07/23/14 4:35pm

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From an email:

“On Saturday, July 26th, 2014, DJ Dredd will present a 30th Anniversary celebration of Prince’s seminal film and soundtrack, “Purple Rain” at the historic Black Cat nightclub in Washington, DC.

The celebration, which takes place at the Black Cat nightclub, will feature a screening of “Purple Rain” at 9pm, followed immediately by a Prince themed dance party–featuring a marathon set of music, remixes, and videos. The event will also feature giveaways, signature themed drinks and a costume contest. The Black Cat nightclub is located at 1811 14th Street, Northwest. Advance tickets are available from Ticketfly.

DJ Dredd has held residencies and created some of DCs most celebrated parties and his sets are constantly discussed as some of the best in the city. His genre-bending style of mixing and his uncanny ability to turn any venue into the best party in town has become his trademark—attracting a following just as diverse and extensive as his record collection.”

07/23/14 3:55pm

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“Dear PoPville,

Thought I could send along some progress pics from the storage container apartments going up on 7th street in Brookland/Edgewood. As you can tell these will be in my backyard basically. My roommate and I are less than pleased at this going up in such a residential area and are confused as to why the neighbors didn’t put up more of a fight? We just moved here in April so we had no idea this was happening. I’m interested to see how/if they plan to make this stick out less on this beautiful street. It’s four levels high. Couldn’t get one from the front because they have the street blocked off for construction today.

I’m all for more affordable housing, but I’m pretty “not in my backyard” about this lol.”

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Pre-construction at 7th and Lawrence St, NE tweeted to us by @MC_Russell

Updates as construction progresses. Here’s a report from NBC Washington:

“on Seventh Street, 18 six-ton shipping containers are being stacked to make 24 one-bedroom apartments mostly for student housing.”

07/23/14 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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“My girl Bocuse, a husky we rescued her from the wilds of Montreal about 4 years ago. She spends her time split between me and her mom in Capitol Hill and Navy Yard.”

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“Buster, a cat of leisure, lounging on his balcony in Takoma Park.”

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“This is Manny, a 5-year-old mutt earning a new nickname for himself–”Rocket.” Manny is an adopted mutt from D.C. who loves the abundance of “street wings” (chicken wing trash) in D.C., humping pups at dog parks, and sleeping upside down.”

1221 Otis Place Northwest

This rental is located at 1221 Otis Place, Northwest. The listing says:

“FOUR (4) STUNNING LUXURY 2 BR, 2BA Apartments for Rent! A Brand New Renovation — Just 1/2 mi. to Col. Hts. METRO! Gourmet SS Kitchen’s w/ gas cooking & high-end Silestone countertops. Gorgeous spa-like BAs w dbl vanities, Euro tile/fixtures. Expo’d brick, wood floors & private decks! Secured Parking AVAIL – $125/mo”

You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/2 bath is going for $3,150/Mo.

07/23/14 2:30pm

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Sign at Roosevelt High School in Petworth

“Dear PoPville,

Are there any outdoor tracks that are open to the public in DC? I’ve seen a post from a couple of years ago about Cardozo High School, but am wondering about other tracks as well.”

From the sign above it looks like most public high schools have early morning and afternoon hours open to the public. In 2010 the Examiner put out a pretty good list too. For those who use tracks around town – where do you go?

07/23/14 2:10pm

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Photo by PoPville flickr user philliefan99

Early morning dumpster noise in NoMa:

“My husband and I are woken up nearly every work day (between 4:15am and 5:30am) and every Saturday (around 6:30am) by the extremely loud banging of dumpsters. It sounds like it is coming from the unit block of M or Pierce St NE. I know that NoMa is commercially zoned, so there are no restrictions regarding trash pick-up times, but for the love of God, this is cruel with so many apartments being built in the neighborhood. I’ve been working with my property manager to find the culprit, but since we are the only ones who have submitted a complaint, it has been hard to get traction.

Does anyone else in the neighborhood hear this?!”

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Red Apron or Stachowski’s:

Which butcher/sandwich joint is better? Stachowski’s is more old school, but Red Apron has some cool sandwiches, like the epic Porkstrami. I’d love to hear about some of your experiences.”

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