mace
Photo by PoPville flickr user slatifolia

“Dear PoPville,

I went to the police station with a friend to make a report of the incident, but the cop unfortunately told me based on the story I’ve provided it was not sufficient (so my friend asked: what is “enough” to make a report?). Another friend of mine was disappointed with the lack of response from the cop and suggested that I reach out to spread awareness.

On Friday late evening/early Saturday morning at 3am, I was followed by a guy about 5’4″, 30-ish, Hispanic, from the intersection of Mt. Pleasant & 15th towards Harvard & 14th. At first, the guy followed by bike as I was heading down towards the direction of Irving. He tried engaging in conversation, but I ignored him as I kept walking. At one moment, the guy disappeared (between Irving & Columbia along 15th street) and occasionally I looked over my shoulder to make sure he wasn’t there. That’s when I took out my keys, along with my mace, so I didn’t have to dig for them while standing at my door. (more…)

02/08/16 12:35pm

GDoN

This house is located at 7308 Alaska Avenue, Northwest. The listing says:

“Shepherd Park Spanish Villa awaiting your renovations. Front veranda, patio, expansive basement with exit. Updated kitchen, 2 year old roof, French doors, separate dining room, enormous living room with fireplace, elevated corner lot, detached garage, hard wood flooring, close proximity to Rock Creek Park, public transportation, shopping and entertainment. Sold strictly “As Is”. Brilliance awaits.”

inside

You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/1 full/2 half baths is going for $700,000.

02/08/16 11:45am

From the National Zoo:

“After several attempts this morning, ‪#‎BeiBei‬ climbed up a tree! And mamma bear Mei Xiang helped him climb back down. ‪#‎WeSaveSpecies‬”

02/08/16 11:35am

plows
Photo by PoPville flickr user LaTur

From the Mayor’s office:

“Mayor Muriel Bowser has directed the DC Snow Team to go into a full deployment Monday, February 8. The District will deploy more than 200 plows by noon, based on predictions of a system that begins with rain during the day but may change to snow possibly in time for the evening rush hour. Accumulations are not known at this time but there could be 1-3 inches overnight Monday night into Tuesday, and the morning rush hour also could be affected. The low temperature Monday night is predicted to be 32F. Tuesday’s forecast is for a 50% chance for rain and snow with a high of 40F. (more…)

02/08/16 11:10am

philz
1331 4th Street, SE

A reader reports:

“New coffee shop, Philz, coming soon [this spring] in the Arris Apartment building which is still under construction.

FYI – the alley next to the building is pretty sweet too. Check out the industrial lighting and rusty, steel sculptures that have been installed. They tie in pretty nicely to the feel of the neighborhood I think.”

navy yard

02/08/16 10:35am

goat
1827 Adams Mill Road, NW

Thanks to Benjamin for sending Friday night:

“looks like #TailUpGoat is having soft opening tonight. Sign says “See you Tuesday”

Tail Up Goat’s website says:

“How to tell the difference on an island overrun with both: “Tail up goat. Tail down sheep.”

Owners Jon Sybert, Jill Tyler, and Bill Jensen have been working in Washington area restaurants for over three decades collectively. They came together to open the kind of comfortable neighborhood joint they would want to frequent themselves. Adams Morgan is the corner of the city they call home, and they are thrilled to be doing business in this vibrant, historic community.

The three partners met working side by side at local institutions Komi and Little Serow. They soon came to realize that they shared the same sense of pride in their jobs and decided it might be fun to have a place of their own. When a former regular named Kevin Doyle joined up as their financial backer, this dream became a reality.

Tail Up Goat is the type of spot where you can just as easily grab a quick bite on the way home or settle in for a more leisurely celebration. The food and drink are soulful and sophisticated with a special emphasis on pasta and bread along with idiosyncratic, food-friendly tipples and soft drinks. You are just as likely to discover something new and wildly unexpected as settle into a stunning take on an old forgotten favorite.

The restaurant’s name is a nod to the U.S. Virgin Islands, Jill’s childhood home. She and Jon tied the knot on her favorite beach, and Bill occasionally joins them on vacation along with his wife. It is the kind of place where time slows, shoulders relax, and you are able to reconnect easily with friends and family, which is to say exactly the kind of place we want our restaurant to be.”

Check out their menu here. They are located right next door to the coming Philz coffee in the new Adamo building.

02/08/16 9:25am

dc_neighborhood_news_popville
Photo by PoPville flickr user Rich Renomeron

You can talk about whatever is on your mind – quality of life issues, a beautiful tree you spotted, scuttlebutt, or any random questions/thoughts you may have. But please no personal attacks and no need to correct people’s grammar. This is a place to vent and/or celebrate things about daily life in DC.