04/22/17 8:00am

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Jim Havard

Have a great weekend and Happy Earth Day! If you are going to any earth day rallies/protests please send some us photos if you can! Thanks.

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04/21/17 4:00pm

photo book
Photo by Lisa A. Walker

From a press release:

“As protests against the Trump presidency continue unabated, a new photo book out next week, along with an exhibit that opens in Washington D.C., documents the birth of the resistance movement during three tumultuous days in January.

UnPresidented: The Inauguration of Donald J. Trump and the People’s Response” powerfully captures the emotions and passions that jolted the nation’s capital the day before, the day of and the day after the inauguration. Trump’s ascendancy to the most powerful job in the world was met with rioting, peaceful civil disobedience and one of the largest protest marches in U.S. history.

The 152-page hardcover coffee table book, which was financed by a successful Kickstarter campaign (it finished as the 58th most backed photo book ever on Kickstarter), goes on sale Wednesday on Amazon. An exhibit featuring 44 black and white images from the book opens the same week at Gallery O on H Street. The gallery is hosting an opening reception at 7 p.m. on April 28, the eve of President Trump’s 100th day in office. The exhibit will run three to four weeks. (more…)

04/21/17 3:30pm

Bunnies March

“Bunnies’ March on Washington
By Tobey Busch and Marcy Busch

Inspired by the Women’s March on Washington, we recreated the scene with strong and resisting bunny peeps. We adapted the signs (“Hands off My Eggs,” “This Bunny Bites Back,” etc.), the iconic Women’s March logo, and the marchers’ outfits (see Rosie the Riveter, the Statue of Liberty, white pants suits, pink “hats,” etc.). We tried to capture the volume, creativity, and enthusiasm of the marchers, as well as the unifying and positive atmosphere of the march.”

All entries should be emailed to [email protected] with ‘The PoP Peep Project’ in the subject line. Please include a brief description about your entry and please include 2 photos, one closeup and one capturing the whole scene. Entries should be based on local topics of interest if possible and sent by Friday, April 28th. Depending on how many I receive, I’ll try to post all as I get them. I will then pick 5-10 finalists that you guys will vote on. I will take the winners out to dinner (courtesy Carmine’s Family Style Italian Restaurant) and drinks (unless the high school kids win, then just dinner.) I will also bury the winners (and 2nd and 3rd place) in PoPville t-shirts. Good luck!!

Closeup after the jump. (more…)

04/21/17 3:15pm

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 2 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.

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“Raleigh of Eckington enjoying her first day of daycare”

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“Babycat is enjoying good times in Bloomingdale!”

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“Hoover, Finn, & Huckleberry in Carver Langston DC”

04/21/17 2:45pm

Giant-PoPville h st

It’s gonna take alotta bags of beer to salve this wound…

“Dear PoPville,

Your site has reported previously on possible incidents of banking cards being compromised at the Giant on H Street NE. I fear that I may be their latest victim. In the last week both my debit card and credit card have been used fraudulently, but the actual cards never left my possession. I live three blocks away from the Giant and it is the only place I can think of where I would have used both cards.

Curious to know if anyone else has had this same experience recently or if Giant has commented further on these concerns. It is extremely frustrating!”

2nd and w st nw

This unit is located at 2nd and W Street, NW. The Craigslist ad says:

“$1990 Large Furnished Light-Filled Studio in Ledroit Park/Bloomingdale

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Large, beautiful and freshly painted studio apartment with open layout and tons of natural, southern exposure sunlight for rent in DC’s popular Bloomingdale/Ledroit Park neighborhood.

Freshly painted unit includes: (more…)

04/21/17 1:45pm

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“Dear PoPville,

On the north side of the 1200 block of Girard Street NW. The PODS company made three separate trips to their “Pod” to try to collect it and to inflict the catastrophic damage to this tree. When confronted, the driver of the truck just got in his vehicle and drove off.

I have included photos of the damage all around the “pod” and the contact info for the person who obtained a public space permit for the “pod” in the first place.

I have reached out to DC’s Urban Forestry to come out right away to try to cut away the damaged limbs and save this tree.

But what about this company and their cavalier destruction of city property and an undeniable public good like a young and growing street tree? Is this PODS company criminally liable for their “smash and run” destruction? (more…)

04/21/17 1:15pm

chickfila
1401 Maryland Ave, NE

The prediction was pretty close! Thanks to Scott for sending:

Opening: May 18, 2017

1401 Maryland Ave NE
Washington , DC   20002

Chick-fil-A Operator Peter Choi is excited to serve Washington, D.C. soon! As a part of our welcome to you, we would like to invite residents from the following zip codes to come and be a part of our opening celebration and participate in the First 100 Road Trip. A valid ID is required to participate. If your ID does not reflect your current zip code,  please click here to see a list of acceptable documents to verify your current residence. We look forward to meeting you! Details specific to this opening can be found here. For Official Rules specific to this location, click here. We look forward to meeting you!”

04/21/17 1:00pm

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Photo by PoPville flickr user angela n.

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Photo by PoPville flickr user angela n.

04/21/17 12:30pm

metro card stolen
Photo by PoPville flickr user nevermindtheend

“Dear PoPville,

Is there anything I can do about someone using up all credit on a lost Smartrip? I usually bike to work and so take the metro rarely but have an automatic metro credit loaded by my employer. I realized my card was missing now (a month + after the fact) and on my online account realized someone has been using my Smartrip to commute and used up $60+ of credit from my card. Shoot! Is there anything I can do to get that money back? Smartrip customer service told me it’s not their problem since I didn’t report the card missing immediately while metro police told me that customer service would want to know and could credit me. I have this person’s whole schedule of trips and the stops they got off at, etc. and feel like they must have been caught on camera multiple times. Any chance I’m going to get my money back?