09/15/14 4:45pm

Photo courtesy Friends of Harrison Recreation Center

From an email:

“Friends of Harrison Recreation Center and the U Street Neighborhood Association are proud to present the last movie of the Fifth Annual U Street Movie Series – Harrison Field Under the Stars. This FREE summer movie series celebrates the musical and culturally diverse roots of the Greater U Street Corridor. Please join us and our generous sponsors/partners for this family friendly event, which benefits Harrison Recreation Center.

The Bayou: DC’s Joint

A decade since the last lusty notes stroked the irreverent, iconic Georgetown music hall, tales and echoes linger…. From murder to redemption, from jazz to rock and roll, from striptease to Kiss, from Mister T to misadventure … the documentary, like The Bayou itself, will arouse the senses….

Foreigner made its club debut there…. The Bayou encompassed U2′s first American show, Bono and mates opening for the Slickee Boys; Billy Joel’s live cuts that shaped the album “Songs in the Attic”; Bruce Springsteen’s unexpected appearance during a Robbin Thompson concert, and so much more …. Kiss had the amps so juiced that areas of the city lost electricity.

WHO: Admission is free and donations are always welcome and appreciated

WHAT: The Bayou: DC’s Killer Joint (2013) – FREE outdoor movie
Gates open at 7 with a DJ playing until film begins.

Timber Pizza food truck from Union Kitchen will donate a % of sales to Friends of Harrison Recreation Center.

WHERE: Harrison Recreation Center – 1330 V St. NW

WHEN: September 17, 2014″

09/15/14 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.


“This is Louie from Logan Circle.”


“Juneau Landreneau in Adams-Morgan. Training to be a Yoda kitty jedi.”

09/15/14 3:15pm

Photo by PoPville flickr user Rich Renomeron


“Metro will host a series of public hearings between September 15 and October 2 to solicit input on proposed bus service changes that will enhance service for many customers. The Metrobus service adjustments are designed to increase overall on-time performance and customer satisfaction, while helping to increase ridership and improve cost efficiency.

The current proposal includes input gathered through service evaluation, priority corridor studies, customer surveys, and feedback from customers and the jurisdictions. Customer input through public hearings will help shape the final plan before it is implemented.

The public hearings will be preceded by an Open House period that will begin at 6:00 p.m., and the formal Public Hearing will begin at 6:30 p.m. The Public Hearing portion of the sessions will provide an opportunity for comment on the docket of proposed Metrobus service changes. All service change proposals in the docket are eligible for comment at any of the six Hearing locations.

For complete information, please see the Public Hearing Docket.

Dates and locations are: (more…)

09/15/14 3:00pm

828 11th Street Northeast

This rental is located at 828 11th Street, Northeast. The listing says:

“Make this beautifully renovated 380sf ground level Studio with wood floors, Granite/Stainless, CAC, W/D and lovely private patio your home! Enjoy 10ft ceilings, large dome windows and exposed brick. Utilities plus Cable/Wireless Internet included in your rent! Vouchers welcome.”

You can see a few more photos here.

This studio is going for $1,385/Mo.

09/15/14 2:25pm


“Dear PoPville,

I am aware that residents of busy neighborhoods such as Adams Morgan often “reserve” parking spaces using trash cans or lawn chairs. In those situations I tend to just play along and keep driving. However, today I encountered a situation that took this ploy too far: instead of using a chair, someone used a 10-year-old child.

I was searching for parking in Adams Morgan this afternoon, but spaces were scarce due to the street festival. Finally, I saw an empty space on a crowded side road and happily pulled up next to it. I then saw two (approximately) ten-year-old kids standing in the street near the curb. One moved immediately, but the other did not. When I asked him to move, he said he was saving the space and even laid down in the street. He implied I had run him over and said he had a broken leg! Amused but resolved, I informed him the several people walking nearby could see that I hadn’t hit him, and that he could not save spaces on a public street. After several minutes he eventually moved. There was no cursing and no yelling involved. When I returned to my car 45 minutes later, this note was on my car, presumably from the child’s parent.

I don’t pride myself on picking fights with children (I don’t consider this a fight), but there was no adult in sight and it seemed extreme for a 10-year-old to stand in the street to reserve a parking space (I’m assuming for the parent). Did I go too far in telling this boy to move? How do people usually handle this situation?”

09/15/14 2:10pm

Photo by PoPville flickr user Lauren PM

Building lighting codes:

“A new condo went up right behind out building. Our bedroom faces the back of the condo and it has just put up lights facing the alley between our building and theirs that shine straight into our bedroom, despite the streetlight already up in the alley. I realize this is private property but are there any building codes that limit these things? It seems really excessive considering that there was already a streetlight and I’m wondering how far their lights can really extend off of their own property.”

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09/15/14 1:45pm

“Dear PoPville,

Just wanted to let you know about a hit and run that happened around 3pm on Sunday outside of Satellite Room at the corner of Vermont and 9th.

An old gold/beige car with New Mexico plates blew through a stop sign and nailed a biker. Both the bike and the biker flipped over the hood of the car. The biker got up- shook himself off and moved to the curb. The driver rolled down her window– looked at him and then drove away. By the time I tried to get the license plate she was too far up 9th street.

I went over to the biker and he seemed to be ok- didn’t want me to call 911 but clearly visibly shaken. He wheeled his bike away shortly thereafter.

Im appalled by the way the driver handled this. For such a biking friendly city— I cannot tell you the number of times I have almost been hit by drivers not paying attention– and to then run……just despicable.”