10/08/15 3:45pm

Boat Home Tour Poster 2015

“Finally, it’s back! After a two-year hiatus Southwest DC’s colorful liveaboard community will open its doors to visitors on Saturday, October 10 from 10 AM to 2 PM. The self‐guided tour at Gangplank Marina takes visitors inside up to 20 of the most fun and unique homes in Washington DC. Owners and docents will also be available to answer questions about the boat‐homes and the liveaboard lifestyle. This is only the fourth time that the homes of Gangplank Marina have been open to the public, and the chance to tour this unique community is not to be missed. (more…)

10/08/15 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.


“Murphy from Columbia Heights feeling last night”


“Gary, formerly of Shaw and now living in San Francisco, takes playtime very seriously.”


“Donna needs bail money.”

10/08/15 3:10pm

pain sculpture

From Fox 5:

“A District employee who works in the Mayor’s Office of Religious Affairs has been charged with possession with intent to distribute cocaine.

Officers say they found Lorenzo Sanders inside the apartment along with a large amount of cocaine, cash, drug paraphernalia, three unused ski masks, cell phones and a notepad with names and phone numbers.

Lorenzo Sanders is a clerical assistant working for the Mayor’s Office of Religious Affairs. He was hired in 2012 under the Vincent Gray administration and was a holdover in the current administration.”

You can read the full report here.

807 25th Street Northwest

Today’s rental is located at 807 25th Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Charming, One Bedroom & Den ), in Foggy Bottom! Hardwoods, Kitchen w/Gas Cooking, Granite, and Stainless Appliances. Lovely Bath w/ Jacuzzi, Berber Carpet in Bedrooms, Front Brick Patio as well as a Private Back Patio. Close to GWU, World Bank, IMF, Foggy Bottom Metro, Kennedy Center, Restaurants, and More.”


You can see more photos here.

This 1 bed/1 bath is going for $2,500/Mo.

10/08/15 2:25pm

Photo by PoPville flickr user Joe Flood

“Dear PoPville,

In this world it seems crazy to complain about something like this…..but here I go….

I have a situation with my neighbor (I will refer to her as “Nasty Neighbor”) who also happens to be the President of our 11 unit coop board. (don’t ask how that happened…it’s too long a story) I realize there is nothing I can really do, but was wondering if the PoPville community might have some suggestions or thoughts on what they would do…..if they have found or were to find themselves in this kind of situation. I’ve polled a bunch of friends/random people and have received some pretty amazing responses. So…..I wanted to pose the issue to you.

“Nasty” has had a problem with me and my family for the 3 years she has been sharing a space with us. She bought her place for 700k we bought ours for 125k. Wants a gate installed across the entire property to block the people on 15th street out, can’t see outside of “House Rules, no matter what the logical reasons for breaking them might be, objected to a ping pong table in our back area, because it might be too noisy for her, locks our kids out of the shared vestibule, when she can see them playing outside in the front yard. You get the picture. (more…)

10/08/15 2:10pm

Photo by PoPville flickr user brunofish

Replace metal porch awning

“Our house in Petworth has one of those prefab metal awnings covering the front porch, and we’d like to remove it and replace it with an actual roof. Has anyone had experience with a project like this? Looking for any recommended contractors and/or ideas about price (we’re already seeking estimates but are curious about other folks’ experiences).”

You can see all forum topics and add your own here. If you are having trouble uploading your question please email me at princeofpetworth(at)gmail Please Note this is NOT an events calendar.

mm mosque
1519 4th Street, NW

Thanks to a reader for passing on: “I thought PoPville might want to learn about this appalling situation. The good folks at the mosque on 4th Street in Truxton Circle circulated this flier warning about anti-Muslim demonstrations this weekend.”

“Notice of Demonstration

“Masjid Muhammad (MM) was recently notified by federal and local law enforcement agencies That anti-Muslim demonstrations are scheduled for October 9th & 10th in front of 20 mosques Across the country. There is a possibility that one of these demonstrations could take place at any time in front of MM on Friday or Saturday and may occur during our Salatul Jumma prayer service. (more…)

10/08/15 12:50pm

This house is located at 1714 Newton Street, Northeast. The listing says:

“Charming and spacious! Classic end-unit rowhouse in the heart of Brookland. Three bedrooms and study upstairs plus huge master walk-in closet. Nicely renovated kitchen and baths. Lower level in-law suite with full bath, kitchen, and separate entrance. Fantastic large fenced yard with patio for grilling. Driveway, garage, plus walk-up attic for storage! Walk to metro, shops, and restaurants.”

You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/2 bath is going for $649,000.