Monday, June 11, 2007

Psst! Want A $400K DC House At The Corner Of Gang & War?

From The Washington Post:

While crews have existed for years, gang fighting exploded last summer and has not slowed since, said Alexander Padro, 43, who has lived in Shaw for 10 years.

Last summer "was the first time I've heard daytime fire," he said. "To me, that was the first time it really became a concern."

Since then, Padro said, police cruisers became fixtures on most corners, neighbors limited their outdoor time, bloggers monitored the shootings and homeowners didn't repair bullet holes in their houses for fear of having to fix them again anyhow. So, the truce was good news for many Shaw residents, but he said they are waiting to see if it sticks.

"The longer we go without hearing six shots fired in the dark, the safer we will feel," Padro said.

6th Street NW is the dividing line for warring gangs? Thank goodness the gangs declared a truce last Thursday night! Just 4 blocks down the street, the cheapest "recently renovated" neighborhood house for sale is ready for new owners...

Completely renovated 1100 sqft 3bd/2.5 ba home in NW w/all the bells & whistles.Stainless steel appliances,forced air heating & central AC,hrdwd flrs,granite counter tops,high ceilings,& bay windows on each lvl provide gorgeous lighting.Entire upper lvl,Master ste loft includes walkin closet & mstr bath w/jacuzzi tub.Two junior-sized rooms in Eng. bsmt.10 min walk to NY Ave metro & Instant equity!

Hm. "Complete with live gun violence" isn't mentioned in the realtor's remarks, is it?

Want to bet that the realtor is hoping for an out-of-town, sight-unseen buyer who doesn't know the District?

Truly heavy sigh.

Best bar bet in the world: Delilah didn't do it.
Judges 16:19--


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