10/07/15 4:25pm

via WABA

From an email:

“Come join WABA and area partners and bike shops to learn more about biking with children! The ABCs of family biking is a free event that will offer resources to area parents on family biking and give families the opportunity to test family biking equipment.

Where: Brookland Arts Walk [625 Monroe St, NE]
Time: 10 AM – 2 PM
Date: Sunday, October 11, 2015
*There will be ASL interpretation available*

The day will include:
– Family bike demo area
– Community partner area
– Bike repair area provided by The Bike Rack
– Kids bike rodeo area
– Trail rides on the MBT
– Balance bike race for the little ones
– Donate outgrown and old bikes to Gearin’ Up

Check out more details here.”

10/07/15 4:00pm

1413 H Street, NE

“Dear PoPville,

Any chance you or readers any updates on what is going on with http://www.popville.com/2015/01/dc-conscious-cafe-close-to-opening-on-h-street-ne/DC Conscious Cafe on H St?
I live nearby and have been hoping it would open for months. Wondering if the project is defunct and will taunt me with the welcoming facade until someone else buys the property, or if it might actually open?”

and another reader simply asks: “Is Bab Korean ever going to open?”

All good questions. Seems like a lot of money was spent on renovations so it’s bizarre both projects seem stalled for so long. Anyone hear anything?

1387 H Street, NE

10/07/15 3:25pm

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.


“Maddie is a WARL rescue, now in Petworth”


“Daisy from Cathedral Heights Selfie”


“This labrador-retriever mix is Storm, and she is a 12-year old rescue from Homeward Trails Animal Rescue in Arlington. She’s a sweet soul who loves to play ball, chase squirrels, and bark at swimmers.”


This rental is located at 1857 Mintwood Place, Northwest. The listing says:

“Spacious 1 bedroom Kalorama apartment just steps from all Adams Morgan has to offer. Separate Living Room and Dining Room spaces. Beautiful glass mosaic tile backsplash in the kitchen. Washer and dryer in unit!. Large entryway. Apply online.”

You can see more photos here.

This 1 bed/1 bath is going for $1,875/Mo.

10/07/15 2:10pm

Photo by PoPville flickr user Fritz Myer

Solar Rights – Dealing with a popup with the new DC Regs

“Guess what? I get to be patient zero with the new DC regulations for the R-4 zoning laws, new pop up rules, and solar rights.

I’m scared…. Very Scared. I don’t want to ruin the hard work of everybody who came before me.

How can I get a reputable shadow study (DCRA said I can create one in google sketch up or similar)?? I have a solar study from one of the companies who bid on the install. The company doing the install is having trouble completing a solar study. One of the first companies said it will decrease the productivity of the system by at least 30%.

Who can help me protect the solar system? Is there anybody I can contact who was involved with the solar rights issue / wants to be involved with this new law in practice?”

You can see all forum topics and add your own here. If you are having trouble uploading your question please email me at princeofpetworth(at)gmail Please Note this is NOT an events calendar.

10/07/15 1:15pm

Photo by PoPville flickr user Miki J.

“Dear PoPville,

I was the victim of a recent robbery (one of a number you’ve blogged about). As if dealing with authorities and insurance in the aftermath wasn’t enough, we keep getting recent visits from a woman who has been coming by a few times a day, unannounced. Not knowing who she was and not expecting anyone (especially at the hour she was here) we did not answer. After incessantly ringing the doorbell on her 4th or 5th visit in the last 24 hours, I finally answered it. She asked to speak with one of the people I live with, and then the other. She acted like they were already familiar, when in fact I knew she did not know them. When I explained I was the homeowner and invited her to introduce herself, she refused, and would not discuss ‘confidential’ matters with me. She said she would keep returning until she reached them. (more…)