-Sounds of Gun Shots-Destruction of Proper


1400 North Capitol St NW (Rear of)”

by Prince Of Petworth — May 27, 2017 at 9:00 am 7 Comments

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Update from MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred in the 100 block of Q Street, Northwest on Saturday, May 27, 2017.
At approximately 1:01 am, members of the Fifth District were alerted to the sound of gunshots. Upon arrival, they located an unconscious adult male suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. DC Fire and EMS responded to the scene and found no signs consistent with life. The victim remained on the scene until transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.
The decedent has been identified as 32 year-old Algernon Harvey Jones, of Southeast, DC.
After further investigation, officers learned seven additional people, six adult males and one adult female, sustained gunshot wounds. The victims were taken to area hospitals with non-life threatening injuries.
The Metropolitan Police Department seeks the public’s assistance in locating two suspects in this case. Both suspects are described as black males wearing dark clothing. They were last seen fleeing the scene in a black vehicle with tinted windows, heading eastbound on Q Street, Northwest.
The Metropolitan Police Department currently offers a reward of up to $25,000 to anyone that provides information which leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for any homicide committed in the District of Columbia. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the police at 202-727-9099. Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by sending a text message to 50411.”

From MPD (sent at 6am):

“The Fifth District responded to the 100 blk of Q Street NW for a shooting. Once on scene the officers located a black male unconscious and not breathing. The male was suffering from a gunshot to his head. DCFEMS and EMS responded to the scene and found no signs of life. Four other victims were also located several blocks away with Non-life-threatening gunshot wounds. All four were transported to the hospital. The case is being investigated by Homicide Branch. Any information please contact them directly.”

Ed. Note: Also another big emergency response nearby:

by Prince Of Petworth — May 23, 2017 at 9:30 am 7 Comments

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From MPD:

“On May 22, 2017 at approximately 10:04 p.m. 5D officers responded to the unit block of Bates Street, Northwest for a shooting. Upon arrival the officers found 2 adult victims with gunshot wounds. The victims appeared stable and were transported to an area hospital for treatment. No suspect look-out was given. Any persons with information please contact the Metropolitan Police at 202-727-9099. Additional information will be forthcoming.”

by Prince Of Petworth — May 19, 2017 at 10:00 am 6 Comments

300 Florida Ave, NW

From Lost Sock Roasters:

“We are back with a new pop-up! We’ll be slinging espresso drinks, cold brew, and cascara fizz at Anxo (300 Florida Ave NW). We’ll be there until the end of May every Saturday and Sunday from 11am – 4pm. Anxo will be serving their brunch menu.”

Check out the Lost Sock Roasters menu after the jump. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth — May 15, 2017 at 1:45 pm 12 Comments


Awesome! I love random horse sightings. Derik writes:

“We were enjoying happy hour at Royal on Florida Ave yesterday, when this guy rode by. I’m guessing he was just out for a nice Sunday afternoon ride, but we were trying to figure out where he keeps a horse in or near the city! I’m sure there’s a Maryland driver joke in there somewhere, but I can’t think of anything witty right now.”

by Prince Of Petworth — May 12, 2017 at 9:30 am 82 Comments

via google maps

From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Major Crash Unit are investigating a traffic accident that occurred on Friday, April 28, 2017, at approximately 2:49 pm, that resulted in a fatality.

The operator of a bicycle was traveling northbound on First Street, Northwest, when he passed through a red light at Florida Avenue, Northwest. An operator of a Ford pick-up truck was traveling westbound on Florida Avenue, Northwest, where the bicyclist collided with the pick-up truck. DC Fire and EMS personnel transported the bicyclist to an area hospital for treatment.

On Wednesday, May 10, 2017, the bicyclist, identified as 74-year-old Dan Neidhardt of Northeast, DC, died from his injuries.

The case is currently under investigation by the Major Crash Investigations Unit. Anyone with information regarding this case should call 202-727-9099.”

by Prince Of Petworth — May 11, 2017 at 2:45 pm 20 Comments

one way
Photo by PoPville flickr user Erin

“Dear PoPville,

I live on a one-way block of 4th street NW (between M and N). It’s surrounded by a few very busy streets (New York Ave and New Jersey) and people very frequently cut down the street in the wrong direction at high speeds to bypass traffic. This is obviously super dangerous, and frustrating (we recently bought a house here and primary motivation was the relatively quiet, traffic-free street). We have seen many near misses where pedestrians don’t think to check for traffic coming in the wrong direction. Is there a way to submit a complaint to DDOT or to ask for additional enforcement of traffic laws?”

by Prince Of Petworth — May 5, 2017 at 10:00 am 5 Comments


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 the Bediz Group, LLC at Keller Williams Capital Properties . 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 Metropolitan Regional Information Systems (MRIS), which is the local multiple listing system and/or Smartcharts by Showingtime. Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.

Featured Property: 1534 1st Street, NW
Legal Subdivision: Old City #2
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: Old City #2
Bedrooms: 3 Baths: 1.5 Parking: Street Ownership: Fee Simple
Original List Price: $644,900. List Price at Contract: $644,900.
List Date: 2/14/2017 Days on Market: 3
Settled Sales Price: $600,000.
Seller Subsidy: $0.
Settlement Date: 4/24/2017
Transaction type: Standard

Original GDoN post can be seen: here.

The original listing can be seen here: here.


Located just south of Bloomingdale in Truxton Circle, west of NOMA, and east of Shaw, this Formstone coated Victorian settled more than 6% below list price. These Victorians tend to be smaller in scale than their larger cousins in Bloomingdale, however, they are in close proximity to the New York Ave Metro, the Bloomingdale Farmer’s Market, Big Bear Café, and the numerous new restaurants in the area.

Truxton Circle was a bit overlooked during the big renovation boom of the (Pre-NOMA development) early to mid 2000s, so although there are plenty of renovated properties being sold, houses in need of TLC can still be found. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth — May 1, 2017 at 2:15 pm 35 Comments

trash pile
1605 New Jersey Ave, NW

“Dear PoPville,

Our neighbors moved out last week and left a glorious pile of junk, trash, and waste behind for us. The rats have joined the flies and birds over the 2 days this pile has been in our lives. The tenant committed to removing the garbage but he seems to be operating on a far different timescale than his former neighbors.

I’ve filed 311 complaints with Sanitation (for the junk) and Health (for the wildlife) but I am curious if there is a more immediate step I can take to get this pile removed or, at the very least, a citation of the tenant or landlord. If other folks have dealt with this, I’d love to hear how they handled things. Unfortunately I don’t have contact info for the tenant or the landlord.”

by Prince Of Petworth — April 26, 2017 at 11:30 am 7 Comments

300 Florida Ave, NW

From an email:

“This Sunday 4/30, ANXO will be hosting a Calçotada from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Calçotada is a Catalan festival and celebration of calçot onions. On our patio, we will be grilling unfathomable amounts of onions, which are wrapped in newspaper as they are grilled. Guests pull away the charred exteriors, dip the onions in romesco, and slurp them up. The onions will also be served with grilled pan con tomate.

Photo by Farrah Skeiky courtesy ANXO

In addition to ANXO’s extensive cider menu and select porrónes, ANXO will be holding free Txotx demonstrations on the top of each hour through the event. Txotx is the Basque celebration of cider, and revolves around catching cider straight from the barrel.

The cider poured for this Txotx will be ANXO Sidra Natural #1. This is the first cider fermented in house at our 300 Florida Avenue location. In addition to being poured for the Txotx, 120 bottles will be available for sale at the event.

This event is a special one for ANXO. It combines Catalan culinary traditions native to our chef, Alex Vallcorba, and Basque cider traditions that drive our cider list. (more…)


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