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by Prince Of Petworth April 20, 2018 at 2:15 pm 0

This rental is located at 1754 S Street, NW. The Craigslist ad says:

“$1545 / 450ft2 – Large Studio | Great Closet Space | Fireplace | Great Natural Light

The Pickwick Building
1754 S St. NW
Washington, DC 20009

Conveniently located at the corner of 18th and S Street NW, the Pickwick Apartments consists of 11 apartments in an attractive 3-story building. Stepping outside your door will take you to the numerous shops, restaurants, nightlife of DuPont Circle and Adams Morgan.

A spacious studio apartment is available May 8th and features: (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth April 20, 2018 at 1:45 pm 0

Thanks to Ellen for sending:

“This is Ms. Keesha, the lovely crossing guard at Garrison Elementary on 13th St NW. She goes above and beyond every day to make sure the kids and families at the school feel welcome and safe. But even more than that, she’s a community builder. Her enthusiasm is contagious! She engages with everyone, dog walkers, bikers, and neighbors, even those of us without any ties to the school. Commuters will toot a hello as they drive by. Even my dog, who mostly keeps his distance from people, will bound across the crosswalk to get to her. We miss her on the days we don’t see her! She deserves a big shout-out to show how much the community appreciates her!”

Your turn! If you have a fantastic crossing guard please take a photo include a few sentences of why S/He is so great. And include what neighborhood you are in. Thanks! [email protected]

by Prince Of Petworth April 20, 2018 at 1:30 pm 0

via google maps

A reader reports:

“I witnessed a hit and run accident at around 9:25 this morning at the corner of North Capital and Channing (not sure of the cross street, but it was around there). I was a few lanes away from the crash, in no position to stop, but I saw a car speed away from the scene (I’m not clear he was even at fault in the accident) and saw it was a black sporty Chevrolet with a license plate ending in 8085. I tried to follow the car to get the full plate, but he was going faster than I wanted and traffic didn’t allow me to catch up. I called MPD but they didn’t seem especially interested. No pedestrians or bikers were involved, just cars.

Hope no one was badly hurt but perhaps this information is useful to some one.”

by Prince Of Petworth April 20, 2018 at 1:15 pm 0

For folks who missed it in the rant/revel – here’s the latest from the Washington Post on D.C. Council member Trayon White Sr.

D.C. lawmaker who said Jews control the weather visits Holocaust Museum but leaves early:

“The photo, taken in 1935, depicts a woman in a dark dress shuffling down a street in Norden, Germany. A large sign hangs from her neck: “I am a German girl and allowed myself to be defiled by a Jew.” She is surrounded by Nazi stormtroopers.

D.C. Council member Trayon White Sr. (D-Ward 8) studied the image. “Are they protecting her?”

Lynn Williams, an expert on educational programs at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum and White’s tour guide for the day, stared at the photo.

“No,” she said. “They’re marching her through.”

“Marching through is protecting,” White said…”

Please read the full story here.

You can learn more about the Holocaust Museum here.

by Prince Of Petworth April 20, 2018 at 12:45 pm 0

By: Mimi Montgomery

Photo by Flickr user ctj71081


NEW J. COLE ALBUM: Rapper J. Cole’s new album KOD came out at midnight last night. Its announcement earlier this week was a surprise, and not much is known about it–come check it out for yourself at Songbyrd’s listening get-together tonight. They’ll play the album for everyone to hear, and have happy hour specials, too. (Songbyrd Record Cafe and Music House, 7 – 11 p.m., FREE)

WINE NOT: What would a weekend in D.C. be without some sort of alcohol festival? Wine Spectator is hosting a Grand Tour tasting today, and these aren’t your run-of-the-mill, grocery store wines, either. Each has been rated 90 points or higher by the magazine’s editorial staff, so it’s safe to say there won’t be any Barefoot. Come out and sip, meet winemakers, sample a buffet, and take home a souvenir glass. (Ronald Reagan Building, 7 – 10 p.m., $225)

CALL ME BY YOUR NAME: Did you see the Oscar-winning movie Call Me By Your Name? It was originally a book, and the author will be speaking at George Washington University tonight. André Aciman will be in conversation with Spencer Kornhaber, the Atlantic culture critic, to discuss the transition from literature to film and the story’s resonance in today’s society. (Lisner Auditorium, 7 p.m., $20)

MORE: Writing Lab (YogaWorks – Dupont Circle, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., $25), Georgetown Comedy Show (Chinese Disco, 7 – 9:30 p.m.), Women on the Move: Refugees Left Between Two States (The Global Women’s Institute, 5 – 6:30 p.m., FREE, registration required), European Ballroom Dance Lessons (Ultra Bar, 7:30 – 10 p.m., $14), Washington Wizards v. Toronto Raptors (Capital One Arena, 8 – 11 p.m., prices vary)

Photo by Flickr user abrowntable


ARE YOU KITTEN ME RIGHT MEOW?: Two words: kitten yoga!! That’s right–Yoga Heights will be partnering with the Humane Rescue Alliance for a feline-friendly flow. It’s the perfect time to work on your cat pose: You’ll do a gentle yoga class while kitties run around the room. And, yes, they’ll all be available for adoption. (Humane Rescue Alliance, 3 p.m. and 4:15 p.m., $25)

HERE FOR THE BEER: If beer isn’t your thing, read past this entry–it’s DC Beer Fest today at Nats Park. Stroll throughout the stadium while sampling a variety of craft and seasonal brews. A ticket gets you unlimited tastings, and there will be live music, games, and food trucks, too. (National Parks, 12 noon – 8 p.m., $45) (more…)

by PoP Sponsor April 20, 2018 at 12:15 pm 0

This weekend the district has events for all walks of life. Whether attending the DC Beer Festival at Nats Park or the National Cannabis Festival at RFK Stadium, you’ll need a palette cleanser once you sober up, whether it’s later on Saturday or the following morning. So check out some of our suggested open houses below and  to see the entire DC Open House List, click here.

  • 220 Gallatin Street NW — $615,000 — Petworth
    Open Sat. & Sun. 1-4 p.m.– Ed Carp
    “Tastefully & gently update, but full of classic charms.”
  • 2724 12th Street NE #9 — $564,900 — Brookland
    Open Sat. & Sun. 1-3 p.m.– Patrick Morris
    A modern 2 bed/2.5 bath on 2 levels & includes a parking space.
  • 514 D Street SE — $1,250,000 — Capitol Hill
    Open Sun. 1-4 p.m.– Michelle Buckman
    Four bedroom row home with a bright, updated kitchen.
  • 45 Sutton Square SW #402 — $735,000 — Southwest Waterfront
    Open Sat. & Sun. 12-3 p.m.– Gerard Muskus
    Ooooh those views.
  • 3310 Dent Place NW — $1,649,900 — Georgetown
    Open Sun. 1-4 p.m. — Samuel Davis
    Bland on the outside, classic on the inside.

by Prince Of Petworth April 20, 2018 at 11:45 am 0

This house is located at 727 Euclid Street NW. The Bright MLS listing says:

“Brand New Spacious & Luminous 5BR/4.5BA Townhome perched a top a hill in North Shaw overlooking all of Central DC. Nearly 3,000 SF of finished living space on 4 levels incl fully finished basement w/its own private entrance. Multiple private outdoor spaces culminating in a magnificent roof-top terrace. Secure, gated parking. 10″+ ceilings, unparalleled finishes & custom home automation system.”

You can see more photos here.

This 5 bed/4.5 bath is going for $1,995,000 ($369 monthly fee.)

by Prince Of Petworth April 20, 2018 at 10:45 am 0

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 Bright MLS, which is the local multiple listing system and/or Smartcharts by Showingtime. Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.

Featured Property: 603 Kenyon St NW
Legal Subdivision: Columbia Heights
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: Columbia Heights
Bedrooms: 4 Baths: 2.5 Parking: Surface Ownership: Fee Simple
Living Square Footage per Listing: 2115 square feet
Original List Price: $998,000. List Price at Contract: $949,000.
List Date: 1/7/2018 Days on Market: 50
Settled Sales Price: $940,000.
Seller Subsidy: $0.
Settlement Date: 4/14/2018
Transaction type: Standard

Original GDoN post can be seen: here.

The original listing can be seen here: here.

This property north of Howard University falls under the current legal subdivision of Columbia Heights, however, residents of the area typically refer to the neighborhood as Park View. To understand how complicated the origin and development of “legal” and colloquial neighborhood names are, check out this quote from the Wikipedia entry on Park View: (more…)


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