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1240 9th St, NW

Feels like we’ve been talking a ton about yoga lately – well here’s one more.  Shaw Yoga is now open above Lost & Found on 9th Street by the Convention Center.

“Namaste Shaw! We are thrilled to open the doors of our light-filled studio to the Shaw and greater DC Community. Yoga means union: of body and mind, of individuals, of intention and action. Shaw Yoga sits at a crossroads in DC. Walk out of the studio and look left, and you see the houses and smaller businesses of Uptown. Look right, and the bustle of Downtown greets you. Across the street sits the Convention Center. To this urban union point, we bring the uniting opportunity of yoga. Come relax, breathe, stretch, sweat, strengthen, and grow with us.”

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Open House: Lee and Marty from ChristineDriscoll on Vimeo.

“The first two episodes follow one character, Tabitha, while she looks for a spot in a group house in the competitive and high-strung world of DC group houses. As anyone familiar with the process knows, the challenge of convincing strangers that you are the best possible version of yourself is sometimes demeaning, always strange, and often funny.”

Open House: George and Chuck from ChristineDriscoll on Vimeo.

1437 Spring Rd. Nw

This rental is located at 1437 Spring Rd. NW. The listing says:

“Bright sunny, recently remodeled condo with large bedroom.

-washer/dryer in unit
-dishwasher
-central a/c and heat
-large walk-in closet with built in shelving
-large bedroom close with built-in shelving
-gas stove and oven
-stainless steal applicances
-granite countertops
-jacuzzi bathtub
-gas fireplace
-high ceilings and crown moulding
-bike storage in building

close to 16th street buses, metro, bikeshare station, shopping, restaurants and bars.”

You can see more photos here.

This 1 bed/1 bath is going for $1,650/Mo.

05/22/15 1:20pm

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Kevin Wolf

“Dear PoPville,

Here’s our dilemma and we are looking for advice and insight.

We’ve redone our basement apartment in our new house (less than 2 months ownership) in the hopes of renting it out and mitigating the monthly mortgage payment. However, we are finding that it is rather loud down there–footsteps and voices carry, and we have two kids under 5. We are now considering trying to do Air BnB instead of having a renter so that we do not have to be on tenterhooks about any noises disturbing our renter at any time and instead can just be careful about volume whenever someone is in the basement as an Air BnB client.

The house is under 1 mile from the Brookland metro, and the basement is about 500 sq feet with two rooms, a bathroom, a kitchen, its own entrance and its own washer/dryer. Would it make more sense to rent it and have a consistent stream of money coming in while being very careful with noise every day OR to try the Air BnB market where we’d be able to be more relaxed about kids’ play and general ambient noises, but we would have to make up any differences in monthly payments ourselves? Convince me!”

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6445 Luzon Avenue Northwest

This unit is located at 6445 Luzon Avenue, Northwest. The listing says:

“Great Location! Great Building! Spacious 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath, well cared for Coop Building, Coop Fee covers everything except TV & Phone.Convenient to 16th Street and Ga Ave public transportation, and Downtown Silver Spring.”

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You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/1 bath is going for $205,000 ($826 monthly fee.)

05/22/15 12:25pm

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.

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“Clovis and Otis, from the Kingman Park neighborhood!”

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“Reed from U Street.”

05/22/15 11:45am

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Beau Finley

From WMATA:

“Reconstruction of the Metrorail system will continue over the Memorial Day weekend of May 22-25 with service adjustments on five of six rail lines beginning at 10 p.m. Friday and continuing through system closing on Monday.

Green Line trains will operate at regular intervals throughout the weekend; Red Line trains will operate every 20 minutes with additional service between 9AM-9PM each day. On Saturday and Sunday only, Orange, Silver, Blue and Yellow line trains will operate every 24 minutes. On Monday, Orange and Silver line trains will operate every 15 minutes, while Blue and Yellow line trains will run every 18 minutes.

Memorial Day service information
On Memorial Day, Monday, May 25, Metrorail will open at 7 a.m. and close at midnight. Trains will operate on a Sunday schedule. Off-peak fares will be in effect all day, and parking will be free at all Metrorail parking facilities.”

From MPD:

Scheduled Street Closures National Memorial Day Parade

On Monday, May 25, 2015, the National Memorial Day Parade will start at 2:00 pm. The streets along the following route will be closed from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm.

Staging Area 7th Street, NW between Constitution Avenue & Independence Avenue, SW
Parade Area Constitution Avenue between 7th Street & 19th Street, NW
Dispersal Area Virginia Avenue between Constitution Avenue & 22nd Street, NW”

From DPR:

“Mayor Muriel Bowser will visit the Banneker Pool. DPR has a mystery jumper scheduled to cannonball into the pool. DPR has 18 outdoor pools, 24 spray parks and 4 children’s pools, as well as 11 indoor pools.

The DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) announced today that it will open all its outdoor aquatic features (17 outdoor pools, 24 spray parks and four children’s pools) to kick off the 2015 summer season, on Saturday, May 23rd, leading into the Memorial Day holiday.

The District’s outdoor pools will remain open for the entire Memorial Day weekend – Saturday, Sunday and Monday – from 12 pm to 6 pm. DC’s spray parks will also be open for the entire holiday weekend from 10 am to 7 pm. District residents with acceptable proof of residency can swim free of charge at all DPR pools; non-District residents must pay a fee.

DPR’s administrative offices, indoor aquatic facilities, recreation and community centers will be closed Monday, May 25th for the Memorial Day holiday. All permitted events will take place as scheduled and all fields will be open.

Immediately following the Memorial Day weekend, all outdoor aquatic facilities will operate on weekends only (Saturday and Sunday), from 12 pm to 6 pm, until Sunday, June 21st. Starting the next day, on Monday, June 22nd, all outdoor pools and spray parks will begin their regular summer schedules. All outdoor pools are open six days a week, and are closed one day for cleaning and maintenance. Spray parks will operate seven days a week.

Following is a complete listing of DPR’s outdoor and children’s pools, and spray park sites: (more…)