07/28/15 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 6-8 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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“Carmela, Petworth. She loves to eat flowers.”

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“Tigger of Columbia Heights, just chillin'”

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“Marley running with a giant stick at Upshur dog park”

07/28/15 3:10pm

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Back in June a reader wrote:

“Has anyone noticed the young and older men around the Potbellys in COLUMBIA HEIGHTS? They seem “fazed”, “gone”, and on something other than weed. What are they on? What are police or community agencies doing to help these men?”

Sadly it appears to be the synthetic marijuana we’ve been hearing so much about. A reader sends this story from NBC Washington earlier today:

“Synthetic Drug Use Suspected Near Columbia Heights Metro Station

More than a dozen people suspected of using dangerous synthetic drugs were treated in D.C. on Friday — including four people believed to have overdosed near the Columbia Heights Metro station, according to sources within the D.C. Fire and EMS Department.”

07/28/15 2:50pm

1954 Columbia Road Northwest

This rental is located at 1954 Columbia Road, Northwest. The listing says:

“A large studio with a smart floor plan is now available in Kalorama. Separate dining, kitchen and sleeping area. Full of historic character and charm blended with the most convenient location and price. Enjoy large walk-in closes, hardwood floors and natural light. Most of your utilities are included. Tenant is responsible for electricity and cable.”

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You can see more photos here.

This studio is going for $1,500/Mo.

07/28/15 2:15pm

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National Chicken Wing Day

“Does anybody know of good bars (and good deals) for National Chicken Wing Day on July 29?”

Ed. Note: Aren’t chicken wings always on special? Anyway I’d look at Bon Chon in Navy Yard. Not sure if Kochix are participating and they’re more of a take out anyway. Where are your favorite bars that sell wings?

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07/28/15 2:08pm

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Nikoo Yahyazadeh

Thanks to Pablo for sending this depressing news from Science Daily – Washington, DC sinking fast, adding to threat of sea-level rise:

“This falling land will exacerbate the flooding that the nation’s capital faces from rising ocean waters due to a warming climate and melting ice sheets–accelerating the threat to the region’s monuments, roads, wildlife refuges, and military installations.”

07/28/15 1:25pm

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Victoria Pickering

“Dear PoPville:

Saturday evening just before dark, something scared the bejeesus out of my cat, and he came barreling in from the walled garden behind our townhouse. I looked out and noticed two 20-something men looking down from the roof of my neighbor’s house. One of them spotted me and motioned for for me to be quiet. Hinkey.

I dialed my neighbor first (no answer) and then called 911 while my partner went to check out the situation. He saw a couple guys who looked similar to the ones on the roof (buzz cuts, really dirty hands) and followed them as they circled the block and then went down the alley that runs behind our houses. When he confronted them (brave) and asked what they were doing, they replied that they were “freerunning” which I later learned was a form of Parkour. Apparently, they play a game of hide-and-seek on rooftops and in alleys.

Such a bad idea. I live just a few houses from Homeland Secretary Jeh Johnson, who has a 24-hour security detail. Of course, there are dozens of agents on similar details all around the neighborhood. In this case, the group got a minor lecture from a 50-something couple, but I shudder to think what the outcome would have been had they decided to climb up onto the secretary’s roof. My hunch is that an arrest or beat-down by the agents would have been the best possible outcome.

The police who responded (after the kids had bolted) said that freerunning is a thing. If you know someone who is taking part, they would be well advised to keep it at street level and off of private property.”

07/28/15 12:50pm

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This unit is located at 3220 17th Street Northwest. The listing says:

“**1ST BROKERS 7/28 12-2PM** WOW! Stunningly handsome 2BR/2BA corner unit at the Argyle! Best of Mt. Pleasant w/ 14 windows (some w/ windowboxes), woodfloors thruout, granite/marble open Kitchen, marble/travertine Baths, great closets (MBR walk-in) & addt bsmt storage. Small bldg w/ low fee, onsite manager/super, AMAZING roofdeck, elevator, pets OK, solar energy & bike rack! OFFERS DUE 5PM WED”

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You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/2 bath is going for $549,900 ($319 monthly fee.)