03/03/15 1:25pm

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Phil

@smithsonian tweets:

“Our policy on #selfie sticks, TLDR version: Take those selfies but leave the stick in your bag”

Their full press release says:

“For the safety of our visitors and collections, the Smithsonian prohibits the use of tripods or monopods in our museums and gardens. Effective today, March 3, monopod selfie sticks are included in this policy.

This is a preventive measure to protect visitors and objects, especially during crowded conditions.

We encourage museum visitors to take selfies and share their experiences—and leave the selfie sticks in their bags.”

03/03/15 12:55pm

1839 1st Street Northwest

This unit is located at 1839 1st Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Renovated Penthouse in Bloomingdale! Light throughout. Open living area with gas fireplace, hdwd floors in all rooms. open kitchen with skylight w/ SS .Huge master and west-facing bay windows and en suite bath. 2BR has desk nook and dual access full bath. Private balcony. Across street are Red Hen/District Yoga. 4 huge closets+storage room.W/D in unit. Blocks to shaw metro. Pets ok LOW CONDO FEE”

You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/2 bath is going for $469,000 ($257 monthly fee.)

03/03/15 12:25pm

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From the Wizards facebook page:

“Black History Month is an annual celebration where we honor and recognize the contributions that African Americans have made to history. Join Monumental Sports & Entertainment as we reflect on some great inspirations of Black History. Check out our month long celebration on www.nba.com/wizards/BHM-2015 #inspire #wizardscare #BHM #nbacares #DREAM #King #Leonsis”

03/03/15 11:50am

From a press release:

“It’s official- Glover Park Hardware has a new home in the neighborhood! After a two month search, local hardware store Glover Park Hardware is pleased to announce they’ve found a new storefront at 2233 Wisconsin Ave NW.

The new Glover Park Hardware boasts 7,500 sq. ft. of retail space and is located just a few doors away from their previous location at 2251 Wisconsin Ave NW. Customers can expect to see movement in the store as soon as March, with an anticipated re-opening date of April 2015. Store owners Gina Schaefer and Marc Friedman are thrilled to stay in the neighborhood where it first opened in 2005. “We love our Glover Park Community and we were committed to reopening in this neighborhood,” says Schaefer.”

Ed. Note: 2233 Wisconsin Avenue, NW is the complex also home to Einstein Bagels:

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03/03/15 11:20am

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Entrance at door to the right at 1610 14th Street, NW

Another beauty from the Mindful Restaurant Group (Aqua Al 2, Ghibellina, Denson). You can see their drink and dinner menus here. Looks like live music is coming too. Sotto’s hours are:

“Monday closed

Tuesday-Thursday 6pm-2am
(Kitchen closes at 10:30)

Friday & Saturday 6pm-3am
(Kitchen closes at 11:30)

Sunday closed”

Check out the awesome photos by Amir Lowery below.

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03/03/15 10:30am

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Thanks to a reader for sending:

“a candy store (I think the same one as in Chinatown Ed. Note: similar looking but not the same folks) appears to be coming to Union Station, in the same space where the Papyrus used to be. (Papyrus recently moved to a different space in another part of Union Station.)”

Sugar Factory’s facebook page says:

“Sugar Factory has made confections part of popular culture and has turned sweets into the latest designer accessory. Best known for its signature Couture Pops, iconic superstars including Britney Spears, Drake, Nicole Scherzinger, Kim Kardashian, Eva Longoria, Carmen Electra and Rupert Grint are just a few of the celebrities who have either endorsed or have been spotted with the sparkly lollipops. The celebrity affiliations have made Couture Pops an international phenomenon with widespread media attention from The Today Show, Daily Mail, AOL, Good Morning America, People, Extra and more.

Colorful candy bins line the walls and walkways of the retail stores, where stylish retail for all ages hang from walls and racks. Signature candies such as fudge-covered pretzel sticks, milk chocolate-covered Oreos and Rice Krispies Treats® coated with frosting appeal to the most discerning sweet tooth. Freshly made gelato available in an array of flavors cool off and delight guests. Framed photographs of celebrities holding various Couture Pops hang high from the walls, making Sugar Factory more than just a retail store; it’s also a popular spot for sightseeing.”

03/03/15 9:40am

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Photo by PoPville flickr user  Huma Imtiaz

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