07/28/14 4:45pm


From owners Matthew and Rose:

“Dear Popville.

Do you remember 2004 – when it was radical to have a smoke-free upstairs bar and dance floor?

The good times roll on in the beer garden this Sunday: the Wonderland Ballroom celebrates it’s 10th anniversary! Sunday, Aug. 3rd, 2014.

Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! to PoP, the Popville readers, and all the Wonder Family for your support and love over the years. Hope you can come celebrate with us! Hope to see you on Sunday.

Cheers, the Wonderland Ballroom.”

Ed. Note: Amazing – can’t believe it’s already 10 years – congrats!!! Here’s a reminder of how the space looked in 2004:

11th and Kenyon St, NW in 2004 courtesy Wonderland Ballroom

07/28/14 3:55pm

1300 block of Kenyon St, NW

Thanks to all who’ve sent emails about this pop up on Kenyon Street in Columbia Heights. MW sends the photo above and writes:

“An interesting example of a pop-up that seems to be extremely well done, 1300 block of Kenyon Street NW. Note adaptive reuse of original turret. Very thoughtful, and respectful of the neighborhood fabric.”

Here’s a couple of closer up photos I took over the weekend:



07/28/14 3:30pm

If you have any animal/pet photos you’d like to share please send an email to princeofpetworth(at)gmail(dot)com with ‘Animal Fix’ in the title and say the name of your pet and your neighborhood. Your photos will go into the queue (usually 3-4 weeks wait) and will be posted in the order I receive them. If you’ve already entered your pet and would like to do so again – that’s no problem – just space the entries out a bit. Please try to send horizontal photos 640×480 (medium size on your iphone) if possible. If you’re not using an iphone any size is fine.


“Maximus in Petworth — posing for the camera.”


“Meet sir Charles Barkley from Shaw!”

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“Clementine (tricolor) and Perry (white) look particularly studious in Brookland”

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07/28/14 3:10pm

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From MPD:

“During the early morning hours of today’s date, members of the 3rd District VICE Unit conducted Anti-Prostitution Operation in PSA 307 in response to recent citizen concerns.

A total of six (6) adults were subsequently arrested and charged with ” Solicitation of ProstiTution”

Members of MPD will continue to monitor the prostitution activities along our 3D and 1D boarders and will work with both 1D VICE and the departments Human Trafficking Unit to conduct further operations.”

1260 21st Street Northwest

This rental is located at 1260 21st Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Fantastic Location with Panoramic City Views… Move-in August 1st… Bright and sunny beautifully renovated studio apartment just three blocks to Dupont Circle. Totally new kitchen and marble bath, plus newly refinished wood floors, and freshly painted, ready to move in. Full-service building offers 24-hour front desk, plus garage parking available. Wonderful roof-deck pool and terrace patio.”

You can see more photos here.

This studio is going for $1,850/Mo.

07/28/14 2:25pm

Car 1

“Dear PoPville,

My car has been the victim of a hit and run while parked on the street three times since moving to DC three years ago, twice in the past 6 months alone! Has anyone else experienced this frequently in DC?

I don’t use my car to commute to work so it doesn’t get used every day, but I still use it at least once a week and leave it parked on the street in my neighborhood. This isn’t in just one neighborhood either – the first one occurred in October 2012 in Woodley Park, the second in February of this year in Mount Pleasant, and the third last week in Adams Morgan. All three times there was no note or anything, just me arriving at my car to go somewhere and finding it a wreck. I’m sure my insurance company hates me by now.

A frustrated car owner”

07/28/14 2:10pm

Photo by PoPville member violetta

Cancer Fundraiser for DC Fashion Stylist Tara Papanicolas:

“This past May, PoP posted about my friends cancer fundraiser dance party at Flash.

It was the second event our close friends put together in an effort to raise awareness about the rare cancer she discovered last September. The fundraisers were also an effort to help her with her mounting medical bills.

Watching her appearance transform with her chemo and radiation I was inspired to do a photo shoot of her. Here is a link to view part of the shoot.

The images have captivated and inspired many so it got me to thinking that perhaps others going through a similar experience may want portrait of themselves like this. So they can remember this time as not one of being sick but of transformation. Transformation can be beautiful.

Going one step further, I created a t-shirt campaign to raise money for Tara.
You can view that here.

If you are interested or anyone you many know is interested in purchasing this limited edition t-shirt to help us raise money for Tara, please pass along the links.

Tara is like the Washington monument practically. She is a really special person in DC. Her strength through this entire process of detection and treatment have inspired many. We want to give that love and inspiration back to her and help her get back healthy and happy.

Many thanks in advance for your support.

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07/28/14 1:15pm

Photo by PoPville reader EW

“Dear PoPville,

I was riding the Red line Friday evening at about 4:30 PM. Between Dupont and Farragut North, a boozy smelling man sat next to me. He kept creeping closer and closer and eventually touched my thigh under a jacket in his lap. I immediately jumped up and started screaming. I asked some of the passengers what I should do and they just told me to call security. I got off at Farragut North and so did the perp. I ran to the station manager to report it since he was still loitering around on the platform, and was told that she couldn’t do anything to help and that if she went down to the platform with me “we would both get murdered”. So much for those “zero tolerance” ads…

I have two questions- wondering if anyone else was a victim this evening (suspect is heavy set Latino male in his 40s, wearing a hat, sunglasses, a white T-shirt and carrying a green jacket). Also wondering what the formal process is for filing a complaint with metro- I would like this incident documented and would like to report the station manager as well.”