From MPD:

“The Metropolitan Police Department announced that arrests have been made in an Assault with Intent to Kill incident which occurred on Thursday, February 19, 2015, at approximately 1:10 pm, in the 1400 block of Duncan Street, Northeast, where an adult male robbery victim was located suffering from multiple stab wounds. The victim was transported to the hospital by DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel in critical condition.

On Tuesday, March 3, 2015, members of the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Taskforce and First District Detectives Unit arrested 18 year-old Shaquan Gaskins of Southeast, charging him with Assault with Intent to Kill while Armed pursuant to a DC Superior Court arrest warrant. Additionally, members of the Taskforce arrested 20 year-old Dasean Cheadle of Southeast, charging him with Robbery pursuant to a DC Superior Court arrest warrant.”

03/05/15 12:45pm

DC8566901 - Interior (General)

This house is located at 1164 Neal Street, Northeast. The listing says:

“Gorgeous, fresh renovation of a classic Trinidad home boasting four bedrooms, three & half bathrooms, large backyard with off street parking! Beautiful hardwood floors throughout, chefs kitchen with stainless steel appliances. High ceilings, master suite with additional private deck, and the beautiful lower level can be used as rental unit or as extra living space.”

You can see more photos here.

This 4 bed/3.5 bath is going for $699,900.

03/05/15 12:00pm

701 H Street, NE

“Dear PoPville,

What is the best place in DC to buy fish/seafood on Fridays during Lent?

Would be great to learn of some spots around DC for a classic fish fry – the kind where sandwiches come wrapped in foil with cups of cole slaw.”

Lent goes until April 5, so the last Friday of Lent is April 3. We had some recs back in 2011 and 2009 but time for a refresh!

03/05/15 10:30am

Photo by PoPville flickr user Erin

Washington DC Snowball Fight Association:

“Dupont Circle Park is where it all began five years ago. We wanted to kick off our 2014/15 season over there last month, but were thwarted by National Park Service snow plows. This time, If we can somehow keep those plows from churning up the anticipated fresh snow – then let’s go! Prepare to defend OR assault the Fountain at 5:30pm on Thursday, March 5th. Which side you’re on, is totally up to you. See you in the Circle!”

03/05/15 10:05am

Photo via ‘Lift the sled ban on Capitol Hill’

Since the petition and EHN’s efforts failed:

“Despite efforts, the sled ban has not been waived for this weekend. But if you are up for a little civil disobedience, a sled-in is planned for today at 1pm. West lawn of the Capitol. Come armed with sleds!

#sleddingisnotacrime #SledFreeOrDie”

03/05/15 9:45am

Photo by PoPville flickr user  Mike Maguire

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.

03/05/15 9:00am

Photo by PoPville flickr user Ken Yu

Meridian Pint [11th and Park Road, NW] will open at 10am for brunch to enjoy this (it’s going to, they swear-) snow day! Down bar opens at noon. Free cocoa for kiddos!”

and Brookland Pint 716 Monroe St, NE:

“we open at 11! Neighborhood happy hour all day! Select $4 beers if you live in 20017 and 20018, while supplies last!”


“The Tryst restaurant group will be open tomorrow for their regularly scheduled hours despite forecast of guaranteed snow, ice, rain, and ever other possible mix of that winter throws our way. Tryst, The Diner, Open City, The Coupe, and Open City at the National Cathedral always strive to be gathering spaces in their neighborhoods, and snow doesn’t stop that!
Stop by any of our spots for refuge, your caffeine fix, fresh-baked pastries and a variety of menu options, as well as delicious Winter Warmers that are bound to keep you warm, from the inside.

Tryst Coffeehouse, Bar & Lounge, 2459 18th St NW
Open 6:30am-12 midnight
Mulled wine—with brandy, citrus spice mulling mix $8
Honey Bourbon Chai—bourbon, honey, hot vanilla chai, whipped cream $10
Julep Toddy—bourbon, raw sugar, peppermint tea, mint leaves $9

The Diner, 2453 18th St, NW
Open 24/7
Bone Crusher—vodka, gin, rum, triple sec, pomegranate juice, lemon, lime, sparkling wine, served as a 22 oz double. Served cold, but man, will it warm you up! $11
Open City, 2331 Calvert St, NW 202-332-2331,
Open 6:00am-12 midnight

Pilgrims Punch—cranberry, orange and lemon, spiced with cloves and cinnamon and spiked with a kick of bourbon $7
Chai Walla Cider—cider mulled with masala chai tea and spiked with Black Strap Rum $8
Golden Wassail—a four juice punch mulled with cloves, cinnamon, and cardamom; spiked with Black Wall dark rum $8

The Coupe, 3415 11th St, NW
Open 7am-12 midnight
Dixie Bull—Black Strap rum, hot apple cider, star anise $8
Irish Coffee—Irish whiskey, house coffee, raw sugar, whipped cream $8″

and Kangaroo Boxing Club 3410 11th St, NW:

“If the government is closed tomorrow KBC will open at Noon tomorrow for lunch!”

and The Black Squirrel, 2427 18th Street NW:

“Regardless of how much (or little) snow we get today, it’s a #SnowDay & we are OPEN at NOON for BURGER Night!

See you soon for winter’s last hurrah!”

I’ll update with more specials/openings here – if you know of some feel free to add to the comments!