09/02/15 10:05pm

North Capitol and Mass Ave, NW

About Holodomor from Wikipedia:

“The Holodomor, “Extermination by hunger” or “Hunger-extermination”; derived from “to kill by starvation” was a famine in the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic in 1932 and 1933 that killed about 4 million Ukrainians. During the famine, which is also known as the “Terror-Famine in Ukraine” and “Famine-Genocide in Ukraine”, millions of citizens of the Ukrainian SSR, the majority of whom were Ukrainians, died of starvation in a peacetime catastrophe unprecedented in the history of Ukraine. Since 2006, the Holodomor has been recognized by the independent Ukraine and several other countries as a genocide of the Ukrainian people.”



Many more closeups after the jump. (more…)

09/02/15 4:39pm



“The Metro Transit Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance with any information regarding the whereabouts of Bijon Lamont Brown (pictured below) who is wanted in connection with a shooting that occurred onboard a Metrobus in the 2400 block of Elvans Road, SE on August 21, 2015 at approximately 10:30 p.m.

Anyone who has information about Brown’s whereabouts is asked to call Metro Transit Police Detectives at (202) 962-2121 and reference case #2015-44036. Tips also can be sent via text message to “MyMTPD” (696873).

An arrest warrant has been issued for Brown in reference to this case. Do not approach. He should be considered armed and dangerous.”

09/02/15 4:17pm

synthetic drugs seizure via MPD

From MPD:

“The Metropolitan Police Department’s Narcotics and Special Investigations Division announced today the arrests of two individuals in connection with the interception of a 500 package that contained 116 kilos of synthetic drugs. The seized packages contained more than 19,000 packets of “Bizarro” drugs, its contents containing XLR-11, a Schedule 1 Controlled Substance, which is the largest single seizure of synthetic drugs in the District – with an estimated street value of $2.3 million.

At approximately 12:52 pm, on September 1, 2015, MPD detectives with assistance from Homeland Security Investigations and Drug Enforcement Administration special agents arrested 33-year-old Siraj Issa, of Northwest, DC and 41-year-old Yenework Abera, of Alexandria, VA, in Northwest, DC. They have been charged with Possession with Intent to Distribute Synthetic Cannabinoids. (more…)

09/02/15 4:00pm

1322 9th Street, NW

“Dear PoPville,

I saw this placard up on the 1300 block of 9th Street NW, in the empty overgrown lot next to Daryl Carter’s design studio and Thally. Hard to read, but the Nature of Operation states: Vibrant community gathering place serving kitchen-garden produce, District-made beers and spirits, grilled meats, hearth-baked breads and pastries. All cooking will be done using a handmade wood-burning oven and grills. Seating inside for 8, Sidewalk cafe seating for 16, Summer garden space for 323.Total Occupancy – 386.

Sounds awesome and will be a good use of this otherwise empty lot! Welcome to the neighborhood!”

City Paper reported it’s from:

“The LLC was registered by David Rosner, one of the co-owners of Etto and Garden District.”

Updates when more info is known.


09/02/15 3:45pm


“Dear PoPville,

I was at Zeba bar on Saturday night (8/29) and lost my camera. Either that or it was stolen. It was a black Sony DSLR. I’ve checked with Zeba a few times and they don’t have it. It is missing its lens cap. I somehow still have that. Photos of the camera are attached.

I would be so grateful to get it back. Would you mind posting this to see if anyone has seen it? It probably has a lot of photos of a baby shower on it, and few big group photos and likely some dancing photos taken at Zeba.

Any leads can be sent to: lostcamera0829@gmail.com.”

09/02/15 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 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.


“Harriet in her normal morning routine. Dupont Circle.”


“Salty is a hospice kitty from Kentucky now enjoying the good life in Chevy Chase DC. He has been especially loving his new heated kitty bed.”


“Woodrow the Rottweiler from Bethesda. 120lbs of puppy.”