Saturday, November 3, 2012

First Nationwide Property Management

A shout out to First Nationwide Property Management, MacArthur Blvd, Washington, DC.   (202 251-7500) who manages 1900 37th Street, Washiington, DC 20007.   While most landlords have made civilized behavior a part of the lease, First Nationwide has built a fence and seemingly encourages large drunken parties.  I wonder how many properties they "manage" in the area and what the correlation is between behavior and "First Nationwide."  There's a neighborhood meeting this coming Thursday and perhaps First Nationwide would like to show up and discuss the situation.  "Rod 'I have no last name'" of First Nationwide wasn't so happy about being discovered near the property this week and disavowed all knowledge of it.  

Mark C. Foehr, the owner of the 1900 37th Street NW, Washington, DC 20007 property hides behind the tax rolls which show his address as the house.  I'd like share my pain and encourage my neighbors to use the above number to call First Nationwide when there is a party. If anyone has Mr. Foehr's address, please send it and I will post it for neighborhood consumption.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

We throw parties despite you!

1900 37th Street has had repeated parties and Georgetown University seems to be unable to do anything about it or doesn't care to.  They don't get much ruder than this bunch who seems to feel the need to host a party anytime they can.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

1900 37th Street: Pigs in a Poke

This afternoon, thirty plus students gathered behind the fence at 1900 37th Street NW to drink and make noise. It's great having one of the great party schools like Georgetown University nearby. Rumor has it they are in contention for the top five drinking schools in the nation.  They deserve the title!  I wonder if US NEWS AND WORLD REPORT has a category for that!

Friday, September 21, 2012

Friday Night: 1924 37th Street NW

This party at 1924 387th Street was going on about 11 PM. SNAP passed by and I had to point it out so I don't know how much attention they are paying. Perhaps they should be walking the neighborhood? Anyway, to the credit of both SNAP and the students n this house, the party quieted down immediately.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Saturday Sept 1, 2012 2:15 PM

News You Unfortunately Will Need

Dear Neighbors,

We have recently become aware of multiple incidents of disruptive noise that have negatively affected the Burleith neighborhood. A number of you have asked us how to proceed when such incidents occur. Of course, how a person decides to deal with such an occurrence is their prerogative, so our recommendation is just that–a recommendation. At this time, we advise you to always call the police at 911 to report all noise or other violations of District laws. When you call, please indicate that you are reporting a “disorderly conduct” violation.

In addition, if you believe the noise is originating from a Georgetown University (GU) student house, we encourage you to call GU’s 24/7 SNAP Community Hotline at 202-687-8413.

We also ask you to send a follow up email to the Burleith Citizen’s Association with the following information (if known):

1) Your name and contact information
2) Date and time of the incident
3) The location of the incident
4) Description of the noise or other problem
5) The action you took (such as a call to 911)
6) The result of that action, if known
* Photographs and video are helpful as well 

This information, and your 911 call, will help us identify houses that continue to violate local noise ordinances and enable us to work with landlords and the new Georgetown Community Partnership (GCP) more effectively. (For more information on the GCP and the recently negotiated agreement between GU and the community please go to We continue to work closely with the other members of the GCP to ensure that adequate procedures are in place for GU to prevent these noise violations.

Chris Clements
President, BCA

Friday, March 2, 2012


Here's an article that appeared in the Hoya updated October 4, 2011, a mere four months ago.  The fact that the University is having such problems on campus and that they have less restrictive policies off campus goes to the heart of the matter. Alll of their "fixes" don't work and the University refuses even to commit to it's own "fixes" so why did the Zoning Commission bother to give GU more time.  "Objectionable Impact" has been proved by the Community and the ANC should reject Gu's 2010 plan

After Drop, Alcohol Violations Spike 30% in 2010
By Kelly Church
Hoya Staff Writer

Published: Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Updated: Tuesday, October 4, 2011 10:10

Reported crime on-campus began to decline in 2010, but alcohol violtions jumped 30
percent in the same period, according to the Department of Public Safety's 2010 Crime
Awareness and Campus Security Report.

The report listed a total of 477 alcohol violations in the 2010 calendar year, a significant
increase from the 334 incidents reported in 2009. This jump comes after the number of alcohol violations had dropped 50 percent from 2007 to 2009. At the time, the university attributed the decline to a stricter alcohol policy implemented in 2007.

"This downward trend may be attributed to measures that the university has taken to curtail
excessive drinking," Joseph Smith, associate director of DPS, wrote in an email to The Hoya
last year. The new policy included a requirement that students to undergo training before holding
weekend parties and register them by Thursday night. Parties in townhouses and apartments were also limited to 25 and 35 people. The policy was amended in fall 2008 in response to strong student protests and now includes a clarification of the Code of Student Conduct.
The reason for the increase in 2010 is unclear, as resident assistants did not increase
patrols, Director of Residence Life Stephanie Lynch said last year.

Alcohol violations make up a large chunk of Category A infractions, detailed by the Student
Code of Conduct, and were barely outnumbered by the 481 noise violations reported in
2010. These offenses can include the possession or consumption of alcohol in an alcoholfree
location, possession of an unauthorized keg and possession or use of alcohol-related
paraphernalia. Drug violations accounted for the remaining 41 infractions in this category.

These violations can be punished by housing relocation, housing probation or suspension
and disciplinary probation or a suspension of up to two years, according to the Code of
Student Conduct.

In total, there were 220 on-campus crimes in 2010, including eight forcible sexual offences,
38 burglaries and one aggravated assault. The 2010 data marked a decrease from the 282
reported crimes in 2009.

Category B violations, which are more severe in nature, include harassment, theft and
sexual misconduct. Of the 48 Category B violations reported last year, disorderly conduct
was the most common, with a total of nine reported incidents.

The Crime Awareness and Campus Security report, released in conjunction with the Fire
and Safety Report and Fire Log, highlights the crime and safety policies of the university
and lists crime statistics from the previous calendar year. These reports are issued annually
in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Act, which requires universities that participate in
federal financial aid programs to disclose information about crime and related campus

Assistant Vice President for Communications Stacy Kerr said that the annual reports help to
promote safety practices on the Hilltop. "This report is one of the university's many efforts to communicate with our community about personal safety," she said.

DPS and the Office of Student Conduct could not be reached for comment.

Rocky's Report? Whatever happened to Cathy Lanier?

Rocky's Report.
It's meant to alleviate our concerns but a close read of this public relations vehicle leaves a lot of questions about GU's ability to control student behavior and the way it's reported.  Notice our MPD turns over all the calls to SNAP.  I don't remember paying taxes to have the MPD turn over 911 calls to SNAP and have to wonder if it's even legal

It seems these "reimbursable details" are just a chance for the MPD to eat donuts and collect overtime.  We supposedly have trained officers on the street and they are turning over suspects to SNAP.  WTF?

Thursday, February 23, 2012

How many angels can you fit on the head of a pin?


SNAP does not and cannot mitigate the noise in the Burleith/Georgetown neighborhood as they only work twelve hours a week.  This party was at 9:30 PM and so SNAP wasn't available and the DC Police no longer respond as they collect their overtime from "Rocky", GU's celebrated police chief. WTF?

These particular students moved the party inside after they found they were being recorded but not until they had pissed off half the neighborhood.  What's with the shouting?  Is that supposed to be  Oh you're drunk so we are supposed to listen?  The Zoning Commission seems to think that the University can "mitigate"this noise,  There is a much talked about noise law.  So far, three tickets have been given in a year.  On campus, there were over 450 DWI and another 400 noise citations handed out last year.  That's according to GU's own publications.

it's only gotten worse as the University has increased in size from 6500 total in 1992 to a new total of 13000 plus.  It's a numbers game and the University should be made to reduce its numbers as the Office of Planning suggested.