Been considering purchasing one of the new Townhomes being constructed on the hill overlooking D.C. in Anacostia. 314k for 3/2.5 with garage and terrace. I know it's Anacostia, but thinking there is some upside potential in it. I.e. Columbia Heights, AdMo, U-Street-esque.
I can almost see it being a destination area , in time.. somewhat like Miami's Wynwood district was/is ... Any input?? More»
2:32 PM 05/08/2013
Hi! I lived on the block of 100 R St for many years before moving out of the neighborhood. I dreamed back then of opening a deli/bakery in the old cleaners at the corner of N. Cap & R St NW. Does anyone know who owns it? I can't believe it's still sitting empty and would be interested to inquire into the property.
9:33 AM 04/22/2013
Anyone have tips for protesting property tax assessments? Mine went up by $30,000 in a year! Some of my neighbors are assessed low and others are assessed high.
If you live in Petworth, how much has your assessment gone up?
If you have successfully protested, please share any tips you have.
Thank you! More»
11:11 PM 03/15/2013
Back in January, the rental management company that services the coop building I rent in called and left a notice stating that "They had not received my rent payments for November, December, and January" and that if I did not pay by COB the next day, they would file a complaint for eviction in court. I panicked, and presumed the company was being truthful (or was at least competent enough to keep basic accounting records). At their request, I had also been paying via Cashier's Checks, so I wouldn't have known immediately whether the checks were not cas... More»
8:56 PM 02/25/2013
Does anyone know of that small apartment building near 11th and Kenyon (or maybe a block up from that - before you hit 11th, on the left hand side if you are headed west toward 14th)? It has a small white and black tiled lobby with chandelier, mailboxes, and stairs. It has a bit of a '20s art nouveau vibe. There's no doorman or front desk, and I want to look into moving in, but I can't figure out what it's called or how to contact management. Any leads would be great! Thank you! More»
3:20 AM 02/08/2013
I live next to this building and it has been an eyesore long before I moved to the neighborhood. It’s been sitting vacant (except for some rumored squatters?) with broken windows and has without a doubt kept our property values down in an otherwise great neighborhood. Doing a bit of research a while back it looked like the property was entangled in some legal dispute so I imagine rehab had to wait for this to settle down. Whoever owned it for the past few years must have lost a fortune by letting it remain in such sad shape and mostly, if not en... More»
12:34 PM 01/30/2013
Today our neighborhood won a huge victory for the little building at 1322 9th Street in Naylor Court that was under a raze death threat!
(1) Unanimous board support to block the raze permit.
(2) Unanimous support to deem the building as a contributing structure in the alley.
(3) A powerful admonition of the owner for the deplorable state of affairs ov... More»
7:26 AM 01/25/2013
Do any of you know if there are standard business hours for outdoor dining in a residential neighborhood? I live near 9th & V NW and have heard that Duffy's is looking into doing an outdoor patio seating area. I think this is a great idea, but am concerned about noise. I know that Duffy will go to great lengths to keep the noise controlled, but I'm still apprehensive especially during the week.
Can anyone comment with some standard hours for outdoor seating? I'd like to know what to expect is coming. Also any other advice would be great!
1:01 PM 01/07/2013
Does anyone know how the neighborhood of Petworth got its name? According to Wikipedia, there is a small town in southern England called Petworth, but I have not been able to find any information identifying said town as the neighborhood's namesake.
2:03 PM 12/17/2012
I am a local photographer and I am in search of a space in the area that can be used as a photo studio. A large open space is preferred and high ceilings is most important. If anyone knows of anything out there, or potentially coming on the market in the near future, please let me know! More»
1:21 PM 12/14/2012