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by Prince Of Petworth June 23, 2017 at 10:15 am 0

Marissa reports:

“Just a small portion of people outside Van Ness metro at 10am. A passerby told me there’s a fire and some medical emergencies? Anyway, if you’re a Lyft or uber driver you could make some serious cash taking people to downtown.”


Red Line service suspended btwn Dupont Circle & VAN NESS -track problem outside Dupont Circle.


by Prince Of Petworth June 16, 2017 at 10:55 am 6 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: 3815 Veazey St NW
Legal Subdivision: North Cleveland Park
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: North Cleveland Park
Bedrooms: 4 Baths: 3 Parking: Detached Garage Ownership: Fee Simple
Original List Price: $989,000. List Price at Contract: $989,000.
List Date: 5/11/2017 Days on Market: 7
Settled Sales Price: $989,000.
Seller Subsidy: $0.
Settlement Date: 6/09/2017
Transaction type: Standard

Original GDoN post can be seen: here.

The original listing can be seen here: here.

From the comments on the original GDoN post: “That is priced absurdly low for the area.”

Last sold in 1999 for $386,500. with an $11,595. subsidy from the Seller, this semi-detached single family home in West of the Park Upper NW DC ended up being a nice deal at $989,000. for the current Buyer in 2017. The median net price for settled semi-detached houses in North Cleveland Park in 2017 so far is $1,100,250. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth June 12, 2017 at 10:55 am 18 Comments

spotted around 37th and Warren St, NW

Back April we spoke about a sighting in Woodley Park. This is the first time I’ve ever seen a photo of one. So first off, thanks to Evelyn for sending from North Cleveland Park. Second, is it a coyote, coywolf or fox?

If you spot a hawk or any other bird of prey or any interesting wildlife around town, lunching or otherwise, and get a good photo please send in an email where you spotted it to [email protected] and I’ll add it to the queue. Hawks around Town is made possible by a generous grant from the Ben and Sylvia Gardner foundation.

by Prince Of Petworth May 12, 2017 at 12:00 pm 29 Comments

3815 Veazey St NW

This house is located at 3815 Veazey Street, NW. The MRIS listing says:

“Charming Mediterranean-Style Semi-Detached Home w/Old World Charm! Metro, Restaurants, & Shopping only moments away! Highly Sought-After North Cleveland Park Location! 4 Spacious Bedrooms (4th BR in attic) and 3 Full Baths! Dining Room opens to Gorgeous Garden & 2 Car Garage! LL w/Cozy Family Room, Full Bath, & Extra Storage Space. Beautiful Stucco facade & arched windows/doorways throughout.”


You can see more photos here.

This 4 bed/3 bath is going for $989,000.

by Prince Of Petworth February 24, 2017 at 11:30 am 13 Comments

Chef Huw Griffiths at Soapstone Market
Huw Griffith, Photo by FREDDE LIEBERMAN

And do not sleep on the slushies! While, I’ve mentioned the reubens, now I can also plug the pastrami with coleslaw on a toasted sesame bun. Get in my belly!! And if slushies don’t scratch your sweet tooth this oughta make you smile:

“Huw Griffith, a Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington “Pastry Chef of the Year” honoree, has been named executive pastry chef of Soapstone Market, a community marketplace located in the Van Ness area of Washington DC. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth January 13, 2017 at 9:25 am 11 Comments


Ever since the gas station at 15th and U screwed us by inexplicably replacing blue raspberry with mango, MANGO!?!?! I’ve been on the hunt. Miracle of miracles, I found it on our incredibly pleasant, prime slushie slurping weather day yesterday, Baruch Ha’Shem! Bless you Soapstone Market you will forever own a place in my heart. Also props for three flavor options – not messing around here! Also, for the very early word – the Reubens are excellent and the staff is incredible kind.

4465 Connecticut Ave, NW

by Prince Of Petworth December 12, 2016 at 10:10 am 0

A reader reports:

“I heard the Obamas ate at Casa Luca last night on 11th St. NW. I saw tons of cop cars patrolling 11th and guys in bulletproof vests and a big suv leaving the scene.”


4465 Connecticut Ave, NW (at Yuma)

And in other Chef Fabio Trabocchi, his new pasta house, Sfoglina, is officially open!!

Check out their menus here.

by Prince Of Petworth December 8, 2016 at 10:45 am 1 Comment


From a press release:

Van Ness Main Street will host their first MADE IN DC Pop Up Shop Saturday, December 10 and Sunday, December 11, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 4340 Connecticut Avenue NW.  This indoor marketplace will feature a rotating list of over 20 local makers featuring art, jewelry and accessories, fiber, home decor and packaged food.  

The pop up is a collaboration with the University of the District of Columbia and the Van Ness Main Street. 

Van Ness is home to many artist and local makers. This is a pilot activation  highlights local makers and drives traffic to the neighborhood. “Van Ness Main Street is working to increase retail options for our many residents and students by supporting our local creative class right here in Van Ness.” explains Theresa Cameron, Executive Director of Van Ness Main Street.

Pop-Up Vendors include:


by Prince Of Petworth December 7, 2016 at 11:40 am 1 Comment

Sfoglina inside the Park Van Ness building at 4465 Connecticut Ave, NW (at Yuma)

Finally!! Sfoglina is the pasta house from Fiola’s (et al) owner and Chef Fabio Trabocchi:

“Food binds us to each other. From the hands that prepare it to the friends you share it with, we cannot wait to spread the love in Van Ness!

Reservations are live! Find your table beginning Tuesday, 12/13″

Check out their menus here.

by Prince Of Petworth November 16, 2016 at 10:35 am 11 Comments

WAMU at 4401 Connecticut Ave., NW

From a press release:

“WAMU is thrilled to announce a new show for a changing America. 1A is a live two-hour daily national radio program hosted by Joshua Johnson, who brings to the airwaves a smart fresh voice with curiosity and empathy, convening a daily conversation about the most important issues of our time.

Distributed by NPR, 1A launches live on Monday, January 2, 2017 at 10 a.m. EST. Designed to succeed the iconic The Diane Rehm Show, and maintain the core values that made Diane’s show treasured by millions, 1A will provide deep conversation about the thorniest issues of our times delivered with insight, intimacy, and personality. 1A builds on Diane’s legacy of civil dialogue and analysis, while engaging with audiences when and where they choose, on the radio and in a daily podcast.

The show will take a deep and unflinching look at America, bringing context and insight to stories unfolding across the country and the world. Johnson says, “My professional passions have always centered on creativity, exploration and service. This moment in history demands these attributes of us. It’s a chance to tell stories more creatively, to explore ideas beyond our own, and to refocus on serving others.” (more…)


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