09/23/14 2:10pm

Photo by PoPville flickr user ekelly80

Day Trips to See the Fall Leaves:

“I was in an Uber and the lovely guy mentioned this place I just HAD to go to see the foliage. Of course, I cannot remember what he said for the life of me. So, lets pose it here: where should we go to see the fall sights?”

Last year Casey Trees released a cool map of good spots in DC – in addition to DC where are your favorite spots a short drive away?

09/23/14 1:45pm


Thanks to all who sent emails and tweets about the new Marvin mural in Shaw replacing the one recently covered up by new construction. One reader sends the photo above and writes:

“Marvin is Back! Aneikan Udofo is painting Marvin Gaye on S St., NW, between 7th & 8th.”

Ed. Note: I’ll revisit and post when the mural is finished. So happy to see it happening!

Photo by PoPville flickr user DC@rt

09/23/14 1:20pm

“Dear PoPville,

Head’s up about a potentially dangerous runner in Dupont – Today (9/21) I was walking around 17 and S St. NW at 11 AM when I was assaulted by a jogger. A woman running quickly towards looked me in the face, said “head’s up”, then purposely body slammed me in the shoulder with a lot of force. I yelled loudly but she continued and was gone before we figured out what just happened. It was clearly intentional and she really hurt my shoulder. She was about 5’4″, Caucasian, athletic, mid-30s, with mid length brown hair. The whole experience was bizarre, but clearly an unprovoked assault on a stranger that she will probably repeat.”

09/23/14 12:55pm

411 Delafield Place Northwest

This house is located at 411 Delafield Place, Northwest. The listing says:

“A beautiful renovation. 3 levels of open space. Open floor plan on main level. Gleaming hardwood floors. Top of the line SS appliances. Marble counter top. Self-closing kitchen cabinets. Crown molding. Skylight for natural light. Slate walkway and porch. Nice deck and yard. Enclosed driveway in rear.”

You can see more photos here.

This 4 bed/3.5 bath is going for $639,900.

Ed. Note: The request comes from a split family – the wife thinks it’s too high, the husband thinks it’s spot on. Settle this family dispute!

09/23/14 12:25pm

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All photos by James Calder

Thanks to James Calder for sharing these great photos:

“The Washington Hilton had Florida Avenue blocked off all weekend so that one massive, mobile crane could install another massive, fixed one on the hotel grounds. (Photos taken on the roof deck of my apartment building in the 1800 block of T St NW.)”

Previously the Washington Business Journal has reported that the planned condos from Lowe Enterprises:

“could include between 200 and 230 residential units.”

Updates of the project at 1919 Connecticut Ave, NW as construction progresses.

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09/23/14 10:15am

1205 19th Street, NW

Finally some movement at the former New Orleans Po Boy space that closed back in December of last year. I hear it’s going to be something called Yaffa or Yaffa’s – I’m guessing Middle Eastern/Falafel? Anyone else hear this? Sounds like it won’t be a major renovation so we’ll update as soon as they open: