Photo by PoPville flickr user Phil

From MPD:

“On Sunday, February 14, 2016, the 2016 Chinese New Year’s Parade will take place in the District of Columbia from 2:00 pm until 5:30 pm. In conjunction with this event, there will be several street closures that motorists should take into consideration:

The following streets will be closed on Sunday, February 14, 2016 from 10:00 am until 6:00 pm:

• I Street, NW from 5th Street, NW to 6th Street, NW

The following streets will be closed on Sunday, February 14, 2016 from 1:30 pm to 5:00 pm: (more…)

02/11/16 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 Jeter of Columbia Heights!”


“PeeWee of Fort Lincoln”


“Daisy of Cathedral Heights…..loving her snow day!”

02/11/16 2:45pm

2120 Vermont Avenue Northwest

This rental is located at 2120 Vermont Avenue, Northwest. The listing says:

“Unit in sought after Rhapsody available for Rent mid-February. LOCATION is everything. Mstr suite with walk-in closet, tub and shower. 2nd bedroom with large french door closet and private bath. Modern appointment with stainless and dark granite. Gets very good light. Best view in DC from huge roof deck w gas grill, gym, parking, one block from metro. 1000+ sq. ft and lots of closet space.”


You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/2 bath is going for $2,795/Mo.

02/11/16 2:25pm


“Dear PoPville,

I’ve been wondering for quite a while what the story is behind what I’ve dubbed the “Florida Avenue Folly” attached to the side of a house on Florida Ave. just before 16th St. It’s hard to get a shot of it due to the location and fence, but I was passing when the light was right for it today. Any thoughts?”

This peculiarity used to come up every year but it’s been a minute since someone asked. They are the remaining columns from the Henderson Manor Garden at 16th and Florida Ave, NW. In 2009 The Post’s Answerman dug up the full story. In part:

“Burnap’s 16th Street garden featured an open lawn bordered with shrubbery. A high wall faced Florida Avenue and turned the corner at 16th before stepping down to a low wall and ornamental iron fence. At the rear of the property, four Doric columns held up a hanging garden. Most striking was the intricate latticework that covered most of the interior walls.”

The garden eventually came to be called the Henderson Manor Garden, named after the castlelike mansion on the other side of Florida Avenue. By 1938, 2108 16th St. NW had been closed for a few seasons, although fetes were still held in its garden.

All that remains of his garden are four crumbling columns. Why were they left untouched? That wall might be attached to the rowhouse at 1618 Florida Ave., making it more trouble than it’s worth to remove.

Read the full story here.


02/11/16 2:00pm

Photo by PoPville flickr user fromcaliw/love

“Bike vs Bus

To the cyclist who was run off the road by a 96 metrobus last night at 6 p.m. at East Capitol and Kentucky SE, I saw the incident and reported it to WMATA with the bus ID number.

Very frightening behavior from a bus operator who ran cyclist off the road from a bike lane. The cyclist approached the stopped bus and asked the driver if he saw him. The bus pulled away and seemed to intentionally lurch toward that same cyclist half a block later while the bus was crossing the bike lane.”

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02/11/16 1:05pm

807 V Street, NW

“Dear PoPville,

I had an interesting interaction at Atlantic Cinema Theater tonight. I was going to see the 730 show of Hail Caesar. When I drove up to the theater the entire parking lane in front of the cinema had construction cones on the curb and emergency no parking signs on the street lights. I pulled out in front of one of the lights to read the restrictions since I assumed it was a daytime no parking order for a moving truck. I was shocked to see it was for a moving truck from 4:00 pm-11:00 pm. While I was looking at the sign a guy in a valet uniform from mj parking became up and asked me what I was doing. (more…)

02/11/16 12:30pm


This house is located at 1516 Kingman Place, Northwest. The listing says:

“After 1+yr of renov. this 3BR/3.5BA Logan rowhouse has been transformed into a chic, architectural work of art thats nearly twice its orig. size (approx. 2800 SF). Highlights inc European Oak floor thru main & upper lvl w/16ft planks in the Kit & Fam Rm, custom millwork, a glass & steel Nanawall system separating Kit from large deck & MBR ste w/spa bath & dressing rm. 2 car prkg. OPEN SAT/SUN 1-4!”

1516 Kingman Place Northwest

You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/3.5 bath is going for $1,895,000.