09/17/14 4:45pm

U_street_music_stroll

From an email:

“#UStreetStroll
www.ustreetmusicstroll.com
September 20, 2014
6:00 P.M. to 1:00 A.M.

The event is free to all music lovers! But attendees are encouraged to purchased $10 VIP wristbands for a guided stroll or make a dinner reservation at one of the participating venues to secure seating for the live performance.

Participating Venues
Bin 1301 Wine Bar, Bohemian Cavern, Central Communications, Dukem Restaurant, Dunya Restaurant and Bar, The Howard Theatre, Liv Nightclub, Twins Jazz, and Work It! Studio”

09/17/14 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.

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“This Seymour- a corgi/collie/keeshond mix. He lives in SWDC, where he spends his days trying to fight the squirrels… often finding it hard to do so with a leash in his mouth. He is a proud alum of City Dogs Rescue in DC.”

cohenk

“Pets: Max and Biggie in Capitol Hill
Afternoon snooze”

Ed. Note: The queue is getting a little light, now is a good time to send your pets to princeofpetworth(at)gmail :) thanks!

09/17/14 3:15pm

phillips-museum
1600 21st Street, NW

Thanks to a reader for sending:

“I am a member of Phillips Collection but yesterday when I went for a quick afternoon glimpse of the excellent “Luncheon of the Boating Party” I was alerted to the fact that the gallery is free right now for everyone. This is because they are in the process of exchanging out the 3rd floor exhibit. I think entrance is usually $15ish so this is a nice perk. Thought you might like to share it out with readers!”

Ed. Note: Phillips says they’ll be free until the next exhibit (except for weekends) on Sept. 27th

301 G Street Northeast

This rental is located at 301 G Street, Northeast. The listing says:

“SPACIOUS 2 BED 2 BATH WITH LOFT. UNIT FEATURES WOOD FLOORS, 14′ CEILINGS, FIREPLACE, GALLEY KITCHEN, AND PARKING. CLOSE TO UNION STATION, TRENDY H STREET COORIDOR NE NEIGHBORHOOD,SHOPS, AND RESTAURANTS. MOVE IN FEE SUBJECT TO CHANGE CONF, W/MGT CMP. APPLICATION IN DOC BOX”

You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/2 bath is going for $2,600/Mo.

metro_ticketing

Thanks to a reader for sending the heads up:

“just a warning that Metro is starting to issue tickets for drinking in stations and on trains as part of a “new initiative”, according to the Metro Transit police officer. I was ticketed this morning (luckily just a warning) at Gallery Place for drinking coffee on the platform.”

09/17/14 2:10pm

sunroom
Photo by PoPville flickr user DC Tropics

Rooftop sunroom?

“We have a townhouse in Logan with an awesome rooftop deck, approximate 15 feet square. Husband just came up with a great idea to look into turning the deck into a sunroom/solarium. The deck is all concrete and very structurally sound – with concrete 4 foot high walls. It was built when the developer flipped the house 15 years ago, and everything was done up to code. We want glass walls (above the existing concrete half-walls) and a glass roof. We would probably only use 2/3 of the deck so we could keep some of the outdoor deck, and have bi-fold doors between the two. We know it will be expensive, but we’d love to add a useful room to our otherwise small condo. Has anyone ever looked into this?”

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09/17/14 1:25pm

capital_bikeshare_shortage
Photo by PoPville flickr user Mr.TinDC

“Dear PoPville,

I’m relatively new to Capital Bikeshare (within the last year) and have really loved it’s convenience when getting around on the weekends. During the week though, not so much.

My office recently moved to Shaw from Takoma Park. Since I live in Columbia Heights, Shaw is a very easy commute, so I’ve been trying to bike as often as possible. However, I’m a late starter in the morning and usually go to work later than the conventional rush hour. By the time I’m out the door (usually between 9am and 10am), all the bike stations nearby never seem to have a bike available. I’ve emailed the Capital Bikeshare customer support five times since June about their bike balancing and availability after the main rush hour is over. Each time they have either not responded or responded saying that they are “working on it.” While I appreciate them getting back to me, I’ve grown pretty frustrated by the fact that I haven’t seen any progress.

Has anyone else experienced the same issue? Am I the only one reaching out to Capital Bikeshare? Capital Bikeshare is such a great concept but it sucks that my morning bike commute has been so unreliable.”

Ed. Note: We once talked about the scarcity of bikeshare bikes back in 2011. Anyone else notice an improvement since then? Anyone successfully commute using bikeshare? If so, what time do you usually get a bike?