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by Prince Of Petworth December 8, 2017 at 2:15 pm 0

This rental is located at 4607 Connecticut Avenue, NW. The Craigslist ad says:

“$1500 / 322ft2 – Extra Storage, Resident Controlled Heat & Air Conditioning, Elevator

Distinctive Art Deco style combined with modern community amenities in a desirable location surrounded by convenient shopping dining and entertainment destinations–this is life at The Chesapeake Apartments. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth December 8, 2017 at 1:45 pm 0

I’m curious how many from PoPville have been:


Also, if you see fireworks at 10:30pm tonight – this is why.

From a press release:

“Since officially opening its doors one year ago, MGM National Harbor, the Capital Region’s first fully integrated resort experience, has engaged millions of guests from across the globe while delivering on the promise of significant contributions to Prince George’s County.

The anniversary caps off a year of remarkable accomplishments for MGM National Harbor: (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth December 8, 2017 at 1:15 pm 0


Photo by PoPville flickr user UrsulaAntares

From a press release:

“The Department of Public Works (DPW) is pleased to announce that there will now be three locations open throughout the winter season for residents to bring their food waste to be composted. The food waste drop-off locations at Columbia Heights, Dupont Circle, and Eastern Market will now be open year-round.

“Since the District first launched our Food Waste Drop-Off program in the spring, we’ve seen residents’ interest continue to grow,” said DPW Director Christopher Shorter. “With locations now open throughout the winter months, we’re able to provide residents with an easy way to compost their leftover food scraps year-round.”

Earlier this year on Earth Day, Mayor Bowser kicked off DPW’s first citywide Food Waste Drop-Off program. Through the free service, residents are able to drop-off food waste at designated farmers markets in all eight city wards. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth December 8, 2017 at 12:45 pm 0


847 Upshur Street, NW courtesy Lulabelle’s

From an email:

“We are excited to announce the Grand Opening of Lulabelle’s Sweet Shop Saturday, December 9, 2017. Thanks to Petworth’s patience and its avid support of our pop-up events, we are now ready to open our doors! This Saturday, during the Upshur Street Art & Craft Fair, sweeten up your day and stop by the shop. Front of house, you’ll find a variety of candy, unique housewares, and gifts for people of all ages. In the back, we have Taharka Brothers ice cream by-the-scoop in flavors such as Grapefruit Campari Sorbet, Milk Chocolate, and Gravel Road, as well as coffee, hot chocolate, and a special peppermint drink for the opening weekend.


courtesy Lulabelle’s

Our temporary hours as we adjust to being open will be 10-6 Fridays, Saturdays, & Sundays. We can’t wait to start serving up delicious treats for you all!”


Back in 2008

by PoP Sponsor December 8, 2017 at 12:15 pm 0

With temperatures in the low 40s, this season in DC can become the most tiresome since it’s pitch black before you can even make it to a happy hour. Luckily this weekend there’s an abundance of open houses all across the city, most of which (we assume) have heating. So if your favorite rooftop deck or brunch spot aren’t accessible because of the cold, why not check out some of our recommended DC Open Houses below:

For the entire DC Open House List click here.

  • 841 Decatur Street NW — $759,900 — Petworth
    Open SUN. 2-4PM — Creig Northrop
    Renovated 4-bedroom modern rowhouse.
  • 1272 Penn Street NE — $649,000 — Trinidad
    Open SUN. 1-3PM — Gulia Abdullina
    “Exquisite end row-house with all modern amenities you desire.”
  • 430 M Street SW #N607 — $475,000 — Southwest Waterfront
    Open SUN. 1-3PM — Eddie Rangel
    A touch outdated, but in a prime, bustling location.

by Prince Of Petworth December 8, 2017 at 12:14 pm 0

Hilary reports:

“Current closure- the entire 6th Street block on H Street, NE. A suspicious package dropped off in Starbucks. Apartment building and businesses evacuated on the south side of the street- currently watching from Whole Foods.

Bomb dog went in and came out, no uptick after the dog came out so I think I think it’s going to be cleared but still waiting.

Update 12:25pm: “Sure, we’re cleared to go back in!” (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth December 8, 2017 at 11:55 am 0

This house is located at 616 Ingraham Street, NW. The Bright MLS listing says:

“Beautifully renovated Petworth home w/ 3 stunning finished levels. This home boasts 3BR, 3.5BA, spacious gourmet kitchen w/granite & SS appliances. HW floors on main & upper levels. MBR suite w/ vaulted ceiling & original exposed brick. Fenced meticulous backyard includes large deck, secure storage area & off-street parking. Fabulous location close to transportation, small businesses & grocery.”

You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/3.5 bath is going for $635,000.

by Prince Of Petworth December 8, 2017 at 11:35 am 0


Photo by Lori

“Dear PoPville,

L St NW is blocked off in front of my building (between 13th & 14th St) to both car & foot traffic – lots of police presence – building personnel is saying it’s related to suspicious activity. I was just wondering if anyone had more info – all I could find was this tweet from DC Traffic”

At first I thought this was probably a suspicious package but I’m hearing there may have been a specific threat directed at a building down there. Updates when more is known.

Update:

Reader update:

“All clear now and open to traffic.”

by Prince Of Petworth December 8, 2017 at 11:15 am 0

By: Mimi Montgomery

Photo by Julian Ortiz

FRIDAY, DEC. 8

LET’S DANCE: The OPEN BOX Project is an improvised and composed dance and music performance that opens tonight at Dupont Underground. Hosted by CulturalDC, it features music by rogue collective and dancers from Orange Grove Dance. The underground architecture serves as inspiration for the evening, and guests become immersed in the work as they follow the musicians and dancers through the tunnel. (Dupont Underground, Friday and Saturday 8 p.m., senior and student $22, regular $30)

#BRINGBACKTHE90S: Relive the glory days that were the 90s at the 9:30 Club’s ultimate dance party. The No Scrubs 90s Dance Party will be bumping all night with Nirvana, TLC, Backstreet Boys, the Beastie Boys, DJ Kool, and the entire gang. MC Hammer pants not required, but highly encouraged. (9:30 Club, 10 p.m. – 1 a.m., $16)

INTERNATIONAL ART: Take in some art tonight at the Embassy of the Republic of Malawi. Artist Kenneth Namalomba will debut his exhibit “Tales of an African Child,” which dives beyond the superficial, surface images often seen from Africa. Join Namalomba as he explores the conflict between inner self and societal projections. (Embassy of the Republic of Malawi, 9 p.m., FREE, registration required)

READY, SET, GLOW: Tonight is the debut of the fourth Georgetown GLOW exhibit, an outdoor public light art installation. Set against the historic backdrop of Georgetown, it’s a whole new way to take on the sparkle of the holiday season. Wander through the neighborhood to catch all the glowing art, and don’t be afraid to get up close and personal: Viewers are encouraged to interact and play with the artwork. (Georgetown, 5 – 10 p.m., FREE)

MORE: Roni Size (U Street Music Hall, 11 p.m. – 3 a.m., $25), Sounds from the Sea Opening Reception (Honfleur Gallery, 6 – 9 p.m., FREE)

Photo by Jess J

SATURDAY, DEC. 9 (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth December 8, 2017 at 10:45 am 0

Ed. Note: The Washington Business Journal reported that this was John McLaughlin‘s house, RIP.

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 Compass. 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 MRIS (Metropolitan Regional Information Systems), which is the local multiple listing system and/or Smartcharts by Showingtime. Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.

Featured Property: 3116 Woodland Dr NW
Legal Subdivision: Massachusetts Avenue Heights
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: Massachusetts Avenue Heights
Bedrooms: 4 Baths: 4.5 Parking: Attached 2 Garage Ownership: Fee Simple
Lot size: 17,581 square feet
Original List Price: $2,495,000. List Price at Contract: $2,495,000.
List Date: 7/3/2017 Days on Market: 8
Settled Sales Price: $2,625,000.
Seller Subsidy: $0.
Settlement Date: 12/1/2017
Transaction type: Standard
Original GDoN post can be seen: here.
The original listing can be seen here: here.

The average sale price in 2017 in the Mass Ave Heights neighborhood, near the Cathedral, Garfield Street, and the Vice President’s mansion, is over $5,000,000. The subject property, which is a 1955 detached home on a nearly half acre lot, is a bit of outlier, and not just because at a $2.5 Million list, it was priced at the low end of the neighborhood.

This sale is notable within the price point because it not only went under contract within eight days, it sold more than 5% above the list price. (more…)

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