08/27/15 10:22pm


There’s been a lot of talk, understandably, here about crime lately so I wanted to know what folks thought about the Mayor’s new Safer, Stronger DC legislative campaign? The highlights are above but you can read a more complete version in the PDF below:

public_safety_agenda (PDF)

From the Mayor:

“Dear Washingtonians,

The District has lost the lives of 103 residents to homicide in 2015. Every life is precious, every loss is tragic. And we do not sit idly by as our community suffers.

Over the past few weeks, I have updated you on the increase in violent crime in DC, and what my Administration is doing to address it. We have put more police officers on our streets, walking beats. With the support of the community, we have ramped up our efforts to find and arrest criminals, resulting in a higher crime closure rate than most cities our size. We developed new strategies to fight synthetic drugs. And we launched initiatives to strengthen the relationship between MPD officers and the community – including our Body Worn Camera program.

I want to thank my public safety team and our law enforcement officers, who are working around the clock to keep DC safe.

We are acting with vigor and we are making progress. And there is more we will do. Today, I announced a public safety agenda that will make DC safer and stronger. The agenda, which you can view HERE, includes a number of legislative and administrative measures that will help us prevent crime, and address crime when it happens. Be sure to continue to check mayor.dc.gov/saferstronger for updates.

We will: (more…)

08/27/15 10:01pm

Photo from 16th and Irving St NW in Columbia Heights on Friday by PoPville reader Amanda

Congrats to PoPville pick textdoc with:

“When the monkey on your back gets to be too much for you, sit it down on a bench.”

Congrats to PoP pick anonymous with:

“You really get me.”

Honorable mention to Kay with:

“Catfished. Again.”

Winners please email (princeofpetworth@gmail.com) so I have your names and get back to you for when you can pick them up at the next happy hour.

08/27/15 10:00pm


Nope, nope, I’m sorry I tried. I looked at it from many different angles – with the building at the corner in the frame – I’m sorry I still don’t like it. I really did try though.  And to be honest the photos look better here than it did in person – you can’t really see the cinder block mass on the sides…  Awesome location though!



08/27/15 4:25pm

3319 Connecticut Avenue, NW

From an email:

“Come and join us Thursday, August 27th for a tap takeover with Maryland’s RAR Brewing! Starting at 6pm our taps will be all RAR including Grapefruit Necta IPA, Jackson County Blackberry Saison, Groove City Hefe, Bucktown Brown Ale, Checkpoint Pale Ale, Minelayer Sasion and the Bottom Feeder Blonde. All beers will be $7 all night long with one of the owners JT Merryweather hand to talk shop and answer questions. Hope to see you all then to help us say sayonara to summer by tasting what is fast becoming the best brewery in the state of Maryland. And ain’t the beer cold!”

08/27/15 3:45pm


Thanks to a reader for sending:

“Dalton Potter and Jim Kelly are excited to announce that The Potter Violin Company will be adding an additional location in the summer of 2016. Together, they have purchased the historic landmark, the Blair Mansion, on 7711 Eastern Ave in Silver Spring/Takoma Park. The new store will be over 12,000 square feet and will include expanded showrooms, larger work space for luthiers and a large room for recitals, workshops and meetings. Renovations will start soon and the anticipated grand opening is spring of 2016.”

08/27/15 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 2 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 Ginger – the resident stick collector of Adams Morgan – hitting the stick jackpot on an afternoon walk.”


“Pet-sitting Grendel, Lanier Heights.”


“Kai: Cathedral Heights”