mm mosque
1519 4th Street, NW

Thanks to a reader for passing on: “I thought PoPville might want to learn about this appalling situation. The good folks at the mosque on 4th Street in Truxton Circle circulated this flier warning about anti-Muslim demonstrations this weekend.”

“Notice of Demonstration

“Masjid Muhammad (MM) was recently notified by federal and local law enforcement agencies That anti-Muslim demonstrations are scheduled for October 9th & 10th in front of 20 mosques Across the country. There is a possibility that one of these demonstrations could take place at any time in front of MM on Friday or Saturday and may occur during our Salatul Jumma prayer service. (more…)

10/08/15 12:50pm

This house is located at 1714 Newton Street, Northeast. The listing says:

“Charming and spacious! Classic end-unit rowhouse in the heart of Brookland. Three bedrooms and study upstairs plus huge master walk-in closet. Nicely renovated kitchen and baths. Lower level in-law suite with full bath, kitchen, and separate entrance. Fantastic large fenced yard with patio for grilling. Driveway, garage, plus walk-up attic for storage! Walk to metro, shops, and restaurants.”

You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/2 bath is going for $649,000.

10/08/15 12:25pm

no dogs
Photo by PoPville flickr user ken_1001

“Dear PoPville,

Uno, who was one of the dogs featured on this week’s Afternoon Animal Fix, went to his favorite dog park yesterday to find a sign that said “No dogs allowed” and a giant chain on the gates. A fellow dog owner went by yesterday and saw a representative from DC Parks and Recreation putting up the signs and locks. The representative said that he has received e-mailed complaints from Community Garden users that people are taking their dogs into the fenced-in, so-called, “Rain Garden” which is basically a drainage area for the garden. Though this is the official use, this space has been an unofficial dog park for years and seems to have had the endorsement of the garden. In fact, on the Bruce Monroe Community Garden website, there is a photo that clearly shows that the space was intended for dogs. Additionally, many of the community garden folks also have dogs and use the dog run and many have voiced their support for allowing dogs into the space. It is unclear who has really made the complaints and whether they are actually part of the garden community.

If there are any other dog owners/dog lovers/community members who wish to join our effort to save this dog run, please join our Facebook group.

We are working on writing to our representatives. The dogs and humans who come to the Bruce Monroe Dog Run have formed an awesome community and a safe place for dogs to socialize. We don’t want to lose this park!”


From DDOT:

“The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) announced today it is launching a new, simpler way to pay for and manage parking in the Penn Quarter and Chinatown areas of Washington, DC.

Pay-By-Space parking will improve the parking experience for vehicle drivers. Pay-By-Space means drivers will now park in defined spaces, read the four- or five-digit space number on space marker posts, and then enter the number at the payment kiosks, or on their mobile devices with Parkmobile. There is no need to display a receipt on a dashboard.

Between October 13 and October 27, 2015, DDOT will roll out Pay-By-Space parking in the area from E Street to H Street, NW and 3rd Street to 11th Street, NW, as shown on the map above. (more…)

10/08/15 10:40am

15 K Street, NE

Interesting development at the former Venus Lounge space on K Street just off North Capitol – XO is coming. The liquor license placard posted out front says:

“A Tavern serving American cuisine with a seating capacity of 320 and total occupancy load of 320. Requesting an entertainment endorsement to include dancing and cover charge and summer garden with 60 seats.”

Another spot called XO Restaurant and Lounge was supposed to be coming next door to Post Pub on L Street, NW. Not sure if they’re related. Updates when they get closer to opening.

10/08/15 10:10am


“A missed connection Wednesday 10/7 at Room 11 bar –

I (a woman) was in the last seat toward the back and you (a man) sat next to me– taking the last seat available at the bar. You biked up from Logan Circle (or work maybe…) on your cruiser and ordered the pork chops and a cocktail you didn’t love because of the Sambuca…. . We were talking about the drinks, Bad Saint, the Pope, biking and San Francisco. I was meeting a blind date and ended up leaving the bar without being able to tell you I’d be up for talking more if you are. Reach out if you see this—it would be great to re-connect.”

If you’re the lucky guy – you can email me at and I’ll put you in touch with OP.