01/29/15 10:22pm

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Well we’ve talked favorite podcast, books, movies, foreign movies, tv shows and foreign tv shows so it’s time for favorite app. Also in the rant/revel a reader asked:

“Five apps that are a must have if you live and work in DC?”

And I thought that was a great question so wanted to give it a separate thread where more could see it. But I’m also curious about your favorite apps in general – bonus for the free ones! So maybe a three parter – favorite – DC specific app? Favorite app in general? Favorite free app?

Ed. Note: I mainly interested in IPhone/Android apps but since I know some will say it – you can tell me your favorite appetizers too :)

01/29/15 10:05pm

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Photo by PoPville flickr user nevermindtheend

Congrats to PoPville and PoP pick NorthbyNE with:

“Trying to capitalize on the podcast’s popularity, NPR has started selling the “Serial Crime Kit” (pictured on the right)…it includes gloves, a map of Leakin Park, and NO payphone.*

* Payphone on left shown for scale only. Not included in Serial Crime Kit.”

Honorable mention to TC with:

“Worst payphone picture since Colin Farrell.”

Winners and honorable mention please email me at princeofpetworth(at)gmail for your shirts, onesies or tote bag.

01/29/15 4:45pm

If you have any questions you’d like me to answer about PoPville or general topics to be covered please send an email to princeofpetworth(at)gmail(dot)com with ‘What’d I Miss’ in the subject line. You can ask really anything you’d like – from specific to philosophical. But no grammar questions. You can also tweet questions to @PoPville though I prefer email if possible. I’m gonna try to keep this less than 10 minutes. What’d I Miss? is done on one take with no editing.

01/29/15 4:30pm

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Havana Nights – Happy Hour Fundraiser
Thursday, February 29
7:00pm – 9:00pm

Johnny Pistolas
2333 18th St. NW
Washington, DC 20009

Come learn about the B’nai B’rith International legacy of humanitarian aid in Cuba while supporting our efforts!

The restaurant will donate 10 % of the night’s bar tab directly to the Cuban Jewish Relief Project.

$5 admission fee includes a free Tecate
All payments will be handled at the door

To RSVP – Email dross@bnaibrith.org or visit our event page

Food & Drink Specials Available:
$3 Tecate, $4 Pacifico, $5 Rails, and $6 Guacamole

PLUS Raffle Prize Giveaways:
$5 per raffle – 3 for $10
Gifts include several great items from local businesses and signed gear from the Washington Nationals!
Purchase tickets on site — Drawing to be held at event”

01/29/15 4:15pm

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910 Bladensburg Road, NE

A little over a couple months old – I finally checked out W.S. Jenks & Son’s new Trinidad location near H Street, NE. The folks were super nice and the place is stocked with all your hardware needs:

“Established in 1866, W.S. Jenks is Washington’s most complete source for Tools, Hardware, and Machinery”

And the space is huge – was on old car showroom. And W.S. Jenks is super old with some great history:

“2014 – W.S. JENKS & SON moves to a new 20,000 sf location with a new emphisis on the local hardware experience. In addition to our government and commerical sales, our new retail showroom is a unique shopping experience. Visit us and see why we are not just another hardware store.

After 146 Years WS JENKS & SON has earned the reputation as “Washington’s Oldest Hardware Store” and is the finest in Industrial, Woodworking, Contractor and Electronic Assembly Tool sales. Whether the order was placed by Mr. Morse’s telegraph or Mr. Bell’s telephone or today’s E-mail, we look forward to continued growth in the future, while giving our customers prompt, personal service and attention.”

Check out tons of photos after the jump including some sweet old history (botanic gardens ledger from early 1900s and tons more) – oh yeah there are plans for an eventual partnership with a restaurant (nobody in particular yet) to lease the space for a roof top restaurant and bar – but that’s way down the road – but when it comes… (more…)

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Rendering of 320 Florida Ave, NE courtesy L2 Development

From a press release:

“Level 2 Development, LLC (Level 2) filed a Planned Unit Development (PUD) Application with the Zoning Commission for their latest project, The Highline at Union Market, a 315 unit mixed-use apartment building with 8,472 square feet of retail at the front steps to the burgeoning Union Market district in Washington, DC. Located one block from the NoMa/Gallaudet Red Line Metro Station at 320 Florida Ave., NE, The Highline at Union Market will connect the NoMa and Union Market neighborhoods. The project is a joint venture of Level 2 Development and Clark Enterprises, Inc.

Designed by Eric Colbert & Associates, the modern-industrial architectural design integrates warehouse-style windows with industrial-framed glass cubes that weave in and out of the Florida Avenue façade at varying depths. “We set out to design a building that considered the adjacent rail uses as well as the industrial and commercial uses of Union Market, drawing on inspiration from New York City’s High Line and Meatpacking District,” said Level 2 Principal David Franco. Other unique elements of the design include materials reminiscent of rail cars, and steel columns that echo the riveted steel supports of the nearby railroad underpass.

The PUD offers a range of public benefits, including a proposed green space and public plaza at the adjacent D.C. Government-owned land. Level 2 received votes in support of its conceptual plans for these landscape improvements from Advisory Neighborhood Commissions (ANCs) 5D and 6C. ANC 5D stated in its letter of support that “the proposed improvements to the District-owned land would greatly contribute to the safety and connectivity of the Union Market and NoMa neighborhoods, and will serve as a much needed improvement to the land, which is currently overgrown, littered with trash, and generally neglected.” Level 2 Development plans to continue to work closely with the community and Office of Planning during the PUD process.

In addition, the PUD expands housing opportunities in the Union Market area, offering 8% of the residential square feet as affordable dwelling units.

The transit-oriented project will include sustainable features equivalent to LEED Silver, including a green roof, bioretention facility, energy-efficient building design, and 105 bicycle parking spaces for residents and employees.

“Union Market is a special place with rich history and we are excited to be a part of it,” said Jeff Blum, Level 2 Principal.

Level 2 anticipates a groundbreaking in late 2016, with a projected opening in late 2018.”

01/29/15 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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“Layla, 7 months old Rhodesian Ridgeback from Shaw.”

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‘Hamantaschen from Logan Circle’

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“Stella, Mt. Vernon/convention center”