09/16/14 4:45pm

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Photo of Yards Park by PoPville flickr user caroline.angelo

From a press release:

“Whether you’re vegan, vegetarian, or veg-curious, DC VegFest is the place to be on September 20th from 11am-6pm. More than 15,000 Washingtonians and visitors alike are expected to attend this yearly celebration of the best of everything vegetarian in and around the nation’s capital.

“From free vegan food samples and cooking demos to a kids’ activity area and live music, DC VegFest has something for everyone,” says Erica Meier, Executive Director of Compassion Over Killing. “Now in its sixth year, this free outdoor event is the perfect way to spend a beautiful fall afternoon with your family and friends – including your furry four-legged friends who can enjoy free treats in our new Barking Lot.”

During this day-long celebration, more than 100 exhibitors, partners, and sponsors will showcase a wide range of products, services and resources to help Washingtonians discover why eating a plant-based diet and choosing vegetarian foods is one of the best ways to help protect our health, the planet, and animals.

DC VegFest will take place at Yards Park, corner of N St and 1st St SE, Washington, DC, and attendees will have the opportunity to: (more…)

09/16/14 3:55pm

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1438 U Street, NW

“Dear PoPville,

I’m wondering if you know what the latest is on 1438 U St., which last I heard was purchased for use as an Indian cultural center, about a year ago. The site seems to be worsening by the day, with people spending all day in the doorway, drinking, urinating, vomiting and littering. Do we have any hope of seeing this place become something worthwhile for the neighborhood?”

Anyone know/hear if the Indian Cultural Center is still coming?

09/16/14 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 3-4 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.

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Photo by Chase Olivieri

“Zoey from T Street!”

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“Zipper and Fitzz in Trinidad”

09/16/14 3:15pm

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Tim Brown’s Pictures

From Duffy’s [2106 Vermont Ave, NW]:

“The Nats have the Chance to Clinch The NL East tonight at Atlanta.

We will have the game with sound on all 16 TVs

Free Hot Dogs During Game for anyone wearing Nats gear!

$5 16oz Nats Punch

Free Shots of Jameson to anyone wearing Nats gear at end of game When Title is Clinched!

Go Nats!”

And don’t forget, you can buy your playoff tickets Monday.

09/16/14 3:00pm

2800 WISCONSIN AVE NW

This rental is located at 2800 Wisconsin Ave, NW. The listing says:

“400 sq. ft. studio is available for an October 1 move-in in a pet-friendly doorman building in Glover Park / Cathedral Heights. Apartment comes with three closets, a great balcony, sunrise and sunset views, separate storage unit, and utilities included (except internet and TV). It’s a great and cozy studio with a nice layout.

Apartment is a 5 minute walk from Whole Foods, Washington Sports Club, CVS, restaurants and bars. Street parking is easy. Bus stops one to two blocks away take you to Dupont, Georgetown and downtown.

I am the current renter and have lived here for three years. You’d be subletting from me to finish out my lease, which runs until Sept. 2015. Owner of condo works through local management company, which is very responsive. Move-in date is October 1.”

You can see a few more photos here.

This studio is going for $1500/Mo.

09/16/14 2:10pm

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Photo by PoPville flickr user JamesCalder

Idea for Reducing Parking Congestion:

“I’ve been living in DC for the past two years, but didn’t have a car until the past few weeks after my commute changed. (I’m currently in Columbia Heights.) I’m not familiar with what DOT has tried to reduce parking congestion (other than discouraging vehicle ownership), but I thought residential areas could benefit from this idea that I haven’t seen discussed here.

Most of the time, when I’m looking for a spot, I’ll notice that cars are poorly spaced. Often, enough so that one could fit 2-3 additional cars on a block if the cars were properly spaced.

I’d propose that DC paint lines or even short markers (~ft long) from the sidewalk out to mark parking spots sized appropriately for a normal length vehicle like this:

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Most people will try to fit somewhat in the lines, which would help to reduce the likelihood that one or two poorly spaced cars eliminate spots.

Anyone have any thoughts or criticisms of the idea?”

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