02/11/16 1:05pm

807 V Street, NW

“Dear PoPville,

I had an interesting interaction at Atlantic Cinema Theater tonight. I was going to see the 730 show of Hail Caesar. When I drove up to the theater the entire parking lane in front of the cinema had construction cones on the curb and emergency no parking signs on the street lights. I pulled out in front of one of the lights to read the restrictions since I assumed it was a daytime no parking order for a moving truck. I was shocked to see it was for a moving truck from 4:00 pm-11:00 pm. While I was looking at the sign a guy in a valet uniform from mj parking became up and asked me what I was doing. (more…)

02/11/16 12:30pm


This house is located at 1516 Kingman Place, Northwest. The listing says:

“After 1+yr of renov. this 3BR/3.5BA Logan rowhouse has been transformed into a chic, architectural work of art thats nearly twice its orig. size (approx. 2800 SF). Highlights inc European Oak floor thru main & upper lvl w/16ft planks in the Kit & Fam Rm, custom millwork, a glass & steel Nanawall system separating Kit from large deck & MBR ste w/spa bath & dressing rm. 2 car prkg. OPEN SAT/SUN 1-4!”

1516 Kingman Place Northwest

You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/3.5 bath is going for $1,895,000.


02/11/16 12:05pm

920 Girard Street, NE

From an email:

“STUFF’t is having another pop-up this Saturday, February 13th from 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Right Proper’s Brookland Production House & Tasting Room. We are really exciting to be featuring our brunch stromboli (personal favorite!). It is called The Garden State and is filled with scrambled eggs, Taylor Ham (pork roll), cheddar cheese, and a garlic herb spread. We will also be serving The Original and Stronghold.”

Right Proper POP-UP

Menu after the jump. (more…)

02/11/16 10:40am

14th and V Street, NW

From a press release:

Nomad Yard Collectiv will host a soft opening on Friday, February 12th at MuleBone located at 14th and V Street NW. Named after the 1930s collaborative play written by Langston Hughes and Zora Neale Hurston, Mulebone, Washington’s newest restaurant will open February 12, 2016. Soul & Ink, the brainchild of husband and wife design team Frankie and Sherry Meneses, will also be live-screen printing custom shopping bags. Soul & Ink provides an engaging, interactive art experience through the vintage process of screen printing. Located on 14th Street’s restaurant row, Mulebone will feature a new chef, mixologist, speakeasy, and an expertly curated vintage store. Nomad Yard at MuleBone is a model set to redefine the way you live, eat and shop in the Nation’s Capital.

“Mulebone will be an experience that will bring together the two Harlem Renaissance writers in one curated space with events, cuisine and libations that celebrate the vivacity of Zora and the consciousness of Langston,” said Andy Shallal, owner. Nomad Yard and Mulebone will host ‘Food and Folklore’events to combine the cultural and the culinary.Venn Frederic curated the space with unique vintage furniture, clothing, books and antiques that are all for sale.

courtesy Nomad Yard Collectiv

The collaboration will serve as a means to introduce Nomad Yard Collectiv and its cadre of expert vintage curators to the 14th Street community. Featured brands will include: Double R.L., Pointer Brand, Search and Rescue Squad, Uesa Goods Vintage, Dr. K’s Vintage and Kurated by Kizzy Evae among others. While the District is no stranger to vintage, the expansion caters to true vintage connoisseurs, as well as, those eager to develop an appreciation for luxury goods, curiosities and collectibles. ”Our mission is to make vintage a sustainable, relatable branch of fashion.” (more…)

02/11/16 10:10am


“Dear PoPville,

These foil packets of powder have been in the yard of a building in Mount Pleasant for months. What are they? Why hasn’t anyone come back for them?”

Anyone know the shelf life of cocaine these days. Maybe the owner lost them/gave up on them during/after the blizzard?

Ed. Note: The best short story created from this premise gets a free PoPville t-shirt.

02/11/16 9:45am

ems emergency
Photo by PoPville flickr user Miki J.

From Avaaz:

“A medical director of DC emergency medical services just released a scathing resignation saying “people are dying needlessly because we’re moving too slow”. There are obvious solutions – but internal politics are holding up reform.

To DC Mayor Muriel Bowser:

We call on you to enact bold reform to address the egregious state of Washington D.C.’s Emergency Medical Service. EMS should operate independently from the fire department, and both the fire department and EMS should have all the resources they need to respond excellently to the city’s calls for help.

Sign and share the urgent petition with everyone.”

02/11/16 9:25am

Photo by PoPville flickr user Rich Renomeron

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