04/28/15 2:10pm

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Nikoo Yahyazadeh

In need of a Thursday feeder for a community cat colony

“I help take care of a community cat colony in Petworth by feeding them once a week. They are all sterilized, vaccinated and doing well. We’ve lost our Thursday feeder and are in need of someone to step in. It’s very easy – all you need to do is set out some food and water. No cat experience is needed. I’m happy to supply the food if that’s a concern.

Many thanks,
Abby
abby.volin@gmail.com”

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04/28/15 1:25pm

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The original 11th street chicken when spotted back in 2008

“Dear PoPville,

I live in a row house within Ward 1 in Columbia Heights. We have a next door neighbor whom we share an adjacent wall/fence with who has recently (approximately sometime in the the last few months) been housing a very loud rooster and we think a few hens in the backyard. Notwithstanding the noise complaint, what are the regulations in this area permitting or prohibiting raising domestic fowl? Usually a running joke, the 5:30 am rooster wake up call has not always been equally as pleasant (not to mention the welfare of a rooster who seemingly survived the elements of this horrid winter!)

I know that their was a petition to amend the regulations sometime in the recent past but the coding is hard to decipher if you are new to the area and were never “officially” informed of your neighbor’s previous arrangements.”

Ed. Note: The bill stalled and it is still not legal to have chickens/roosters in your backyard in DC.

04/28/15 12:50pm

1946 Calvert Street Northwest

This unit is located at 1946 Calvert Street Northwest. The listing says:

“Elegantly proportioned classic space! Large light living room, step up dining room, 1/2 bath, generous table space kitchen, deep storage closet, bedroom w/ en suite bath, double closets, rear deck for outside living, PARKING, . Wonderful flow, walls of art gallery like space, terrific location, METRO, shops, restaurants, all the conveniences of popular Adams Morgan.”

1946 Calvert Street Northwest inside

You can see more photos here.

This 1 bed/1.5 bath is going for $435,500 ($208 monthly fee.)

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And thanks to all who sent emails and tweets about Romo’s house for sale up the block. Makes me appreciate Friday’s glimpse even more. The 2 bed/2 bath at 1832 Calvert is going for $649,000.

04/28/15 12:35pm

From an email:

Annie’s Ace Hardware and the Menkiti Group today announced a strategic partnership to bring Annie’s Hardware to Brookland. Annie’s Hardware-Brookland is expected to open in the Fall of 2015 at 3405 8th Street Northeast, sharing the upstairs portion of the Menkiti Group’s Brookland headquarters with Excel Pilates.

The 7,400 square-foot Brookland store will be packed with thousands of essential products and supplies from the most respected brand names and best-selling items in the home improvement marketplace, including Benjamin Moore paints, Weber Grills, Mrs. Myer’s earth-friendly cleaning products, a complete line of canning supplies, Craftsman tools, and other premium products. Annie’s Hardware-Brookland will also offer key cutting, screen repair, glass and Plexiglas cutting, and propane exchange. For the neighborhood’s active gardening community, the store will include a 1,000 square foot garden center adjacent to the main building, which will feature native plants. (more…)

04/28/15 12:30pm

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“Dear PoPville,

Every morning for the past week on my ride to work, I pass by a fire hydrant that’s intentionally spewing water into the street in front of the Willard hotel. Anyone know why this is happening? Are they doing some type of maintenance or work on the sewage system?”

04/28/15 12:10pm

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Sponsored By Bridj.

Bridj is your everyday transportation system that adapts in real-time to where you live, work, and play.

Created By BlankSlate

It’s official: Bridj has rolled into DC.

Starting yesterday — Monday, April 27 — a smarter mass transit system called Bridj quietly introduced its service in the District. Bridj wants to make your commute to work — and everywhere else you go — quicker, more comfortable, and more efficient. Cozier than the Metro or a city bus, and less expensive than a cab, Bridj delivers a fundamentally different way to travel through the city. It takes you and your neighbors from where you are to where you’re going, with a guaranteed seat, Wi-Fi, and no transfers.

This “smarter transit” is possible because Bridj predicts how the city moves. Its algorithms crunch millions of data points to see how residents of DC are traveling, and conforms to meet their needs. Because Bridj is demand-responsive, the best pick-up and drop-off locations are flexible and change to serve those who need a ride.

“As more people ride, the smarter Bridj gets,” says Ryan Kelly, Marketing Manager at Bridj. They’ve been operating in Boston for over a year, and have changed the way thousands of Bostonians get around their city.  (more…)

04/28/15 11:45am

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Rendering of signage at Georgia and Upshur St, NW

Slim’s Diner update from Craigslist:

“Slim’s Diner seeks GENERAL MANAGER

Slim’s Diner is opening in July at the corner of Georgia Avenue and Upshur Street in Washington, D.C.

Help us build the best diner in D.C! This important position is responsible for management and oversight of the restaurant, staff, and financial success of the business as a whole. Work with the Chef and Management Group to create a neighborhood star.

Slim’s Diner is coming to Petworth! Slim’s is a traditional diner serving breakfast, lunch and dinner to the neighborhood. We are committed to providing excellent hospitality, great food and drinks, and building community in Petworth.”

C’mon July!!