03/04/15 5:07pm

Photo by PoPville flickr user Peter Bjork

From the Mayor’s Office:

“The winter isn’t letting up and neither are our volunteers! Serve DC is encouraging volunteers from across the District to join the DC Citizen Snow Team! The DC Citizen Snow Team will assist seniors and residents with disabilities with shoveling and snow removal in the event of winter weather.

The District requires property owners (residential and commercial) to clear the sidewalks surrounding their property within 24 hours after a snowfall. Even a dusting of snow can pose a challenge for seniors or individuals with disabilities, which is why we are asking residents to volunteer their services to help keep everyone safe and make the winter a little easier on those in need.

Register online at our website or contact Melvyn Smith at 202-727-7970.”

03/04/15 4:30pm

From an email:

“JACK GREGORI, who sings every wed night at Madam’s Organ, auditioned and was picked on last night’s THE VOICE He’ll be on Team Adam…..but here at Madam’s he’s still Jack, the lead singer and guitarist for Human Country Jukebox.

A local DC real estate attorney, Jack hopes to use this opportunity to make a new career in the music industry.

Come see him tonight and every Wednesday (til Nashville calls) at Madam’s Organ”

2461 18th Street, NW

03/04/15 3:55pm

ArtView exterior 9th Street
Rendering courtesy ArtView

From a press release:

ArtView is a new mixed-use and sustainable building with six unique condominium homes, space for working artists, and about 2,000 square feet for a restaurant or other retailer. Urban Pace is now pre-selling the condos, scheduled for Fall 2015 delivery, with prices starting in the $700,000s.

ArtView condominiums’ contemporary design features will include floor-to-ceiling windows, nine-foot ceilings, reclaimed wide-plank oak solid wood flooring, full-size stackable laundry equipment, and abundant natural light. Penthouse units have a second level with a study and private roof deck with spectacular city views; select homes will feature private balconies. Each homeowner will have designated secure storage space in the building’s basement. ArtView is located just a few blocks from both the U Street Metro and Shaw Metro stations, and will offer indoor bike racks. (more…)

03/04/15 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 6-8 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.


“Introducing the newest addition to the family, Miss Eleanor, in DuPont Circle.”


“Harper from Ledroit Park”


“Pete Valentino, Dragon Tail Beta, Columbia Heights”

03/04/15 3:10pm

Photo via ‘Lift the sled ban on Capitol Hill’

From Change.org:

“The forecast calls for a sled-worthy snowstorm to hit Washington, D.C. in the next 24 hours, likely the last opportunity for the children of D.C. to partake in a favorite childhood pastime, sledding, this winter. In recent weeks, those attempting to sled on the Capitol grounds have been brusquely asked to leave the premise.

The Regulations currently read:

AOC Sledding Regulation
No person shall coast or slide a sled within Capitol Grounds. Skiing With the exception of the use of cross-country skis or snowshoes as a means for transportation, no person shall ski on any area within Capitol Grounds.

Please lift the sled ban and allow the children of D.C. (including those who are children at heart) to take advantage of the last bit of snow this winter.”

Sign the petition here.


“Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today wrote U.S. Capitol Police Board Chair Frank Larkin requesting a waiver of the sledding ban on Capitol Grounds effective from March 5-8 in anticipation of a snowstorm expected to drop a significant amount of snow in the District of Columbia. Members of Congress and the public can request a waiver of any of the Capitol Police Board Regulations. Last month, Norton wrote Larkin urging the U.S. Capitol Police Board to overturn of the prohibition on sledding on the Capitol Grounds. The Board has until March 26, 2015, to provide Norton with a formal response to her letter.

“This could be the last snowstorm the D.C. area gets this winter, and may be one of the best for sledding in years,” Norton said. “Children and their parents should able to enjoy sledding on one of the best hills in the city. This is a one-time waiver that will allow D.C. kids to sled while we await a more formal review of the ban, which will likely come after the last snow has fallen in our region. Have a heart, Mr. Larkin, a kid’s heart that is.”

Below is a copy of Norton’s letter: (more…)

03/04/15 2:55pm

2009 Vermont Avenue Northwest

This rental is located at 2009 Vermont Avenue, Northwest. The listing says:

“This beautiful two bedroom townhouse with hardwood floors, granite and stainless appliances in the renovated kitchen, offers you vibrant living in the U Street Corridor. Located just across the intersection from the U Street Metro and Metro bus stoops you can go anywhere in the DC metro area! A back patio and upper level deck offer outdoor spacing and leaves room for fenced parking for 1 car.”

You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/2 bath is going for $3,600/Mo.

03/04/15 2:39pm

Photo by PoPville flickr user District Shots

From the Mayor’s Office:

“Mayor Muriel Bowser will deploy the District Snow Team, starting at midnight Wednesday, March 4 with a full deployment of more than 200 snow trucks that will be on their routes by 2 am Thursday. The District has declared a snow emergency that will go into effect Thursday, March 5 at 7 am to allow the Snow Team to clear major streets curb-to-curb. Any vehicles parked along snow emergency routes (designated by red and white signs) after 7 am may be ticketed and towed.

The forecast calls for 5 to 8 inches of snow to fall through the day and end by 7 pm Thursday. The storm will begin as rain Wednesday night then mix with sleet before turning to all snow by 5 am. Snowfall will be heavy at times. Through most of Thursday, air and surface temperatures will be below freezing, so precipitation will stick. Overnight, Thursday into Friday, temperatures will fall well below freezing to a possible record low of 10F and remain below freezing through Friday.

Whatever the mode of travel, people are asked to be cautious because subfreezing temperatures are expected overnight. Motorists are asked to remove all snow from their vehicles before driving. Snow may blow back on following vehicles and cause accidents. Property owners are asked to put abrasives (pet-safe de-icer, rock salt or non-clumping kitty litter) on their sidewalks before the storm starts. Sidewalks are to be cleared within 24 hours after the end of the storm.

Snow Emergency Details

To learn where a vehicle has been towed, call the Towed Vehicle Locator office at 202.541.6083 or go to http://dpw.dc.gov/service/locate-towed-vehicle.

The snow emergency will remain in effect until an announcement is made that it has been lifted. Motorists are asked to tune into television and radio broadcast stations or go to www.snow.dc.gov for a notice that the snow emergency has been lifted.

Vehicles ticketed for a snow emergency violation and towed by DPW will be taken to the DPW Impound Lot at 5001 Shepherd Parkway, SW 20032. The lot is open weekdays from 8 am to 6 pm, the telephone number is 202.645.5500. The lot is closed weekends, holidays and when DC government is closed. Vehicles also may be towed by private towing companies, and vehicle owners can learn where their vehicle has been towed by calling the Towed Vehicle Locator office at 202.541.6083. To have an impounded vehicle released, these fees must be paid before the vehicle will be released:

· $250 ticket for the snow emergency violation.
· $100 tow fee.
· $20 per day storage fee.

Additional fees also may be required to be paid, e.g., fees for tickets older than 60 days that have not been entered into the adjudication system.”


“In advance of the storm, Metro is advising customers of several service changes based on current weather forecasts:

Metrobus service will operate on a Moderate Snow Plan. In the interest of safety, the moderate snow plan keeps buses from operating on hilly terrain, narrow streets and other problem areas. Some routes are suspended under the Moderate Snow Plan, while others operate on detours. Visit wmata.com for details.
• In addition, Metrobus school trips in the District of Columbia (service to DC Public Schools and Public Charter Schools) will operate unless school is cancelled.
• Additional service changes may be necessary on Thursday based on weather and road conditions. All changes will be announced via MetroAlerts and posted to the Bus Alerts page at wmata.com.

• Due to the weather forecast and expected road conditions, all MetroAccess paratransit service will be SUSPENDED for the entire day on Thursday, March 5.
• The MetroAccess call center is in the process of notifying customers with existing reservations.

• All Metrorail stations will open at 5 a.m. with train service both above- and below-ground.
• Every effort will be made to maintain rail service during the storm; however, weather-related delays are possible.
• Customers are encouraged to check wmata.com before starting their trip or sign up for MetroAlerts to receive updated service information by email or text message.”