August 2016

Found 6 blog entries for August 2016.

Abbott Klar Real Estate Group once again shatters records in Brookland!
We are proud to announce that 1230 Quincy St NE Washington DC, closed today for $1,483,000.
This is the highest priced house ever sold in Brookland.
Congratulations to our sellers and the new happy homeowners!

Beautiful Brookland: Live HERE!

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1230 Quincy St NE Washington DC Exterior front

Four stories of modern elegance combine with classic styling to create the perfect home. This masterpiece was carefully renovated and expanded into a grand and modern home with 8 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms spread out over more than 5,000 square feet of luxurious living.
The welcoming main level combines formal spaces  with a grand and inviting kitchen. A family room with natural light from a wall of windows creates an

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Bipeds of Brookland: Jackie Young

 Bipeds of Brookland: Jackie Young

Jackie Young became involved in progressive politics in high school. In the 70s, her love of travel combined with her progressive politics. This led her to join a group who traveled to Cuba to help with the sugar cane production and to protest the US blockade of Cuba. She lived there for 3 months, cutting sugar cane, living in a tent, and traveling. "I am so glad the blockade may soon be officially over; the people of the USA and Cuba will benefit."

After college, Jackie became a union organizer. She went to graduate school, earned a doctorate in labor relations and a law degree, and went on to teach labor law. Jackie moved to DC and worked with the National Labor Relations Board for 30 years. "I retired in

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Bipeds of Brookland: Rohulamin Quander

Rohulamin Quander

Rohulamin Quander served for 20 years as an administrative law judge for the District of Columbia, then retired and became a tour guide.  He enjoys leading tours of the memorials, as well as tours that are focused on African American history in the DC area, which is a personal passion. Judge Quander explained that the Quander Family has been in the DC area since the 1600s and some of his ancestors “were George Washington’s slaves at Mt Vernon.”  The family was recently featured in a Washington Post article A thorny question for African American museum: Whose story do we tell? “We have an exhibit opening at Mt. Vernon October 1st, called Lives Bound Together: Slavery at George Washington’s Mount Vernon. History

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Bipeds of Brookland: Ed Lazere 

Bipeds of Brookland: Ed Lazere is the founding director of the DC Fiscal Policy Institute whose mission is to reduce poverty and expand economic opportunity. “We focus on the fact the city is increasingly unafordable.  Everyone needs a place to live and you can’t afford to live in DC on minimum wage now, even with the minimum wage going to $15 an hour. So we work on issues like job training to help adults get the education and skills they need to stay in the city.”

“I've lived in Brookland 24 years. I’m proud to have built a life and raised my family in Brookland. The reason I do the work that I do is, in part, from my time starting a family, getting married, buying a house and starting to raise a family and send my kids to public school.  I had

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5733 MacArthur BLVD NW Washington DC 20016
Open House Sunday August 14th 1-4 pm.
$949,000
Virtual Tour
Video Tour on YouTube
5733 MacArthur BLVD NW DC front

  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2.5 Bathroom
  • Renovated kitchen
  • Central AC & heat
  • Wood burning fireplace
  • Garage

Come home to the one you’ve dreamed of! This gorgeous and pristine detached brick colonial is superbly built and upgraded throughout. Large, well proportioned & sun-drenched rooms invite you and your guests to linger longer. The entry-level features a library/office (or extra bedroom) with a working wood-burning stove and lots of storage in the workroom and garage. Up the stairs on the main level is a bright and expansive living room and a formal dining room opening up to the sunroom through the French doors. The gourmet

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Bipeds of Brookland: Cheryl Alston
Cheryl Alston

Cheryl Alston met Pope Francis last year. She used the Latin she learned at St. Anthony’s, saying “dominus vobiscum” (the Lord be with you). He replied “Et cum spiritu tuo.”

She began school in 1954.  “I was the first black child to go to St. Anthony’s.  I started 1st grade and graduated from 12th grade.”  She had perfect attendance over those 12 years. “I had an opportunity to get a good education and that carried over into adult life.”

Cheryl worked for Safeway for 28 years. “I used to love thunderstorms because it would knock the power out and the store manager would have everybody get in my line and I would take the groceries and add them up without the register.” She went to DC Teachers’ College at night

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