04/23/14 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.

Nutlet

“This is Nut. We live in Takoma.”

squirrel

“Not my pet, but a back porch friend in Petworth.”

Zoozoo of Park View

“Our bengal, Zoozoo, hamming it up in her Park View sun spot.”

04/23/14 2:30pm

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Photo by PoPville flickr user mixedeyes

“Dear PoPville,

My boyfriend and I are long time DC residents with a strong desire to purchase a home together here in the city. As first time home buyers who earn modest incomes we are beginning to feel overwhelmed by the high cost of real estate in the District. Owning a home here seems to be out of our reach as prices continue to climb and become even more unaffordable. We would like to explore all of our options and among other things have begun researching first time home buyer programs. We are also looking into making a purchase from a DC tax sales auction for vacant property. Is there anybody who has made a purchase at an auction? Anybody with knowledge of the process that they care to share? We are in the gathering phase of our research and welcome all advice!”

04/23/14 2:10pm

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Ranpuba

Calling the police on homeless men smoking crack?

“I live in a condo building that overlooks an alley. I have witnessed homeless men smoking crack on a few occasions and felt conflicted about calling the police. I mean, if I were homeless, I’d probably want to be in a numb state, too. If I call the police and they get arrested, they end up getting thrown in jail and doesn’t solve the problem. If I let them be, I have crackheads in my alley. The other day, I yelled at them that I already called the police (which I didn’t) and they thanked me and moved on. What’s your opinion?”

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04/23/14 1:25pm

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Piney Branch Parkway at 17th Street, NW

“Dear PoPville,

In the last few days a bunch of trees have been planted in an area of rock creek park that has been used as an informal soccer field for many years. This field is the open grassy area along Piney Branch just north of the Woodner.

I’d be interested in finding out more about the thought process for selecting this area for new trees. Were there any consultations with the public about the best use for this space. Is also like to know what your readers think about planting the trees in an area that has organically become a popular area for public use.”

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04/23/14 12:55pm

2009 Columbia Road Northwest

This unit is located at 2009 Columbia Road, Northwest. The listing says:

“SPECTACULAR top floor unit with 3 BR/ 3.5 BA, garage parking, 4 outdoor spaces, private elevator, and penthouse master bedroom suite fully equipped with private decks, wet bar and soaking tub. Over 2,300 Square feet, on two levels, of luxury living and unbeatable finishes. The absolute best Kalorama has to offer. Two-zone central A/C, beautiful HWF and 11 foot ceilings.”

You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/3.5 bath is going for 1,695,000 ($447 monthly fee.)

04/23/14 12:25pm

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From a press release:

“Long before Frank Underwood (“House of Cards”) and Olivia Pope (“Scandal”) came along, Hollywood film directors had discovered D.C. is a great backdrop for intrigue and drama.

Movie fans have a chance to decide which six films featuring D.C. they want to watch outdoors in the Golden Triangle as the business improvement district kicks off “It’s Golden Outside, Escape the Indoors.”

From now until April 25, fans can choose from 19 films that feature D.C. plots, characters and backdrops. Vote online at www.goldentriangledc.com/movie-vote. Choices include everything from “Night at the Museum” to “Annie.”

The six winners of the “Golden Cinema Series” will be shown at Farragut Square on Fridays, May 16–June 27. All films are free and open to the public. Preshow seating will begin at 7:30 p.m. and the movies will start at sunset. Farragut Square is located at the intersections of Connecticut Avenue and K Street, N.W., and across from Farragut North and Farragut West Metrorail stations.

Guests are encouraged to bring a blanket and to make a night of the “Golden Cinema Movies.” The events will start with a short film courtesy of DC Shorts, pet adoptions conducted by the Washington Animal Rescue League, and “Dinner & Movie” special giveaways courtesy of Golden Triangle restaurants and retailers.”

04/23/14 11:55am

ivy_and_coney
1537 7th Street, NW

From an email:

“Wednesday 4/23 we are celebrating the 100 Year Anniversary of Wrigley Field at Ivy and Coney by showing the game (2:20 est) and giving away a Free Chicago Dog & Old Style Beer to everyone who comes by between Noon – 7pm and shows an Illinois Drivers License! We want to give a little something back to our homesick Cub’s fans in DC!”

Ed. Note: Much love to my Chicago cousins but – go Nats!!! and Wizards too!