10/23/16 2:11pm

via google maps

A reader passes on from MPD just after midnight last night:

“We are currently working a sounds of gunshots/destruction of property in the 800 B/O Crittenden Street, NW. At 0010 hours, CIC ShotSpotter detected (17) gunshots in front of 8xx Crittenden Street, NW. Officers responded to the scene and located a vehicle parked in the block that had been struck by gunfire as well as gunshots to 8xx, 8xx, 8xx, and 8xx Crittenden Street, NW. There are NO victims located at this point. Officers are interviewing home occupants to obtain a suspect lookout, but no lookout as of yet. MPD gun K-9 has been requested and area hospitals are being checked for victims. (9) cartridge casings have been located so far on the side of 8xx Crittenden Street, NW.”

10/23/16 8:22am

1326 Park Road, NW via DC Fire and EMS ‏(@dcfireems)

Hoping for a speedy recovery of injured firefighter!

One of the “hidden” great outdoor dining options in Columbia Heights.


10/22/16 8:00am

Photo by PoPville flickr user Jim Havard

Have a great weekend!

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10/21/16 4:25pm


From an email:

“Spreading the word about the Fiber Arts Festival, coming to DC for the first time this year! Located at the Glover Park-Burleith Farmers Market which is in the parking lot of Hardy Middle School (1819 35th Street, NW). It is this Saturday from 9am to 1pm, there will be a free petting zoo, 5 local fiber farms, tons of hand knit yarn and wares, plus bountiful local food. Its a great way to celebrate all things local within the community! Yoga District of Glover Park is even hosting free yoga in the garden of the school from 10am to 11am.

Here is the eventbrite link: (more…)

10/21/16 4:00pm


From an email:

“After a successful Georgia Ave Winter Fest in December 2015 that drew over 1200 attendees, Georgia Avenue Thrive will host the Georgia Ave Fall Fest on October 22, 2016 from 12pm-5pm at Bruce Monroe Park (3000 Georgia Ave NW). This family-friendly event will include local performers, vendors (both food and other goods), city and NGO services, kids activities, pumpkins sales, an interactive community mural creation, and more!

The purpose of the Georgia Ave Fests is to: (more…)

10/21/16 3:51pm


From the DMV:

District of Columbia Department of Motor Vehicles (DC DMV) reports that due to today’s cyberattack against the servers of an external major regional DNS host, which is impacting other major websites throughout the East Coast, DC DMV currently cannot accept credit card payments for driver and vehicle services transactions. Therefore, customers are encouraged to use cash, checks, or money orders at its Service Centers.

The attack is not against the District of Columbia Government.

The cyberattack is not affecting Adjudication Services; therefore, customers can still pay their parking, photo enforcement, and moving violation tickets using a credit card.

DC DMV will notify the public once the credit card services are available. Detailed information about the agency’s services is available online at www.dmv.dc.gov. We apologize for the inconvenience.”

10/21/16 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.


“This is Apollo. Apollo is experiencing karma for Halloween – so many times he’s chased squirrels at Meridian Hill park, so now he’s becoming one for Halloween.

Apollo lives with his mom and puppy daddy in Columbia Heights. He’s a rescue, and enjoys spending his afternoons creeping from the living room window and watching tv. Instagram: The_Apollo_Life”


“Pablo can’t get onto the couch and hold his big bone at the same time.”


“Pet’s Name: Dylan
Neighborhood: Dupont”

10/21/16 2:50pm


Earlier this month I gave you some of the best bars to drink a beer in DC. Now I’m gonna give you some of the best places to drink a beer outside of a bar – legally. In no particular order:

1. Yards Park (at events like Snallygaster and New Belgium’s Tour de Fat etc. Navy Yard/Capitol Riverfront.)

2. Our locally brewed beer tasting rooms (DC Brau, 3 Stars, Right Proper in Brookland etc.)

3. National Portrait Gallery Pavilion (Chinatown)

4. Kennedy Center (Foggy Bottom)

5. Nats Park and RFK (just wait till next year!)

6. E Street Cinema (Penn Quarter)

7. East Potomac Golf Course Clubhouse (Hains Point)

(The Soldiers Home golf course used to have a vending machine back in the day with beer for like 2 bucks it was awesome but I’m told it’s no longer there. Still I’ll add an honorable mention for events held at the Soldiers Home like Oktoberfest when it’s not raining. Petworth) (more…)