06/30/15 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 6-8 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.


“Meet Penny from Petworth, a 1.5-year old lab/border collie mix. Big shout out to WARL for an easy adoption process.”


“Maui of guarding his territory in Columbia Heights.”


“Ranger being overwhelmed by options in Edgewood.”

1910 Park Road Northwest

This rental is located at 1910 Park Road, Northwest. The listing says:

“Located in Historic Mt. Pleasant. Spacious garden Apt w/700 sqft. 8 ft ceilings. Great afternoon sun. Large living-room, eat-in kitchen. Washer/Dryer. Wireless. Off-street parking. Bus lines at corner. Easy walk to Red and Green Metro lines. Minutes from walking/biking/running in Rock Creak Park. Close walk to U St and Adams Morgan. Rent includes all gas. Ideal space for comfortable urban living.”


You can see more photos here.

This 1 bed/1 bath is going for $1,850/Mo.

06/30/15 2:25pm

A reader sends with a rather disconcerting note from a detective attached:

“I have had a few Burglary 1’s in the Petworth area where someone is going in at night while people are sleeping just taking wallets and purses occasionally small laptops or cell phones.”

MPD included with the video above:

“The Metropolitan Police Department seeks the public’s assistance in identifying a person of interest in reference to a pair of Burglary I incidents which occurred on Friday, May 29, 2015, in the 900 block of Quincy Street, NW, and on June 12, 2015 in the 1400 block of Monroe Street, NW. The subject was subsequently captured by surveillance cameras.

DO YOUR PART TO HELP PREVENT AND SOLVE CRIME. Crime Solvers of Washington, DC currently offers a reward of up to $1,000 to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for a crime committed in the District of Columbia. Your assistance is appreciated by your community. CCN 15-078-881/15-087-343.

Anyone who can identify these individuals or who has knowledge of this incident should take no action but call police at (202) 727-9099 or text your tip to the Department’s TEXT TIP LINE at 50411.”

06/30/15 2:10pm


Neighborhood meeting for the Farmers’ Market at 14th and Kennedy

“I received a note from the 14th and Kennedy Street Farmers’ Market last week, inviting all to a meeting “to address concerns residents have expressed.” (I live less than a block from the market; I don’t know how widely these flyers were distributed.) The neighborhood meeting is Thursday, July 2 at 7pm in the basement community room at the Madison Terrace Cooperative, 1365 Kennedy Street.

An image of the friendly invitation (written in both English and Spanish) is attached. Given the recent lively discussion on PoPville about this Farmers’ Market, I thought people might be interested.”

You can see all forum topics and add your own here. If you are having trouble uploading your question please email me at princeofpetworth(at)gmail Please Note this is NOT an events calendar.

06/30/15 1:27pm

3000 Connecticut Ave, NW right across the street from the Zoo

Incredibly sad news out of Woodley Park. From Go Fund Me:

“Cheers, a place where everyone knows your name…

The Cheers show familiarized the world with the idea of a bar creating a sense of community and home. My father Steve McKinney, made this a reality in his own hometown of Washington DC with the Zoo Bar in Woodley Park DC.

Sadly, in one fell swoop both the livelihood of the Zoo Bar and my father are jeopardized after a double diagnosis of cancer – a reoccurrence of Liposarcoma in his leg and Leukemia (AML). The treatments and course for recovery would be tough on anyone, but for a bar owner who also bartends and who is not able to walk or stand strongly, one can only assume the complications and the need to ask for help.

What makes my father, Steve, and the Zoo Bar a special case is his dedication to the community and an even more special niche, the Blues community. The Zoo Bar has been a haven for Blues musicians in the Washington area to “jam” in a weekly open mic night and for bands to headline each weekend. As a customer…this is all free of charge. The Zoo Bar has remained in business for 15 years offering live music free of charge, FREE! This has been made possible because of dedication and compassion…My 61 year old father bartending 3 nights a week and using tip money to keep the bar a float.

Between the doctor’s bills and loss of revenue from not being able to work at the bar, Steve needs your help. His savings has been exhausted, credit cards are maxed out. Thousands have been spent on deductibles and co-pays, even from the initial cancer 2 years prior. All of this on top of an increased loss of business at the bar.. extreme DC weather, changing dynamic of the city and increased costs.

Without this help the bar will have to close – locals will be left without a home, Blues musicians will lose income they received from playing at the bar, the community will be lost.

Please help Steve and help keep the Zoo Bar and Blues music community stay alive!

You can donate here.

06/30/15 1:15pm


Thanks to Jack for sending:

“The driver of this Capitol Paving dump truck snagged a street tree leaning out over 19th Street in Mount Pleasant. Then, instead of getting out to find out why her truck wasn’t moving, she just stuck it into low gear and let ‘er rip. And down came the Norway Maple at the corner of 19th and Lamont.”

06/30/15 12:50pm

711 S Street Northwest

This unit is located at 711 S Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Stunning new construction located in the heart of DC-half block from Shaw Metro. Rare 3 level condo with open 1st floor which includes gourmet kitchen with Silestone counters & stainless steel appliances. Each 2nd floor bedrm has its own bath & walk-in closet. 3rd fl master bedrm has walkout balcony & glass enclosed bathroom.”


You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/3.5 bath is going for $950,000 ($373 monthly fee.)

Ed. Note: Before construction this location was previously home to that awesome Marvin Gaye mural.