Archive for January 26, 2009

Police Shooting

Posted in Crime, Near Northeast on January 26, 2009 by Kent

The Post reports that D.C. police shot and killed a man today after a stabbing and a scuffle in the 800 block of Seventh Street NE, police spokeswoman Traci Hughes said. More details>>

1607 T Street, NW #C

Posted in Dupont Circle, Real Estate on January 26, 2009 by Kent


When I first approached this plain Jane of a building, I really expected a dive. I was told that the building was built in the 1980s, and it has NO street appeal. However, once inside, it was remarkable pleasant.

This condo has 1096 sq. ft., 2 bed rooms, and 2 1/2 baths. Selling for $624,000, it seemed very livable and reasonably priced. Its also in a great location.

I’m not going to say its perfect. There are some things that could be better. The natural wood floors had a few stains and the kitchen was dated, but usable. One thing that was nice, though, was the amount of natural light. Some of this was due to the southern exposure and the sky lights on the second level. More details>>

Deron DeCesare

Posted in DeCesare, Deron, Dupont Circle, Prints on January 26, 2009 by Kent

coastal-3Opening today through February 22, the Washington Printmakers Gallery will feature artist Deron DeCesare.  The Gallery will have an opening for DeCesare on Friday, February 6, from 5 pm to 8 pm. Washington Printmakers Gallery is located at 1732 Connecticut Ave., NW. For additional information, visit the Washington Printmakers Gallery Web site.

Just Another Saturday on Rock Creek Church Rd

Posted in Park View, Petworth, Wrecks, Collisions, & Accidents on January 26, 2009 by Kent

0191 I have no idea how a car even gets close to hitting this street light from the direction it was going.

There are many accidents on the stretch of Rock Creek Church Rd between 5th and Upshur in a year. This one was at the corner of RCCR & 5th. People drive WAY to fast on this stretch of road, and when you facter in the sharp curve in the middle, and that people try to beat the light, frankly, I’m somewhat surprised there aren’t more.

I have no idea what the answer is. Speed bumps wouldn’t be the answer, as its a main route for the bus and ambulances use it frequently to get to the Washington Hospital Center. At least this fool hit the traffic light … so if there is any damage the city will fix it. The last idiot hit the fence of the Soldier’s Home, and they haven’t lifted a finger to repair the damage.

Park Place (Condos) Nearing Completion

Posted in 16th Street Heights, Condos/Apartments, Petworth on January 26, 2009 by Kent

Installation of the decorative roof canopy for the Park Place Apartments (Condos) on Georgia Avenue began on Friday. I know everyone who uses the Georgia Ave./Petworth Metro is following the progress with interest.0041



Utility Work @ Upshur & Arkansas

Posted in 16th Street Heights on January 26, 2009 by Kent

001 Yesterday the intersection of Upshur and Arkansas was partially closed down for utility work — which I thought was odd for a Sunday. There was a Washington Gas truck there, but no news on their Web site. There also wasn’t any mention of it on the AlertDC Web site. Anyone know what was going on?

Happy Chinese New Year — Year of the Ox

Posted in Holidays on January 26, 2009 by Kent