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Apartment for Rent - One Minute to Cleveland Park Metro

Bruce Walter
 


FOR RENT: Pleasant lower level one bedroom apartment in house in a great Cleveland Park location. One minute walk to the Red Line Metro and also Connecticut Avenue/Porter Street bus lines. Full kitchen, washer and dryer and separate entrance. Very close to stores, restaurants, supermarket, public library, post office, car/bike shares and Rock Creek Park with jogging trails. Utilities included except for cable/internet. Available August 16 onward.

For more information please reply to wbnma@... [wbnma @ aol dot com].

Jim


Buyers Needed - DC Real Estate Market Update #buyers #realestate #dcrealestate

Jennifer Knoll
 

Here is your weekly real estate market update in DC. I also have buyers looking for the following - if you know anyone selling, please let me know:

  • Serious buyer looking for 3 bedroom condo or co-op in Van Ness
  • I have multiple buyers looking for homes in upper NW from Woodley Park to Chevy Chase, MD from $900,000-$1,800,000
  • 3 Bedroom Condo or Co-op in Cleveland Park
  • 3 Bedroom at Tilden Gardens Co-op
  • 4 bedrooms up (one can be attic). Looking for anything from a teardown to a renovated beauty. Price between $850,000-1,750,000 depending on condition. Preferred location is between Connecticut and Wisconsin Aves, from North Cleveland Park to Friendship Heights. Flexible on timing.
  • House in boundary for Lafayette with basement that can accommodate a ping pong table
  • Teardown or gut renovation project in Arlington
  • Teardown or gut renovation project in NW from Woodley Park all the way through Chevy Chase MD (south of East West highway)
  • 2 bedroom, 2 full bathrooms in Van Ness

Jennifer Knoll
Senior Vice President, Compass
m: 202.441.2301
o: 202.386.6330
j@... [j @ jenniferknoll dot com]

Cleveland Park Listserv Sponsor 


Re: ISO Organization to donate furniture

Andrew Wassenich
 


LighthouseDC https://lighthousewdc.org/ is an organization that provides furniture to folks who are formerly homeless/low income.
 
Andrew Wassenich

- original message -
Hi neighbors, Sadly, we have made the decision to leave CP and DC. Does anyone know of an organization that will take furniture at this time? A Wider Circle is not taking pickups right now. Thanks


DC Council Budget update

Keshini
 


Dear neighbors, 

“The chairman of the D.C. Council on Tuesday abandoned his own proposal to tax advertising, leaving city officials scrambling to figure out what to cut from the budget to make up for an estimated $18 million loss in projected revenue.” This is how Washington Post reporter Fenit Nirappil opens his article on the DC Council budget vote yesterday, which Councilmembers labeled a “debacle” and a “dumpster fire.”  

The advertising tax was Chairman Mendelson’s poorly thought-out proposal to raise revenue for violence interruption programs, rental assistance, mental-health treatment in schools, cash assistance for workers who are excluded from federal assistance, and more. The tax would burden the already struggling newspaper industry, and it would have been far better to raise revenues through a small increase in income taxes for the wealthiest DC families, i.e. those earning $250K or more. But a majority on the Council could not summon the political will to do so. Mendelson, Bonds, Grosso, Pinto, Cheh, Todd, McDuffie and Gray voted against the income tax increase proposed by Charles Allen on July 7th; Silverman, Robert White, Nadeau, Allen and Trayon White voted for it.  

Now Chairman Mendelson has asked the Council to figure out $18M in cuts to safety net programs that are more important than ever in the middle of a pandemic. The vote is expected this Thursday afternoon. The Council can and should explore other ways to raise the revenues, including asking the wealthiest DC residents to pay more. What they should NOT do is to cut needed programs at the nth hour.

Speak up before Thursday’s vote: Click here to email your Councilmembers to urge them to NOT make further cuts to the budget. Our own Ward 3 Councilmember Mary Cheh is a key vote!   

Kesh Ladduwahetty
Van Ness Street


TAKEN: free senior dog food and joint chews

eylchanin
 

Hi Everyone,
 
Thanks for your quick responses - both the dog food and joint chews have been claimed. 
 
Jackie 


Re: ISO ophthalmologist - Dr. Daniel Pluznik

Terri Shaw
 

I agree about Dr. Pluznik, if you can get an appointment. I think others in his practice are OK too.
https://dceyedocs.wordpress.com/contact-us-2/ 

Terri Shaw

- previous message - 
I second Carren's recommendation of Dr. Pluznik. He did my cataract removal surgery a couple of years ago. I found him to be equally as kind and knowledgeable. The surgery was wonderfully successful. His staff were all highly professional. I'm thrilled with the results. 

- previous message -
I highly recommend my ophthalmologist, Dr. Daniel Pluznik with Eye Physicians of Washington. 202/296-4900, 1155 21st Street, NW, Three Lafayette Centre, Mall Level, Suite 400.     
https://dceyedocs.wordpress.com/contact-us-2/
Dr. Pluznik is incredibly knowledgeable, very kind, and will sit and listen to your questions. He too tends to schedule up quickly. Whether that's true now, however, I don't know.
The practice takes Medicare and I'm sure other insurances. You could call to ask about Aetna. 


ISO lawyer to help with tenant issues

susanratigan
 


I am writing because a friend of mine is in need of a lawyer to help with several issues he is having with his landlord. He is a recipient of a housing voucher but the place where he lives is crime ridden, not well maintained (he woke to rain coming through his ceiling in buckets today), and the property manager is abusive. We have spoken several times with Neighborhood Legal Services Program and they have been very nice, but the lawyers are in training and we are assigned a new one every six months. I am willing to pay for a lawyer for my friend, but I want to know it is someone who will take this seriously. The two goals are to find a new place for them to live (we applied at many different buildings but he was turned down due to poor credit rating even though the city is paying via voucher) and perhaps pursuing a small claims case for my friend.

If you have any lawyers you recommend or recommend against, please send me the info. And if you have any information on buildings that will take someone with a voucher without doing a credit check, please let me know. 

Thank you.
Susan
susanratigan @ yahoo dot com 


Re: Firehook Is Closing...and Coppi's Organic, Too

wgorlick
 


It isn't realistic to think that we can simply pass laws requiring landlords not to evict commercial tenants or reduce their rents unless the District as a whole restructures property taxes that are driving the high rents. Landlords are not known to be a charitable enterprise, and just pretending that we can put the entire burden on landlords while maintaining high property taxes that the landlords pay directly, or pass on to their lessees, is not realistic. And while I support the $15 minimum wage in the District, it is shocking how much more expensive it is to eat out in the District compared to the DC suburbs or in other parts of the Northeast, and I have to think that is also hurting District restaurant establishments.

But the District is going the other way, the Council just voted to increase taxes on residents and businesses. And while the tax increases already passed were fairly minor because Mayor Bowser said she would veto larger tax hikes, in the fall, given that Ed Lazere will almost surely win his Council race along with a host of other progressives who believe that taxes must be greatly increased to pay for new social programs, there will be a veto-proof majority in the Council who if anything will increase property and other business taxes, as well as on District households with combined family income exceeding $250,000.  

While I support tax increases to pay for new social spending, we should understand that our need for tax revenue will drive the domination of the District's retail corridors by national retail changes and other types of more profitable businesses such as health care that have greater economies of scale to negotiate rent increases with landlords, and the ability to hire law firms to fight property tax assessments where they pay the property tax (a common provision in retail leases) -- resources that smaller businesses just don't have. There will be fewer locally owned restaurants in our retail corridors, and more national drug store chains, retail bank branches, and dental and other medical offices owned by hedge funds. And while I see this as a sad development, the silver lining is that the business taxes, along with higher income taxes on District residents, will give us increased tax revenues to pay for critically necessary social programs for the poor -- at least to the extent that the law firms hired by the national businesses and hedge funds are not successful in decreasing the business property tax assessments.

- Warren


Re: ISO ophthalmologist - Dr. Daniel Pluznik

Carol Ragsdale
 


I second Carren's recommendation of Dr. Pluznik. He did my cataract removal surgery a couple of years ago. I found him to be equally as kind and knowledgeable. The surgery was wonderfully successful. His staff were all highly professional. I'm thrilled with the results. 

Best wishes. 
Carol Ragsdale
Adams Morgan

- previous message -
I highly recommend my ophthalmologist, Dr. Daniel Pluznik with Eye Physicians of Washington. 202/296-4900, 1155 21st Street, NW, Three Lafayette Centre, Mall Level, Suite 400.   
https://dceyedocs.wordpress.com/contact-us-2/
Dr. Pluznik is incredibly knowledgeable, very kind, and will sit and listen to your questions. He too tends to schedule up quickly. Whether that's true now, however, I don't know.
The practice takes Medicare and I'm sure other insurances. You could call to ask about Aetna. 


Re: ISO ophthalmologist

Andrea Kessler
 


I recently went to Dr. Sastry in Bethesda, sent my husband to him as well, and both of us were very happy with him. He seems to take most insurance (but call to ask) and was extremely kind and attentive. Here is his website: https://bethesdaretina.com/about-dr-sastry/.
 
Andrea
 
Andrea Kessler
Mobile: 240-475-9658


Re: Firehook Is Closing

Barbara Kraft
 

Might CM Cheh set up a meeting with the landlord and a few of us neighbors, the CPCA, the ANC? Seems to me our neighborhood has significant interest and investment these amenities.

Barbara on Upton


Re: Firehook Is Closing...and Coppi's Organic, Too

Michael Goldstein
 

Firehook is closing because the landlord will not sign a long-term lease - my guess is because they want to sell their CP properties to a developer for redevelopment - not what our neighborhood needs!

The landlord needs to hear from neighbors the impact his decisions are having on our neighborhood. Contact info is located here: https://www.cihproperties.com/investor-relations/

Many thanks-
Michael
28th Street, NW


Re: Firehook Is Closing...and Coppi's Organic, Too

Judith Peres
 

I’m relatively new to the neighborhood and am saddened at the loss of interesting business that appeal to me. I'm wondering if there is an effort to have the block go under so that larger development can buy up the space.

I hear from friends in NY about that type of strategy. Is there a way to find out? Are there any organizations to work with to help save the small businesses?

Thanks,
Judy
--
Judith R. Peres
301-455-5140


Re: ISO info/advice on on renting out condos in small buildings

Nancy Szemraj
 


And request  6 months  of condo meeting minutes. This is where all the issues are raised.  
 
Nancy S.

- previous message -
By-laws vary by development. Some are extremely restrictive (e.g., cannot rent in first 3 years of ownership, must rent for minimum of one year). Newer developments, wary of Air BnB rents, have special provisions. So the answer is: Read the By-Laws.


Re: ISO Organization to donate furniture

Patrice Gancie
 


Lutheran Social Services (lssnca.org) has a link on their website to schedule pickup of furniture and household supplies they in turn give to refugee families resettling in our area. 
 
Patrice Gancie

- original message -
Hi neighbors, Sadly, we have made the decision to leave CP and DC. Does anyone know of an organization that will take furniture at this time? A Wider Circle is not taking pickups right now. Thanks


Re: Firehook Is Closing...and Coppi's Organic, Too

Josh Foster
 


This WaPo article is about my hometown in Massachusetts where small business is collapsing along "main street" because of the pandemic. The irony is the current small businesses eliminated the small businesses from my childhood, and now in turn are closing because the local university is shuttered. A microcosm of the nation, and perhaps things to come for CP?
 
The end of small business Giant corporations may be the only survivors in the post-pandemic economy

--
Josh Foster
M) 202-277-5643


ISO Organization to donate furniture

linda loc <heffaxlump@...>
 

Hi neighbors,

Sadly, we have made the decision to leave CP and DC. Does anyone know of an organization that will take furniture at this time? A Wider Circle is not taking pickups right now.

Thanks,
Linda


Re: ISO DC Flag Face Masks

Hilary Winn
 


Made in DC has several DC-themed masks:
 
 

Hilary Winn 

- original message -
Dear Neighbors,
I have not had any luck finding white and red face masks with the DC Flag design. I would also like to find at least one with the Maryland flag. I would like to send them to our daughter who now lives on foreign shores. Our daughter in London, especially, must wear a mask at all times when she is not in her own flat. It is the law of the land—now!
Have sent her some made from fabric she will recognize from her quilt. But I thought a DC and a MD flag would make her feel at home.
Thanks for the help.


Re: No mail delivery on Macomb St

Carren Kaston
 


It sounds like something that would be done to prevent people from getting their mail-in ballots or voter registration materials. Either done for that purpose or having that effect in any case.

Carren Kaston

- previous message -
I've read many posts about delayed or undelivered mail over the last few weeks, and I've had the same experience. My sister - who is a postal carrier in New York - told me that with the new Postmaster General, a Trump appointee, is making massive changes that are disrupting mail delivery all over the country. Google it and you'll find this as well as a number of news articles. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-postoffice-idUSKCN24L2R4   


ISO DC Flag Face Masks

Eleanor
 

Dear Neighbors,

I have not had any luck finding white and red face masks with the DC Flag design. I would also like to find at least one with the Maryland flag. I would like to send them to our daughter who now lives on foreign shores. Our daughter in London, especially, must wear a mask at all times when she is not in her own flat. It is the law of the land—now!

Have sent her some made from fabric she will recognize from her quilt. But I thought a DC and a MD flag would make her feel at home.

Thanks for the help.

Eleanor O.

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