08/01/14 4:30pm

4424 Georgia Ave. NW

Level Up has opened in the former florist space at Georgia and Allison St, NW. Their facebook page says:

“Results Driven Personal Training and group fitness

Level up LLC is providing top level fitness programs that guarantee results we are flexible, accessible, and convenient because we can come to you! We serve the D.C., Virginia and Maryland metro areas!

Many people have access to equipment in their homes, offices, and apartments but are too busy to go to the gym if not we can provide equiptment. With in-home personal training there are no more excuses. When working at home, you will not have to compete with anyone else and can concentrate solely on reaching your personal goals. Having an in-home personal trainer will ensure you learn proper techniques to safely and effectively use the equipment you have on your own.”

08/01/14 4:00pm

2nd and Maryland Ave, NE

A reader reports:

“A shirtless man was banging on parked cars and it took ~5 cops/Cap police to bring him down. A few minutes later I counted 22 police on the scene – ems, cops, cap police, police on bikes, even one in street clothes with his gun tucked into his waistband. Traffic is getting by ok. Looks like they’re going to load him into the ambulance. They seem pretty jolly out there – some laughter and shaking hands. TGIF.”

08/01/14 3:45pm

Photo by PoPville flick user vpickering


“Reconstruction of the Metrorail system will continue over the weekend of August 1-3 with service adjustments on the Red Line only beginning at 12:01 a.m. Saturday and continuing through system closing on Sunday. Buses will replace Red Line trains between NoMa-Gallaudet and Fort Totten.

Red Line
Buses replace trains between NoMa-Gallaudet and Fort Totten

Red Line trains will operate as follows throughout the weekend:

Between Shady Grove & NoMa-Gallaudet: every 10 minutes
Between Glenmont & Fort Totten: every 10 minutes

Free shuttle buses will replace Red Line trains between NoMa-Gallaudet and Fort Totten making intermediate stops at Rhode Island Avenue and Brookland. Please allow an additional 10 minutes of travel time for each station stop.

Last Train Time Change: The last Red Line train of the night from Glenmont to Fort Totten will depart 35 minutes earlier than normal to allow for shuttle bus connections. On Friday and Saturday nights, the last train will leave Glenmont at 2:02 a.m., and on Sunday the last train will leave Glenmont at 11:02 p.m.

Stations Closed: Rhode Island Avenue & Brookland

Work Performed: Communication cable and light pole replacement between NoMa-Gallaudet and Fort Totten

Orange Line
Regular weekend service

Silver Line
Regular weekend service

Blue Line
Regular weekend service

Yellow Line
Regular weekend service between Huntington and Fort Totten

Green Line
Regular weekend service”

08/01/14 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.


“Shaina Lee enjoying her Shaw garden oasis”


“Sleepy Lucy in Edgewood”


“This is Miss Natasha of Petworth. She’s named after Natasha Romanoff, the Black Widow, but has sadly shown no ninja-like capabilities when it comes to rodent control. Rescued from the street almost exactly a year ago.”

08/01/14 3:10pm


Thanks to a reader for sending the great new mural above:

“At the Eastern Market swimming pool. Looks AWESOME in person.”

From a press release:

“Mayor Vincent C. Gray kicked off the 2014 season of MuralsDC with a splash on Thursday, July 31, at the William Rumsey Aquatic Facility at 635 North Carolina Avenue, SE. The event featured a carnival-like atmosphere, made possible by Cirque du Soleil, which included acrobatic acts by the TSNY DC trapeze school, face painting, animal balloons, cotton candy, snow cones and music. More than 100 local children and adults attended the event to celebrate a new mural at the facility.

During the festivities, local artist Aniekan Udofia completed an original work of art on the entrance of the facility. The mural, which features a mermaid-like girl swimming in a sea of color, has already been received with great enthusiasm by the immediate community, say DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) officials.”

Photo by PoPville flickr user caroline.angelo

08/01/14 3:00pm

1516 Hamlin Street Northeast

This rental is located at 1516 Hamlin Street, Northeast. The listing says:

“Large spacious house in beautiful Brookland. 3 large bedrooms, 1 full and 2 half baths. Huge yard. Good sized kitchen, gorgeous hard wood floors, large basement and off-street parking. Walk to the Metro or the new Barnes and Noble and restaurants in Monroe Market. $40 application fee. Long and Foster welcomes application from HCVP applicants, however the rent is currently above the HVCP rent.”

You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/1 full/2 half baths is going for $2,700/Mo.

08/01/14 2:44pm

A reader sends word:

“The entire 1000 block of 1st Street and maybe more are blocked to all traffic, pedestrian and cars. The security guard in our office building said someone was killed!! Have you seen any reports of this?”

Unfortunately another reader hears that there may have been a suicide.